Traditonal Southern fandom awards were presented at DeepSouthCon 50 in Huntsville, AL on June 17.
Phoenix Award: John Ringo
Rebel Award: Shelby Vick; and The Zielke Clan: Robert & Becky Zielke and Bill & Linda Zielke
Also this satirical award:
Rubble “Award”: SFPA OE Bob Jennings
The Rebel and Phoenix Awards are given by the con committee of each DSC, (in 2012, a supercommittee of Toni Weisskopf and Julie Wall) for the fan and pro who have contibuted a great deal to Southern fandom. The Rubble is decided by a survey of previous Rubble winners administered by its founder, Gary Robe, and is for a person or entity (corporatiions have won) who has done much to Southern fandom.
[Thanks to Guy H. Lillian III for the story.]