Hugo Award for Best Fanzine


Hugo Award for Best Fanzine

The Hugo Award for Best Fanzine is given annually to fanzines. These are amateur magazines for science fiction/fantasy-related subject, which do not pay their contributors. Fanzines are generally produced out of the love of the genre, its authors, books and films. Historically, fanzines were produced by inexpensive copying processes such as mimeography, and obtained from the editor by contributing articles, artwork or letters or comment, trading for other fanzines, or the like. More recently fanzines have been published electronically, but they have always served as forums for commentary within the genre community.

Definition of eligibility

For the purposes of the Hugo Award, a fanzine, according to Article 3.3.11 of the constitution of the World Science Fiction Society, is "Any generally available non-professional publication devoted to science fiction, fantasy, or related subjects which by the close of the previous calendar year has published four (4) or more issues, at least one (1) of which appeared in the previous calendar year, and which does not qualify as a semiprozine."

The terminology associated with this award has mutated over the years. It was for "Best Fan Magazine" in 1956–57 and for "Best Amateur Magazine" in 1959, 1963–64, 1966, 1972–75, 1977–78. This is the oldest long-running Hugo award for fan activity; in 1967 Hugo Awards were added specifically for fan writing and fan art.

Winners and other nominees

* 2008: "File 770" edited by Mike Glyer
** "Argentus" edited by Steven H Silver
** "Challenger" edited by Guy H. Lillian III
** "The Drink Tank" edited by Christopher Garcia
** "Plokta" edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies, and Mike Scott

* 2007: "Science-Fiction Five-Yearly" edited by Lee Hoffman, Geri Sullivan, and Randy Byers
** "Banana Wings" edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
** "Challenger" edited by Guy H. Lillian III
** "The Drink Tank" edited by Christopher Garcia
** "Plokta" edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies, and Mike Scott

* 2006: "Plokta" edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies, and Mike Scott
** "Banana Wings" edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
** "Challenger" edited by Guy H. Lillian III
** "Chunga" edited by Randy Byers, Andy Hooper and Carl Juarez
** "File 770" edited by Mike Glyer

* 2005: "Plokta" edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies, and Mike Scott
** "Banana Wings" edited by Claire Brialey and Mark Plummer
** "Challenger" edited by Guy H. Lillian III
** "Chunga" edited by Randy Byers, Andy Hooper and Carl Juarez
** "Emerald City" edited by Cheryl Morgan

* 2004: "Emerald City" edited by Cheryl Morgan
** "Challenger" edited by Guy H. Lillian III
** "File 770" edited by Mike Glyer
** "Mimosa" edited by Rich Lynch and Nicki Lynch
** "Plokta" edited by Alison Scott, Steve Davies, and Mike Scott

* 2003: "Mimosa" by Rich Lynch & Nicki Lynch
** "Plokta" by Alison Scott, Steve Davies & Mike Scott, eds.
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Challenger" by Guy H. Lillian III
** "Emerald City" by Cheryl Morgan

* 2002: "Ansible" by Dave Langford
** "Plokta" by Alison Scott, Steve Davies & Mike Scott, eds.
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Challenger" by Guy H. Lillian III
** "Mimosa" by Richard & Nicki Lynch

* 2001: "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Plokta" by Alison Scott, Steve Davies & Mike Scott
** "Challenger" by Guy H. Lillian III
** "Mimosa" by Richard & Nicki Lynch
** "STET" by Dick Smith & Leah Zeldes Smith

* 2000: "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Plokta" by Alison Scott, Steve Davies & Mike Scott, eds.
** "Ansible" by Dave Langford
** "Challenger" by Guy H. Lillian III
** "Mimosa" by Richard & Nicki Lynch

* 1999: "Ansible" by Dave Langford
** "Plokta" by Alison Scott & Steve Davies
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Mimosa" by Richard & Nicki Lynch
** "Thyme" by Alan Stewart
** "Tangent" by David Truesdale

* 1998: "Mimosa" by Richard Lynch & Nicki Lynch
** "Attitude" by Michael Abbott, John Dallman & Pam Wells
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Ansible" by Dave Langford

