Thanks to Laura for pointing out that the blog section of the Dragon Award website has new content! https://www.dragoncon.org/awards/2020/07/24/a-blast-from-the-past-winners-part-1/
“In this three-part series, past Dragon Award recipients talk about their award-winning novels and their Dragon Awards experience.“
Needless to say, the front page of the website still says “Nominations are open”, so whoever got hold of the keys to the website didn’t do any other fixes.
“The Dragon Awards, launched in 2016 in tandem with Dragon Con’s 30th anniversary, allows readers, writers, publishers, and editors a way to recognize excellence in all things Science Fiction and Fantasy. These Awards are by the fans, for the fans, and are a chance to reward those who have made real contributions to SF, books, games, comics, and media.
Every fan, writer, publisher, and editor anywhere are welcome, and encouraged, to nominate and vote for the Dragon Awards! There is no qualification for nominating or voting – no convention fees or other memberships are needed.
Now in its sixth year, the Dragon Con hosted Dragon Awards has proven to be the defining “must” list for the greatest in genre novels, media, comics, and games.”
It’s odd how it oscillates between ‘fans’ as a generic category and then delineates “readers, writers, publishers, and editors”. It’s not that writers, publishers and editors can’t be also fans, it’s just that these are different kinds of roles. Aside from that the only word that strikes me as odd is “encouraged”.