• geekery

    MCM Ireland

    I was back on the RTÉ Radio 1 art’s show Arena last night, this time talking about the forthcoming MCM Ireland Comic Con, which is happening in Dublin this weekend for the first time. You can listen to my contribution online now: I come in around the 30 minute mark. I suspect MCM is going to be a popular event, especially as they have carpeted Dublin with posters, so everyone in the capital knows it’s going on. I’ll be there meeting friends and colleagues at the Comics Village, and generally checking out the event. The arrival of the MCM ‘brand’ into Ireland heralds that traditionally geeky interests are now mainstream.…

  • comic books,  Conventions,  geekery

    ArcadeCon – Special Guest

    The problem with any announcement on the 1st of April is everyone asks if it’s an April Fool’s joke. In this case it’s assuredly not – I’ve been asked to be one of the Special Guests at ArcadeCon 2013, which is taking place from 5 – 7 July in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin. ArcadeCon celebrates the love of fantasy/horror/science fiction and geeky obsessions across all media. Other Special Guests announced so far include: Virginia Hey (Farscape), Darrin O Toole (DOT Comics), The Irish Pubcast, Gareth David-Lloyd (Torchwood), Lucas Wilson (Twinfools in FightingDreamersPro), Nova VandorWolf (FightingDreamersPro), Professor Elemental (Entertainer), Riot Games, and Chipzel (Chip-musician). I’ve known about this since late last…

  • geekery

    land of the giants

    People might think there is no cross-over between geeks and fashionistas, but those stuffy stereotypes are vanishing. We’re all digital and cool these days. By Irish standards I’m almost a giantess, even though I’m not quite 6 feet in my bare feet. Most people see me wearing some kind of heeled shoe so generally I’m hitting into the six footer territory. Behold my new sandals, made by FLY London, in which I become even taller than normal. When I was younger I used to try to lessen my height. Now I embrace my tallness and am not afraid of heels any more (well, I’m not talking about stilettos, which are…