* 1997: "Mimosa" by Richard Lynch & Nicki Lynch
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Ansible" by Dave Langford
** "Nova Express" by Lawrence Person
** "Tangent" by David Truesdale

* 1996: "Ansible" by Dave Langford
** "Attitude" by Michael Abbott, John Dallman & Pam Wells
** "FOSFAX" by Timothy Lane & Elizabeth Garrott
** "Apparatchik" by Andrew Hooper & Victor Gonzalez
** "Lan's Lantern" by George "Lan" Laskowski
** "Mimosa" by Richard & Nicki Lynch

* 1995: "Ansible" by Dave Langford
** "Habakkuk" by Bill Donaho
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Lan's Lantern" by George "Lan" Laskowski
** "Mimosa" by Richard & Nicki Lynch

* 1994: "Mimosa" by Dick Lynch & Nicki Lynch
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Ansible" by Dave Langford
** "Lan's Lantern" by George "Lan" Laskowski
** "STET" by Leah Zeldes Smith & Dick Smith

* 1993: "Mimosa" by Dick Lynch & Nicki Lynch
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "FOSFAX" by Timothy Lane & Janice Moore
** "Lan's Lantern" by George "Lan" Laskowski
** "STET" by Leah Zeldes Smith & Dick Smith

* 1992: "Mimosa" by Richard Lynch & Nicki Lynch
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "FOSFAX" by Timothy Lane & Janice Moore
** "Lan's Lantern" by George "Lan" Laskowski
** "Trap Door" by Robert Lichtman

* 1991: "Lan's Lantern" by George "Lan" Laskowski
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Mainstream" by Jerry Kaufman & Suzanne Tompkins
** "FOSFAX" by Timothy Lane & Janice Moore
** "Mimosa" by Richard Lynch & Nicki Lynch

* 1990: "The Mad 3 Party" by Leslie Turek
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "FOSFAX" by Timothy Lane & Janice Moore
** "Lan's Lantern" by George "Lan" Laskowski
** "Pirate Jenny" by Pat Mueller

* 1989: "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Niekas" by Edmund R. Meskys, Mike Bastraw & Anne Braude
** "FOSFAX" by Timothy Lane
** "Lan's Lantern" by George "Lan" Laskowski
** "OtherRealms" by Chuq Von Rospach

* 1988: "Texas SF Inquirer" by Pat Mueller
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "FOSFAX" by Timothy Lane
** "Lan's Lantern" by George "Lan" Laskowski
** "The Mad 3 Party" by Leslie Turek

* 1987: "Ansible" by Dave Langford
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Lan's Lantern" by George "Lan" Laskowski
** "Trap Door" by Robert Lichtman
** "Texas SF Inquirer" by Pat Mueller

* 1986: "Lan's Lantern" by George "Lan" Laskowski
** "Universal Translator" by Susan Bridges
** "Holier Than Thou" by Marty Cantor & Robbie Cantor
** "Greater Columbia Fantasy Costumers Guild Newsletter" by Bobby Gear
** "Anvil" by Charlotte Proctor

* 1985: "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Holier Than Thou" by Marty Cantor & Robbie Cantor
** "Mythologies" by Don D'ammassa
** "Rataplan" by Leigh Edmonds
** "Ansible" by Dave Langford

* 1984: "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Holier Than Thou" by Marty Cantor & Robbie Cantor
** "Ansible" by Dave Langford
** "Izzard (fanzine)" by Patrick Nielsen Hayden & Teresa Nielsen Hayden
** "The Philk Fee-Nom-Ee-Non" by Paul J. Willett

* 1983: "Locus" by Charles N. Brown
** "Fantasy Newsletter" by Robert A. Collins
** "Science Fiction Review" by Richard E. Geis
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Science Fiction Chronicle" by Andrew Porter

* 1982: "Locus" by Charles N. Brown
** "Science Fiction Review" by Richard E. Geis
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Science Fiction Chronicle" by Andrew Porter

* 1981: "Locus" by Charles N. Brown
** "Science Fiction Review" by Richard E. Geis
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer
** "Science Fiction Chronicle" by Andrew I. Porter
** "Starship" by Andrew Porter

