• Guest at Celtic Con

    I'll be a guest at Celtic Con, Ireland's Midland Comic Convention, at the Dunamaise Arts Centre, Church Street Portlaoise, Co. Laois on 1 June 2019.

  • Attending Ytterbium

    I'll be attending Ytterbium, the 2019 Eastercon (the British National Science Fiction Convention), this weekend.

  • ComicCity 2018

      I’ll be attending ComicCity – Comics & Creative Arts Festival in Derry on Saturday with a plethora of amazing guests – the images below detail them all. What an exciting line-up! I’m looking forward to catching up with friends and chatting to fans. I hope to see some of you there!  

  • Fantasycon 2018

    Newly arrived in Chester, UK for the start of the always-fun Fantasycon weekend, I’m dressed appropriately. I’ll be on the following panels: 5 pm on Saturday, 20 October The Horror Writers Association Panel I’m moderating, and also attending is Marie O’Regan, Ramsey Campbell, CC Adams and Phil Sloman 6 pm on Saturday, 20 October Screenwriting for TV I’m moderating a panel with Stephen Volk, Terry Grimwood, Gavin Williams and Stephen Gallagher. 8 pm on Saturday, 20 October Brave New Words I’m on the Brave New Words podcast with Ed Fortune, Anna Stephens, Rebecca Derrick, Anne Fortune and Claire North 1 pm on Sunday, 21 October Strange Fictions I’m on the…

  • Octocon 2017

    The National Irish Science Fiction Convention, Octocon 2017, is taking place this coming weekend. Here’s my schedule for the convention: FRIDAY 06 OCTOBER 08:00 PM ‘You Don’t Scare Me Anymore’ in the Salusa Secundus room Paul Anthony Shortt, Maura McHugh, Frank E Whelan, Lynda E Rucker SATURDAY 07 OCTOBER 06:00 PM ‘Plug In to Fear’ in the Salusa Secundus room Esther MacCallum-Stewart, Nik Vincent-Abnett, Frank E Whelan, Dan Abnett, Maura McHugh 07:00 PM ‘David Lynch Panel’ in the Salusa Secundus room Phil Dyson, Maura McHugh, R B Kelly, Lynda E Rucker SUNDAY 08 OCTOBER 02:00 PM ‘Golden Blasters’ in the Arrakis room I’ll be attending this event as a member…

  • Fantasycon 2017

    I’ve always found the British Fantasy Society’s annual convention, Fantasycon, to be a welcoming and friendly event, so I’m looking forward to another fun weekend of conversation and perhaps the occasional tipple at Fantasycon 2017 (29 Sept – 1 Oct). Here’s my schedule for the event: FRIDAY Writers and Computer Games – 4 pm (Panel Room 1) Maura McHugh (mod), Chris Brookmyre, Allen Stroud, Nate Crowley, Jonathan L. Howard Book launches by PS Publishing – 5 pm (Broadway Suite) I’ll only be at the event for a short time, but it should be a fun occasion TV Treasures – 5.30 pm (Panel Room 2) Maura McHugh (mod), Anne Lyle, Stephen Gallagher, Steve J. Shaw, Gavin Williams SATURDAY…

  • Guest of Honour Interview with Claire Wendling

    I’m honoured that I’ll be interviewing Artist Guest of Honour, Claire Wendling, at WorldCon 75 in Helsinki. It will be taking place at noon on Friday, 11 August in Messukeskus, Room 103. Claire is a French comic book artist, illustrator, and video games concept designer, who started her career by winning the prestigious “Alph-Art avenir” (“future”/young talent) prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival while still in her third year of art school. Since then she has drawn the award-winning Les lumières de l’Amalou (written by Christophe Gibelin), helped design the visuals for Alone in the Dark IV (Infogrames), illustrated numerous titles, and drawn for a variety of comic books,…

  • Worldcon 75

    I’ll be attending the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland from 9-13 August 2017, which is the first time a WorldCon has taken place in a Nordic country. It looks like it’s going to be a terrific event with a huge array of programming items. It will be my first time visiting Finland, and in a bonus coincidence, a new Moomin Museum has opened in Tampere. Here is my schedule for the event: Wednesday, 9 Aug, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Messukeskus, 206 ‘Coffee, Pie and Murder: 25 Years Later’ The cult television show Twin Peaks makes its return in 2017. Is this a good idea,…

  • 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 Maura McHugh, Diane Duane, Peter Morwood, Michael Carroll, Allen Stroud 12:00, A. Tivoli/Yeats The Arc of Women’s Fandom Fionnuala Murphy, Ruth F. Long, Maura McHugh, Celine Kiernan 14:00, E. Wexford Sunday, 16 October Interview with Guest of Honour, Rhianna Pratchett Rhianna Pratchett, Maura McHugh 15:00, A. Tivoli/Yeats To Every…

  • 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, Mike Carey, Alasdair Stuart (Chair), Peter Sutton, Natasha Bardon Book Launch – NewCon Press Ten Tall Tales From 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Saturday, 24 September in Main Ballroom (Grand Hotel), St Nicholas Cliff With Ramsey Campbell, Edward Cox, Simon Clark, Andrew Hook, Paul Kane, Maura McHugh, Lynda E Rucker,…