MORGER JOINS HARVEY AWARDS COMMITTEE
Northampton, MA, February 2, 2000 -- With less than three weeks
to go before the Harvey Awards Nominating Ballots are due, the Harvey
Awards Committee is pleased to announce the addition of Steve Morger.
Morger helped spearhead the Harvey Awards during their tenure at
Wondercon. He joins Harvey Awards administrator Paul McSpadden,
who oversaw the awards during their nine years at the Dallas Fantasy
Morger, who works at the law firm of Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean,
LLP, in Oakland, CA, was the individual responsible for the administration
and presentation of the Harvey Awards during their last year at
Oakland's Wondercon. He also served as chairman of the Board of
Trustees of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco.
"It is an honor to continue my involvement with the Harvey Awards
so that the creators in our field will continue to be recognized
for creative excellence by their peers," said Morger. "I hope that
the awards can continue to build on the foundation of previous years
and remain the most coveted and respected awards in the industry."
"Now that Steve is joining our team," said McSpadden, "there's
a real sense of continuity and cooperation here. We've also got
a broader geographic base on the Committee, with representatives
from both coasts and the Mid-West. We've already received hundreds
of ballots back, and weĠre looking forward to an excellent turn-out
from artists and other members of the creative community."
"With both Morger and McSpadden on board," said Committee chairman
Denis Kitchen, "we've got a great deal of experience and expertise
to go with the energy of the Committee's newcomers. Steve is particularly
adept at fundraising and will be focusing on preserving and expanding
the Harveys' relationship with the sponsors which help underwrite
the annual awards. With his help, we're confident that the Harvey
Awards will continue to improve."
Named after the late comics genius Harvey Kurtzman, the Harvey
Awards honor outstanding work in comics and sequential art. One
of the industry's two oldest and most respected awards, the Harveys
recognize achievements in 24 categories, ranging from Best Artist
to the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame. They are the only industry awards
both nominated and selected by the full body of comics professionals.
The 13th Annual Harvey Awards Ceremony will take place on Friday,
April 28th at the Pittsburgh Comicon. Reservations for the banquet
can be made by contacting Rene George at (814) 467-4116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominating Ballots for the awards were mailed to creators and publishers
in mid-January and are due by February 18. Qualified professionals
who have not received ballots should contact the Committee by e-mail
or call Paul McSpadden at (972) 690-5491.
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