Hosting its fourth ceremony to date, the Dragon Awards proved to be a splendid occasion for all attendees and guest present. From being able to spot notable authors and artists almost in every direction (there’s nothing quite like sitting a few chairs away from both Claudia Gray and Kevin J. Anderson), it had the distinct atmosphere of an industry event, and it certainly came off that way. Utilizing the ballots of over 10,000 fans who submitted their entries, the Dragon Awards was immediately touted as a ceremony for the fans, and it indeed was very much just that. Celebrating science fiction and fantasy literature, gaming, film, and TV shows, there, much like the convention itself, was something for everyone to get excited about, including a few special honor awards like the Julie Award which was presented to comic artist and illustrator legend George Pérez. Even the Russo Brothers, though not in-person, made an appearance after Avengers: Endgame won for Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie, sending along a message with a presenter at the ceremony and an iconic figure in his own right, Brandon Sanderson. For the winners who attended this year’s Dragon-Con,they all gave rousing speeches that didn’t have a scent of dishonesty. From the standing ovation that author David Weber received for his moving speech to George Pérez discussing how fortunate his career in the industry has been, it’s quite clear that Dragon Awards does have a unique place at Dragon-Con, one that doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon.
Best Science Fiction Novel A Star-Wheeled Sky by Brad R. Torgersen
Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal) House of Assassins by Larry Correia
Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard
Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel Uncompromising Honor by David Weber
Best Alternate History Novel Black Chamber by S.M. Stirling
Best Media Tie-In Novel Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn
Best Horror Novel Little Darlings by Melanie Golding
Best Comic Book Saga by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
Best Graphic Novel X-Men: Grand Design - Second Genesis by Ed Piskor
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series Good Omens, Amazon Prime
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie Avengers: Endgame by Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game Red Dead Redemption 2 by Rockstar Games
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite by Niantic, WB Games San Francisco
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game Betrayal Legacy by Avalon Hill Games
Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game Call of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep Slipcase Set by Chaosium Inc.
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