Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Dragons are Coming!

DragonCon is one of the largest SFF cons in the world. Every year, Atlanta turns into Nerdygras during Labor day weekend.

This should be the fifth annual Dragon Award. If I recall correctly.

They give out awards for nearly everything. They don't have short stories, but nearly everything else.

The 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 Media Tie-In Novel
  • Best Horror Novel
  • Best Comic Book (the series)
  • Best Graphic Novel
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV 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 / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game

If you don't know what the Dragon awards are, you do now.


If you're new here, I used to start the year proposing nominations for the Dragons. 

If you're a long time reader -- No, I haven't made up a list of what's eligible this year. Because no one wanted to play last year.

Then, in my social media feeds, people complained about there being a lot of "mediocre nominations" and saying "maybe we should have had discussions about it."

That's pretty much the point I started throwing furniture.

To nominate in the Dragon Awards, go to and register to vote. IT IS COMPLETELY FREE.

BUT KEEP IN MIND, the eligibility window is from July 1 of last year to the end of June THIS year. 

Right now, my only suggestion this year is for best horror. Specifically, Deus Vult, book #6 of Saint Tommy NYPD

Okay, Jon Mollison's Overlook was freaking AWESOME. Best Science Fiction. No question.

Robert Kroese or Gemini Warrior for Best Fantasy? I don't know. That one's a coin toss.

Best Military Science Fiction will probably go to Chris Ruocchio. But military and military SFF will have to wait until I read Nos Jondi's work.

So, if you're not entirely certain what you'd nominate, or if you want to see what's going to come out before July, you can hold off.

However, I do recommend going to and at least registering.  Then you can put Deus Vult in best horror, and come back later to fill in the blanks of anything you think of later.

1 comment:

  1. Best SF - Waiting for Galaxy's Edge: The Savage Wars: Gods and Legionnaires to officially be released.
    Best Fantasy - Silver Fox & The Western Hero: Warrior Reborn, by M. H. Johnson.
    Best YA - No light novels this year, Infernal Bones, by Jonathan Smidt
    Best Mil Sf - Attack Plan Alpha, by Jay Allan. Seriously, Honor Harrington fans should take a good look at this series
    Alternate History - Hard pass. Honestly, Alternate history is one of the least popular and worst selling genres. It's time to replace this with litRPG, xianxia, or some of the other genres threatening to fracture fantasy.
    Best Media Tie-in - Farsight: Empire of Lies
    Horror - Pass. I'm not well read here.
    Comic Book - Kaguya-sama: Love is War
    Graphic Novel - pass
    Series - The Mandalorian
    Movie - pass
    Game - Touhou Kikeijuu (Wily Beast and Weakest Creature)
    Mobile - Arknights
    Board game - pass
    Collectibles - Aeronautica Imperialis: Wings of Vengeance


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