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Mon, 07 May 2012 British Fantasy Awards 2012 – nominees

The short-lists have been announced for the 2012 British Fantasy Awards:
Novel

11.22.63 by Stephen King (Scribner)
Among Others by Jo Walton (Tor Books)
Cyber Circus by Kim Lakin-Smith (NewCon Press)
A Dance with Dragons by George R R Martin (Bantam)
The Heroes by Joe Abercrombie (Gollancz)
The Ritual by Adam Nevill (Pan)

There will be two awards in the best Novel [...]

Tue, 29 November 2011 Kapow ignores women again

Tickets for the 2012 Kapow! comic book convention went on sale today, with the first version of the guest-list announced.
After the controversy from last year over the lack of representation of women guests at the convention I expected it would lead off with a better showing on its subsequent line-up.
How wrong I was.
There are twenty-three [...]

Fri, 25 November 2011 Nelson reflects the scene

Last weekend I was in Leeds for the Thought Bubble Sequential Art Festival, a mecca for comic book artists and writers in the UK and Ireland – with a number of well-known Americans attending as well.
The event was extremely well-run with a friendly atmosphere. The range of talent on display was quite staggering, and after [...]

Thu, 04 August 2011 lucille

On the Forbidden Planet International blog today I have a review of Lucille, the graphic novel by the artist/writer/singer Ludovic Debeurme, which has recently been translated into English and published by Top Shelf Productions.
It’s a complex and impressive book, and one that deals wtih serious themes. It’s very French, and by that I mean it’s [...]

Tue, 02 August 2011 Womanthology

I’m sure many of you reading this blog have heard about the Womanthology project: it’s the brainchild of artist Renae De Liz, and is an all-woman anthology comic book that will be published by IDW Publishing this December, with all proceeds going to the charity, Global Giving Foundation. You can read a long interview at [...]

Mon, 30 May 2011 going up north

This weekend I’m heading up north to Derry’s 2-D Comic Book Festival. It’s my first time attending, but I’ve heard really positive things about the event, so I’m looking forward it to (but not the 5 1/2 hour bus journey!).
It’s taking place from the Thursday, 2nd June – Saturday, 4th of June, and is completely free.
The Guests [...]

Mon, 18 April 2011 A day out

That’s an action shot – taken using my mobile phone – of the delightful Naomi Bomb, dressed as Harley Quinn, giving her bearded antagonist what for during UCD’s FanSciCon on Friday.
The event was a good day out for meeting my fellow comic book creators. In particular it was great chatting to Hilary Lawler and Deirdre [...]

Fri, 08 April 2011 Kapow! – with added women

The Kapow! Comic Book convention is going on this weekend, and it’s good to see that in the face of criticism over its initial all-male line-up the event has adjusted its guest list.
I was not the only one who pointed out the lack of women, and I’m not claiming this result is due to my [...]

Thu, 07 April 2011 FanSciCon 2011

University College Dublin is hosting a new sf/f convention called FanSciCon, which will be taking place all-day on Friday, April 15th.
The convention is free to enter, and the poster gives you an idea of the kinds of events that will be taking place.
Guests listed are: Robert Curley, Stephen Doweny, Alan Nolan, Barry Keegan, Paddy Lynch, [...]

Fri, 01 April 2011 women in comics in UK/Ireland – overview

It’s amusing I’m posting this entry on April 1st…
There are occasions when perhaps it’s best not to promise a blog post on a subject.
Regular readers might remember that in January I commented upon the utter lack of women comic book guests at the forthcoming Kapow! comic book convention in London. This was followed by an [...]

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