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11/07/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Pure Magic Films has announced their new fantasy-themed comedy film gamerZ will premiere in Glasgow on the opening night of the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention.

Traditionally known as Worldcon, this is an international cultural festival devoted to science fiction and fantasy. The event, which takes place in a different international city each year, attracts thousands of science fiction and fantasy fans from all over the world and is home to the top prize in literary science fiction, the Hugo Awards.

"It's a tremendous honour to be part of Worldcon", says writer- director Robbie Fraser, "our film is a warm, offbeat romance set in a world of strange young fantasy-heads. It's definitely a Scottish story but we very much hope it will have instant appeal to the global science fiction and fantasy community. I am very excited that gamerZ will receive its first outing among friends."

Producer Paul Gavin adds, "We are incredibly excited that the World Science Fiction Convention is being held in Scotland this year. It allows us to premiere at a world-class event, in the film's home town of Glasgow to a cross-section of our international audience."

"We are delighted and honoured that Pure Magic Films has chosen Worldcon to premiere this film." says Worldcon co-chairman Colin Harris. "It is particularly appropriate given that gamerZ is set in Scotland and was filmed in the same year the World Science Fiction Convention returns to Glasgow."

GamerZ is co-financed by Scottish Screen and SMG under the New Found Films scheme.

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