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Jun 25, 2007

come on in, the water's fine

Those of you who read blogs besides Final Girl...surely, there must be one or two of you...have perhaps encountered the phenomenon known as the blog-a-thon. Basically, the blog-a-thon is a great melding of the minds about a common subject all across the super cyberverse: a blogger chooses a topic, gives a date, and folks who choose to participate write about the given subject (for a more comprehensive- and probably coherent- definition and history of the blog-a-thon, head over to The Film Vituperatem where filmsquish lays it all out for you, including a handy dandy blog-a-thon calendar).

Well, folks, it's my turn to play hostess with the mostess. Pull up your pants and get ready for:

Yes, yes, perhaps it's a wee trite to host a Friday the 13th Blog-a-Thon on Friday the 13th, but who cares? Let's get it on.

If you're still feeling in the dark, here's the skinny: in my dreams, on Friday, July 13th the blogosphere will come alive Frampton-style as peeps posts anything and everything about the Friday the 13th film series, or anything and everything that falls under that umbrella. Unlike the Final Girl Film Club, posts made during the blog-a-thon don't have to be simple reviews: say whatever you want to say. Want to talk about the old 8-bit Friday the 13th video game? Fine. Want to write a plot synopsis for your fantasy Friday film, Jason vs Those Animated Penguins I'm So Fucking Tired Of? Go for it. Maybe an epic poem about the twins from The Final Chapter, or a profile on Harry Manfredini, or a haiku about the first time you saw a Friday film, or...well, I think you get it.

As the cruise director throwing this big fat shindig, Final Girl will act as Blog-a-Thon Central on July 13th. Writers can email me (or comment with) links to their posts and I'll include them with whatever I'm going to write that day. If you don't have your own site or blog, sorry, that's no excuse not to participate! You can send me a file and I'll go ahead and post your content for you, right here at Final Girl. Once more, it's proven: I live to give.

There's so very much that can be said about the Friday the 13th films, and I hope my first shot at a blog-a-thon really gets people thinkin' and a-writin' and we all come up with some sweet content. Be there and/or be square!

THE FRIDAY THE 13th BLOG-A-THON
FRIDAY, JULY 13th, 2007

13 comments:

Adam Ross said...

Triter yet would be to hold a Saturday the 14th Blog-a-thon on the following day, but I don't know if I have it in me to watch that movie again, much less say something worthwhile about it.

Squish said...

Sweet Stacie. I updated my calendar, and let Piper and Eddie know about it too.(Lazy Eye Theater & Edward Copeland on Film)

Piper said...

Nice. I too will update my calendar with it.

rural juror said...

Genius genius genius...

Stacie Ponder said...

Thanks for the calendar adds, y'all.

I'm really stoked to see what people come up with. Stoked, I tells ya!

Cinebeats said...

Groovy! I'm in.

Bob The Wordless said...

Is it okay to link your pic to my blog?

This is a blogathon I'm eagerly waiting for!

Stacie Ponder said...

Bob- absolutely! Spread the word. The more the merrier.

valter said...

Count me in!

brainbug said...

I'll do my part.

Nick Frame said...

Count me in too, added a link to you over at DVD Trash. Nice idea!

Nick

Erich Kuersten said...

Oh my God! it starts tomorrow! I'll be sending my link at midnight on the bloody dot

Chadzilla said...

My entry will post at midnight. What a great way to start off my 40th birthday!