The ENnie-nominated Buried Tales of Pinebox, TexasIf you follow 12 to Midnight on Facebook (and you should!), then you heard last week that Buried Tales of Pinebox, Texas has been nominated for an ENnie award. We are pleased and amazed and thankful and humbled that our project was selected as one of the top five products in the Regalia category. Our book is in the company of some truly top notch products and publishers, and we think that speaks a lot to the quality of the fiction in Buried Tales. We owe endless thanks to editor Matt McElroy and all the contributors- Jason L. Blair, Preston P. DuBose, Trey Gorden, Derek Gunn, Jess Hartley, Shane Lacey Hensley, Charles Rice, Monica Valentinelli, David Wellington, Ed Wetterman, J.D. Wiker, and Filamena Young. We also owe thanks to YOU, our fans and readers, for supporting 12 to Midnight and Buried Tales in particular.

Now comes the part where we ask you to support us just a little bit more. Voting is open, so when you head that way to cast your ballets, please think of Buried Tales when you get to lucky number 13! We realize that chances are small for a little indie publisher like 12 to Midnight to win against the heavy-hitters in our category, but if you genuinely like Buried Tales we hope you’ll take a moment to cast your vote. A vote for Buried Tales is a vote for ind(i)ependence!

While we’re at it, let us recommend a few other products for your consideration. The Hellfrost Beastiary by our friends at Triple Ace Games has been nominated in the Best Monster/Adversary category (#8). Mysteries of the Hollow Earth by Exile Games was masterfully edited by Jodi Black and is nominated for Best Supplement (#10). Finally, our friends and new “parent” licensor Pinnacle Entertainment Group has been nominated for the Fan Award for Best Publisher (#21). No one could be more deserving.

Edit: We neglected to mention the talented Jess Hartley (who also just happens to be a Buried Tales contributor) has a nomination in the category of Best Blog (#18) for her One Geek to Another.

ENnnies Voting is Open

-July 24th, 2009

Howdy everyone! The voting booth is now open for the 2009 ENnie Awards. We are really excited that Fabled Environments has been nominated for the second year in a row in the category of Best Cartography. Their Victorian-style Mansion is a wonderful map. (I could only dream of living in a house like that!) Please take a couple minutes to head to the voting booth and cast your ballet. Unlike the Origins awards, the ENnie is a fan-driven award. Make your likes and dislikes heard!

Congratulations to our very own Charles and Krista White of Fabled Environments, on their second ENnie Nomination in a row. Their Victorian Style Mansion has made the short list for Best Cartography. Voting doesn’t open until July 24, but in the meantime Fabled Environments deserves a virtual pat on the back. Great job, and congratulations!