During the month of October, my League of Monstrologists will take on the task of compiling an informal Field Guide of the Weird on their favorite monsters.
We all have at least one fictional other that haunts our closets and underbed spaces. The reason we avoid basements, attics, and graveyards. Everybody’s got their favorite – zombies, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, Bigfoot, Nessie, Cthulhu, demons, Martians, ghosts, goblins, gremlins, the clown from IT…
The monster world is full of the interesting, the weird, and the really scary. And it’s finally time to celebrate all that they bring to the dark corners of our imaginations.
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Anyone who studies, writes about, reads about, hunts, loves, and/or is scared of monsters. There’s no formal education or training, no credentials needed. If monsters stalk your dreams, your waking curiosities, your writing, then you’ve been a Monstrologist all this time!
Sign-up begins Sept 12 and you can continue signing up throughout the month of October, but the sooner you sign-up the more time you have to prepare.
MonsterFest begins October 1st and ends October 31st. Instead of having everyone involved post on the same day, participant will pick the date(s) they will post on ahead of time and a schedule will be given out to all participants and posted on the main festival page before October 1st.
Monstrologists are welcome to pick as many dates and monsters and they’d like.
Fill out the form below.
Add your blog to the Linky Blog Hop at the bottom. You can do this before you fill out the form if you’re not sure what monster/date you plan to pick.
Want to change your entry? Fill the form out again and check the box for changes. I have to do this manually, so give me half a day to make updates after you submit a change.
Grab one of the buttons below and link it back to this page: http://sommerleigh.com/monsterfest-2011
Anything you want about the monster of your choice! There are no rules, but here are some ideas:
Beyond the norm and everyday
What makes them tick
How to fall in love with their aspect of sci-fi, fantasy, and/or horror
How to hunt them
Where they come from, the mythology
Who started it all
Where we can find out more
What most people don’t know
The best of, the worst of
- Visit the festival page for updates and proudly display one of the buttons declaring yourself a member of the League of Monstrology, MonsterFest 2011!
- Oh yeah, and please share! The more participants the better. And here’s a tasty bit of information that will make it all the sweeter – there will be prizes to participants, really awesome giveaways. Interested? I certainly hope so!
- If you do anything extra special on your blog, a Halloween or Monster inspired contest, giveaway, or theme week, please let me know and I’ll let everyone know!