I took the above picture of graffiti and tags in Temple Bar in Dublin today. Despite being in the vicinity I never got a chance to drop by to Octocon‘s Dead Dog get-together in the Porterhouse as I was busy in the afternoon.
Since I was on the jury for the Golden Blasters Short Film Competition with Michael Carroll and Dave Lally I figured I should mention the winners of the competitions:
- Golden Blaster Award for Best Short Film (Jury Award): ‘Ubermensch’, directed by Simon Temple and written by Daniel Poole, based on a short story by Kim Newman.
- Silver Blaster Award for Best Short film (Audience Award): ‘The Astronomer’s Sun’, written and directed by Simon Cartwright & Jessica Cope.
- The Best Screenplay Blaster competition was won by ‘He Knows’ written by Stuart Creque.
- The Blaster For Creative Achievement went to George R.R. Martin for his work on The New Twilight Zone
Congratulations to everyone who won.
Much kudos to John Vaughan for organising the Golden Blasters, and to Octocon for hosting what is shaping up to be an exciting and high-quality annual event.