The Rebel Award, Phoenix Award, the Rubble Award, and a new Fleur de Fan Award were all presented at DeepSouthCon 53/ContraFlow V in New Orleans, LA. The Rebel and Phoenix Awards are official awards, while the Rubble 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 Rubble is given for the fan who’s done the most to Southern Fandom. The new Fleur de Fan Award is presented by Contraflow.
- Rebel Award: Frank Sciotta, for being an instrumental volunteer at many conventions and Michael Scott, founder of CoastCon
- Phoenix Award: Diana Rowland and Robert Asprin
- Rubble Award: The Force of Gravity for taking away Ned Brooks so recently
Fleur de Fan Awards
- Pro Fleur de Fan Award: Toni Weisskopf, for her support of ContraFlow
- Fan Fleur de Fan Award: Area 51 for amazing room parties
- Fan Fleur de Fan Award: Walter M. Scott, local fan and volunteer
ETA: Addition Fleur de Fan winners.