Fans of The Expanse have another opportunity to show their appreciation for the show they love, this time with the E! People’s Choice Awards. The show has been nominated in the first round running for The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2018.
You can vote up to 25 times a day at this link until Sept. 14 when the first round ends:
In addition, on Facebook and Twitter, you can vote by posting something like the following, “I vote for #TheExpanse for the #TheScifiFantasyShow of 2018 for the E! People’s Choice Awards! #PCAs.”
These two hashtags have to be used for your vote to count: #TheExpanse and #TheScifiFantasyShow.
Here’s the critical part. According to the rules, “Each limit is per person, per Voting Method, per category, per day…” Meaning, you can vote 25 times a day on each platform — for a grand total of 75 votes a day. In addition, on Sept. 13 and 14, that’s the Turbo Voting Period where the rules state “All votes submitted during this time count as 2 votes,” meaning on those days your 75 votes will count up to 150 times! Insane, right?
To make it easy for you, I have pre-generated buttons here that will automatically include the proper hashtags when you click on them.
To vote for The Expanse on Twitter, click this button (up to 25 times a day until Sept. 14) and add whatever additional text you want to the post:
Or if you prefer, you can retweet other people’s votes on Twitter, and those will count as votes, too! Here is a collection of the latest tweets with the proper hashtags #TheExpanse and #TheScifiFantasyShow that you can simply retweet.
Facebook, unlike Twitter, unfortunately only allows me to include a single hashtag in the auto-generated share post. So I’m including #TheScifiFantasyShow for you (Note: If you choose to share via the mobile app, you’ll still need to enter both hashtags, but if you share it via Facebook in the browser, it should work). To vote for The Expanse on Facebook, click this button and then include the additional hashtag #TheExpanse in your post (up to 25 times a day until Sept. 14):
Remember, you have to include both hashtags #TheExpanse and #TheScifiFantasyShow in your posts in order for your vote to count! And again, each platform lets you vote 25 times a day.
On Twitter, Dominique Tipper (@Mi55Tipper), who portrays Naomi on The Expanse, urged her fans into action, writing, “This is the first voting stage that gets us through to be in the final nomination list for the People’s Choice Awards! So keep voting! This first stage is crucial!!!!”
The Expanse Writers (@TheExpanseWR) could barely contain their excitement on Twitter, writing:
Oye Beltalowda! The Expanse has just been nominated for a People’s Choice Award! We are up for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy show and we can use your help to win! Follow the link and vote, then share with all your beratnas! #TheExpanse #VoteTheExpanse #PCAs https://t.co/9B5CJ4s5Pp
— The Expanse Writers (@TheExpanseWR) September 5, 2018
The show is facing some stiff competition, however, from some of the top shows in the genre: Supernatural, Doctor Who, Arrow, Supergirl, Once Upon a Time, Shadowhunters, Black Lightning, Marvel’s Luke Cage, Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Cloak and Dagger and The Originals.
To be nominated is an honor all its own, so congratulations to the cast and crew of The Expanse and to Alcon Entertainment for doing such a fantastic job. This is a show that is so well-written and gets such moving performances it truly deserves any and all recognition.
Online voting in these types of contests is very much like a push-poll, however, and having a good or even outstanding show like The Expanse is not enough. Fan bases have to coalesce and focus their activism to move to the next round. Thankfully, y’all are pretty good at that.
We’re up against some shows that have been around a lot longer and have far more established fan bases.
Meaning, if the rules say you can vote 25 times a day on the website, 25 times a day on Facebook and 25 times a day on Twitter for a total of 75 votes a day, and you want the show to advance to the next round, you really have to vote 75 times a day. Just saying. You’re up against Whovians and Stephen Amell! This is no time for half measures.
Let’s do our part! Vote for The Expanse as The Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show of 2018!
R.D. Giordano is a contributing editor at The Expanse Lives.