Thursday, February 26, 2009

It's Time To Vote Again - Rondo Awards 2008

It's that time once again...to scroll through the list of nominees and cast your votes for the winners of the Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. Now in its 7th year, the Rondos represent the best of horror, sci-fi and fantasy in all media...as decided by the fans. I urge all of my friends and fans to make their voice heard, and cast their choices for the winners of this prestigous award. There are many categories, including a few new ones, but you do not have to vote in every category. Just the ones you feel qualified to vote in. You can only vote once, so make it count!

There are several "write-in" categories, such as "Writer Of The Year, " "Artist Of The Year" and "Monster Kid Of The Year." Here you write in the names of the persons you feel contributed the most to the genre in their respective fields.

Go to the Rondo website - http://rondoaward.com/ to see the list of nominees and instructions on how to vote. The voting will close on March 21st and the winners will be announced the following evening. The awards ceremony will take place on May 16th at Wonderfest in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Rondo Awards play a valuable role in keeping the spirit of classic horror and fandom alive and well for years to come. So get out there and vote for your favorites!

Monday, February 9, 2009

The Belle Of The Ball

I apologize for not having posted for quite a while, but professional gigs have had me jumping through hoops...

But onward and upward! I simply HAD to share some of the terrific artwork recently posted on the CLASSIC HORROR FILM BOARD, by a lovely lass who goes by the name of "Belle Dee Bilbrey" on those boards. Her beautiful graphic interpretations of classic horror characters are so delightful that I immediately contacted Richard Klemenson of LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS magazine and brought her work to his attention. He agreed that these snazzy little pieces were worthy of a place in his next issue. So look forward to seeing more of "Belle's" work in the near future.

Here are two wonderful examples. THE GIANT GILA MONSTER and Hammer's THE REPTILE...