Parsec Awards to Go Streaming

Following an on-line poll and much discussion, the Parsec Award organizers have announced the decision to present the awards during a live-streamed virtual ceremony rather than at Dragon*Con as has been done in the past. The awards will be presented at some time in November and the change allows the organizers more flexibility in finding judges and doesn’t place the awards in the middle of a time when so many awards are given out that they get lost.
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Eugie Foster Nominees

The nominees for the Eugie Foster Award have been announced. The award is presented for a story that is irreplaceable, that inspires, enlightens, and entertains. It is named for Nebula Award winning author Eugie Foster and the winner will be announced at Dragon Con, which Foster worked on.

  • “The City Born Great,” by N.K. Jemisin
  • “The Limitless Perspective of Master Peek, or, the Luminescence of Debauchery,” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “Seasons of Glass and Iron,” by Amal El-Mohtar
  • “Ten Poems for the Mossums, One for the Man,” by Suzanne Palmer
  • “You’ll Surely Drown Here If You Stay,” by Alyssa Wong

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Parsec Award May Leave Dragon*Con

The Parsec Awards were founded in 2006 to recognize excellence in podcasting and have always been presented at Dragon*Con. The Parsec Board is now considering presenting the winners via a virtual on-line ceremony rather than at a convention. The board is taking a poll to help determine the future of the awards.
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Eugie Award Winner

“The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild” by Catherynne M. Valente was announced as the winner of the first Eugie Award. The award is presented for a story that is irreplaceable, that inspires, enlightens, and entertains. It is named for Nebula Award winning author Eugie Foster and the winner was announced at Dragon Con, which Foster worked on.

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Dragon Award Winners

Dragon Con has announced the winners for the first Dragon Awards. Anyone was eligible to vote with a valid e-mail address.

  • Best Science Fiction Novel: Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwitheriing Realm, by John C. Wright
  • Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal): Son of the Black Sword, by Larry Correia
  • Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel: The Shepherd’s Crown, by Terry Pratchett
  • Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel: Hell’s Foundations Quiver, by David Weber
  • Best Alternate History Novel: League of Dragons, by Naomi Novik
  • Best Apocalyptic Novel: Ctrl Alt Revolt!, by Nick Cole
  • Best Horror Novel: Souldancer, by Brian Niemeier
  • Best Comic Book: Ms. Marvel
  • Best Graphic Novel: The Sandman: Overture, by Neil Gaiman
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series: Game of Thrones
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie: The Martian
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game: Fallout 4, by Bethesda Softworks
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game: Fallout Shelter, by Bethesda Softworks
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game: Pandemic: Legacy, by ZMan Games
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game: Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game (7th Edition), by Chaosium Inc.

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Dragon Awards

Dragon Con has announced the nominees for the first Dragon Awards. Anyone can register on their website to vote prior to the deadline. This year’s nominees appeared between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016. The winners will be announced at Dragon Con.

Best Science Fiction Novel

  • Agent of the Imperium, by Marc Miller
  • Ancillary Mercy, by Ann Leckie
  • Aurora, by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The Life Engineered, by J-F Dubeau
  • Raising Caine, by Charles E. Gannon
  • Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwitheriing Realm, by John C. Wright

Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)

  • Asteroid Made of Dragons, by G. Derek Adams
  • Blood Hound, by James Osiris Baldwin
  • Changeling’s Island, by Dave Freer
  • The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut’s Windlass, by Jim Butcher
  • The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin
  • Grave Measures, by R.R. Virdi
  • Son of the Black Sword, by Larry Correia

Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel

  • Calamity, by Brandon Sanderson
  • Carry On, by Rainbow Rowell
  • Changeling’s Island, by Dave Freer
  • The Shepherd’s Crown, by Terry Pratchett
  • Six of Crows, by Leigh Bardugo
  • Steeplejack, by A.J. Hartley
  • Trix and the Faerie Queen, by Alethea Kontis
  • Updraft, by Fran Wilde

Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel

  • Allies and Enemies: Fallen, by Amy J. Murphy
  • Blood in the Water, by Taylor Anderson
  • Chains of Command, by Marko Kloos
  • The End of All Things, by John Scalzi
  • Hell’s Foundations Quiver, by David Weber
  • The Price of Valor, by Django Wexler
  • Wrath of an Angry God: A Military Space Opera, by Gibson Michaels

