Winners - 2008

This is our fourth year of our annual Fantasy Awards, and this year weve modified and broadened our genres a little, adding a few genres including a poetry prize!

We've also introduced the Council Award where one of our members gets picked for contributions during the year. Since this is our first year with this prize Lord Elrond has picked a member that has contributed over the past years.

We will also pick the winners in the voting competition too, but this will be made at a separate occasion.

The Wrath of the Lich King

Best Fantasy Game Soundtrack/Album

The Wrath of the Lich King uses diverse instruments to create a unique soundscape while remaining firmly rooted in the WoW universe.

Other nominees: Fable 2 by Russell Shaw (with Danny Elfman), Lord of the Rings: The Mines of Moria by Chance Thomas & Stephen DiGregorio, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures by Knut Avenstroup Haugen


The Reiters by Erdenstern

Best Fantasy Song

Germany's Erdenstern perfectly convey the mood of cavalry setting out for battle in this grandiose and epic track.

Other nominees: Elder World by Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning, Fable II Theme by Russell Shaw & Danny Elfman, Main Theme World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King by Russell Brower


Her only friend the Moon by Alexander Jansson

Best Original Artwork

Sweden's Alexander Jansson successfully captures whimsical, dark emotion, very much in the style of Tim Burton meets Where the Wild Things Are.

Other nominees: The Book of War - Map by Maven, Half-elf of Lothlorien by Ista Sharrasi, The Truth Beneath the Rose by Tincolindo


Gargrim the Liar

Best Independent Artist

Sweden's (& Rivendell's own) Gargrim the Liar has been lauded by reviewers as a masterful music mixologist.

Other nominees: Priscilla Hernandez, Sibelian, Zmei Gorinich


The Lonely Path - Tincolindo

Best Song by an Independent Artist

"The Lonely Path" demonstrates Tincolindo's big (and successful) leap into composing with notational software.

Other nominees: Eternal Glory by Zmei Gorinich, The Road to Freedom by Pontus Rufelt, The Eve of Battle by Sean Beeson



Horizon Award

Previously nominated for both musical compositions and original artwork, England's own Tincolindo (aka: Averil White) has shown a creative tenacity that only gets better with each listen.

Other nominees: For Luthien (aka: Arcana Chronicles), David Fang, James Semple


Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian by Harry Gregson-Williams

Best Fantasy Film or TV Soundtrack

Harry Gregson-Williams follows up his 2005 soundtrack to The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe with a bigger, bolder effort that was clearly the most memorable film score of the year.

Other nominees: Hellboy II: The Golden Army by  Danny Elfman, The Spiderwick Chronicles by  James Horner, Dragonlance: Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Karl Preusser


Radio Rivendell Compilation Volume 2 - The Book of War by Various Artists

Best Fantasy Album

Radio Rivendell's second compilation captured the top spot through its inspired collaboration with cutting-edge Waerloga Records and some of today's best young fantasy composers.


Jeremy Soule

Best Fantasy Composer

Jeremy Soule is the Godfather of fantasy scoring.

Other nominees: Za Frûmi, Danny Elfman, Harry Gregson-Williams


Blackmore's Night

Best Fantasy Group

Led by rock legend Ritchie Blackmore and the angel-voiced Candice Night, Blackmore's Night has emerged as today's pre-eminent folk rock band.

Other nominees: Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning, Za Frûmi, Within Temptation


The Half-Knight by Kris Swank (aka Maven)

Best Original Writing

Maven (aka: Kris Swank) wrote this poem in hopes that her nephew comes home from Iraq with all his original pieces intact.

Other nominees: Wind by Wordwarrior, The Heart of Radio Rivendell by Dreamer's Heart, Fairies Day by TJ BECKER Just Feathers



Elrond's Council Award

Witchywanda has always been the most positive and encouraging voice in our forums, she's more or less always online and shines a welcoming aura to all our visitors, being it first-comers, young or old!