Having spent the entire weekend here in Atlanta, my time at Dragon Con has been a truly unique and rewarding experience. Between the panels featuring some of my favorite actors from my favorite shows to getting to meet and engage with people I have been a fan of for years, Dragon Con and the culture around it has been one of the highlights of this year for me.

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One of the newest additions to the Dragon Con experience is the Dragon Con Awards. Starting in 2016 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Con, the Dragon Awards celebrates everything that is awesome in pop culture. With categories that span the geek cultural landscape from books, comics, TV, film and games, the Dragon Awards covers 15 categories with 88 properties within them. More than 8,000 fans cast their votes for their favorites in multiple categories. Some of the winners from this year include:

Best Science Fiction Novel

Babylon’s Ashes, by James S.A. Corey

 

Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)

Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge, by Larry Correia and John Ringo

 

Best Young Adult / Middle Grade Novel

The Hammer of Thor, by Rick Riordan

 

Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel

Iron Dragoons, by Richard Fox

 

Best Alternate History Novel

Fallout: The Hot War, by Harry Turtledove

 

Best Apocalyptic Novel

Walkaway, by Cory Doctorow

 

Best Horror Novel

The Changeling, by Victor LaValle

 

Best Comic Book

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

 

Best Graphic Novel

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

 

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series

Stranger Things, by Netflix

 

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie

Wonder Woman directed, by Patty Jenkins

 

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, by Nintendo

 

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game

Pokemon GO, by Niantic

 

Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game

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

 

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

Magic the Gathering: Eldritch Moon, by Wizards of the Coast

 

Final voting was held via the dedicated Dragon Awards website, and the voting period ran from August 3 to September 2.  The ballot was selected in an open nomination process in which fans nominated their favorite properties.  The nomination period ran from early April until July 25. The best and most popular of the nominated properties were elevated to the ballot.

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Were any of your choices big winners? Let me know what you wanted to see as the winner in a category of your choice. Dragon Con runs through Labor Day Weekend September 1-4th.

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