ESFS Award Winners 2016!

The European Science Fiction Society (ESFS) 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.
One of their aims is encouraging people who are active in SF-fandom with their award. This time the awarding ceremony had been in Barcelona in Nomvember 2016.

The ESFS-Flag is presented! Photo by Nina Horvath.
The ESFS-Flag is presented! Photo by Nina Horvath.

And here are the winners!

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

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/The Ministry of Time (Spain), The Shaman (Austria)

BEST CREATOR OF CHILDREN’S SCIENCE FICTION OR FANTASY BOOKS:
Sofia Rhei (Spain)

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ESFS-Awards for Austria. Photo by Jürgen Lautner.

And there was a very special award this time: For the European Grand Master!

This time this outstanding award went to the Austrian H.W. Franke!

About Nina Horvath 113 Articles
Nina Horvath has studied at the University of Vienna. Her mother tongue is German. She is a keen author of short stories and published over two dozens in zines and anthologies. Her favourite genre is science-fiction. She had also been editor of the short story collections "Die Schattenuhr", "Metamorphosen - Auf den Spuren H.P. Lovecrafts" and "Darwins Schildkröte". In 2012 she won the awards "Vincent Preis" for the best horror anthology and the "Deutscher Phantastik Preis" for the best fantastic short story. (This one was also 3rd at the "DSFP" for the best science-fiction story.)

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