Eurocon is an annual science fiction and fantasy convention held in different European countries and coordinated by the European Science Fiction Society.
The first Eurocon was held in Trieste, Italy, in 1972.
The members of each Eurocon vote both to select the site of the Eurocon two years later and to select the winners of the European Science Fiction Society Awards, which are presented at the convention. In 2013 during the convention in Kiev, St. Petersburg won the rights to host the event in 2015.
Interpresscon is the oldest annual Russian convention for writers and science fiction fans. The festival has been held since 1990. It usually takes place somewhere near St. Petersburg, on the coast of the Gulf of Finland. Several prestigious literary awards are given both in fiction and popular science areas.
Interpresscon program includes book presentations, discussions, master classes for those starting writing career and a lot of entertaining events, some of them became traditional by now.