Other Awards Presented at Dragon Con

At last night’s Dragon Con Guest of Honor Banquet the Julie Award and Hank Reinhardt Fandom Award were presented. (Also the Eugie Foster Award, reported last night.)

2018 Julie Award

  • Peter Capaldi

In 1998, Dragon Con established the Julie Award presented annually in tribute to the legendary Julie Schwartz. The Julie Award is bestowed for universal achievement spanning multiple genres, selected each year by our esteemed panel of industry professionals.

The first recipient in 1998 was science fiction and fantasy Grandmaster Ray Bradbury.

As it happens, Fran Wilde captured a shot of Capaldi at the banquet before she was named the Eugie Award winner.

2018 Hank Reinhardt Georgia Fandom Award

  • Robby Hilliard

The Hank Reinhardt Georgia Fandom Award is presented for outstanding contributions to the genre by a Georgia writer, artist, or fan.

[Thanks to Cat Rambo, Fran Wilde, and Matt Kressel for the story.]

2017 Hank Reinhardt Award

Jennifer Liang won the 2017 Hank Reinhardt Fandom Award this past weekend at Dragon Con. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the genre by a Georgia writer, artist, or fan.

Jennifer Liang is chair of JordanCon, and Director of Dragon Con’s High Fantasy Track.

Founded in 1990 as the Georgia Fandom Award, the name was changed in 2009 to honor the memory of the its first recipient, legendary Southern fan Hank Reinhardt, who died in 2007.

Jennifer Liang in 2015.

Eugie Foster Honored With Reinhardt Award

Eugie Foster, who passed away in September 2014, was named the winner of the 2015 Hank Reinhardt Fan Award.

Formerly called the Georgia Fandom Award, it has been presented annually at Dragon Con since 1990 to an outstanding Georgia writer, artist or fan. In 2009 it was renamed after the its first Recipient, Hank Reinhardt.

SF Site News notes that in addition to her writing, Foster was active in running Dragon Con.

The award was announced at a banquet at Dragon Con this weekend.

Awards at DragonCon Banquet

Two honorees were in the spotlight at DragonCon’s awards banquet on August 31.

Julie Award
Terry Gilliam

The award, named for Julius Schwartz, is “bestowed for universal achievement spanning multiple genres.” The recipient is selected each year by a panel of industry professionals. The first one was given in 1998 to Ray Bradbury.

Hank Reinhardt Award
Ron Zukowski

Founded in 1990 as the Georgia Fandom Award, the Reinhardt is given to a Georgia fan who has contributed to the genre. The award was renamed in honor of Hank Reinhardt following his death in 2007. Ron Zukowski co-chaired ConFederation, the 1986 Worldcon held in Atlanta.