GUFF Race

Marcin Klak and Steve & Alice Lawson are this year’s candidates for GUFF, the Get-Up-and-Over Fan Fund. The winner of the race will travel from Europe to Australasia for Continuum, to be held in Melbourne. GUFF is not limited by geography, so anyone may vote. The voting deadline is April 3.
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TAFF Race Underway

Johan Anglemark of Sweden, Fia Karlsson of Sweden, and Helena McCallum of the UK have declared they are running for TAFF, to travel to San Jose for Worldcon 76 in 2018. The voting deadline is April 3.
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ESFS Awards

The European Science Fiction Society presented the 2017 ESFS Awards at Eurocon in Dortmund, Germany on June 17.

Hall of Fame

  • Best Author: Dario Tonani (Italy)
  • Best Artist: (tie) Aurélien Police (France); Judith Clute (United Kingdom)
  • Best Magazine: Supersonic (Spain)
  • Best Publisher: tracus Arte (Romania)
  • Best Promoter: Ian Watson (United Kingdom)
  • Best Translator: Natalia Osoianu (Russia)

Achievement Awards

  • Best Work of Fiction: The Call, by Peadar O’Guilin (Ireland)
  • Best Work of Art: Cover of The 1000 Year Reich, by Juan Miguyel Aguilera (Spain)
  • Best Fanzine: CounterClock (Sweden)
  • Best Internet Publication, Other Than a Fanzine: Diezukunft.de (Germany)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation: Boy 7 (Germany)
  • Best Work for Children: Chasodei, by Natalia Sherba (Ukraine)

Chrysalis Awards

  • Alexander Tsonkov (Bulgaria)
  • Aliaksei Shein (Belarus)
  • David Luna (Spain)
  • Doina Roman (Romania)
  • Emanuela Valentini (Italy)
  • Hanuš Sainer (Czechia)
  • K.A. Terina (Russia)
  • Miro Švercel (Slovakia)
  • Natalia Savchuk (Ukraine)
  • Romain Lucazeau (France)
  • Sarah Maria Griffin (Ireland)

Honorary Award: European Grand Master: Zoran Živković

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GUFF Winner

Australian fan Donna Maree Hanson was named the GUFF winner in a field that included Sam Hawke, Belle McQuattie, and Alexandra Pierce. Originally, Alisa Krasnostein was running with Pierce, but she dropped out after the race began. Hanson won in the fourth round of vote tabulation and will travel to Helsinki for Worldcon 75, to be held August 9-13, 2017.
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2017 GUFF Candidates

Donna Maree Hanson, Sam Hawke, Belle McQuattie, and Alexandra Pierce & Alisa Krasnostein are this year’s candidates for GUFF, the Get-Up-and-Over Fan Fund. The winner of the race will travel from Australasia to Europe for Worldcon 75, next year’s Worldcon in Helsinki. GUFF is not limited by geography, so anyone may vote.
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ESFS Awards

The winners of the 2016 European Science Fiction Society Awards were announced at the 38th Eurocon, in Barcelona.

Hall of Fame

  • Best Author: Tom Crosshill (Latvia)
  • Best Artist: Stephan Martinère (France)
  • Best magazine: Bifrost (France)
  • Best Publisher: Ediciones B (Spain)
  • Best Promoter: (Three-way tie) James Bacon (Ireland), Roberto Quaglia (Italy), Organizers of Archipelacon (Finland & Sweden)
  • Best Translator: Andrew Bromfield (United Kingdom)

Encouragement Awards

  • Juraj Beloševic – Croatia
  • Maria Boyle- Ireland
  • Orshulya Farynyak – Ukraine
  • Maria Gyuzeleva – Bulgaria
  • Jan Hlávka and Jana Vybíralová- Czech Republic
  • Alexandru Lamba – Romania
  • Felicidad Martínez – Spain
  • Kuschuj Nepoma – Russia
  • Mark E. Pocha – Slovakia
  • Rui Ramos- Portugal
  • Melanie Vogeltanz – Austria

