From the DGLA adminsitrator: “Because the DGLAs are all about readers and fans, itâ€™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 yearâ€™s ceremony was a glittering night of fun and surprises, held in the enchanting Magic Circle headquarters in Londonâ€™s Euston. Many fantasy authors attended to meet and mingle with the fans; and Raven Armouries – creators of the â€˜Snagaâ€™ 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 yearâ€™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 youâ€™d like a â€˜non-industryâ€™ – or as we prefer to call them â€˜Friend & Fanâ€™ (F&F) ticket – youâ€™ll have to move fast. F&F tickets are Â£20 per person. Hereâ€™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. Youâ€™ll see the MESSAGE ME link under the yellow scrolling text â€˜Hereâ€™s how to get your tickets.â€™ 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 weâ€™re over-subscribed, names will be drawn at random. Iâ€™ll confirm with you asap. Once weâ€™ve confirmed with you, you can pay via the PayPal â€˜Donateâ€™ button on the Main Page of the website. Note that you do not need a PayPal account yourself to use this facility â€“ you can pay with a credit or debit card.
Thatâ€™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 â€“ no swords or battleaxes, unless you win one! If you have any questions, just email Deborah Miller, Awards Administrator on firstname.lastname@example.org “
Photo (c) Peter Coleborn