For the third successive year the Inkwell Awards posts their ballot for voting online on the website on August 15 until one month later on September 15. Anyone can vote whether they be a fan or an industry professional. As previously reported, the 2010 Nomination Committee made up of various respected industry professionals, was chosen last fall/winter and they voted on nominees for the ballot this past spring.
Previously the ballot had been posted during the spring and then the summer, respectively, but this year, in order to coordinate the voting period to precede the live awards ceremony that takes place in October, they had to adjust their schedule. The ceremony will be sponsored by Wizard Entertainment and take place at Wizard World: New England (Boston) at the Hynes Convention Center on the weekend of October 15-17th.
It will be emcee’d by Inkwell Awards founder Bob Almond and the organization’s Hall of Fame namesake, Joltin’ Joe Sinnott, will preside as keynote speaker, and a question and answer session will take place with the award winners. Other Inkwell Awards committee members and ambassadors will be in attendance and spokesperson Ms. Inkwell, as played by model Chrissy Cutler, will also be appearing at the event.
This weekend, I’ll be trekking to Boston, MA for the very first East Coast PAX!
Last year, PAX West was the single most amazing show of the year for me, so I have high hopes for this weekend. We’re going to have a hell of a time. I can’t invite any of you to come out if you don’t already have plans because apparently the show is completely sold out.
If you ARE attending, however, you need to know what Kris Straub and I are up to. Cause we got nefarious plans, baby.
Saturday Night, 10:30pm, Wyvern Theatre: An Evening with Scott Kurtz My panel at PAX West was so much fun. I hope that you come out for another evening of stories and laughter and pelting me with questions. Join me as I open the kimono and let you into the secret life of this cartoonist.
Sunday Morning, 10:30am, Main Theatre: BLAMIMATIONS ALIVE, with Kris and Scott PATV veterans Scott Kurtz (pvponline.com) and Kris Straub (chainsawsuit.com) take you deeply behind the scenes of their hit Blamimation series for one magical hour. Will you help come up with the next breakout hit character? Will you watch it come to life? Will you see Kris and Scott BS for 55 minutes? No, maybe, and yes.
Also, I’ll be set up in Bandland, selling PvP wares with guest booth stars Mary Cagle (CubeWatermelon) and Brad Guigar (Wigwam). I’ll have copies of PvP book 6 and 7, as well as the PvP Awesomology and plushes. But that’s not all. I’ve got some exclusive PAX items:
Since buttons are a big deal at PAX, I’ve made a set of LOLbat and ReTweet buttons. You’ll be able to pick these badboys up at our booth while they last.
And since our limited edition poster was such a hit at the Emerald City Comicon, I’ve decided to make ANOTHER exclusive poster. Exclusively at PAX East, this amazing LOLbat and ReTweet poster. It’s my homage to an homage by Nate Bellegarde’s homage to The Dark Knight Returns
Finally, I’m thrilled to announce that Kris and I will be selling a PAX exclusive BLAMIMATION POSTER. When you see this, you’re going to crap your pants.
See you in BAH-stan! It’s going to be wicked smaht.