Spirit of Dedication Awards

  • Best Author: Guillem López – (Spain)
  • Best Artist: Kristina Bilota Toxicpanda (Croatia)
  • Best Fanzine: SuperSonic (Spain)
  • Best Website: Risingshadow (Finland)
  • Best Dramatic Presentation: (Tie) El Ministerio Del Tiempo(Spain), The Shaman (Austria)
  • Best Creator of Children’s Science Fiction of Fantasy Books: Sofia Rhei (Spain)

Honorary Award: European Grand Master: Herbert W. Franke

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GUFF Candidate Announced

Unlike last year, which saw a four person race to represent Australasia at Loncon 3, this year’s GUFF race to send a European fan to Australasia has only one candidate. Finnfan Jukka Halme is running to attend Contact 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. It is important to get out and vote in a one person Fan Fund race to ensure the fund remains solvent.
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ESFS Awards

The winners of the 2015 European Science Fiction Society Awards were announced April 26 at the 37th Eurocon, in St. Petersburg. The Hall of Fame awards are awarded to people who have had an impact both inside and outside their native country. The Spirit of Dedication awards are presented for works and performances produced since the previous Eurocon.

European Grand Master: Eugene Lukin

Hall of Fame

  • Best Author: China Miéville – United Kingdom
  • Best Artist: Manchu – France
  • Best Publisher: Gollancz – United Kingdom
  • Best Magazine: Fantastica Almanac – Bulgaria
  • Best Translator: Ekaterina Dobrohotova-Majkova – Russia
  • Best Promoter of Science Fiction: Mihaela Marika Perkovic’ – Croatia

Spirit of Dedication:

  • Artist: Serhiy Krykun – Ukraine
  • Best Dramatic Presentation: Song of the Sea – Ireland
  • Best SF Website: Europa SF – Romania
  • Best Fanzine: Pritiazhenie – Russia
  • Best Creator of Children’s Science Fiction or Fantasy Books: (tie) Ruth F. Long – Ireland; Anton Lomaev – Russia

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ESFS Awards Presented

The winners of the 2014 European Science Fiction Society Awards were announced August 24 at Shamrokon, the 36th Eurocon, in Dublin. The Hall of Fame awards are awarded to people who have had an impact both inside and outside their native country. The Spirit of Dedication awards are presented for works and performances produced since the previous Eurocon.

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

Spirit of Dedication:

  • Artist: Alexander Prodan – Ukraine
  • Best Performance: Adaption of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – Croatia
  • Best SF Website: Geek Ireland – Ireland
  • Best Fanzine: Darker – Russia
  • Best Creator of Children’s Science Fiction or Fantasy Books: (tie) Oisín McGann – Ireland; Vladimir Arenev – Ukraine

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ESFS Nominations

The year’s winners will be announced at Shamrokon, the Eurocon in Dublin in August 2014.

HALL OF FAME

These Awards are awarded to people who have had an impact both inside and outside their native country.

Best Author:

  • Ulrike Schmitzer – Austria
  • Сергей Булыга/Sergey Bulyga – Belarus
  • Nikolay Tellalov – Bulgaria
  • Vilma Kadlečková – Czech Republic
  • Jean-Claude Dunyach – France
  • Wolfgang Jeschke – Germany
  • Dario Tonani – Italy
  • Romeu de Melo – Portugal
  • Liviu Radu – Romania
  • Вадим Панов/Vadim Panov – Russia
  • Juraj Červenák – Slovakia
  • Yana Dubinianska – Ukraine
  • Paul McAuley – United Kingdom

Best Translator:

