Monday, May 23, 2011

Two Blogathons to Watch

I have an announcement to make:

For those of you still recovering from the wonderful Classic Films of 1939 Blogathon and for those of you who've missed it, there's more fun on the way. Nathanael, over at Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear and Caroline at Garbo Laughs, are both hosting two separate blogathons for June. Nathanael has declared a Roger Corman Blogathon for June 17-19 and Caroline will be hosting the Queer Film Blogathon on June 27. Are you excited? 'Cause I am.

Anybody who loves film has to feel at least some fondness for Roger Corman, the man who has worked tirelessly for over fifty years doing what he loves, the man who influenced and inspired scores of famous directors, and the man who gave us decades of cult film classics. Last year, he received an Honorary Academy Award in recognition for his achievements. He just turned 85 this year and is thankfully still with us. So please, hurry over to Forgotten Classics of Yesteryear and sign up for a slot. Nathanael's got a good list going already and for those who need added incentives, he's promising some prizes for the best review/article.

Caroline is a woman of great ambition (what else can you expect from someone who tackles The Rules of the Game?) and is putting a lot of effort and love into this blogathon, which will also be hosted on Facebook. The purpose is to focus on "lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or otherwise non-heterosexual, non-gender-binary depictions or personages in film." Caroline has posted a small list of possible films on her blog to provide inspiration for any who wish to participate, but you can also take on books, star biographies, and even pictorial posts, just so long as it's relevant.

I'll be posting my own entries to each blogathon here of course, as well as encouraging others to post. But even if you don't choose to participate, please consider dropping by to read and comment--that always counts.

Photos gratefully credited to Dsata's blog Pictures, one of the best picture sources around.


  1. Thank you Rachel for your nice words !

  2. You're welcome, Dsata. I'm glad to sing your praises since I'm constantly checking your blog.