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2016 Hugo Award Winners August 24, 2016

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In science fiction and fantasy literature news, the 2016 Hugo Awards winners were announced at MidAmericon II this past weekend.

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BEST NOVEL
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin (Orbit)

BEST NOVELLA
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor (Tor.com)

BEST NOVELETTE
“Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingfang, trans. Ken Liu (Uncanny Magazine, Jan-Feb 2015)

BEST SHORT STORY
“Cat Pictures Please” by Naomi Kritzer (Clarkesworld, January 2015)

BEST RELATED WORK
No Award

BEST GRAPHIC STORY
The Sandman: Overture written by Neil Gaiman, art by J.H. Williams III (Vertigo)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, LONG FORM
The Martian screenplay by Drew Goddard, directed by Ridley Scott (Scott Free Productions; Kinberg Genre; TSG Entertainment; 20th Century Fox)

BEST DRAMATIC PRESENTATION, SHORT FORM
Jessica Jones: “AKA Smile” written by Scott Reynolds, Melissa Rosenberg, and Jamie King, directed by Michael Rymer (Marvel Television; ABC Studios; Tall Girls Productions;Netflix)

BEST EDITOR, SHORT FORM
Ellen Datlow

BEST EDITOR, LONG FORM
Sheila E. Gilbert

BEST PROFESSIONAL ARTIST
Abigail Larson

BEST SEMIPROZINE
Uncanny Magazine edited by Lynne M. Thomas & Michael Damian Thomas, Michi Trota, and Erika Ensign & Steven Schapansky

BEST FANZINE
File 770 edited by Mike Glyer

BEST FANCAST
No Award

BEST FAN WRITER
Mike Glyer

BEST FAN ARTIST
Steve Stiles

The 2016 Hugo Award trophy base was designed by Sarah Felix.

The John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer (Not a Hugo Award, but administered along with the Hugo Awards) went to:

Andy Weir
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Congratulations to all. 🙂

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ENnie Award Winners for 2016 August 6, 2016

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The ENnie Awards were handed out last night at GenCon 2016 and let’s just say that I was rather pleased to hear that Pelgrane Press won ten (10 !!) awards last night, with five going to products from the Dracula Dossier Kickstarter. While one typically expects to see Wizards of the Coast and Paizo dominate the categories they’re in (and they did pick up some awards), this year’s winners list (below) feels like a win for the smaller publishers being recognised for high-quality products.

ENnie Award Winners for 2016

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Judges’ Spotlight Winners
Worlds in Peril (Samjoko Publishing) – Stacy Muth
Eclipse Phase: Firewall (Posthuman Studios) – Jakub Nowosad
Out of the Abyss (Wizards of the Coast) – Kayra Keri Küpçü
Sword Coast Adventure’s Guide (Wizards of the Coast) – Kurt Wiegel

Best Adventure
Dracula Dossier – Director’s Handbook (Pelgrane Press) *Silver Winner*
Curse of Strahd (Wizards of the Coast) *Gold Winner*

Best Aid/Accessory
All Rolled Up – Dracula Dossier: The Black Archive (All Rolled Up) *Gold Winner*
13th Age Game Master’s Screen and Resource Book (Pelgrane Press) *Silver Winner*

Best Art, Cover
Curse of Strahd (Wizards of the Coast) *Gold Winner*
Achtung! Cthulhu: Shadows of Atlantis (Modiphius Entertainment Ltd) *Silver Winner*

Best Art, Interior
Baby Bestiary Handbook Vol 1 (Metal Weave Games) *Silver Winner*
Dragon Age Core Rulebook (Green Ronin Publishing) *Gold Winner*

Best Blog
Campaign Mastery *Silver Winner*
World Builder *Gold Winner*

Best Cartography
Shadows of Esteren Cartography of Tri Kazel (Agate Editions) *Gold Winner*
Maze of the Blue Medusa (Satyr Press) *Silver Winner*

Best Electronic Book
Trail of Cthulhu: The Long Con (Pelgrane Press) *Silver Winner*
Maze of the Blue Medusa (Satyr Press) *Gold Winner*

Best Family Game
No Thank You, Evil! (Monte Cook Games) *Gold Winner*
Ryuutama (Kotodama Heavy Industries) *Silver Winner*

Best Free Game
Delta Green: Need to Know (Arc Dream Publishing) *Gold Winner*
FAITH: the Sci-Fi RPG (Burning Games LTD) *Silver Winner*

Best Free Product
Pathfinder Module: We Be Goblins Free (Paizo, Inc) *Gold Winner*
Race to Starport (Pelgrane Press) *Silver Winner*

Best Game
Dragon Age Core Rulebook (Green Ronin Publishing) *Gold Winner*
Feng Shui 2 Core Rulebook (Atlas Games) *Silver Winner*

Best Miniature Product
Frostgrave (Osprey Publishing) *Silver Winner*
Pathfinder Battles – The Rusty Dragon Inn: Bar (Paizo Inc.) *Gold Winner*

Best Monster/Adversary
Baby Bestiary Handbook Vol 1 (Metal Weave Games) *Silver Winner*
Pathfinder RPG: Bestiary 5 (Paizo, Inc) *Gold Winner*

Best Podcast
Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff *Gold Winner*
Role Playing Public Radio *Silver Winner*

Best Production Values
Numenera Boxed Set Edition: Reliquary (Monte Cook Games) *Gold Winner*
Cthulhu Britannica London (Cubicle 7) *Silver Winner*

Best RPG Related Product
Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Wrath of the Righteous (Paizo, Inc) *Silver Winner*
Ken Writes About Stuff Volume 3 (Pelgrane Press) *Gold Winner*

Best Rules
Feng Shui 2 Core Rulebook (Atlas Games) *Gold Winner*
Urban Shadows(Magpie Games) *Silver Winner*

Best Setting
Feng Shui 2 Core Rulebook (Atlas Games) *Gold Winner*
Southlands Campaign Setting (Kobold Press) *Silver Winner*

Best Software
Roll20 (The Orr Group, LLC) *Gold Winner*
Hero Lab for D&D 5th Edition on Windows, Mac and iPad (Lone Wolf Development) *Silver Winner*

Best Supplement
The Dracula Dossier: Hawkins Papers (Pelgrane Press) *Gold Winner*
Delta Green: Agent’s Handbook (Arc Dream Publishing) *Silver Winner*

Best Website
See Page XX: The Pelgrane Press Webzine *Silver Winner*
Gnome Stew – The Gaming Blog *Gold Winner*

Best Writing
Maze of the Blue Medusa (Satyr Press) *Silver Winner*
The Dracula Dossier: Director’s Handbook (Pelgrane Press) *Gold Winner*

Product of the Year
Dracula Dossier Director’s Handbook (Pelgrane Press) *Gold Winner*
Curse of Strahd (Wizards of the Coast) *Silver Winner*

Fan’s Choice for Best Publisher
Paizo Publishing *Gold Winner*
Pelgrane Press *Silver Winner*

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Overall, a really good set of winners this year, and I was pleased to see that Modiphius Entertainment also picked up an award.