Sunday, September 26, 2010

Blogfests, Stoked, and Double Vadar


Whew! What a week for blogfests.

The Top 10 TV Shows was a big hit. Everyone enjoyed discovering new and old favorite shows. The Great Blogging Experiment with Elana Johnson and Jennifer Daiker at Unedited was even bigger! I’m still reading entries. Thanks to everyone who participated in those blogfests.

Special mention – Michele at Southern City Mysteries hosted her Blog Birthday Fest on Friday. Sorry I didn’t get to participate, Michele, but I did read some of the entries.

A really big thanks to all who answered my call for help on October 19 this week! The sheer number of bloggers who responded humbles me. You’ve done wonders to alleviate the anxiety of a new author – thanks!

My publisher sent me a copy of the Library Journal page upon which my review appears this month:

Yes, I’m stoked!!! Grinned for hours after I received it. And I’m a guy – I rarely smile!

Next post will contain several movie reviews, including Legends of the Guardians and SHARKTOPUS!!! You didn’t forget to watch that train wreck of a movie last night, did you???

In the meantime, enjoy a rundown of characters who appeared at Dragon Con this year, courtesy of Chad Vadar!



51 comments:

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Wow! Congratulations on everything ranging from the huge success of your blogfests to the posting in the Library Journal to surviving the disaster of that movie.

To quote Howard Jones, things can only get better!

Gail said...

No where to go but up!!!

Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the Library Journal page review. Way to go.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

Old Kitty said...

Yay for your review!! And what's all this your a guy and won't smile?!!?!? I don't understand that at all! :-) (See easy to smile - just don't put your lips together and show some teeth!! LOL!).

Well done you!!! I love this clip of the convention!!! WOW!! These are some amazing fab costumes!! Brilliant!! Thank you for sharing!!

Take care
x

Liz said...

Congratulations on the review! Very exciting!

Jamie Gibbs said...

COngrats on the good review, Alex! That Dragon-Con vid was pretty cool, the dude in the Prince Nuada outfit was pretty authentic looking :)

Laura Eno said...

Congrats on the review!

Ellie said...

Yay! A review. Fantastic news. Loved the video of the Dragon con characters.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Jeffrey, it WAS a bad movie! Just wait until you see my play-by-play post tomorrow of Sharktopus.

Kitty, my wife says my version os smiling isn't really a smile. I am trying though!

Thanks, Jamie. And I found that video last week - thought it was amusing!

DEZMOND said...

Oh, Alex, my Jedi student, judging from that lady in the video I see you've learned something from your masterJedi Dezz :)))

Congrats on that amazing review in LIBRARY JOURNAL!
Did you start sending the book to movie agents? :)))

And congrats to Michele again on her celebration.

Will Burke said...

OMG, could your day get any better?! I went looking for your book, then remembered that it isn't out 'till November. I was a little embarassed in front of the book store guy, but he was very gracious. Great video too! Death Star bra? Looks like my next date night is planned!

Chuck said...

What a great post. A super cool book review to a double-D Deathstar! I did DVR Sharktopus last night and will probably watch it tonight...with Eric Roberts it has to be great, right?

Shallee said...

Congrats on the review! And yes, the blog fests were awesome!

Jemi Fraser said...

Awesome review!! Some people really like doing costumes! So fun :)

Jules said...

Okay, I must say thank you! That video had me laughing so hard I about dropped the laptop :D
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Colene Murphy said...

Congrats! 19th is coming quickly!
And that video was hilarious. thanks for sharing.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Dezz, I need to find said movie agents first.

Will, October 19! Just three weeks away. And are you going to talk your wife into that outfit for Halloween?

Chuck, be sure you have something else to keep you occupied while watching that travesty!

Colene and Jules, glad you enjoyed the video! I thought it was funny.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Congrats on the blogfests I couldn't finish reading Friday.s I did read quite a few but I didn't even know I was going to enter,

Let me know what you want to do about Oct.19th I did recieve an email but still not sure what you particulary want.

Yvonne.

Serena said...

congrats on your review sweetie, and just wanted to let you know that vid made me giggle! yay to the giggles :)

Summer Ross said...

I'll be e-mailing you soon. Its great that you are moving up in the world.

@llison said...

Awesome review! Congrats, I bet you're thrilled! Also, thanks for bringing my attention to the blogfest - it was so much fun, definitely want to do it again.

Holly Ruggiero, Southpaw said...

