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 12 in honor of:

  • Harlan Ellison, author
  • Steve Ditko, comics artist and writer
  • Elmarie Wendel, actor
  • Jacqueline Pearce, actor
  • Bill Daily, actor
  • Al Matthews, actor
  • James Karen, actor
  • Stan Lee, writer, editor, actor, producer
  • Douglas Rain, actor
  • William Goldman, writer
  • Penny Marshall, director/actor/producer
  • Albert Finney, actor
  • Beverley Owen, actor
  • Carol Emshwiller, author
  • Carrie Richerson, author
  • Betty Ballantine, editor/publisher
  • Janet Asimov, author
  • Luke Perry, actor
  • Jan Michael Vincent, actor
  • Lawrence G. DiTillio, writer/game designer
  • W.H. Pugmire, author
  • Vonda N. McIntyre, author
  • Richard “Warbunny” Desautels, fan
  • Gene Wolfe. author
  • Jonathan Frid, actor
  • Matt Rose, make-up artist
  • Peter Mayhew, actor
  • Peggy Lipton, actor
  • "Uncle Timmy" Bolgeo, fan
  • Tim Conway, actor
  • Paul Darrow, actor
  • Dennis Etchison, author/editor

Hawaiian Shirt picture