The Rubble Award is a counterpoint to the Rebel Award. The Rebel Award is given by DeepSouthCon to people doing great things for Southern Fandom. The Rubble is given for doing great things to Southern Fandom. The Rubble is nearly always given in a spirit of fun -- note the significant number of winners who have also won a Rebel Award.
The winner of the Rubble is decided by a survey of previous Rubble winners administered by one of its founders, Gary Robe. The first year there was a vote, with a tie being resolved by Guy H. Lillian III voting for himself.
The award was originally conceived in 1987 by a group of fans on the committee of ConCave, a convention in south-central Kentucky. The name "rubble" was actually coined by Patrick Molloy, the chair of the first few ConCaves. Patrick, Gary, and the other instigators felt that the traditional Rebel Award needed a counterbalance, patterned after the popular Hogu award that served as an alternate to the Hugos. Since Patrick was also Co-chair of that year's DeepSouthCon in Huntsville, AL, he was in a perfect position to make sure the presentation of the rubble made it into the ceremony. The rest, as they say, is history.
|Guy H. Lillian III
|John H. Guidry
|"For having the ugliest knees in fandom"
|T. K. F. Weisskopf
|For crimes against the waistlines of fandom
|Gary R. Robe
|"Because He Can't Stop Us" and/or For Inventing the Rubble
|For Introducing Fandom to Werewolf Vs. Vampire Woman
|For Single-Handedly Destroying the DSC Banquet
|Steve Francis and Sue Francis
|For Retiring Rivercon
|"For Making Guy More Than He Was"
|For a Lifetime of Disservice
|The Charlotte in 2005 NASFiC Bid Committee
|For failure to vote for their own bid (which lost by six votes)
|For resigning as Southern Fandom Confederation Treasurer
|The Entire Robe Family
|For not telling us Where To Go and What To Do
|Xerpes (Frank & Millie Kalisz)
|For the invention of 'Skippy' punch
|For the attempted drowning of the DSC
|Chattacon Registration Department
|For consecutive years of hours-long registration lines
|Because "It's all Uncle Timmy's fault" and/or He'd been first runner-up too many times
|For bringing the Worldcon (LoneStarCon 3) (and two years of work) to Southern fandom.
|For changing the SFPA deadline
|For running DSC's traditional Hearts competition.
|For screwing up SFPA's egoboo poll
|The force of gravity
|For taking away Ned Brooks so recently
|The Governor of North Carolina
|For unpopular politics
|for obvious reasons!
|one of the few multiple award winners...
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