The David Gemmell Legend Awards, 2011

Mark Yon reports: At a glittering awards ceremony at The Magic Circle in London on Friday 17 June 2011, the winners of the third David Gemmell Legend Award were announced. The event was hosted by Stan Nicholls and Anne Nicholls.

Morningstar Award for Best Newcomer, Darius Hinks (right) for Warrior Priest (Black Library). The award was presented by Juliet McKenna.

Ravenheart Award for Best Cover Artist, Olof Erla Einarsdottir (right) for the cover of Power and Majesty by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Harper Collins Australia). The award was presented by Anne Sudworth.

Legend Award for Best Novel, Brandon Sanderson for The Way of Kings (Gollancz/Tor US) ‘ he received a replica of the axe Snaga. The award was presented by last year’s winner, Graham McNeill.

Simon Fearnhamm of Raven Armoury produced Snaga for the award winner. And Bragelonne Publishers was the awards main sponsor.

James Barclay read an excerpt from David Gemmell’s Shield of Thunder, and acted as auctioneer for the evening’s auction, which was organised by Gillian Redfearn of Gollancz. Lots included a workshop with Jo Fletcher; a bundle of books by Jim Butcher; a cameo in Scott Lynch’s forthcoming novel The Thorn of Emberlain; a bottle of Legend Award champagne with two glasses; tickets for Gollancz’s 50th anniversary party; a chalet at the SFX Weekender; a framed print of the cover of The Rogue signed by Trudi Canavan; the DGA ‘lawn sign’ autographed by authors and artists present on the night, and an original, signed, framed sketch of Druss the Legend by Didier Graffet. 

The event was attended by readers, professionals and influential members of the fantasy/SF community, including authors Stephen Deas, Barry Forshaw, Stephen Jones, Kim Newman, Sarah Pinborough, Michael Marshall Smith and Chris Baker (illustrator of David Gemmell’s graphic novels), publisher Jo Fletcher, Ian Drury (of the Sheil Land Literary Agency) and representatives from Black Library, Bragelonne, Gollancz, Orbit Books, SFX Magazine, the BSFA, BFS/Fantasycon, Novacon, World Fantasy Convention 2013, the Birmingham Science Fiction Group and SF Crowsnest.

[Photos (c) Peter Coleborn]

Mark Yon reports: At a glittering awards ceremony at The Magic Circle in London on Friday 17 June 2011, the winners of the third David Gemmell Legend Award were announced. The event was hosted by Stan Nicholls and Anne Nicholls.

Morningstar Award for Best Newcomer, Darius Hinks (right) for Warrior Priest (Black Library). The award was presented by Juliet McKenna.

Ravenheart Award for Best Cover Artist, Olof Erla Einarsdottir (right) for the cover of Power and Majesty by Tansy Rayner Roberts (Harper Collins Australia). The award was presented by Anne Sudworth.

Legend Award for Best Novel, Brandon Sanderson for The Way of Kings (Gollancz/Tor US) ‘ he received a replica of the axe Snaga. The award was presented by last year’s winner, Graham McNeill.

Simon Fearnhamm of Raven Armoury produced Snaga for the award winner. And Bragelonne Publishers was the awards main sponsor.

James Barclay read an excerpt from David Gemmell’s Shield of Thunder, and acted as auctioneer for the evening’s auction, which was organised by Gillian Redfearn of Gollancz. Lots included a workshop with Jo Fletcher; a bundle of books by Jim Butcher; a cameo in Scott Lynch’s forthcoming novel The Thorn of Emberlain; a bottle of Legend Award champagne with two glasses; tickets for Gollancz’s 50th anniversary party; a chalet at the SFX Weekender; a framed print of the cover of The Rogue signed by Trudi Canavan; the DGA ‘lawn sign’ autographed by authors and artists present on the night, and an original, signed, framed sketch of Druss the Legend by Didier Graffet. 

The event was attended by readers, professionals and influential members of the fantasy/SF community, including authors Stephen Deas, Barry Forshaw, Stephen Jones, Kim Newman, Sarah Pinborough, Michael Marshall Smith and Chris Baker (illustrator of David Gemmell’s graphic novels), publisher Jo Fletcher, Ian Drury (of the Sheil Land Literary Agency) and representatives from Black Library, Bragelonne, Gollancz, Orbit Books, SFX Magazine, the BSFA, BFS/Fantasycon, Novacon, World Fantasy Convention 2013, the Birmingham Science Fiction Group and SF Crowsnest.

[Photos (c) Peter Coleborn]