2013 BlobFest Media Roundup

Lots of press coverage of BlobFest this past weekend. Here’s a quick roundup of who was saying what -

The Phoenix Reporter had both pictures and video from the Friday night runout.

The Phoenixville Patch had write ups on Friday night and  Staurday’s street fair along with a photogallery of the Friday night Runout.

Meanwhile, the Pottstown Mercury has additional pictures from the Friday night runout and a nice interview with Blob caretaker Wes Shank.

Here is a photogallery from Philadelphia’s CBS affiliate KYW.

And finally some local news reports -

 

I’m not sure why NBC 10′s coverage used footage from last year, but this is what they showed on Friday night’s news.

FilmBuffRich on July 15th, 2013 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

So What Does It Look Like To Participate In BlobFest’s Friday Night Runout?

If you’ve never been able to participate in BlobFest’s Friday Night Runout Reenactment, then maybe this will serve as a nice substitute. It’s a video I shot last year with a small GoPro camera strapped to my chest.

FilmBuffRich on July 12th, 2013 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

BlobFest 2013 Schedule Released

It’s just a couple of weeks until this year’s BlobFest and the Colonial Theater has released the final schedule for this year’s festivities and includes all the information you need about the Friday night Runout, Saturday’s screenings and street fair, the costume contest, the Tin Foil Hat competition at the Phoenix Village Art Center and more.

Click on the image below for a larger, more readable version of the schedule below.

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FilmBuffRich on June 14th, 2013 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

BlobFest Quest Announced – Keith (Danny) Almoney

BlobDannyLobbyCardBlobFest has been host to a number of cast and crew members of the classic film, and this year will be no exception as the folks at the Colonial Theater have announced that Keith Almoney, better known as Danny Martin, younger brother to Steve McQueen’s main squeeze Jane Martin (Aneta Corsaut).

Mr. Almoney will be at BlobFest on both Saturday and Sunday, meeting with fans, signing autographs and talking about his experiences filming The Blob. Additionally, he’ll be doing an on-stage question-and-answer session before the 2pm double feature screening of The Blob and The Deadly Mantis.

FilmBuffRich on May 29th, 2013 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

Getting Buggy At BlobFest 2013

DeadlyMantisPrepare to get a bit buggy this year at BlobFest in Phoenixville as all the double feature screenings of The Blob this year will be paired up with one of three classic giant bug movies!

The second movie on Saturday afternoon’s double feature bill is the 1954 giant ant opus Them! (And would you believe that this was the movie that Walt Disney screened before giving the part of Davy Crockett to co-star Fess Parker?)

Saturday evening’s double feature will see Tarantula get Leo G. Carroll over a barrel! This classic is from director Jack Arnold, who’s Creature From The Black Lagoon was screened at 2008′s BlobFest. (And keep your eyes open for an early film appearance from Clint Eastwood as a jet fighter pilot!)

And finally, on Sunday, the second half of The Blob double-feature will showcase 1957′s The Deadly Mantis!

If you haven’t seen any of these classics, they’re well worth checking out at BlobFest on July 13th and 14th. (Though don’t forget that Friday night will feature the famous Runout Reenactment!) Here are the trailers for all three films to whet your appetite.

FilmBuffRich on May 28th, 2013 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

BlobFest Runout Gets Rondo Honorable Mention

RunoutWell, the Rondo votes have been counted and while BlobFest once again received two two nominations for the fan-chosen awards for Best Convention and Best Fan Event unfortunately, neither one won their respective categories.

However, BlobFest’s Friday Night Runout Reenactment did earn honorable mention in the Best Fan Event category. But we all know that it is deserving of much more than an honorable mention so hopefully next year we can get it enough votes to win!

FilmBuffRich on April 9th, 2013 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -

2013 BlobDates Are Here!

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Mark your calendars for this summer’s BlobFest – July 12 – 14th.

More details as they become available, but for now, get ready for a fun-filled weekend in Phoenixville.

FilmBuffRich on February 21st, 2013 | File Under BlobFest | No Comments -