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The Fan Activity Achievement Awards (FAAns)

Your humble website editor [Tracy Benton when this was written] knows little of the details of the FAANs. In recent years, they were administered by Andrew P. Hooper, and later by Murray Moore; and the Corflu attendees are sometimes regularly exhorted to vote during the convention. The process is less than scientific (for example, no one has ever produced a nigh-impossible full list of eligible zines, writers, and artists for a ballot, thus forcing Tired Old Fans to consult their memories about the fifty or so zines they received in the previous year). However, it is very good-spirited, and voters do sincerely wish to honor those whose work has given them pleasure in the previous twelve months.

Irwin Hirsch has passed along the information that the 1976 FAANs were presented at Westercon for work published in 1975, and the 1977 awards were presented at Autoclave for work published in 1976 (this from Victoria Vayne's FANTHOLOGY 76). If you have sage memories or vintage fmz articles about the FAANs of the Seventies, Tell Us All. Contact me (webmasterATcorflu.org) and we'll get more information here.


The text above was written by Tracy Benton, to whom goes all credit for setting up the corflu.org website and maintaining it for many years.

Recent research has uncovered further contemporary accounts of FAAn Award recipients, and this page is current as of May 2013.

--Bill Burns, Corflu.org Webmaster.

The FAAns were initially dated for the year of activity, not the year of presentation.
Beginning in 1995 the awards are dated for when they were presented.

Year

Best Fanzine, Single Issue

Best Fan Writer

Best Fan Editor

Best Fan Artist - Humor

Best Fan Artist - Serious

Best LoC Writer

1975

Outworlds 21/22, Bill & Joan Bowers, editors

Don C. Thompson

Bill Bowers

Bill Rotsler

Jim Shull

Harry Warner, Jr.

1976

Outworlds 23, Bill Bowers, editor

Don D'Ammassa

Bill Bowers

Grant Canfield.

Jim Shull

Mike Glicksohn

1977

TIE: Maya 11, Rob Jackson, editor; Spanish Inquisition 7/8, Jerry Kaufman & Suzanne Tompkins, editors

Bob Shaw

Rob Jackson

Harry Bell

Jim Shull

Mike Glicksohn

1978

Maya 14, Rob Jackson, editor

Bob Shaw

Rob Jackson

Alexis Gilliland

Jim Shull

Mike Glicksohn

1979

Mythologies 14, Don D'Ammassa, editor

Bob Shaw

Jeanne Gomoll & Janice Bogstad

Alexis Gilliland

joan hanke-woods

Harry Warner, Jr.

1980

Scientifriction 11, Mike Glyer, editor

Dave Langford

Jeanne Gomoll & Janice Bogstad

Alexis Gilliland

joan hanke-woods

Harry Warner, Jr.

 

After a long hiatus the FAAns were revived in 1995 at Corflu 12 in Las Vegas:

Year Awarded

Best Fanzine

Best Fan Writer

Best Fan Artist

Best Letterhack

Best New Fanzine Fan

Number 1 Fan Face

1995

BLAT!, Dan Steffan & Ted White, editors

Andrew Hooper

Dan Steffan

n/a

n/a

n/a

1996

Apparatchik, Victor Gonzalez, Andrew Hooper, & carl juarez, editors

Andrew Hooper

D. West

n/a

n/a

n/a

1997

Apparatchik, Victor Gonzalez, Andrew Hooper, & carl juarez, editors

Andrew Hooper

Ian Gunn

n/a

n/a

n/a

1998

Idea, Geri Sullivan, editor

Christina Lake

D. West

Harry Warner, Jr.

Lesley Reece

Geri Sullivan

1999

Outworlds, Bill Bowers, editor

Ted White

Ian Gunn

Harry Warner, Jr.

