Dragon Con 2017 is less than a month away and news from the event is starting to spread, giving fans and attendees a glimpse of what they can expect from this year’s festivities.


One of the newest features of Dragon Con is the Dragon Awards. These fan-focused awards recognize excellence in multiple categories from gaming, fiction, comics and filmed entertainment. The Second Annual awards will be announced throughout Labor Day weekend. The awards allow for fans to let their voices be heard and it’s not too late to get involved. To vote, fans much register on the Dragon Awards website: http://application.dragoncon.org/dc_fan_awards_signup.php   Ballots are then emailed to registered voters a few days later.

Here are some of the nominees for the 2017 Dragon Awards:


Best Science Fiction Novel

  • Rise by Brian Guthrie
  • Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey
  • The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
  • Death’s End by Cixin Liu
  • A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers
  • The Secret Kings by Brian Niemeier
  • Escaping Infinity by Richard Paolinelli
  • Space Tripping by Patrick Edwards

fantasy books

Best Fantasy Novel

  • A Sea of Skulls by Vox Day
  • The Heartstone Thief by Pippa DaCosta
  • Beast Master by Shayne Silvers
  • Dangerous Ways by R.R. Virdi
  • Blood of the Earth by Faith Hunter
  • Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge by Larry Correia and John Ringo
  • Wings of Justice by Michael-Scott Earle


Best Comic Book

  • Motor Girl by Terry Moore
  • Wynonna Earp Legends by Beau Smith, Tim Rozon, Melanie Scrofano, Chris Evenhuis
  • Monstress by Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda
  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eleven by Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs
  • Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson, Takeshi Miyazawa
  • Saga by Brian K. Vaughan, Fiona Staples
  • The Dresden Files: Dog Men by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Diego Galindo


Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series

  • Doctor Who, BBC
  • Lucifer, Fox
  • Westworld, HBO
  • Wynonna Earp, Syfy
  • Marvel’s Agents of Shield, ABC
  • The Expanse, Syfy
  • Stranger Things, Netflix
  • Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Sky1


Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 directed by James Gunn
  • Doctor Strange directed by Scott Derrickson
  • Passengers directed by Morten Tyldum
  • Logan directed by James Mangold
  • Arrival directed by Denis Villeneuve
  • Wonder Woman directed by Patty Jenkins
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story directed by Gareth Edwards


Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game

  • Final Fantasy XV by Square Enix
  • Titanfall 2 by Respawn Entertainment
  • Mass Effect: Andromeda by Bioware
  • Dishonored 2 by Arkane Studios
  • NieR: Automata by PlatinumGames
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by Nintendo

This is a small sampling of the categories available to be voted on by the fans. The full ballot can be accessed here: awards.dragoncon.org/2017-ballot/ . All voting will be done electronically and only on the Dragon Awards site. No memberships or other qualifiers are required, making the voting open to all of the fans of all forms of science fiction. Fans have until Monday, August 28th at 11:59 p.m., Eastern, to register.  Voting ends 24-hours later, on Tuesday, August 29th at 11:59 p.m., also Eastern.

Dragon Con will take place this Labor Day weekend from September 1-4.

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  • Mike Glyer

    August 8, 2017 - 3:41 pm

    Nice work on the graphics to go with the lists of nominees!

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