SCIFI.radio’s own Susan Fox has been awarded the Evans-Freehafer Award by the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (LASFS). LASFS is not only the biggest SF club in California, but the world’s oldest continuously-active science-fiction and fantasy club. The Evans-Freehafer Award celebrates those who have provided hard work and dedication to LASFS.
Susan Fox is the owner, executive producer, and co-creator of SCIFI.radio. She is also the Baroness Selene Colfox in the Society of Creative Anachronism. She has been running the Zoom and providing the “meeting space” for LASFS since the Pandemic started. The Evans-Freehafer Award recognizes her work in keeping a club that’s been active since the Great Depression still active.
“The Evans-Freehafer Award is presented at each LOSCON to that year’s recipient. The award is presented for service to the LASFS, recognizing hard work and dedication to the club. The award is decided by a special committee made up of the three previous years’ recipients, and the winner is a closely-guarded secret until the announcement” according to the club’s website. It is named for E. Everett Evans and Paul Freehafer. Previous honorees include filkers Nick Smith and Barry Gold, writer/historian Fred Patten, award-winning author Jerry Pournelle, and convention organizer Elayne Pelz.
Ms. Fox is only the twelfth female to win the Evans-Freehafer Award since it was first granted in 1959. When LASFS was founded in 1934, Zoom technology was pure science fiction, or as they would have said then, scientifiction. The others were Virginia Mill, 1962, Lee Gold, 1974, Elayne Pelz, 1980 & 2006, & 2014, Fuzzy Pink Niven, 1982, Marjii Ellers, 1983, Susan Haseltine, 1985, June Moffatt, 1994, Leigh Strother-Vien, 1996, Liz Mortensen, 1998, Arlene Satin, 2008, and Michelle Pincus, 2011.
We salute Susan Fox, winner of the 2020 Evans-Freehafer Award,