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.
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)
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)
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!