Izazov krvi wins the Artefakt

The YA novel Izazov krvi (The Challenge of Blood) by Vesna Kurilic won the Artefakt Award, one of the two Croatian science fiction awards. Artefakt has been awarded since 2010 and, in its categories of YA and children’s fiction, it features a special jury, one made up of the young members of reader’s clubs lead […]

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Unintended consequences & literary awards

The Hugos, voting systems and supporting memberships are a hot topic in SF fandom these days. I have a lot to say about it, but running a con while working full-time hours as a freelancer will severely limit one’s free time (translation: I have 3 different Hugo-related articles pending that might or might not ever […]

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The SFERA Awards for 2014

SFERA, established in 1981, is the oldest genre award in the region and the most prestigious one in Croatia. It was founded by the Zagreb based science fiction society SFera, after which it was named. It’s just spelled differently. The idea was to try and popularize science fiction as a genre and to stimulate its […]

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Croatia wins two ESFS Awards!

And one of them is for me as best promoter! Having won an award for doing something I love – promoting science fiction – would have been great news and reason to celebrate any day. But winning one at a Russian Eurocon makes me twice as happy! I have an old report card from school […]

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ESFS Awards Nominations & Eurocon 2015

This year’s Eurocon, Worldcon’s European, smaller and younger cousin, will be held from April 23 to April 26, 2015 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Founded in 1972 at the first meeting of the European Science Fiction Society (ESFS), Eurocon follows the pattern of Worldcons and bid for and then hosted in various places throughout Europe selected by […]

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