Monday, July 22, 2013

Announcing the Anti-Blogfest Gary Fest! Plus Ninja and Cassa News, The Bay Movie Review, and Monster Movie Trivia Answers

Ninja News

Milo James Fowler has stories in TWO publications this week – Big Bad Anthology and Bards and Sages Quarterly. Congratulations, Milo!

My blogger buddy Jeremy Hawkins just released four art books in the “It’s Time” series! Congratulations, Jeremy. He will be touring next month, so expect a visit from the Retro Art Master in August.

Rachel Morgan has several short stories in the textbooks Grade 7, 8 and 9 Core Readers for English First Additional Language. Congratulations, Rachel!

At lot of cool news came out of Comic Con this past weekend, including the fact that Zack Snyder will direct the next Superman-Batman movie. Yes, both superheroes in one film! Fans were also treated to a Godzilla experience similar to a ride at Universal Studios. And the metal band Metallica was even there for a panel!

Cassa Updates

Charity Bradford posted her early review of CassaStorm on her blog last week, with high praises for the world building and science elements. That blows my mind, because those areas are not my strong suit. (Although I am currently reading a book that glosses over those elements more than I do.) I guess Byron isn’t the only one who has grown and changed over the years.

CassaStorm is also on the Goodreads list for Can’t Wait Sci Fi Fantasy of 2013. It won’t take many more votes to get it into the top ten, so if you’d like to add your vote, I would appreciate it!

Monster Movie Trivia Answers!



1 – What was the monster in Brotherhood of the Wolf? A lion
2 – How many times have Godzilla and Gamera fought? None
3 – DeForest Kelley fought giant rabbits in what film? Night of the Lepus
4 – Which X-Men cast member starred in Deep Rising? Famke Janssen
5 – What year was the original King Kong released? 1933
6 – What was the giant creature in Lake Placid? A crocodile
7 – In Godzilla vs. the Thing, what was the Thing? Mothra

Movie Review

The Bay
Written and directed by Barry Levinson, this movie chronicles an ecological disaster in a small Maryland town which was covered up by the government.
An entry in the ‘found footage’ genre, this one is unique in how it handles the footage, piecing together views from dozens of cameras to reveal what happened one fateful Fourth of July. Something has infected the water – a combination of pollution, poultry farm runoff, and an unknown entity – and people are dying. The movie follows numerous characters, most notably a college student as a junior reporter for the local news.
What makes this film effectively creepy is the realism. What is killing the people is a real threat that kills fish. The possibility that in the right toxic soup it could kill people is disturbing.
It’s rated R and there is gore, but it’s not sensationalized.
Not for everyone, this movie will stay with you for a while.

The Anti-Blogfest to end all Blogfests!

Announcing the "Anti-Blogfest Gary Fest" on August 12, a blog hop in honor of Mr. anti-blog hop himself, Gary at Klahanie.

Hosted by Mark “Madman” Koopmans, Ninja Captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, “Life is Good” Tina, Rockin’ Robyn Engel and Morgan “The Morg” Shamy.

The rules are *very* simple.

Create the titles of three PG-13 rated blogfests you would never join - and then add a descriptive sentence or two. That's it!

For example, I would never sign up for the:

Cheesecake & Cauliflower Bloghop - "where dinner and dessert is mixed in one dish."

OR the

Blocked up Toilet Blogfest - "where crap happens."

OR even the

Alphapet Zoo-mbie Bloghop - "where cuddly undead toys learn how to spell."

Sign up below!




Can you see growth in your writing? Have you seen The Bay? Get the movie trivia correct? (Joshua nailed it!) Can you vote for CassaStorm? And who’s in for some anti-blogfests?

155 comments:

Old Kitty said...

I'm first, I'm first!! Yay!!

Wow - such a lot happening!! Comic Con is news here too - lots happening! Gillian of Dr Who whipping off her wig to show her lovely new bald barnet!! WOW! Matt Smith walking around as Bart!??! LOL! Ok will calm down now - but it just looks like such fun!!

Awwwww - yay for your fab review of CassaStorm!!

Oh wonderful Gary!! LOL!! I bet Penny's put him up to this! LOL! She holds the upper paw!! LOL!!

Off I go to vote!!

Take care
x

A.J. Walker said...

Metallica was on a panel at Comic Con? What in the world did they talk about?

Vanessa Morgan said...

Four correct on your trivia quiz.

I did see The Bay, but didn't think too much of it.

