„The Goals of the European Science Fiction Society are :

(a) to find ways and means of establishing contacts between the Science Fiction (SF) professionals and fans;
(b) to ensure better mutual knowledge of SF literature and arts and of fandom activity in the European countries;
(c) to propose the cognition of European SF in the rest of the world.

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 European Science Fiction Society (ESFS) Statutes

Zagreb, Facultatea de Electrotehnică și Informatică, locul desfășurării Eurocon-ului 2012 (SFeraKon 34), organizator : asociația SFera, Zagreb, Croația

și Hotel International (Miramarska 24, Zagreb), joi 26 - vineri 27 aprilie 2012 :

Site-ul Eurocon-ului 2012, KONTAKT, a postat o însemnare despre SRSFF și articolul pe care l-am scris despre viitorul eveniment :

Friendly voices from Romania

Societatea Romana de Science Fiction si Fantasy (SRSFF) held a contest awarding the winners with their anthology Pangaia.
To win, contestant had to answer correctly to all the questions that were connected with Eurocon 2012 host – Croatia. Besides the contest, they announced Kontakt, and gave their experiences with previous Eurocons, as well as a short history of this manifestation and how it all started – Yes, Romanian fandom is partly to blame for starting it all in the 70-ies ! Be sure to buy them a drink when you meet them at Kontakt ! ( :)) - nota mea)

You can check the article here, where you will also find stories of Croatian SF authors translated in Romanian

Deja sînt 8 români înscriși la Eurocon 2012 și cu siguranță numărul participanților din România va crește:

Cristian-Mihail Teodorescu
Cristian Corneliu Tamaș
Antuza Genescu
Eugen Lenghel
Ștefania Rusoiu
Laurențiu Demetrovici
Laurențiu Nistorescu
Viorel Pîrligras

Lista înscrișilor, aici.


Zagreb, Facultatea de Electrotehnică și Informatică, (FER = Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva, strada Unska nr.3 ), locul desfășurării Eurocon-ului 2012

și Hotel International (Miramarska 24, Zagreb), joi 26 - vineri 27 aprilie 2012 :

What to expect ?

You can definitely expect varied programming with parallel programme tracks and at least one programme item in English at all times.

We have a lot of experience with organizing conventions. Zagreb’s SFeraKon convention, which we organize every year, is the longest-running and the biggest annual science fiction convention in Croatia and this part of Europe. The first SFeraKon was held in 1979, and Eurocon convention called Ballcon was held in Zagreb in 1986. Usually more than 800 participants and visitors from all over Croatia and the region roam the convention halls and we had guests of honour such as Frederik Pohl, Robert Silverberg, Guy Gavriel Kay, Lois McMaster Bujold, Michael Swanwick, Bruce Sterling etc.

This is how we do it : The formal part

SFeraKon is held during the last full weekend in April (Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 26-29.04.2012). The main, formal part of the program consists of lectures (topics: SF literature, SF cinema, science in SF), book promotions (Croatian editions of foreign books, especially books written by Croatian authors), panels and movie screenings. Every year we invite a world-famous science fiction author as a guest of honor, who also gives lectures and/or holds writing workshops.

In an effort to raise the quality standards and popularize and encourage domestic SF production, the SFera Society has been awarding the annual SFERA Award since 1981. The SFERA Award is the only national award for the SF genre in Croatia and it is presented during the SFERA Award Ceremony, the central event of SFeraKon. This is when the awards for best literary and art submissions for children are presented as well.

This is how we do it : The informal part

What’s a convention without the fun stuff ? The less formal but equally important part of each SFeraKon consists of quizzes, workshops, gaming tournaments, auctions, debates, costume competitions, different kinds of games, etc.

Amplasarea Facultății de Electrotehnică și Informatică, (FER = Fakultet elektrotehnike i računarstva, strada Unska nr.3 ), locul desfășurării Eurocon-ului 2012.

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