Several other awards are routinely given out at Worldcons that are not the Hugo Awards. We’re happy to report on the following:
The Forrest J Ackerman Big Heart Award: Vincent Docherty.
First Fandom Hall of Fame: John Clute
Sam Moskowitz Archive Award (for excellence in collecting): Mike Ashley
First Fandom Posthumous Hall of Fame: John “Ted” Carnell and Walter H. Gillings
Special Committee Award: Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, in recognition of the first published appearance of Superman.
I’m personally extremely pleased to see the recognition that Vince, John and Mike were given; each and everyone of them has contributed greatly to fandom and the genre and I have had the pleasure of interacting with them over the past several years. These are well-deserved wins on everyone’s part and a fine recognition of their important contributions to the history of the genre, the running of conventions and the preservation of our collective history, traditions and community.