downthetubes nominated for SFX Blog Award

We’re delighted to report that downthetubes has been nominated for an SFX ‘Blogger’ award in the category for ‘Best SF News Blog’ (Vote for us here!).

Our nomination – pitting us against Big Dumb Object, the Doctor Who News Page and SF Crowsnest (all stiff competition!) is part of  the first ever SFX Blog Awards, where the top-selling SF magazine celebrates the best that SF and fantasy fan-driven and insider-developed internet activity has to offer.

“These awards aren’t for big, profit-making sites but for sites that were created for the love of the genre, and are maintained by people out of love rather than money,” the magazine’s team say.

“They’re called Blog Awards, and while we do have many trad blogs among the nominations, but we’ve applied the term loosely to include a couple of less bloggy sites that still feel in the right spirit. Consider ‘Blog’ a shorthand term, because ‘The SFX Fan-Driven And Insider-Developed Website Awards’ just ain’t catchy enough.”

There are six categories to choose from, and the nominations, who also include our good friends Geek Syndicate in the ‘Best Podcast’ category and British comic creators Paul Cornell, Neil Gaiman and Warren Ellis in the ‘Best Celebrity Blog’ category, have been drawn up from suggestions made by members of the SFX Forum, SFX team members and the SFX Bloggers.

All you have to do now is browse through the various nominees and decide which ones you want to vote for. Voters will be, to all intents and purposes, the Blog Academy, deciding the winners.

• Read more and vote: The SFX Blog Awards http://www.sfx.co.uk/2011/03/16/the-sfx-blog-awards

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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