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WIN the 25th Anniversary Edition of 'LEGEND'!



The 25th Anniversary Edition of 'LEGEND' will be released by Orbit on 15th October, but they have very kindly given the DGLA copies to give away in advance!



As you can see, they are rather handsome, classy-looking paperbacks with a new Foreword written by Stella Gemmell and an interesting new imagining of Snaga. We at the DGLA know that many fans would have liked one of the leather-bound editions as Orbit has produced in the… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on October 1, 2009 at 12:44 — 10 Comments

Fundraiser Book Sale for the DGLA - grab yourself a Fantasy bargain!

*ETA: I've revised the Books List to account for those already snapped up. Quite a few bargains still available though!



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Maintaining a spanking new genre Award is surprisingly expensive, and so, as we sit back and rest somewhat on our laurels from an amazing first year, it occurs… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on July 31, 2009 at 14:09 — No Comments

The Top 20...

Now that the dust has begun to settle on this year's Awards, I thought people might be interested to know just who made it into the TOP 20 of the Longlist - who was narrowly pipped at the post for a Shortlist position... The following list IS in vote order...



BLOOD OF ELVES - Andrzej Sapkowski

THE HERO OF AGES – Brandon Sanderson

THE WAY OF SHADOWS - Brent Weeks

THE LAST ARGUMENT OF KINGS - Joe Abercrombie

HEIR TO SEVENWATERS - Juliet Marillier



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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on July 2, 2009 at 16:44 — 12 Comments

PHOTOS... and the Award debate has begun...

Our official Event Photographer - Peter Cloborn - has posted pictures of Friday's event on his Flickr 'stream' HERE It gives a lovely flavour of the evening. If you do recognise yourself but you haven't been 'labelled' do add a comment.





Over at the GUARDIAN ONLINE a wide-ranging… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on June 23, 2009 at 11:06 — 4 Comments

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on May 20, 2009 at 23:17 — No Comments

Wristbands... again!

A few people have contacted me regarding 'Legend' wristbands after they have voted on the Shortlist. The offer of a free wristband was originally for the first 100 voters on the LONGLIST and they are all taken... HOWEVER... I have unearthed an extra 50! (In my office, which currently looks like a bombsite - so no surprise I couldn't find them!)



So, if you would like a wristband OR you are one of the people who has already contacted me to ask - it's first come first served! As long as… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on May 14, 2009 at 11:48 — 2 Comments

Final release of Award Ceremony tickets!

The FINAL batch of 30 'Friend & Fan' tickets to the Award Ceremony on 19th June, are available NOW!!!



This is a few more available than we anticipated as we've sadly had a couple of reluctant cancellations. If you would like to come along to what promises to be a WONDERFUL and glittering new genre event, tickets cost just £20 each.



Simply send me a Message here on the website and I'll reserve them for you...

Payment can be made via the Paypal button or, if…
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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on May 5, 2009 at 12:24 — No Comments

Hotel Rooms for the Award Ceremony Event

The Magic Circle have kindly helped us to organise discounted room-bookings via Jigsaw Conferences. They have been very helpful and negotiated discounts at three hotels near the venue - follow THIS LINK for all the details...



A few things to note:



The prices shown are PER ROOM not per person - so are very reasonable given that the event is in June - peak tourist… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on April 23, 2009 at 13:51 — 1 Comment

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on April 18, 2009 at 11:20 — No Comments

Well, we have a Shortlist!



All very exciting - but we can't make the announcment just yet as there are a few things Gareth and myself have to do with regard to verifying the vote count and speaking to the publishers etc...



But fear not - it's not long to wait! We will be announcing the Shortlist over the Easter weekend at EasterCon in Bradford, and also, 'Trolls & Legends' in Belgium, where our own Chairman Stan Nicholls is a Guest of… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on April 1, 2009 at 22:53 — 7 Comments

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on February 26, 2009 at 17:26 — No Comments

DGLA Ebay shop!

Due to popular demand, wristbands now available to purchase from our new EBAY SHOP!



We will also be selling any xs review copies of Longlisted Nominee novels - once the Longlist closes. This is a great oportunity to get some of the titles not avaiable in the shops in the UK & Europe.



There will be a (very) few, SIGNED editions from Longlisted (and possibly, Shortlisted) authors...



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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on February 23, 2009 at 17:26 — 1 Comment

News and ticket information on the Award Ceremony!

Quite a few of you have been asking if/when tickets will be made available for the Award Ceremony itself so I thought it best to update everyone on the progress of the event so far...



The Ceremony will be held at the HQ of 'The Magic Circle' in London (near to Euston Station) on Friday 19th June. It is a gala 'black tie' (and posh frock!) event, with the Ceremony itself and then a reception. We are planning a charitable auction on the night for our nominated charity, 'Medicines Sans… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on February 22, 2009 at 10:50 — No Comments

Looking for photos of David with readers and fans...

Hi all - we're just turning our thoughts to the programme brochure for the Awards Ceremony & I thought it would be a lovely idea to have a montage of lots of pics of David with his fans inside the brochure.



So if you have anything, taken with DG at an Event of Signing & you'd like us to use it in the programme book, please do scan them in and email them to us at Admin@GemmellAward.com - jpegs only please!



I will ensure that everyone who sends a pic will recieve a… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on January 17, 2009 at 15:15 — No Comments

VOTING OFFLINE FRIDAY 9 - 5 (GMT)

We'll be taking the poll offline tomorrow in order to strip out 100s of fraudulant votes, which some idiot has managed to register for their favourite author. I don't imagine any Forum Member is likely to be resposible for this - in case whoever is responsible is reading this via the tags on Technorati or somesuch - why don't you just give it up!



It's pointless:

A/ The author in question doesn't even need your 'help' and I would imagine, would be embarassed at the stupidity of… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on January 8, 2009 at 17:43 — 4 Comments

ANSWERS TO SOME FAQs THAT ARE CROPPING UP...

Just to let everyone know - voting has now reached 2000 votes! Huzzah! And thanks to everyone who has voted so far...



As you know, you may only vote ONCE. If you try and vote a second time, you will get a message to say your vote has bben counted already. Unfortunately, this security means that two people sharing the same computer will not be able to vote - so you're going to have to fight it out over which one of you is going to the library! ;-)



As soon as you hit the… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on January 6, 2009 at 11:46 — No Comments

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Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on January 1, 2009 at 14:06 — No Comments

JUST A REMINDER & SOME NEWS!

You are only allowed to vote ONCE - and the system is so set to disallow (destroy) duplicate votes - so, please be careful, and make your vote count!



And some exciting news - this evening we are at 850 votes in the poll! This is an AMAZING response - especially over the christmas holidays - thank-you so much to everyone who has voted so far!



I still have a few of the 100 free bands left because not all of the first 100 voters sent me their addresses - so if you would like… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 30, 2008 at 10:12 — No Comments

HAVE YOU VOTED ALREADY? DON'T FORGET TO CLAIM YOUR FREE GIFT!

... Of a LIMITED EDITION DGLA wristband!



Simply send me (Debbie) a Message via my page with your postal address (don't put it in a comment because you wouldn't want your information visible to everyone). I will post them to anywhere in the world! The first 100 voters will recieve a wristband!

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As you can see, due to the marbled effect, each… Continue

Added by Deborah J Miller - Award Administrator on December 27, 2008 at 16:30 — No Comments

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