Monday, September 3, 2018

The Silmaril Awards 2018

**NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED**

Welcome back to the Silmaril Awards!!! 
As you can see, we have a name change this year, but we are the same in our third year as we were in our first year. And just what is the Silmaril Awards? It is a celebration of J.R.R. Tolkien and fantasy. It's sort of like the Oscars except held online, and the awards are to be won by a fantasy character and not by an actor!

I'm hosting Most Mischievous Imp, so look out for shenanigans!

Here are the rules:
  • All nominees must be from a fantasy book (movie characters, dystopia, sci-fi, and steampunk do not count. If you are not sure about a character, ask in the comments, and I'll get back to you!).
  • You may nominate as many characters as you like.
  • If someone has already nominated a character that you have thought of, you may "second" their nomination.
  • You may second as many nominations as you like.
  • Only nominate Mischievous Imps on this post. Heroes, villains, etc. can be nominated on their own respective posts (a list to the other blogs is available at the end of this post).
  • When you are nominating a character, remember to say which book he or she comes from! 
  • Characters from Lord of the Rings cannot be nominated because they will present the Silmaril to the winner.
  • These are lifetime Silmarils, so last year's winners (the Fred and George Weasley from Harry Potter), cannot be nominated either.
  • Authors may not nominate their own characters.
Nominations are open from now until the 7th. Voting on the top five nominated Imps begins on the 10th and ends on the 14th, and the award ceremony takes place from the 17th-28th.

Make sure to nominate characters for the other nine Silmarils!
Deborah O'Carroll is hosting Wisest Councillor
Jenelle Schmidt is hosting Least Competent Henchman
DJ Edwardson is hosting Silver Tongue
E.E. Rawls is hosting Most Epic Hero
Zac Totah is hosting Strangest Character
Madeline J. Rose is hosting Most Epic Heroine
Tracey Dyck is hosting Most Magnificent Dragon
Savannah Grace is hosting Most Loyal Friend
and Kyle Robert Schulz is hosting Most Nefarious Villain! 

Here is an info-graphic to keep everything straight:


And make sure to check out our snazzy new website, created by the very talented DJ Edwardson.

Let the nominations begin!

*NOMINATIONS NOW CLOSED**

129 comments:

  1. I nominate Alk from Spice Bringer by H.L. Burke!

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    1. Now that I know there's a mischievous imp in this book, I'll have to kove it up higher on my tbr :p

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  2. I nominate Keefe from Keeper of the Lost Cities!

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    1. I second Keefe.

      -Karis

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    2. I've never heard of this book, but I'm loving the name Keefe. :D

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  3. I nominate Connwaer from The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas.

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  4. Illo from Where the Woods Grow Wild.

    Nagan from The Last Motley.

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  5. I nominate Crispin Beasley from the Beaumont and Beasley books! :D (Not sure if my comment posted twice?)

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    1. I second Crispin

      By the way, sorry I have to do anonymous but I can't sign in to post for some reason (really strange set up for posting on this blog)

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    2. I 4th Crispin. ;) And, yes, I've been really struggling with being able to post comment on this site as well.

      -Karis

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    3. I gotta read this book so I know who y'all are talking about!
      And I'm sorry to everyone who jmis having problems commenting. I've been having issues with comments for a while now, and I can't figure out what it is.

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    4. I second Crispin!

      ~RF Gammon

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  6. OH, OH!

    I nominate Twinkle from House of Many Ways by Diana Wynne Jones! :D

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  7. I nominate Peter Pan and his Lost Boys! ;)

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    1. I second Peter Pan.

      -Karis

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    2. AHHH! Well, I second MY Peter Pan, but since my retelling isn't out yet, then, I shall second the original! :)

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    3. I second Peter Pan and the Lost Boys!

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    4. I definitely second Peter Pan!

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    5. Second Peter Pan and his Lost Boys!

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    6. Especially Curly, who stands forth automatically whenever Peter says "who has done this?" whether he's done it or not!

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    8. I second Peter Pan and the lost boys!

