It’s Harry Potter’s birthday! Re-read the books, watch the movies, play Quidditch, cast spells, fight evil and enjoy the day!
The Halloween Hootenanny is coming up soon. I hope to start actually in the middle of September. For the last two weeks of that month I’ll have two weeks of reviews of Halloween or monster related TV shows. Each week will have a different theme and I’ll aim for three shows per week. When we get to October I’ll continue doing three reviews per weeks and on themes throughout that month. Also in October I will add in a Friday feature and right now I am leaning towards doing a 1940’s horror film every Friday that month. I am hoping to get back into writing more in August but it will only be occasionally because my work is still busy through summer and I want to allow some extra time to get ready for doing all those Halloween related reviews. However for August I will aim to have these topics out at least.
-It came from the Bargain Bin featuring the two 1970’s Captain America films.
-a review of the 1957 film The Black Scorpion which I just picked up at Goodwill and have not seen since like the late 1990’s.
-some pictures of some Super Hero book hedgehogs I made at a recent program
-something about games and sports in sci-fi
-also the debut of a new monthly feature. If you have been following the blog for a while you may remember back when Mechagodzilla hosted “Mecha G’s monster of the month”. Now I have hired on a former cartoon villain to host an animated villain of the month feature. I won’t reveal who this villain/host is yet, but feel free to guess in the comment section.
Here are some pics from a recent program at one of the bigger libraries in our county ( I work at one of the medium sized ones). That’s my daughter with R2 and me with a stormtrooper. My son was too shy to pose with a character, but we took a picture of him playing a game at the library. The doodle was something my wife did. Yes we are looking forward to the new film.
Batman visited my place of work the other day and he brought his Batmobile with him. This year’s summer reading theme is super heroes so he tied right in with my theme. We had over 1,300 people come to the library that day which is well over three times what we would get on a regular Saturday in the summer. It was the biggest crowd I have seen at a library event in my 15 plus years of working for the system. It was chaos, but very cool. Here are some Batmobile pics and a link to a video done by the local paper.
Halloween is less than four months away. The beginning of my Halloween Hootenanny will start even before that. I’m hoping to start with reviews of Halloween and scary related TV shows in mid-September and run it through to the big holiday in October 31st. I’m currently making lists of shows to include and narrowing it down. Hope you stop by for the festivities! Bring you own candy corn.