If there's one most prestigious, genre-specific award in the world, it's gotta be the RONDOS! Every year, fans and pros alike vote for their favorite artists, products, publications and events. The awards are a treasured validation for all those folks working hard to keep Horror and Sci-Fi ALIVE!
2010 marks the 8th annual RONDO HATTON AWARDS! And this year also marks the nomination of: THE FORREST J ACKERMAN TRIBUTE as THE BEST FAN EVENT! If you were at the Tribute, I know you felt the profound impact of the experience. If not, you can read my account of the event at DREADCENTRAL.COM by clicking here: Forry Tribute
At the end of that article you'll have a chance to hear Forry's final farewell once more. Sad but sweet.
The competition is tough, but I believe the Forry Tribute is well worthy of this year's honor. The Tribute purely captured the spirit that lives within our genre and the incredible hand Forry played in perpetuating it and maintaining it over his 92 years. Thanks to The Egyptian Theater, Tim Sullivan, Dan Madigan and many others, this event not only honored the memory of our late hero, FJA. It also demonstrated how Forry's love of all things fantastical could live beyond him. Inspiring future generations of Monster GrandKids!
If you'd like to vote for:
17. Best Fan Event of 2008 -
Tribute to Forrest J Ackerman, Grauman's Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, organized by Joe Moe
Vote at Classic Horror Film Boards by clicking here: Rondo Awards Ballot
It's easy! You can vote all the categories or just the ones you want to! Just send your picks to: firstname.lastname@example.org
King Kong-grats to all the nominees. Help me bring this one home to Horrorwood, Karloffornia for Uncle Forry!