The Film Fest entries grew too large to include with this post, so they got their own posting on Tuesday. I think I just may make that their regular posting day.
On the Convention front, Palmdale, CA has Ani-Magic, an Anime Con this weekend. In Salt Lake City Anime Banzai will also be running games, cosplay, and lots of Anime guests.
Rockville, MD (a suburb of Washington, DC) is holding CapClave 2009, a ReaderCon with Author GOH Harry Turtledove. Hosted by the Washington Science Fiction Association October 16th through the 18th, they will also be presenting the WSFA Small Press Award at CapClave, and are releasing Reincarnations by Harry Turtledove, available only through the WSFA.
ValleyCon 35 is also this weekend in Fargo, ND, with Author GOH George R.R. Martin and Media GOH Peter Jurasik. ValleyCon is a general SciFi/Fantasy/Comics/Gaming convention.
For movies, Where the Wild Things Are looks to be the most interesting new choice for this weekend. The Road, originally scheduled to be released this week, is now slated for November 25th.