(December 24, 1910 – September 5, 1992)
Leiber was a writer of fantasy, horror and sf. He was also an actor, chess player and a champion fencer.
While primarily a professional writer, he had a long and close relationship with fandom. He was a member of the Hyborian Legion and of LASFS, an attendee at Centracon, and a contributor to Vorpal Glass and Amra. He was also one of the leaders of the Chicago: 1959 Worldcon bid. He also acted in a fannish fantasy film by Unicorn Productions and helped compose at least one fannish musical.
He left some papers to the University of Houston where they form the Fritz Leiber Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention Flyers & Programs (IA)
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
He won the Hugo Award for six times: the 1958 Best Novel or Novelette Hugo, the 1965 Best Novel Hugo, the 1968 Best Novelette Hugo, the 1970 Best Novella Hugo, the 1971 Best Novella Hugo, and the 1976 Best Short Story Hugo. He was nominated eight more times: the 1946 Best Novel Retro Hugo, the 1951 Best Short Story Retro Hugo, the 1959 Best Novelette Hugo, the 1959 Best Short Story Hugo, the 1962 Best Short Fiction Hugo, the 1963 Best Short Fiction Hugo, the 1966 Best Short Fiction Hugo, the 1975 Best Novelette Hugo.
- 1951 -- Nolacon
- 1961 -- Baycon Westercon
- 1966 -- Knight of St. Fantony
- 1967 -- Forry Award
- 1975 -- Gandalf Award
- 1978 -- 4th World Fantasy Convention
- 1979 -- Seacon '79, The Fantasy Symposium
- 1980 -- OryCon '80
- 1981 -- coveted Balrog Award, SFWA Grand Master Award
- 1983 -- Moscon V
- 1989 -- Minicon 24
- 1992 -- Rhinocon 2
- 2011 -- Posthumous GoH at FOGcon 1
|Also involved with: 1963 Best Dramatic Presentation Hugo - 1968 Southwestercon - Bram Stoker Award for Lifetime Achievement - Bruce Pelz - Diversifier - Fafhrd - Fantastic Adventures - Fantasy Faire VII - Fantasy Review|
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