Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Blogfest for Ray Harryhausen

RJ over at Gamers & Grognards purposes a blogfest on Friday dedicated to the late, great Ray Harryhausen who passed away this week and 92.  I've always refereed to him as Harry.  When I would here his name when I was younger I thought Harry was his first name and Hausen was his last.  I knew there was a Ray in there, but seemed to forget about it.

If you're a gamer of older age his movies were must see.  Any gamer of any age should watch his movies.  I think his movies shaped my view of gaming in my early years.  All the fantastic creatures that we populate the dungeons come to life.

If you're interested, please join in on Friday in a blogfest honoring Harry, Ray Harryhausen.  Share your favorite memory, favorite movie or just post a picture of one of his monsters that you remember best. 


  1. For me the Children of the Hydra's Teeth as he portrayed them have very much shaped my idea of what a skeletal warrior should look like, and probably account for why I always favor un-dead themed campaigns and material.

    Ray certainly was a rare talent, that brought a lot of joy to a lot of people.

  2. This sounds good. I'll have to think of something.

  3. Good idea. I'll have to see if I can could up with something. I did do a post years ago--I suppose I could recycle.

  4. I'm afraid I've jumped the gun on this and posted yesterday, but this is a great idea. We, as gamers, owe much of our inspiration to Ray's movies, which brought so many of our cherished creatures of mythology and the ancient world to life.

  5. Thanks for the shout out! Slight correction, Gamers & Grognards. No affiliation with Jamal outside of being in the OSR. I'll be putting up a post today asking bloggers to send me links to their blogs if they are taking part so that I can get a list of links out by Friday night/Saturday morning.



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