Voting for this year’s awards ends at midnight on Sunday, April 1, but since voting is open to all you still have time to show your support for local fear-meisters. Several Nashville-area horror hounds are nominated including longtime Nashville horror host (and former Scene cover model) Dr. Gangrene, who is in the running for Favorite Horror Host of 2011, Best Website (Chiller Cinema), and Best Fan Event for his live show, “It’s Bob, by iPad!” at the 2011 WonderFest in Louisville.
Also nominated are local podcasters Rod Barnett and Troy Guinn for their monthly NaschyCasts (hosted through Barnett’s blog, The Bloody Pit of Road) — 90 minutes or more of in-depth discussion and dissection of the movies of Spanish horror icon and drooling werewolf Paul Naschy. Lebanon artist and comics wiz Eric Powell — who provided the art for the heroic 2011 Best of Nashville issue — is in the running for Best Horror Comic for his 12-issue series for IDW Publishing, Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters. And Gallatin artist Jeff Preston is up for Best Magazine Cover for Monsterpalooza No. 1.
To see all the nominees, check out past winners and submit you votes just visit the Rondo Awards site. You do not have to vote in all categories, but only one ballot can be submitted per person.