2018 EYG Hall of Fame Nominees


The Hall of Fame ballot is up on the site right now.  It is open until Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19th).  Feel free to vote as many times as you would like (just don’t go crazy over it).  You may vote for as many as you would like on the ballot.

How this works:  The four original EYG members nominate some of the people/characters/movies/things etc for the ballot.  They are combined and the EYG nation vote for their favorites.  The top vote getter is automatic and then, from that top vote getter, I determine 75% of the votes for the rest who will be inducted.  For example, if the top vote nominees gets 100 votes, then every nominees receiving 75 votes or above will be inducted.

Here are the possible nominees for 2018:

Deadpool:  This is the Marvel comic book character, not the specific movie.  Deadpool was created by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza and he appeared first in New Mutants#98.  The character has starred in two movies.

Marvel’s Black Panther:  This is the Marvel Studios movie that debuted in 2018 and made over a billion dollars worldwide.  The movie became one of three films to cross $700 million domestic.  This was a cultural moment in films.  Starred Chadwick Boseman.

vibranium:  The fictional metal from the Marvel Comics that has given the people of Wakanda its greatest inventions and weapons.

Luke Cage (Netflix series):  One of the series on Netflix that features a Marvel Comics character. Series has had two seasons so far and stars Mike Colter as Luke Cage.

Attack on Titan (Series):  Japanese manga series written and drawn by Hajime Isayama.  Attack on Titan is one of the best selling manga series of all time.

smartphones:  All kinds of amazing phone technology that is basically a handheld personal computer.

Elon Musk:  founder, CEO and lead designer of SpaceX, co-founder, CEO, and product architect of Tesla, Inc and co-founder and CEO of Neuralink.

microwave ovens:  Need your food cooked quickly?  A piece of technology that redefined our lives is the microwave oven.

drones:  unmanned aerial vehicles.  Drones are an aircraft without a human pilot onboard.  They have been used for everything from play to war.

Robin, the Boy Wonder:  Dick Graysen, the most famous sidekick of all time.  Robin is the partner of Batman and would evolve eventually into Nightwing.

Pennywise, the Dancing Clown:  The killer clown created by Stephen King for his book It.  Pennywise has been adapted for film twice, once by Tim Curry and once by Bill Skarsgård.

Coca-Cola:  One f the big two soda pops in the world, Coca-Cola has been a staple in movie theaters and gamers’ basements since day one.

Game of Thrones (TV series).  an HBO series featuring the adaptation of a book series by George R.R. Martin.  It has currently run seven seasons with an eight and final season to come.

Spongebob Squarepants (TV series): This is a children’s television program from Nickelodeon that stars a yellow sponge named Spongebob and his array of friends.

lasers:  another technology piece, lasers, which stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation, have been used in a number of different ways.

pizza:  one of the favorite foods of the geek community.  What is a gaming session without a pizza ordered?

Black Panther (character): The first black super hero character published by Marvel Comics in the 60s.  King T’Challa is the ruler of the fictional land of Wakanda.

the planet Mars:  This is the first planet ever nominated for induction into the EYG Hall of Fame.  It is the basis for countless science fiction stories and films.  Plus, it is the next major hurdle for the space program.

HDTV:  High Definition Television is a technological advance that has improved the quality of image resolution over the typical television.

digital cameras:  another technological advancement that has seen the change of how we take pictures.  No more film as the picture exists in digital format.

Dr. Seuss:  Child author Dr. Seuss, aka Theodore Geisel, has written some of the great classics including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and Horton Hears a Who!

Halloween (movie):  the original 1978 movie from John Carpenter featured the frightening villain Michael Myers who stalked Jamie Lee Curtis.  Several films followed in the series.

Thanos:  The Mad Titan.  A Marvel Comics villain created by Jim Starlin.  Thanos is the villain of the Infinity Gauntlet, a maxi-series from Marvel and the Marvel Studios film Avengers: Infinity War.

Die Hard (movie):  one of the greatest action films of all time as Bruce Willis played John McClane, a normal NYC cop caught up in a huge theft in a LA skyscraper.

Santa Claus:  Jolly Old St. Nicholas.  The Christmas staple who makes his way around the planet on Christmas Eve delivering toys to all the good girls and boys.  He knows when you are bad or good.


So there they are.  2018 nominees for the EYG Hall of Fame.  The ballot is open until Talk Like a Pirate Day.  Please vote!

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