Obituary: D. West

Fan artist D. West (b.1945) died on September 25 shortly after being diagnosed with cancer. West’s work appeared in numerous fanzines and he won the Nova Award for Best Fan Artist eleven times between 1984 and 2014 as well as the Nova for Best Fan Writer in 1987. In 2011, he declined the Rotsler Award. West was also twice nominated for the Hugo for Best Fan Writer and once for Best Fan Artist. He also won 4 FAAN Awards. In the 1970s, he created the Astral Leauge (sic) in Leeds. His work appeared in Chunga, Izzard, Banana Wings, and other ‘zines.

Nova Award Winners

The Nova Award winners were announced the weekend of November 14 at Novacon. The Nova Awards are presented to recognize excellence in British fanzine publishing and writing.

  • Fanzine: Vibrator, edited by Graham Charnock
  • Fanwriter: Christina Lake
  • Fanartist: D West

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Nova Award Winners

The Nova Award winners were announced the weekend of November 10 at Novacon. The Nova Awards are presented to recognize excellence in British fanzine publishing and writing.

  • Fanzine: Banana Wings, edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
  • Fanwriter: Mike Meara
  • Fanartist: D West

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Nova Awards

The Nova Award winners were announced the weekend of November 09 at Novacon. The Nova Awards are presented to recognize excellence in British fanzine publishing and writing.

  • Fanzine: Banana Wings, edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
  • Fanwriter: Mark Plummer
  • Fanartist: (tie) D West and Sue Mason

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West Declines Rotsler

Mike Glyer reports that D. West has declined the Rotsler Award announced last weekend at LosCon.

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Rotsler Winner Announced

D. West, the winner of the 2011 Rotsler Award for Fan Artist, sponsored by the Southern California Institute for Fan Interests, was announced at Loscon. Founded in 1998, the award comes with a $300 honorarium. Sample of West’s work was displayed at Loscon. West has previously won three FAAn Awards for Best Artist and has three Hugo nominations for best fan artist, in 1979, 1987, and 1999.

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