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Locus & Dragon

Two other SFF awards have come to my attention in recent days, both determined by popular vote. Make your voice heard!

Locus Awards (deadline April 15!)

Dragon Awards (deadline July 25)

Hat tip to the Supreme Overlord of the Evil Legion of Evil, Vox Day, for bringing these to my attention. The Dragon Awards in particular look well poised to take the Hugos’ place of prominence for its lair should the Hugos prove fully converged and beyond salvaging.




Hugo Nominations

Only one week to go! Nominate here at the MidAmeriCon II website.

Rabid Puppies Recommendations  (Make the Hugos great again!)

Sad Puppies Recommendations (The Embiggening)

My own nominations for MidAmeriCon II:

Best Novel

Architect of Aeons by John C. Wright

Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwithering Realm by John C. Wright

Best Related Work

Appendix N series by Jeffro Johnson

“The Story of Moira Greyland” by Moira Greyland

SJWs Always Lie: Taking Down the Thought Police by Vox Day

“The Force Awakens and Hits the Snooze Button” by John C. Wright

“Safe Space as Rape Room” by Daniel Eness

Best Graphic Story

Lackadaisy by Tracy J. Butler

Magic: Khans of Tarkir block by Mark Rosewater, Jeremy Jarvis, Doug Beyer, et al (this is an experiment on my part. If video games count as ‘Dramatic Presentation’, I do not see why certain tabletop games could not be counted as a ‘Graphic Story’, if the story is primarily presented through visual means).

Best Editor, Short Form

Jerry Pournelle

Best Editor, Long Form

Vox Day, Castalia House

Toni Weisskopf, Baen Books

Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Martian

Ex Machina

Psycho-Pass: The Movie

Madoka Magica: Rebellion (review here) (I’m not sure if this will qualify or not. It was theatrically released with English captions stateside in 2014, but only last year did it get a stateside release with an English dub. I am unsure which release MidAmeriCon II will consider to be the first publication in English.)

Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form

Psycho-Pass 2 (complete series)

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works, S2E12 “Unlimited Blade Works”

My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, S5E1-2 “The Cutie Map”

Marvel’s Daredevil (complete series)

TIE Fighter-short film

Best Professional Artist

Christopher Rush

Wayne England

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Mathias Kollros (particularly his work in Battle for Zendikar)

John Blanche (This is a stab in the dark. I don’t know if his artwork was utilized in any of the 2015 40k codices.)

Best Semiprozine

Sci-Phi Journal

Best Fanzine

Superversive SF

Castalia House Blog

Black Gate

Best Fan Writer

Jeffro Johnson

Eliezer Yudkowsky

Best Fan Artist

Christopher Rush (I’m not sure where doing card alters and whatnot falls on the fan-pro spectrum, so I’m nominating Rush in both categories just to be safe.)

The John W. Campbell Award

Andy Weir