The Phoenix and Rebel, two traditonal Southern fandom awards, were presented at Contraflow V/DeepSouthCon 53 in New Orleans this weekend. The Phoenix is for pros and the Rebel is for fans.
- Diana Rowland
- the late Robert Asprin (accepted by Darlene B)
- Frank Sciotta, for being an instrumental volunteer at many conventions
- Michael Scott, founder of CoastCon
Also presented was the facetious Rubble Award, given by Gary Robe to “The Force of Gravity for taking away Ned Brooks so recently.” The Rubble is decided by previous winners who give it to someone who has done much to Southern fandom.
Contraflow inaugurated its own Fleur de Fan Awards at the same ceremony.
Pro Fleur de Fan
- Toni Weisskopf, for her support of ContraFlow
Fan Fleur de Fan
- Area 51 for amazing room parties
- Walter M. Scott, local fan and volunteer
[Via SF Site News and Jennifer Liang.]