’16 Awards

2016 Parsec Awards Winners Announced

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Best Speculative Fiction Comedy/Parody Podcast: Improvised Star Trek—“The Voyages of the USS Sisyphus” by Christopher Rathjen and the USS Sisyphus Cast & Crew (Improvised) Best Podcast about Speculative Fiction Content Creation: The Journeyman Writer by Alastair Stephens Best Speculative Fiction Fan or News Podcast (Specific): Verity Podcast by Deborah Stanish, Erika Ensign, Katrina Griffiths, L.M. Myles, Lynne M. Thomas, and Tansy Rayner Roberts Best Speculative Fiction Magazine or Anthology Podcast: The Uncanny Magazine Podcast by Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian
 
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Inaugural Dragon Awards Winners

Inaugural Dragon Awards Winners

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The winners of the first Dragon Awards were presented Sunday afternoon in Hyatt Centennial I. Best Science Fiction Novel: Somewhither: A Tale of the Unwithering Realm by John C. Wright Best Fantasy Novel: Son of the Black Sword by Larry Correia Best Young Adult/Middle Grade Novel: The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel: Hell’s Foundations Quiver by David Weber Best Alternate History Novel: League of Dragons by Naomi Novak Best Apocalyptic Novel: Ctrl Alt
 
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Winners Named in The Chôsen Competition

Winners Named in The Chôsen Competition

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The 2016 winners of The Chôsen cosplay competition were named Saturday night during the Dragon Con Night at the Aquarium. The grand prize was three nights’ paid hotel reservation for Dragon Con 2017 and an offer to return as a 2017 Chôsen judge, including two VIP tickets to the Aquarium event. Third place: Audrey Chen Second Place: Jim Smentowski First Place: Patrick and Sarah Schambach

Art Show Award Winners Named Saturday Night

Art Show Award Winners Named Saturday Night

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Winners of the 2016 Dragon Con Art Show were named Saturday night in four categories: Attendee Awards, voted on by Art Show attendees; Artist Choice, voted on by attending artists; the themed category “Resistance Is Futile!!”; and Juried Awards. Attendee Awards Best Alien: A-O-6 by Allen Panakal Best Amazon: Andreste by Mitch Foust Best Dragon: Steampunk Wall Dragon by Lisa Sell Best Horror: Just Your Imagination by Paul Bielaczyc Best Fairy: Are We There Yet? By Caralyn Edwards Best Spaceship
 
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First Eugie Award Presented Saturday

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The inaugural Eugie Foster Memorial Award for Short Fiction was presented during the Dragon Con Guest of Honor Banquet, Saturday at 7PM in Hyatt International South. The winning short story was “The Long Goodnight of Violet Wild” by Catherynne M. Valente. The remaining four finalists for the award were “The Deepwater Bride” by Tamsyn Muir, “Hungry Daughters of Starving Mothers” by Alyssa Wong, “Pocosin” by Ursula Vernon, and “Three Cups of Grief, by Starlight” by Aliette De Bodard. The Eugie
 
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Friday Night Costume Contest Winners

Friday Night Costume Contest Winners

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Meet winners and judges from the Friday Night Costume Contest and get all the behind-the-scenes details from the show: Sat 1PM, 302 (Hilton). Best Novice: Devin Martin Best Journeyman: Sarah Schamback Best Professional: Vera Campbell Best Use of Technology: Emily Schmidt Best Use of Materials: Sierra Decordova Best Use of Props/Armor: Samantha Bork Audience Favorite: Sierra Decordova Best In Show: Frank T. Purcell

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