DUDE! Awesome review.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Yvonne, I'll email you.

Serena, I aim to make ladies giggle!

Allison, glad you had a good time with the blogfest.

Karen Lange said...

Loved the character blogfest. Still haven't made it around to all of them, soon, hopefully. Congrats on the review!

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations on the review! :)

Helen Ginger said...

(Last comment wouldn't post, so I'm trying again, just a side note in case I end up with two.)

Another great post, Alex. It's always fun here.

That was a great review! (I enlarged your graphic so I could read it.) Congratulations.

B. WHITTINGTON said...

No wonder you're stoked, and so you should be. Your book release is just around the corner.

Much success!!! And blessings too.

arlee bird said...

AAaarrrhghhh! I forgot to watch Sharktopus--and I even had it marked on my calendar. Okay, when's the DVD come out?

The blogfests were total successes in my estimation. I doubt whether I'll get through them all, but found some great sites so far and gained some new followers.

Must be so cool to see that book review with your name on it.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Karen, I haven't visited them all either!

Thanks for taking the time to enlarge it, Helen!

Lee, how could you miss it? Well, when you see my play-by-play tomorrow, you won't feel so bad.

aspiring_x said...

double vadar all the way!! oh my goodness was that entertainment right there!!!
can't wait to hear what you have to say about the legend of the guardians movie! just took the family to see it. :)
congrats again on your wonderful review!

Clarissa Draper said...

I got your stuff and can't wait to promote the hell out of your book!

CD

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Congratulations, Alex. Sounds like your book is already a cosmic success!
xoRobyn

Stephen Tremp said...

I saw clips on TV and Youtube of Dragon Con. Quite a cast of characters. I just hope some can get drunk at the end of the day, hook up, and .... you know .... for the very first time. Some of these people really need it. Seriously.

Stephen Tremp

JW said...

I received your stuff, too. I am not sure how to promote, but I will look at how others' do it. :) Have a great week! COngrats!!

Lynda Young said...

I think I'm glad I didn't get Sharktopus here in Oz. I think it may have been more scary than I could have handled. ;)

Amity said...

Congrats Alex... :)

but do guys rarely smile? you better... :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Aspiring, I should have my review up Wdnesday.

Stephen, some of those poeple need a life!

Lynda, be glad you missed it.

Amity, we do try!

Vicki Rocho said...

Congrats on that write up! I think that's worth posting on the fridge...

Carol Kilgore said...

Awesome review! Get ready to see your name in lights :)

Tara said...

"My dream date." *snort, lol*

Great review - you must be so antsy right now, Alex! I tried to comment on your "call for help" post the other day, but blogger wouldn't let me. I did give you a link on my sidebar. Let me know of anything else I can do!

Hart Johnson said...

Hey, excellent write up Alex! Congratulations on that!!!

Falen (Sarah Ahiers) said...

ooh i'm excited to see your review on Legends of the Gaurdian since we saw it this weekend as well

Cinette said...

Congrats on the review! I'm still working my way through the Great Blogging Experiment myself.

Alison said...

Congratulations on the review! I'm sure that is incredibly exciting!

P.S. I love the video. Kinda makes me wish I could have gone to Dragon Con.

B. Miller said...

How awesome! That review sheet is exciting! Congrats!

I'll definitely add to the press on Oct. 19th with the book trailer! :D

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tara, thanks - I'll send you an email!

Alison, I wish I'd gone, too.

Thanks, Miller!

Hannah Kincade said...

I did miss Sharktopus!! Boo!! But I don't have cable so it makes sense why I missed it. I'm pretty sure the Man recorded it for me so soon.

Donna Hole said...

Wow, got a lot going for you right now Alex. Kudos!! I'll have to read the review for your novel. I'm so looking forward to reading the book itself - in print, b/c I have no e-reader.

I didn't get to do the Great Experiment - I'd hate to say I was lame and just forgot - but I'm still reading the entry's. A lot of fascinating info on those posts.

See ya later tough guy!

......dhole

Grammy said...

Hey Alex,
Great review. It really sounds like an exciting book to read. Thank you for you continued support! Congrats on all of your work with the blogfest and your book being published and reviewed! I really appreciate you.
Love,
Ruby

Geof said...

I think I might have re-scratched my cornea but I made sure to squint hard enough to read your review. Just kidding, I enlarged it...and it was excellent. Many congrats, my friend.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Great review!
Video was great. Sexy lady, sexy lady, my niece!