SPECIAL: DARK DISCUSSIONS Nominated for Rondo Award – Vote through April 10th!


I’d have posted this sooner, but I just found out. On February 17, the official ballot for the FOURTEENTH ANNUAL RONDO HATTON CLASSIC HORROR AWARDS was posted, and the Dark Discussions podcast—which hasn’t only been my favorite since 2011, I’ve guested several times and am now part-time co-host—has been nominated in Category #17, Best Multi-Media Horror Site (which feature podcasts).

While this is awesome, the Rondos are just something that should be on every horror fan’s radar, and every horror fan should go and vote. This year there are 21 choice categories and 6 write-in categories.


The Rondo Awards website states it is“Since 2002, the Rondos have been fandom’s only classic horror awards—decided by fans, for fans. Every nominee below is being recognized for significant work or achievement in the year 2015.”[1] They’re not kidding. It leads the pack in terms of unique, intelligent categories: Best Commentary, Best DVD Extra, Best Article (usually of the more scholarly variety)—to name a few. It also leads the pack in terms of paying attention to everything that’s out there instead of just what’s trending or popular (or who’s baking whom the most cookies). I’m thrilled that this year I get to vote for Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau as Best Documentary, Blobfest’s Blob Panic Re-enactment (AKA The Run-Out) for Best Fan Event, and the Criterion release of 1973’s Don’t Look Now as Best Classic DVD/Blu-Ray.

If you’d like to read a specific history of the Rondos, click here.

I encourage everyone who’s interested in all things horror to go vote in any or all of the categories with which you’re familiar (you don’t have to vote in every category, just an FYI). All it takes is the sending of an email. I know that many of you who subscribe to my blog do listen to DD, so if you’re so inclined, yes, we’d love your vote. We know, however, the competition is pretty stiff. There’s a LOT of quality stuff on this ballot. It’s an honor to even be nominated.



[1] The Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards. http://rondoaward.com/rondoaward.com/blog/ (accessed April 4, 2016).


About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of both the New England Horror Writers and the Horror Writers Association. Follow her adventures at kristipetersenschoonover.com.

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