SelfMadeHero – for services to geek culture

Woo! Yay! We won the coveted, spangly, squidgy, be-buttoned, Black Tentacle at this year’s “Kitschies”. Our tentacle was awarded at last weekend’s SFX Weekender at Prestatyn Sands and collected on our behalf by SFX‘s very own Rob Power.

Here follows the citation from the Kitschies site:

“The Black Tentacle a special achievement award, handed out at the discretion of Anne Perry and Jared Shurin, editors of Pornokitsch.

It goes to a work or body of work that does not otherwise fit The Kitschies’ criteria. The winner receives a hand-crafted and embroidered tentacle and a bottle of The Kraken’s black spiced rum.

The winner of the 2011 Black Tentacle is SelfMadeHero, for their 2011 body of work and its contribution to elevating geek culture.”

Thanks to Anne, Jared and the talented distillers of The Kraken – Black Spiced Rum. We look froward to raising a toast with our prize! Congratulations from us the other Tentacle winners:

  • Winners of the Red Tentacle: Patrick Ness and (posthumously) Siobhan Dowd for A Monster Calls
  • Winner of the Inky Tentacle: Glen Duncan (designed by Peter Mendelsund) for The Last Werewolf

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2 Responses to SelfMadeHero – for services to geek culture

  1. David Bishop says:

    Thoroughly well deserved, too!

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