QuanFoo Award

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Name: QuanFoo Award
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The QuanFoo Award was a parody of the Fan Q Award.

At various times, multiple communities of fans felt shut out or minimized from the FanQ nominating and award process. Others felt that the awards where taking themselves too seriously and for a few years organized mock awards that they called the "QuanFoo Awards".

Canellfan writes that he "... and a couple of other friends (Cathy "Kitty" Woldow and Sally Smith) for two to three years organized a parody of the FanQ Awards, which we called the QuanFoo Awards, and which we promoted and presented during MWC (usually the same night that the FanQ Awards came out. This was a point at which some of the fan writing that was being glorified by the FanQs seemed unbelievably pretentious and stilted, and so we made fun by creating some truly bizarre award categories and gathered quite a few friends to bestow our dishonors onto what we all thought was "overdone" fan writing at the time...The QuanFoo Awards were short-lived and only lasted for the last few years that MediaWest*Con was at its original East Lansing location. Once the convention moved to its current Lansing location, they ended. [1]

"Kitty and Sally primarily created the categories and I created the paper forms for nominating/voting." [2]

References

  1. Source: Savage Says: The Most Dangerous Fan is an Obsessive Fan: Day-to-day drabbles from a teleholic, Canellfan posted 10 January 2010, comment 13 March 2011
  2. Source: Savage Says: The Most Dangerous Fan is an Obsessive Fan: Day-to-day drabbles from a teleholic, Canellfan posted 10 January 2010, comment 14 March 2011