Life is always full of surprises. I do the things that I do only because I enjoy doing them - creating art being the center of my activies. One of my biggest and most fulfilling joys of recent years has been putting together MONSTERS & MERRIMENT, simply because it was my way of sharing the joy of Halloween and horror art/movies/music with as many others as possible.
So can you then imagine my shocked surprise when I learned that my show was nominated for a prestigous Rondo Award for Best Event of 2018?! (damn near made me faint!)
The Rondo Awards are like the Oscars (Academy Awards) of Hollywood, honoring the very best in horror, sci-fi, creativity, and film preservation.
MONSTERS & MERRIMENT was nominated for category #23: Top Event of 2018, sharing the honors with such horror heavyweights as Rick Baker, Tobe Hooper and - gasp! - Ray Harryhausen (again, I want to faint!).
I'm a realist. I know I'm up against the Mount Olympus gods of Halloween horror, and probably don't have a snowball's chance in hell of winning... though my fingers (and toes and eyeballs!) are crossed, hoping to win this very prestigious award, it is merely the fact that I was even nominated, which is what I'm incredibly grateful for. I don't know which fans were responsible for putting me on the roster this year, and that's ok, they can remain anonymous. My simple hope is for those particular individuals, and everybody who has been involved in the process of both the Rondos and MONSTERS & MERRIMENT, to be made aware of my deepest and most sincere thanks to them.
That being said, please click on the above link to take you to the site where you can read up about how to vote (simple to do, and no, you do not have to vote in every category). And if you do vote for MONSTERS & MERRIMENT, thank you from the very bottom of my heart!