APPENDIX TO ROMANIAN EUROCON NOMINATIONS
GHEORGHE SĂSĂRMAN is one of the most prolific Romanian science fiction writers of all time. At the 1980 Italian Eurocon held in Streza, Sasarman was awarded the Europa Prize for the novel 2000, which was translated into German and published by the Fisher Verlag PH in Munich. His seminal work, Cuadratura Cercului (Squaring the Circle), published in 1978 at Dacia Publishing House, has been translated into French, Spanish, German and English (by Ursula K. LeGuin). Many of his short stories have been translated in Hungarian, Russian, Italian, German, French, Serbian. His latest novel, Adevărata cronică a morții lui Yeșua Ha-Nozri (The True Chronic of the Death of Yeșua Ha-Nozri) released in 2016 by Polirom is currently being translated into German. A translation of his book Squaring the Circle was published this year (June) in Japan.
CĂTĂLIN NEGREA is an important name in the new generation of Romanian artists. His art includes both digital (70%) and non-digital (30%) works, and revolves around the paradoxical connections within the space-time paradigm. Cătălin is a two-times winner of the National SF Convention Award (2012, 2017), and his works were exhibited individually and collectively in more than ten European countries. He has designed covers for a large number of books and magazines in Romania (Bastion Publishing House, Eurostampa, Tracus Arte, Helion Magazine etc.).
In the last few years, TRITONIC PUBLISHING HOUSE has published numerous Romanian writers, many of whom are young novelists at their first or second book. Among the writers who have come to prominence after being published by Tritonic Publishing House are Lucian Dragoș Bogdan, Marian Truță, Dănuț Ungureanu, Liviu Surugiu, Michael Haulică, Mihai Alexandru Dincă, Florin Purluca, Daniel Timariu, L.V. Szabo, Cristian Vicol, Cătălina Fometici and Eugen Cadaru.
HELION is a distinguished SF magazine, published by Helion Club Timisoara. In recent years, six printed issues were published annually, in A4 format, two-color combined with multicolor printing, usually double-issues. Some of its long-standing columns are Laborator SF (SF Lab), Cronica de familie (Family Review) Alternative (Alternatives), Meridian SF (SF Meridian), Fototeca (Photo Gallery), Pe scurt despre proza scurtă (Short Fiction – in Short). Among its most prominent contributors are Mircea Opriță, Gheorghe Săsărman, Liviu Surugiu, Mariano Martin Rodriguez, Lucian Boia, Cornel Robu, Lucian- Vasile Szabo, Lucian Dragoș Bogdan, Ciprian Baciu, Daniel Timariu, Adrian Chifu, Marian Mirescu.
Magazine website: www.helionsf.ro
LUCIAN-VASILE SZABO is president of the Helion Club, assistant editor of Helion Magazine and editor-in-chief of Helion Online Magazine (10 issues per year, 97 issues to date). He successfully organized the second edition of the Helion International Conference (May, 2016, 2017 and 2018) and the 31st edition of the Helion Session (May, 2016, 2017, and 2018) a CFP conference on the history and literary theory of science fiction.
MIHAI DAN PAVELESCU, is, alongside Virgil Stanciu, Silviu Genescu, and Alexandru Maniu one of the best English to Romanian translators. His translations were published by Nemira, Paladin, and Millenium Books PH.
THE ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
DAN DOBOŞ is a household name in the Romanian science-fiction landscape, and is considered one of the major S.F. writers alongside Mircea Opriță, Gheorghe Săsărman, Dănuț Ungureanu, Michael Hăulică, Liviu Radu and Florin Manolescu. Dan Doboș is well known for being the bestselling author of Romanian science fiction. In his country, he has won all the sci-fi awards (Colin, RomCon, Ion Hobana, Galileo) and his trilogy, Abația (The Abbey) is considered to be, probably, the most important work of the genre in Romanian. His latest book, eu 2.0 (me 2.0) is a set of seven love stories centered on the enigmatic character of Cassandra, placed in an optimistic near future.
ADRIAN BARBU is a Romanian graphic artist famous both in Romania and on the Continent, known for his comic-books and his exhibitions in Cluj-Napoca, Bucharest, Brasov, Iasi. He also worked with comic-book publishing houses in Belgium, France, Italy, and USA. He is both a creator and an illustrator.
HELION ONLINE made its debut in 2010. The Romanian S.F. magazine has a rich and diverse content, keeping the public up to date with everything that happens on the local and international S.F. scene. It has received the Best Magazine Award at the National Science-Fiction Convention in 2019.
www.carticetindspreinfinit.wordpress.com. This is a well-made cultural marketing product and an excellent literary culture blog, which devotes ample space to speculative fiction.
Best Creator of Children’s Science Fiction or Fantasy Books
FLAVIUS ARDELEAN is a latest wave Romanian writer, translator and essayist. So far, he has published two novels, ÎMBLÂNZIREA APELOR (Taming the Waters) and NONMEMOIR and two collections of short stories, ACLUFOBIA and BIZAROPROZE (Bizarre Fictions). He is also the author of the MIASMA series, for which he was nominated twice in a row for the Young Writer Award, within the Young Writers’ Convention in Bucharest. His first children’s book, BEZNA, was published by the esteemed POLIROM Publishing house. The book includes beautiful and original artwork (21 illustrations) created by Ecaterina G.
CRISTIAN VICOL is a young writer who has already published three works of fiction. He is also a competent movie critic and a skilled essayist, having published many articles on Romanian and international writers. His debut short story collection, THE END OF INNOCENCE, was well received both by science-fiction critics and fans in Romania.
P.S. These are the proposals of the Romanian Association of Science-Fiction Authors and Clubs, which organizes since 2012 the National Science Fiction Conventions and which grants the National Science-Fiction Awards in these competitions. Please see www.romconsf.ro.