And as for the writing... I made huge progress when I wrote the screenplay for A Good Man. Still have so much to learn though.

Jeremy [Retro] said...

Garyfest... awesome.
i so want to go to comic con.
trivia... missed one, loves me some gamera.
thank you for the shout out, i am getting a little wonky... and that actually be a story of the time i got to meet the cast... of willy's film.
great spread of news. and this weekend all the new films tanked we stayed in and watched harry potter from goblet to part 2...

fun stuff.

Carolyn Brown said...

Congrats to Jeremy on his release. I have offered to help him with his tour next month.

I haven't seen The Bay, I would most likely get into it. I will have to check it out.

Comic Con sounds awesome, we don't have it here in Oz, but I think there is something similar starting up this year.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

I'm excited about Ultron in Avengers 2, Comic-Con rocks! Congrats Rachel and any Cassa-news Alex is good news! Cool Blogfest!

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

A busy time indeed , good books that are about, love to do the blogfest but circumstances at present prevents me. As usual still figuring out the answers to the trivial.
Great newsy post.

Yvonne.

T. Drecker said...

Comic Con sounds awesome!Yay for the great review - here's wishing you a million more. The anti-blog fest sounds fun. I'll have to check my calender ;)

and Congrats, Rachel!!!

tfwalsh said...

So jealous of Comic Con, but we did get the first ever PAX here in Australia, which I attended... loads of fun.

M.J. Fifield said...

Oh, how I wish I'd gone to Comic Con. People who attended the SHIELD panel got to see the entire pilot. And I had no idea Metallica was there. My significant other would have been psyched.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats on the great review. I'd love to go to Comic Con or one of the fantasy ones some day.

Anne said...

I haven't seen The Bay, but the premise of death by eating fish isn't far off. Not after the Tsunami and you're living in Japan, Hawaii or the West Coast of the US. Or if any of your seafood comes from there.

Brinda said...

Yay for your good review. It doesn't get any better than that!!

Mark Koopmans said...

I, too, would *love* to do Comic Con one of these days :)

Until then, we have the reaction of Gary to look forward :)

Cathrina Constantine said...

Batman and Superman together? sounds awesome! Haven't seen The Bay and I'm jumping over to vote for CassaStorm.

Gail said...

One more "Can't wait" for your new book.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kitty, Comic Con had a lot of cool surprises this year.

AJ, I think they performed as well. They were there plugging a new movie of theirs.

Jeremy, your tour will rock - don't worry.

Sheena-kay, Ultron will be cool!

MJ, that's a panel I wish I'd seen.

Mark, we just have to wait for it...

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Thanks for catching me up on the news, Alex. And congrats on the review!

I usually do like "found footage" type stuff (a la Blair Witch). I'm usually a queasy viewer, but sounds like this isn't high in gore.

Mason Canyon said...

Alex, you always have such intriguing news to share. Congrats to all the writers having their books published. Way to go!! Congrats to you as well on your review and CassaStorm. The blogfest sounds like it will be an event you won't want to miss. Now I'm off to vote. Good luck.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

A Beer For The Shower said...

CAN I vote for CassaStorm? Yes I can. WILL I vote for CassaStorm...? Alright, I voted.

Also, I don't know what you're talking about, I'd join the Blocked up Toilet Blogfest or Alphapet Zoo-mbie Bloghop in a heartbeat. Anything related to poop jokes or zombies will do for us.

Lynda R Young said...

A big congrats to Rachel, and good luck with CassaStorm!!! (I already voted I believe)
The Bay sounds creepy cool.

Julie Luek said...

Congrats in your Goodreads nomination, Alex. As for Gary, who doesn't love him! Can't wait to see his reaction to this!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Alex .. so pleased about the review - I did so enjoy Cassa Star .. and look forward to reading the next two ..

Also I'm adding my mucky sandy paws to Gary's list ..

Cheers to all - Hilary

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, well now you've made me all productive... signed up for a blogfest, read and commented on a review... know about all sorts of stuff!

Charmaine Clancy said...

Rachel's news is so awesome, very honorable to be in the education resources! I'll go check out this voting :)

Brian Miller said...

the bay sounds interesting....i would def skip the toilet blogfest as well...will have to bounce over and check out the review of your book....

happy monday!

Brian Miller said...

heading to a smaller comicon this weekend as well....that is cool intel on superman-batman....

Clarissa Draper said...

