Friday, April 08, 2011

Coming Soon: Lance Henriksen Blogathon; May 2 - May 7, 2011


I'm very proud and honored to announce that this blog, Reflections on Film and TV, will soon host a blogathon dedicated to the great actor, Lance Henriksen.  The dates for the Lance Henriksen Blogathon are May 2 - May 7, 2011, and the event is open to any and all bloggers with an interest in this amazing talent.

The week of May 2nd has been selected for two important reasons.  First, Mr. Henriksen's birthday is on May 5th, 2011, and secondly he is releasing his new biography on the same day, entitled Not Bad for a Human.  The book is being published over at Bloody Pulp Books, an imprint of Steve Niles, and you can read more about the project here.

Co-hosting the blogathon with me will be the book's co-author, Nightmares in Red, White and Blue writer/producer, Joseph Maddrey.  You can check out Joe's blog devoted to Not Bad for a Human, here.

I'm thrilled to have Joe aboard with me for a week dedicated to one of the greatest and most versatile character actors of his generation, and a man who has had a tremendous impact on science fiction and horror films, as well as cult-television. 

I have had the good fortune to speak with Lance Henriksen a few times;  once for a telephone interview featured in The Unseen Forces: The Films of Sam Raimi, and once, more recently, when he was working on Not Bad for a Human with Joe.  In both instances, I got a good feeling for Henriksen's personal and professional aesthetic or credo: total commitment, total honesty, and total freedom of artistic expression.

So those are truly the only guidelines for the upcoming blogathon. 

Basically, any blogger who wants to write about Lance Henriksen during the blogathon week should do so on his or her blog (as often as you like), and then e-mail me the links at the address in my contact information (on my blogger profile page) so I can post a snippet or excerpt of your work and link back to your blog.  I'll be checking my e-mail many times a day, every day, that week, and putting up links and snippets regularly, as well as my own original Henriksen content.

As far as content is actually concerned, the sky is absolutely the limit.  We're looking for film or TV reviews, lists, photo essays, poetry, videos, podcasts, birthday wishes...anything that floats your boat, Henriksen-related.   There's certainly a universe of content to consider, since Henriksen has appeared in over 160 films, from westerns to action films to sci-fi and horror, and also starred in three seasons of Millennium.

So please join me and Joe right here for the Lance Henriksen Blogathon, from May 2 - 7.  I know there are great treats in store, with special pieces written by friends across the blogosophere. Hopefully the event will really kick off Mr. Henriksen's birthday celebration in high style.

Below (and also above), I have posted a few banners for the upcoming blogathon. Please feel free to copy them and post them on your blog if you're planning to participate. 

We can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!




 

10 comments:

  1. I'M IN! And the Lance Henriksen Blogathon banner is up on my blog. So looking forward to this, John. Thanks.

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  2. Hi Le0pard13:

    Welcome to the party, my friend. And thank you for posting the banner on your excellent blog, as well.

    I can't wait for May...

    best wishes,
    JKM

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  3. I'm excited to participate, but even more psyched to read everyone else's thoughts and contributions!

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  4. Hi Christine,

    Welcome to the Henriksen celebration. I'm looking forward to all the contributions too, and thrilled that you'll be posting that week as well. Send me your links when it's time!

    best,
    JKM

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  5. Count me in! Got one of yer banners up on my blog. Great idea for a blogathon. There should be a lotta love for him as he's done so many beloved cult films/shows.

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  6. Hi J.D.

    It is fantastic to have you and Radiator Heaven involved in the L.H. Blogathon, my friend. I look forward to your contribution, and want to thank you for posting the banner on your blog as well.

    All my best,
    John

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  7. I'm in; Henrisken's done so much that it'll be awesome to see all the different directions everyone goes in.

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  8. I just opened my new website and this comes along! I am soooooo in!!!!!!

    I'm going to start pouring through his immense filmography now.

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  9. Will:

    Yay! Glad to hear you are in, my friend.

    You are one of my favorite people (and bloggers), so it is a thrill to have you aboard for The Lance Henriksen Blogathon.

    I have linked to the Paxton Configuration on the right (and I still miss Secure Immaturity!).

    All my best,
    John

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  10. Scullycat1:52 PM

    Now this could actually spur me to start writing in my blog again!

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