It's awards nomination season! Oh, and we're starting a blog!
We've had a number of fans asking us about different awards, so we thought we'd put together a list of what may be eligible for various SF/F awards. Kaladin is our premiere offering, and there are a few categories in which the music or the artwork are eligible, so if you are eligible to nominate, and if you believe the work is one of last year's best, we'd love to have your submitting vote!
The Hugo Awards
Hugo Award nominations are now open (see here). Any WorldCon member can vote on the final ballot, and anyone who became a WorldCon member by Dec 31 of last year is eligible to submit a nomination. Nomination deadlines are March 16th.
Here is what can be nominated from the Kaladin project:
Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form):
Best Fan Artist:
Grant M. Hansen - Kaladin front cover artwork
Botanica Xu - Kaladin character bookmarks
Seth Keller - Kaladin art cards
We feel that Kaladin brings something new and interesting to the world's musical table: it successfully redefines an entire medium. It brings the full Hollywood treatment to the concept of a book soundtrack. Past soundtracks have largely been small productions - a MIDI album, a piano accompaniment, a rock treatise. Kaladin employs the talents of two different orchestras, three separate choral groups (one a virtual choir), several composers (many working in Hollywood), several orchestrators (also many working in Hollywood), an entire music prep team (all working in Hollywood), and a number of top-list soloists.
If you're eligible to nominate for the Hugo Awards, but haven't heard the soundtrack yet, we'd be happy to send you a review copy for your consideration.
While we, individually, don't stress awards season very much, collectively we feel that's it's very important for this project, as we are both interested in proving the viability of a book soundtrack on this scale as well as generating interest in a second album.
Thank you very much for your interest!
Other Awards Kaladin is Eligible For: