The Dragon Award administrators have announced they will reduce the number of award categories from last year’s 15 to 11 in 2023. Two categories will be eliminated, and six other categories will be doubled together, leaving three, however, they are also adding one brand new category.
The changes include:
Deleting the Media Tie-In and Military Fantasy/Sci-Fi categories;
Merging the following categories:
- Comic Book and Graphic Novel will become one category, Best Comic Book or Graphic Novel;
- PC/Console and Mobile Game have been combined into Best Digital Game;
- Board Game and Miniatures/Role-playing/CCG Game will be merged into Best Tabletop Game.
Adding a category:
- Best Illustrative Book Cover, which the administrators say will “more accurately reflect our roots and fandom in the Art community.”
Although the home page also announces that nominations are open for 2023 and they are accepting registrations to receive a ballot next August, neither function was working at the time this was written.