Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Coming soon...


Last year, ten blogs (including this one) hosted the first ever Silmarillion Awards! The Silmarillion Awards is a ceremony that celebrates fantasy and J.R.R. Tolkien. YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorite fantasy characters, and whichever character receives the most votes gets his or her very own Silmaril!
But, Abbey, you wonder, weren't the Silmarils lost?
Ye-es... but we were able to find the ashes of Feanor and resurrect him so that he could craft us ten new Silmarils!
But, Abbey, what about Morgoth?
Haha *nervous laughter* W-what about him...? *cough cough* Moving on!

Last year, I hosted The Most Nefarious Villain Award, which the White Witch from The Chronicles of Narnia won. This year, Regarding Reading and Writing will host The Most Epic Hero Silmaril!

This year, there will be several new features to the Awards...
-Each blog is hosting a giveaway!
-There will be a scavenger hunt culminating in an Ultimate Tolkien Grand Prize!
-You can buy Silmarillion Awards swag! There's a mug and a t-shirt and they make me FAR too excited. All the money from sales will go to funding Silmarillion Awards in years to come. From now until August 15, use the code TOLKIEN2017 to get 10% off of your purchase!

Here is this year's Silmarillion Awards schedule presented in a handy dandy graphic (created by the multi-talented Deborah).

And here are links to the participating blogs:

Most Epic Hero Silmaril - Abbey @Regarding Reading and Writing

Go follow these amazing people! And start thinking of fantasy characters to nominate for the awards (excluding any Lord of the Rings characters, because they will be hosting the Awards, and excluding last year's winners, because these are lifetime awards and they already have a Silmaril!).
And don't forget to spread the word using #SilmAwards2017 on social media!
I can't wait to see you next week when nominations open for THE SILMARILLION AWARDS 2017.