Buster Blogathon UPDATE! (A Prize Drawing…And More!)

Only ten days until the Second Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon!! Are you getting as excited as I am?!

Although NO ONE’S as excited as Buster clearly is in this photo!

I’m doubly excited about what I’m about to share right now. You might remember that in my original announcement post I mentioned a drawing for all the blogathon participants. Well, I’ve got the details for you–and how!

The drawing (conducted by me by putting names into my handy ’20s style flapper hat!) will be on Feb. 9. The winner will receive a $25 voucher to the online store Buster Stuff, courtesy of the International Buster Keaton Society–a.k.a. the Damfinos. The Damfinos been working to “foster and perpetuate appreciation and understanding of the life, career and films of comedian/filmmaker” for over twenty years now. Their Buster Stuff offers (good) books, t-shirts, mugs, magnets, jewelry–even replicas of that famous porkpie hat!
Damfinos

And not only that, but the Damfinos would like to print the winning post in their Keaton Chronicle! This is their quarterly publication covering all things Buster, including research that can’t be found anywhere else. (The post can be reworked as needed.) Pretty darn cool! Thank you so much, Damfinos!!

The updated roster is below. When Feb. 7 and 8 arrive, simply send me the link to your post whenever it happens to be ready on either of those two days. Good luck with your writing! (And if you’re a blogger who’s just hearing about our Buster ‘thon, you’re still welcome to join! The more the merrier.)

To see last year’s contributions (here’s a link to the First Annual Buster Keaton Blogathon.

Roster:

Silent-ology | Le Roi des ChampsÉlysées

MovieMovieBlogBlogOur Hospitality

The Cinematic FrontierThe General

MOON IN GEMINISeven Chances

Movies Silently | Keaton’s chop suey recipe

nitrateglow | Book review of Buster Keaton: The Persistence of Comedy

In The Good Old Days of Classic HollywoodSteamboat Bill, Jr and Buster’s influence on silent era Hollywood

MIB’s Instant Headache | Review of the Buster Keaton Silent Shorts collection

Welcome to My Magick TheatreThe Cameraman

Once Upon a ScreenGo West

The Wonderful World of CinemaSpite Marriage

An Ode to Dust | How Doughboys was influenced by Buster’s service in WWI

The Big Riot V Squad | Buster Keaton and the Passing Show of 1917

Portraits by Jenni | Appearance on TV show Route 66

Buster Keaton’s Name | The meaning of the nickname “Buster” and its use in the late 19th century

Critica Retro | Work with Roscoe Arbuckle

thefyuzhe | Favorite poses

nearlywitchez | Buster’s costume

Girls Do FilmThe Navigator

Silver ScreeningsSherlock Jr.

tgreywolfe | Buster and the Tragic Mask

MovieFanFareThree Ages

Second Sight Cinema | The fall–and rise!–of Buster’s career

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