The voting results for the 2012 Rondo Hatton Awards are now in, courtesy of David Coulton at the official Rondo site. While the show I helped write, Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man: The Presidential Debate didn’t win Best Fan Event, it was an honor for the show to be nominated and congratulations to makeup master Rick Baker for his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony taking the award. Also, my congratulations to Frank Dietz, Trish Geiger and Bob & Kathy Burns for BEAST WISHES winning Best Documentary of the year.
A record-shattering 3,425 ballots were received this year from every continent but Antarctica! Here’s a list of all the Rondo Award winners for 2012:
— BEST MOVIE: CABIN IN THE WOODS
— BEST TV: WALKING DEAD
— CLASSIC DVD: A&C MEET FRANKENSTEIN
— CLASSIC COLLECTION: UNIVERSAL MONSTERS ON BLU RAY
— RESTORATION: DRACULA (1931)
— COMMENTARY: David Kalat on Criterion GOJIRA/GODZILLA
— DVD EXTRA: Universal Monsters ORIGINAL HOUSE OF HORRORS booklet
— INDEPENDENT FILM: HOUSE OF GHOSTS
— SHORT FILM: FALL OF HOUSE OF USHER (animated)
— DOCUMENTARY: BEAST WISHES
— BOOK OF YEAR: RAY HARRYHAUSEN’S FANTASY SCRAPBOOK
— BEST MAGAZINE MODERN: RUE MORGUE
— BEST MAGAZINE CLASSIC: SCARY MONSTERS
— BEST ARTICLE: Christopher Lee: A Career retrospective, by Aaron Christensen, HORROR HOUND #34
— BEST INTERVIEW: Michael Culhane talks with original DARK SHADOWS cast, including Jonathan Frid’s last interview, FAMOUS MONSTERS #261
— BEST COLUMN: It Came from Bowen’s Basement (John Bowen), RUE MORGUE
— BEST THEME ISSUE: Tie, MONSTERS FROM THE VAULT #30 (Vincent Price); VIDEO WATCHDOG #169 (Dark Shadows)
— COVER: Jeff Preston’s Phibes cover for LITTLE SHOPPE OF HORRORS #29
— WEBSITE: DREAD CENTRAL
— BLOG: COLLINSPORT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
— CONVENTION: MONSTERPALOOZA
— FAN EVENT: Rick Baker gets star on hollywood Walk of Fame
— HORROR HOST: Svengoolie
— HORROR COMIC: WALKING DEAD
— MULTIMEDIA (Audio/video): FRIGHT BYTES
— SOUNDTRACK/HORROR CD: ROSEMARY’S BABY
— TOY, MODEL OR COLLECTIBLE: Jeff Yagher’s BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN scene
— WRITER OF YEAR: Tim Lucas
— REVIEWER OF YEAR: David-Elijah Nahmod
— ARTIST: DANIEL HORNE
— FAN ARTIST: MARK OWEN
— HENRY ALVAREZ AWARD FOR ARTISTIC DESIGN: RAY SANTOLERI
— INTERNATIONAL MONSTER FAN: Rhonda Steerer (operates Boris Karloff ‘More Than a Monster’ site from Germany)
— MONSTER KID OF THE YEAR: SIMON ROWSON (for work in Japan unearthing lost footage in HORROR OF DRACULA)
— HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES:
— J.D. LEES — Editor/publisher who helped popularize kaiju scholarship with G-FAN, now a giant-sized100 issues old.
— COUNT GORE DE VOL: Still going strong in multimedia, 40 years later.
— TED NEWSOM: Opinionated but with good reason — he was there researching and interviewing long before most others.
— STEVE BISSETTE — Writer’s love of the genre has spread across all genres, from comic books to deep research.
— JESSIE LILLEY: From Scarlet Street to Famous Monsters and Mondo Cult, she has expanded the outlook of fandom.
— And the late GARY DORST: One of fandom’s founding forces, gone far too soon.