Posts Tagged "Conventions"

Thu, 10 March 2011 zap!

I thought this image might catch your attention.
I snapped it in Dublin last weekend. This is the window of MAC cosmetics in the large department store Brown Thomas on Grafton Street.
Last weekend MAC launched its limited edition Wonder Woman line of cosmetics. To celebrate they had colourful window displays (see below) and body-painted a fit [...]

Tue, 25 January 2011 British women in comics

After blogging about the absence of women in the line-up of the Kapow! comic book convention I had a number of lively discussions about it.
I also discovered that Mark Millar twittered about this issue back on the 7th of December 2010, when someone else pointed out there were no female guests. His response, over [...]

Fri, 26 November 2010 gynoid and geishas

I’m off to Wexworlds today, so I’m leaving you with a photograph I took yesterday of bric-a-brac at the Gallery Café in Gort. I’m calling it ‘Gynoid and Gesihas’.
I may have to write a story to fit with this picture. It would make a cool cover for a book, perhaps a collection of short [...]

Sun, 07 November 2010 three secrets of writing

The picture on the right is Sir Terry Pratchett twenty years ago when he attended the first Octocon convention in Ireland as Guest of Honour.
It was early in his career, and I remember him as affable, friendly and willing to socialise with the fans (not always the case with authors).
The convention introduced me to [...]

Sat, 06 November 2010 flashback to Greece

Yesterday’s post with its emphasis on sunshine reminded me that this time last year I was in Greece as part of the first World Conference of Screenwriters. I was running the conference blog and social media, and it was a wonderful, if exhausting, few days in Athens.
The above picture is of the Parthenon at dusk [...]

Fri, 21 May 2010 not at Bristol, alas

This weekend the Bristol International Comic & Small Press Expo is taking place and I can’t attend, alas.
Luckily, my compatriots in crime, Rob Curley and Stephen Daly, will be at Bristol, giving away preview issues of Róisín Dubh. Drop by the Atomic Diner stand, say hello to them and claim your copy!
As long as the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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