Dresden Files Wins Graphic Novel of the Year at Dragon Con

Dragon Con was founded in 1987 as a multigenre convention that takes place annually over the Labor Day weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. One of the most anticipated events of the weekend was the award ceremony of the conventions Dragon Awards. The awards were established in 2016 as a fan-voted award in order to "recognize outstanding achievement in science fiction and fantasy literature, comics, gaming and filmed entertainment." 

This year's ceremony presented awards in 15 different categories, honoring titles that excelled in the science fiction and fantasy genre, including The Dresden Files: Dog Men (9781524105440, $24.99) for Best Comic Book and Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card (9781524100988, $24.99) for Best Graphic Novel. For a full list of winners, see below.

  • Best Science Fiction Novel
    Babylon’s Ashes, by James S.A. Corey

  • Best Fantasy Novel (Including Paranormal)
    Monster Hunter Memoirs: Grunge, by Larry Correia and John Ringo

  • Best Young Adult / Middle-Grade Novel
    The Hammer of Thor, by Rick Riordan

  • Best Military Science Fiction or Fantasy Novel
    Iron Dragoons, by Richard Fox

  • Best Alternate History Novel
    Fallout: The Hot War, by Harry Turtledove

  • Best Apocalyptic Novel
    Walkaway, by Cory Doctorow

  • Best Horror Novel
    The Changeling, by Victor LaValle

  • Best Comic Book
    The Dresden Files: Dog Men, by Jim Butcher, Mark Powers, Diego Galindo

  • Best Graphic Novel
    Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files: Wild Card, by Jim Butcher, Carlos Gomez

  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy TV Series
    Stranger Things, by Netflix

  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Movie
    Wonder Woman directed, by Patty Jenkins

  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy PC / Console Game
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, by Nintendo

  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Mobile Game
    Pokemon GO, by Niantic

  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Board Game
    Betrayal at House on the Hill: Widow’s Walk, by Avalon Hill

  • Best Science Fiction or Fantasy Miniatures / Collectible Card / Role-Playing Game
    Magic the Gathering: Eldritch Moon, by Wizards of the Coast

The Walking Dead Volume 28 The Walking Dead Volume 28
Image Comics
In the aftermath of The Whisperer War--ALL IS LOST as Rick and all of Alexandria fight for survival against the largest horde of walkers they’ve ever faced. >>
Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Critical Role: Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting
Green Ronin Publishing
Until now, the wondrous and dangerous lands of Tal'Dorei have been the sole stomping grounds of the show's adventuring company, Vox Machina. But now, you can explore these realms in a tome from the pen of Game Master Matt Mercer himself! >>
The Walking Dead: Here's Negan The Walking Dead: Here's Negan
Image Comics
Since his debut, the charismatic psychopath has antagonized Rick Grimes, murdered his friend with a baseball bat wrapped in barb wire (which he calls "Lucille"), and led the Saviors into war against Alexandria and the neighboring communities. But who was he before society broke down? >>
Monstress Volume 2: The Blood Monstress Volume 2: The Blood
Image Comics
Set in an alternate matriarchal 1900's Asia, in a richly imagined world of art deco-inflected steam punk, MONSTRESS tells the story of a teenage girl who is struggling to survive the trauma of war, and who shares a mysterious psychic link with a monster of tremendous power. >>
Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook Starfinder Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook
Paizo
Blast off into a galaxy of adventure with the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! This massive 560-page hardcover rulebook is the essential centerpiece of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, with rules for character creation, magic, gear, and more—everything you need to play Starfinder as either a player or Game Master! >>
Saga Volume 7 Saga Volume 7
Image Comics
From the worldwide bestselling team of FIONA STAPLES and BRIAN K. VAUGHAN, “The War for Phang” is an epic, self-contained SAGA event! Finally reunited with her ever-expanding family, Hazel travels to a war-torn comet that Wreath and Landfall have been battling over for ages. >>
Shovel Knight: Official Design Works Shovel Knight: Official Design Works
Udon Entertainment
This epic tome ollects the fun and original artwork behind this landmark title. Inside you’ll find key art, character concepts, enemy designs, sprite sheets, unused ideas, and an all-new Shovel Knight tribute art gallery. >>
Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 47 Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide Volume 47
Gemstone Publishing
One of the most influential comic book artists ever, Jim Steranko, brings his compelling mastery of the art form to the cover of the book that has been the Bible of serious collectors, dealers and enthusiasts since 1970!  >>
Lighter Than My Shadow Lighter Than My Shadow
Lion Forge
Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness. >>
Bernie Wrightson: Art and Designs for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio Bernie Wrightson: Art and Designs for the Gang of Seven Animation Studio
Hermes Press
Lighter Than My Shadow is a hand-drawn story of struggle and recovery, a trip into the black heart of a taboo illness, an exposure of those who are so weak as to prey on the weak, and an inspiration to anybody who believes in the human power to endure towards happiness. >>