The European Science Fiction Society is an international organisation
of SF professionals and fans who are committed to promoting Science Fiction
in Europe and European Science Fiction worldwide.
The organisation was founded at the first European Science Fiction Convention,
Eurocon, which was held in 1972 in Trieste, Italy. Since that time, the
organisation has organized European Science Fiction Conventions (Eurocons)
at least every two years. The organisation also administrates the European
We hope these pages will give you an idea of the activities of the European
SF Society and the European SF Awards.
Do you plan to bid for running an Eurocon? Take some time to read:
How To Run A Eurocon
This guide is purely guidance: it is not formally part of the ESFS constitution (which does contain some binding parameters on Eurocon organisers). The version here is a draft that arose out of an open consultation following ESFS' 2006 business meeting in Kiev. Following the consultation further comment was provided by two Eurocon regulars (one an ESFS Officer and the other an SF professional). Following discussion at the ESFS 2007 business meeting in Copenhagen it was agreed that the ESFS Officers would arrange with the guide's compilers some further minor changes. This project was conducted with the assistance of the Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation. Comments are most welcome especially from those considering submitting a bid. Depending on comments received in the next few years -- be they corrections, further suggestions or comments on usefulness -- this guidance may be refined or expanded. (Comments may be sent to ESFS via the adress at the bottom of this page and/or to eurocon [dot] guide [at] concatenation [dot] org.)
Expo Plaza, Kiev, Ukraine
11-14 IV 2013
(April 11-14, 2013)
Venue: Kiev Expo Plaza (www.expoplaza.kiev.ua, Nearest Kiev Metro Stn: Nyvky/Nivky [Red line-western end : Akademmistechko <-> Lisova.]
Click here to see all the nominations for the 2013 ESFS Awards !
22-25 VIII 2014
(August 22-24, 2014)
(1 week after proposed London Worldcon 2014)
Burlington Hotel Upper Leeson St
Dublin 4 Ireland
Nearest Rail Station: Grand Canal Dock: on the DART [Dublin Area Rapid Transit] Line -southern end (Malahide/Howth->Dublin Connolly->Bray /Greystones)
[Nota Bene: there are plans underway for 6 "SF Linkcons" starting Tue 12 (2 days before London Worldcon)and ending Fri 29 (4 days after end of Eurocon) VIII 2014. Visits to SF -related sites in England, Wales and both parts of Ireland (by rail,coach and ferry). Go on Facebook Gp page "SF LInkcons..." for further information (the SFLs are not officially connected with 2014 Dublin Eurocon /London Worldcon).
|Euroconference 2014- Bucarest, Romania
probable dates : 15-18 V 2014.
More details soon. www.srsff.ro
|---Future Possible Eurocon Bids -beyond 2014 In no way whatsoever are these following Cons confirmed- they are still subject to a formal bid at, and then voting at, the appropriate Eurocon shown. They are merely inserted here for information purposes and may be withdrawn, replaced or countered by an alternative Eurocon bid for that year.
2015-St Petersburg,Russia (to be voted on at Eurocon 2013)
2016-Antwerp, Belgium (ditto -at 2014)
2017-Helsinki, Finland (ditto -at 2015)
2017-Dortmund/Germany in 2017 (by DORT.con-Team)
As re-elected at Cieszyn 2010, Poland:
Chairman: David Lally (Ireland)
Secretary: Bridget Wilkinson (England)
Treasurer: Piotr Cholewa (Poland)
Vice Chairman: Roberto Quaglia (Italy)
SF Conventions (Cons) are the very lifeblood of SF fans and fandom. They allow fans to meet, interact and discuss their favourite subject : SF (Science Fiction, which includes fantasy and horror etc). The following Conventions have been designated by ESFS (according to its Statutes) as either the European SF Convention (Eurocon) or as a "Euroconference" for the year mentioned.
Con Organisers : see our Statutes about proposing your own Con as a future Eurocon - that for 2013 is due to be bid for at Eurocon 2011.
The following Notes apply to these listings : All dates are shown as day then (in Roman numerals) the Month so eg 8th March is shown as 8 III (not 08/03 which could be confused as 3rd of August); (1) the National SF Con (NatCon) of that country or countries concerned, for that year; (2) for Italy; (3) jointly for Czech Rep and for Slovakia; (4) for Poland; (5) for the UK ; (6) The SF Con held around or near to the Baltic, usually annually); (7) for Sweden; * (in front of entire entry) = nothing confirmed, (in front of other items eg date/venue) = only that aspect not confirmed, all else confirmed.
If travelling in any of these areas during their Con dates, send an advance e-mail to the organisers : they will make you very welcome at their Con.
[ A much fuller listing of SF Cons world wide including Worldcons, EuroCons, National, regional and local Cons) can be found in English on the following websites by using this key search word "+SF con" after these key search words :
"ansible", "locus", "wilf james", "concatenation" ]
NEWS OF EUROCONS
News of forthcoming Eurocons can be found on respective individual Eurocon websites (see above previous section). A number of websites do carry SF news (you can Google to find these) and a few do carry Eurocon and ESFS news, but the Science Fact & Science Fiction Concatenation has for some years regularly maintained a special section on 'Eurocon/Worldcon' news on its seasonal science fiction news page.
ESFS promotes SF in European countries where it can (and also further afield) and so here's a page where we list World SF events and the NatCons in various European countries -- where known
MAIN WEBSITE UPDATES
September 2009 - 2010 Awards, Eurocon 2010 voting results
May 2009 - 2009 Awards, Eurocon 2009 voting results
June 2008 - 2008 Awards, Eurocon 2008 voting results, added video page
October 2007 - 2007 Awards, Eurocon 2007 voting results
August 2007 - statute changes
April 2006 - 2006 Awards, Eurocon
2006 voting results, statute changes
September 2005 - 2005 Awards, new officers, Eurocon 2005 voting results
September 2004 - 2004 Awards, Eurocon 2004 voting results
July 2002 - 2002 Awards, new officers, Eurocon 2003 voting results
May 2002 - 2001 Awards updated
March 2002 - SF links for United Kingdom updated
February 2001 - ESFS Awards 2000 included
October 2000 - SF links for Russia updated; SF links for Portugal added
May 2000 - SF links for Portugal added
May 2000 - SF links for Spain added