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FAAn Awards

Entry updated 30 October 2023. Tagged: Award, Fan.

Short, partly acronymic name for the Fan (or Fanzine) Activity Achievement Awards first presented in 1975 for 1974 activity in Fandom, principally in Fanzines, and chosen by popular vote, initially with a small voting fee. The original categories were for best single issue of a fanzine, best fan writer, best fan editor, best fan artist – subdivided into serious and humorous categories – and best LoC (letter of comment) writer, later known as best letterhack and still later as the Harry Warner Jr award for best fan correspondent. After the 1980 presentation for 1979 work the FAAn awards were neglected for many years until revived in 1995 in association with the small, fanzine-centred Convention Corflu, under whose auspices they are still presented (though any interested party can vote without becoming a convention member).

The 1995 FAAn categories were best fanzine, best fan writer and best fan artist (no longer subdivided), augmented in 1998 with best letterhack, best new fanzine fan and Number 1 Fan Face (recipient of most total votes in all categories). Further changes were made as listed below, including the introduction of a lifetime achievement award in 2010 and the subdivision of best fanzine into multiple categories (including single or special issue). The lifetime achievement award is not voted on like the other categories but chosen by an informal jury of Corflu committee members and, increasingly, its past winners. Additions not listed below included best fan website, presented from 2008 to 2021 and won eleven times by eFanzines.com and then three times by Fanac.org before being dropped owing to the perceived fewness of qualifying websites. In 2019, besides the usual current categories, two special awards and twenty "certificates" were presented for various achievements; for the latter, see the FAAn website under links below. [DRL]

Single or special issue

Fanzine

  • 1995: Blat! edited by Dan Steffan and Ted White
  • 1996: Apparatchik edited by Victor Gonzalez, Andrew Hooper and carl juarez
  • 1997: Apparatchik edited by Victor Gonzalez, Andrew Hooper and carl juarez
  • 1998: Idea edited by Geri Sullivan
  • 1999: Outworlds edited by Bill Bowers
  • 2000: Trap Door edited by Robert Lichtman
  • 2001: Idea edited by Geri Sullivan
  • 2002: Wabe edited by Jae Leslie Adams, Tracy Benton and Bill Bodden
  • 2003: Chunga edited by Randy Byers, Andrew Hooper and carl juarez
  • 2004: Trap Door edited by Robert Lichtman
  • 2005: Chunga edited by Randy Byers, Andrew Hooper and carl juarez
  • 2006: Chunga edited by Randy Byers, Andrew Hooper and carl juarez
  • 2007: Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
  • 2008: Prolapse edited by Peter Weston (see Relapse)
  • 2009: eI edited by Earl Kemp
  • 2010: Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
  • 2011: Trap Door edited by Robert Lichtman
  • 2012: A Meara for Observers edited by Mike Meara (personalzine or blog); Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer (genzine or collaboration)
  • 2013: A Meara for Observers edited by Mike Meara (personalzine); Chunga edited by Randy Byers, Andrew Hooper and carl juarez (genzine or collaboration)
  • 2014: Flag edited by Andy Hooper (personalzine); Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer (genzine)
  • 2015: Vibrator edited by Graham Charnock (personalzine); Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer (genzine)
  • 2016: Vibrator edited by Graham Charnock (personalzine); (tie) Raucous Caucus edited by Pat Charnock and Chunga edited by Randy Byers, Andrew Hooper and carl juarez (genzine)
  • 2017: The White Notebooks edited by Pete Young (personalzine); Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer (genzine)
  • 2018: Vibrator edited by Graham Charnock (personalzine); BEAM edited by Nic Farey and Ulrika O'Brien (genzine)
  • 2019: Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
  • 2020: Banana Wings edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer (overall); (tie) Banana Wingsand Chunga edited by Andrew Hooper and carl juarez (genzine); This Here ... edited by Nic Farey (personalzine); (tie) Ansible edited by David Langford and Lofgeornost edited by Fred Lerner ("whatchamacallit" category)
  • 2021 Portable Storage edited by William Breiding (genzine); This Here ... edited by Nic Farey (personalzine)
  • 2022 Portable Storage edited by William Breiding (genzine); This Here ... edited by Nic Farey (personalzine)
  • 2023 Portable Storage edited by William Breiding (genzine); This Here ... edited by Nic Farey (personalzine)

Fan writer

  • 1975: Don C Thompson
  • 1976: Don D'Ammassa
  • 1977: Bob Shaw
  • 1978: Bob Shaw
  • 1979: Bob Shaw
  • 1980: Dave Langford
  • 1995: Andrew Hooper
  • 1996: Andrew Hooper
  • 1997: Andrew Hooper
  • 1998: Christina Lake
  • 1999: Ted White
  • 2000: Christina Lake
  • 2001: Victor Gonzalez
  • 2002: Alison Freebairn
  • 2003: Randy Byers
  • 2004: Gordon Eklund; also Andrew Hooper (humorist)
  • 2005: Claire Brialey
  • 2006: Claire Brialey
  • 2007: Claire Brialey
  • 2008: Arnie Katz
  • 2009: Bruce Gillespie
  • 2010: Claire Brialey
  • 2011: Roy Kettle
  • 2012: Mark Plummer
  • 2013: Andy Hooper
  • 2014: Andy Hooper
  • 2015: Mark Plummer
  • 2016: Roy Kettle
  • 2017: Andy Hooper
  • 2018: Randy Byers
  • 2019: Mark Plummer
  • 2020: Mark Plummer
  • 2021: Claire Brialey
  • 2022: Mark Plummer
  • 2023: (tie) Justin E A Busch, Nic Farey

Fan editor

Replaced in 1995 with the award for best fanzine, as above.

