Winners of two traditional DeepSouthCon awards were announced July 10 at Congregate 7 / DeepSouthCon 59 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
The Phoenix Award is given to the professional (writer, editor or artist) who has done the most for Southern Fandom. This year’s honoree is author Allen Wold of North Carolina.
Wold has been a writer of speculative fiction since 1972 who has done many media tie-in books for Elfquest and V, plus eight other novels, and numerous short stories. He has hosted his Writers’ Workshop and Plotting Workshop at conventions in the Southeast since 1987.
The Rebel Award is awarded to the fan who has done the most for Southern Fandom. This year it went to Cheralyn Lambeth of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Lambeth is a professional costume, prop, and puppet builder. She is also a published author, with several nonfiction books out (Haunted Theaters of the Carolinas, The Well-Dressed Puppet, and Creating the Character Costume: Tools, Tips, and Talks with Top Costumers and Cosplayers), and recently released her first fiction book, ‘Twas Halloween Evening. She is a long-time charter member of the 501st Legion, serving on the Legion’s History/Archives team. See photos of her work on Instagram.
For you completists — no Rubble Award was given this year.
Thanks to newly-elected Southern Fandom Confederation President Randy Boyd Cleary for the information.