|from Fancyclopedia 2 ca. 1959|
|In his campaign of Insurgentism F Towner Laney printed up a number of large certificates like the ones you see on the facing page for presentation to the conspicuously fuzzlewitted. The originals were printed rather'n lithographed, and Laney described them as "suitable for framing" tho none of the recipients are known to have done so. (Don Wilson did tack his up on the wall over his desk.) Altho the awards were supposed to be annual, they were really given out only once (in 1949) by Laney; recipients were Russ Woodman, Don Wilson, and Sam Moskowitz, first, second, and third ranking fuggheads for the quarter ending September 1949. The last Fan-Dango Award was presented to Laney himself, by Walt Willis, for taking up stamp collecting.
from Fancyclopedia 2 Supplement ca. 1960:
These were to be quarterly, not annual — but since they were never issued again it hardly matters, That for Laney never did get into his hands, because WAW didn't have FTL's address and sent the thing to Burbee. When Laney came over Burbee couldn't find it. He went through the motions of presenting it, however, and quoted the Willis citation from memory. "FTL kind of chuckled and shook his head".
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