Fri, 14 October 2016 Octocon 2016
It’s time for Octocon, in the Camden Court Hotel, again! It’s one of my favourite conventions in the calendar.
Here’s the schedule of events in which I’ll be participating this year:
Saturday, 15 October
Space X Time; Plot in Graphic Novels
Dave Ferguson, Maura McHugh, Anthea West, Leeann Hamilton, C.E. Murphy, Paul Bolger
11:00, A. Tivoli/Yeats
Development in a Static World
Wed, 21 September 2016 FantasyCon 2016
This weekend I’ll be attending FantasyCon By the Sea, in Scarborough.
I’ll be involved in the following events during the convention:
Holding Out For a Hero
Is the Rise of the Superhero Medium Boosting Genre Fiction?
From 10:00 am – 11:00 am on Saturday, 24 September in the Palm Court Ballroom – The Grand, St Nicholas Cliff
Maura McHugh, [...]
Fri, 30 October 2015 World Fantasy Convention 2015
In a couple of days I’m flying to the USA with the main goal of attending the World Fantasy Convention 2015 in Saratoga Springs, NY. The lovely side-effect is getting to spend time with the amazingly talented Kate Laity before and during the convention.
I haven’t attended many WFCs – two in the UK so far. [...]
Wed, 30 September 2015 Octocon 2015
September is in its twilight now, which means the annual Irish science fiction convention, Octocon, which takes place in the Camden Court Hotel, Dublin from 9-11 October, is almost upon us.
This year I’m one of the two co-Guests of Honour at the convention (along with Emma Newman), which is something I’m still humbled about.
As usual [...]
Thu, 10 September 2015 Return to Derry
I’m delighted to see the return of a comics-focused festival in Derry/Londonderry after the demise of the much-lamented 2D Comics Festival.
The ComicCity: Comics and Creative Arts Festival is happening this weekend, and features a huge array of talent from north and south of the border in Ireland, along with visitors from abroad. These special [...]
Wed, 24 September 2014 D.I.C.E. 2014
This weekend the third Dublin International Comics Expo (D.I.C.E) is taking place in Pembroke Square, Dundrum Town Centre, Co. Dublin, and I’m delighted to be attending as a guest.
It’s the first time I’ve been able to go to D.I.C.E – I was out of the country for both previous events – so I’m looking forward [...]
Mon, 11 August 2014 Loncon 3 schedule
I’m heading over to London on Wednesday evening for the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention (Loncon 3), which is taking place in the ExCel, London Dockland from 14 – 18 August.
Here’s my schedule of events during the weekend:
12pm Friday, August 15
What Do You Mean You Don’t Watch … Orphan Black, Grimm or The Returned
Capital Suite [...]
Thu, 24 July 2014 Worldcon Comic Book Programme
Nearly two years ago my friend James Bacon phoned me up and asked me if I’d be on for designing the comic book programme at Worldcon in London (known as Loncon 3) in August 2014. I agreed readily enough as I was keen to raise the profile of comic books at the event. Comics are [...]
Fri, 11 July 2014 ArcadeCon 2014
ArcadeCon is taking place in the Ballsbridge Hotel this weekend, and I’ll be dropping by for a couple of panels and to chat to people.
I was a special guest at ArcadeCon last year, and it was one of the friendliest conventions I’ve ever attended in Ireland – chock-full of fantastic cosplayers and fans who [...]
Mon, 21 October 2013 World Fantasy Convention 2013
As soon as it was announced – several years ago – that World Fantasy Convention was going to be held in Brighton in 2013 I bought a membership. WFC rarely travels outside of the USA or Canada, despite its globe-trotting title, and the last time it was on this side of the Atlantic was in [...]