Join me on Tuesday for the Second Annual Bill's Birthday Movie Marathon. Last year I spent a whole day at the movies - five of them, to be precise. My butt hurt a little, but it was for a good cause. You know, movie watching. This year I'm doing it again - a few weeks late, but it's the thought that counts. Want to come along? Just show up - I'll be the guy in the Norm hat with a backpack full of movie candy.
This year's itinerary couldn't quite support five movies - the challenge is getting enough good movies together within walking distance. The Downtown Seattle set slightly edged out the U District set. My original itinerary was heavy with movies I felt I ought to see, like House of Sand and Fog and Monster. But then I realized that it's my birthday (sort of) and I'm not going to let quality movie guilt pressure me into feeling depressed. So I stuck with the ones I actually wanted to see.
It's important to warm up, so the day begins light with Win a Date With Tad Hamilton at the Meridian at 11:30am. Then we move into romance and sword fights with The Last Samurai also at the Meridian at 2:50pm. A short break for dinner and some caffeine and then it's back to the Meridian for Big Fish at 6:10pm - 8:25pm. The day ends with a quick sprint down the street to Pacific Place for Master and Commander at 8:30pm.
Planning on attending (yes, you can just join me for one or two)? Drop me a line. See you at the movies!
October 8, 2018 Walla Walla, WA
Walla Walla Rural Library District Staff Day (Gene)
November 15, 2018 Palm Beach, FL
Palm Beach County Library System (Gene)
November 16, 2018 Fort Lauderdale, FL
Southeast Florida Library Information Network (Gene)
Jan 25 - 28, 2019 Seattle, WA ALA Midwinter (Library COMIC Booth #726) (Gene)
March 1, 2019 Phoenix, AZ
Maricopa County Library District (Gene)
April 15 - 17, 2019 Austin, TX Texas Library Association Annual Conference (Library COMIC booth, Monday night event) (Gene)
June 21 - 24, 2019 Washington, DC
ALA Annual (Library COMIC booth) (Gene)
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