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Bid for some great prizes at the David Gemmell Awards

June 8th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Next Friday (June 15) the David Gemmell Awards for Fantasy will be taking place at the Magic Circle Headquarters in London.

These fantastic awards play an important role in spreading public awareness of the fantasy genre and rewarding excellence within the field.

In order to raise funds and keep these great awards running, an auction is held every year at the ceremony. This year, a wide range of fantastic items up for grabs.

They include:

Have your name featured in an upcoming Terry Brooks novel.

A Star Wars Moleskine notebook containing the signatures of over 40 SFF authors including Brent Weeks, Robin Hobb, Peter Brett, Joe Abercrombie, China Miéville, Patrick Rothfuss, Peter Hamilton & many more.

Have 10,000 words of your manuscript, plus submission letter and synopsis edited by the exceptional editor Gillian Redfearn at Gollancz.

The original pencil sketch by the artist Didier Graffet of the cover for The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie.

To find out more details about the lots visit the Gemmell Award homepage here:

They will be auctioned off at the award ceremony, however, for those who would like to bid on an item but can’t attend the event, highest bids can now be submitted by email to in advance of the ceremony.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….