Eurocon

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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.[1] 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.[2]

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European SF Awards[edit]

The European SF Awards are annual awards governed by the European Science Fiction Society.[3] since 1972 mostly during Eurocons.[4] The awards are given to works of fiction (science fiction or fantasy) or related to that field.[4]

Rules[edit]

1. Must be a work of Science Fiction or Fantasy, or related to Science Fiction or Fantasy; 2. The majority of the work is by a person or a group of people who were born in, or are a citizen of, a European Country (Appendix 1); 3. The works were first released in the two calendar years prior to the year of the current Eurocon; 4. If a work has won an ESFS Achievement award, it can not be nominated again in the same category.[4]

Current annual awards[edit]

As of 2020, the following are awarded each year:

Special Awards[edit]
  • The Chrysalis Awards
  • The Achievement Awards
  • The Hall of Fame
  • The European Grandmaster
Achievement Award categories[edit]
  • Best work of Art
  • Best written work of Fiction
  • Best Dramatic Presentation
  • Best Fanzine
  • Best Work for Children
  • Best Internet Publication, other than a fanzine
Hall of Fame Award categories[edit]

Winners can only be admitted once.

  • Best Artist
  • Best Author
  • Best Publisher
  • Best Promoter of Science Fiction
  • Best Magazine
  • Best Translator

List of Eurocons[edit]

Year City Country Guests of honor
1st 1972 Trieste Italy Italy John Brunner, Kurt Steiner (André Ruellan) and Roberto Vacca
2nd 1974 Grenoble France France
3rd 1976 Poznań Poland Poland
4th 1978 Brussels Belgium Belgium
5th 1980 Stresa Italy Italy
6th 1982 Mönchengladbach Germany West Germany
7th 1983 Ljubljana Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
8th 1984 Brighton United Kingdom United Kingdom Christopher Priest, Roger Zelazny, Pierre Barbet, Josef Nesvadba and Waldemar Kumming
9th 1986 Zagreb Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Sam Lundwall
10th 1987 Montpellier France France
11th 1988 Budapest Hungary Hungary
12th 1989 City of San Marino San Marino
13th 1990 Fayence France France
14th 1991 Kraków Poland Poland
15th 1992 Freudenstadt Germany Germany John Brunner, Iain Banks, Norman Spinrad and Daniel Walther
16th 1993 Saint Helier United Kingdom Jersey John Brunner, George R. R. Martin, Karel Thole and Larry van der Putte
17th 1994 Timişoara Romania Romania John Brunner, Herbert W. Franke, Joe Haldeman, Moebius and Norman Spinrad
18th 1995 Glasgow Scotland Scotland Samuel R. Delany, Gerry Anderson, Les Edwards and Vin¢ Clarke (also Worldcon)
19th 1996 Vilnius Lithuania Lithuania
20th 1997 Dublin Republic of Ireland Ireland Harry Harrison
21st 1999 Dortmund Germany Germany Terry Pratchett, Harry Harrison, Ian Watson, Roger MacBride Allen and Eric A. Stillwell
22nd 2000 Gdańsk Poland Poland
23rd 2001 Capidava Romania Romania Norman Spinrad, Joe Haldeman, Ion Hobana, and David Lewis Anderson
24th 2002 Chotěboř Czech Republic Czech Republic 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
25th 2003 Turku Finland Finland Michael Swanwick, Steve Sansweet, Karolina Bjällerstedt Mickos, Boris Hurtta, Jonathan Clements and Björn Tore Sund
26th 2004 Plovdiv Bulgaria Bulgaria Robert Sheckley, Ian Watson, Sergei Lukyanenko, Andrzej Sapkowski, Roberto Quaglia and Patrick Gyger
27th 2005 Glasgow Scotland Scotland Greg Pickersgill, Christopher Priest, Robert Sheckley, Lars-Olov Strandberg and Jane Yolen (also Worldcon)
28th 2006 Kiev[5] Ukraine Ukraine Harry Harrison and Andrzej Sapkowski
29th 2007 Copenhagen[6] Denmark Denmark Anne McCaffrey, Stephen Baxter, Zoran Živković, David A. Hardy, Niels Dalgaard
30th 2008 Moscow Russia Russia Harry Harrison, Sergei Lukyanenko
31st 2009 Fiuggi[7] Italy Italy Marina Sirtis, Ian Watson
32nd 2010 Cieszyn and Český Těšín Eurocon 2010 in Cieszyn, Poland & Czech Poland Poland and Czech Republic Czech Republic Event was organized jointly by Czech, Polish and Slovak fandoms. Guests of Honour were Juraj Cervenak (Slovakia), Andrzej Sapkowski (Poland), Miroslav Zamboch (Czech Republic) and Orson Scott Card (USA).
33rd 2011 Stockholm[8] Sweden Sweden Elizabeth Bear, Ian McDonald, John-Henri Holmberg, Jukka Halme
34th 2012 Zagreb[9] Croatia Croatia Tim Powers, Charles Stross, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Darko Macan, Cheryl Morgan. Ghosts of Honour: Joanna Russ, Andre Norton
35th 2013 Kiev[10] Ukraine Ukraine
36th 2014 Dublin Republic of Ireland Ireland Michael Carroll, Seanan McGuire, Andrzej Sapkowski, Ylva Spångberg
37th 2015 Saint Petersburg Russia Russia
38th 2016 Barcelona Spain Spain
39th 2017 Dortmund Germany Germany Andreas Eschbach, Dave Hutchinson, Autun Purser and Aleksandar Žiljak
40th 2018 Amiens France France
41st 2019 Belfast[11] Northern Ireland Guest of Honour: George R. R. Martin, Comics Guest of Honour: James Roberts, Toastmutant: Pat Cadigan & Peadar Ó Guilín
42nd 2020 Rijeka Croatia Croatia
43rd 2021 Fiuggi Italy Italy

