But, it's become stale. After yet another year of it coming down to Queen vs. Joan Jett vs Black Sabbath vs Johnny Cash, people said it might be time to take a year off and see if that shakes things up.
So, this year, fuck rock and roll. We are going to do March Nerd Madness instead.
It will be run the same way as Rock And Roll March Madness.
There will be four divisions.
Each division will have 16 entrants
You nominate the entrants by commenting with your nominations here. You can do so with your LJ login, your Facebook login, your OpenID or anonymously.
The nominations must be character names. Not show names or anything. Specific characters.
The four divisions are:
In general the nomination goes into the most logical division. Batman goes in Dead Trees. Mario goes in Video Games. If you really think something should go someplace that isn't obvious make a very strong argument for it. I will be the most flexible when it comes to characters that have been in both movies and TV shows at roughly the same time where the stronger entry is one of the genres.
Dead Trees covers anything originally printed on paper or a paper like substance. It also covers anything that would have been Dead Trees pre internet - i.e. Web Comic characters are welcome in Dead Trees.
Please remember we are talking about characters.
Also remember that some character names are used by different people. "Death" could be a character in Sandman or any number of other Dead Tree things. If the character name seems like maybe it might have been used in more than one place please specify the place in this format: "Death (Sandman) or "Death (Prachett)."
UPDATE: If someone has nominated someone you also want to nominate you can simply reply to their comment with "seconded" or "thirded" or "fourthed" depending on what is appropriate.
The nomination process goes for exactly one week from today.
Feel free to share this with anyone.