Comic book fans do this. Who would win in a fight? Hawkeye or Green Arrow? Roleplayers do this. Who would win in a fight? A stone golem or hydra? Anime fans do it too. Who would win? Naruto or Natsu? Now Penguin Random House’s Suvudu is doing it too.
Actually, it looks like they’ve been doing this for a while as they’ve made changes to this year’s cage match. This year they’re putting characters from books up against characters from films. More than that, rather awesomely, some battles with be reenacted in Minecraft.
Who gets to decide who wins which match? Suvudu has authors writing the battles and fans picking a winner. Here’s the list;
- Pierce Brown, author of Red Rising
- Jason M Hough, author of The Dire Earth Cycle
- Michael Hughes, author of Blackwater Lights
- Cleve Lamison, author of Full-Blood Half-Breed
- Daniel O’Brien, author of How to Fight Presidents
- Mark Onspaugh, author of The Faceless One
- Scott Sigler, author of Pandemic
- Peter Stenson, author of Fiend
- Jen Heddle, editor from LucasFilm
Kristin Fritz, Suvudu content director, said;
“Our annual Cage Match marks the arrival of March Madness for sci-fi and fantasy fans everywhere. The event is the perfect venue for hardcore fans to debate their own ideas and opinions about how these fights would go down, and in past years have astounded us with their in-depth knowledge of the characters involved,”
“We’re excited to work with a great lineup of authors and can’t wait to learn who fans will select as this year’s winner.”