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Eurocon is an annual science fiction convention held in Europe. The organising committee of each Eurocon is selected by vote of the participants of the previous event. The procedure is coordinated by the European Science Fiction Society. The first Eurocon was held in Trieste, Italy, in 1972. Unlike Worldcons, Eurocon is usually a title attached to an existing convention. The European SF Awards are given in most of the conventions giving recognition to the best works and achievements in science fiction.[1]

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List of EuroconsEdit

1972: Trieste, ItalyEdit

The first Eurocon in Trieste was a perfectly organised event with a great location in the Marina of the honourable, still imperial-Austrian looking city of Trieste.[2] There were three guests of honour: John Brunner for the United Kingdom, Kurt Steiner (André Ruellan) for France and Roberto Vacca for Italy. Forrest Ackerman was in attendance as well as Brian Aldiss, Peter Nicholls, Gianfranco Viviani for Editrice Nord, Ubaldo Fanucci for Fanucci Editore, Inisero Cremaschi and his wife Gilda Musa, Patrice Duvic, the Italian poet Andrea Zanzotto, Sandro Sandrelli, Renato Pestriniero, the Hungarian writer and editor Peter Kuczka, Gustavo Gasparini who was also toastmaster, Karel Thole, Riccardo Valla, Gian Franco De Turris, the French writer Daniel Drode, Carlo Frabetti, just to mention a few. [3]

European SF AwardEdit

The first Eurocon Awards were originally given as prizes to works presented at the convention itself. (Years later they evolved into awards as they are commonly known relating to European authors and publications.)

  • Artist: Karel Thole (Italy)
  • Specialized Professional Magazine: Nueva Dimensión (Spain)
  • Non-Specialized Professional Magazine: Viata Romaneasca (Romania)
  • Fanzine: Speculations (United Kingdom)
  • Comics: Lone Sloane, by Philippe Druillet (France)

European SF Special AwardsEdit

  • Novel:

Belgium - Sam, Paul Van Herck; France - Ortog et les tenebres, Kurt Steiner; Hungary - A Feladat, Peter Zsoldos; Italy - Autocrisi, Pierfrancesco Prosperi; Netherlands - De naakten en de speyers, Jacob Carossa; Romania - Va cauta untaur, Sergiu Farcasan; Spain - Amor en una Isla Verde, Gabriel Bermudez; Sweden - Deta ar Verkligheten, Bertil Matensson; United Kingdom - All Judgement Fled, James White;

  • Short Story:

Belgium - De 8 jaarlijkse God Eddy C. Bertin; France - L'Assassinat de l'Oiseau Bleu, Daniel Walther; Hungary - Sempiternin, Lajos Mesterhazi; Italy - Dove Muore l'Astragalo, Livio Horrakh; Netherlands - Egeïsche Zee Carl Lans; Romania - Altarul Zeilor Stohastici Adrian Rogoz; Sweden - Spranget, Carl Johan Holzhausen; United Kingdom - Lucifer, Edwin C. Tubb;

  • Dramatic Production:

Denmark - Man Den, Der Tankte Ting (Film); Italy - La Ragazza di Latta (Film); Netherlands - De Kleine Mannetjes van Mars (Radiophonic play for children); Sweden - Deadline (Film); United Kingdom - UFO (TV Serial);

  • Artist:

France - Jean-François Jamoul; Hungary - Andras Miklos Saros; Netherlands - N. van Welzenes; Romania - Nicolae Saftoiu; Spain - Enrique Torres (Enric); Sweden - Sven O. Gripsborn; United Kingdom - Arthur Thompson (Atom);

  • Specialized Professional Magazine: Spain - Galassia
  • Non-Specialized Professional Magazine:

Belgium - Ciso - SF & Comics; France - Le Magazine Litteraire: La Science-Fiction; Italy - Fena rete: Fantascienza & Futuribile; Netherlands - Stripschrift: SF & Comics; Spain - Yorick: Teatro y Ciencia-Ficcion;

  • Fanzine:

Austria - Quarber Merkur; Belgium - Kosmos; France - Nyarlathotep; Hungary - SF Tajekoztato; Italy - Notiziario CCSF; Netherlands - Holland-SF; Romania - Solaris; Spain - Fundacion; Sweden - SF Forum; Turkey - Antares;

