Have you ever wished there were Oscar awards for fantasy novels?
Oh, you have? How convenient, because I’m thrilled (or insert other happy-sounding adjective) to announce the second annual Silmarillion Awards. Basically, the Oscars for fantasy.
For those of you who followed the awards last year, HIP HIP HOORAY WE’RE BACK FOR YEAR TWO!
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, what have you been doing with your life? welcome to what amounts to an entire month of fantasy epicness. Brought to you by the Silmarillion Awards Mastermind team.
**Our members accept gifts of thankfulness in the form of chocolate, books, and sundry Lord of the Rings collectibles. 😉 **
The goal of the Silmarillion Awards is to bring fantasy lovers together and provide a way to celebrate and commend our favorite book characters. Cuz fantasy = awesome.
These are reader choice awards, meaning you, dear friends (hobbits?) have ALL THE POWER. So start scheming and plotting which characters you want to nominate.
The Awards officially open July 3 and will run for the entire month. I’ll have a list of what to expect and how the awards work in that initial post.
This year, we also have some cool additions, such as:
⇒ GIVEAWAYS…a great variety of fantasy-themed prizes you definitely want to get your hands on.
⇒ A SCAVENGER HUNT…participate for a chance to win the Tolkien-themed Grand Prize that is nearly as epic as Lord of the Rings. 😮
⇒ COMMEMORATIVE MUG AND NIFTY T-SHIRT…because why not? Now through August 15, you can get 10% off using the code TOLKIEN2017 when you check out. The proceeds will go toward funding future Silmarillion Awards events.
Here’s a quick look at the schedule:
- NOMINATIONS: July 3-7
- VOTING: July 10-14
- AWARD PRESENTATIONS: July 17-28 (excluding Saturday and Sunday)
- LOTR BIRTHDAY PARTY: July 29
And while you’re finishing your last bit of Lembas, a shoutout to the awesomesauce team and the Award they’re each hosting:
- Wisest Councillor Silmaril – Tracey @Adventure Awaits
- Least Competent Henchman Silmaril – Kyle @KyleRobertShultz
- Silver Tongue Silmaril – Madeline @Short and Snappy
- Most Epic Hero Silmaril – Abbey @Regarding Reading and Writing
- Strangest Character Silmaril – Savannah @Scattered Scribblings
- Most Epic Heroine Silmaril – Deborah @Road of a Writer
- Most Mischievous Imp Silmaril – Elise @Author E.E. Rawls
- Most Magnificent Dragon Silmaril – DJ @DJ Edwardson
- Most Nefarious Villain Silmaril – Jenelle @Jenelle Schmidt
- Most Loyal Friend Silmaril – yours truly
Adventure awaits, so pack your bags, grab your pocket handkerchief, and get ready for loads of fun!
⇒ Which Award are you most excited about?
⇒ Which of the new additions are you looking forward to the most?