10 February, 2012

Announcing: The Evil Genius Blogfest

The Who:
You, of course. With the evil genius of your choice.

The What:
Create a story, in any format whether that's flash fiction or poetry, where the aforementioned character does something qualifying them as an evil genius. You can also choose an already-existing person, perhaps from one of your favorite books or movies--just tell us why you think they're the best.

Interpret the phrase "evil genius" any way you like: For the evil, it can be a truly sinister murder or a humorous prank; a teen hacking into high-level security or a plot to foil someone's trip to the mall. And the genius? Also up to you. Just make sure there's something that makes your entry sparkle. Or skulk through the dark, as it may be.

Non-fiction what you'd like to do instead? No problem. Feel free to write a post about an evil genius from history or the present.

Word limit for entries: 400. You may go over that number--but be aware, people are less likely to read your entire post if it is long.

The Where:
Your blog/website.

The When:
February 27.

The Why:
Because The Eagle's Aerial Perspective is turning 2 years old on February 27, and that calls for celebration. Furthermore, the blog's mastermind has had this idea simmering in the back of her mind for months (part of her plot for complete web domination, you know) and she thought it was about time she took the leap and hosted her own blogfest.

And why should you sign up? Well . . . three winners will be announced on March 9th; two shall be chosen by Random.org and one by popular vote, and those entrants will win something of their choice. Nothing monetary (since this evil genius is among the rest of them: experiencing recession) but the other options are many: guest post or interview on The Eagle's Aerial Perspective (written a book? Free advertising), some graphic design (examples can be procured), an edit/critique, and even some HTML/CSS coding (for websites and so forth). Other things within her (er, limited) domain of knowledge may be negotiated. Nothing so terribly exciting as, say, free books, unfortunately.

So. Think you're up for some Evil Genii? Sign up below. The host looks forward to your presence on February 27.

(You may also go HERE to view the list and add your link, in case there are technical problems and the script above does not show up.)

And don't forget to take the button to display on your site (not mandatory, but it would be awesome if you did):


-----The Golden Eagle


Stuart Nager said...

Bwaahhhaaa...I'm in. Evil Genius time...hmmm....

Matthew MacNish said...

Congratulations on your 2 years anniversary!

Trisha said...

Hrrrm, the links are showing up as URLs...not meant to, right? ;) I totally had to sign up for this, sounds awesome!

Emily Rose said...

This looks awesome!

PS. Happy almost 2 year birthday to your blog:)

....Petty Witter said...

Sorry but I can't help but think of you sitting there like that Bond baddie with a white cat on your knee. Sounds like a great feature, I look forward to hearing more about it.

Sarah McCabe said...

Oh man, another blogfest I just can't resist. The baddies are always so much fun to write.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry, that's the first day of my blog tour. Although maybe I could incorporate it into my post that day...? Thinking!

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like fun. I don't believe I'll be able to take part. Too much other writing to do. But I hope it turns out well.

L.G.Smith said...

Wow, congrats on two years!! And what a cool idea for a blogfest.

Sarah Pearson said...

I'm terrible at not signing up for blogfests until I've thought of something, and then forgetting to sign up at all. But this is your 2 year anniversary and it needs to be celebrated! I've signed up, and I'll worry later about what I'm going to write :-)

Old Kitty said...

Two years blogoversary!?!? WOW!!

Oooh - off I go to contemplate some evil geniuses and destroy a planet while I'm at it..! Take care

Krispy said...

Oh man, this is awesome! I don't know if I'll have an evil genius to participate with, but I will discuss with Alz. Regardless, I'll help you spread the word, and an early congrats on your blogoversary! :D

cherie said...

Two years? Wowza! Congrats! That's a huge accomplishment. Don't know if I'll sign up. My pregnancy brain is not cooperative at the moment and I'm most likely to forget it or fail to come up with an evil genius prose. But good luck to all entrants, and I'll be interested to see what people come up with. ;)

Jen Chandler said...

This sounds like wonderful fun! Bad guys (and gals) are my favorite characters to write. This may mean something is wrong with me, but who cares :D

Looking forward to it and happy almost 2 year anniversary to your wonderful blog!


Michael Offutt, Tebow Cult Initiate said...

Oooh I think I will definitely join this on Monday. I shall blog about the evil Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory and how he is one lab accident away from being a super villain.

nutschell said...

Advanced Happy birthday to your blog. I guess we're both turning 2 this year. :D THe blogfest sounds super cool.
Happy weekend!


Rek said...

Eagle throws a challenge and I won't join?...would make a perfect way to get back to blog flash after a break.

Carrie Butler said...

Gah! This month is so busy, but it's for you, so... I'm in! :)

Patricia Marques said...

Congrats on the 2 Years, this sounds like a brilliant blogfest. Will be racking my brain to see if I can find a little evil genius in there somewhere :D

LynNerdKelley said...

Congrats on your 2 year blog anniversary coming up! What a cool idea for a blog. I don't know that I can write something by then - my writing and blogging time has diminished greatly since we're still in the middle of moving and I'm now babysitting my grandbaby 9 hrs. a day. If he slept a lot, I'd get some writing in, but he only takes 2 half hour naps a day. I LOVE watching him. Just need more energy or more hours in a day!

Emily R. King said...

Sweet idea. I'm going to have to think this one over. I've got too many blogfests on the brain right now.
I'll be back!

S.P. Bowers said...

Sounds fun, I can't wait to read them all!

S.P. Bowers said...

Oh, yea, and congrats on the two years!

Carol Kilgore said...

Sounds like great fun! And congrats on your upcoming anniversary :)

Chris Allinotte said...

Congratulations on 2 years! The blogfest sounds like a lot of fun, I'll be sure to check it out.

