*insert much confetti, trumpet fanfare, quadruple-layer chocolate mousse cake, and butterbeer*
I’m sure you’re knocking against the castle gate, ready to get this party rolling.
*throws gate wide and waves the eager masses in*
MOST FAITHFUL FRIEND SILMARIL
I have the privilege of hosting the Most Faithful Friend Silmaril. You know your morning (or afternoon or evening or all the above) cup of coffee? The blessing that keeps you going and makes your day possible?
Such is the esteem, honor, and love befitting a character nominated for this award.
A character whose loyalty to the hero is unbending as iron, whose faithfulness has stood the test and proven worthy.
One whose devotion is as steadfast as yours is to your beloved caffeinated beverage.
One who stands firm and true when the winds of fate change and the hero has nowhere else to turn.
This award will be presented by the famous gardener, the bestest of hobbits, the true epitome of a loyal friend…Samwise Gamgee.
HOW THE AWARDS WORKS
⇒ You can nominate as many characters for each award as you want, and be sure to mention which book the character is from.
⇒ You can second as many characters as you want.
⇒ Post all nominations and seconds in the comments below.
⇒ You can’t nominate and then second your own recommendations—aka one vote per character.
⇒ If you’re an author, we’d love to have you participate! Just be aware you’re not allowed to nominate or second any of YOUR OWN characters. Other than that, you’re welcome to nominate other characters and let your readers know about the awards so they can nominate all your awesome imaginary friends (or enemies, mwahahaha) for various awards.
⇒ Fantasy characters only. So someone like Katniss Everdeen can’t be nominated since she’s from the Dystopian side of the tracks.
⇒ Last year’s winners are ineligible for being nominated for this year’s awards. For this award, Reepicheep had the honor last year.
⇒ Tolkien characters are the STANDARD for these awards, and are therefore also ineligible for winning. For this award, that means Sam can’t be nominated.
⇒ Nominations run through this Friday (July 7).
⇒ The official hashtag (because coolness) is #SilmAwards2017.
NEW (AND AWESOME) STUFF
The Silmarillion Awards are moving up this year, my fantasy friends. 😉
WE’RE ALSO RUNNING GIVEAWAYS.
Here’s mine… *gasp Mistborn gasp*
Just so you know, I’m suuuuper jealous I can’t win this. Cuz Mistborn is uh-maz-ing.
If you know anyone who’d love to join the fun, invite them! A chance to geek out about your fave fantasy characters and maybe win some prizes? Talk about a win-win. 😉
Finally, be sure to check out all the other bloggers and the awards they’re hosting:
- DJ Edwardson – Most Magnificent Dragon
- Jenelle Schmidt – Most Nefarious Villain
- Deborah O’Carroll – Most Epic Heroine
- Madeline Rose – Silver Tongued Character
- E. E. Rawls – Most Mischievous Imp
- Abbey Stellingwerff – Most Epic Hero
- Tracey Dyck – Wisest Counselor
- Kyle Robert Schultz – Least Competent Henchman
- Savannah Grace – Strangest Character
Let the nominating begin!
And may the odds be ever in your favorite characters’ favor.