  • Comics:

Belgium - Yoko Tsuno, R. Leloup; Netherlands - Arman en Ilva, The Tjong King; Spain - Haxtur, Victor de la Fuente; Sweden - Blixt Gordon, Lars Olsson;

  • Essay, biography, bibliography:

Hungary - A Fantazia Irodalma, Laszlo Urban; Netherlands - 100 jaar SF in Nederland, Dick Scheepstra; Romania - Virsta de Aur an Anticipatiei Romanesti, Ion Hobana; Spain - La SF: Contramitologia del Siglo XX, Carlo Frabetti (Essay); Ray Bradbury-Humanista del Futuro,Jose Luis Garci (Book); Sweden - SF Articles in 'Sydsvenska Dagbladet', Sven Christer Swahn;

1974: Grenoble, FranceEdit

1976: Poznań, PolandEdit

European SF AwardEdit

  • Belgium - Jacques van Herp
  • Bulgaria - Liuben Dilov
  • Denmark - Jannick Storn
  • France - Gerard Klein
  • German Democratic Republic - Gerhardt Brandstner
  • Hungary - Peter Zsoldos
  • Italy - Karel Thole
  • Norway - Peter Harris
  • Poland - Czesław Chruszczewski
  • Romania - Vladimir Colin
  • Soviet Union - Yeremey Parnov
  • Spain - Miguel Masriera
  • Sweden - Roland Aldenberg
  • United Kingdom - Brain W. Aldiss
  • West Germany - Herbert W. Franke
  • Yugoslavia - Ivan Lalic
  • Netherlands - Bruna Publishing House
  • Belgium - Ides et Autres (anthologies of translations)
  • Czechoslovakia - Interpress Magazin
Special AwardsEdit
  • Lifelong Literary Achievement: Stanisław Lem (Poland)
  • Artistic Achievement: Alexei Leonov (for his cosmic paintings)
  • Special Award from the Jury: Mircea Opriţă (Romania) (special award of the jury)

1978: Brussels, BelgiumEdit

European SF AwardEdit

Science Fiction AwardsEdit
  • Series: Ailleurs et demain Robert Laffont (France)
  • Anthology: Planete socialiste Kesselring (Switzerland)
  • Novel: Les hauteurs beantes Alexandru Zinoviev (Soviet Dissident)
  • Collection: Low-Flying Aircraft James Ballard (United Kingdom)
  • Professional Magazine: Futurs (France)
  • Semi-Professional Magazine: Orbit (Netherlands)
  • Fanzine: Zikkurath (Spain)
  • Essay: Le frontiere dell'ignoto Vittorio Curtoni (Italy)
  • Cycle of Novels: La Saga de los Aznar George H. White (Spain)
  • Artist: Chris Foss (United Kingdom)
  • Comics: Mailis Claude Auclair (France)
  • Film: The Man Who Fell to Earth by Nicolas Roeg (United Kingdom)
  • Play: Sodomaquina Carlo Frabetti (Spain)
  • Translator: Zoran Zivkovic (Yugoslavia)
Fantastic & Fantasy AwardEdit
  • Publisher: Marabout (Belgium)
  • Anthologists: Jacques Goimard & Roland Stragliati (France)
  • Novel: The Forbidden Forest Mircea Eliade (Romania)
  • Collection: Derrière le mur blanc Eddy C. Bertin (Belgium)
  • Professional Magazine: Terzo Occhio (Italy)
  • Semi-Professional Magazine: Cahiers Jean Ray (Belgium)
  • Fanzine: Odyssée (Belgium)
  • Essay: Un nouveau fantastique Jean Pierre Baronian (Belgium)
  • Cycle of Novels: Bob Morane Henri Vernes (Belgium)
  • Artist: Gaston Bogaert (Belgium)
  • Comics: Il dono Roberto Bonadimani (Italy)
  • Film Actor: Paul Naschy (Spain)
  • Playwright: Sławomir Mrożek (Poland)
  • Translator: Roberta Rambelli (Italy)

