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Fri, 26 February 2010 SFX responds: a long post

After a prompt from a friend I wrote to SFX on Sunday regarding my concerns about its Horror edition. Here is my email:
To whom it may concern,
I purchased the horror edition of SFX magazine at the weekend since I’m a fan of horror literature and media, and also write in the genre.
I was surprised at [...]

Thu, 25 February 2010 p-con schedule

The science fiction convention P-Con is being held in Dublin next week, and the programme of events has been released. Here are the panels I’ll be on:
10:00 Red RoomIs it time for “Return of the Werewolves”?Nick Harkaway; Brian J. Showers; Laura Anne Gilman; Maura McHugh; R.F.Long
15:00 Blue RoomSocial websites: Bane or boon in the genre [...]

Wed, 17 February 2010 Seamus Online

Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet, Seamus Heaney, is giving a reading today at 1.05pm at the National Gallery in Dublin, organised by Poetry Ireland.
Fear not, the event is being broadcast live over the Internet, so you can watch and listen from anywhere in the world.
At times like this I must add: technology rocks!

Mon, 25 January 2010 podcasts and plans

The podcast of my story, “The Tamga” is now available as issue 178 on Pseudopod, read by the talented Cheyenne Wright.
It’s always a thrill to have my work podcast, because it gets it out to such a wide audience. Plus, the Pseudopod team produce excellent recordings. Cheyenne does a great job with the story. He’s [...]

Tue, 05 January 2010 news for the new year

Welcome 2010: minty-fresh and full of hope.
I’ve some news I’ve been sitting on for no good reason, other than my motivation for blogging suffered a sap across the forehead late last year.
In December I sold the audio right to my story “The Tamga” to Pseudopod. I’m delighted I’ll soon have another story up [...]

Thu, 31 December 2009 coming out of darkness

I’ve never neglected my blog for such a long time – although I continue to chatter on Twitter – but the last quarter of 2009 has been a period of stressful work deadlines followed by a string of difficulties that rendered me mute. I should note that it was not terrible all the time, [...]

Tue, 29 September 2009 waiter, is that horror in my sf?

The events of the previous week came at a time when I was busier than normal, so it’s taken me some time to catch up, and even out my workload.
Except now I have the joyful task of sorting out my tax returns, ASAP. Hurray!
So, it’s nice to hear that issue 9 of M-Brane [...]

Wed, 23 September 2009 faster than the speed of bus

We live in a fast-paced world.
Yesterday morning, while finishing up work before my trip to Dublin, I received an email query from Alison Flood, a journalist for the British newspaper The Guardian. She wanted my opinion about the exclusion of women from the BFS In Conversation interview collection, and how the situation played out.
I [...]

Mon, 21 September 2009 BFS apologises for forgetting women

It’s worth mentioning that Guy Adams, Chair and Special Publications Editor for the British Fantasy Society (BFS), has issued an unreserved apology over omitting women from its latest collection.
I’m sure he will not chastise me for replicating it in full here:
Our new book, In Conversation: A Writer’s Perspective, Volume 1: Horror, edited by [...]

Sun, 20 September 2009 building Hotel Darklight

The Hotel Darklight anthology film is racing ahead at a furious pace.
My short script is titled “Hotel Training”, and is being directed by Conor McMahon. Conor is best known as the writer/director of the horror short film “Baineater”, and the feature-length zombie flick, Dead Meat.
The casting is complete, and Conor has been scouting the [...]

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