The Diana Jones Award

The Diana Jones Award is an annual award created to publicly acknowledge excellence in gaming. The award was first made for the year 2000, and the first award ceremony was on August 4, 2001.

The Diana Jones Award 2007

The Winner | The Nominees | The Award Ceremony

The Award Ceremony

The winner was announced at a private ceremony packed with games industry professionals, from designers to publishers and distributors, held in Indianapolis at 9 PM Wednesday, August 16, the day before the opening of the Gen Con game convention.

Sadly, Greg Stafford—the author of The Great Pendragon Campaign—was unable to accept the trophy in person. However, his good friend Janice Sellers was on hand to read a short acceptance speech on Greg's behalf. Representatives of White Wolf, the sourcebook's publisher, were also present to cheer when the award was announced. They proudly displayed the trophy in their Gen Con booth throughout the weekend and then turned it over to Janice for delivery to Greg.

Later in the evening, a fire alarm in an adjacent area caused the building to be cleared. As the bulk of the ceremony's attendees meandered toward the street in an orderly fashion, a number of stalwart members of crowd remained behind to keep the bar from tipping over until local firefighters gave the all-clear.

Many thanks to the sponsors of this year's ceremony: Adept Press, Atlas Games, Fantasy Flight Games,, Matt Forbeck, GAMA, Gen Con, Hidden City Games, Pelgrane Press, ProFantasy Software, Janice Sellers, Stonehouse Miniatures, Paul Tevis, and Upper Deck Entertainment.