Friday, June 1, 2012

***Call for Guest Bloggers for Christmas in July***

Our annual blog party is coming up soon--can you believe July is next month!?  This year's Christmas in July celebration is going to be sci-fi themed.  So I'm looking for readers who would like to share their thoughts on a favorite science fiction Christmas entertainment. 

Remember last year's Christmas in July party?  Readers shared their favorite 1990s Christmas episodes, specials and movies.  It was such a huge success, I'd like to try it again this year.  But let's try a new theme: science fiction Christmas episodes, specials and movies.  We'll be generous here with the definition of 'science fiction' and include the widest possible stories.  What's your favorite Christmas story with a science fiction element?

What makes a good blog post?  A brief summary to remind everyone of what happens in the story.  Also include your own personal memories or connection to the story.  Very easy.  This is about remembering our favorite Christmas entertainments so remember to keep that in perspective.  Feel free to go into this blog's archives from last July to see what other people wrote.  Length?  Shorter is better--but I want you to express yourself.  A couple hundred words is plenty. 

Need a reminder of some popular science fiction Christmas entertainments?  Feel free to check out the science fiction chapter in my book The Christmas TV Companion.  But there are soooooo many more than what I included there. Over the next few days, I'll post photos to help inspire you.  If you have any questions, please ask.  If you have a favorite show and are uncertain about whether a Christmas episode exists, please ask.

When you know what you want to write about: please email me (Joanna@1701press.com) and run it by me--I don't want everyone writing about the same thing.  Please send your post and photos and/or video to the email when it's complete.  Deadline: PLEASE send it to me by the end of JUNE---so I can organize them to post during July.  This worked fabulously last year--I hope it goes as smoothly this year.  Merry Christmas in July!

Looking for suggestions?  Consider the following:








2008 movie Christmas on Mars by the Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne.

1964 cult movie Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Voyagers

Sliders



TV special George and the Christmas Star

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