* 1980: "Locus" by Charles N. Brown
** "Janus" by Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll
** "Thrust" by Doug Fratz
** "Science Fiction Review" by Richard E. Geis
** "File 770" by Mike Glyer

* 1979: "Science Fiction Review" by Richard E. Geis
** "Janus" by Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll
** "Mota" by Terry Hughes
** "Maya" by Rob Jackson
** "Twll-Ddu" by Dave Langford

* 1978: "Locus" by Charles N. Brown & Dena Brown
** "Janus" by Janice Bogstad & Jeanne Gomoll
** "Science Fiction Review" by Richard E. Geis
** "Maya" by Rob Jackson
** "Don-O-Saur" by Don C. Thompson

* 1977: "Science Fiction Review" by Richard E. Geis
** "Outworlds" by Bill Bowers
** "Locus" by Charles N. Brown & Dena Brown
** "Mythologies" by Don D'ammassa
** "The Spanish Inquisition" by Suzanne Tompkins & Jerry Kaufman

* 1976: "Locus" by Charles N. Brown & Dena Brown
** "Outworlds" by Bill Bowers
** "Science Fiction Review" by Richard E. Geis
** "Algol" by Andrew Porter
** "Don-O-Saur" by Don C. Thompson

* 1975: "The Alien Critic" by Richard E. Geis
** "Outworlds" by Bill Bowers & Joan Bowers
** "Locus" by Charles N. Brown & Dena Brown
** "SF Commentary" by Bruce Gillespie
** "Starling" by Hank & Lesleigh Luttrell
** "Algol" by Andrew I. Porter

* 1974: "The Alien Critic" by Richard E. Geis "(tie)"
* 1974: "Algol" by Andrew I. Porter "(tie)"
** "Outworlds" by Bill Bowers & Joan Bowers
** "Locus" by Charles N. Brown & Dena Brown

* 1973: "Energumen" by Michael Glicksohn & Susan Wood Glicksohn
** "Locus" by Charles N. Brown & Dena Brown
** "Granfalloon" by Ron Bushyager & Linda Bushyager
** "SF Commentary" by Bruce Gillespie
** "Algol" by Andrew Porter

* 1972: "Locus" by Charles N. Brown & Dena Brown
** "Granfalloon" by Ron & Linda Bushyager
** "SF Commentary" by Bruce Gillespie
** "Energumen" by Michael Glicksohn & Susan Wood Glicksohn

* 1971: "Locus" by Charles N. Brown & Dena Brown
** "Outworlds" by Bill Bowers & Joan Bowers
** "Science Fiction Review" by Richard E. Geis
** "Energumen" by Michael Glicksohn & Susan Wood Glicksohn
** "Speculation" by Peter Weston

* 1970: "Science Fiction Review" by Richard E. Geis
** "Locus" by Charles N. Brown
** "Beabohema" by Frank Lunney
** "Riverside Quarterly" by Leland Sapiro
** "Speculation" by Peter R. Weston

* 1969: "Science Fiction Review" by Richard E. Geis
** "Warhoon" by Richard Bergeron
** "Trumpet" by Tom Reamy
** "Shangri L'Affaires" by Ken Rudolph
** "Riverside Quarterly" by Leland Sapiro

* 1968: "Amra" by George H. Scithers
** "Australian SF Review" by John Bangsund
** "Lighthouse" by Terry Carr
** "Yandro" by Robert Coulson & Juanita Coulson
** "ODD" by Raymond "Duggie" Fisher
** "Psychotic" by Richard E. Geis

* 1967: "Niekas" by Edmund R. Meskys & Felice Rolfe
** "Australian SF Review" by John Bangsund
** "Lighthouse" by Terry Carr
** "Yandro" by Robert & Juanita Coulson
** "Habakkuk" by Bill Donaho
** "Trumpet" by Tom Reamy
** "Riverside Quarterly" by Leland Sapiro

