The reason for this post was that a friend of mine sent me a PM this morning, that they had announced the Hugo nominations, and gave me a link. Being retired from trying to cure Puppy Related Sadness, I only gave the list a brief cursory glance, saw the names of many proper goodthinkers, and counted like a dozen(+) nominations for Tor, so it appears that balance has been restored to their sainted halls of Trufans enjoying themselves in the proper approved manner. I’m sure many wooden buttholes will be sacrificed upon the altar of Social Justice.
So anyways, that was a good reminder that I need to tell everybody that they can still vote in the Dragon Awards.
Wrongfans having wrongfun are still welcome. Vote for what you enjoyed the most*. The Dragon Award is open to everybody. It is free to register, free to nominate, and free to vote. As an added bonus DragonCon won’t treat you with sneering condescension.
And authors, it is okay to campaign for yourself! Spread the word. Get out your fan base. Authors and publishers have always campaigned for awards, they just pretend not to have afterward. DragonCon knows how it actually works, and they want enthusiastic creators to reach out to their enthusiastic fans. It’s okay to be excited.
*Except don’t vote for me. Son of the Black Sword won Best Fantasy last year. I figure once I win an award then it is time to get out of the way and give other people a chance for the fans to show them some love too. Nobody likes some jerk hogging up 50 Hugo noms (Yes, jackass, from the trackbacks I know you read my blog).