AHS’s Professional Honors

AWARDS

 

AHS preparing to accept the 2006 Imperishable Flame Award for Tolkien Scholarship from Lord of the Rings actors Craig Parker and Bruce Hopkins. Photo by Rosamunde Brownlocks

AHS preparing to accept the 2006 Imperishable Flame Award for Tolkien Scholarship from Lord of the Rings actors Craig Parker and Bruce Hopkins. Photo by Rosamunde Brownlocks

2015
Best Magazine Review/Criticism/Column Award in the 57th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards
for “Not Your Parents’ Dystopias: Millennial Fondness for Worlds Gone Wrong” in Reason
from the Los Angeles Press Club

2012
Great Graduate Award
from The Broken Arrow High School Alumni Association

2011
The Sofanaut Award in Podcasting
for Best Fact Article Contributor
for AHS’s “History of the Genre” segments
from StarShipSofa: The Audio Science Fiction Magazine

2009
The Sofanaut Award in Podcasting
for Best Fact Article Contributor
for AHS’s “History of the Genre” segments
from StarShipSofa: The Audio Science Fiction Magazine

2008
Honorable Mention in the 50th Annual Southern California Journalism Awards
as Best Entertainment Review/Criticism/Column
for “Florida’s Forgotten Rebels: Rediscovering the Most Successful Slave Revolt in American History” in Reason
from the Los Angeles Press Club

2006
The 2006 Imperishable Flame Award
for Accomplishment in Tolkien/Inklings Scholarship
from Heren Istarion, The Northeast Tolkien Society
(Inaugural Recipient of Award)

2004
Finalist for The ORC Award
for Best Tolkien-Based Lecture or Paper Presented at an Academic Function
for “Harry Potter is a Hobbit: How J.R.R. Tolkien Put the Adult in Children’s Literature”
from ORC: The One Ring Celebration

1995
Best Graduate Student Paper of 1995 Award
for “Essex and the People: Chivalry, Patriotism, and the Image of the Rebel Earl”
from The Carolinas Symposium on British Studies

AHS accepts the 2006 Imperishable Flame Award for Tolkien Scholarship from Lord of the Rings actors Craig Parker and Bruce Hopkins. Photo by Rosamunde Brownlocks.

AHS accepting the 2006 Imperishable Flame Award for Tolkien Scholarship from The Lord of the Rings film actors Craig Parker and Bruce Hopkins. Photo by Rosamunde Brownlocks.

SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS

 

2012
Award for Best “Archeology and Society” Film
for the documentary Oltre la Frontiera (in which AHS co-stars)
from the 23rd International Film Festival in Rovereto, Italy

2010
Hugo Award for Best Fanzine
for StarShipSofa: The Audio Science Fiction Magazine (to which AHS is a regular contributor)
from The World Science Fiction Society

2009
The Keynote Speaker for “Pandora’s Box: Pushing the Boundaries,” The Third Annual Symposium of English Studies
at Tennessee Tech University
(Keynote Address: “Pushing the Boundaries in English Studies: From Middle-Earth to Hogwarts”)

2007
Notable Novel of 2006
for The Magic Ring by Baron de la Motte Fouqué (edited by AHS)
from The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror 2007 edited by Ellen Datlow, Kelly Link, and Gavin J. Grant

2006
The Scholarly Guest of Honor for Mythcon XXXVII by The Mythopoeic Society
(Keynote Address: “Native America and Fantasy: Meeting at the Crossroads”)