Stu Shiffman (1954-2014)

Fan and artist Stu Shiffman, 60, died November 26, 2014. He suffered a fall in October 2014 that required surgery, and did not regain consciousness after the operation.

Shiffman was a Hugo Award nominee for Best Fan Artist 14 times, appearing on the ballot every year from 1979-86 and 1989-94, and winning the award in 1990. He was born February 12, 1954 in New York. He became active in fandom in the 1970s, and throughout his long career contributed artwork to fanzines and convention publications. He won the Rotsler Award for life achievement as a fan artist in 2010. Shiffman was a devotee of alternate history, and served as a Sidewise Award judge from 1999-2012. He was a guest of honor at various conventions, and was also an occasional short fiction writer.

Shiffman had a stroke in June 2012, and though his recovery had many setbacks, his health improving before his fall in October. He is survived by his wife Andi Shechter, married June 2014 (though she was his partner for over 25 years).

For the full obituary, see our January 2015 issue of Locus.