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Busted! BCC Replaces Harvey Awards With Ringo Awards After Outhouse Exposé

Written by Tim Midura on Friday, June 16 2017 and posted in News with Benefits

Busted! BCC Replaces Harvey Awards With Ringo Awards After Outhouse Exposé

Baltimore Comic Con could've at least chosen a better Beatle.

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Last year, The Outhouse ran a hard-hitting exposé on how Valiant Comics mysteriously garnered 35% of the nominations for the Harvey Awards, which have run annually at Baltimore Comic Con. We noted how the eight members of The Valiant Fan Forums brigaded the /r/comicbooks' "Best of Comics 2015" polls, forcing mod Christian Hoffer to vacate two of the awards. While Harvey ballots are restricted to people working in the industry, that appears to work on an honor system, as anyone can submit a ballot through the website. We're not saying the Valiant Fan Forums rigged the Harveys, but does the pope shit in the woods?

Embarassed by The Outhouse's as-of-yet-non-Eisner-nominated brand of journalism, Baltimore Comic Con has announced a new award ceremony, the Ringo Awards, named not for the worst Beatle, but for Mike Wieringo, best known for his work on The Flash, Fantastic Four, and his own series, Tellos. He died ten years ago at the age of 44. 

Unlike other professional industry awards, the Ringo Awards include fan participation in the nomination process along with an esteemed jury of comics professionals. More than 20 categories will be celebrated with top honors being given at an awards ceremony Saturday, September 23, 2017.

To keep tabs on the Ringos, click here.


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About the Author - Tim Midura

Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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