1972 European SF Awards: Trieste, Italy[edit]

The first Eurocon was in Trieste.[12] 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, and Carlo Frabetti.[13]

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.

Special awards[edit]

  • 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)

Awards[edit]

  • 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 European SF Awards: Grenoble, France[edit]

1976 European SF Awards: Poznań, Poland[edit]

  • 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 Awards[edit]
  • 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 European SF Awards: Brussels, Belgium[edit]

Science Fiction Awards[edit]
  • 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 Award[edit]
  • 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 European SF Awards: Stresa, Italy[edit]

  • 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 Awards[edit]
  • 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 European SF Awards: Mönchengladbach, West Germany[edit]

  • 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 European SF Awards: Ljubljana, Yugoslavia[edit]

  • 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 European SF Awards: Brighton, United Kingdom (SeaCon'84)[edit]

SeaCon'84 guests of honour
Christopher Priest, Roger Zelazny, Pierre Barbet, Josef Nesvadba and Waldemar Kumming
  • 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: Rainer Erler [de] (West Germany); Chinghiz Aitmatov (Soviet Union)
  • Film Director: Piotr Szulkin (Poland); Marcell Jankovics (Hungary)

1986 European SF Awards: Zagreb, Yugoslavia (Ballcon)[edit]

Ballcon guest of honour
Sam Lundwall
  • 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 European SF Awards: Montpellier, France[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]
  • Author: Liubomor Nikolov (for the novel Earthform in the Summerwind)
  • Artist: Rumen Urumov
France[edit]
  • 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 Republic[edit]
  • Lichtjahr - almanac edited by Eric Simon
Hungary[edit]
  • Author: Miklos Monus (for the novel He and It)
  • Artist: Csaba Jancso (for graphic work)
  • Publisher: Nepszava Publishing House
  • Fanzine: Metamorphozis
Italy[edit]
  • 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
Poland[edit]
  • Lifelong Literary Achievement: Wiktor Żwikiewicz
  • Publisher: Iskry Publishing House
  • Fanzine: Feniks
Portugal[edit]
  • 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)
Romania[edit]
  • 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
Spain[edit]
  • Fanzine: Transito

1988 European SF Awards: Budapest, Hungary[edit]

1989 European SF Awards: San Marino[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]
  • Lifelong Literary Achievement: Vessella Lutzkanova
  • Artist: Plamen Avramov
  • Magazine: FEP ("Fantastika, Evristika, Prognostika")
Finland[edit]
  • Author: Karl Nenonen
  • Publisher: Ursa Publishing House
  • Magazine: Portti
Hungary[edit]
  • Lifelong Literary Achievement: Laszlo Lorincze
  • Author: Hugo Preyer (for the novel Galaktikai jatekom)
  • Artist: Ivan Marko
  • Publisher: Vega Publishing House
  • Magazine: Elixir
Italy[edit]
  • Lifelong Literary Achievement: Lino Aldani
  • Lifelong Artistic Achievement: Karel Thole
  • Promoter: Ernesto Vegetti
  • Publisher: Marino Solfanelli Publishing House
  • Magazine: Urania
Poland[edit]
  • Critic: Andrzej Niewiadowski
  • Artist: Dariusz Chojnacki
  • Publisher: Alfa Publishing House
  • The editorial staff of the magazines Fantasyka, MalaFantasyka, Fantasyka Comics
Portugal[edit]
  • Author: Romeu de Melo
  • Publisher: Livros do Brasil (for Argonauta series)
Romania[edit]
  • 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
Spain[edit]
  • Author: Carlos Cidoncha
  • Fanzine: Berserkr
Yugoslavia[edit]
  • Artist: Igor Kordey
  • Bibliography: Zivko Prodanovich (for his SF Bibliography in Braille)

