Friday, November 15, 2013

The 2013 ECHOES AWARD GOES TO ...ME!

The other day I got a package in the mail. A BIG box. I hadn't ordered anything so it was a surprise to me. Imagine my shock when I opened up the box and found this:


I guess I've won the 2013 ECHOES AWARD!! I am totally honored and humbled to share this prestigous award with Steve Miller this year.

Here's the background on the award:

The Echoes Award was created in 1992, the second award to honor members of the pulp community, the first being the Lamont. From 1992 until 1997, the Award consisted of both plaque and paper certificate. Between 1998 and 2004, only the paper certificate was given out, then the Award ceased until 2009, at which time it was resurrected. The Award is not voted on, but the determination of who is doing the most to promote the pulps and pulp fandom is selected by Tom & Ginger Johnson.

Here's what the award certificate says:

Laurie Powers burst onto the pulp fandom scene with the publication of PULP WRITER, the autobiography of her grandfather, the prolific pulp writer Paul S. Powers. Published in 2007, it spurred Laurie to research her grandfather's work even deeper, and her digging soon unearthed a cache of unpublished stories by Paul, many of which eventually saw print in RIDING THE PULP TRAIL and HIDDEN GHOSTS. Laurie has also been a prolific blogger, and her primary blog, LAURIE'S WILD WEST, has shared great pulp information with thousands of readers online. And her latest project, a biography of famed pulp editor Daisy Bacon, expectes to be an important piece of pulp scholarship." Tom and Ginger Johnson.

No words can express how appreciative I am. Thank you, Tom and Ginger!

If you want to learn more about the Echoes Award, go to their blog Pulp Den.


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14 comments:

Walker Martin said...

Congratulations Laurie!. I'm glad to see the ECHOES AWARD plaque looks like the old guest of honor award that Pulpcon used to give to the guests. It was something that really looked impressive usually showing 4 pulp magazine covers that the author or artist had appeared in or drawn.

I know Paul Powers would have been proud of you.

Evan Lewis said...

Cool, cool, cool! Well deserved!

Laurie Powers said...

Thanks, guys!

ednoon said...

so happy for...and proud of you!!

Tom Johnson said...

Your Blog post looks great! Glad that you are getting some comments too. We haven't heard from Steve Miller yet, but we know he received his plaque. If he sends us a picture, we'll post it later. With Bill Thom running the information on CA, maybe it will get him to come around (G). Coming Attractions is read by just about everyone in the pulp community. Hey, we hope you find a good place to put the plaque on your wall. Again, congratulations, you were well deserving of the award.
Tom & Ginger

Ron Scheer said...

Well done and well deserved. Congratulations.

Steve M said...

Congratulations Laurie, that's a well deserved award. :)

Barry Traylor said...

Congratulations. You deserve it.

Sai S said...

Congratulations. The award looks really cool.

JerThom said...

Congratulations! You deserve it. This is one of the only blogs that has continually held my interest for several years running. And I know I'm not the only one who feels that way.

Cap'n Bob said...

Is this sweet or what? You deserve it. Molly and I also think you should get an award for your work with GSD rescues. Congratulations.

Laurie Powers said...

Thank you, everyone, for your kind words. Considering your collective experience in studying pulp fiction history, I really am dumbfounded as to why I was awarded this. But it does inspire me to keep going with the research and study of Daisy Bacon.

Matthew P. Mayo said...

Congratulations, Laurie! That is most fantastic news--a well earned honor.

Lohr McKinstry said...

Good work, Laurie. I can't wait to read your book on Daisy Bacon.