Karen Johnson

n/a

2000

Trap Door, Robert Lichtman, editor

Christina Lake

D. West

Lloyd Penney

Yvonne Rowse

Robert Lichtman

2001

Idea, Geri Sullivan, editor

Victor Gonzalez

Steve Stiles

Robert Lichtman

Sheila Lightsey

Robert Lichtman

2002

Wabe, Jae Leslie Adams, Tracy Benton, & Bill Bodden, editors

Alison Freebairn

Dave Hicks

Lloyd Penney

Max

n/a

2003

Chunga, Randy Byers, Andrew Hooper & carl juarez, editors

Randy Byers

Steve Stiles

Joseph Nicholas

John Teehan

Randy Byers

At Corflu Badger in Madison (2003) the attendees voted to rename the Best Letterhack award the "Harry Warner, Jr. Memorial Award."

 

Year Awarded

Best Fanzine

Best Fan Writer

Best Fan Artist

Best Humorist

Best New Fan

Number 1 Fan Face

2004

Trap Door, Robert Lichtman, editor

Gordon Eklund

Steve Stiles

Andrew Hooper

Pete Young

Andrew Hooper

At Corflu Blackjack in Las Vegas (2004) a special award was given to Bill Burns for the website efanzines.com.

 

Year Awarded

Best Fanzine

Best Fan Writer

Best Fan Artist

Harry Warner, Jr., Memorial Award for Best Fan Correspondent

Best Fanzine Design

 

2005

Chunga, Randy Byers, Andrew Hooper & carl juarez, editors

Claire Brialey

Steve Stiles

Lloyd Penney

carl juarez

 

2006

Chunga, Randy Byers, Andrew Hooper & carl juarez, editors

Claire Brialey

Steve Stiles

Robert Lichtman

Chris Garcia

 

2007

Banana Wings, Claire Brialey & Mark Plummer, editors

Claire Brialey

Dan Steffan

Lloyd Penney

Teresa Cochran

 

 

Year Awarded

Best Fanzine

Best Fan Writer

Best Fan Artist

Harry Warner, Jr., Memorial Award for Best Fan Correspondent

Best New Fan

Number One Fan Face

Best Fan Website

2008

Prolapse, Peter Weston, editor

Arnie Katz

Dan Steffan

Robert Lichtman

John Coxon

Arnie Katz

Bill Burns's efanzines.com

 

2009

eI, Earl Kemp, editor

Bruce Gillespie

Dan Steffan

Lloyd Penney

Jean Martin & Katrina Templeton (tie)

 

Bill Burns's efanzines.com

 

2010

Banana Wings, Claire Brialey & Mark Plummer, editors

Claire Brialey

Steve Stiles

Robert Lichtman

Jacqueline Monahan

Robert Lichtman

Bill Burns's efanzines.com

At Corflu Cobalt in Winchester (2010) the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Ted White

 

2011

Trapdoor, Robert Lichtman, editor

Roy Kettle

Steve Stiles

Robert Lichtman

Not awarded

Not awarded

Bill Burns's efanzines.com

At E Corflu Vitus in Sunnyvale (2011) the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Art Widner

 

2012

See below

Mark Plummer

Steve Stiles

Robert Lichtman

Not awarded

Mark Plummer

Bill Burns's efanzines.com

Best Fanzine was divided into three categories for 2012:
Best Single Issue or Anthology: Alternative Pants – Randy Byers
Best Perzine or Blog: A Meara for Observers – Mike Meara
Best Genzine or Collaboration: Banana Wings, Claire Brialey & Mark Plummer, editors

At Corflu Glitter in Las Vegas (2012) the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Earl Kemp

 

Year Awarded

Best Fanzine

Best Fan Writer

Best Fan Artist

Harry Warner, Jr., Memorial Award for Best Fan Correspondent

Best Fanzine Cover

Number One Fan Face

Best Fan Website

2013

See below

Andy Hooper

Dan Steffan

Robert Lichtman

Banana Wings #50, Dan Steffan

Dan Steffan

Bill Burns's efanzines.com

Best Fanzine was divided into three categories for 2013:
Best Single Issue: Trap Door #29 – Robert Lichtman
Best Personal Fanzine: A Meara for Observers – Mike Meara
Best Genzine or Collaboration: Chunga, Randy Byers, Andy Hooper, carl juarez, editors

At Corflu XXX in Portland (2013) the Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Elinor Busby