Posts Tagged "awards"

Thu, 29 September 2011 recent round-up

I’ve been remiss at pointing toward reviews of issue 1 of Róisín Dubh and Jennifer Wilde, the two comic book series I’ve written.

Liam Geraghty and Craig O’Connor, the men behind the Irish comic book podcast, The Comic Cast, gave both issues the thumbs up.
Lee Grice at the British podcast Small Press Big Mouth gave Jennifer [...]

Tue, 08 February 2011 comic book awards

I have a long blog entry brewing to follow-up on my recent British women in comics post. I’ve been collecting information and resources, and I’ll be putting it all together pretty soon.
In the mean time the Kapow! Comic Book convention has announced the short-list for its Stan Lee Awards.
I’m staggered by its exclusive emphasis on [...]

Tue, 01 February 2011 recognising women in horror

February is Women in Horror Recognition Month, an event started last year to boost the profile of women who work in all facets of the horror industry.
Check out the web site and the Facebook page for loads of blog posts and events promoting the contribution of women to horror.
To kick it off here I’d like [...]

Mon, 18 October 2010 blasted winners

I took the above picture of graffiti and tags in Temple Bar in Dublin today. Despite being in the vicinity I never got a chance to drop by to Octocon’s Dead Dog get-together in the Porterhouse as I was busy in the afternoon.
Since I was on the jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition [...]

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 [...]

Tue, 23 March 2010 a jaunt in the UK

I’m off to Brighton tomorrow morning to attend the World Horror Convention, which should be fun.
I’ll be moderating a panel on Saturday at noon, in the Russell Room, called Femme Fatales: How Can We Get More Women in Horror?, where I’ll be in the distinguished company of Ellen Datlow, Tanith Lee, Allyson Bird, Sarah [...]

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 [...]

Fri, 21 August 2009 end of summer round-up

I’ve never had such a long gap between blog posts before, I guess that means I’ve been busy.
Time to herd some news stories across the prairies.
I sold my sf-horror story, “Empty Mind Came Back With the Pearl”, to M-Brane SF a while ago. It will appear in issue 9. I’m delighted this story will get [...]

Wed, 08 April 2009 vote for your favourite Irish book

Irish readers should be interested to know that voting is now open in the Irish Book Awards.
Select your favourite book in each of the ten categories, and you’re added to a draw where three winners will receive €250 of National Book Tokens. That’s a prize I would love to win!
Voting closes on May 1st 2009.
Not [...]

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