Via Cristian Tamas, a rather cool-looking initiative: Europa SF is an English-language portal dedicated to all (non-Anglo) European SF. They have reports on conventions, articles on Dutch, Estonian, Lithuanian SF, and much much more!
Let me cheat a bit and quote from their official presentation:
Europa SF is conceived as an English-language portal of news and information from and for the European fandom, a generic site: http://scifiportal.eu (on demand will be created specific subdomains for each country/fandom involved − bg.scifiportal.eu, hr.scifiportal.eu, ro.scifiportal.eu, de.scifiportal.eu etc − and each country will manage its own subdomain).
Our central idea is to have a permanent, real-time mirroring of all European SF&F products, events and activities. We hope that all European countries with a SF&F community will become involved in this pan-European project.
Europa SF is dedicated to posting news, links and original materials related to science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics, films and TV series from all over Europe. Here are the columns we suggest and their titles:
1. Editorial – a monthly, 2-4,000-character general article on European SF
2. On the spot – short articles (1,000-1,500 characters) about important national or European events (festivals, conventions, book fairs, conferences etc.)
3. News – short news (400-700 characters) on major/minor European or world events
4. Events – a calendar, just the name and the date of the event
5. Reports – 2,000-character articles about (on-going) national or European events
If our correspondents indicate there is an interest in interviews, panels, essays, films, TV series etc. we will introduce new sections to cover them.
Any suggestions and recommendations are most welcome. We need at least one English-speaking person from each European SF community who is willing to help us with this project.
BTW, if anyone is reading this from France and would like to give them a hand with the project, they could use some help…
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How exciting! Can you say, is there a particular URL for Americans to visit the site?
Terry, not sure what you mean? http://scifiportal.eu is the address… You can’t access it?
How exciting! I was wondering if there was something like this out there! 😀 Thanks for giving the head’s up! 😀
That is a wonderful initiative that I follow closely. I hope that more such projects would appear and they’ll cover the worldwide speculative fiction.
It was nice to see your article on writing in English again on Europa SF, Aliette 🙂