1980: Stresa, ItalyEdit

European SF AwardEdit

  • Novel: The White Dragon Anne McCaffrey (United Kingdom); Babel Vladimir Colin (Romania)
  • Story: Der Rote Kristallplanet Gerd Maximovic (West Germany); Evadarea lui Algemon Gheorghe Sasarman (Romania)
  • Artist: Franco Storchi (Italy); Roger Dean (United Kingdom)
  • Publisher: Editrice Nord (Italy); Krajowa Agencja Wydawnicza (KAW) (Poland)
  • Fanzine: SF...ere (Italy); Omicron (Romania)
  • Film: Sconti stellari Luigi Cozzi (Italy); Cover coga trebiti ubiti (Yugoslavia)
  • Comics: Rosa di stelle Roberto Bonadimani (Italy); In lumea lui Harap Alb Sandu Florea (Romania)
Special AwardsEdit
  • Author: John Brunner (United Kingdom); Stanisław Lem (Poland)
  • Artist: Karel Thole (Italy)
  • Essay: 20.000 pagine alla ricerca di Jules Verne Ion Hobana (Romania); Lovecraft S. Fusco & G. de Turris (Italy)
  • Fan: Waldemar Kumming (West Germany); Andrzej Pruszyński (Poland)
  • Best Artwork Exhibited: Oliviero Berni (Italy)

1982: Mönchengladbach, West GermanyEdit

European SF AwardEdit

  • Author: Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (Soviet Union); Jacques Sadoul (France); John Brunner (United Kingdom)
  • Professional Magazine: Antares (France)
  • Fanzine: Shards of Babel (Netherlands)
  • Publisher: Heyne (West Germany); KAW (Poland)

1983: Ljubljana, YugoslaviaEdit

European SF AwardEdit

  • Author: Istvan Nemere (Hungary); Christopher Priest (United Kingdom)
  • Professional Magazine: Fantastyka (Poland); Solaris (West Germany)
  • Book: Ljudju, zvezde, vesolja – Bajt (Yugoslavia); Sdvig – Scherbakov (Soviet Union)
  • Fanzine: Shards of Babel (Netherlands); Kvazar (Poland)
  • Publisher: Tehniska Zalozba Slovenije (Yugoslavia); Galaktika (Bulgaria)

1984: Brighton, United Kingdom (SeaCon'84)Edit

Guests of honour: Christopher Priest, Roger Zelazny, Pierre Barbet, Josef Nesvadba and Waldemar Kumming

European SF AwardEdit

  • Special Award: Science in SF Nicholls, Langford and Stableford (United Kingdom); Centre International pour documentation sur la literature de l'etrange (Belgium); Yeremey Parnov (Soviet Union)
  • Novelist: John Brunner (United Kingdom); Gianluigi Zuddas (Italy); Janusz Zajdel (Poland)
  • Short Story Writer: James Ballard (United Kingdom); A. de Ceglie (Italy); Kir Bulychev (Soviet Union)
  • Artist: D. Hardy (United Kingdom); G. Festino (Italy); R. Wojtyński (Poland)
  • Publisher: Gollancz (United Kingdom); Fleuve Noir (France); Mir (Soviet Union)
  • Professional Magazine: Foundation (United Kingdom); Fiction (France); Sirius (Yugoslavia)
  • Fanzine: Epsilon (United Kingdom); Andromeda Nachrichten (West Germany); Helion (Romania)
  • Screenwriter: R. Erler (West Germany); Chinghiz Aitmatov (Soviet Union)
  • Film Director: Piotr Szulkin (Poland); Marcell Jankovics (Hungary)

1986: Zagreb, Yugoslavia (Ballcon)Edit

Guest of honour: Sam Lundwall

European SF AwardEdit

  • Special Award: Iskry (Poland); Solfanelli Editore (Italy)
  • Magazine: Urania (Italy); Sirius (Yugoslavia); Fantastika (Poland); Galaktika (Hungary); Jules Verne Magazinet (Sweden); Zápisník (Czechoslovakia)
  • Fanzine: La Spada Spezzata (Italy); Fikcje (Poland); Ikarie (Czechoslovakia)
  • Publisher: Heyne Verlag (Germany); Gollancz (United Kingdom); Denoël (France); Alfa (Poland); Mora (Hungary); Fanucci (Italy)
  • Editor: Wolfgang Jeschke (Germany); Jacques Sadoul (France); Peter Kuczka (Hungary); Sandro Pergameno (Italy); Adam Hollanek (Poland)
  • Television: Bogdanoff
  • Posthumous: Julia Verlanger; Janusz Zajdel

