The first round of voting on what TV Characters and TV shows will enter the May Madness V tournament was wrought with complications.
First was my own scheduling, which saw me not get the voting groups out till late in the 3rd week of the month, almost a whole week later than last years.
Follow that up, once the groups were up, I was unable to log in to my twitter account for my awards & May Madness event updates. A glitch in twitters code was leaving me logged in on my Main twitter account. The issue was not resolved till (after 4 tweets, and 3 emails to them) 6 days later, on the day that originally I had the polls scheduled to close.
With that hiccup finally out of the way, I decided to extend the deadline for 2.5 days. Only to have another issue come up immediately after that. For reasons I still don't know, my tweets on my awards/May Madness update account were not showing up in general searches. It seemed the only way to SEE those tweets would me if you were already 1 of the 865 followers of my account. No new viewers would see them unless someone else retweeted them, or they by sheer fluke found my account. That issue lasted for about a day.... leaving really only about a day & 1/2 of an 8 day opening poll that the highest traffic source for these polls, twitter, was accessible to the rest of the world.
This of course led to some pretty low scores with some probably contenders finding themselves on the outside this year as their fans didn't get much chance to take part. because of the sheer twitter fuck up pile, I made the final group, albeit with limited spots, a bit more inclusive than I originally expected to.
Below is a list of winners from the first group, all whom have advanced to the May Madness V tournament that will start in early May.
To see the list of those who had automatic spots before the polls, see the list HERE
Group Winners - TV Characters
Alexis Castle "Castle"
Oswald Cobblepot "Gotham"
Nathan Wuornos "Haven"
Liv Moore "iZombie"
Brian Finch "Limitless"
Lucifer Morningstar "Lucifer"
Julia Ogden "Murdoch Mysteries"
Sherlock Holmes "Sherlock"
Bernadette Rostenkowski "The Big Bang Theory"
Raymond Reddington "The Blacklist"
Barry Allen/The Flash "The Flash"
Barry Goldberg "The Goldbergs"
Kimmy Schmidt "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"
Roberta Warren "Z Nation"
Voting for the final 17 positions in the tournament is going on right now VOTE HERE
Group Winners - TV Shows
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
There are still 41 spots available in the TV Shows side of the tournament. Voting for those spots is on RIGHT NOW till early May 1st RIGHT HERE
Blog posts for May Madness events starting with the 3rd annual one. All previous May Madness blogs can be found in the general "Polls And Awards Blog" section