Best Alternate History Novel

  • 1635: A Parcel of Rogues, by Eric Flint & Andrew Dennis
  • 1636: The Cardinal Virtues, by Eric Flint & Walter H. Hunt
  • Bombs Away: The Hot War, by Harry Turtledove
  • Deadlands: Ghostwalkers, by Jonathan Maberry
  • Germanica, by Robert Conroy
  • League of Dragons, by Naomi Novik

Best Apocalyptic Novel

  • Chasing Freedom, by Marina Fontaine
  • Ctrl Alt Revolt!, by Nick Cole
  • Dark Age, by Felix O. Hartmann
  • The Desert and the Blade, by S.M. Stirling
  • The Fifth Season, by N.K. Jemisin
  • A Time to Die, by Mark Wandrey

Best Horror Novel

  • Alice, by Christina Henry
  • Chapelwood, by Cherie Priest
  • Disappearance at Devil’s Rock, by Paul Tremblay
  • Honor at Stake, by Declan Finn
  • Souldancer, by Brian Niemeier
  • An Unattractive Vampire, by Jim McDoniel

Best Comic Book

  • Astro City
  • Civil War II
  • Daredevil
  • DC Universe: Rebirth
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Providence
  • Saga

Best Graphic Novel

  • Chicago, by Glenn Head
  • Killing and Dying, by Adrian Tomine
  • March: Book Two, by John Lewis & Andrew Aydin
  • Sacred Heart, by Liz Suburbia
  • The Sandman: Overture, by Neil Gaiman
  • Virgil, by Steve Orlando

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series

  • Daredevil
  • Doctor Who
  • The Expanse
  • The Flash
  • Game of Thrones
  • Jessica Jones
  • Outlander

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie

  • Ant-Man
  • Captain America: Civil War
  • Crimson Peak
  • Deadpool
  • The Martian
  • Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game

  • Darkest Dungeon, by Red Hook Studios
  • Fallout 4, by Bethesda Softworks
  • Metal Gear Solid V, by Konami Digital Entertainment
  • Overwatch, by Blizzard Entertainment
  • Undertale, by Toby Fox
  • XCOM 2, by 2k Games

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game

  • Fallout Shelter, by Bethesda Softworks
  • Hyper Burner, by Patrick Cook
  • Quaser One, by Emre Taskin
  • PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist, by Outerminds Inc.
  • Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes, by Electronic Arts

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game

  • Blood Rage, by Cool Mini or Not
  • Codenames, by Vlaada Chvatil
  • Monopoly: CTHULHU, by USAopoly
  • Pandemic: Legacy, by ZMan Games
  • Star Wars: Rebellion, by Fantasy Flight Games
  • Talon, by GMT Games

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game

  • Call of Cthulhu Roleplaying Game (7th Edition), by Chaosium Inc.
  • Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls, by Flying Buffalo
  • Magic the Gathering: Shadows over Innistrad, by Wizards of the Coast
  • Magic the Gathering: Battle of Zendikar, by Wizards of the Coast
  • Mouse Guard 2nd Edition, by David Petersen & Luke Crane
  • Star Wars: Armada, by Fantasy Flight Games

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Eugie Foster Nominees

The nominees for the first Eugie Foster Award have been announced. The award is presented for a story that is irreplaceable, that inspires, enlightens, and entertains. It is named for Nebula Award winning author Eugie Foster and the winner will be announced at Dragon Con, which Foster worked on.

  • “The Deepwater Bride” by Tamsyn Muir
  • “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong
  • “The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild” by Catherynne M. Valente
  • “Pocosin” by Ursula Vernon
  • “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight” by Aliette De Bodard

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Eugie Award Announced

Matthew Foster has announced the creation of the Eugie Award, a juried award presented for best short story and named for Nebula Award winning author Eugie Foster. The first awards will be announced at this year”s Dragon Con, with the five finalists announced at some point prior to the convention.
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Dragon Awards

Dragon Con has announced the creation of the Dragon Awards, which will be given out annually starting this year. Anyone may nominate one title in each category and anyone may vote when the final ballot is announced, not just Dragon Con members. Nominations are open until July 25 and the final ballot will be announced on August 2. Categories for the initial awards are listed below.

  • Best Science Fiction Novel
  • Best Fantasy Novel (including Paranormal)
  • Best Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel
  • Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
  • Best Alternate History Novel
  • Best Apocalyptic Novel
  • Best Horror Novel
  • Best Comic Book
  • Best Graphic Novel
  • Best Episode in a Continuing Science Fiction or Fantasy Series, TV or Internet
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures/Collectable Card/Role-Playing Game

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