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.

To vote, fans must register on the Dragon Awards website:  Ballots are then emailed to registered voters a few days later. The full ballot can be accessed HERE.

“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, GA.

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 awards.dragoncon.org. Please direct all inquiries to dcawards@dragoncon.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 3,000 hours of comics, film, television programming, costuming, art, music and gaming over four days. For more information, please visit the Dragon Con Website and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Ballots

  1. Best Science Fiction Novel

Rise by Brian Guthrie

Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi

Death’s End by Cixin Liu

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers

The Secret Kings by Brian Niemeier

Escaping Infinity by Richard Paolinelli

Space Tripping by Patrick Edwards

  1. Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)

A Sea of Skulls by Vox Day

The Heartstone Thief by Pippa DaCosta

Beast Master by Shayne Silvers

Dangerous Ways by R.R. Virdi

Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter

Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge by Larry Correia and John Ringo

Wings of Justice by Michael-Scott Earle

  1. Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel

The Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

It’s All Fun and Games by Dave Barrett

Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray

Rachel and the Many Splendored Dreamland by L. Jagi Lamplighter

Firebrand by A.J. Hartley

Swan Knight’s Son by John C. Wright

  1. Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel

The Span of Empire by Eric Flint and David Carrico

Cartwright’s Cavaliers by Mark Wandrey

Invasion: Resistance by J.F. Holmes

Iron Dragoons by Richard Fox

Star Realms: Rescue Run by Jon Del Arroz

Allies and Enemies: Exiles by Amy J. Murphy

Caine’s Mutiny by Charles E. Gannon

Starship Liberator by B.V. Larson and David VanDyke

  1. Best Alternate History Novel

The Last Days of New Paris by China Mieville

A Change in Crime by D.R. Perry

Witchy Eye by D.J. Butler

1636: The Ottoman Onslaught by Eric Flint

No Gods, Only Daimons by Kai Wai Cheah

Fallout: The Hot War by Harry Turtledove

Another Girl, Another Planet by Lou Antonelli

Breath of Earth by Beth Cato

  1. Best Apocalyptic Novel

The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin

A Place Outside the Wild by Daniel Humphreys

ZK: Falling by J.F. Holmes

The Seventh Age: Dawn by Rick Heinz

American War by Omar El Akkad

Walkaway by Cory Doctorow

Codename: Unsub by Declan Finn and Allan Yoskowitz

  1. Best Horror Novel

Live and Let Bite by Declan Finn

Donn’s Hill by Caryn Larrinaga

The Hidden People by Alison Littlewood

The Changeling by Victor LaValle

A God in the Shed by J-F Dubeau

The Bleak December by Kevin G. Summers

Nothing Left to Lose by Dan Wells

Blood of Invidia by Tom Tinney and Morgen Batten

  1. Best Comic Book

Motor Girl by Terry Moore

Wynonna Earp Legends by Beau Smith, Tim Rozon, Melanie Scrofano, Chris Evenhuis

Monstress by Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eleven by Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples

The Dresden Files: Dog Men by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Diego Galindo

  1. Best Graphic Novel

Stuck in My Head by J.R. Mounts

My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emil Ferris

Girl Genius: the Second Journey of Agatha Heterodyne, Book 2: The City of Lightning by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio

Clive Barker Nightbreed #3 by Marc Andreyko, Clive Barker, Emmanuel Javier

March Book 3 by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin

Love is Love by Marc Andreyko, Sarah Gaydos, James S. Rich

Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card by Jim Butcher, Carlos Gomez

  1. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series

Doctor Who, BBC

Lucifer, Fox

Westworld, HBO

Wynonna Earp, Syfy

Marvel’s Agents of Shield, ABC

The Expanse, Syfy

Stranger Things, Netflix

Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Sky1

  1. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 directed by James Gunn

Doctor Strange directed by Scott Derrickson

Passengers directed by Morten Tyldum

Logan directed by James Mangold

Arrival directed by Denis Villeneuve

Wonder Woman directed by Patty Jenkins

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story directed by Gareth Edwards

  1. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game

Final Fantasy XV by Square Enix

Titanfall 2 by Respawn Entertainment

Mass Effect: Andromeda by Bioware

Dishonored 2 by Arkane Studios

NieR: Automata by PlatinumGames

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by Nintendo

  1. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game

Monument Valley 2 by Ustwogames

Sky Dancer by Pine Entertainment

Con Man: The Game by Monkey Strength Productions

Super Mario Run by Nintendo

Fire Emblem Heroes by Nintendo

Pokemon GO by Niantic

  1. Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game

Mansions of Madness (Second Edition) by Fantasy Flight Games

Terraforming Mars by Stronghold Games

Gloomhaven by Cephalofair Games

Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow’s Walk by Avalon Hill

Hero Realms by White Wizard Games

Scythe by Stonemaier Games

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

Dark Souls: The Board Game by Steamforged Games

Magic the Gathering: Eldritch Moon by Wizards of the Coast

A Shadow Across the Galaxy X-Wing Wave X by Fantasy Flight Games

Bloodborne: The Card Game by CMON Limited

Pulp Cthulhu by Chaosium

Star Wars: Destiny by Fantasy Flight Games

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