1 July 2009 – In celebration of the 2009 Eisner Awards, the Girls Entertainment Network comics team will be presenting a week-long feature event focusing on a select ten nomination categories: Best Short Story, Best Continuing Series, Best Limited Series, Best New Series, Best Digital Comic, Best Writer, Best Writer/Artist, Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team, Best Cover Artist, and Best Coloring. The articles—released two at a time for a total of ten articles—will be written by the five comics staff members and focus on one category at a time, highlighting each of the nominees.
This upcoming event will help to promote comics at the Girls Entertainment Network and build a better interactive community of readers and fans. To facilitate this process and strengthen the overall outcome, three winners will be randomly chosen from a pool of commenters during the event week. The winners will be announced and contacted by the Comics Editor, Stephanie “WITA” Carmichael, at the end of the contest, and each will be awarded a custom Eisner-nominated prize pack featuring a congratulatory note from the GEN comics girls!
The Eisner review feature is the biggest undertaking from the GEN comics section yet and results from the collaboration of dozens of publishers and creators—including Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and many more! The event and contest will begin Monday, July 6th and end Friday, July 10th.
About the Girls Entertainment Network
Forget sugar and spice – The Girls Entertainment Network is redefining what girls are made of. Spearheaded by a female staff, GEN fosters a dedicated and diverse group of ladies who are, first and foremost, fans. Readers who frequent the site can expect content written by individuals whose knowledge of the greater enthusiast culture is on par with their own.
Although GEN’s primary focus is to offer a platform to females, everyone – male and female alike – is encouraged to participate in the latest conversations pertaining to video games, comics, anime, gadgets, and cosplay as well as join our growing community of friendship and support.
GEN stands out among tech culture websites by breaking down gender stereotypes and showing the world that today’s ladies are taking control of the controller and digging through your comic collection.