Awards List

We have been honored to have these titles bestowed upon our store over the years. Dragon’s Lair is thankful for the recognition, and the encouragement to keep striving to improve and grow with our community’s needs.

Diamond Comics Best Practices Awards
– 2012 Best Previews Display
– 2013 Best Marketing Use of Logo (Non-Signage)
– 2014 Best New Comics Section
– 2015 Best Manga Section
– 2015 Best Kids Section
– 2017 Best Board Game Section
– 2017 Best Facebook
– 2019 Best Free Comic Book Day

GAMA Power Retail Awards
– 2010 Best Store
– 2010 Best Store Design
– 2014 Outstanding Marketing
– 2016 Outstanding Organized Play Program

GTM Best of the Game Trade Awards
– 2014 Best In-Store Play
– 2014 Best Unique Marketing Practices
– 2014 Best Outdoor Signage
– 2015 Best New Release Display

Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retail Awards
– 2010 Finalist
– 2013 Finalist

Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin (Readers Choice)

  • 1994 Best Comic Book Store
  • 1996 Best Comic Book Store
  • 1999 Best Comics or Specialty Books
  • 2003 Best Comic Books
  • 2007 Best Fantasy/Gaming Store
  • 2008 Best Fantasy/Gaming Store
  • 2014 Best Gamer Hangout
  • 2015 Best Fandom/Nerd Supply Store
  • 2016 Best Comics/Fandom Store
  • 2016 Best Game/Gaming Store
  • 2017 Best Comics/Fandom Store
  • 2017 Best Game/Gaming Store
  • 2018 Best Comics/Fandom Store
  • 2018 Best Game/Gaming Store
  • 2019 Best Comics/Fandom Store
  • 2019 Best Game/Gaming Store
  • 2021 Best Comics/Fandom Store
  • 2021 Best Game/Gaming Store

Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin (Critics Choice)
– 1996 Best Bookstore to be Someone Else
– 2005 Best In-Store Kitty (Aswan)