We’re Number Two!
The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards were announced late last night and I am proud to report that FRANKENSTEINIA came in as 1st Runner-Up in the Best Horror Blog category. What’s more, the Boris Karloff Blogathon received an Honorable Mention in the Best Fan Event category!
Congratulations to all the winners — see the results here — with extra special cheers to my friend Max Cheney whose The Drunken Severed Head gets the Rondo for Best Horror Blog. Max’s blog captures the fun side of Monster Kid fandom. It perpetuates Jim Warren’s edict, upon the creation of Famous Monsters magazine, that essentially said, “Monsters are cool. I’m a kid. Make me laugh!”
Max’ blog echoes Forry Ackerman’s lighthearted approach, and the silly fun of ‘You’ll Die Laughing’ cards, ‘Monsters to Laugh With’ magazine, and Weird-Oh kits. The Drunken Severed Head spins so quickly that its brains are scrambled, and Max Cheney’s heart is the youngest one ever preserved in formaldehyde. Congratulations, my crazy friend!
Kudos also to David Colton and his crew for running the Rondo Awards year after year. It’s a huge undertaking, and the Rondos have become a prestigious and essential event. Thank you, David.