Southern Fandom Awards

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.

DeepSouthCon 55 to North Carolina

DeepSouthCon 55, to be held in 2017, was awarded to High Point, North Carolina in a competitive race with Bowling Green, Kentucky. The event will be held in conjunction with High Point’s Congregate convention. Congregate is generally held in July.

DeepSouthCon Awarded to JordanCon

Following the cancellation of next year’s DeepSouthCon, JordanCon proposed a bid to host the long-running traveling convention. Originally scheduled to be a stand-alone convention in Atlanta in May, DeepSouthCon will not take place as part of JordanCon, also in Atlanta, the weekend of April 22-24. The Guests of Honor will be Catherine Asaro and John Picacio.
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JordonCon Bids DSC

Following the cancellation of DeepSouthCon 54, JordanCon has announced that it will bid to host the annual traveling regional convention in conjunction with JordanCon 8, scheduled to be held April 22-24, 2016. JordanCon previously hosted DeepSouthCon in 2013. This year’s DeepSouthCon will take place the weekend of October 24-6 in conjunction with Contraflow V.

DeepSouthCon 16 Cancelled

M. Lee Rogers has announced that ABC DeepSouthCon, the 2016 version of the event scheduled to be held in Roswell, GA, has been cancelled because a review of their finances has led them to believe that the event was not longer fiscally feasible. DeepSouthCon is a traveling con which is often connected to an existing con, although in 2016 it was going to be run as its own identity. It has been pointed out that ABC DeepSouthCon was scheduled to run the same weekend as Atlanta’s OutlantaCon. There are efforts being made to hold DeepSouthCon in conjunction with a different convention in 2016.
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DeepSouthCon 2016 Moves

DeepSouthCon has announced that it will be held the weekend of May 13-15, 2016 at the Doubletree Hotel in Roswell, GA, previously the site of the 2013 DeepSouthCon. Originally, the convention was scheduled to be held in Atlanta. DeepSouthCon will announce the slate of guests once they have all been finalized.

Rebel and Phoenix Awards

The Rebel Award, Phoenix Award, and the Rubble Award, all presented at Contrails/DeepSouthCon 52 in Bristol, VA. 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.

  • Rebel Award: Judy Bemis
  • Phoenix Award: Steve Jackson
  • Rubble Award: Gary Robe, for screwing up the SFPA ego boo poll

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DeepSouthCon 53 Announced

DeepSouthCon 53 will take place in 2015 in conjunction with Contraflow 5 at the Airport Hilton in New Orleans from October 2-4. Guests will include Pro Guest of Honor Robert Sawyer and Fan Guest of Honor John Guidry. The current cost is $40.

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DeepSouthCon Awards

Two awards were presented at DeepSouthCon 51 (combined with JordanCon) on April 20. The Rebel Award is presented to a fan who has done things for Southern fandom and the Phoenix Award is for an SF professional who has done things for Southern fandom.

  • Rebel Award: Mike Rogers and Regina Kirby
  • Phoenix Award: Robert Jordan

The Rubble Award, for the person doing to most to Southern Fandom, was bestowed upon Atlanta fan Pat Gibbs, who frequently manages DeepSouthCon’s Hearts competition.

DeepSouthCon Awards

Two awards were presented at DeepSouthCon 50 on June 17. The Rebel Award is presented to a fan who has done things for Southern fandom and the Phoenix Award is for an SF professional who has done things for Southern fandom.

  • Rebel Award: John Ringo
  • Phoenix Award: Shelby Vick; and The Zielke Clan: Robert & Becky Zielke and Bill & Linda Zielke

In addition, the Rubble Award was presented to a fan for doing things to Southern fandom. This year’s Rubble Award was presented to Bob Jennings for his work as OE on SFPA.