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Winchester Mystery House's Website Receives An Honor From The 14th Annual Webby Awards

04/28/2010 - San Jose, Ca

Winchester Mystery House's website (www.winchestermysteryhouse.com), produced by IDW in association with Studio 43 1/3 and Primitive Spark, has been named an Official Honoree of the 14th Annual Webby Awards.

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web's infancy, the Webbys are presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries, and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.

The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes members such as musicians Beck and Davie Bowie, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, political columnist Arianna Huffington, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, "The Simpsons" creator Matt Groening, RGA Founder and Chairman Robert Greenberg, Virgin Atlantic Chairman and Founder Richard Branson, and the Weinstein Company Co-Founder Harvey Weinstein. Members also include writers and editors from publications such as the New York Times, Wired, Details, Fast Company, Elle, The Los Angeles Times, Vibe, and Wall Paper.

The 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states and generated over 750 million media impressions worldwide.

For more information about The 14th Annual Webby Awards please visit: www.WebbyAwards.com



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Mrs. Winchester never slept in the same bedroom two nights in a row, in order to confuse any evil spirits that might be waiting for her. At the very center of the house is the Blue Room, where Mrs. Winchester supposedly would go every night to commune with the spirits. This room consisted of a cabinet, a table with pen and papers, a closet, and a planchette board – used for transmitting messages from the beyond. Legend has it that she would wear one of 13 special colored robes and receive guidance from various spirits for her construction plans.