Compiled by Steven H Silver: Here is the In Memoriam list shown during the Worldcon 75 Hugo Ceremony. Since the livestream didn’t work, most people haven’t seen it yet. The list covers the August 1, 2016-July 31, 2017 period.
- Scott Alter (b.1953) August 10, Fan
- Ruth Stuart (b.1964) August 12, Fan
- Kenny Baker (b.1934) August 13, Actor
- Warren Johnson (a.k.a. Whisky) (b.1970) August 13, Fan
- Robert C. Peterson (b.1921) August 15, Fan
- Victor Mora (a.k.a. R. Martin) (b.1931) August 17, Comics Author
- Sören Cardfeldt August 19, Fan
- M.K. Wren (b.Martha Kay Renfroe, 1938) August 20, Author
- Michel Butor (b.1926) August 24, Critic
- Gene Wilder (b.Jerome Silberman, 1933) August 29, Actor, Hugo Winner
- Robert C. Lee (b.1931) August 31, Author
- Peter Bromley (b.1956) September 2, Game Designer
- Bill Woodrow (b.1970) September 4, Fan
- Duane E. Graveline (b.1931) September 5, Author, Astronaut
- Hugh Zachary (a.k.a. Zach Hughes, Evan Innes, Pablo Kane, Peter Kanto)(b.1928) September 5, 2016, Author
- Brian Lewis September 7, Fan
- Barry R. Levin (b.1946) September 14, Bookseller
- David Keith Mano (b.1942) September 14, Author
- W.P. Kinsella (b.1935) September 16, Author
- Dave Kyle (b.1919) September 18, Fan, Publisher, Worldcon Chair, Worldcon GoH
- Bernard Bergonzi (b.1929) September 20, Author
- Robert Weinberg (b.1946) September 25, Author, Collector, Worldcon Special Award Recipient
- D. Douglas Fratz(b.1952) September 27, Fan
- Jorge de Abreu (b.1963) September 28, Author
- Lucy Stern September 28, Fan
- Kira Heston (b.Kimberly Heston, 1969) September 30, Filker
- JoEllyn Davidoff (b.1963) October 1, Filker
- Kate Yule (b.1961) October 4, Fan
- Howard Harrison (b.1961) October 5, Filker
- Arthur Jean Cox (a.k.a. Gene Cross) (b.1929) October, Fan, Author
- Bill Warren (b.1943) October 7, Critic
- Robert A. Rosenberg (b.1947)October 8, 2016, Fan
- Paul Brazier (b.1950) October 10, Fan
- Per G. Hvidsten (a.k.a. Per G. Olsen ) (b.1944) October 11, Fan
- Ed Gorman (a.k.a. E.J. Gorman, Robert David Chase, and Daniel Ransom) (b.1941) October 14, Author
- Dennis Cummins (b.1951), October 18, Author
- Richard Cavendish (b.1930) October 21, Author
- Martin Aitchison (b.1919) October 22, Artist
- Steve Dillon (b1962) October 22, Artist
- Norman F. Stanley (b.1916) October 22, Fan
- Sheri S. Tepper (b.Sheri Stewart Douglas, 1929) October 22, Author
- Leslie Lupien (b.1921) October 25, Fan
- Cornel Robu (b.1938) October 27, Critic
- Ellen Key Harris-Braun (b.1960) October 28, Editor
- Natalie Babbitt (b.1932) October 31, Author
- Massimo Mongai (b.1950) November 1, Author
- Alex Hamilton (a.k.a. Donald Speed) (b.1930) November 2, Author, Editor
- John Calvin Rezmerski (b.1942) November 5, Academic
- Wil Baden (b.1928) November 9, Fan
- Amy Sefton November 9, Fan
- André Reullen (a.k.a. Kurt Steiner (b.1922) November 10, Author
- Kenichiro Takai (b.1937) November 14, Author
- Sabina Theo (b.1977) November 16, Author
- Gino Gavioli (b.1923) November 19, Cartoonist
- Lon Atkins November 28, Fan
- Paul A. Carter (b.1926) November 28, Author
- Joe Dever (b.1952) November 30, Author
- Marcel Gottlieb (ak.a. Gotlib) (b.1934) December 4, Comic Author
- Patricia Robins (b .1921) December 4, Author
- Bill Dunbar December 4, Fan
- Richard Purtill (b.1931) December 4, Academic
- John Glenn (b.1921) December 8, Astronaut
- Robert Scholes (b.1929) December 9, Academic
- Richard Kyle December 10, Fan, Bookseller
