You are all used to my habits now and you all know that one of my favourite topics for posts is non-news about the Dragon Award. In a major step forward for the Dragons, they appear to have forgotten to tell everybody who won. You can find out from Twitter threads or File 770 http://file770.com/2021-dragon-awards/ but the official website is still telling people how to vote in the ballot.
In the past the Media Relations team of Dragon Con have done a press release and if you hop over to their page https://www.dragoncon.org/mediarelations/ you can read their most recent press release on the winners…from 2020 where you can read that John Scalzi wins Best Science Fiction Novel.
They do a little better on Facebook where Andy Weir is confirmed as this year’s winner but not the other categories https://www.facebook.com/DragonConMedia/posts/10159846783288881
Enough non-news. In some actual Dragon Award news, Jason Sanford’s Genre Grapevine is claiming there were issues with the voting this year.
“Despite what that message said, I have verified a number of new registrants in the final weeks of voting did not receive their ballots on those indicated days. Instead, these people waited weeks after registration before their ballot finally arrived on Saturday, September 4, the very last day of voting. Some of the new registrants saw their ballot in time to vote. A number of others did not and missed out.”https://www.patreon.com/posts/55877748
Sanford also quotes two of the world’s leading experts on the Dragon Awards.
ETA: Since this post went up, the Dragon Award website has been updated with the winners.