May 11, 2013

Announcing The Peter Cushing Centennial Blogathon: May 25-31, 2013

The Peter Cushing Centennial Blogathon is now LIVE!

Click HERE for all the latest posts and links.

Bloggers are still welcome to join in until Friday, May 31.  Instructions below...

I am inviting fellow bloggers to join me in a Blogathon — May 25 to 31 —celebrating the life and career of actor Peter Cushing (1913-1994) in this, his centennial year.

The image at top is the new Peter Cushing stamp, part of the “Great Britons” series from The Royal Mail. There are many events scheduled in celebration of Cushing’s Centenary — and we’ll be linking to all of them — but now is the time for us horror and film bloggers to step up and honor Cushing with our own Blogathon!

Need I mention, among appearances in some 130 films, Peter Cushing was Baron Frankenstein and Dracula’s nemesis, Doctor Van Helsing. He was also Doctor Who, Dr. Terror, Dr. Blyss, Dr. Maitland — who was cursed by The Skull, and Dr. Perry — who traveled to the Earth’s Core. He fought The Mummy, he confronted Ingrid Pitts’ Carmilla and he pursued The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas. He was the Sheriff of Nottingham, Sherlock Holmes and Holmes’ creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. On television, he was Winston Smith in Nineteen Eighty-Four and he appeared in Space: 1999 and The New Avengers. And, of course, in the first Star Wars film, he was the formidable Grand Moff Tarkin who ran the Death Star and bossed Darth Vader around!

Our Blogathon will feature your personal recollections, your profiles of Cushing, your reviews of his films and performances. Post your thoughts, your artwork, your homages. If you need an example of a Blogathon, check our Boris Karloff Blogathon Archives.

Only two weeks to go until we launch, short notice, I know, but then we’ll have a whole week to post, and it’s OK if we spill over to June 1st and 2nd.

Attention Bloggers: Here’s how to participate…

1. Promote the Blogathon! Run one of the Cushing Centennial badges on your blog. There are 6 to choose from at the bottom of this post. You may, of course, resize if necessary. If you need a special size badge, let me know.

2. You MUST link the badge to this URL: It will link back to this announcement post and to the Blogathon updates when we go live, on May 25.

If you are not participating, you can still post a badge and help us get the word out! Let me know if you do.

2. Let me know you are participating. Please email me here and give me your blog URL.

3. Make your Blogathon post at any time between May 25 and May 31, inclusive. At the top or bottom of your post, please include a line saying that your post is part of the Peter Cushing Centennial Blogathon, at this URL:

4. VERY IMPORTANT: Soon as you post, you MUST email me the URL to your post. If you make more than one post, you MUST email me the URL to each and every individual Blogathon posts you make. It is impossible for me to check all the blogs just in case a new post has gone up. Simply said: If you don’t mail in the URL, your post will not be listed.  

That’s it. If you have any questions, email me.

Now join me, won’t you, in celebrating the great Peter Cushing’s 100th Anniversary!


Yvette said...

Can I sign up for THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, though I know it's probably already taken? Still, I can give my own slant on it. :)

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