  • D. Mogilevcev, K. Kurchenkova – Belarus
  • Sara Doke – Belgium
  • Adrian Lazarovski – Bulgaria
  • Jan Kantůrek – Czech Republic
  • Ms. Kersti Juva – Finland
  • Bernhard Kempen – Germany
  • Marco Crosa – Italy
  • Jorge Candeias – Portugal
  • Mihai Dan Pavelescu – Romania
  • Кирилл Плешков/Kirill Pleshkov – Russia
  • Sergey Legeza – Ukraine

Best Promoter:

  • Wolfgang Niederwieser – Austria
  • Raisa Borovikova – Belarus
  • The team of the Citadel (Citadelata.com) – Bulgaria
  • Mihaela Marija Perkovic – Croatia
  • Toni Jerrman – Finland
  • Dominique Martel and Ellen Hertzfeld (Quarante-Deux team) – France
  • Hermann Ritter – Germany
  • Dave Lally – Ireland
  • Silvio Sosio – Italy
  • Marcelina Gama Leandro – Portugal
  • Eugen Lenghel – Romania
  • Александр Сидорович/Alexandr Sidorovich- Russia
  • Katka Bajzíková (Slavcon) – Slovakia
  • Brian Aldiss – United Kingdom
  • Yuriy Shevela – Ukraine

Best Magazine:

  • Visionarium – Austria
  • Cosmoport – Belarus
  • Almanah Fantastika – Bulgaria
  • phantastisch! – Germany
  • Fantasy & Science Fiction – Italy
  • CPSF Anticipatia – Romania
  • UFO (Ukrainian SFF Review) – Ukraine

Best Publisher

  • Septime – Austria
  • Galiafy – Belarus
  • Bard – Bulgaria
  • Argo – Czech Republic
  • L’Atalante – France
  • Ernst Wurdack – Germany
  • Swan River Press – Ireland
  • Delos Digital – Italy
  • Editura Tracus Arte – Romania
  • Азбука/Azbooka – Russia
  • Aertis Omnis – Slovakia
  • Angry Robot – United Kingdom
  • Family Leisure Club – Ukraine

Best Artist:

  • Johann Peterka – Austria
  • Валерий Слаук/Valeriy Slauk – Belarus
  • Petar Stanimirov – Bulgaria
  • Pavel Čech – Czech Republic
  • Didier Graffet – France
  • Lothar Bauer – Germany
  • Jim Fitzpatrick – Ireland
  • Tomasz Baginski – Poland
  • Pedro Piedade Marques – Portugal
  • Catalin Negrea – Romania
  • Сергей Шикин/Sergey Shikin – Russia
  • Michal Ivan – Slovakia
  • Alexander Prodan – Ukraine

SPIRIT OF DEDICATION AWARD

These Awards are presented for works and performances produced since the previous Eurocon.

Artist

  • Petar Stanimirov – Bulgaria
  • Manchu – France
  • Marian Mirescu – Romania
  • Игорь Савин/Igor Savin – Russia
  • Alexander Prodan – Ukraine

Best Fanzine

  • Citadelata – Bulgaria
  • Présences d’esprits – France
  • Antologia Fénix de Ficção Científica e Fantasia – Portugal
  • Gazeta SF – Romania
  • Darker – Russia
  • Jashubeg en Jered – Slovenia
  • Fantasy World – Ukraine

Best Website

  • SciFi.bg – Bulgaria
  • Inverzija – Croatia
  • SF – France
  • Geek Ireland – Ireland
  • Helice – Spain
  • Fandom SK – Slovakia
  • Архив БВИ/BVI Archive – Russia
  • Star Fort – Ukraine

Best Dramatic Presentation

  • Aurelion: Eternal Balance – Bulgaria
  • Adaptation of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog – Croatia
  • Adrian Chifu – Romania
  • Трудно быть богом/Trudno byt bogom – Russia
  • Liubomyr Levytskiy (Unforgotten Shadows) – Ukraine

Best creator of children’s SF or fantasy books

  • Nikola Raykov – Bulgaria
  • Oisín McGann – Ireland
  • Vladimir Arenev – Ukraine
  • Julia Donaldson – United Kingdom

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