By vote of the members of the society.
The award is for lifetime achievement in the fields of science fiction and fantasy, so a long career is essential. You do not have to be alive to win, but LASFS apparently prefers to honor people whom they know can still enjoy the experience.
- Lifetime Achievement
A plaque. The winner’s name is also inscribed on a master plaque at the LASFS club house. Winners are sometimes also Guest of Honor at LosCon, but this is not a rule at it happens less than half of the time.
- Christian McGuire: Aug 25, 2007
- Award web site; Aug 23, 2007