Four days after the 2017 Dragon Awards ballot was posted Dragon Con has issued a supporting press release, “Dragon Con’s Dragon Awards Publishes Its 2017 Ballot”.
DRAGON CON’S DRAGON AWARDS PUBLISHES ITS 2017 BALLOThttps://t.co/HlMRXFsNnS
— Dragon Con Media (@DragonConMedia) August 8, 2017
The press release’s nominee list still includes Alison Littlewood and John Scalzi, although both had notified award administrators that they have withdrawn.
In addition to links fans can use to register and vote, the release contains a statement from the con’s top leadership:
“We believe strongly in the principle of one fan, one vote,” said Pat Henry, president of Dragon Con, Inc. “We believe that the vast body of fandom is in the best position to identify and recognize the most beloved works in science fiction and fantasy today.”
Henry went on to encourage every fan to go vote for their favorite works.
“We all know that a determined minority can carry the day when not enough people vote,” Henry said. “For that reason alone, we think it’s critical that fans everywhere vote for the books, games, comics and shows they love.”
The winners will be announced on September 3 at Dragon Con.