Vote For Favorite Fantasy Characters In The 2017 Silmarillion Awards

Vote for your favorite fantasy characters in the second annual Silmarillion Awards!
on Jul 11, 2017 · 2 comments

Do you love reading fantasy?

Are you a fan who can’t stop talking about your favorite characters and loves geeking out with other fantasy fanatics?

Then you’ll love the second annual Silmarillion Awards.

The Awards have returned this year, ready for another grand time of celebrating, talking about, and generally enjoying all the amazing things we love about fantasy characters. Co-creators DJ Edwardson and Jenelle Schmidt (along with our fantastic Silmarite group of bloggers) have been hard at work to make the Awards even better than last year.

If you’re new and wondering what in Middle-earth I’m talking about, the Silmarillion Awards are basically the Oscars for fantasy characters. How cool is that? If you want to read more, you can check out Jenelle’s introductory post.

The nomination week ended this past Friday (and since last week was July 4th, my regular post didn’t go up to alert you about the commencement of the awesomeness). BUT…this week we’ve begun the voting phase. Five finalists in ten different categories ranging from Least Competent Henchman to Most Epic Heroine.

In addition to voting for your favorite characters, you can also enter the Grand Prize Giveaway—aka One Grand Prize to Rule Them All. Which happens to be none other than a fantabulous Tolkien-themed package…that may or may not include a map. (Because maps are amazing and beautiful and necessary.)

If you want to get involved, you can join the scavenger hunt running this week on our blogs.

I’m one of the participating bloggers, and we’d love to have you stop by, join the fantasy fun, and make this year’s Silmarillion Awards one for the ages.

You know…since ages and Middle-earth kind of go together.

Here’s a quick reference list of the awards:

The voting ends this Friday at 11:59 pm CDT.

Beginning next Monday, we’ll start announcing the winners.

It would be grand to have as much participation as possible. After all, these are fan-based awards, so it’s all about having fun and showing our love for fantasy along the way. So spread the word!

Zachary Totah writes speculative fiction stories. This allows him to roam through his imagination, where he has illegal amounts of fun creating worlds and characters to populate them. When not working on stories or wading through schoolwork, he enjoys playing sports, hanging out with his family and friends, watching movies, and reading. He lives in Colorado and doesn't drink coffee. He loves connecting with other readers and writers. Find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Goodreads, and at his website.
  1. Tracey Dyck says:

    Woohoo! This year’s awards are shaping up to be even more epic than last time. Thanks for spreading the word!

  2. DJ Edwardson says:

    There are so many great characters in fantasy. We are blessed with such a rich bounty of imaginative outpouring in this genre and these awards really spotlight that abundance. And this is such a fun way to celebrate that.

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