Fanquet

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The Fanquet, LASFS’ annual banquet begun in 1949 by Walter Daugherty to honor E. Everett Evans, was held yearly to honor pro-crasher club members (those who had broken into the pro field with sales of fiction or art). Originally, the year's honoree was the person who had sold the most in his or her first year, but later on, it honored anyone who had made a first sale.

Date Honoree Notes
1949 E. Everett Evans First Fanquet
1950 L. Major Reynolds (pseudonym of Louise Leipiar) June Moffatt's mother
1951 Len Moffatt and Dave Lesperance
1952 Arthur Jean Cox
1953 Mel Hunter
1954 not held
1955 Ed M. Clinton, Jr.
1956 Helen M. Urban
1957 not held Instead, a testimonial dinner for Forry Ackerman
1958 Monte Cummings
1959 George W. Fields (pseudonym of George Williamson) 10th Annual
March 12, 1960 Richard Geis and Julie Jardine
1961 Chuck Neutzel
1962 Rick Sneary
1963 not held
1964 not held
1965 Larry Niven
1966 Bill Ellern and Ted Johnstone (pseudonym of David E. McDaniel) speech by Larry Niven; Attendance: 29
1967 not held
1968 Barry Weissman
1969 Bill Warren and Hank Stine
1970 Jane Gallion
1971 Tim Kirk
1972 Alan Dean Foster and Mel Gilden
1973 Tina Hensel and Kathleen Goldin (penname: Kathleen Sky)
1974 Gail Kimberly
1975 Dian Girard
1976 not held
1977 Bjo Trimble LASFS Showcase

The fanquet was subsumed into the LASFS Showcase, one of the club's fundraiser activities. The awardee was given a free ticket and there was a brief award ceremony.


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