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Mon, 16 May 2011 dynamic trio

I utterly failed to post images last week, as I promised, so I’m endeavouring to do better this week.
This dynamic trio is Wonder Woman, Catwoman and Hawk Girl, and was a small splurge on my part while I was in Dublin last week. I was smitten with the expression on Hawk Girl’s face in particular. [...]

Thu, 17 March 2011 brilliant

It’s the end of St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland, a day of celebrations and parades all over the country.
It’s turning into a fun holiday, far from the pitiful parades of yore, which involved tractors with ghetto-blasters strapped to their sides blaring out The Clancy Brothers, dingy floats advertising the local supermarket, shivering school bands [...]

Wed, 13 October 2010 Octocon 2010

This weekend I’ll be a guest at the 2010 Octocon convention in the Camden Court Hotel, Dublin. The Guest of Honour is George R.R. Martin, best known as the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels.
The first novel in the series, Game of Thrones, is currently being filmed in Northern [...]

Thu, 27 May 2010 cresting the big wave

I’ve been working on the web site redevelopment of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild for a long time. I do a lot of web-related work for the Guild, including managing all of its social media outlets, which every organisation needs to maintain these days. A big job like a web site overhaul requires large [...]

Thu, 13 May 2010 Irish Free Comic Book Day 2010

This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day in Ireland. Free Comic Book Day started in the USA in 2002, and as the name implies, is a day when participating retailers hand out copies of comic books to their customers for free.
Here is the list of shops involved in Irish Free Comic Book Day:

Easons book shop [...]

Thu, 15 April 2010 sun in the sky you know how I feel

I’ve been getting a constant stream of birthday greetings from people via Facebook and Twitter today, and it’s lovely. Thank you all! People might grumble about social media, but it has its good uses too.
I’m just about recovered from my two-week trip with back-to-back convention in the UK. World Horror Convention was probably the highlight [...]

Thu, 01 April 2010 horrible happenings

I’m in London at the moment, but I’ll be heading to Heathrow for Eastercon later today.
Some time after 2pm this afternoon I’m back on “Arts Brew” on the Internet Radio Z103, and I’ll be discussing the forthcoming Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway, among other things.
World Horror Convention in Brighton last weekend [...]

Fri, 19 March 2010 Golden Blasters 2010

The Irish national science fiction convention, Octocon (October 16-17), has issued a call for scripts for its inaugural short script competition.
It’s looking for fantasy, science fiction or horror short scripts, less than twenty pages, and in the usual format.
The fees for the competition are on a sliding scale depending on when the script is submitted:
May [...]

Thu, 11 February 2010 talking arts

I’ll be interviewed this afternoon, around 1.30pm, by Claire O’Mahony, as part of her weekly “Arts Brew” cultural programme, on Z103, an Internet radio.
We’ll be discussing the arts and its relationship with the Internet, although I believe Claire will be quizzing me a little about writing horror as well.

Fri, 18 September 2009 making a short film

So, some good news. A script I wrote for a weird short film is being made.
Darklight Festival is Ireland’s annual festival for filmmakers, animators and artists whose work explores the convergence of art, film and technology. It’s taking place in Dublin from October 8 -10.
For its tenth anniversary it is organising an anthology film that [...]

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