Faned Awards

R. Graeme Cameron announced the winners of the FanEd Awards at VCon in Vancouver the weekend of October 2-4.

  • Best Fan Artist: Taral Wayne
  • Best Fan Writer: Dale Speirs
  • Best LOC Writer: Lloyd Penny
  • Best Canadian Fanzine: BCSFAzine
  • Hall of Fame: Joseph “Beak” Taylor — Eight-Ball/Canadian Fandom.

Faned Awards

The winners for R. Graeme Cameron’s Faned Awards for Canadian fandom have been announced. This year, Cameron expanded the voting pool.

  • Best Writer: Taral Wayne
  • Best LOC Writer: Brad Foster
  • Best Artist: Brad Foster
  • Best Canadian Fanzine: Broken Toys, editor Taral Wayne
  • Faned Hall of Fame: Fred Hurter Jr., editor of Censored from June 1941 to 1951, a fanzine noted for its high quality silkscreen covers and wide-ranging variety of content. Surpassed Light and inspired the creation of the fanzine Canadian Fandom.

Canadian Faned Awards Expansion

Canadian fan R. Graeme Cameron, who founded the Canadian Fanzine Fanac Society and began to present the Faned Awards for Canadian fanzines, has announced that he will accept votes from around the world instead of just Canada this year. According to Cameron, only 19 people voted last year, and since many LOCs and contributions to Canadian fanzines originate in other countries, it is clear that interest in Canadian fanzines is international.

Faned Awards

R. Graeme Cameron has announced the winners of the third annual Faned Awards, which, for the first time, were selected by popular vote. Cameron invented the Faneds to recognize work being done by Canadians in fanzines.

  • Hall of Fame: Leslie A. Croutch (for 1940s/50s fanac, & zine Light)
  • Best Fan Artist: Taral Wayne
  • Best Letter of Comment Writer: Lloyd Penney
  • Best Fan Writer: R. Graeme Cameron
  • Best Fanzine: Space Cadet, by R. Graeme Cameron

First Faneds Announced

The first Faned Awards, a Canadian award presented for fanzine activity, were presented on October 2 at VCON 36 in Vancouver, Canada by R. Graeme Cameron. Each winner will receive the Faned, a sculpture created by Lawrence Prime and a certificate designed by Taral Wayne. The first year’s awards were entirely selected by Cameron, who hopes to garner peer input in future years.

  • Best Fan Artist: Taral Wayne
  • Best Fan Writer: Garth Spencer
  • Best LoC Hack: Lloyd Penney
  • Best Fanzine: WARP, Cathy Palmer-Lister, Editor
  • Life-Time Achievement: “The Unknown Faned” who published Canada’s first SF fanzine in early 1936 under the title The Canadian Science Fiction Fan.