Duarte Wins Copperhead

Fred Duarte, Jr. has won the first Copperhead Award, presented by the Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization (ALAMO) to an individual who has made an extraordinary impact on Texas Fandom. Duarte, who died on October 3, chaired or co-chaired two World Fantasy Cons, four Armadillocons, a Westercon, and Smofcon 13. He was vice-chair of LoneStarCon 2 and a Division Head for LoneStarCon 3. The Copperhead is meant to be an occasional award.

ALAMO Offers Scholarships

ALAMO, the Alamo Literary Arts Maintenance Organization, is offering a scholarship for $300 to help a Texas-based fan attend this year’s SMOFcon, to be held December 3-5, 2010 in San Jose, CA. The winner is expected to report to ALAMO following the con, letting them know what information they learned. Scholarship applications must be received by September 30.

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