Monday, 10 December 2012

Cheers, Cavanaugh Blogfest



The blogfest of the year has fired forward thrusters and officially taken off. Between now and Wednesday, we get to celebrate the blogging enigma that is Alex J. Cavanaugh




We say a virtual cheers to the awesomeness of a man who never fails to help his fellow authors, whether taking time to announce book releases, interviewing fellow writers, or hosting the coolest blogfests. Then there are his amazing books - CassaStar and CassaFire. Could he be any cooler? To find out how to take part and the unbelievably awesome prizes you could win, visit one of the creators of this blogfest, David Powers King.

Right. Let the mission...I mean party begin.

When I took my five-month blogging break in early 2012, Alex was one of the few bloggers who took the time to email me to check I was okay. I cannot tell you how much that meant to me. So, I decided that for this blogfest I needed to do something different. Something I've never done before. Drum roll, please. I give you my first video creation.



I think it's safe to say I'm no Spielberg, but I really enjoyed making it and I hope Alex doesn't kill me. I also have to say hello to Mrs Cavanaugh. Apparently it will earn me extra bonus points. We love you too, Mrs C!

Cheers, Alex.

Don't forget to call back on Wednesday, when Milo James Fowler will be this week's Speculative Fiction Writer guest.

74 comments:

  1. Awwwwww yay for the Capn of Ninja!!! And Mrs Ninja too!!

    Take care
    x

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  2. Oh my God!!!!! Ellie, that totally rocked. Wow, I can't believe you made a video for me. I'm speechless...

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    1. So pleased you liked it, Captain Ninja.

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  3. LOL, awesome! I like the first pic of Alex. Facepaint and all ;)

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    1. As soon as I saw it I knew it was the one. Glad you liked it!

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  4. Hey Ellie,

    That was BRILLIANT, as the guys who do the Guinness ads say:)

    LOVE the video and laughed like a loon when I saw THE picture :)

    WELL DONE!!!

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  5. Very very creative-- this is going to be tough to top!

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  6. Wow!

    Alex is pretty darned awesome.

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  7. You may be no Spielberg, but you're an awesome James Cameron! This was an excellent salute.

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  8. Yes, Alex is one in a million. Great write.

    Yvonne.

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  9. What can one say after that? Quite an accolade.

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  10. I. Have. No. Words. Nobody can top that, Ellie! You've put the frosting on the Alex cake. Kudos for such a tribute!

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    1. Thank you! I've been reading some of the other posts and the stories they have written are amazing. I haven't laughed so much in ages.

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  11. Ellie, I love how creative this was!
    You rock ;D

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  12. Very nicely done! Loved the picture you chose for how he looks. :-D

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  13. Whoa - fantastic video, Ellie!!!!!

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  14. Hi Ellie .. that was amazing - I agree fantabuloso videeeeooo ... just brilliant to watch .. very clever -

    I think that absolutely took Alex' breath away .. and totally shocked him .. hope he comes out of A & E soon ... excellent - so very well done ...

    Hope you're basking in the gleaming light now ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thank you, Hilary. I was just happy he liked it.

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  15. Love the video. I think Alex will feel honored by all of this.

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  16. Totally cool tribute! And yes, Carl Sagan, of course!!

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    1. Thank you! Carl Sagan is one of my heroes, so I thought it only fitting to use him to represent another.

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  17. That is the coolest thing ever! GREAT job!

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  18. Great, Ellie. So creative and fun to watch.

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  19. Oh wow, Ellie, that's a fantastic video!! Loved Carl Sagan too.

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  20. Excellent Ellie! Who doesn't love a good video? Now you just need to split it into three parts like all the other great Hollywood movies.

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  21. Wow, Ellie, this was amazing! Great job! Loved the music in the background.

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  22. A video Tribute? That's above and beyond, Ellie. And I had no idea Alex hosted THAT many blogfests. Goodness, that's cool. Thanks for participate'n! :)

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  23. Wow, Ellie, that was fantastic!!

    Allison (Geek Banter)

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  24. Ohhhh... Ellie, TOO COOL! Seriously. How neat.

    And so glad to be connected now. :D

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  25. Great job on this Ellie. My favorite entry on the blogfest. I'm sure Alex is honored. :)

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  26. Ellie, that was GREAT! Really enjoyed it.

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  27. Ok, so I'm totally late getting over here, but have to say that was an awesome video! And Carl Sagan is a great choice. Bravo!

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  28. No I have ABSOLUTE ZERO chance of winning, as before it was just regular ole' zero. Awesome video - a worthy tribute to our great friend. I have Hilary Melton-Butcher
    http://positiveletters.blogspot.com/2012/12/insecure-writers-support-group-iwsg-and.html
    to thank for linking me to you! Nice to meet you.

    Tina @ Life is Good
    http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Tina. I'm a little late but visiting your blog now.

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  29. Awesome video! This is one of the best responses I've seen. :) And Carl Sagan is a great pick.

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  30. Hey Ellie,

    Just read you won the Grand Prize for ALEXFEST :)

    Yahhhy!!! Well done... you now own the secret of the Internet :)

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    1. I do. But I've sworn an oath of allegiance to the mighty Ninja never reveal his true identity.

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  31. Great video! And congrats on winning!!!

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  32. Love the video. Sorry I missed it the first time. Congrats on winning the blogfest.

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  33. Congrats on winning. I'm here late, but I can see you totally deserve it. What a cool video. Alex is amazing, and so are you :)

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  34. The video was a very clever approach and creatively done. If we revive the video contest part of the A to Z Challenge for 2014 maybe you can submit an entry. I'm hoping to do it again as I really enjoyed the A to Z videos. By that time you should be an expert at making videos.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I'd love to enter the A to Z video challenge. Thanks for reminding me.

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