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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, July 9 in honor of:​

2019-2020

  • Yoshio Kobayashi, translator/editor
  • Cameron Boyce, actor
  • Rip Torn, actor
  • Rutger Hauer, actor
  • J. Neil Schulman, author
  • Robert N. Stephenson, editor/author
  • Barry Hughart, author
  • Rick Loomis, game designer/publisher
  • Brad Linaweaver, author
  • Terrance Dicks, writer
  • Tony E. Finkelstein, dealer/publisher
  • Aron Eisenberg, actor
  • J.A. Pitts, author
  • Katherine MacLean, author
  • Sid Haig, actor
  • Michael Blumlein, author
  • John Weatherspoon, actor
  • Virginia Leith, actor
  • Gahan Allen Wilson, artist
  • Dorothy Catherine "DC" Fontana, writer/story editor
  • René Auberjonois, actor
  • Andrew Weiner, author
  • Ian Covell, writer/editor
  • Alasdair Gray, author
  • Syd Mead, artist
  • Mike Resnick, author
  • Neil Peart, lyricist/writer/musician
  • Stan Kirsch, actor
  • Christopher Tolkien, editor
  • Steve Stiles, artist
  • Terry Jones, writer/actor
  • Kirk Douglas, actor
  • Orson Bean, actor
  • Max von Sydow, actor
  • Earl Kemp, editor
  • Aly Parsons, writer/fan
  • Paul Barnett (John Grant), writer
  • Allen Bellman, artist
  • Lyle Waggoner, actor
  • John "Admiral Kris" Halvorson, fan
  • Andrew Jack, actor/dialect coach
  • Alberto Uderzo, artist/scriptwriter
  • Joseph S. Pulver, Sr. author/editor
  • Keith Ferrell, editor/author
  • Brian Dennehy, actor
  • Tom Barber, fan
  • Tim White, artist
  • Bob Hoskins, actor
  • Fred Willard, actor
  • Jay Benedict, actor
  • Carolyn Reidy, publisher
  • Joseph S. Pulver, author/editor
  • Kumiko Okae, voice actor
  • Gregory Tyree Boyce, actor
  • Richard Herd, actor
  • Anthony James, actor
  • Dennis J. "Denny" O'Neil, writer
  • Sir Ian Holm, actor
  • Joel Schumacher, director
  • Dean Ing, author

2020-2021

  • Naya Rivera, actor
  • Kelly Preston, actor
  • Grant Imahara, engineer/roboticist
  • Galyn Görg, actor
  • Susan Sizemore, author
  • Phyllis Somerville, actor
  • John Saxon, actor
  • Olivia de Havilland, actor
  • Wilford Brimley, actor
  • Chadwick Boseman, actor
  • P.M. Griffin, author
  • Charles R. Saunders, author
  • Diana Rigg, actor
  • Terry Goodkind, author
  • Richard A. Lupoff, fan/writer
  • Sean Connery, actor
  • Rachel Caine, author
  • Geoffrey Palmer, actor
  • Debra Doyle, author
  • David Prowse, actor
  • Ben Bova, author/scientist
  • Richard Corben, artist
  • Phyllis Eisenstein, author
  • Jael, artist 
  • Jeremy Bullock, actor
  • James E Gunn, author/editor
  • Tanya Roberts, actor
  • Anton Strout, author
  • Storm Constantine, author
  • Mira Furlan, actor
  • Cloris Leachman, actor
  • Kathleen Ann Goonan, author
  • Christopher Plummer, actor
  • Rowena Morrill, artist
  • Dean Morrissey, artist/author
  • Wanda June Alexander, editor
  • Jessica Walter, actor
  • Helen McCrory, actor
  • John C. Pelan, author/editor/publisher
  • Margaret Wander Bonanno, author
  • Norman Lloyd, actor

Hawaiian Shirt picture