Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist


Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist

Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist.

About this award

The Hugo Awards, the most prestigious awards in science fiction and fantasy, are given every year for the best fiction of the previous year, and for related areas in fandom, art and dramatic presentation. The winners are voted on by science fiction fans, and the awards are handed out at the annual World Science Fiction Convention ("Worldcon"). The award is named after Hugo Gernsback, the founder of the pioneering science fiction magazine Amazing Stories.

The Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist is given to an artist whose work appears in low- or non-paying publications such as semiprozines or fanzines; this category is thus distinguished from that for highly-paid professional artists. Artists nominated in the pro category are ineligible in the fan category, and vice versa. This rule was established after Jack Gaughan won both in 1967. The award is given for a body of art, not for a specific piece.

According to Article 3.3.13 of the Constitution of the World Science Fiction Society, a fan artist (sometimes constructed as "fanartist") is "An artist or cartoonist whose work has appeared through publication in semiprozines or fanzines or through other public display during the previous calendar year. Any person whose name appears on the final Hugo Awards ballot for a given year under the Professional Artist category shall not be eligible in the Fan Artist category for that year."

What constitutes a Semiprozine - essentially a low-paying magazine - is defined by the rather complicated Article 3.3.10. This Article describes a semipro as "Any generally available non-professional publication devoted to science fiction or fantasy which by the close of the previous calendar year has published four (4) or more issues, at least one (1) of which appeared in the previous calendar year, and which in the previous calendar year met at least two (2) of the following criteria: (1) had an average press run of at least one thousand (1000) copies per issue,(2) paid its contributors and/or staff in other than copies of the publication,(3) provided at least half the income of any one person,(4) had at least fifteen percent (15%) of its total space occupied by advertising,(5) announced itself to be a semiprozine."

In contrast, a fanzine, according to Article 3.3.11 is "Any generally available non-professional publication devoted to science fiction, fantasy, or related subjects which by the close of the previous calendar year has published four (4) or more issues, at least one (1) of which appeared in the previous calendar year, and which does not qualify as a semiprozine."

While a Hugo award for best fanzine had existed in various forms since 1955, it was not until 1967 that Hugo Awards were created specifically for fan writing and fan art.

Since this Hugo award was established, Brad W. Foster has won six times; Tim Kirk has won five times; and Bill Rotsler, Teddy Harvia (David Thayer) and Alexis Gilliland have each won four times.

Additional (non-Hugo) awards for fan art include the Fan Activity Achievement (FAAn) Award [ [http://www.locusmag.com/SFAwards/Db/FaanWinsByCategory.html#fana The Locus Index to SF Awards: Fan Activity Achievement Awards Winners by Category ] ] and the Bill Rotsler award. [ [http://www.locusmag.com/SFAwards/Db/Rotsler.html The Locus Index to SF Awards: About the Rotsler Award ] ]

Winners and other nominees

2008

* Brad Foster (6)
** Teddy Harvia
** Sue Mason
** Steve Stiles
** Taral Wayne

2007

* Frank Wu (3)
** Brad Foster
** Teddy Harvia
** Sue Mason
** Steve Stiles

2006

* Frank Wu (2)
** Brad Foster
** Teddy Harvia
** Sue Mason
** Steve Stiles

2005

* Sue Mason (2)
** Brad Foster
** Teddy Harvia
** Steve Stiles
** Frank Wu

2004

* Frank Wu
** Brad Foster
** Teddy Harvia
** Sue Mason
** Steve Stiles

2003

* Sue Mason
** Brad W. Foster
** Teddy Harvia
** Steve Stiles
** Frank Wu

2002

* Teddy Harvia (4)
** Sheryl Birkhead
** Brad W. Foster
** Sue Mason
** Frank Wu

2001

* Teddy Harvia (3)
** Sheryl Birkhead
** Brad W. Foster
** Sue Mason
** Taral Wayne

2000

* Joe Mayhew (2)
** Freddie Baer
** Brad W. Foster
** Teddy Harvia
** Taral Wayne

1999

* Ian Gunn
** Freddie Baer
** Brad W. Foster
** Teddy Harvia
** Joe Mayhew
** D. West

1998

* Joe Mayhew
** Brad W. Foster
** Ian Gunn
** Teddy Harvia
** Peggy Ranson

1997

* Bill Rotsler (4)
** Ian Gunn
** Joe Mayhew
** Peggy Ranson
** Sherlock

1996

* Bill Rotsler (3)
** Ian Gunn
** Teddy Harvia
** Joe Mayhew
** Peggy Ranson

1995

* Teddy Harvia (2)
** Brad W. Foster
** Linda Michaels
** Peggy Ranson
** Bill Rotsler

1994

* Brad W. Foster (5)
** Teddy Harvia
** Linda Michaels
** Peggy Ranson
** Bill Rotsler
** Stuart Shiffman