Sounds like a fun blogfest. I'll think about it. That Bay movie sure does sound scary.

Mark Means said...

I went and voted for CassaStorm, good luck!

There was a lot of cool info from Comic Con...we geeks have a lot to look forward to :)

Of -course- I have to sign up for the Anit-Bloghop, bloghop....wouldn't want to disappoint Gary :D

Huntress, aka CD Coffelt said...

Yay!! for Milo, Jeremy, and Rachel!!

CassaStorm is definitely on my TBR list. And Doors of STone *BG*

Anti-blogfest = a winner!

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats to Milo, Jeremy, and Rachel!

I can't wait to read the entries in that blogfest - LOL!

Libby said...

I have never heard of The Bay, but now it goes on the queue. My family is from North Beach in MD, along the bay. :) Creepy.

mshatch said...

I'll have to put my thinking cap on for that blogfest - but it sounds like fun :)

Congrats to Milo and Jeremy and Rachel!

Pat Hatt said...

haha well the cat would be up for a litterbox blogfest, might be the only one though. And in movie pg-13 standards it is okay to say f*** once, are we going by that? haha

Jemi Fraser said...

Gary & Penny will be thrilled with this blogfest! :P Can't wait!

J.L. Murphey said...

I still see growth in my writing even after 30 years.

Karen Lange said...

Interesting blogfest! I especially like your cheesecake and cauliflower one. Thanks for all the great new. Happy Monday!

Damyanti said...

All signed up. Can't wait to hear what Gary has to say about all this :).

Off to find Cassastorm on Goodreads and cast my vote!

Jo said...

Lots going on. Congrats to the people with new releases.

Don't think I will be joining this anti blogfest fest.

Leovi said...

Yes, I too like the idea of anti-Blogfest Gary Fest, will be fun!

L.G. Smith said...

Off to Goodreads to vote for CassaStorm!

Teresa Coltrin said...

Lot's of great news. Congrats to those with all the success.

I will go vote.

T

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Elizabeth, it has its gory moments, but they aren't over the top or done for shock value.

Brandon and Bryan, you need to host one of those then!

Brain, enjoy the con!

Mark, can't disappoint Gary.

Pat, I know a couple PG movies with that word.

Thanks everyone for voting!!

Julie Dao said...

Congrats to everyone on their great ninja news!! I entered the CassaStorm Goodreads giveaway... hoping I win!

Jai Joshi said...

I think that when we know a part of our writing is not our strong suit we work extra hard at it and become really good at it. Congrats on getting such a great review! you clearly deserve the recognition.

And I love the anti-blog hop idea for Gary, so funny!

Jai

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

That movie THE BAY sounds interesting. We tried watching PONTYPOOL this weekend but couldn't get into it.

We did actually go to the theater and see DESPICABLE ME 2 - love those minions! :)

jaybird said...

Always so much going on! Don't knw what to comment on. I wish I was at that Comic-Con, Metallica and Godzilla? Whaaa?

Congrats on all of the great reviews Alex! I will vote for you!

Bossy Betty said...

Lots going on! Love the Anti-Blogfest Blogfest!

Nicole said...

Those anti-blogfest examples made me laugh. ;)

ilima said...

The anti-blogfest is a brilliant idea. :)

Sandra Almazan said...

Congrats on the great review!

The anti-blogfest sounds like fun. Maybe I could combine it with the BRoP interview I'll be hosting that day.

Michael Offutt, Kaiju Smack Down Artist said...

Is the Bay the movie that has the parasite that eats the tongue of the person it inhabits and then sits in the mouth where the tongue is?

Bish Denham said...

I won't be seeing The Bay, not my kind of movie. You deserve the reviews you get for you books, Alex! And I'm signing up for Anti-blogfest! Too fun to pass up.

Suze said...

'I guess Byron isn’t the only one who has grown and changed over the years.'

Al, this is really cool. Congrats on the glow-y early review. I am *certain* you've earned it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Julie, good luck.

Jai, I have worked hard at world-building.

Madeline, Pontypool was quirky and not for everyone.

Michael, yes.

Thank you, Suze.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

Love the idea of the Gary fest...I mean really, who is more deserving of a fest than the best commenter on the blogosphere!

Charles Gramlich said...

world building is a lot of fun, but tough.

Emily R. King said...

I went to vote at Goodreads and found I'd already voted! ;)

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I can hear the blogosphere shouting "Gary, Gary, Gary...!" This one's going to be great.