- Nila Thompson (b.1954) December 10, Fan
- Robert Stiller (b.1928) December 10, Translator
- Kathleen Meyer (b.1948) December 13, Fan, Worldcon Chair
- Rochelle Uhlenkott (a.k.a. Rochelle Marie) (b.1960) mid-December, Author
- Piers Sellers (b.1955) December 23, Astronaut
- Richard Adams (b.1956) December 24, Author
- Linn Prentis (b.Eliza Linn Prentis, 1944) December 24, Agent
- Carrie Fisher (b.1956) December 27, Actress, Author
- Roger Leiner (b.1955) December 29, Cartoonist
- Ivo Brešan (b.1936) January 3, Playwright
- Igor Volk (b.1937) January 3, Cosmonaut
- Peter Weston (b.1944) January 5, Fan, Worldcon Chair, Worldcon GoH, Hugo Manufacturer
- John Packer January 7, Artist
- James C. Christiansen (b.1942) January 8, Artist
- Hilary Bailey (b.1936) January 11, Author, Editor
- Vicky Stock (b.1979) January 11, Fan
- William Peter Blatty (b.1928) January 12, Author
- Mark Fisher (b.1968) January 14, Critic
- Babbett Cole (b.1949) January 15, Author
- Annemarie van Ewijck (a.k.a. Annemarie Kindt) (b.1943) January 15, Fan, Translator
- Eugene Cernan (b.1934) January 16, Astronaut
- Mike Dickinson (b.1948) January 20, Fan
- Sarah Prince January 20, Fan
- Larry Smith (b.1946) January 20, Bookseller
- Emma Tennant (b.1937) January 20, Author
- Buchi Emecheta (b.1944) January 25, Author
- John Hurt (b.1940) January 27, Actor
- William Melvin Kelley (b.1937) February 1, Author
- Jonathan Matson (b.c.1950) February 1, Agent
- Richard Hatch (b.1945) February 7, Actor
- Lars Erik Helin (b.1937), February 7, Fan
- Tzvetan Todorov (b.1939) February 7, Critic
- Edward Bryant (b.1945) February 10, Author, Worldcon Toastmaster
- Gino D’Achille (b.1935) February 10, Artist
- Dahlov Ipcar (b.1917) February 10, Author, Artist
- Dave Holmes February 13, Fan, Bookseller
- Börje Crona (b.1932) February 14, Author
- Loren Wiseman February 15, Game Designer
- Alan Aldridge (b.1943) February 17, Artist
- Thomas Endrey (b.1940) mid-February, Fan
- Nancy Willard (b.1936) February 22, Author
- Susan Casper (b.1947) February 24, Author
- Martin Deutsch February 24, Fan
- John R. Newell (a.k.a. Klon) (b.1935) February 25, Bookseller
- Thomas Endrey (b.1940) mid-February, Fan
- Bernie Wrightson (b.1948) March 18, Artist
- Robert Neagle (b.1955) March 22, Fan
- Marie Jakober (b.1941) March 26, Author
- Michael Levy (b.1950) April 3, Fan, Academic, Editor
- Waldemar Kumming (b.1924) April 5, Fan, Big Heart Recipient
- Patricia McKissak (b.1944) April 7, Author
- Karrie Dunning April 11, Fan
- V. E. Mitchell (b.1954)April 13., Author
- Martin Greim (b.19442) April 15, Fan
- Richard Dalby (b.1949), April 21, Academic
- William Hjortsberg (b.1941) April 22, Author
- Patrick Meadows (b.1934) April 22, Author
- Roger C. Schlobin (b.1944) April 25, Academic
- Elmer Sharp (b.1953) April 27, Fan
- Rich Tucholka (b.1954) April 27, Game Designer
- Grania Davis (b.1943) April 28, Author
- Anne Dick (b.Anne Williams Rubinstein, 1927) April 28, Author
- Howard Frank (b.1941) May 1, Collector
- Ama Patterson (b.1961) May 1, Author
- Doreen Rogers (b. Doreen Parker) May 3, Fan
- Yves Velan (b.1925) May 6, Author
- Alan Austin May 9, Fan, Bookseller
- Louis Charbonneau (b.1924) May 11, Author
- Karen Davidson (b.Karen Giglio, 1958) May 19, Fan, Publisher
- Bob Beese June 2, Fan
- James Vance (b.1953) June 5, Comic Author
- Adam West (b.William West Anderson, 1928) June 9, Actor
- Morton N. Cohen (b.1921) June 12, Critic
- Ulf Stark (1944) June 13, Author
