Friday, January 28, 2011
You know, it's always more fun when the fans get involved. And fans don't necessarily mean "innocent bystander" fan. I love this video because Eddie looks so real, although I'll bet this was a scripted, rehearsed stunt.
Don't be afraid to bring fans into your fun. As a mascot, don't be afraid to be "showed up". BIG kudos to G-Man, who let his superhero powers be overshadowed this night.
Enjoy, and share the excitement!
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Blogging is tough... well, it's tough for a mom with a home business and a lot of crazy distractions, to keep a regular log of cool things and thoughts. That's why it's fun to check out others' blogs and see what they're up to.
If you're a mascot fan take some time and check out the following online journals:
Rob Bowdouin's "The Anonymous Celebrity". One of the most creative and successful performers in any sport, Rob has some great professional advice for those who want to break into the "Bigs": http://theanonymouscelebrity.com/?p=149
If you're a fan of high standards with a sprinkle of sarcasm check out Kelly Frank's submissions to Gameops.com. Kelly is constantly pushing quality performance for the mascot character: http://www.gameops.com/essay-writers/Loathing
John Cudo is a veteran of NBA characters and has built the premium website for game operations information. You can find his regular postings at: http://gameops.com/wp/
Brad Collins made his mark on minor league baseball's mascot world and continues to leave huge pawprints in: http://talkingmascot.blogspot.com/
And although it's not a mascot-specific blog, you can't find a bigger mascot blogging fan. Benjamin Hill gives amazing insight into minor league baseball promotions at: http://bensbiz.mlblogs.com/
"Mascotting" is a performance art form. The more we are able to share experiences the better our art form will get. Let us know how things are going in your neck of the mascot world!