The Rebel Award, Phoenix Award, and the Ruble Award, all presented at DeepSouthCon 47/Hypericon 5 in Nashville. The Rebel and Phoenix Awards are official awards, while the Ruble is an unofficial, but traditional award. The Rebel Award is presented for service to Southern fandom by a fan. the Phoenix is given for support by a pro of Southern fandom and/or professional work reflecting positively on the South, and the Ruble is given for the fan who’s done the most to Southern Fandom.
- Rebel Award: Randy B. Cleary, ex-president of the Southern Fandom Confederation, ex-editor of the SFC Bulletin, art show runner, etc.
- Phoenix Award: Robert McCammon, for his horror fiction as well as mentoring many younger authors; and one of the founders of the Horror Writers Association.
- Ruble Award: Chattacon Registration Department, for (a) botching a new reg system last year resulting in an hours-long registration line then (b) not learning from their mistakes and having an hours-long reg line again this year.
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