1987: Montpellier, FranceEdit

European SF AwardEdit

BulgariaEdit
  • Author: Liubomor Nikolov (for the novel Earthform in the Summerwind)
  • Artist: Rumen Urumov
FranceEdit
  • Lifelong Literary Achievement: Michel Jeury
  • Collection: Yves Fremion (for collection of stories Reves du sable, chateaux de sang
  • Comic: Pierre Christin & Jean-Claude Mézières (for comics series Valerian)
  • Series: Ailleurs et demain - Edited by Gerard Klein ("Robert Laffont")
German Democratic RepublicEdit
  • Lichtjahr - almanac edited by Eric Simon
HungaryEdit
  • Author: Miklos Monus (for the novel He and It)
  • Artist: Csaba Jancso (for graphic work)
  • Publisher: Nepszava Publishing House
  • Fanzine: Metamorphozis
ItalyEdit
  • Author: Renato Pestriniero (for the novel Il nido al di la dell'ombra)
  • Series: Cosmo Argento - Edited by Piergiorgio Nicolazzini ("Editrice Nord")
  • Magazine: Dimensione Cosmica
  • Translations: Annarita Guarnieri
PolandEdit
  • Lifelong Literary Achievement: Wiktor Żwikiewicz
  • Publisher: Iskry Publishing House
  • Fanzine: Feniks
PortugalEdit
  • Author: João Aniceto (for the novel O desafio)
  • Essay: Alvaro de Sousa Holstein Ferreria & Joao Manuel Morais for their Bibliografia da Ficcão Científica e Fantasia Portuguesa
  • Series: Contacto, edited by Joao Manuel Barreiros (Gradiva)
RomaniaEdit
  • Lifelong Literary Achievement: Victor Kembach
  • Author: Cristian Tudor Popescu (for his short stories)
  • Series: Fantastic Club, series ("Albatros")
  • Anticipația almanac published by the magazine Știința și tehnica
  • Fanzine: Paradox
Soviet Union (USSR)Edit
  • Lifelong Literary Achievement: Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
  • Author: Vitali Babenko (for his short stories)
  • TV-Series: Cosmonaut Gherghi Gretchko, for the TV-series Fantastic World
  • Publisher: Detskaia Literatura Publishing House
  • Magazine: Prostor
  • Translation: Maria Ossintseva
SpainEdit
  • Fanzine: Transito

1988: Budapest, HungaryEdit

1989: San MarinoEdit

European SF AwardEdit

BulgariaEdit
  • Lifelong Literary Achievement: Vessella Lutzkanova
  • Artist: Plamen Avramov
  • Magazine: FEP ("Fantastika, Evristika, Prognostika")
FinlandEdit
  • Author: Karl Nenonen
  • Publisher: Ursa Publishing House
  • Magazine: Portti
HungaryEdit
  • Lifelong Literary Achievement: Laszlo Lorincze
  • Author: Hugo Preyer (for the novel Galaktikai jatekom)
  • Artist: Ivan Marko
  • Publisher: Vega Publishing House
  • Magazine: Elixir
ItalyEdit
  • Lifelong Literary Achievement: Lino Aldani
  • Lifelong Artistic Achievement: Karel Thole
  • Promoter: Ernesto Vegetti
  • Publisher: Marino Solfanelli Publishing House
  • Magazine: Urania
PolandEdit
  • Critic: Andrzej Niewiadowski
  • Artist: Dariusz Chojnacki
  • Publisher: Alfa Publishing House
  • The editorial staff of the magazines Fantasyka, MalaFantasyka, Fantasyka Comics
PortugalEdit
  • Author: Romeu de Melo
  • Publisher: Livros do Brasil (for Argonauta series)
RomaniaEdit
  • Lifelong Literary Achievement: Vladimir Colin
  • Artist: Traian Abruda & Cornel Ionicelli
  • Critic: Cornel Robu (for critical edition of Victor Anestin's work)
  • Magazine: Romanian Review (for the issue dedicated to Romanian SF)
  • Fanzine: Helion
Soviet Union (USSR)Edit
  • Author & Screen Writer: Karen Shahnasarov
  • Publisher: Sovetscaia Rossia Publishing House
SpainEdit
  • Author: Carlos Cidoncha
  • Fanzine: Berserkr
YugoslaviaEdit
  • Artist: Igor Kordey
  • Bibliography: Zivko Prodanovich (for his SF Bibliography in Braille)

