This post inaugurates a new category, “Poor Trufan’s Almanack.” These fanhistorical articles will bring to the net information I’ve found that fills in gaps in the electronically-available research.
Commonly, this will be data I happen upon in paper fanzines that simply never made it to the web. I will park the data here and extend an open invitation for fans to copy it to the appropriate long lists. Less commonly, I will examine a controversial bit of fanhistory and make my case for interpreting it a certain way.
The initial posts in this category are the noncontroversial kind.
I noticed some time ago that Corflu’s FAAn Awards history page lacks entries for the 1978 winners of the two artist categories. The complete data was published in various issues of the old newzine DNQ, edited by Victoria Vayne and Taral, which I recently reread.
The data appears following the jump.
The nominees for the 1978 Fanzine Activity Achievement Awards listed in DNQ #1 were:
Best Single Issue
Spanish Inquisition 10
Delta Psi 1
Best Fan Editor
Best Fan Writer
Best Artist (Humorous)
Best Artist (Serious)
Best LoC Writer
Harry Warner Jr.
Nominating ballots cast: 33 (8 from Toronto fans.)
Final ballots cast: Not published. (At least, not that I’ve found.)
1978 FAAn Award Winners
Best Single Issue: Maya 14
Best Fan Editor: Rob Jackson
Best Fan Writer: Bob Shaw
Best Artist (Serious): Jim Shull
Best Artist (Humorous): Alexis Gilliland
Best LoC Writer: Mike Glicksohn
This list of the 1978 winners was taken from a paper copy of DNQ, and it’s also available online in Checkpoint 91.
Ranking of the Finalists
DNQ also announced how the nominees ranked in the final voting. But Victoria and Taral did not release the voting statistics.
Best Single Issue: (1) Maya 14, (2) Simulacrum 7, (3) Delta Psi 1, (4 – tie) Spanish Inquisition 10, Fanthology 76
Best Fan Editor: (1) Rob Jackson, (2) Don D’Ammassa, (3) Terry Hughes, (4) Victoria Vayne, (5) Mike Glyer, (6) Donn Brazier
Best Artist (Humorous): (1) Alexis Gilliland, (2) Derek Carter, (3) Harry Bell, (4) Grant Canfield, (5) Bill Rotsler, (6) Dan Steffan
Best Artist (Serious): (1) Jim Shull, (2) Taral, (3) Jim McLeod, (4) Jim Odbert, (5) Mike Streff, (6) Al Sirois
Best Fan Writer: (1) Bob Shaw, (2) Don D’Ammassa, (3) Susan Wood, (4 – tie) Mike Glicksohn, Don Thomson
Best LoC Writer: (1) Mike Glicksohn, (2) Avedon Carol, (3) Harry Warner Jr., (4) Don D’Ammassa, (5) No Award, (6) Jessica Amanda Salmonson