Among Others is one of the five finalists for the Locus Award in the Fantasy Category, the whole list is here.
I don't think there's any question that A Dance With Dragons will win, but I'm seriously giving some consideration to going to Seattle to enjoy losing. I do think it's nice to be able to go to an award ceremony if at all possible. I loved Seattle when I was there in January, and I have friends I could stay with, and Amtrak is cheap and convenient. On the other hand I've already been away from home a lot this year, and maybe I should stay home and get some work done. Dithering about this now.