Hi there Friends & Members
HERE'S HOPING THAT YOU AND YOURS ARE HAVING A PEACEFUL AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON! XXX
For those of you who have popped into the website over the holidays, you've probably noticed that there's no Longlist poll as yet. Worry not! For 2013 the DGLAs will be being presented later in the year at the World Fantasy Con in Brighton (October) - so this means we've pushed our timetable back a bit - the longlist polls will appear once…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 26, 2012 at 14:46 — No Comments
This year’s David Gemmell Awards For Fantasy were presented tonight in a ceremony held at London’s Magic Circle headquarters.
The winners were:
Ravenheart Award (best cover art): Raymond Swanland - Blood of Aenarion
Morningstar Award (best debut): Helen Lowe - Heir of Night
Legend Award (best novel): Patrick Rothfuss - The Wiseman's Fear
For further details, or to request photos of the ceremony, please…
Added by drosdelnoch on June 15, 2012 at 21:30 — No Comments
Do you fancy champagne & nibbles at London’s prestigious ‘MAGIC CIRCLE HEADQUARTERS’ – to meet your most beloved Fantasy authors? And... just possibly... get to admire large, and potentially lethal weapons?! (‘Snaga’ & the ‘Swords of Night & Day’)
You do? So, would you like to join us on 15th June in London for this years ceremony for the ‘David Gemmell Legend Awards’? Of course you would! *Even better, if you’re successful in the…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on May 10, 2012 at 13:31 — No Comments
[GARETH] I’d like you to about why you chose fantasy as a genre to write in and who your influences have been...
Elspeth Cooper, ‘Songs of the Earth’
I’ve been asked that question – or one very much like it – dozens of times. The short answer is: I didn’t. I…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on April 23, 2012 at 14:02 — No Comments
Hail Mighty Readers,
Earlier tonight at Eastercon, Debbie Miller, alongside Joe Abercrombie and Juliet E McKenna announced the shortlist for this years David Gemmell Legend Award:
The Heroes - Joe Abercrombie
The Wise Mans Fear - Patrick Rothfuss
Blood of Aenarion - William King
Alloy of Law - Brandon Sanderson
Black Veil - Kristen Britain
Prince of Thorns - Mark Lawrence
Among Thieves - Douglas…
Please tell us a bit about why you chose fantasy as a genre to write in and who your influences have been...
I've been reading fantasy practically since I learned how to read. I came across ‘The Hobbit’…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on March 30, 2012 at 15:01 — No Comments
* Dros has contacted all the MORNINGSTAR Nominees and invited them to write a short Blog post for us. He asked them all why they chose fantasy as a genre to write in and who their influences have been. They have all replied I'm happy to say, and so, it gives me GREAT pleasure to introduce our first 'Morningstar' (and Member here on site!).... take it away, Mark...…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on March 20, 2012 at 15:01 — No Comments
Would you like to write a short review of any of the LEGEND or MORNINGSTAR novels? This year, I am planning to send out the reviews to all our Members in a Bulletin (like this one) as they come in. Also, the review will be on the website of course... I know some of you have been patiently waiting to…Continue
BARGAINS TO BE HAD! To clear some space in my office (!) I’m selling off many of last year’s Long-listed titles – I’ve decided to just do the paperbacks to start with, as they are lighter and less bulky to post (and I have to lug them to the Post Office!) All of the…Continue
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on February 1, 2012 at 15:56 — No Comments
Not long until Nominations close for next year's DGLAs.
Publishers who have Nominated so far:
HARPER COLLINS AUSTRALIA
GOLLANCZ (still awaiting their LEGEND Noms, but have given their RAVENHEARTS)
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 13, 2011 at 14:30 — No Comments
Hi there, everyone
You may have noticed that the site has been somewhat quieter than usual over the past few months. Sadly, this has been due to ill health on my part as I battled through chemotherapy. It's proved difficult to sit at my desk and look at the computer for ages, as I used to! However,…Continue
For those unlucky enough to have missed the event last night, the winners are announced here in the press release:
At a glittering awards ceremony at The Magic Circle in London tonight, the winners of the third David Gemmell Legend Award were announced.
Hail Mighty Readers,
For those unable to attend the award night, we didn't want you to miss out. So download the PDF here and have a look, you can bid on lots and the best way to do so is to contact Christine at:
Or place your bids on our Facebook page,…Continue
Added by drosdelnoch on June 13, 2011 at 20:30 — No Comments
We are aware of a spammer who got through our net and have taken care of the problem.
Please do not worry and sorry for the interuption to your usual service,
Gareth and Debbie
Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on May 6, 2011 at 14:06 — No Comments
With voting for the second round opening we wanted to give our finalists a chance to say what they thought about making it this far. Whilst some have yet to respond here’s what they had to say to date:
LEGEND AWARD NOMINEES…
Hail Mighty Readers,
Well you voted in your thousands and for those lucky enough to have attended Eastercon you'll already know who made it. For those of us with the Bank Holiday Blues here is how it played out in Alphabetical Order:…
Well, for those of you who’ve been counting down the days, the odds are you already caught the first episode of the long awaited Game of Thrones TV series. With its launch to critical acclaim, HBO has now announced (only two days after original airing in the US) that they’re renewing for a second series.
So the question is, with the success of this Fantasy series, is it the time to start pushing for a David Gemmell series? Is there a fantasy series that would suit better…Continue
Hail Mighty Readers,
We here at the David Gemmell Legend Award like to help others out where we can, so we thought that it was only fair if we were to create a quick blog post to pass on the information for 'Genre for Japan'
In 'Genre for Japan' a whole host of authors and publishers…Continue
Whilst a lot of people here at the DGLA committee are writers, I’m a reader, or perhaps more accurately a serial reader. In short, I love to spend hours curled up with a good book and will slay my way through titles to get my fix of adventure, thrills and chills and the odd bit of romance.
Each genre has something different to offer and depending on your mood can affect how you react to what you read. Differing ones serves their own purpose but if you were to have a camera…Continue