1993

* Peggy Ranson
** Teddy Harvia
** Merle Insinga
** Linda Michaels
** Stuart Shiffman
** Diana Harlan Stein

1992

* Brad W. Foster (4)
** Teddy Harvia
** Peggy Ranson
** Stuart Shiffman
** Diana Harlan Stein

1991

* Teddy Harvia
** Merle Insinga
** Peggy Ranson
** Stuart Shiffman
** Diana Harlan Stein

1990

* Stuart Shiffman
** Steven Fox
** Teddy Harvia
** Merle Insinga
** Joe Mayhew
** Taral Wayne

1989

* Brad W. Foster (3) (tie)
* Diana Gallagher Wu (tie)
** Teddy Harvia
** Merle Insinga
** Stuart Shiffman
** Taral Wayne

1988

* Brad W. Foster (2)
** Steven Fox
** Teddy Harvia
** Merle Insinga
** Taral Wayne
** Diana Gallagher Wu

1987

* Brad W. Foster
** Steven Fox
** Stuart Shiffman
** Arthur "ATom" Thomson
** Taral Wayne

1986

* Joan Hanke-Woods
** Brad W. Foster
** Steven Fox
** Bill Rotsler
** Stuart Shiffman

1985

* Alexis Gilliland (4)
** Brad W. Foster
** Steven Fox
** Joan Hanke-Woods
** Bill Rotsler
** Stuart Shiffman

1984

* Alexis Gilliland (3)
** Brad W. Foster
** Joan Hanke-Woods
** Bill Rotsler
** Stuart Shiffman

1983

* Alexis Gilliland (2)
** Joan Hanke-Woods
** Bill Rotsler
** Stuart Shiffman
** Daniel J. Steffan

1982

* Victoria Poyser (2)
** Alexis Gilliland
** Joan Hanke-Woods
** Bill Rotsler
** Stuart Shiffman

1981

* Victoria Poyser
** Alexis Gilliland
** Joan Hanke-Woods
** Bill Rotsler
** Stuart Shiffman

1980

* Alexis Gilliland
** Jeanne Gomoll
** Joan Hanke-Woods
** Victoria Poyser
** Bill Rotsler
** Stuart Shiffman

1979

* Bill Rotsler (2)
** Jim Barker
** Harry Bell
** Alexis Gilliland
** Stuart Shiffman

1978

* Phil Foglio (2)
** Grant Canfield
** Alexis Gilliland
** Jeanne Gomoll
** James Shull

1977

* Phil Foglio
** Grant Canfield
** Tim Kirk
** Bill Rotsler
** James Shull

1976

* Tim Kirk (5)
** Grant Canfield
** Phil Foglio
** Bill Rotsler
** James Shull

1975

* Bill Rotsler
** George Barr
** Grant Canfield
** James Shull

1974

* Tim Kirk (4)
** Alicia Austin
** Grant Canfield
** Bill Rotsler
** Arthur "ATom" Thomson

1973

* Tim Kirk (3)
** Grant Canfield
** Bill Rotsler
** James Shull
** Arthur "ATom" Thomson

1972

* Tim Kirk (2)
** Alicia Austin
** Grant Canfield
** Wendy Fletcher
** Bill Rotsler

1971

* Alicia Austin
** Stephen E. Fabian
** Mike Gilbert
** Tim Kirk
** Bill Rotsler

1970

* Tim Kirk
** Alicia Austin
** George Barr
** Stephen E. Fabian
** Bill Rotsler

1969

* Vaughn Bodé
** George Barr
** Tim Kirk
** Doug Lovenstein
** Bill Rotsler

1968

* George Barr
** Johnny Chambers
** Steve Stiles
** Arthur "ATom" Thomson
** Bjo Trimble
** Jack Gaughan (withdrawn)

1967

* Jack Gaughan
** George Barr
** Jeff Jones
** Steve Stiles
** Arthur "ATom" Thomson

The "Retro Hugos"

(awarded 50 or 75 years after years in which World Conventions didn't give awards)

1951

* Jack Gaughan (awarded in 2001)
** Lee Hoffman
** Ray Nelson
** Bill Rotsler
** James White

1946

* Bill Rotsler (awarded in 1996)
** Joe Gibson
** Lou Goldstone, Jr.
** Alva Rogers
** Jack Wiedenbeck

References

External links

* [http://thehugoawards.org/ Hugo Award official site]
* [http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Philcon/Philcon2-05.html Original proposal of the award in Philcon II]
* [http://www.locusmag.com/SFAwards/Db/HugoNomList.html "Locus" magazine's list of Hugo Award nominees]
* [http://efanzines.com/Prior/PriorLifetime16.pdf Article by Ted White on creation of the Fan Writer and Fan Artist Hugo Awards]


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