Hey, friends! I know the postings have been sparse the last few days, and since my new hard drive isn’t coming in until the weekend, it may still be sparse for a little while. But I’m not going to let that stop me from bringing you my patented brand of seasonal celebration! Tomorrow is October 1, and that means it’s time for the 2009 Evertime Realms Halloween Party!
Last year, in the party, I brought you guys a ton of content — movie reviews, comic book reviews, book reviews, an original novella set in the world of my novel Other People’s Heroes, and the Third Annual Showcase Halloween Movie Marathon. It was a grand old time, friends, and you can go back and read all of those features any time using the categories or tags on the side of the page, or the search function at the top.
This year may not be quite as full. The play Heather and I are directing is opening on Oct. 16 and running for two weekends, which will take a lot of time, but I’ve got a lot of stuff set up already. This year in the party you can expect to see this kind of things:
- Reviews of assorted creepy movies including (but not limited to) Severance, Murder Party, and Return of the Living Dead Part 3.
- Novel reviews featuring Drood and The Monstrumologist.
- No less than three Halloween-themed Toy Story articles.
- Halloween-themed installments of my Everything But Imaginary column and the 2 in 1 Showcase Podcast!
- Reviews of every Halloween comic I can find, plus the continuing focus on Blackest Night.
- The Fourth Annual Showcase Halloween Movie Marathon, this year featuring the classic Universal Pictures Frankenstein franchise! This year, the marathon will be a two-for-one feature! You’ll be able to listen to the podcast version, read the blog version, or both!
- And we’re going to cap off the month with the launch of my new audio fiction-focused podcast, Blake M. Petit’s Evercast. The podcast will launch on the last Monday in October with a new Halloween short story, “It’s Time to Play the Music.” And don’t worry, if you’re not the sort who listens to audio fiction, the story will also appear in text here at the ‘Realms.
Sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? And it all kicks off tomorrow with my first movie review. So tell your friends, spread the word, and I’ll see you back here tomorrow. Have a creepy October!