The Alpha Showdown is my favorite event here at VBC, because readers get so involved. And they’re good-natured smack talk. Well, you will be happy to know it’s time to start the preliminary work for the third annual Alpha Showdown.
A quick explanation for those unfamiliar with our annual May shenanigans (Alpha Showdown 2011, Alpha Showdown 2012). We pit sixteen characters from novels published in the previous year (May 2012-April 2013, in this year’s case) in an NCAA-style bracket. Each day we’ll have great book bloggers championing for their character as he or she goes up against another fan favorite. Readers vote, only one advances. This continues until there is only one left. The first year our winner was Jericho Z. Barrons from Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series. Last year Ilona Andrews’ Curran took the top title.
It’s time to put the call out for nominations. Which characters do you think need to be in this year’s Showdown? Nominations will be taken via comments on this post through March 31. At that time, we’ll pick the top 16 to be placed into the Showdown (and we’ll need bloggers to champion each of them).
HOW TO NOMINATE