This is the first year that the Ringo Awards are being presented at Baltimore Comic-Con. If you remember, last year was the final year for the Harvey Awards as they were sold to ReedPop. I personally think that BCC wanted to continue to capitalize on an awards show venue that has really put them on the map and drawn crowds and interest there year after year. Enter: The Ringo Awards. This year, for the first time, the Mike Wieringo Comic Book Industry Awards are to be presented on the evening of Saturday, September 23, 2017 as part of The Baltimore Comic-Con. The Ringo Awards has completed the 2017 nomination process, which was inclusive of fans and comic book professionals alike, and both communities showed strong support. According to the Ringo Awards staff, the voting deadline was extended to accommodate as many interested participants and provide sufficient voting time for the final ballot. The augmentation in participation during the nomination extension ended up being significant.