Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Dragon Awards, Revisited

I wouldn't come back to this so soon, except for the fact that, on the fourteenth of April, Dragoncon revised the eligibility window for the Dragon Awards. Sharply. No longer are they at calendar year plus one ore two months, depending on category. Now, they are going to 7/1/2015 to 6/30/2016. That's a neat trick, as nominating ends before that.

I do want them to succeed, and I wrote them to make them aware of the overlap of windows being backwards, and the shadiness of moving the window after opening nominations.

 My current advice: wait until June to nominate, so they can't change the windows again.

Current recommendations:
Best Science Fiction: Somewhither by John C. Wright
Best Fantasy: Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia
Best YA/Middle Grade: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson
Best Mil SF/F: Counterstrike by Joshua Dalzelle
Best Alternate History: none, A Long Time Until Now is currently ineligible.
Best Apocalyptic: Ctrl Alt Revolt! by Nick Cole
Best Horror: Honor at Stake by Declan Finn
Best Comic Book: The Black Hood, by Duane Swierczynski and Francesco Francavilla
Best Graphic Novel: Invisible Republic vol. 1 by Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Sarah Bechko
Best SF/F TV series: The Flash
Best SF/F movie: I'll leave this open for now.
Best SF/F computer/console game: open for now
Best SF/F mobile game: open for now
Best SF/F Board Game: Talon, GMT games
Best SF/F other tabletop game: open for now

When you play Social Justice, the world loses.

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