ConGregate 8

Hawaiian Shirt Friday (Memorial)

Each year, Congregate remembers contributors that we have lost from the science fiction and fantasy world. The tradition began in memory of Aaron Allston, who was well known for his love of Hawaiian shirts.

We encourage everyone to wear a Hawaiian shirt on Friday of the convention, in honor of:​


  • Paul Alexander, artist
  • Stephen Hickman, artist
  • William F. Nolan, author/editor
  • Joe McKinney, author/editor
  • J. W. Rinzler, editor/writer
  • Patricia Kennealy-Morrison, author
  • Elizabeth Anne Hull, author/editor
  • C. Dean Andersson, author
  • Norm MacDonald, actor
  • Lou Antonelli, author
  • Gary Paulsen, author
  • Jack Angel, actor
  • Gary Paulsen, author
  • Dean Stockwell, actor
  • Robert Thurston, author
  • Ed Asner, actor
  • Jeremy G. Byrne, editor/publisher 
  • Diana G. Gallagher, writer/artist
  • Anne Rice, writer
  • Chris Achilleos, artist
  • John Jos. Miller, author
  • Dave Wolverton, author
  • Rick Cook, author
  • J. Brian Clarke, author
  • Ron Goulart, author
  • Gaspard Ulliel, actor
  • Meat Loaf, singer/actor
  • Tom Dupree, author/editor
  • Andy Remic, author
  • Jeff Smith, fan/visionary

Hawaiian Shirt picture