Fri, 11 September 2015 We Are The Martians
I’m delighted to be part of the non-fiction anthology, We Are The Martians: The Legacy of Nigel Kneale, which is edited by Neil Snowdon and published by Spectral Press.
The full table of contents has been announced:
Foreword by Mark Gatiss
Introduction by Neil Snowdon
THE KING OF HAUNTOLOGY by Mark Chadbourn
THE LITERARY KNEALE by Tim Lucas
THE QUATERMASS [...]
Wed, 10 July 2013 a whole new world…
I’m not new to the concept of Cosplay and multi-media conventions. Last year I attended MCM Expo in London, along with Rob Curley and Stephen Downey, because our comic Jennifer Wilde was nominated for an Eagle Award. It’s one of the biggest cons of this type in the UK, and they got about 60,000+ people [...]
Wed, 07 November 2012 2012 Junior Film Fleadh
Since 2009 I’ve been involved with jury work for the Junior Film Fleadh in Galway, and I’m delighted to be on the jury of the Script Pitching Competition again this year.
The competition is organised in association with the Galway Film Centre and SpunOut (a leading national youth organisation).
The three short-listed finalists will have to [...]
Sun, 10 July 2011 troll hunter
On Friday I went to the showing of the Norwegian monster movie TrollHunter (Trolljegeren, 2010), as part of the Galway Film Fleadh. It’s written by André Øvredal and Håvard S. Johansen, and directed by Øvredal.
This film follows a well-worn path of supposedly being the raw footage from a documentary that three college students were shooting [...]
Tue, 05 July 2011 sunset, then the lesbian aliens
I snapped this image late this evening down by the River Corrib in Galway city. The Film Fleadh kicked off tonight, so I passed a long line of people, some dressed up smartly, waiting to get into the Rowing Club. That’s the official after-movie venue for the Fleadh, and it has a lovely section at [...]
Mon, 04 July 2011 festival season
This trio of buskers were offering up beautiful music on High Street in Galway on Saturday. It was a hot, sunny day, and the start of festival season in Galway.
Actually, from about March onwards Galway is the host of festival after festival, but it reaches its cultural peak during July. Tomorrow sees the start of [...]
Thu, 02 June 2011 be part of the solution
It’s no surprise to any of my regular readers that I’ve considered myself a feminist from the moment I understood what it meant. Most importantly, I have always stated that fact without embarrassment or the need for a self-deprecating modifier (‘but I like men!’, ‘but I never burned a bra!’, etc. etc.).
Yet, for me it [...]
Mon, 16 May 2011 dynamic trio
I utterly failed to post images last week, as I promised, so I’m endeavouring to do better this week.
This dynamic trio is Wonder Woman, Catwoman and Hawk Girl, and was a small splurge on my part while I was in Dublin last week. I was smitten with the expression on Hawk Girl’s face in particular. [...]
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 [...]
Tue, 15 February 2011 flipping the gender
Thanks to Bad Reputation – a blog that’s become part of my regular reading – I discovered the awesome The Girls on Film.
The team is made up of Ashleigh Harrington (co-creator, actress, editor, effects artist), Cat McCormick (co-creator, actress) and Jeff Hammond (co-creator, director). The trio re-makes scenes from male-dominated movies with the women playing [...]