1990: Fayence, FranceEdit

European SF AwardEdit

Hall of FameEdit
  • Best Author: Romulus Barbulescu & George Anania (Romania)
  • Best Artist: Philippe Druillet (France)
  • Best Publisher: Wiktor Bukato (Poland)
  • Best Magazine: Ikarie (Czechoslovakia)
  • Best Promoter: Boris Zavgorodni (USSR)
Encouragement AwardsEdit
  • Czechoslovakia: Martin Zhouf
  • France: Bernard Simonay
  • Hungary: Joszef Nemeth
  • Romania: Mihail Gramescu
  • USSR: Lukin Couple

1991: Kraków, Poland (CraCon/PolCon)Edit

European SF AwardEdit

Hall of FameEdit
  • Best Author: Stanisław Lem (Poland)
  • Best Artist: Kaja Saudek (Czechoslovakia)
  • Best Publisher: Unwin/Hyman (United Kingdom)
  • Best Magazine: Interzone (United Kingdom)
  • Best Promoter: Kees van Toorn (Netherlands)
Encouragement AwardsEdit
  • Belgium - Johan Desseyn
  • Bulgaria - Val Todorov
  • Czechoslovakia - Vilma Kadleckova
  • Germany - Maria J. Pfamnholz
  • Italy - Daniele Vecchi
  • Lithuania - Evaldas Livthevicius
  • Netherlands - Paul Harland
  • Romania - Alexandru Ungureanu (new writer)
  • United Kingdom - Eric Brown
  • USSR - Andrei Lazarchuk
  • Romania - Tudor Popa (new artist)
Special Achievement AwardEdit
  • Piotr W. Cholewa and Piotr "Raku" Rak - acknowledging their work for international fandom

1992: Freudenstadt, Germany (FreuCon XII)Edit

Guests of honour: John Brunner, Iain Banks, Norman Spinrad and Daniel Walther

European SF AwardEdit

Hall of FameEdit
  • Best Author: Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (Russia)
  • Best Artist: Teodor Rotrekl (Czechoslovakia)
  • Best Publisher: Wilhelm Heyne Verlag (Germany)
  • Best Magazine: Foundation (United Kingdom)
  • Best Promoter: Alexandre Hlinka & Vladimir Veverka (Czechoslovakia)
Encouragement AwardEdit
  • Romania - Danut Ungureanu

1993: Saint Helier, Jersey (Helicon)Edit

Guests of honour: John Brunner, George R. R. Martin, Karel Thole and Larry van der Putte

European SF AwardEdit

Hall of FameEdit
  • Best Author: Iain Banks (United Kingdom)
  • Best Artist: Jim Burns (United Kingdom)
  • Best Publisher: Phantom Press International (Poland)
  • Best Magazine: Anticipatia (Romania)
  • Best Promoter: Larry van der Putte (Netherlands)
Spirit of Dedication AwardsEdit
  • Best Fanzine: BEM (Spain)
  • Best Work of Art: Gilles Francescano (France)
Encouragement AwardsEdit
  • Belgium: Fons Boelanders
  • France: Jean Pierre Planque
  • Hungary: G. Nagy Pal
  • Italy: Paolo Brera
  • Norway: Cato Sture
  • Poland: Radosław Dylis
  • Russia: Vasily Zvygintsev
  • Slovakia: Josef Zamay
  • Spain: Paco Roca
  • Ukraine: Ludmilla Kozinets
  • United Kingdom: Sue Thomas

1994: Timişoara, RomaniaEdit

Guests of honour: John Brunner, Herbert W. Franke, Joe Haldeman, Moebius and Norman Spinrad in addition to half a dozen 'Special Guests'.

