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Vote for the Dragon Awards!
Written By: Samm Douglas - Aug• 12•16

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Time to Vote for the First Dragon Awards

In the spirit of the Dragon and with infinite admiration, Dragon Con has created The Dragon Award as a vessel to recognize excellence in Science Fiction and Fantasy. These awards will be by the fans, for the fans, and are a chance to reward those who have made real contributions to SF, books, games, comics, and shows.   Voting for the awards is ongoing, but ends September 1.

There is no qualification for voting – no convention fees or other memberships are needed. The only requirement is that you register, confirm your email address for voting purposes, and agree to the rules. This ensures that all votes count equally. The actual awards are scheduled to be presented at 1:00 PM on Sunday September 4, 2016.

George R.R. Martin Applauds Dragon Awards

George R.R. Martin wrote about the awards in a blog post:

I might also mention that there is a new award for SF and fantasy this year: the Dragon Awards, sponsored by Dragoncon, the big Atlanta media convention. Lots and lots of categories…So I applaud Dragoncon’s effort, and will be interested in how this all turns out.

The whole blog post can be found here: https://grrm.livejournal.com/493818.html



The Nominees
PDF version of the Ballot

  1. Best Science Fiction Novel
  • Agent of the Imperium by Marc Miller
  • The Life Engineered by J-F Dubeau
  • Raising Caine by Charles E. Gannon
  • Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwitheriing Realm by John C. Wright
  • Ancillary Mercy by Ann Leckie
  • Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson
  1. Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)
  • Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia
  • Grave Measures by R.R. Virdi
  • Asteroid Made of Dragons by G. Derek Adams
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  • Blood Hound by James Osiris Baldwin
  • The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass by Jim Butcher
  • Changeling’s Island by Dave Freer
  1. Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel
  • Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
  • The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • Steeplejack by A.J. Hartley
  • Updraft by Fran Wilde
  • Changeling’s Island by Dave Freer
  • Trix and the Faerie Queen by Alethea Kontis
  • Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
  1. Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
  • The Price of Valor by Django Wexler
  • Chains of Command by Marko Kloos
  • Wrath of an Angry God: A Military Space Opera by Gibson Michaels
  • Allies and Enemies: Fallen by Amy J. Murphy
  • The End of All Things by John Scalzi
  • Hell’s Foundations Quiver by David Weber
  • Blood in the Water by Taylor Anderson
  1. Best Alternate History Novel
  • Bombs Away: The Hot War by Harry Turtledove
  • 1635: A Parcel of Rogues by Eric Flint & Andrew Dennis
  • 1636: The Cardinal Virtues by Eric Flint & Walter H. Hunt
  • Deadlands: Ghostwalkers by Jonathan Maberry
  • League of Dragons by Naomi Novik
  • Germanica by Robert Conroy
  1. Best Apocalyptic Novel
  • The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
  • The Desert and the Blade by S.M. Stirling
  • A Time to Die by Mark Wandrey
  • Chasing Freedom by Marina Fontaine
  • Ctrl Alt Revolt! by Nick Cole
  • Dark Age by Felix O. Hartmann
  1. Best Horror Novel
  • An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel
  • Souldancer by Brian Niemeier
  • Honor at Stake by Declan Finn
  • Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay
  • Alice by Christina Henry
  • Chapelwood by Cherie Priest
  1. Best Comic Book
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Daredevil
  • Providence
  • DC Universe: Rebirth
  • Saga
  • Astro City
  • Civil War II
  1. Best Graphic Novel
  • The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman
  • Chicago by Glenn Head
  • Virgil by Steve Orlando
  • Killing and Dying by Adrian Tomine
  • Sacred Heart by Liz Suburbia
  • March: Book Two by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin
  1. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series
  • The Expanse – Syfy
  • Game of Thrones – HBO
  • Daredevil – Netflix
  • Jessica Jones – Netflix
  • The Flash – CW
  • Doctor Who – BBC
  • Outlander – Starz
  1. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie
  • The Martian
  • Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Deadpool
  • Ant-Man
  • Crimson Peak
  1. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game
  • Fallout 4 by Bethesda Softworks
  • Undertale by Toby Fox
  • XCOM 2 by 2k Games
  • Metal Gear Solid V by Konami Digital Entertainment
  • Overwatch by Blizzard Entertainment
  • Darkest Dungeon by Red Hook Studios
  1. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game
  • Fallout Shelter by Bethesda Softworks
  • Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes by Electronic Arts
  • PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist by Outerminds Inc.
  • Quaser One by Emre Taskin
  • Hyper Burner by Patrick Cook
  1. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
  • Pandemic: Legacy by ZMan Games
  • Star Wars: Rebellion by Fantasy Flight Games
  • Blood Rage by Cool Mini or Not
  • Codenames by Vlaada Chvatil
  • Monopoly: CTHULHU by USAopoly
  • Talon by GMT Games
  1. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game
  • Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game (7th Edition) by Chaosium Inc.
  • Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls by Flying Buffalo
  • Magic the Gathering: Shadows over Innistrad by Wizards of the Coast
  • Star Wars: Armada by Fantasy Flight Games
  • Mousguard 2nd Edition by David Petersen & Luke Crane
  • Magic the Gathering: Battle of Zendikar by Wizards of the Coast

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