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Mon, 14 April 2014 Sláine and Niamh

I had a great time at MCM Ireland Comic Con at the weekend (more of that soon). The best thing was meeting friends and getting my geek on.
While these kinds of events can get a little manic at their busiest, they always have a friendly atmosphere. I love seeing Cosplayer’s creativity, and how much pride [...]

Tue, 22 October 2013 2D 2013 Video

Here’s a lovely compilation video from the wonderful 2D – Northern Ireland Comics Festival this year, probably the best comic book festival in Ireland when it comes to promotion of Irish talent, the variety of creators, and access for the public.
There are a ton of people interviewed in this video praising the event, including [...]

Tue, 06 August 2013 Laydeez do Comics Two

Lynda Rucker and I can finally release the details of our second Laydeez do Comics – Dublin event, which we’ve been working on since the success of the first meeting in May.
It will be happening from 7pm – 9.30pm on Wednesday, 11 September, 2013 in the Rooftop Bar, 3rd floor, of the Odessa Club, 13 [...]

Fri, 03 May 2013 Laydeez do Comics – Dublin

I’m pleased to announced that together with writer Lynda Rucker we’re setting up Laydeez do Comics – Dublin.
Laydeez do Comics is an international network of meetings celebrating the diverse expressions of the comic book medium. Started in 2009 in London, it now has groups across the UK, America, and now Ireland. The events are women-led, [...]

Fri, 12 October 2012 Octocon 2012

In a few hours I’ll be heading to Dublin for Octocon, the Irish National Science Fiction convention. It’s always a fun event and I’m looking forward to meeting people.
Here’s my schedule:
Saturday, 13 October

Noon in the Abbey Room – Brains, Brains and Brains! With Emmet O’Cuanna, Derek Gunn, and Lynn Moran
1pm in the Pavilion Room – [...]

Mon, 03 September 2012 Loncon 3

Yesterday at Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction convention in Chicago, the membership voted for the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention to convene in London in 2014.
It will be called Loncon 3, and the Guests of Honour are Ian M Banks, John Clute, Malcolm Edwards, Chris Foss, Jeanne Gomoll, Robin Hobb, and Bryan [...]

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 [...]

Fri, 02 March 2012 Eagle nomination

Yesterday the final short-list of nominations for the Eagle Awards was released, and much to my delight, Jennifer Wilde, the comic book I write for Atomic Diner, is one of the contenders in the Favourite European Comic Book category. A special shout-out to Stephen Downey, whose artwork brings Jennifer to life, and to Robert Curley [...]

Wed, 15 June 2011 bound for Squarebound

This Saturday, 18 June 2011 there is a one-day Irish comic book creators’ convention going on in the Irish Writers’ Centre in Dublin called Squarebound.
The Guest of Honour is Gerry Hunt (In Dublin City, Blood Upon the Rose), and there is a €5 Entrance Fee for the entire day.
Here’s the schedule of events:

10.00 Comic Cast Panel: [...]

Fri, 03 June 2011 here comes the sun

It’s a goregeous summer day and I’ll be spending a chunk of it travelling up to the 2-D Comic Book Festival in Derry.
I’m looking forward to showing the first issue of Róisín Dubh to a new audience, and meeting old friends and new.
It’s a bank holiday weekend in Ireland so I hope the sunshine lasts [...]

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