The Blogs team had the pleasure of interviewing Hillary, this years winner of Best Klaus Blog and Best Meta Blog. She is best known as hellsbellchimes on tumblr. She is in the middle of her 20s, a super nerd with a BA in critical film studies who also has a tendency to be drawn to supernatural and vampire fiction in particular.
KM: Congratulations on winning two awards this year. Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hillary: Thanks. My name is Hillary, I’ve been a tumblr nerd for quite a few years now, and I’ve been a part of the KC fandom for a few years now too.
KM: What was your reaction when you found out that you were nominated for the KC Awards? And was the reaction different when you found out you won? What does this award mean to you?
Hillary: It was really nice to hear that I had been nominated for the KC awards, it’s always really flattering to know that people care about what you have to say, and there are so many people in this fandom who are deserving of recognition so it means a lot to get a nod. I feel the same about winning, that there are just so many people who contribute so much that it means a lot to be acknowledged by people that you like and respect.
KM: If you hadn’t won, who of the nominees would you have liked to see win in the category you were nominated in? And let’s ignore the official poll results.
Hillary: Honestly I think they all deserved to win.
KM: Is there anything you would like to say to your voters? And have you voted for your favourites?
Hillary: I guess I’d just like to thank anyone who voted for me or nominated me! Obviously we all go through tough times in this fandom so I feel like any encouragement and enthusiasm we can offer each other is a big deal, and the fact that anyone would go out of their way to offer some encouragement and enthusiasm to me really means a lot. And yes, I definitely voted for all of my faves!
KM: What is your opinion about the awards, past and present?
Hillary: I think the awards are a really great thing for all of us, it’s nice to pull together as a fandom and do something positive for each other.
KM: Is there anything you’d like to say to the fandom?
Hillary: Let’s just keep doing what we do!
Thank you, Hillary. Congratulations! Check out Hillary’s blog HERE
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