2011 FAAn Award Winners

The winners of the 2011 Fanzine Activity Achievement Awards were presented on Febuary 13 at E Corflu Vitus in Sunnyvale, CA.

Best Fan Writer: Roy Kettle
Best Fan Artist: Steve Stiles
Best Fanzine: Trapdoor, edited by Robert Lichtman
Harry Warner Jr. Memorial Award for Best Fan Correspondent: Robert Lichtman
Best Fan Website: eFanzines

At the Corflu awards ceremony Art Widner was presented a Lifetime Achievement Award. Also, Spike was chosen Past President ofย FanWriters of America (fwa) for 2010.

5 thoughts on “2011 FAAn Award Winners

  1. I did video the whole thing, but, of course, you’d have to be My Facebook Friend to see it, since I don’t want to violate anyone’s privacy.

    Also, most anything involving certain people who didn’t want anything posted anywhere were cut out as best I could, so, sorry, anything involving, say, Robert Lichtman, you can’t see.

    (Unless he’s in the background in a crowd in a video, because as it is, it’ll take me weeks of upload time if I wanted to upload everything I have, let alone start editing tiny bits of it out, and I happen to have a life. Therefore I just shut off the damn camera, and therefore anything involving the large chunks of the ceremonies involving Robert won’t be seen by anyone; because I’m damn careful about people’s privacy.)

    Otherwise, I have tons of photos of Corflu, most yet unposted, ditto video, including the rest of the Awards, speech (I had to cut Carrie’s off half way through because my memory card was full), the folks at the banquet (exceptions noted), and so on.

    But to preserve privacy, it’s not going to Friends of Friends.

  2. The vote between Spike and John D. Berry for past president was so close that there was a run-off, and it was still almost a tie. (I’m assuming Ted was accurate in counting every hand; as you can see in the video, it was, well, Ted must be a fast counter. :-))

    John was nominated first, and then Carrie Root, GOH, said “I nominate Spike; we need a girl in there.”

    But, again, it’s all in the videos. Also some stills, since I couldn’t do both at once with the same camera.

    I also have an interview with Art, yet to be posted, since bandwidth here makes it take hours to upload the longer videos. I’ll be working on it for some weeks, although since mostly instead of thanks, I’m just getting complaints from people who have violated FB’s privacy to complain that their pictures were accidentally up for two minutes because FB’s software barfed while being, as usual, changed over the weekend, my enthusiasm for this was strangely lessened, especially since I spent so much time at the con asking everyone their preferences before taking any pictures, and then more time getting preferences about posting, and there are endless contradictory opinions, with the loudest voices about Facebook all, of course, coming from people not on it, who therefore know squat about it. Save that It Must Be Bad, although for a long time, given that the software is updated several times a day, it’s the most private possible place on the internet, short of an https system, such as a bank.

    You can post stuff so that only YOU can see it, or only you and a given individual, or any combination, outwards or inwards, and there’s simply no possible way to be more private.

    Which is why it’s so fascinating that people concerned about privacy leapt to invade FB’s privacy to complain about FB’s privacy….

    But that’s fandom for you.

    Other nominees for past president were Nic Farey (declined via chat, and nominated Roy Kettle), and — I’d have to recheck the video.

    Our team also beat Sandra Bond’s team in the trivia contest, by the way, “our team” being captained by Mike MacInerny, me, John D. Berry, and Milt Stevens.

    The funniest part for me was the question “who was the only Corflu GOH not picked out of a hat, but in advance” and I was the answer, which I knew perfectly well, but Andy (Hooper)’s question was in the form of “what number Corflu was…?”

    And Mike and John and Milt and I all looked at each other and said “who the eff remembers the number?”

    It was in Seattle of course, but apparently many devotees of Corflu know them by number, but none of us, so no one got that question right. Jeez! ๐Ÿ™‚

    We still beat the pants off Sandra, though. ๐Ÿ™‚ Bwahahahahaha!

    And she was damn good. She answered practically every question for her team, and accurately.

    If you want more, go here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100000260889179&aid=48620 and http://www.facebook.com/video/?id=100000260889179, but as I said, I’ve yet to post a tenth or even less, of what I have, so I’ll be adding more for quite some time.

    Assuming I don’t get too much more bitching.

  3. I went to the relevant Corflu site, of course, but there was no news of the con. Likely, everyone was sleeping off the convention… lazy buggers. Now that a couple of days have gone by, I’ll try the site again. I’m just looking for my name, of course…

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