Yes, it’s that time of year again, the time where bracketology reigns supreme and the cry around the nation is “Win or Go Home!” Last year’s Mix March Madness Webcomics Tournament was incredibly popular, and so we’re doing it all over again– and raising money for the Hero Initiative in the process! Find out how…
We’re giving you a list of almost 300 webcomics, and we want your votes . We’re taking the top 128 and putting them in a single elimination tournament where we whittle down the contestants down to one. The top 128 vote getters make it into the tournament, with the biggest getting top seeds. The voting ends Wednesday at 11:59 PM, and brackets go up on Thursday!
Take a look at the comics for yourself. You’ll see some old favorites, but I’m sure there are going to be strips here that you’ve never encountered before…
And we’re giving you the option to put your money where your mouth is and buy additional votes for your favorite strips.
Last year, things got very overheated in a number of ways, with our servers melting from the load from people trying to vote multiple times, and comments getting very intense at the end of the tournament– so much so that Then our finalists, Tom Siddell of Gunnerkrigg Court and Tarol Hunt from Goblins, decided to donate all their winnings to the Child’s Play charity. Semi-finalists Andrew Hussie from Homestuck and Rich Burlew from Order Of The Stick followed suit, and we kicked in the unclaimed winnings from nobody picking the Final Four. We were so moved by the gesture, we adopted it for our own purposes and are now letting you
cheat support your favorite strips by paying for additional votes, with your money going to charity. Simply click on the Donate button below, and during checkout, click on “Which comic are you donating for?” and tell us who you’re voting for. It’s 10¢ a vote for this round with a minimum of ten votes purchased at a time, and all proceeds from paid votes will go to the Hero Initiative, an organization that helps comic book creators in need. At the close of the round, we’ll add the paid votes to the totals and announce the winners who move on to the brackets. (And yes, your donations are tax deductible.)
What are you waiting for? Vote now! And remember: The voting ends Wednesday at 11:59 PM, and brackets go up on Thursday!