Evans-Freehafer Award Winners (alphabetical) PDF Print E-mail

Award for Service to the LASFS

 

The Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society began to honor its own in 1959 with the creation of the Evans-Freehafer Award, named after two of the culb's most influential and popular members, E. Everett Evans and Paul Freehafer.   E. Everett Evans - "Triple-E" or "Tripoli" - was one of the first LASFSians to become a successful professional author during his active membership in the club, with over a dozen short stories and novels published during the 1950s before his death in 1958.   Paul Freehafer was only 27 when he died of a rheumatic heart in 1944, but it was his cheerful enthusiasm for carrying club projects to completion that made the LASFS one of the leading SF clubs of the late 1930s and early 1940s.  (Click for Al Lewis article on the history of the Awards.)

The Evans-Freehafer Award is presented at each LOSCON to that year's recipient.   The award is presented for service to the LASFS, recognizing hard work and dedication to the club.   The award is decided by a special committee made up of the three previous years' recipients, and the winner is a closely-guarded secret until the announcement.

Only four people - Bruce Pelz, Bob Null, Mike Donahue, and Elayne Pelz - have received this award more than once.   In 1972, rather than present the award to a currently active member, the decision was made to give the award to Forrest J Ackerman, retroactively all the way back to 1942, for his years of service to the club.   In 2005, a special one-time version of this award (the Evans-Freehafer-Mason Award) was given posthumously to Michael Mason.

 

Click here for the Chronological list of Evans-Freehafer Award winners.

 

Name Year
Ackerman, Forrest J
1972
Benoun, Tony
2007
Bilan, Greg
1999
Cantor, Marty
2016
Cantor, Robbie
1989
Claypool, Gavin
1984, 2015
Crayne, Charles
1968
Digby, Tom
1975
Donahue, Michael
1993, 2002
Ellern, William
2005
Ellers, Marjii
1983
Fitch, Don
1970
Frank, Mike
1987
Glass, Jim
1978
Gold, Barry2017

Gold, Lee

1974
Gray, Louis E. W.
1979
Green, Ed
1995
Haseltine, Susan
1985
Jackson, Charles Lee II
1988
Johnson, Warren “Whiskey” 2012
Lembke, Karl
2010
Lewis, Al
1959
Louie, Gary
1990
McGuire, Christian B.
2004
Mason, Michael (special)
2005
Merrigan, Tim
1997
Mill, Virginia
1962
Miller, Craig
1976
Moffatt, June
1994
Moffatt, Len
1994
Mortensen, Liz 1998
Mulligan, George
1991
Niven, Fuzzy Pink (Marilyn)
1982
Null, Merlin R.
1981, 1992, 2003
Okamura, David
2013
Patten, Fred
1965
Pelz, Bruce
1966, 1969
Pelz, Elayne F.
1980, 2006, 2014
Pincus, Michelle
2011
Pournelle, Jerry 1977
Powell, Rob ("Gizmo")
2009
Sapiro, Leland
1963
Satin, Arlene
2008
Sneary, Rick
1960
Stevens, Milt
1971
Strother-Vien, Leigh 1996
Thorsen, Michael 2000
Tomomatsu, Tadao
2001
Trimble, John
1961
Tripp, Galen
1986
Turner, Paul
1964
Warren, Bill
1973

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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