Stu Shiffman Wins 2010 Rotsler Award

From the press release:

Stu Shiffman of Seattle, WA has won this year’s Rotsler Award for long-time artistic achievement in amateur publications of the science fiction community. Established in 1998, the award is given annually and carries an honorarium of $300.

Shiffman was named the winner on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at the Los Angeles local science fiction convention “Loscon,” held each year over the U.S. Thanksgiving Day weekend.

Shiffman’s deft portrayals of our adventures, in which his historical interests and sometimes talking animals take part, have place us in hieroglyphic Egypt, Victorian England, or the future imagined by E.R. Burroughs. He won the Hugo Award as Best Fan Artist in 1990. In 1981 he was the Trans-Atlantic Fan Fund delegate to the British national sf convention.

The Rotsler Award is sponsored by the Southern California Institute for Fan Interests, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, which in 2006 hostedthe 63rd World Science Fiction Convention. The Award is named for the late Bill Rotsler, a talented and prolific artist over many years. Its current judges are Claire Brialey, Mike Glyer and John Hertz.

The 2010 Loscon [] was the 37th. An exhibit of Shiffman’s work was displayed in the Art Show.

For more about the Rotsler Award, please visit

5 thoughts on “Stu Shiffman Wins 2010 Rotsler Award

  1. I believe Stu’s name was at the top of the short list I gave you.

    Unfortunately, that short list is even shorter now. I suspect it’ll be difficult to know who to give the Rotsler to in only another couple of years.

  2. @Taral: Where will future Rotsler winners come from? You artists should be out raising broods of artistically inclined offspring. That’s how conrunners fill those extra committee positions.

  3. There are plenty of talented artists on the internet. But with most fanzines being on-line, now, I’ve found it hard to draw a distinction between a fanzine and anything else you might do on the internet. How do you persuade an artist to contribute to a zine instead of post it to a website for instant gradification? Explaining paper fanzines is even harder, especially when the artist learns he can’t e-mail his contribution to the editor…

    Also, everyone knows that everything posted on the net is porn.

    Nevertheless, I’ve managed to put the art of a number of on-line artists in the hands of fanzine editors. But I can’t make them keep contributing when the art is pubbed and nobody responds to it. The habitual fanartist has to come from the body of fans who have been drawn into the fanzine hobby… not just from random artists.

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