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DRAGON AWARDS WILL RECOGNIZE THE BEST IN IMAGINATIVE FICTION IN BOOKS, GAMES, COMICS AND FILMED ENTERTAINMENT
Written By: Samm Douglas - Aug• 28•16

 

 

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DRAGON AWARDS WILL RECOGNIZE THE BEST IN

IMAGINATIVE FICTION IN BOOKS, GAMES, COMICS AND FILMED ENTERTAINMENT

 

Final Voting Remains Open Until August 31st; Awards Ceremony Set For September 4th

 

ATLANTA – August 16, 2016 – The inaugural Dragon Awards will be presented on Sunday, September 4th the Hyatt Regency Hotel, as part of Dragon Con, the internationally known pop culture, fantasy, sci fi and gaming convention.

These awards, introduced as part of Dragon Con’s 30th anniversary celebration, recognize the best in imaginative fiction, books, games, comics and filmed entertainment as selected by the fans, who both nominate their favorite works and vote for the winners.

Voting at https://awards.dragoncon.org/ is open to anyone who registers.  There is no cost or attendance requirement. Registering to vote ends this Sunday, August 28th at midnight.  Voting for this year will end Wednesday, August 31st. Open nominations for the 2017 awards will begin in October of 2016.

Thousands of fans have already registered and voted. The finalists are chosen from nominations that are open to everyone who watches, reads or otherwise enjoys the imagination and excitement found in all types of Science Fiction and Fantasy.

“These awards are our way of recognizing the best writers, artists, directors and game designers who breathe life into the things we love,” says Pat Henry, president of Dragon Con, Inc.

The award itself depicts a flame.

 
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“The first tall tales were told around fires in camps and caves,” Henry said. “Fire was perhaps the original invention that began man’s climb to civilization. The Flame has always been a symbol of imagination and progress and so each Dragon Award contains a unique, sculpted flame.”

The Dragon Awards fifteen categories are designed to recognize the authors, writers and creators behind the very best in genre fiction. Like the hundreds of events at Dragon Con, the Dragon Awards reflect the diversity of interests shared by those who enjoy science fiction.

Finalists for each category can be found on the Dragon Awards website https://awards.dragoncon.org/.  The 2016 categories are:

  • Best science fiction novel
  • Best fantasy novel (including paranormal)
  • Best young adult/middle grade novel
  • Best military science fiction or fantasy novel
  • Best alternate history novel
  • Best apocalyptic novel
  • Best horror novel
  • Best comic book
  • Best graphic novel
  • Best episode in a continuing science fiction or fantasy series, TV or internet
  • Best science fiction or fantasy movie
  • Best science fiction or fantasy PC / console game
  • Best science fiction or fantasy mobile game
  • Best science fiction or fantasy board game
  • Best science fiction or fantasy miniatures / collectable card / role-playing game

 

Further details are available on the awards website https://awards.dragoncon.org. Please direct all inquiries to dcawards@dragoncon.org or mail them to: Dragon Awards, PO Box 16459, Atlanta, GA  30321-0459 USA

About Dragon Con

Dragon Con is the internationally known pop culture convention held each Labor Day in Atlanta. Organized for fans, Dragon Con features more than about 3,000 hours of comics, film, television, costuming, art, music and gaming over four days. For more information, please visit www.dragoncon.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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