Posts Tagged "events"

Tue, 25 June 2013 Independents Day 2013

On Sunday Lynda Rucker and I visited the Dublin Food Co-Op, which was temporary home to Independents Day 2013.

We were there to get a sense of the comic book scene that’s bubbling up and often not well reported, and to do a bit of outreach for Laydeez do Comics – Dublin (more news about our [...]

Thu, 30 May 2013 2D Bound

Later today I’m starting my journey to Derry, including an overnight stop, for the annual 2D Comic Book Festival. It’s a long way to Derry from Galway, so I’m taking it in stages. The first year I went I did it by bus – never again! With traffic it ended up being over a six [...]

Wed, 22 May 2013 laydeez in Dublin tonight

This evening, from 7pm – 9.30pm, in the Odessa Club in Dublin, will see the first meeting of Laydeez do Comics – Dublin.
Our guests speakers will be the multi-talented writers/artists Sarah McIntyre, Alan Nolan, and Maeve Clancy.
It’s the perfect event for anyone who loves comics or enjoys hearing creative professionals discuss their craft. All welcome!
Laydeez do Comics is [...]

Fri, 17 May 2013 2D 2013

I’m delighted to announce I’ve been asked to be a guest at 2D, the Northern Ireland Comics Festival, which is happening from 30 May – 2 June in Derry. It will be my third year attending and my second year as a guest.
There is a fantastic list of talented artists and writers attending (including Rob [...]

Sun, 28 October 2012 Halloween in London

I’m off to London today, and tomorrow I’ll be attending the première performance of The Hallowe’en Sessions in the Leicester Square Theatre.
It’s a rather surreal experience to type those words.
The effect of writing is often only felt many months (or years) after you have gestated and laboured over an idea. Due to the passage of [...]

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 – [...]

Sat, 12 November 2011 gothic galway

Evening arrives early these days, and I was knocking around the NUIG campus at dusk because I was attending the ComicsWest event.
While the accompanying photograph might look like the spooky outline of a local Gothic castle, it’s actually the contours of the University’s Quadrangle, the oldest structure on the grounds.
Later on in a much more [...]

Thu, 13 October 2011 Octocon 2011

One of my favourite Irish conventions of the calendar has rolled around again: Octocon.
It’s taking place in the Cameden Court Hotel in Dublin, and features Guest of Honour John Higgins as well as a plethora of guests (including me).
Here’s my schedule for the weekend:
Saturday

12:00 Essentials of Horor Fiction
15:00 “Women in Sci-Fi/fantasy/comics panels” [...]

Fri, 30 September 2011 back to Brighton

I’m on my way to Brighton, England today to attend the British Fantasy Society’s annual conference, Fantasycon.
It’s my first time attending a British Fantasycon, but the guests, the programme and the location made it too tempting to resist this year. I was in Brighton last year for the World Horror Convention, and it’s a wonderful [...]

Wed, 27 July 2011 electric hugs and spinning

Last weekend I went to a Silent Disco in the Big Top – a venue that’s erected for the Galway Arts Festival every year.

The premise is that everyone is given a pair of wireless headphones, and there are two channels where different DJs compete for the crowd’s affections. At first I thought it would be [...]

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