April 9, 2013

Rondo Awards Announced
FRANKENSTEINIA is First Runner-Up for Best Blog!

The Rondos are, by far, the most prestigious awards in the classic horror field, casting a vast net — 35 categories! — to honor the best in classic horror research, creativity and film preservation. In this record year, over 3400 voters participated. The winners of 2013 were announced on Monday.

I am proud indeed to report that FRANKENSTEINIA has placed as First Runner-Up in the Best Blog category. The Rondo for top blog most deservedly goes to The Collinsport Historical Society, Wallace McBride’s truly outstanding and beautifully designed site devoted to Dark Shadows and things related.

In Frankenstein Rondo news, the Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein Blu-Ray edition was crowned as Best Classic DVD. Universal Classic Monsters: The Essential Collection wins for Best Classic Horror Collection and the accompanying booklet, The Original House of Horror, wins as Best DVD Extra.

A Rondo for Best Toy, Model or Collectible goes to sculptor Jeff Yagher for his amazing Bride of Frankenstein.

Frankenstein-related Honorable Mentions go to Dr. Shocker’s Frankenstein vs Wolf Man Political Debate, Fan Event category, and Steve Niles and Bernie Wrightson’s Frankenstein Alive, Alive, in the Horror Comic category. Tim Lucas’ Video Watchdog review of the Dracula and Frankenstein Blu-Rays gets an Honorable Mention in the Best Article category and, by the way, Mr. Lucas was also honored as Best Writer.

In the five years I’ve been blogging, FRANKENSTEINIA has collected seven Rondo nominations. In the Best Blog category, we’ve landed an Honorable Mention, a Best Blog win for 2010, and we’re First Runner-Up for the third time. Along the way, we also scored an Honorable Mention for the Boris Karloff Blogathon as Best Fan Event, and a nomination for Best Article. All of those translate, I realize, into a lot of votes, for which I am humbled and very grateful. Thank you, all, for your continued support.

Most of all, there are no words to express my gratitude and admiration for the monumental task of running the Rondos, shouldered every year by David Colton on behalf of the Classic Horror Film Board. Thank you, David. 

The full list of Rondo winners.


wich2 said...

Salut, Pierre!


Adriano (Adrio) Petrucci said...

I am using the google translator to write to you. excuse.
I wanted to tell you that I always follow your blog. a really nice blog.
good job.

I will attach the link to this comment in my blog with a few sketches of frankentein.