European SF AwardEdit

Hall of FameEdit
  • Best Author: Boris Shtern (Ukraine)
  • Best Artist: Dimitre Iankov (Bulgaria)
  • Best Publisher: Nemira (Romania) +
  • Best Magazine: Jurnalul SF (Romania)
  • Best Promoter: Cornel Secu (Romania)
Honorary AwardEdit
  • Ivailo Runev (Bulgaria - post mortem)
Spirit of Dedication AwardsEdit
Encouragement AwardsEdit
  • Bulgaria: Christo Poshtakov (new author)
  • Finland: Risto Isomaki (new author)
  • United Kingdom: Jeff Noon (new author)
  • Ukraine: Lev Vershenen (new author)
  • Romania: Tudor Popa (new artist)
Special PrizeEdit
  • Alexandru Mironov (Romania) - for his contribution to EuROCon '94

1995: Glasgow, Scotland (Intersection, the event was also the Worldcon)Edit

Guests of honour: Samuel R. Delany, Gerry Anderson, Les Edwards and Vin¢ Clarke

European SF AwardEdit

Hall of FameEdit
  • Best Author: Alain le Bussy (Belgium)
  • Best Artist: Juraj Maxon (Slovakia)
  • Best Publisher: Babel Publications (Netherlands)
  • Best Magazine: Andromeda Nachrichten (Germany)
  • Best Promoter: Jaroslav Olsa (Czech Republic)
Encouragement AwardEdit
  • Sebastian A. Corn (Romania)

1996: Vilnius, Lithuania (Lituanicon)Edit

European SF AwardEdit

Hall of FameEdit
  • Best Author: Andrzej Sapkowski (Poland)
  • Best Artist: Denis Martynets (Ukraine)
  • Best Publisher: Eridanas (Lithuania)
  • Best Magazine: Alien Contact (Germany)
  • Best Promoter: Gediminas Beresnevicius (Lithuania)
  • Best Translator: Aleksander Scherbakov (Russia)
Spirit of Dedication AwardEdit
  • Best Fanzine: SF-Journalen (Sweden - ed. Ahrvid Engholm)
Encouragement AwardsEdit
  • Marian & Sergei Diachenko (Ukraine)
  • George Ceausu (Romania)
Special PrizeEdit
  • Igor Shaganov (Ukraine)

1997: Dublin, Ireland (Octocon)Edit

Guest of honour: Harry Harrison

1999: Dortmund, Germany (Trinity)Edit

Guests of honour: Terry Pratchett, Harry Harrison, Ian Watson, Roger MacBride Allen and Eric A. Stillwell

2000: Gdańsk, Poland (Tricity 2000)Edit

2001: Capidava, Romania (Atlantykron)Edit

Guests of honour: Norman Spinrad, Joe Haldeman, Ion Hobana, and David Lewis Anderson

2002: Chotěboř, Czech Republic (ParCon)Edit

Guests of honour: George R. R. Martin, Robert Holdstock, Jim Burns, Myra Cakan, Kir Bulychev, Andrzej Sapkowski, Rafał Ziemkiewicz, Ernst Uleck, Isobel Carmody, William King, Jaroslav Velinský, Phillipe Coriat, Ondřej Neff, Klaus N. Frick and Martina Pilcerova

2003: Turku, Finland (Finncon)Edit

Guests of honour:: Michael Swanwick, Steve Sansweet, Karolina Bjällerstedt Mickos, Boris Hurtta, Jonathan Clements and Björn Tore Sund

2004: Plovdiv, Bulgaria (BulgaCon)Edit

Guests of honour: Robert Sheckley, Ian Watson, Sergei Lukyanenko, Andrzej Sapkowski, Roberto Quaglia and Patrick Gyger

2005: Glasgow, ScotlandEdit

(Interaction, the event was also the Worldcon). Guests of honour: Greg Pickersgill, Christopher Priest, Robert Sheckley, Lars-Olov Strandberg and Jane Yolen

2006: Kiev, Ukraine (Portal)Edit

Guests of honour: Harry Harrison and Andrzej Sapkowski

2007: Copenhagen, DenmarkEdit

Guests of honour: Anne McCaffrey, Stephen Baxter, Zoran Živković, David A. Hardy, Niels Dalgaard

2008: Moscow, Russia (Roscon / Interpresscon)Edit

Guests of honour: Harry Harrison, Sergei Lukyanenko

2009: Fiuggi, Italy (Deepcon 10)Edit

Guests of honour: Marina Sirtis, Ian Watson

2010: Cieszyn, Poland and Český Těšín, Czech Republic (PolCon/ParCon)Edit

(Event was organized jointly by Czech, Polish and Slovak fandoms. Guests of Honour were Juraj Cervenak (Slovakia), Andrzej Sapkowski (Poland), Miroslav Zamboch (Czech Rep.) and Orson Scott Card (USA).)

