Thanks so much to all who joined in any way! See you next year.
Yes, it’s FINALLY that time again!
You’re pardoned if you thought that this year’s Reel Infatuation Blogathon was a no-go. Never fear! The announcement is late, but our enthusiasm for #charactercrushes is as strong as ever!
It’s time, once again, to dust off ye olde pens/pencils/keyboards, and get to crackin’ explaining why you love the fictional character(s) you do!
I’ll lead off this year’s confession fest by naming my pick for the blogathon. It’s none other than…
Mr. Artemus Gordon!
(But, more on that later…)
Ruth’s choice remains a mystery, probably because she’s been working overtime designing this year’s blogathon banners. She has really gone several steps above and beyond. Check ’em out!
Aren’t they just the best?
Whether you’re new to the RI Blogathon, or need a refresher, here is a primer.
When you’re ready to sign up, just leave a comment on this post or over on Silver Screenings
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Eighteen months after the idea for Reel Infatuation was hatched, and a year after the first blogathon, we’re back for round two!
Our core belief remains the same: If there’s one thing better than sharing your character crushes with the Internet-at-large, it’s reading about other people’s fictional affinities. Even if you aren’t contributing to RI17, we hope you’ll read and enjoy the fun and diverse posts that will be shared during the blogathon. You can also tweet your #reelinfatuation #charactercrushes to @reelinfatuation during or after this weekend.
Let’s get this party started!
It’s almost time for the 2017 Reel Infatuation Blogathon. Squee! If you’d like to sign up, go here.
Reel Infatuation 2017 Banner-Robert Redford
As promised, here are banners three and four for the 2017 Reel Infatuation Blogathon! Keep your eyes out for the final two banners.
Have you signed up for the blogathon yet? It’s not too late! Go here for more information.
See you in June.
Sometimes an experience is so much fun that you cannot wait to do it again. This impulse is one of the reasons why people keep revisiting amusement parks and beaches, museums and restaurants. The comfort of the familiar, when hitched to the promise of a fresh, unpredictable variation, is pretty thrilling to the average human.
We’re no different. Thus…
while a blogathon is marvelous, a yearly blogathon is one step better on the scale from here to fabulous!
On that note, along with my co-hostess with the mostest, Ruth of Silver Screenings, I’m happy to announce the return of the Reel Infatuation Blogathon!
It’s time to sharpen your pencils and start thinking about your favorite character crushes. They can come from film, television, or books. Remember: the character is the thing. We want to hear about specific character crushes, not generically dreamy performers. To learn more about the concept behind Reel Infatuation, go here. If you’re joining us for the first time this year, or would prefer to participate without writing a blog post, please check out last year’s blogathon announcement for pertinent details.
We will be updating this website and other social media accounts over the coming weeks, so please check back often to stay in the loop.
Ruth designed six blogathon banners for use on your blogs/social media platforms. We’ll be releasing them two at a time, because what would life (or cinema) be without a little anticipation and mystery?
First up? Darren McGavin and Gloria Swanson. Aren’t they purty?
SIGN UP FORM:
We hope you’re able to join us June 23-25!
**Thank you to Kristina of Speakeasy for making the sign up form and participant list**
Fictional characters. Sometimes you like them, sometimes you loathe them, and sometimes you’re half in love with them. Want to get to know someone in a hurry? Swap character crush stories; it’s the ultimate icebreaker!
Reel Infatuation is a reader participation virtual cyclopedia of character crushes. It’s a symbiotic, interactive platform built on the old-fashioned notion of give-and-take. We want to hear all about your film, television, and literary loves! Are your stories sweet, silly, embarrassing, or seemingly inexplicable? Share ’em! First crushes, old crushes, new crushes? Bring ’em on! You show us yours, and we’ll show you ours!
Read all the details HERE.