Thursday, July 12, 2012

Changes @ Fantasmo HQ

Hey Superfans!
For those of you not at our FantaSci event, there are some major changes happening at Fantasmo.  This half of Team Fantasmo will be departing the Commonwealth of Virginia for the Commonwealth of Kentucky to take on a library director position.  It's been an amazing 7+ years and I want you all to know how much I've appreciated the support you've shown the program.  We've watched almost 200 films together, some incredible (Can't Stop the Music), some not so incredible (The Ice Pirates), and some bafflingly awful (The Apple).  Regardless of the entertainment value of whatever was on screen, you made watching them fun and I'll certainly miss it!

Despite my departure, the other half of Team Fantasmo is committed to keeping things going!  So fear not, there are plenty more movies to be enjoyed or suffered through (depending on your point of view)!  I will also keep up the blog with updates on the shows and reviews of all things Fantasmo.  So keep watching here for the latest and greatest news.

On a related note my partner on 1 Great Movie, Original Superfan Tony Mercer, is going to keep that running as well.  Our first outing went really well, so hopefully it can continue.  We had hoped to have one more with both of us on hand this week, but alas the schedule didn't cooperate.  As soon as the next one is set, I will put the details up here on the blog.

So that's all for now.  Again thank you all for a wonderful 7 years, and rest assured I will be back to visit!  My only request is that Gymkata be screened in my honor every time I come to Virginia . . . is that really so much to ask :  )


Kim Breeding said...

We should erect a pommel horse in the meeting room so you can re-enact scenes for us as well. Godspeed, sir!

John R. Ellis said...

Best of luck!

Really appreciated all the wonderful programs you've guided.

Would you hate me if I said I'd also like to see "Prophecy" and "MegaForce" screened along with the power of Gymnastic Martial Arts? *g*

Jim Blanton said...

Kim - I think the pommel horse is a great idea. Philadelphia did a Rocky statue for Stallone, Chesapeake should definitely do a pommel horse for me : )

Thanks John! I would not hate you at all, those are two amazing choices!! Megaforce is right up there with Gymkata, and Prophecy turned out to be one of the great surprises of Fantasmo - utterly hysterical.

Best, Jim

Allen Shepard said...

HI. Whew! I was scared for moment as you all work so hard and bring us such job for Fantasmo, FantaSci and MonsterFest. Really, where else can we go?
Good luck in Ky. You are always welcome back. Just keep on growing as I do not want to hold you back.