- John Dalmas (b.John Jones, 1926) June 15, Author
- William F. Touponce (b.1948) June 15, Academic
- Sergio Altieri (b.1952) June 16, Author
- Rodney Leighton (b.1948) June 18, Fan
- Stewart Wieck (b.1968) June 22, Game Designer
- William Sanders (b.1942) June 29, Author, Editor
- Dwain Kaiser (b.1947) July 3, Fan, Bookseller
- George A. Romero (b.1940) July 16, Director
- Jeff Carlson (b.1969) July 17, Author
- Lee Henderson (b.) July 17, Fan
- Jordin Kare (b.1956) July 19, Filker
- Alan Dorey (b.1958) July 24, Bookseller
- June Foray (b.1917) July 26, Actress
Tom Endtey is on the list twice, date of death given as mid-February, name listed at the middle and at the end of February. Is that intentional?
Probably just an edit-o.
Gene Wilder was a Hugo Award winner??
I had the same reaction awhile back. Gene Wilder wrote Hugo-winner Young Frankenstein, and as you know, it’s the scriptwriters who are nominally the winners of the Dramatic Presentation Hugos. (Which isn’t to say they’re the ones who always end up with the rocket.)
Dan Hauschild “Takaza” was also on the list, which made me tear up. He was a good friend.
Every year I see more people I know on here. Sigh.
I don’t love the need, but I love that Worldcon uses the most-watched event to celebrate and mourn those who have left us. True respect for this.
Seeing my fellow filkers names on this list means a lot to me. Thank you, WorldCon.
Is there someplace people send the names in, or is some indefatigable volunteer combing all the fannish spaces to find these names?
There always are a few people on these memorium lists I didn’t know had died. Rich Tucholka was one this year. He was a creative force in RPGs as the publisher and lead designer at Tri Tac Games.
Has In Memorium ever featured photos of some of the people noted?
This year’s music was well chosen.
Steven H. Silver appears to be *that* indefatigable volunteer. MidAmericon had a page for in memoriam contributions, and I think one for the next Worldcon would be a good idea too, if for no other reason than to crowdsource the workload.
MidAmeriCon had a page for submissions and listing of bios of those who were included. Our plan is for Worldcon 76 (San Jose) to also have a page where people can submit for consideration and which will provide bios of those who are included.
Or people can e-mail me directly.
rcade: While the Nebula In Memoriam includes photos, it is rare for the Hugo In Memoriam to do so because the list tends to be longer. Very occasionally, it has included a few photos of some of the memorialized.
Ruth Steward was also a published author. I think she has (or had) a novel on its way to publication at DAW.
Two Attendees of the first WorldCon are on that list – Dave Kyle and Mr Baden
@Soon Lee. –thank you!
@Steven H Silver–thank you for the work you have put into the in memoriam list. I think it is important to have this annual way to mark the passing of our fellow fen. I appreciate your efforts.
Strange that Alan Dorey — fanzine publisher and a founding editor of Interzone — should be listed as “Bookseller”. Richard Dalby was principally known as an editor of horror/supernatural anthologies; he was a scholar of that genre but not in fact an academic.
Hey Steven–thanks for remembering Dan. Meant a lot to a lot of people in furry fandom.
Posted the in memoriam to Ruth’s support page.
Annnd, of course I accidentally unfollowed the latest threads & have to ticky again….