The 2010 David Gemmell Awards Ceremony

From the DGLA adminsitrator: “Because the DGLAs are all about readers and fans, it’s very important to us that the 2010 Award Ceremony is again open to both the publishing industry and fans of the fantasy genre. Last year’s ceremony was a glittering night of fun and surprises, held in the enchanting Magic Circle headquarters in London’s Euston. Many fantasy authors attended to meet and mingle with the fans; and Raven Armouries – creators of the ‘Snaga’ battleaxe trophy – came to show off a full-scale Snaga and their newly completed Swords of Night & Day. A lucky few were able to have their pictures taken with the awesome weapons.

This year’s ceremony is at the same venue on Friday 18th June. The Magic Circle venue is small and the theatre only holds 162 people, so if you’d like a ‘non-industry’ – or as we prefer to call them ‘Friend & Fan’ (F&F) ticket – you’ll have to move fast. F&F tickets are £20 per person. Here’s what you need to do:

Come over to the DGLA website: (Note that you do NOT have to register and become a member in order to get tickets.) Click on “Award Ceremony & Ticket Purchase” at the top of the page, which will take you to a page with the full information listed. You’ll see the MESSAGE ME link under the yellow scrolling text ‘Here’s how to get your tickets.’ In the first instance, just send me your email address, how many tickets you need (limit of 2 per person) your name & postal address, and the name of your partner/guest (this is just so we can write it on the Guest List). Do NOT pay any money until I let you know your application for tickets is successful. If we’re over-subscribed, names will be drawn at random. I’ll confirm with you asap. Once we’ve confirmed with you, you can pay via the PayPal ‘Donate’ button on the Main Page of the website. Note that you do not need a PayPal account yourself to use this facility – you can pay with a credit or debit card.

That’s all you need to know to get your tickets! Do remember that the dress code is formal, i.e. long dresses for the ladies and suit & tie or DJs for the gents – no swords or battleaxes, unless you win one! If you have any questions, just email Deborah Miller, Awards Administrator on “

Photo (c) Peter Coleborn