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WRONGFANS UNITE! Only a week left to nominate for the Dragon Awards

DragonCon is an legendary sci-fi convention held every year in Atlanta. It is a 60,000 person party that takes over four city blocks for a weekend. And it isn’t a stuffy, literati snoot-fest. It is Nerd Mardi Gras. The whole city turns out for the costume parade. And at night every college student in the southeast crashes the place. It is young, vibrant, energetic, and frankly a little crazy. Nobody gives a crap if you are having fun wrong, just that you are having fun.

And this year they have started their own fan awards. http://awards.dragoncon.org/

These awards are open for anybody who loves fantasy and sci-fi to vote. There’s no membership fee. It doesn’t cost anything. They just want as many fans as possible to participate.

This weekend I was at LibertyCon, and I ran into one of the organizers of the Dragon Awards. He said that he was kind of surprised that he hadn’t seen me talk about them online much. I told him that was because of Sad Puppies, I’m a controversial figure, there are just too many bitter harpies and poo flingers from fandom’s inbred pustulent under-choad who automatically flip out about anything I do, so I didn’t want to rock the boat for them.

But his response? Screw that. This award is for ALL FANS. And you have fans. So GO BUG THEM! We want so many people voting in this thing that no little clique or faction can sway it. The more fans involved, the better.

(an attitude that demonstrates why DragonCon is awesome)

There is no *gasp that outsider author dared to talk to his enthusiastic fans rather than suck up to our cliques discreetly* nonsense. Come to the Dragon Award and fly your wrongfan flag proud.

So if you’ve not already, go click that link and nominate your favorite things. Let’s flood this sucker! Tell your friends. Share the link. Spread the word. This award isn’t for a small clique to take turns telling each other how brilliant they are. This award is for all of fandom to celebrate what they think is great.

Now me personally, I’m a little biased. 🙂  I voted for Son of the Black Sword for best fantasy.

(apparently so did a bunch of you for a different prestigious award, but that is tomorrow’s blog post!)

There are categories for military sci-fi and fantasy too, a category that sells piles of books, but traditionally doesn’t get much love from awards. There is also a category for horror, which I think is fantastic, because there is a ton of crossover between fantasy, sci-fi, and horror, and most of us read all of them. And since it is like the biggest thing in the bookstores, they’ve got a Young Adult category, and all I can say to that is about damned time!

So let’s go tell all our friends, and make the 1st annual Dragon Awards as big as possible.

 

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EDIT: This is the first year so they’re working the bugs out of their system. Some people who signed up early had a technical problem where they didn’t get the response email. If you’ve not got a response from the help email there, post in the comments here and I’ll give a heads up to the admin.

 

 

 

Son of the Black Sword is a finalist for the Gemmell Legend Award
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Joshua Hocieniec
Guest

I got an email asking me to confirm that I wanted to use the email registered, but never got anything further. No link to vote or anything else. Yaishman AT gmail.com

richard mcenroe
Guest

You have to respond and confirm’

Dennis Brooks
Guest

I am planning to go just so I can meet John Ringo. I haven’t been to a con in years. Think my last was 1997 GenCon

Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik

I accidentally deleted my response email and emailed them about it a few days ago and they haven’t gotten back.

Bill Fawcett
Guest

Since you did not finish registering, there is no account on file and you might find it easier to just register again.

Richard McEnroe
Guest

Anybody know a decent paranormal novel I can recommend?:-)

BobtheRegisterredFool
Guest
BobtheRegisterredFool

You might check out C. Chancy if you don’t read much of that subgenre.

richard mcenroe
Guest

*Looks up at name of blog.* Ummm…

Woelf Dietrich
Guest

Same here. Registered back when they announced the award but received no link to vote. When I tried to register again today it showed my email as already registered, but with no way of logging in, I have no way of getting any further without a special link.

