[Fan Gallery] Alvar Appeltofft Memorial Foundation Award

Reference for Fan Gallery

Rev. 11-Jul-2014

Alvar Appeltofft (1941--1975) was an early, hyperactive Swedish fan, in the 50s not seldom called "Mr. SF" on Swedish fandom. He began publishing in 1955, attended the first con, started a local club, corresponded with everyone, etc. However, this also cost him his school grades, and by the end of the 50s his parents threw away his sf and fanzine collection in order to force him to concentrate on his studies. He then rebelled by instead starting to drink and finally in a drunken spree one night smashed most of the windows in the school he went to. He was then institutionalized, diagnosed as a paranoid-schizophrenic and stayed at the St Lars mental institution for several years; when released, he was given a sick pension although still only in his late twenties. He then resumed contact with fandom, but was not particularly active, and finally killed himself at the age of 34. His parents, struck by remorse, one can assume, now contacted the board of the Scandinavian SF Society, and wanted the club to organize some kind of memorial to Alvar. After some deliberation, we decided on dryyomg up a foundation to hand out an annual award to a leading Swedish fan who in some way had performed beyond the ordinary call of fannish duty. The award has been given annually since 1976, consisting of a diploma and a fairly small cash amount. At the end of the 1980s, we were shocked to learn that Alvar Appeltofft's parents had also bequethed half their estate to the foundation, which now inherited around $100,000. The foundation since has kept giving out the award, and also owns and keeps up-to-date the largest fanzine collection in Scandinavia, virtually complete as far as regards Swedish fanzines. (John-Henri Holmberg)

Alvar Appeltofft winners through 2013.

List matched up to current Fan Gallery Contents as of 11-Jul-2014; and their bios as of 11-Jul-2004; matched to Expansion List #1 (names) as of (not yet); matched to Expansion List #1 (notes) as of (not yet); matched to Expansion List #2 - Inactive (Deceased) (names) as of (not yet). matched to Expansion List #2 - Inactive (Deceased) (notes) as of (not yet).

Names with links are already in the exhibit. Bold links are part of our "core" collection, and we definitely want them in the exhibit. Other bolded names are people we'd like to add to the collection.

See also: Alvar Appeltofft winners

  1. Andersson, Erik - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1980.
  2. Andreasson, Malte - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1988.
  3. Andreasson, Martin - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1988.
  4. Anglemark, Johan - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1998.
  5. Appeltofft, Alvar - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1977 (posthumous).
  6. Bellis, Anders - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1979.
  7. Björklind, Andreas - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1992.
  8. Björklind, Carina - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1992.
  9. Centerwall, Patrik - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2008.
  10. Claesson, Maths - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1984.
  11. Cronholm, Tomas - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2010.
  12. Davour (f. Åkesson), Anna - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2000.
  13. Eliasson, Holger - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1993.
  14. Engholm, Ahrvid - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1978. bio updated.
  15. Eriksson, Magnus - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1994.
  16. Forsgren, Rune - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1979.
  17. Gómez Lagerlöf, Carolina - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2003.
  18. Harju, Kaj - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1983.
  19. Jönsson, Johan - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2006.
  20. Karlsson, Lars-Arne - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1985.
  21. Kiel, Helena - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2009.
  22. Krizan, Nicolas - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2004.
  23. Loneberg, Chris - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1993.
  24. Nessle, David - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1981.
  25. Olsson, Lars - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1995.
  26. Persson, Hans - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1997.
  27. Persson, Tommy - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1996.
  28. Quarfood, Marcel - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1991.
  29. Reuterswärd, Anders - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2007.
  30. Risheden, Jan - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1987.
  31. Rylander, Louise Bengtsson - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2013.
  32. Spångberg, Ylva - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1990.
  33. Strandberg, Lars-Olov - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1999. bio updated.
  34. Svantesson, Mårten - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2012.
  35. Svensson, Michael - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1986.
  36. Tenhovaara, Mika - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1982.
  37. Thaning, Sten - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2002.
  38. Uhlin, Lennart - Alvar Appeltofft Award 1989.
  39. Viklund, Britt-Louise - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2005.
  40. von Witting, Wolf - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2001.
  41. Wissting, Jonas - Alvar Appeltofft Award 2011.

As people and their achievements are added to the exhibit, their entries here will be marked with this annotation: bio updated.