Thursday, March 12, 2020
ANOTHER ROUND OF RONDO AWARDS!
Springtime means new beginnings... and another round of Rondo Award nominations! The latest nominations (for achievements in horror entertainment, merchandising, journalism and fandom during 2019) were recently announced. And yes, for at least the ninth (I think) time (!!!), this humble little blog about spooks and kooks, ghouls and fools, and creeps and clowns has been nominated for a Rondo award!!!
Like some previous years, I don't necessarily think this blog is worthy of such an honor for my 2019 output. Due to many factors in my life including some unforeseen medical setbacks (happy to say I'm feeling very much on the mend these days), it was not one of my more prolific years. But being nominated for my modest output gives me the impetus to do what I can to get this project back on track here in 2020.
The Rondo Awards are the brainchild of David Colton. They are named after Rondo Hatton (you can learn more about Rondo Hatton by watching the video clip below) and are awards given to those who in some way are keeping the love for and appreciation of classic horror alive. You can learn more details about the Rondo Awards and view this year's ballot by clicking here.
"Scared Silly" has been nominated in the "best website" category, and it is my hope that if you like this blog, you will vote for it.
Votes are due by March 29th, 2020. All voting is done by email only so you must email your picks directly to David Colton at email@example.com
Until then, here's a nice piece on Rondo Hatton courtesy of Me-TV's resident horror movie host, Svengoolie - ENJOY: