Yes, it’s that time of year when I look at the Dragon Awards website and wonder if anybody is paying attention other than me.
Currently the nomination page is open and says…odd things.
“Welcome to the third annual Dragon Awards! A way to recognize excellence in all things Science Fiction and Fantasy.“
It’s the FOURTH annual Dragon Awards – yes, that does make everybody reading this feel old but its true. Also, no way am I doing 2018 all over again.
“Nomination Deadline: July 20, 2019. We encourage you to get your nominations in early.”
OK, seems reasonable.
“Nominations should be first released between 7/1/2017 and 6/30/2018.”
Sorry? That’s the old nomination dates. Are we really doing 2018 again?
“If you do not agree to the rules and confirm your email, your nominations will not be processed and you will not be added to the voting process.”
The “rules” link just takes you to the generic Dragon Con page. So you must agree to the rules but we can’t tell you what they are.
The last entry on the News page is from 2017 http://awards.dragoncon.org/news/
ETA Also the “Register Vote” link just takes you in circles. You get to the nominations page by clicking a news article from 2017. I assume the voting page will be in a dusty chamber behind a locked filing cabinet with “beware of the leopard” written on it.
On the candidate FAQ page:
What is the Nomination Period for this year?
Nominations may be made from now through 11:59PM EDT, July 20, 2018.