Earlier this year thousands upon thousands of comics fans from over 100 countries around the world nominated their 2007 favourites in an exciting contest that led to six nominees making it on to the voting form in a handful of categories. With the results finally collated, counted and ratified in each of the 30 categories, voting is now open for the 2007 Eagle Awards. To vote for your candidates, simply log on to http://www.eagleawards.co.uk/vote.asp
Polls close at midnight (BST) Sunday, April 27, 2008.
The winners are to be announced at the Bristol International Comic Expo on Saturday, May 10, 2008. The awards ceremony, the highlight of Britain's premiere comicsâ�� event, will be held at Bristol's Ramada Plaza Hotel where the ceremony is to be hosted by British TV and sitcom personality Fraser Ayres, best known as a regular in The Smoking Room and Thieves like Us. Assisting him will be Eagle Awards regular Cassandra Conroy, daughter of awards founder, Mike Conroy.
The presentation is to be preceded by the traditional gala dinner. With demand for tickets always high, early booking is highly recommended. Reservations can be made through Martin 'Biff' Averre, who can also provide further details. He can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone on 01206 364140 (011-44-1206 364140 from North America).
Also, the Eagles have their very own message forum, where discussion is taking place on all aspects of the awards including suggestions for who and what might garner nominations next year. All are welcome at www.eagleawards.co.uk
ABOUT THE EAGLE AWARDS â�� Established in 1976 by Mike Conroy, the Eagles are the comics industryâ��s longest established awards. Acknowledged as the pre-eminent international prizes, they have been featured on the covers of leading US and UK titles across the last three decades with such diverse titles as X-Men, Swamp Thing, Preacher, 2000 AD and MAD among those proud to display the Eagle Award emblem.