1990 European SF Awards: Fayence, France[edit]

Hall of Fame
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 Awards
Czechoslovakia: Martin Zhouf
France: Bernard Simonay
Hungary: Joszef Nemeth
Romania: Mihail Gramescu
USSR: Lukin Couple

1991 European SF Awards: Kraków, Poland (CraCon/PolCon)[edit]

Hall of Fame
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 Awards
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 Award
Piotr W. Cholewa and Piotr "Raku" Rak - acknowledging their work for international fandom

1992 European SF Awards: Freudenstadt, Germany (FreuCon XII)[edit]

FreuCon XII guests of honour
John Brunner, Iain Banks, Norman Spinrad, and Daniel Walther
Hall of Fame
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 Award
Romania - Danut Ungureanu

1993 European SF Awards: Saint Helier, Jersey (Helicon)[edit]

Helicon guests of honour
John Brunner, George R. R. Martin, Karel Thole and Larry van der Putte
Hall of Fame
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 Awards
Best Fanzine: BEM (Spain)
Best Work of Art: Gilles Francescano (France)
Encouragement Awards
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 European SF Awards: Timişoara, Romania[edit]

Guests of honour
John Brunner, Herbert W. Franke, Joe Haldeman, Moebius and Norman Spinrad in addition to half a dozen 'Special Guests'.
Hall of Fame
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 Award
Ivailo Runev (Bulgaria - post mortem)
Spirit of Dedication Awards
Best Fanzine: The Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation; (United Kingdom)[14]
Best Performance: Adrian Budritzan's Laser Show (Romania)
Best Work of Art: Tudor Popa (Romania)
Encouragement Awards
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 Prize
Alexandru Mironov (Romania) – for his contribution to EuROCon '94

1995 European SF Awards: Glasgow, Scotland[edit]

53rd World Science Fiction Convention Intersection; the event was also the 1995 Worldcon.

Guests of honour
Samuel R. Delany, Gerry Anderson, Les Edwards and Vin¢ Clarke
Hall of Fame
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 Award
Sebastian A. Corn (Romania)

1996 European SF Awards: Vilnius, Lithuania (Lituanicon)[edit]

Hall of Fame
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 Award
Best Fanzine: SF-Journalen (Sweden - ed. Ahrvid Engholm)
Encouragement Awards
Marian & Sergei Diachenko (Ukraine)
George Ceausu (Romania)
Special Prize
Igor Shaganov (Ukraine)

1997: Dublin, Ireland (Octocon)[edit]

Octocon guest of honour
Harry Harrison

1999: Dortmund, Germany (Trinity)[edit]

Trinity 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]

Atlantykron guests of honour
Norman Spinrad, Joe Haldeman, Ion Hobana, and David Lewis Anderson

2002: Chotěboř, Czech Republic (ParCon)[edit]

ParCon 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]

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

2004: Plovdiv, Bulgaria (BulgaCon)[edit]

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

2005: Glasgow, Scotland[edit]

Event celebrated the 63rd World Science Fiction Convention Interaction and was also that year's Worldcon.

Guests of honour
Greg Pickersgill, Christopher Priest, Robert Sheckley, Lars-Olov Strandberg, and Jane Yolen

2006: Kiev, Ukraine[edit]

Guests of honour
Harry Harrison and Andrzej Sapkowski

2007: Copenhagen, Denmark[edit]

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

2008: Moscow, Russia (Roscon / Interpresscon)[edit]

Roscon / Interpresscon guests of honour
Harry Harrison, Sergei Lukyanenko

2009: Fiuggi, Italy (Deepcon 10)[edit]

Deepcon 10 guests of honour
Marina Sirtis, Ian Watson

2010: Cieszyn, Poland and Český Těšín, Czech Republic (PolCon/ParCon)[edit]

The PolCon/ParCon combined event was organized jointly by Czech, Polish, and Slovak fandoms.

Guests of Honour
Juraj Cervenak (Slovakia), Andrzej Sapkowski (Poland), Miroslav Zamboch (Czech Rep.) and Orson Scott Card (USA).)

