FAVORITE HORROR HOST

SVENGOOLIE

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Runner-up: Penny Dreadful
Honorable mentions: Count Gore De Vol; Dr. Gangrene; Son of Ghoul

BEST HORROR COMIC BOOK

JOHN CARPENTER’S TALES FOR A HALLOWEEN NIGHT

Runner-up: Haunted Horrors
Honorable mentions: Godzilla in Hell; Frankenstein Underground; Bloke’s Terrible Tome of Terror
INDIVIDUAL RONDO AWARDS


WRITER OF THE YEAR

Gary Don Rhodes

A leading scholar into the origins of the horror film,
Rhodes’ fact-based approach has exploded myths surrounding some of the genre’s most beloved works. His books about Bela Lugosi have kept the complicated legacy
of the horror icon alive.

Runners-up: April Snelling, Bruce Hallenbeck, Tim Lucas, Tom Weaver, Greg Mank,
Max Weinstein, Kim Newman, Eric Shirey

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ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Mark Maddox

                

Runners-up: Daniel Horne, William Cope, Gary Pullin,
Joel Robinson, Jason Edmiston

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 LINDA MILLER AWARD
FOR 
FAN ARTIST OF THE YEAR
(In memory of the late Linda Miller)

JASON BROWER

Runner-up: Malcolm Gittins. Honorable mentions: Jerrod Brown, John Sargent, Heather Paxton
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SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

‘The Only REAL Rondo Award’

Dennis Druktenis
for the amazing achievement of
SCARY MONSTERS #1-100

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INTERNATIONAL FAN OF THE YEAR
PETER FULLER (England)
  

   Peter Fuller, shown here in a promotion for the November 2015 Vincent Price Festival, which included a walking tour of Price’s favorite London haunts, has been one of the world’s foremost researchers into Price’s life and legacy.

His work with Victoria Price and others in mounting
the Price Festival 
was a landmark for the beloved actor’s legacy on both sides
of the Atlantic
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MONSTER KID OF THE YEAR
VICTORIA PRICE

Victoria Price likes to joke that she never enjoyed seeing the films of her father, Vincent Price, because he was always getting killed in all kinds of ways. But after writing a biography of her famous dad, she realized that there was far more to the screen legend than his villainous roles.
A regular at horror conventions, Price is now well-versed in Price’s horror films, but she prefers to talk about her father’s
exquisite taste in art, in food, and in the cultural underpinnings of his work.
A true “monster kid,” Victoria Price helps
remind new monster fans that chills and thrills began long ago, and will live on.
THE MONSTER KID HALL OF FAME
Newest inductees are:

MARK REDFIELD

Keeping Poe’s legend alive

This Baltimore native knows Edgar Allan Poe better than most. He helped fight to preserve Poe’s
Baltimore residence, portrayed the doomed writer in the film, THE DEATH OF POE, and has mounted stage and radio productions of the horror bard’s work at the Poe Forevermore Radio Theatre.
An actor, a scholar, an editor, an activist, Redfield is responsible for much of the renewed interest in America’s most haunted poet.

STEVE VERTLIEB

Seeking the creators

One of the earliest genre enthusiasts and writers, Steve Vertlieb’s interest has always
been in the creators behind the scenes — the men who animated King Kong, the composers
like John Williams, Bernard Herrmann and Miklos Rozsa whose music stirred moviegoers, and the writers like Ray Bradbury whose words sparked a generation of dreamers.
Soon to be the subject of a documentary, Vertlieb’s gentle touch in his writing reminds readers why they
loved many of the classic films in the first place.
DAVID DEL VALLE

Dishing with the horror stars

Few can match the energy and wide-ranging interests of David Del Valle, a cinema insider who knows just about everyone involved in films past and present. Whether drawing out little-known
tales from horror icons such as Barabra Steele, moderating panels or enriching DVD commentaries, the outspoken Del Valle has spent a lifetime compiling the backstories, the insanity, and the joy of Hollywood and European horror factories.

BILL ‘CHILLY BILLY’ CARDILLE

The unforgettable horror host

There were many “Chiller Theatres,” but few like the one Bill “Chilly Billy” Cardille hosted in Pittsburgh from 1963 to 1982. So “chilling” was his delivery that Second City’s Joe Flaherty says his horror host parody on SCTV was based on Cardille’s spooky character. Squeaking doors, howling wolves, a beating heart and a creepy organ signaled his pioneering, smart and influential horror show. A true horror original.
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David
Copyright 2016 Rondo Awards, David Colton