Basara549
Member
I have a different problem. When I logged in early to the Dragon Awards, right near the very start of the process, the following happened. a. The voter FAQ was not working. b. The Author FAQ was accessible, and had one set of dates for nomination, that didn’t make sense at the time because the voting dates started DURING the nomination period and listed eligibility periods. c. The ACTUAL nominating page had COMPLETELY DIFFERENT dates in the “bugs” (things you could highlight/click on for rules) for the eligibility dates for nominees. The first two categories went from 1/1/15 to 3/1/16,… Read more »
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Shadowdancer
Guest
I have the same problem as Woelf Dietrich, and I signed up to nominate and when I found it, to vote the day I found out about the Dragon Awards, which was ’round when it was first announced. It’s been some months and my memory is hazy about which email I used, but I’m fairly sure I signed up with the name R.K. Modena, Glad to hear you’re willing to pass on a word for us fans, Larry! (Also was briefly amused at the snobbish screeching from the usual suspects, but I’m meh, will vote and nominate because we’re welcome… Read more »
Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik
And, inevitably, the Blog of Eternal Stench vomited forth: “steve davidson on July 13, 2016 at 5:31 am said: (snip irrelevant stuff) Day and Correia are rapidly becoming one of a kind: flogging the dead horse for the amusement of their (thankfully) limited audience. One Trick Pony Dead Horse Floggers. They’re beginning to sound like those washed out comics you run into in casinos, the ones whose material hasn’t been updated since they failed to make it on the Tonight Show. I truly think it is a shame that an individual can grow up in the US and come out… Read more »
Christopher M. Chupik
Guest
Christopher M. Chupik

Also:

“Dex on July 12, 2016 at 9:28 pm said:

(snip whining about Vox)

And the only place LC is a controversial is in his own head. He’s a mediocre writer hopped up on Libertarian nonsense and gun culture, which frames his entire life view. Which means the Wrongfans he thinks make him controversial generally ignore the moron.”

I find this one really strange? Are they seriously trying to say that Larry somehow *isn’t* controversial? That really makes no sense in light of the past three years. None.

Rawle Nyanzi
Guest

SJWs typically try to minimize the targets of their ire, claiming that no one reads non-SJWs or that non-SJWs have no influence.

Ad Astra
Guest

“Which means the Wrongfans he thinks make him controversial generally ignore the moron”
Umm, ya precisely how can one be a fan of something that one ignores?

Carbonel
Guest

That’s just a cross Mr Correia has to bear. No matter how many millions of books he sells, he can’t be A Real Author until the Blue CHORF Fairy waves her wand.

Nora MacFie
Guest

Signed up way back when you announced it the first time and went through the whole confirmation process. I’ve never received a voting email. I wrote to them on the link they offered for questions but never got a reply on that. Now I’ve made a comment on the Dragon Con website but I think that’s also messed up because there were no other comments besides mine and that just seems hinky.

Bill Fawcett
Guest

It might be easier to just register again now, when there is less problems. If you never confirmed, you can still be eligible.

hobanwashburne
Member

Wrongfans having wrongfun. Count me in!

Bill Fawcett
Guest

If you have a problem voting email awards@dragoncon.org Thanks.

Carbonel
Guest
Been there, done that and would have the t-shirt if I weren’t already behind on my drawing duties. And while you’re on the topic of Sad Puppies.. I only voted in D.C. awards because you reminded me of it, but I didn’t vote for SotBS. I hadn’t read it yet. I really wish we could get the actual nominee records from SP3. Because I bet the sweep was 25% rabid pups, and 75% sheer overlap from book bomb readers who picked 1/3 – 1/2 of the list titles because they’d read them and liked them better than anything else they’d… Read more »
MClark
Guest

Shoot, I can’t find a list of the nominees. If they have a link on the main page, it’s too obscure for this old guy.

David Cody
Guest

Hey folks, if you are having issues or you haven’t received your confirmation email from us, please email us at (dcwards AT dragoncon.org). Bill Fawcett mistakenly included an incorrect email address below. We’ll either get the registration process restarted for you or deal with it in the database manually. Thanks – Dave Cody, Dragon Con

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