Friday, February 11, 2011

Raimifest: Announcement



There's been no other filmmaker to have as great an effect on my personal life as Sam Raimi. I figure what better way to pay tribute then by hosting a week long celebration of his work?

And I'm calling on all of you to help me out, by spreading the word with one of the lovely banners below, and hopefully by contributing something. I hope that all of you who helped to make last years Christopher Nolan Blogothon such a great success will come out again. This event has the potential to be a lot of fun, which is the one element you'll never find lacking in Raimi's work. I've got a lot of things planned to make this more then the average Blogothon, and I hope when the time comes you'll be able to join in. It's going to be Groovy.

(If you like the above image as much as I do then you have my Internet Homeboy Deptford to thank for it. He runs a great webcomic called Surrealist Obituaries and yes it's all as wonderful as it seems. I highly recommend checking him out forthwith.)















28 comments:

le0pard13 said...

Groovy.

I've got the banner up on my blog, and if I can contribute something, I will. Good-luck and thanks, Bryce.

J.D. said...

Awesome! Count me in. I put up one of yer snazzy banners on my blog.

Andrew Green said...

Raimifest?
Anything with a name like that ought to be awesome. Count me in!

Neil Fulwood said...

Banner displayed. My only dilemma is which Raimi film to write about.

Screw it - might have to do a retrospective!

Bryce Wilson said...

@ leopard13: I hope you'll be able to contribute something le0pard13 you're always a great read.

@ JD: Much obliged good sir.

@ Andrew Green: Many thanks glad you like the name.

@ Neil: A retrospective would be awesome. And I say that for unselfish reasons as well.

Jonathon Howard said...

trying to put a link up but I suck at this or Wordpress hates it.

my sidebar is too small for the images and even after I download one, resize it and then host it myself it still comes out too large...

I'll figure something out.

Stacia said...

Can we choose pretty much any Raimi project, or are you wanting to narrow it down a bit to only directorial efforts? I doubt I'm going to get as obscure as doing "Spies Like Us" for the teeny tiny bit of Raimi content, but I thought I'd ask.

(Next Tarantino blogathon that I hear about, I'm doing that "Golden Girls" episode, I swear.)

Bryce Wilson said...

@ John: That's weird, unfortunately I don't know much about Word Press. Thanks for trying.

@ Stacia: Go for it. Seriously, as long as you can tie it in feel free.

I've gotta give you the tip of the hat on that one, I had no idea that he was in that. And I call myself a superfan. BAH!

Jeremy Richey said...

Awesome idea!!! I have posted a banner at Moon in the Gutter and will try and participate as well. All the best of luck with it!

Bryce Wilson said...

Many thanks Jeremy hope to see you then!

Darren said...

Count me in, though I'm not sure what I'll cover...

I'll think of something.

Kevin J. Olson said...

I'm down for either Darkman or A Simple Plan (my favorite Raimi)...or I might try my hand at The Gift...a film I don't remember too much about, or maybe I'll defense Spider-Man 3...

hmmm

This is a great idea, Bryce. I'm looking forward to contributing in some way.

Kevin J. Olson said...

woops...that should be "defend" not "defense." Hehe.

Bryce Wilson said...

@ Darren: Many thanks man. You're stuff is so comic literate I can't help but think you'll find something very interesting to say.

@ Kev: I got to say I'll be looking forward to it no matter which you choose. Darkman is great (as is Plan) but it's nice to know I'm not the only Spiderman 3 apologist.

StuartOhQueue said...

I'm down. I'll throw a banner up the first week of March.

Bryce Wilson said...

Sounds great Stuart looking forward to it.

awesomeartofhorror said...

Looking forward to this for sure, brilliant idea! Have added the banner to my blog also :)

BRENT said...

I'll oblige you by putting one on my blog..it's only new but any bastard that can scare the shit out of me like Raimi did when I was 14 with the Evil Dead is worth celebrating!

Bryce Wilson said...

@awesomeartofhorror: If it's as good as your "Dark Side Of Disney" piece I'm in for a treat.

@ Brent: Your Blog may be new but like Neil said, you're doing it the right way. I look forward to your participation.

David Robson, Proprietor, House of Sparrows said...

Banner on blog - consider FOR LOVE OF THE GAME covered end of March. Looking forward!

Nine-Fingered Menace said...

I have a review for Darkman on my blog that I did in December, if you're interested.

Lee said...

Sounds amazing, as Raimi was an important piece of my film development. I will post this on my blog and am planning to contribute! Thanks for the opportunity!

-Lee

Bryce Wilson said...

@Dave: Many thanks sir. I look forward to it.

@ Nine Fingers: You bet I am, if you'd do me a favor and email me the link I'd really appreciate it.

@Lee: Thank you sir.

Nine-Fingered Menace said...

It wouldn't let me e-mail you, but here's the link:
http://ninefingeredmenace.blogspot.com/2010/11/darkman-1990.html

Bryce Wilson said...

Many Thanks good sir.

Daniel Orion Davis said...

Just found out about this and love the idea. I've got the banner up on my blog (still new) and will be writing up a piece on The Quick and the Dead for the 'thon. Can't wait!

Tom Clift said...

I'll throw the banner up on my blog, and if you want I've got reviews of ARMY OF DARKNESS and DRAG ME TO HELL (both from a while ago) that I'd be happy to contribute.

Bryce Wilson said...

Thanks to the both of you.