The Uncanny 2014 – A Year in Review

As the year comes to a close, it’s time to take a look at what we, as the Uncanny Book-Club, have achieved during the year. Not just us on a website, but all of us. Together. Because without you guys, this would all be for naught.

There are only a few days of 2014 left and we hope you’ve all made it through the holidays, having had a lovely time and having eaten delicious food while spending time with your loved ones. Now that 2014 is almost over and we’ll have to get used to write 2015 at the end of the date, let’s have a look at the year we’ve had.

Thanks, Guys!

First of all, we couldn’t have done any of this without you. You are all the people who came to our events, who helped us set up events and made it possible that we hosted events. Venues where we were allowed to stay. Companies that invite us to press screenings and send us goodies that we can raffle off. The comics we get way before they’re on sale.

So thanks! Without any of you, we couldn’t have done it. You are the ones to keep us going, you are the ones who make us work a bit harder so that you get the most out of our events and our website.

The Next Level: The Verein

The biggest news is actually still in progress. We’ve founded a Verein called The Uncanny Book-Club which means we’re officially a legal entity. This enables us to not only get you better events, but also makes us even more of a force to be reckoned with. We’ll have more access to things than ever before and we are in talks with several people for better outreach on our part.

We can’t really tell you what all this is as of right now, but be aware that it will be awesome.


zff_zurich_film_festival_coverHere’s the part where we thank Silvia. Not only is she a die-hard movie fan, but also a skilled photographer and has great journalistic skills. During the ten days of the ZFF, she was always where the good stuff happened and posted pictures. But not only that, she also delivered exclusive content in form of video recording that caused us to get our own YouTube-Channel.

And even though Silvia’s camera died at the end of the ZFF, we will be back next year. Because that’s a lot of fun.

See all of Silvia’s amazing stuff (and some of Dom’s) here.

The Fault in Our Stars

The Fault In Our Stars is a Faithful and Touching Adaptation of the Novel by John Green

The Fault In Our Stars is a Faithful and Touching Adaptation of the Novel by John Green

In June, Warner Bros. Switzerland approached us if we wanted to host a fan premiere for the movie adaptation of John Green’s bestseller The Fault in Our Stars starring Shailene Woodley.

On a Saturday morning, we had an entire cinema to ourselves and we got to see the movie before anyone else did. It was awesome. Warner Bros. even served us some breakfast for us to calm down a minute after the movie.

It was also the day we made it on TV. Swiss TV Mag VideoGang was at the premiere as well and interviewed some Uncannies.

Check out the entire event coverage here.

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Guardians of the Galaxy have nothing going for them, but awe nontheless.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have nothing going for them, but awe nontheless.

In late August, Marvel’s latest movie Guardians of the Galaxy hit cinemas. We were able to secure a number of great tickets at Metropol cinema and, in the end, 36 people came to see the film with us.

This was the biggest Uncanny Event to date and we hope you all enjoyed the movie as much as we did.

Check it all out here.

The Future

In the coming year, we’ll be back to having book club meetings after having found quite the spectacular location. We’ll also have more of our monthly comic book raids and more movie nights. And we’re – of course – trying to get you better deals on all the things that cost us money. No promises, but we’ll see what we can do.

With that, we wish you a very happy new year. Have fun and we’ll catch you on the flipside! Have fun!

About Dom

Possessing nigh-encyclopaedic knowledge when it comes to comic books and movies, Dom is one of the co-founders of the Uncanny Book-Club. He also enjoys movies, and going to the cinema.

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