When I look back at some of my old writings, I'm sometimes impressed (I see regression - bummer) and sometimes embarrassed (I see improvement - smiles).

Happy new week, Alex.
xoRobyn

Empty Nest Insider said...

Congrats on the terrific review Alex! Looking forward to the Gary Fest! I'm off to vote for you!

Julie

Sarah Ahiers said...

ooh! I haven't even heard of The Bay, but that sounds right up my alley!

S. L. Hennessy said...

That's awesome about getting close to top 10. Count me in for a vote!

Tina said...

Is Gary sleeping? I keep waiting for him to stumble upon one of us...sigh. I'm not patient when I'm trying to surprise a friend. Goodreads hates me. I can't do anything there lately...but will keep trying.
Tina @ Life is Good

Al Diaz said...

This thing says I already voted for Cassastorm, although I don't remember but should believe Goodreads better than my memory.
Shall check Jeremy's new books!
Hahaha, now I've seen it all. So you're teasing (honoring) Gary with an anti-blog fest? The craziest thing I've ever heard. Too busy day for me but I wish you the best of lucks!

Sherry Ellis said...

Congratulations to all the "ninjas" with the great news. The Anti-blogfest sounds hilarious!

farawayeyes said...

Blogfest sounds like fun-The Bay does not. Trivia - Ha, ha, ha! Progression in my writing-I hope do.

Livia Peterson said...

I'm definitely in for the Anti Blogfest Gary Fest! It sounds fun! Can't wait for August 12!

Did you see RED 2 and/or R.I.P.D. this weekend, Alex? I want to know your opinion :)

~Sia McKye~ said...

God knows, there is plenty of fodder for eco-thrillers and horror flicks. I hadn't heard about the movie until I read about it here. Not sure if I'll see it but the style of filming would make it interesting.

I only knew two of your Trivia questions-#1 and #6--which I actually watched. That little old lady was creepy with all her feeding and crooning to those baby crocs.

Sia McKye OVER COFFEE


Tami Von Zalez said...

I'm in the "anti" now I just need to think up some creative stuff in the next couple of weeks!

Suzanne Furness said...

I hope I am progressing in my writing! Congrats on your review I'm sure there will be loads more top reviews for you.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Emily, appreciate you trying twice!

Robyn, I'm surprised he hasn't heard the chants yet.

Tina, he tends to stay up late. I'm sure he'll find a post soon.

Al, who is more deserving? Besides, it's about time someone else had a blogfest all his own.

Livia, there were so many movies, I couldn't decide - so I didn't go!

Cherie Reich said...

I was so excited to hear about the Superman/Batman movie! And The Bay looks like one creepy movie. I hadn't heard of it before.

Robin said...

It doesn't appear that Gary has read this yet. hahahaha. This is the funniest thing I have seen in a LONG time. He will love it. I know I love it! I am not sure I can think of anything to go with it. I have terrible brain farts when it comes to this sort of thing, but I still love it.

Paws up to you and the rest of the crew for thinking of it!!!

Maurice Mitchell said...

Congrats to Jeremy and he's visiting our blog too in August! This is a very exciting time for him. The anti-blogfest sounds hilarious, but I'm not sure if I can come up with anything funnier than yours.

Jack said...

Comic Con looks like it was so much fun this year. I've been meaning to watch some of the videos from it, especially the ones with Tom Huddleston dressed up as Loki.
I need to make a point to go to one of those sometime.

Southpaw said...

oooo, I just logging into Goodread and got a big page of code! I'll check back later.

Ah, growing is nice. I think I'm growing little bit by little bit too.

Tony Laplume said...

Not sure if it was a completely random choice or not, but I won a copy of your new book on Good Reads. One way or another, thanks!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

I signed up for the blogfest. Now to think of some I'd never enter. And I love Mothra.

Julie Flanders said...

What a funny blogfest! I love Gary and Penny both.

Just went to vote on Goodreads and realized I already did LOL. I hope you're in the top ten soon. :)

klahanie said...

Alex!

What's happening, dude? Congrats to Milo! Two publications in one week is nice going.

Jeremy is da man and his art's in the right place. Nice one, Retro-type dude!

Yay to Rachel, who is another one of my adoring fans. Sorry, wake up, Gary!

Glad Charity high-praised you in a review.

"The Bay"? I thought that was a major Canadian department store....