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  8. I nominate Bramble from "Where the Woods Grow Wild."

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  9. I nominate Zilpath from Janeen Ippolito's books!

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  10. I nominate the Mad Hatter from Heartless by Marissa Meyer.

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    1. Oooh, yes, I second him!! His name is Hatta. :)

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    2. I haven't read this one yet! I've seen several characters from it in the nominations, though, so I'll have to add it to my tbr.

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  11. Does Wamba from Ivanhoe count? (Not sure if it fits in the genre or not, tbh.)

    Otherwise, I nominate Tink/Kalmar from The Wingfeather Saga.

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    1. Second Tink/Kalmar!

      (I would think Ivanhoe would be more historical than fantasy.)

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    2. (That's what I thought. He is the best part of the whole book, though!)

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    3. I second Tink!

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    4. (Wamba is great, but I'm sad to say Ivanhoe isn't fantasy.)

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    5. I second Tink!! I'd second Wamba, but I'm pretty sure Ivanhoe isn't fantasy. Nice to find another fan though!

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  12. I nominate Zouzab Koit from the Wingfeather Saga.

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  13. I would like to nominate the slyph from Branch of Silver, Branch of Gold.
    I also second Peter Pan.

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  14. I nominate Toothless, from How to Train Your Dragon. The dragon from the books was quite unruly, nothing like the one in the movie at all. Mischievous is just the word for him.

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  15. I also nominate Toad, from Wind in the Willows. Talk about a loose cannon. He give his poor friends more than a few fits with his madcap romps.

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  16. Why is it that I can think of characters for all of these awards until the moment nominations open and then my mind goes perfectly blank? Every. Single. Year.

    I nominate Ivan from Savannah Jezowski's "After"

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    1. @Jenelle: I do that too! Mind... blank. Without fail. XD We'll have to start taking notes though the year...

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    2. I was thinking the same thing, you guys. The idea about taking notes too. XD

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  17. I nominate:
    Talas and Kaden from Ilyon Chronicles
    Achan from The Blood of Kings Trilogy
    Percy Jackson from Percy Jackson and the Olympians/Heroes of Olympus.
    Leo Valdez from Heroes of Olympus.

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  18. I nominate Iggy from Keeper of the Lost Cities.

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    1. I second Iggy! XD He's PERFECT for this award.

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  19. I nominate...

    -Tigger from Winnie-the-Pooh
    -The Mad Hatter from the original Alice in Wonderland stories
    -Toopka from the DragonKeeper Chronicles

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    1. Heehee, great nominations! We have two different Mad Hatters going against each other now! Sounds like the perfect time for a tea party.

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    2. I second Tigger. :0

      -Karis

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    3. I'll second Tigger and the Mad Hatter!

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    4. I second Tigger and the Mad Hatter!

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    5. I second Tigger and the Mad Hatter!

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  20. I nominate Deeb Rauber from the League of Princes series by Christopher Healy

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  21. I nominate:

    Puck (A Midsummer Night's Dream)
    Loki

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    1. Oh, I second Puck! He’s the epitome of a mischievous imp!

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    2. YOU BEAT ME TO IT BUT I SECOND PUCK! *Shakespeare fan fist bump*

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  22. I nominate Prince Felix from Heartless by Anne Elisabeth Stengl and Kel from Mary Weber’s Storm Siren trilogy!

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    1. Excellent! They can't be nominated though because they already won, last year. :D Here's the awards ceremony from that--it's a riot. XD https://rawlse.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/most-mischievous-imp-silmaril-winner/

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    2. I forgot that they won and was wondering why they weren't in here already... LOL... so even we hosts don't always remember who's won. :) :) Good thing DJ made us that nice website for referencing the important things!

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  24. I nominate Prince Colin from The Reluctant Godfather by Allison Tebo.

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  25. Always and forever, Crispin Beasley. :)

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  26. I second:

    Bramble
    Tink
    Toothless
    Toad
    Tigger
    The Mad Hatter
    Puck

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