Here’s This Weekend’s BLOBFEST Schedule!

If you’re heading towards Phoenixville this weekend for BlobFest, you’ll probably want to know what is going on whn. So if you don’t want to miss the costume contest on Saturday (with special celebrity guest judge Joel Hodgson from Mystery Science Theater 3000) or that double feature screening of The Blob and Mothra, you’ll want this handy guide!

(Click on the schedule for a bigger, more readable size!)

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BLOBFEST Runout Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow!

Popcorn and Movie TicketsIt’s that time! Tickets for this year’s Friday Night Runout Reenactment are going on sale tomorrow at 10am!

You can get them online at the Colonial Theatre’s website, but be warned – they sell out quickly!

BlobFest this year is July 11 throught the 13th in Phoenixville, PA. See ya there!

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BLOB Criterion Blu-Ray Wins A Rondo!

rondo awardCriterion Collection’s recent blu-ray edition of The Blob has won a Rondo Award! The high-def reissue of their original 2000 DVD issue snatched this year’s award for “Best Classic Horror DVD/Blu-Ray Release” based on the new 4K digital restoration the disc sported. The blu-ray beat out the likes of Golden Voyage Of Sinbad, House Of Wax, The Howling, White Zombie and more.

BlobCriterionAccording to the fine folks who run the Rondos-

The Rondo Awards, named after Rondo Hatton, an obscure B-movie villain of the 1940s, celebrate the best in classic horror research, creativity and film preservation. This year’s e-mail vote, conducted by the Classic Horror Film Board, a 19-year old online community, drew nearly 3,400 ballots. The 35-category ballot is the largest survey of the classic horror genre held each year, and nominees and winners tilt decidedly toward horrors of the 1920s-60s.

Unfortunately, the annual BlobFest celebration in Phoenixville was once again a bridesmaid, never a bride at the Rondos, taking another “Honorable Mention” in the “Best Fan Event” for the Friday Night Runout Re-enactment.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 -