I love Rondo season! I couldn’t care less about The Oscars, Golden Globes, People’s Choice but I fucking love Rondo! The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award is an actual physical award (pictured left) given to movies, writers, artists and bloggers (among others, obviously) who excel in the field of horror fandom. Some of the people involved in this award are real achievers and long-time personalities in the genre and I’m not going to lie to you when I tell you that it’s a massive honor to be considered eligible along with people like Tim Lucas, who’ve earned their stripes over the course of decades.
I’ll be the first person to admit this, though. I really don’t care for the voting method. What you’re going to do is head over to the Rondo Award website, read the instructions carefully, copy and paste the ballot into an email and then mark your votes however you want, remembering to include your name in the email. When you get to Category 16, best blog, I sure would appreciate it if you put a little X right next to Cinema Suicide. Here’s the thing, though: Make sure you vote for as much as you’re familiar with because there is some awesome shit on that ballot and I share space on it with others who spend precious time, energy and money to keep the horror wheels turning in their spare time. Don’t just vote for me. When that happens, I suspect that they toss out the vote since it looks like I’m campaigning with a form email or something. Don’t do that. Vote for me and anything else you know about. Don’t see your favorite stuff on the ballot? Write it in.
Rondo season is fun as hell and if you’re like me, then you’re probably making a list out of all these awesome DVDs, Blu-rays, magazines, books, comics, toys, etc. that you need to get your hands on. Voting ends at midnight, March 27th, 2011 with winners being announced on March 28th so get your votes in and encourage your friends to vote for Cinema Suicide, as well. Since I’m already on the topic, New England is representing on that ballot like crazy, y’all! Aside from me, Cinema Suicide favorite Richard Griffin is up there, nominated in Best Independent Film or Documentary (Cat. #8) for one of my favorite movies of last year, Atomic Brain Invasion and Providence’s hexcellent horror host, Penny Dreadful is up for Favorite Horror Host (Cat. #19). This is my official endorsement of those two nominees, as well. Vote for them, too, will ya?
The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards