About Conventions

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.

ESFS website

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.

Interpresscon website (in Russian)

Blincom is the first entertainment fantasy convention in St. Petersburg. It was first held in 2011 by the organizers of Blincom, a major St. Petersburg role playing convention. The idea behind FantasyCon is to create a common space uniting the representatives of different subcultures, creative youth and people interested in fantasy, literature, arts, film, music, computer, board games etc. The convention program includes:

  • Role and board game fair
  • Musical performances
  • Theatre and dance performances
  • Fairy costume fashion defile

Blincom website (in Russian)