a Dublin weekend

I’m travelling to Dublin today. I’ll be interviewing Kim Newman on the subject of “Writing Horror” for members of the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild later in the evening. I’ve been prepping for it this week, but since Kim is an authority on the genre I expect I’ll only have to nudge him with the occasional question. There’s been strong interest in the talk, and I expect the room will be full.

Yet, I haven’t forgotten it’s Thursday, so here’s my weekly piece of fiction in under 140 characters:

We nibbled crumbs of data first – a byte filled us – then chomped and gobbled mega. Now, we swallow banquets daily, but remain unsated.

I’m a guest at P-Con in the Central Hotel from Friday evening onwards. I’m looking forward to catching up with friends I haven’t seen in some time. I’m expecting it to be a fun event.

Here’s my schedule:

11:00 Sat – Room 1Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Discussion of book illustration with illustrators and writers on panel.

13:00 Sat – Room 1What scares you today?
Is there an evolution of horror and horrific ideas?

16:00 Sat – Room 2High Priests and Priestesses of Love

15:00 Sun – Room 2Genre fiction magazines
Genre fiction magazines are finding it more difficult to survive. What are the options for survival, or are they a “dead horse”?