Definately worth a visit I'd say - and attracts a big crowd.
But hold your horses - shenanigans are afoot:
Last year was the first year for the Dragon Awards - the second Awards have yet to take place and things have already taken a turn.
As mentioned here >>331025
the idea of authors withdrawing their nominations had cropped up. Another author, Alison Littlewood, also wanted to withdraw, the reason being that her book had been nominated by a member of the Rabid Puppies.
Originally, the Dragon Awards refused withdrawal:
Locus mag - refusal of Scalzi + Littlewood - https://archive.is/tTSc9
Littlewood's blog - https://archive.is/LoqRI
Yeh about that:
Now the Dragon Awards have caved - allowing Littlewood - and also by request NK Jemisin - to have their books removed from the Awards ballot.
>And then, over the last couple of days, we got an earful from our fans and others.
>we got an earful from our fans and others.
Who could that be I wonder? :)
As stated in the link, voting for the Awards has been extended to accomodate this, and also:
>After this year’s awards . . . we’re going to take a hard look at the way we do things at the Dragon Awards.
Dragoncon states that the Awards are about, and for, the fans:
>It’s a fan’s choice award, plain and simple.
>We have strong faith in the integrity of the Dragon Awards ballot because it was created by fans,
That the Awards are in recognition of work done by the authors and other content creators, it is not about them
- the fans come first.