(1964 – )
Frank Wu is a fan artist and pro writer living in the Boston area. He is a member of BASFA.
Wu won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist in 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2009; he was previously nominated in 2002 and 2003. In 2008, he was nominated for a fourth Hugo Award for Best Fan Artist, but declined the nomination. Nominated again in 2009, he accepted and won his fourth Hugo, but used his acceptance speech to encourage future voters to consider other candidates. He also won the Grand Prize (the Gold Award) in the Illustrators of the Future contest in 2000.
Wu works in many media, including acrylic and digital painting, and created a portrait of a Klingon girl for the documentary about the Klingon language, Earthlings: Ugly Bags of Mostly Water. He is a regular contributor to science fiction webzines, such as The Drink Tank, and in 2009 announced his ultimately unsuccessful candidacy for 2010's TransAtlantic Fan Fund.
Wu is also a filmmaker, having released in 2006 the animated short, The Tragical Historie of Guidolon the Giant Space Chicken, based on his first published story (2005).
In mundane life, he holds a Ph.D. in bacterial genetics from University of Wisconsin–Madison and works in patent law for a pharmaceutical company. He is married to fanartist, game developer and political activist Brianna Wu.
Awards, Honors and GoHships:
- 2001 -- WillyCon III
- 2004 -- 2004 Best Fan Artist Hugo
- 2005 -- Baycon 2005
- 2006 -- MisCon 20, Arisia '06, 2006 Best Fan Artist Hugo
- 2007 -- MileHiCon 39, 2007 Best Fan Artist Hugo
- 2008 -- Rustycon 25
- 2009 -- Toastmaster at Conestoga 13, Philcon 2009 Guest Artist, 2009 Best Fan Artist Hugo
- 2010 -- ConStellation I
- 2012 -- ConClusion (Westercon 65), Minicon 47
- 2015 -- RavenCon 10
- 2023 -- Toastmaster at BayCon 2023
- Three other Hugo nominations
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