FYI - I've presented you with a "Versatile Blogging Award" - drop by to collect!

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Unfortunately my computer will likely still be in Techie Repair Land and I don't have the requisite skills to do this on my iPod... *sigh* If the laptop is back by then, I'll sign on up! :)

Arlee Bird said...

Congratulations on 2 great years. The fest sounds fun, but I think I'm overextended at the moment with A to Z preparations. If I get caught up, maybe, but seeing how I've been trying to "catch up" for a few months I don't know if I'll be very successful.

A Faraway View
An A to Z Co-host blog
Twitter: @AprilA2Z

Lynda R Young said...

I'm going to have to practice my evil genius laugh...muwhahahahaha!

Congrats on your 2nd blogiversary.

Rachel Morgan said...

Happy almost-blog-birthday! My blog's also turning 2 soon :-) Hmm, I've never thought much about the evil genius... Gotta see if I can come up with something!

MISH said...

Congrats Golden Eagle!
The second birthday is referred to as the "terrible two's" and it seems you're doing it in STYLE - living up to the "terror" aspect by hosting an evil genius blogfest.
Way to go!
Mmmm, I've got so many things on my plate - would love to participate, though...
I'll let the idea simmer for a few days and see what I come up with.

Madeleine Maddocks said...

LOL! What a fab idea. I will sidebar this for you.

Lydia Kang said...

These will be so fun to read!

Deniz Bevan said...

Love this blogfest idea! I hope I can make it. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

The Golden Eagle said...

Stuart: Awesome! :)

Matthew: Thank you!

Trisha: Actually . . . I think they are. I'm using InLinkz, which does things differently from the more popular Linky Tools. :P

Thanks for signing up!

Emily: Thank you! :D

Petty Witter: Does he twirl his mustache as well? Sounds like the kind of character who might. ;)

Posts will be up Feb. 27!

Sarah: I agree. Thank you for joining!

Alex: Hope you can participate in some way. :) No pressure, though; I'm sure you've got plans for your blog tour!

Charles: Thanks!

L.G.: Thank you. :)

Sarah: Huzzah that you've signed up! I'm sure you'll come up with something awesome. :)

Old Kitty: LOL. This is a blogfest, after all--anything's possible!

Krispy: Thanks so much! :)

Cherie: Thank you.

I'm interested, too. :D

Jen: I'm in a similar boat. Antagonists/villains can be so much fun, despite all their . . . evilness.

Thank you!

Michael: Sounds cool. :)

Nutschell: Thanks!

No better year to turn 2, right? ;)

Rek: Hooray! So glad you signed up.

Carrie: Thank you so much! Can't wait to read your post.

Patricia: Thanks!

I'm sure you can--we all have a little evil genius in us. ;)

LynNerdKelley: Thank you!

Completely understandable. It sounds like you've got an awful lot going on right now.

Emily: Hope you can sign up. :)

S.P.: Thank you!

Carol: Thanks. :D

Chris: Thank you--hope you enjoy the blogfest posts. :)

Heading right on over!

Jemi: I do hope you get your laptop back soon. I'm sure you'd come up with something amazing!

Arlee: Thanks!

The A-Z Challenge sounds like one heck of a challenge, just for the hosting. So many participants and things to prepare for.

Lynda: LOL. Well, February 27 will be the day to use it. ;)

Thank you!

Rachel: Cool!

I hope you'll join the blogfest. :)

MISH: Thanks!

LOL. Might as well take it to the limit if it's going to be a terrible year, right?

Madeleine: Awesome! Thank you so much.

Lydia: I'm really looking forward to reading people's posts!

Deniz: Thanks! :)

Leigh Covington said...

BAHAHAHAHA! (That's my evil genius laugh!) I love it. What a fun way to celebrate the blogoversary! I'm going to do my best to participate. :) Congrats on 2 years!

Anonymous said...

Signed up and tweeted. :) This is a great way to celebrate a blogiversary.

Josh Hoyt said...

Sounds fun I'm excited to see what comes of it!!

Talli Roland said...

Wow, almost two years - congrats! I love writing bad characters. Great idea for a blogfest.

Natasha said...

Ah this is such a good idea! My friends on their creative writing course would love this. I tagged you in the Tag Me - Tag You blog tag post too :) xxx

anthony stemke said...

Congratulations to you and best wishes for the future.

The Golden Eagle said...

Leigh: Awesome! :)


Medeia: Thank you so much for signing up and spreading the word. :)

Josh: Me, too--thanks for joining!

Talli: Thank you!

They're fun.

Natasha: I'm off to check out the tag. :D

Anthony: Thank you. :)

Susan Kane said...

Two years anniversary! Congratulations, girl!
I put my name on the blogfest. Now to summon up an evil persona with an evil agenda. Pinky and The Brain, anyone?

Nas Dean said...

Lovely idea of a blogfest. i'm looking forward to reading everyone's entries.

Congrats on your blogerversary!

Anonymous said...

What a cool idea for a blogfest.... can't wait to see how it goes

DWei said...

Congrats on your upcoming 2 year anniversary! My blog is like, half a year old now?

Ciara said...

This looks like a fantastic blog fest. I want to participate but I'm afraid the back to back releases are going to kill me. :) I might pop back in and sign up at the last minute if I can pull it off. :) I'll visit though.

The Golden Eagle said...

Susan: Thank you! :)

Awesome. Can't wait to read your post!

Nas: Thanks!

Tfwalsh: Me, neither.

DWei: Thanks. :)

Which is longer than a lot of bloggers. It's an easy activity to drop.

Ciara: Good luck with the releases!

No pressure to join--though of course I'd love it if you did. :)

Paul Tobin said...

Congratulations! Great idea. Just tweeted your post.