What the hell is a Premio Dardo Award, you ask?
Basically, it’s a virtual a chain letter or tagging meme, in the form of an award. It’s given out by bloggers to other bloggers as a gesture of admiration and then passed along by the recipients and bestowed upon other bloggers. Fun, huh? Not much out there on the origins of the award, but I was able to find this.
Nebulous origins of the award notwithstanding, it was lovely to be recognized by Unkle Lancifer and Aunt John, two ingenious bloggers whom I admire tremendously for their thematic consistency with Kindertrauma.
Now, one of the unwritten stipulations of the Premio Dardo Awards is that a recipient must, in turn, bestow the award on five more deserving blogs. So, without further adieu, the Premio Dardo Awards go to:
Unspeakable Horror – How can I not recognize the queer musings of my friend and frequent collaborator Chad Helder? After all, it was through his Unspeakable Horror blog that Slasher Speak was born. Chad does a marvelous job exploring the queer aspects of popular horror culture, with recent expansions into the world of comics and coaching for horror writers considering the indie route. Check out his amazing poetry while you’re there, too!
Billy Loves Stu – More queer musings, this time from pal Pax Romano, who explores the more homoerotic subtext in horror films with a marvelously campy sense of humor and the queerest eye this side of Fire Island.
Anchorwoman in Peril! – Ross Horsley’s blog should win for the camp-tastic title alone! Anchorwoman in Peril is a glorious tribute to damsels in distress, TV-movie mayhem, and more slashers than you can shake a machete at.
Retro Slashers – A definitive blog for everything related to slasher films, with reviews, news, and interviews galore. There is a genuine and refreshing respect for the genre conveyed by John Klyza and company here.
Storytellers Unplugged – What happens when a group of thirty authors, editors, booksellers, and publishing professionals who want to share their love of writing and “behind the scenes” tips with readers who are also interested in the magic of writing get together? The result is Storytellers Unplugged, one of the most informative and important blogs for readers and writers alike. Each day of the month a different columnist contributes a post - some are thought-provoking, some are humorous, but all are enlightening.