This year sees the fifth ever David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy, and appropriately the winner will be announced on Thursday 31st October at World Fantasycon at the Brighton Metropole hotel.
The David Gemmell Awards honour the life of one of fantasy fiction’s most acclaimed authors and seek to recognize the very best of modern literature in the field.
Three awards will be presented during the ceremony: the Legend Award for best novel, the Morningstar Award for best debut and the Ravenheart Award for best cover art. As well as these presentations, the ceremony features the Gemmell Awards auction, with some incredible lots to be bid for, including a full year’s worth of Tor UK books, a manuscript assessment from renowned editor Jo Fletcher, and art prints from leading artists Anne Sudworth and Dominic Harman.
The ceremony will also include the official launch of ‘Legends’, a collection of new short stories written in honour of David Gemmell. Published by NewCon Press, the anthology features a fantastic line-up of contributors including Joe Abercrombie, James Barclay, Tanith Lee, Juliet E McKenna, Stan Nicholls, Adrian Tchaikovsky, Ian Whates and many others.
Proceedings begins at 8pm, and close around 9:30pm. Entry to the event is free, and no ticket is required – anyone interested in attending can simply turn up on the night itself. Please note that while the event is affiliated with the World Fantasy Convention, also running at the Brighton Metropole Hotel, attending the ceremony does not also allow entry to the convention.
Shortlist for the Legend Awards:
Shortlist for Morningstar Award:
Shortlist for Ravenheart Award:
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