Rotsler Award

The annual Rotsler Award is for long-time wonder-working with graphic art in amateur publications of the science fiction community. Established in 1998, sponsored by the Southern California Institute for Fan Interests (SCIFI). The winner gets a plaque and a $300 honorarium. The Award is ordinarily announced at Loscon, the Los Angeles sf convention held over the U.S. Thanksgiving Day weekend in November. The current judges are Mike Glyer, John Hertz, and Sue Mason.

Bill Rotsler (1926-1997) knew everyone and did everything. He went house-hunting with Marilyn Monroe. He wrote sf. He sculpted with welded steel rods. He celebrated the West Coast Science Fantasy Conference (Westercon) as his birthday. In the sf community he was best known for graphic art, mostly in fanzines. Rotsler Award (Rotsler Award IA) Rotsler Award Website

Year Winner
1998 Steve Stiles
1999 Grant Canfield
2000 Arthur Thomson
2001 Brad Foster
2002 Kurt Erichsen
2003 Ray Nelson
2004 Harry Bell
2005 Marc Schirmeister
2006 Alexis Gilliland
2007 Terry Jeeves
2008 Taral Wayne
2009 Dan Steffan
2010 Stu Shiffman
2011 D. West (he declined the award)
2012 Ross Chamberlin
2013 Jim Barker
2015 Teddy Harvia
2016 Dick "Ditmar" Jenssen
2018 Ken Fletcher