From the very creation of the Dragon Award, we wanted them to be a guide or suggestion list of the books, shows, comics, movies, and games that fellow fans loved. We also wanted to reflect what people are interested in over time, and knew that changes would be inevitable. In 2018 we added and subtracted an award, and feel it is time again to revisit the awards categories and make changes in line with our ultimate goal of keeping them fresh and representative of the time and interest of our fans.
– Removal of the Media Tie-In and Military Fantasy/Sci-Fi categories
– Comic Book and Graphic Novel have been combined into one category, “Best Comic Book or Graphic Novel”
– PC/Console and Mobile Game have been combined into one category, “Best Digital Game”
– Board Game and Miniatures/Role-playing/CCG Games have been combined into one category, “Best Tabletop Game”
Finally, we have added “Best Illustrative Book Cover” to more accurately reflect our roots and fandom in the Art community. That makes a nice round number of…11. We tried. We really did!
Nominations are now open for 2023, as is registration to receive a ballot next August.
About the award…
In a world of the ordinary, the Dragon is most astonishing. Its heart burns with determination and desire as it soars from page to canvas to screen. The Dragon’s inner fire elevates it above the mundane, and once released, inspires respect and awe from all who witness its greatness.
Like the Dragon, our recipients are extraordinary and unique. Fueled by the passion for their art, they have spread their wings and soared above us all. Their inner fire, the burning in their hearts and souls, cannot be restrained. Once set free, their work, their fire, has influenced and inspired countless others, burned into our hearts and minds forever.
In the spirit of the Dragon and with infinite admiration, we created The Dragon Award as a token of their individuality and greatness. We are pleased to present all of our award winners with the essence of the Dragon, its fire, suspended perpetually as a permanent reminder of their contributions.