Balrog Award

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The Balrog Awards were a set of awards given annually from 1979 to 1985 for the best works and achievements of speculative fiction in the previous year. The awards were named after the balrog, a fictional creature from J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium.[1] The awards were originally announced by editor Jonathan Bacon in Issue #15 of Fantasy Crossroads and presented at the Fool-Con II convention on April Fool's Day, 1979 at Johnson County Community College, Kansas.[2] The awards were never taken seriously and are often referred to, tongue-in-cheek, as the "coveted Balrog Awards".[1]

Awards (By Year)

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Locus Index to SF Awards: About the Balrog Awards. Accessed 08/14/2013.
  2. ^ Nemedian Chroniclers, Issue #4, p. 12.
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