It's that time of the year again when the best of all things horror and sci-fi is celebrated by the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Go to www.rondoaward.com to see this year's official ballot. The tenth annual Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards will be recognizing the best in monster research, creativity, and film preservation in 2011.
Since 2002, the Rondos have been fandom's only true classic horror award. They are decided by fans, for fans. For every Rondo nominee, just being recognized for a significant achievement in the genre during the year of 2011 is a great accomplishment.
So head on over to the official Rondo Web site and cast your vote today. Over the past nine years, Monsters from the Vault has been extremely fortunate to win several awards, including:
Best Article (2003): The Horror Film Crisis of 1932 Parts I & II by Gary D. Rhodes
Best Cover (2006): MFTV #21 by Joe "Sorko" Schovitz
Monster Kid Hall of Fame (2008): Jim & Marian Clatterbaugh
Best Cover (2009): MFTV #26 by Daniel R. Horne
Best Magazine Fan-Market (2010): Monsters from the Vault
We also were runner-up to Video Watchdog in the "Best Magazine" category in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006. Plus, tons of our articles and covers have been nominated over the years, and two of our regular contributors, Greg Mank and Tom Weaver, have won "Writer of the Year." Finally, in 2010, Daniel R. Horne was selected as the "Artist of the Year."
This year, Monsters from the Vault is nominated for 6 Rondo Awards (Best Magazine, Best Cover (2 covers), and Best Article (3 articles), and I urge you to consider us when you cast you ballot. However, there are NO losers when it comes to the Rondo Awards, as just being nominated is quite an honor. So again, head over to www.rondoaward.com and cast your vote for your favorites of 2011 today!
HOW TO VOTE:
--All voting is by e-mail only. Simply copy the ballot (cut-and-pasting is easy), and send an e-mail with your picks to David Colton, at email@example.com by Sunday night at midnight, April 1, 2012.
--One vote per person, please.
--Every e-mail must include your name to be counted. All votes are kept strictly confidential. No e-mail addresses or any personal information will ever be shared with anyone.
--Important: Feel free to spread the word about Rondo. But please remember that organized voting campaigns (duplicated ballots, mass e-mailing efforts, getting strangers to vote) are prohibited and can result in a warning and even disqualification. Let's keep this a fun vote of monster fans.
--And no, you do not have to vote in every category. Again, to vote simply copy the ballot and make your picks by highlighting your selection and putting an X by your selections or by typing out your picks separately---whatever is easiest. Then e-mail your selections to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You'll receive an e-mail acknowledging your vote, and the nominees who work so hard to enrich the classic horror genre will appreciate your taking the time to say thanks for their efforts.