Ah yes, the Irony "Anti-Blogfest Gary Fest". Hey thanks, I think, for creating such a thoughtful anti-blogfest in my honour, or "honor". Pity it wasn't an actual take on a existing blogfest, or blog hop, or blog party, or some ridiculous challenge to with the alphabet with 26 letters, complete with reflection posts about reflections posts.

Of course, if I joined, I have plenty of blogfests already created in my imagination that I would never join!

And thus, thank you and it does appear that Gary has read this.

Good grief! :)

mooderino said...

I'm very curious who they'll get to play Batman. Could be great but I feel wary.

mood

J. A. Bennett said...

Funny Bloghop. I'll have to give that one some thought :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Robin, I'm sure you'll think of something!

Maurice, that came from the mastermind of Mark the Madman.

Sorry, Holly. And I tried to leave a comment at your site but it wouldn't let me.

Tony, Goodreads pulled your name - congratulations!

Julie, thanks for trying again.

Gary, you can thank Mark - he's the Mastermind behind it all!

Joshua said...

I'd never join "The Shits & Giggles Blogfest" because the name just implies unnecessary stories being told.

Andrew Leon said...

I'm just not excited by another Snyder superhero film, especially if Nolan is involved.

Lydia Kang said...

I couldn't watch that movie. I'm not huge into suspense and thrillers and found footage movies, eep.

LD Masterson said...

Congrats to everyone. I totally bombed the trivia questions.

Have to think of something worthwhile before I sign up for the anti-blog fest.

Stephen Tremp said...

Congrats to Milo, Jeremy, and Rachel!

Just signed up for the Blogfest. Sounds like good times.

Character arc isn't reserved just for characters. Writers also experience it.

Francis Lee said...

I didn't do ....too bad!

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Hahahaha! I'd skip the cheesecake & cauliflower blogfest, too. Unless I could pick out the cheesecake.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Joshua, that's funny.

Stephen, we do indeed!

Eternal Curse Series said...

I'm always so entertained by this blog, but it's really cool when I learn something new too.

Movie Trivia-
3 – DeForest Kelley fought giant rabbits in what film? Night of the Lepus

I never even heard of this movie :D

Oh, and I love the anti-blogfest idea.

Ella said...

Congrats to Milo, Jeremy and Rachel!!!
Hope you are staying cool Mr. AC
I have to check out Gary's site and see more about this hop~

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods! :D

Christine Rains said...

Lots of congratulations all around! I've not heard about The Bay. I watched the latest Diehard movie on the weekend and wasn't that impressed. Hilarious blogfest! I'll have to see if I can think of three silly fake ones.

Heather M. Gardner said...

Great news for so many! Congrats!

I knew I blew that trivia!

I'm all signed up for the blogfest! Ya-hoo!

Happy Monday!

Heather

M Pax said...

I was excited to hear Sharknado 2 is in the works.

Besides IWSG and Indie Life in August, I plan on taking the month off to meet my deadline.

Gwen Gardner said...

"where crap happens" LOL! That sounds like fun.

Congrats to everyone with good news!

Dafeenah said...

That blogfest sounds extremely interesting. Although your examples are so good I don't think I could come up with any good ones like that.

Shannon Lawrence said...

Oh my, that does sound like an amusing blog fest. Congratulations to Milo, Jeremy, and Rachel! And congratulations to you on the early review! I so badly want to go to Comic Con some day.

Shannon at The Warrior Muse

Cindy said...

Those blog fests you invented are really different..lol. Anyway, it sounds fun. Congrats to everyone.

Susan Oloier said...

Lots of news again today. I love visiting your blog for the latest. You're my go-to for writing news. Off the cast my Goodreads vote now.

Medeia Sharif said...

Awesome news, as always.

Those are some funny blogfest title examples. This is going to be fun to read.

Helena said...

Congratulations on making the Goodreads hot list! Of course CassaStorm deserves it.

I'm surprised at the reach and power of the Comic Con in San Diego. It looks as if the powers that be in Hollywood (and maybe in publishing?) are now checking it out every year to see what's hot, what's not, and what fans are asking for.

Rusty Webb said...

I've never heard of the Bay. I did finally get around to Troll Hunter. Loved it.

And is my writing growing? Growing worse maybe. Ugh.

RaShelle Workman said...

Superman and Batman together?? Sounds interesting.

Wanda said...

Now those are some interesting sounding blogfests. Congrats on the new releases.

Carrie Butler said...

Congratulations to Milo, Jeremy, and Rachel! Sounds like good news all around. And I cannot wait for a Superman-Batman movie!

The blog hop for Gary is hilarious. :)

P.S. Already voted!

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Batman vs Superman will have all the fan boys jittering until release day!

Milo and Jeremy and Rachel all deserve much, much success!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Eternal Curse, that film came out in the early 70's I think.

Christine, I'll still watch that one at some point.

Mary, I may stick to my no Fridays schedule in August as well.

Susan, thanks, I try to keep up with everything!

Rusty, glad you saw it. And no way your writing is getting worse.

Carrie, thanks!!

J E Oneil said...

It WAS Night of the Lepus. I can't believe I knew that.

The Bay sounds really interesting. I'll have to look it up. I have no idea why, but love found footage movies.

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

Congratulations to everyone with the new books out!

I voted for you, Alex and realized that someone has added four of my books on that very Listopia! Wow :)

Such a hilarious idea of The Anti-Blog Fest, hahaha!

Denise Covey said...

The more we write, the better we get. I love Ray Bradbury's statement that we all have about 3 million bad words in us and they have to be gotten out of the way before we're any good.

John Wiswell said...

Getting high praise for what you thought were your weak points has got to be exhilarating! Congratulations on the review, man.

Jamie Gibbs said...

The blocked up toilet blogfest sounds pretty crappy to me ;)

Sounds like the CassaStorm is going to be another hit too :) Congrats!

Donna Hole said...

DeForrest Kelly played in something other than Star Trekk? Wow, that is news.

I'll put Gary's anti-blogfest in my community events, but not sure I'll participate this round. I've been lagging on blogging committments and not sure I want to sign up for anything for a while.

And, thanks for showing up to my blog a second time today. You don't have to do that you know :)

......dhole

michelle said...

The anti-blogfest sounds crazy and fun!!
Congrats to Milo and Jeremy. Yay for Rachel!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Angela, that is very cool! I'll have to go vote for you now.

Denise, I probably have a few more to go, but I'm really close.

Thanks John and Jamie!

Donna, you post, I come!

Annalisa Crawford said...

Love the idea of the anti blogfest, although I'm feeling particularly uncreative so I might just sit back and read everyone else's entries instead!

Not sure how I feel about the Superman/Batman mash-up... my fave hero and my meh hero in one film? I was hoping for a Lex Luthor revivial.

Bonnee Crawford said...

So much happens in your blogposts! Congrats to all your friends with publications and to you for that shining early review for CassaStorm :) This must be really exciting for you.

The Bay sounds creepy, though I'd probably watch it anyway. And I'm loving the anti-blogfest idea :D

rebeccabradleycrime.com said...

Congratulations to Milo, Jeremy and Rachel!

I have voted for Cassa Storm! :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Oh. Alex. Thos blogs you listed are hilarious. Should be fun to read what everyone comes up with.

I guess I don't see many monsster movies--or not the ones in your list. I only knew one answer.

Siv Ottem said...

You have my vote! Congrats to Jeremy,Rachel and Milo...Anti blog fest-Gary Fest, sounds like a blast! Have not seen the Bay but Batman and superman together! Wow that should be a treat for super hero fans!

Sarah Allen said...

Great news! I'd love to know how Rachel went about finding that particular writing gig...stories for middle schoolers would be awesome!

Sarah Allen
(From Sarah, with Joy)

Elise Fallson said...

Congratulations to Rachel, Milo and Jeremy! The Gary fest sounds like a lot of fun. You all come up with the craziest fests. (:

Off to vote for CS on GR ====>

E.J. Wesley said...

Voted for CassaStorm! :) Very cool, Rachel!

Liesel Hill said...

I'll have to check out The Bay. Sounds interesting. And I totally signed up for the blogfest. I'll have to get my weird-creative on, but it sounds like a blast. :D

Leovi said...

The Bay looks interesting!

Tara Tyler said...

you have so much great info, my old ipad kicked me out twice! i have to skim then click comment button quick!

looking forward to k's non blogfest!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Annalisa, we'll just have to wait and see how it unfolds.

Thanks Bonnee and Rebecca!

Siv, thanks, and I'm excited about it.

Elise and EJ, thanks!

Sorry, Tara.

Mark Noce said...

Big congrats to both Milo and Rachel! Way to go:)

Debra McKellan said...

