For those who don't know, the Erins (the annual community-voted awards, which haven't been held since 2009 due to lack of games) included a write-in category called the Badman Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award, where people who'd made outstanding contributions to AIF or the community in general could be nominated. The person with the most nominations received the award, which was effectively a Hall of Fame since it could only be won once.
The cessation of the Erins meant that a number of deserving people
never got recognised for their hard work, and this is my attempt to rectify that.
Vote here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-TcL4QM8rdwMnkyZPCM5xaQTtnccgWVh0WJ8RJ5okX8/viewform
Badman Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award is given to the most
influential figure in the AIF community, someone who has helped direct
and shape it into what it has become today. This can be anyone, it doesn't have to be an author, and it relates to everything they've done for the community (rather than just what they've done this year).
winners are Badman (2002), Choices (2003), NewKid (2004), Christopher
Cole (2005), A. Bomire and Scarlett Herring (2006), BBBen (2007), and
GoblinBoy (2009), so they are not eligible for this year's award. As the organiser of this year's voting, ExLibris is also not eligible.
Voting will close at 1200 GMT 31 December 2014. All going well, the results should be announced on New Year's Day here and on the AIFCentral subreddit.
If you want to campaign for someone, feel free to do so in the comments below.