* 1966: "ERB-dom" by Camille Cazedessus, Jr.
** "Yandro" by Robert & Juanita Coulson
** "" by Bill Mallardi and Bill Bowers
** "Niekas" by Edmund R. Meskys & Felice Rolfe
** "Zenith Speculation" by Peter R. Weston

* 1965: "Yandro" by Robert Coulson & Juanita Coulson
** "Double: Bill" by Bill Bowers & Bill Mallardi
** "Zenith" by Peter R. Weston

* 1964: "Amra" by George H. Scithers
** "ERB-dom" by Camille Cazedessus, Jr.
** "Yandro" by Robert Coulson & Juanita Coulson
** "Starspinkle" by Ron Ellik

* 1963: "Xero" by Pat Lupoff & Richard A. Lupoff
** "Warhoon" by Richard Bergeron
** "Mirage" by Jack L. Chalker
** "Yandro" by Robert Coulson & Juanita Coulson
** "Shangri L'Affaires" by Fred Patten, Albert Lewis, Bjo Trimble & John Trimble

* 1962: "Warhoon" by Richard Bergeron
** "Cry" by F. M. Busby, Elinor Busby & Wally Weber
** "Yandro" by Robert Coulson & Juanita Coulson
** "Amra" by George H. Scithers
** "Axe" by Larry T. Shaw & Noreen Shaw

* 1961: "Who Killed Science Fiction?" by Earl Kemp
** "Discord" by Redd Boggs
** "Fanac" by Terry Carr & Ron Ellik
** "Yandro" by Robert Coulson & Juanita Coulson
** "Habakkuk" by Bill Donaho
** "Shangri L'Affaires" by Bjo Trimble & John Trimble

* 1960: "Cry of the Nameless" by F. M. Busby, Elinor Busby, Burnett Toskey & Wally Weber
** "Fanac" by Terry Carr & Ron Ellik
** "Yandro" by Robert Coulson & Juanita Coulson
** "JD-Argassy" by Lynn A. Hickman
** "Science-Fiction Times" by James V. Taurasi, Sr., Ray Van Houten & Frank R. Prieto, Jr.

* 1959: "Fanac" by Terry Carr & Ron Ellik
** "Cry of the Nameless" by F. M. Busby, Elinor Busby, Burnett Toskey & Wally Weber
** "Yandro" by Robert & Juanita Coulson
** "Hyphen" by Walt Willis & Chuck Harris
** "JD-Argassy" by Lynn A. Hickman
** "Science-Fiction Times" by James V. Taurasi, Sr., Ray Van Houten & Frank R. Prieto, Jr.

* 1957: "Science-Fiction Times" by James V. Taurasi, Sr., Ray Van Houten & Frank R. Prieto, Jr.
** "Hyphen" by Walt Willis & Chuck Harris
** "Inside by Ron Smith

* 1956: "Inside" & "Science Fiction Advertiser" by Ron Smith

* 1955: "Fantasy-Times" by James V. Taurasi, Sr. & Ray Van Houten]

The "Retro Hugos"

(awarded 50 or 75 years after years in which World Conventions didn't give awards)

* 1954: "Slant" edited by Walter Willis; art editor James White (awarded in 2004)
** "Hyphen" edited by Chuck Harris & Walter Willis
** "Quandry" edited by Lee Hoffman
** "Science Fiction Newsletter" edited by Bob Tucker
** "Sky Hook" edited by Redd Boggs

* 1951: "Science Fiction Newsletter" (awarded in 2001)
** "Quandry"
** "Skyhook"
** "Slant"
** "Spacewarp"
** "The Fanscient"

* 1946: "Voice of the Imagi-Nation", edited by Forrest J. Ackerman (awarded in 1996)
** "The Acolyte", edited by Francis Towner Laney
** "Chanticleer", edited by Walt Liebscher
** "Fantasy Commentator", edited by A. Langley Searles
** "Shangri L'Affaires", edited by Charles E. Burbee and Gerald Hewitt

External links

* [http://thehugoawards.org/ Hugo Award official site]
* [http://www.fanac.org/fanzines/Philcon/Philcon2-05.html Original proposal of the award in Philcon II]
* [http://www.efanzines.com efanzines.com, which posts copies of many of these fanzines]


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