as Christopher Walken would say, Wow.
Wowie. Wow Wow Wow.
The Great Villain Blogathon has far exceeded anything we expected.
you were wonderful and a pleasure to work with, taking this fun idea to an actual operational event! Bloggers, you were all fantastic, enthusiastic and creative, choosing villains ranging from the huge and infamous to the important but overshadowed, to the unexpected but thought provoking. In every case we read fascinating profiles of actors or figures that left a mark on movie fans, in some cases possibly literally. From silent to foreign, from animated to political to Shakespearean, whether from teenage nightmares, Hitchcock or comic books, we had a gloriously grotesque assortment of Big Bads brought to life by masterful actors.
Now that the fun has come to a screeching halt, we’re a little sad.
So of course the only prescription is more Villain. We announce right now that The Great Villain Blogathon will be an annual event, so grab your calendars, and get to thinking about what villains didn’t get attention this time around.
Luckily there are endless movie villains still to choose from, and if I know them, they’re probably steaming and plotting revenge and/or mass destruction because they got left out, but they’ll just have to wait till the last week of April 2015.
An event like this is an opportunity to have fun with old blog friends, but should also be about meeting new ones with the same passion for movies; we certainly did that, welcoming many bloggers who have never done a blogathon before. We loved getting to know you and your blog, so don’t be strangers just because this party’s over. And to all, tell a friend so that we have an even bigger feast next time around.
Now let’s have a big round of applause for everyone that took part, you made it a joy to organize, read and share your work. Thanks so much for loving the villains with us.
now we’ll just sit and wait for next April…