- A one-time award in order to bestow recognition when no designated award exists for that particular type of accomplishment or contribution.
- An ongoing, catch-all category to provide the flexibility to enable recognition of a wide range of accomplishments or contributions.
Worldcon Special Committee Awards
Special Committee Awards are awards bestowed by a Worldcon committee (as opposed to voted on by the members of the convention). Worldcon committees will often present one or more special committee awards at the Hugo ceremony. These may not (by specific provision in the WSFS constitution) use the Hugo rocket as part of the trophy, nor may they be called Hugos.
See also Committee Special Category.
|1960||Pittcon||Hugo Gernsback||”The Father of Magazine Science Fiction.” This was a Hugo trophy; the prohibition against using the Hugo rocket for non-Hugos did not yet exist.|
|1962||Chicon III||Cele Goldsmith||for editing Amazing and Fantastic.|
|Donald Tuck||for A Handbook of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1954).|
and Hoffman Electronic Corp.
|for the use of SF short-shorts in advertisements.|
|Theodore Sturgeon||“Just for being Ted Sturgeon!”|
|1963||Discon||P. Schuyler Miller||for “The Reference Library.”|
|Isaac Asimov||for “putting science into science fiction.”|
|1968||Baycon||Harlan Ellison||for Dangerous Visions.|
|Gene Roddenberry||for Star Trek.|
|1969||St. Louiscon||Neil Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin and Michael Collins||for "The Best Moon Landing Ever."|
|1975||Aussiecon||Walt Lee||for Reference Guide to Fantastic Films.|
|Donald A. Wollheim||“The Fan Who Has Done Everything.”|
|1976||MidAmeriCon||James E. Gunn||for Alternate Worlds: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction.|
|1977||SunCon||George Lucas||for “Star Wars (bringing back a sense of wonder).”|
|1981||Denvention 2||Edward L. Ferman||for “his efforts to expand and improve writing quality in the field.”|
|1982||Chicon IV||Mike Glyer||for "for keeping the fan in fanzine."|
|1984||L.A.con II||Robert Bloch||for 50 years as an SF professional.|
|Larry Shaw||as one of the early unsung editors in the field.|
|1989||Noreascon 3||Saul Jaffe||for SF-LOVERS Digest.|
|Alex Schomburg||Special art award.|
|1991||Chicon V||Andrew I. Porter||for “excellence in editing Science Fiction Chronicle.|
|Elst Weinstein||for “Best Hoax, the Hogus,” and for “keeping humor alive in fandom.”|
|1993||ConFrancisco||Takumi Shibano||for his international activities.|
|1996||LACon III||Walt Daugherty||for "spearheading the first Los Angeles Worldcon in 1946.”|
|Bill Rotsler||for his services to Los Angeles fandom.|
|2004||Noreascon 4||Erwin "Filthy Pierre" Strauss|
|2005||Interaction||David Pringle||for his work on Interzone.|
|2006||L.A.con IV||Betty Ballantine||for life achievement.|
|Harlan Ellison||for 50 years of publishing fiction.|
|2008||Denvention 3||NESFA Press||for its publications.|
|2012||Chicon 7||Robert Weinberg||for his service to science fiction, fantasy and horror.|
|2013||LoneStarCon 3||Stanley Schmidt|
|2014||Loncon 3||Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster||for the introduction of Superman in Action Comics #1.|
|This is an award page. If you know something about it, such as who awarded it, who the winners were, what the criteria were, and when it was awarded, please add it! See Standards for Awards.|