Now that you said Famke Jenssen, I'm not sure I saw Deep Rising. lol

That Anti-blogfest looks fun, but it takes me so long to come up with things like that. I'll just enjoy reading them.

Shallee said...

Ha ha! That blogfest kills me. :) And good luck on the Goodreads list!

Hildie McQueen said...

The more I write the more embarrassed I am of my early writing. The more we write the better we get, how can it not? Love the Bad Blog Hop idea! Crazy.

The Words Crafter said...

Wow, so much congratulations going out - CONGRATULATIONS, EVERYONE!

I read a lot of Robin Cook. Toxin just about did me in. I hope one day to be a vegetarian. Anyone who reads that book would be. So...no Bay for me. *shudder*

I'll hurry over to Goodreads and vote. Good luck :)

Your anti-blogfest titles cracked me up! If I can think of any good titles, I'll sign up.

And the writing IS growing!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Debra, it also had Treat Williams.

Words, sign up and you're sure to think of something good!

Kirsten said...

Congrats on the great review of CassaStorm! I'm certain it is well-deserved.
I'm intrigued by The Bay--there seem to be a lot doomsday movies like this out there. It makes me wonder ...
And Metallica at ComicCon? The end must be near. ;)

The Desert Rocks said...

I'm all for anti-blogfests and Gary is the coolest. I used to love King Kong and Fay Rae but the new monster movies pack a bigger punch I guess.

Yolanda Renee said...

Oh dear a blogfest / anti-blogfest. I'll to think on that one! :)

Too funny, just hope I can actually come up with something worth posting!

Thanks for keeping up with your comments on my blog, I've been a little preoccupied. Trying to catch up tonight.

Jay Noel said...

I need to check out The Bay. Here in St. Louis, my old neighborhood is fighting the EPA because of a dump site where radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project was left.

Scary stuff.

Nicki Elson said...

Voted!

Oh my, this blogfest is hilarious. When I'm feeling more creative of mind, I just may sign up.

Doralynn Kennedy said...

Hi Alex, good luck on your goodreads vote! You've got my vote. (And thanks for your question... absolutely yes! I'd be honored.)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kirsten, that's funny!

Yolanda, no worries.

Jay, that is scary.

Nicki, thanks!

Doralynn, it's done.

Melissa Bradley said...

Good luck on the Good Reads, I voted, but I am so unfamiliar with that site...LOL

Have not seen The Bay, but I am not enamored of found footage as it makes me feel like I'm watching something off of the 7-11 security camera. :)

Can't wait for the blog fest, it should be very interesting.

Liz Fichera said...

An anti-blogfest?? Color me intrigued.

Patricia Stoltey said...

The blogfest sounds like a hoot.

DMS said...

Not my best movie trivia showing. ;)

The anti-blogfest is like nothing I have ever seen before! :)
~Jess

Mina Lobo said...

DANG IT! And here I was, suffering from blogfest fatigue syndrome (BFS) and trying SO HARD NOT TO SIGN UP FOR ANYMORE BLOGFESTS for a while. But then Gary came along. Or rather, this blogfest dedicated to him. Blast. How can I resist this tempting tribute? I can't. I just can't! GAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
::shakes fist at the sky::
Some Dark Romantic

The Happy Whisk said...

Cheesecake and cauliflower, hahahaha.

randi lee said...

Hi Alex! Very cute blog hop. I'm on a mega time crunch right now, but I think I'm going to have to find time for this one!!

Madeleine Sara said...

LOL! While, for some, Blogfests are Anathema. I absolutely love them.

I like cheesecake, but not cauliflower and certainly not together!

Now the chillies and peppers appreciation fest I certainly wouldn't sign up to! ;O)

Kimberly said...

I voted.

That bloghop sounds so fun!

Beverly Fox said...

I saw The Bay. At first we weren't too impressed by it, but then about halfway through we looked up the things on Wikipedia. The fact that such a thing as a "tounge-eating louse" actually exists in reality made it a 1000 times scarrier. If I ever had an inclination to eat fish before it's gone now.

Congrats on the great review, that's awesome!

I signed up for gary's blogfest- it's on the calendar.

J.L. Campbell said...

I feel like I'm all caught up now on what's been happening. Congrats to Rachel!

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Congrats to all the author accomplishments! That movie the bay sounds very interesting. Love disaster movies. :) And great anti-blogfest!

Tami Von Zalez said...

I just hopped through the anti-blogfest and have never seen so many booger related posts EVER. WHAT have you inspired in these writers?