2011: Stockholm, Sweden (and Swecon)[edit]

Swecon guests of honour
Elizabeth Bear, Ian McDonald, John-Henri Holmberg, Jukka Halme

2012: Zagreb, Croatia[edit]

SFeraKon guests of honour
Tim Powers, Charles Stross, Dmitry Glukhovsky, Darko Macan, Cheryl Morgan.
"Ghosts" of Honour
Joanna Russ, Andre Norton.
Hall of Fame
Best Author: Ian McDonald (UK)
Best Artist: Nela Dunato (Croatia)
Best Translator: Pavel Weigel (Czech Republic)
Best Promoter: SF Encyclopedia Online Team (UK)
Best Publisher: Ailleurs et demain [fr], Éditions Robert Laffont (France)
Best Magazine: Galaxies SF [fr] (France)
Best Dramatic Presentation: Divadelni Spolek Kaspar (Czech Republic), for its adaptation of Daniel Keyes’s novella Flowers for Algernon
Best Website: Science Fact and Science Fiction Concatenation (UK)
Best artist: Zdenko Bašić (Croatia)
Best fanzine: Eridan (Croatia)
Honorary Award
Jean Giraud aka Moebius (France)
Honorary Award – European Grand Master
Brian Aldiss (UK)
Encouragement Awards
Oleksandra Ruda (Ukraine)
Katarina Brbora (Croatia)
Istvan Marki (Hungary)
Illy Tyo (Russia)
Aleš Oblak (Slovenia)
Oliviu Craznic (Romania)
Rod Rees (UK)
Lucia Droppova (Slovakia)
Jan "Johnak" Kotouc]] (Czech Republic)

2013: Kiev, Ukraine[edit]

2014: Dublin, Ireland[edit]

Shamrokon guests of honour
Michael Carroll, Seanan McGuire, Andrzej Sapkowski, Ylva Spångberg
European Grand Master
Jim Fitzpatrick – Ireland
Hall of Fame
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[15]
Spirit of Dedication Awards
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 National Irish Science Fiction Film Awards (The Golden Blasters)[edit]

The Golden Blasters[16] are unconnected to the Eurocons and were presented because this event was combined with Ireland's own national convention.

Golden Blaster[edit]
ON/OFF; directed by Thierry Lorenzi
Silver Blaster[edit]
Steadfast Stanley; directed by John Kim
Best Script[edit]
The Borders of the Imagination; written by Benjamin A. Friedman
Best Script Honorable Mentions[edit]
Once a Hero by Neil Chase; and The Almost Dead by Stanley B. Eisenhammer

2015: Saint Petersburg, Russia[edit]

2016: Barcelona, Spain[edit]

2017: Dortmund, Germany[edit]

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

2018: Amiens, France[edit]

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.[17]

2019: Belfast, Northern Ireland[edit]

Eurocon 2019 was hosted by TitanCon Belfast from Thursday 22 to Saturday 24 August 2019. This was the weekend after Worldcon in Dublin.

2020: Rijeka, Croatia[edit]

Eurocon 2020 will be hosted by Rikon from Friday 2 to Sunday 4 October 2020.[18]

2021: Fiuggi, Italy[edit]

Eurocon 2021 will be hosted in Italy by DeepCon from Thursday 18 March to Sunday 21 March, 2021.[19]

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Iannuzzi, Giulia (2016-01-01). "Electric hive minds: Italian science fiction fandom in the Digital Age". Journal of Romance Studies. 16 (1). doi:10.3167/jrs.2016.160107. ISSN 1473-3536.
  2. ^ "European Science Fiction Society | Promoting Science Fiction in Europe and European Science Fiction worldwide". Esfs.info. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  3. ^ "About EuroCon". TitanCon Belfast. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  4. ^ a b c "Rules of the European Science Fiction Awards". European Science Fiction Society. Retrieved 5 September 2019.
  5. ^ *Eurocon 2006 in Kiev, Ukraine
  6. ^ Eurocon 2007 in Copenhagen, Denmark
  7. ^ *Eurocon 2009 in Fiuggi, Italy
  8. ^ Eurocon 2011 in Stockholm, Sweden
  9. ^ Eurocon 2012 in Zagreb, Croatia
  10. ^ Eurocon 2013 in Kiev, Ukraine
  11. ^ Eurocon 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland
  12. ^ "Eurocon". Concatenation.org. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  13. ^ "The 2014 Science Fiction Worldcon – Loncon 3". Concatenation.org. 1972-07-16. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  14. ^ "Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation". Concatenation.org. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  15. ^ no citation info given
  16. ^ "Golden Blaster Awards". Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  17. ^ "Eurocon 2018". Eurocon2018.yolasite.com. 2016-11-05. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  18. ^ [1][dead link]
  19. ^ Articolo di S*. "L'Eurocon 2021 sarà in Italia". Fantascienza.com. Retrieved 2020-01-14.

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