in costume
Photo: Greg Bradt

Gary Anderson

1998 Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

“The Shoulder.” Gary Anderson got stuck with more hard labor at conventions than just about anybody. But that shoulder was just as available for leaning on, crying on, or holding on to, to drink and sing filk songs. His costumes were known for great awful puns, long before he entered the fray and got involved in the community. But once in, he never caved and stayed true to his own sense of humor. He was a big part of “The Ook-Ooks” both as a costume presentation, and as a way of life and service.

Gary passed away in 1998.