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 Honour.

Just to be sure all our DGLA community Members get the info at the same instant, I'll 'Twitter' and we'll update the site on the same day...

Don't forget, one lucky website Member's name will be drawn at random to eventually (once we have organised it!) win a SIGNED COPY OF THE FIVE SHORTLISTED NOVELS!

As soon as the Easter weekend is done and dusted, the SHORTLIST POLL (of the Top 5) will be launched - we'll send out a Bulletin just as soon as it's live

Also, Gareth & I are planning to set up a Reading/Discussion Group [which we're calling 'Guilds'] on the site here, for each one of the Shortlisted titles - so all you passionate fans can get some friendly rivalry going...

I think I can safely say that all of the Team here are delighted by the quality of the Fantasy YOU have chosen to be the top 5 novels in our genre.

Slainte!
Debbie

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Comment by Jayden on April 2, 2009 at 8:08
Wow, I'm excited :)
I'm looking forward to hearing who made it on the shortlist. Keep us updated, Debbie.
And congrats to getting this step done too ;)
Comment by ediFanoB on April 3, 2009 at 11:35
Hurray! Can't wait to see the shortlist. In the meantime I enjoy the long missed sunshine.
Comment by drosdelnoch on April 3, 2009 at 16:03
As Debs has said, we're hard at work making sure everything will go smoothly for the announcement as well as making sure that it is a true fan voting without anyone pulling some sneaky voting tactics (which has been tried and caught.) Plus remember when the list is up, you'll want to declare your allegiance to one of the "guilds" and hopefully try to persuade others of the virtues of your choice.

I'd also like to thank everyone who has contributed and helped so far, the award wouldn't be the same without you and I look forward to seeing who you all back.
Comment by Scott Anthony Webber on April 3, 2009 at 16:36
looking forward to seeing the short list.
Comment by Swainson on April 3, 2009 at 18:15
I'm looking forward to it. I'm also gutted I am on holiday for the awards evening. Any chance of moving it a week either way!!!
Comment by Mori on April 5, 2009 at 21:35
Ahhh, this waiting is going to kill me :( Please, give us the Top 5! Or at least post daily one new book that didn't make it!
Comment by Catiri on April 10, 2009 at 21:38
can't wait to see the shortlist, am sure there will be some i have not read yet as only managed about half of the list, but have discovered some authors that i had not read before.

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