  • 1975: Bill Bowers
  • 1976: Bill Bowers
  • 1977: Rob Jackson (see Maya)
  • 1978: Rob Jackson (see Maya)
  • 1979: Jeanne Gomoll and Janice Bogstad (see Janus/Aurora)
  • 1980: Jeanne Gomoll and Janice Bogstad (see Janus/Aurora)

Fan artist

  • 1975: Bill Rotsler (humour); Jim Shull (serious)
  • 1976: Grant Canfield (humour); Jim Shull (serious)
  • 1977: Harry Bell (humour); Jim Shull (serious)
  • 1978: Alexis Gilliland (humour); Jim Shull (serious)
  • 1979: Alexis Gilliland (humour); joan hanke-woods (serious)
  • 1980: Alexis Gilliland (humour); joan hanke-woods (serious)
  • 1995: Dan Steffan
  • 1996: D West
  • 1997: Ian Gunn
  • 1998: D West
  • 1999: Ian Gunn
  • 2000: D West
  • 2001: Steve Stiles
  • 2002: Dave Hicks
  • 2003: Steve Stiles
  • 2004: Steve Stiles
  • 2005: Steve Stiles
  • 2006: Steve Stiles
  • 2007: Dan Steffan
  • 2008: Dan Steffan
  • 2009: Dan Steffan
  • 2010: Steve Stiles
  • 2011: Steve Stiles
  • 2012: Steve Stiles
  • 2013: Dan Steffan
  • 2014: Steve Stiles
  • 2015: Steve Stiles
  • 2016: Steve Stiles
  • 2017: Steve Stiles
  • 2018: Steve Stiles
  • 2019: Alan White
  • 2020: Ulrika O'Brien
  • 2021: Ulrika O'Brien
  • 2022: Ulrika O'Brien
  • 2023: Ulrika O'Brien

Fanzine cover

  • 2013: Dan Steffan for Banana Wings 50 edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
  • 2014: Harry Bell for Inca 9 edited by Rob Jackson
  • 2015: D West for Banana Wings 56 edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
  • 2016: D West and Harry Bell for Raucous Caucus 4 edited by Pat Charnock
  • 2017: Harry Bell for BEAM 10 edited by Nic Farey and Jim Trash
  • 2018: Graham West for Rubber Crab 8 edited by Graham James
  • 2019: not presented
  • 2020: Ulrika O'Brien for Thy Life's a Miracle: Selected Fannish Writings of Randy Byers (coll 2019) edited by Luke McGuff
  • 2021: Sara Felix for BEAM 15 edited by Nic Farey and Ulrika O'Brien
  • 2022: Ulrika O'Brien for Littlebrook 11 edited by Jerry Kaufman and Suzanne Tompkins
  • 2021: Alan White for BEAM 17 edited by Nic Farey and Ulrika O'Brien

LoC writer / letterhack / fan correspondent

  • 1975: Harry Warner Jr
  • 1976: Mike Glicksohn
  • 1977: Mike Glicksohn
  • 1978: Mike Glicksohn
  • 1979: Harry Warner Jr
  • 1980: Harry Warner Jr
  • 1995: not presented
  • 1996: not presented
  • 1997: not presented
  • 1998: Harry Warner Jr
  • 1999: Harry Warner Jr
  • 2000: Lloyd Penney
  • 2001: Robert Lichtman
  • 2002: Lloyd Penney
  • 2003: Joseph Nicholas
  • 2004: not presented
  • 2005: Lloyd Penney
  • 2006: Robert Lichtman
  • 2007: Lloyd Penney
  • 2008: Robert Lichtman
  • 2009: Lloyd Penney
  • 2010: Robert Lichtman
  • 2011: Robert Lichtman
  • 2012: Robert Lichtman
  • 2013: Robert Lichtman
  • 2014: Robert Lichtman
  • 2015: Paul Skelton
  • 2016: Paul Skelton
  • 2017: Paul Skelton
  • 2018: (tie) Robert Lichtman and Milt Stevens
  • 2019: Paul Skelton
  • 2020: Steve Jeffery
  • 2021: Mark Plummer
  • 2022: Jerry Kaufman
  • 2023: Jerry Kaufman

Lifetime achievement

Special awards

  • 2004: Bill Burns for eFanzines.com
  • 2019: Bill Burns for eFanzines.com ("achievement in online fandom")
  • 2019: Steve Stiles ("achievement in fan art")

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