Dragon Award Content!

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”.


16 responses to “Dragon Award Content!”

  1. That last paragraph’s… erm… let’s be kind and say “wishful thinking”.

    What does talking about their experience involve? “I had to find some tiny meeting room in the ass-end of the complex, sit through a boring show with incorrect PowerPoint, and then my name was misspelled on an award that cost a bundle to ship home. Thanks, I guess.”

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  2. I recommend just reading Claudia Gray’s answers. 🙂

    >Next up in the series, these authors explore their reactions to becoming a Dragon Award winning novel.

    Don’t think I’d have a very good reaction to turning into an book, Dragon Award winning or not.

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  3. Interesting. Did they pick mostly Puppies to interview? That may be all they could mostly get. But it may also indicate that the Dragon Award admin is taking advantage of the chaos and there will be a Puppy/Puppy loved heavy roster this year for noms.

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    • It’s a mix. They interviewed Claudia Grey and Harry Turtledove who are not puppies and actually have something to say. The other interviewees are Kevin J. Anderson, whom the puppies like, Larry Correia and two self-published prime puppies.

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    • I was wondering If they chose one author for each novel category: Correia for fantasy, Niemeier for horror, Cole for apocalypse, Fox for milSF, Gray for tie-in. But then we have three guys from alt-history, and no winners from SF or YA ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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      • Torgersen and/or Wright, both of whom won Best SF novel, are missing for the full puppy experience. On the other hand, they might have taken one look at Wright’s responses and said, “Nope”.

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      • YA they mainly don’t care about and has had winners they consider evil, so that’s not a surprise. SF is the one they most care about, so that is a surprise. But it sounds like it is a Puppy fest — Turtledove is a Puppy-loved author. That indicates that we’ll probably see a lot of Puppy or Puppy-loved nominees this year.


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