2011: Stockholm, SwedenEdit

(The event was also the Swecon) Guests of honour, Elizabeth Bear, Ian McDonald, John-Henri Holmberg, Jukka Halme

2012: Zagreb, Croatia (SFeraKon)Edit

Guests of honour: Tim Powers, Charles Stross, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Darko Macan, Cheryl Morgan. Ghosts of Honour: Joanna Russ, Andre Norton.

Hall of Fame

Spirit of Dedication Award

Honorary Award: Jean Giraud aka Moebius (France)

Honorary Award European Grand Master: Brian Aldiss (UK)

Encouragement Awards:

2013: Kiev, UkraineEdit

2014: Dublin, Ireland - ShamrokonEdit

Guests of honour: Michael Carroll, Seanan McGuire, Andrzej Sapkowski, Ylva Spångberg and

European Grand Master: Jim Fitzpatrick – Ireland

Hall of Fame:[4]

Best Author: Wolfgang Jeschke – Germany
Best Artist: Jim Fitzpatrick – Ireland
Best Publisher: Angry Robot – United Kingdom
Best Magazine: Cosmoport – Belarus
Best Translator: Ms. Kersti Juva – Finland
Best Promoter of Science Fiction: Dave Lally – Ireland

Spirit of Dedication:

Artist: Alexander Prodan – Ukraine
Best Performance: Adaption of Dr. Horribles Sing-along blog – Croatia
Best SF Website: Geek Ireland – Ireland
Best Fanzine: Darker – Russia
Best creator of children’s ScienceFiction or fantasy books:
Oisín McGann* – Ireland
Vladimir Arenev* – Ukraine
  • A tie occurred and both creators are awarded.

Encouragement Awards:

Marco Rauch – Austria
Victor Martinovich – Belarus
Genoveva Detelinova – Bulgaria
Irena Hartmann – Croatia
Míla Linc – Czech Republic
Anthea West – Ireland
Robert M. Wegner – Poland
Rui Alex – Portugal
Eugen Cadaru – Romania
Роман Шмараков/Roman Shmarakov – Russia
Lenka Štiblaríková – Slovakia
Igor Silivra – Ukraine

The Golden Blasters (The National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards)[5] The Golden Blasters are unconnected to the Eurocons and were presented because this event was combined with Ireland's own national convention.

Golden Blaster:ON/OFF
Directed by Thierry Lorenzi
Silver Blaster: Steadfast Stanley
Directed by John Kim
Best Script: The Borders of the Imagination
Written by Benjamin A Friedman
Best Script Honorable Mentions:Once A Hero by Neil Chase and The Almost Dead by Stanley B Eisenhammer

2015: Saint Petersburg, RussiaEdit

2016: Barcelona, SpainEdit

2017: Dortmund, GermanyEdit

Guests of honour: Andreas Eschbach, Dave Hutchinson, Autun Purser and Aleksandar Žiljak.

2018: Amiens, FranceEdit

Eurocon 2018 was hosted by Nemo 2018 from Thursday 19 to Sunday 22 July 2018.

There was a stream of programming on African Science Fiction.

http://eurocon2018.yolasite.com/

2019: Belfast, Northern IrelandEdit

Eurocon 2019 will be hosted by TitanCon Belfast from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 August 2019.

This will be the weekend after Worldcon in Dublin.

http://www.titancon.com/2019/

2020: Rijeka, CroatiaEdit

Eurocon 2020 will be hosted by Rikon from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October 2020.

https://futuricon.eu/

NotesEdit

  • 1985: There is info that 1985 Eurocon had to be held in Riga, Latvia (USSR at the time) but was canceled.
  • 1992: Was to have been Zagreb but war in Croatia required a change of venue.
  • 1998: There was no Eurocon this year, although there was a Euroconference in Croatia.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://esfs.info/
  2. ^ http://www.concatenation.org/conrev/eurocon72.html
  3. ^ http://www.concatenation.org/conrev/eurocon_1_1972.html
  4. ^ https://esfs.info/2014/08/24/415/
  5. ^ "Golden Blaster Awards". Retrieved 5 September 2016.

External linksEdit