Tuesday, August 08, 2017
News release from Dragon Con Media Relations
Fans-Focused Awards Recognizes Excellence in Fifteen Categories of Fiction,
Comics, Gaming, and Filmed Entertainment
Second Annual Awards Will Be Announced at Dragon Con over Labor Day Weekend
ATLANTA – August 7, 2017 – Dragon Con’s Dragon Awards, a fan-chosen awards program to recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy literature, comics, gaming, and filmed entertainment, has published its 2017 ballot.
The Dragon Awards are decidedly a “fans’ choice” award. All fans – not just Dragon Con members or attendees – are invited to select the Dragon Award winners by voting – for free – on the second annual Dragon Awards ballot. The full ballot can be accessed here: awards.dragoncon.org/2017-ballot/
To vote, fans much register on the Dragon Awards website: http://application.dragoncon.org/dc_fan_awards_signup.php Ballots are then emailed to registered voters a few days later.
“We believe strongly in the principle of one fan, one vote,” said Pat Henry, president of Dragon Con, Inc. “We believe that the vast body of fandom is in the best position to identify and recognize the most beloved works in science fiction and fantasy today.”
Henry went on to encourage every fan to go vote for their favorite works.
“We all know that a determined minority can carry the day when not enough people vote,” Henry said. “For that reason alone, we think it’s critical that fans everywhere vote for the books, games, comics and shows they love.”
The Dragon Awards were introduced in 2016 as part of the 30th Anniversary of Dragon Con, Atlanta’s internationally known pop culture, fantasy, sci-fi and gaming convention.
To accommodate as many creative genres as possible, awards will be given in each of 15 categories covering the full range of fiction, comics, television, movies, video gaming and tabletop gaming. Winners will be announced on Sept. 3rd at Dragon Con, which will be held September 1 to September 4, 2017 in Atlanta.
The ballot was selected in an open nomination process. Using the dedicated Dragon Awards website, fans were invited to nominate one (and only one) of their favorite properties in any or all the award categories. Nominations ran from early April until July 25. The best and most popular of the nominated properties were elevated to the ballot.
All voting will be done electronically and only on the Dragon Awards site. No memberships or other qualifiers are required, making the voting open to all of the fans of all forms of science fiction. Fans have until Monday, August 28th at 11:59 p.m., Eastern, to register. Voting ends 24-hours later, on Tuesday, August 29th at 11:59 p.m., also Eastern.
Further details are available on the awards website awards.dragoncon.org. Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail them to: Dragon Awards, PO Box 16459, Atlanta, GA 30321-0459 USA
About Dragon Con
Dragon Con is the internationally known pop culture convention held each Labor Day in Atlanta. Organized for fans, Dragon Con features more than about 3,000 hours of comics, film, television programming, costuming, art, music and gaming over four days. For more information, please visit www.dragoncon.org and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
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