Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Hole

There seems to be a small hole when it comes to women in the Best Fan Artist Hugo category.

According to Wikipedia, Maureen Starkey, Spring Schoenhuth and Sue Mason appear to be the only women to appear on the shortlist in the past 10 years. This is from a rather repetetive field of 12 artists in total.

If you go back another 10 years, you can add Sheryl Birkhead, Peggy Ranson, Linda Michaels and potentially the mysterious D. West.

1993 was a good year for the wimminz, with a 6-person shortlist including Peggy, Linda, Merle Insinga, and Diana Harlan Stein.

Can we bring a bit of diversity to the 2013 Hugos?

At the very least, we can find out what wimminz are producing fan art around the world.

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