• The Dark Side at ILFD

    I will be part of a conversation with debut novelist and medievalist Finn Longman, on ‘The Dark Side’, at the International Literature Festival of Dublin on Saturday, 28 May.

  • Talking Folk Horror

    I will be discussing Folk Horror Cinema tomorrow on a virtual panel organised by Middlesex University Dubai.

  • Boskone 59

    My schedule of online events for Boskone 59, the annual science fiction convention of the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA).

  • 2000 AD Lockdown Chat

    At 8.00 pm on 3 August 2020 I'll be appearing on a 'Lockdown Chat' via a Zoom Webinar discussing 2000 AD, as part of June Fest Newbridge. Dave Butler will be moderating the conversation with my fellow panellists and 2000 AD experts, Michael Carroll, Eoin Coveney and PJ Holden.

  • Discussing 2000 AD at Cymera Festival

    On Sunday, 7 June 2020 at 6 pm I'll be discussing 2000 AD in a Zoom panel discussion moderated by Joe Gordon, with my fellow panellists, Michael Carroll and Joseph Elliott-Coleman, during the online Cymera Festival.

  • From Page To Scream at FrightFest

    During FrighFest I'll be appearing on a panel organised by the Den Of Geek, called From Page To Scream, from 1pm - 2pm on Sunday, 25 August at the Prince Charles cinema, Leicester Square, London.

  • Hammered Podcast

    I’ll be taking part in an on-going podcast called Hammered, dedicated to examining the more ghoulish output of the British Hammer Film Productions studio. Starting with The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) and ending (maybe) with To the Devil a Daughter (1976), the discussions will be hosted by J G Byrne and aided by a rotating guest list. Each episode will work through one film from the studio’s horror releases. The original music for the podcast is created by David Blake. The first batch of films I’ll be chatting about with John are: The Quatermass Xperiment (1955), The Mummy (1959), The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (1960), The Curse of the Mummy’s…

  • Slayers and their Vampires

    As part of the Bram Stoker Festival in Dublin (27-30 Oct), I’ll be taking part in the Slayers and their Vampires panel from 1 pm – 2.30 pm on 28 October, in the Albert Lecture Theatre, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. I’ll be joining Bruce McClelland, (Slayers and Their Vampires: A Cultural History of Killing the Dead) and David Skal (Something In the Blood: a Biography of Bram Stoker) in discussing the modern cultural significance of vampire legends. As some know, my first M.A. thesis investigated themes in 19th century supernatural Irish fiction, which included a detailed look at Bram Stoker’s Dracula. I’ve…

  • The Power of Superheroes

    I’ll be part of a panel discussing ‘The Power of Superheroes‘ at the Galway International Arts Festival, at 4pm on 22 July in the O’Donoghue Theatre in NUIG. My fellow panellists are Barry W Fitzgerald, Author of Secrets of Superhero Science and Comic Artists and Declan Shalvey, an acclaimed comic book artist for Marvel comics (and other publishers). Our moderator is Theatre Producer Jen Coppinger. We’re part of the First Thoughts track of talks at the GIAF, which also includes the fantastic cartooning legend Tom Tomorrow. His talk, Cartoon Power, is on earlier on the same day, so it’s a terrific twofer for anyone interested in sequential art.