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    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…

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    Horror Expo Ireland 2016

    I’m pleased to announce I’ll be a guest at the inaugural Horror Expo Ireland event, which is taking place at The Freemasons Grand Lodge, Molesworth St, Dublin on Sunday, 30 October 2016. There’s a terrific line-up of guests, and it should be a fun event in a splendid building. Tickets go on sale at 6pm on Thursday, 7 July (and there’s a limit of 250 Tickets) via Eventbrite. Get them while you can!

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    Dublin Ghost Story Festival

    I’ll be one of the guests at the Dublin Ghost Story Festival, which is taking place from 19 – 21 August 2016, at the Freemason Grand Lodge of Ireland, 17 Molesworth Street in Dublin. The Guest of Honour is Adam Nevill and the Master of Ceremonies is John Connolly. Other guests include: A.K. Benedict, Paul Kane, David Mitchell, Marie O’Regan, Sarah Pinborough, John Reppion, Lynda E. Rucker, and Angela Slatter, and the event is organised by Brian J. Showers of Swan River Press. It’s a terrific line-up of guests, and the venue should be conducive to our conversations about odd and uncanny stories. Tickets are limited, and popular, so grab…

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    Dublin Women in Horror Month Event

    To celebrate Women in Horror Month 2016 Acid Cane Comics are hosting the first comic/live music crossover night which is happening at 7pm tonight at On the Rox. They’re getting the comic creators and connoisseurs of horror together in an atmosphere of drinks and rock ‘n’ roll. There will be a comic book launches from Acid Cane Comics and Clare Foley as well as entertainment from Kate’s Party, Glassgears, and Solid Gold Rocketship. There will also be burlesque from The WareBitch Project. To celebrate the event ACC are publishing an anthology of work under the theme of women in horror – I have an original flash fiction in it, called…

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    Fête de la Bande Dessinée 2016

    I’ll be a guest at the Fête de la Bande Dessinée – Comic Book Festival on 2 March, at the Mart Firestation, 190a Rathmines Road Lower, Dublin 6. It’s organised by IGI (Illustrators Guild of Ireland), Alliance Française de Dublin, and The Comics Lab. 2 March will feature Pulse – Irish Comics Now Pulse takes a snapshot of what’s happening in Irish comics right now. From small-press to mainstream, from indie to industry, we’ve got it covered. Some of theevening’s highlights include: Pop-up comics fair – For one night only, immerse yourself in a selection of indie comics from over 40 Irish-based comics creators. Grab a beer, have a read…

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    2014 Laydeez do Comics meeting

    Lynda Rucker and I are organising another Laydeez do Comics meeting from 2pm onwards this Saturday in the Odessa Club in Dublin. Our guests will be C.E. Murphy, Philip Barrett, me, and Paul Bolger. We’re also celebrating being on the cusp of the holiday season, so bring along a wrapped comic book for our blind comic book swap – come with one comic and leave with another! Everyone is welcome! Pop along, listen to the speakers, meet the Irish comic book community, and get your comic book fix on!

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    D.I.C.E. 2014

    This weekend the third Dublin International Comics Expo (D.I.C.E) is taking place in Pembroke Square, Dundrum Town Centre, Co. Dublin, and I’m delighted to be attending as a guest. It’s the first time I’ve been able to go to D.I.C.E – I was out of the country for both previous events – so I’m looking forward to checking it out. The convention is featuring a ton of fantastic guests from Ireland, the UK, and the USA, including talent scouts from Marvel, DC, and 2000AD who will be conducting portfolio reviews. Plus, there will be panel discussions at the Screen 2 of Movies@Dundrum on a variety of topics. Here’s my schedule:…

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    Shamrokon schedule

    Tomorrow marks the start of Shamrokon in Dublin, the European science fiction convention (Eurocon) which is held in a different country each year. After all the fun and frolics at Worldcon in London last weekend, I’m approaching this event with anticipation, tempered with a little fatigue. Here’s my schedule: Made In Ireland: Fantasy Classics By Irish Authors: Friday 15:00 – 16:00, D. Ulster Le Fanu Track: Vampire Lovers – Le Fanu and the Silver Screen: Saturday 15:00 – 16:00, C. Munster Le Fanu Track: Dracula vs. Carmilla: Saturday 16:00 – 17:00, C. Munster Women of 2000AD: Sunday 12:00 – 13:00, C. Munster Golden Blasters: Sunday 14:00 – 16:00, B. Lansdowne…

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    ArcadeCon 2014

    ArcadeCon is taking place in the Ballsbridge Hotel this weekend, and I’ll be dropping by for a couple of panels and to chat to people. I was a special guest at ArcadeCon last year, and it was one of the friendliest conventions I’ve ever attended in Ireland – chock-full of fantastic cosplayers and fans who are passionate about genre media. Here are the two panels I’m on: 3pm on Saturday, Ballroom: Representing Geeks: Prejudice, Privilege, Power 4pm on Sunday, Ballroom: We Are Irish Comics It should be a fun weekend!

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    Solstice signing at Sub-City Comics

    Thanks to Rob Curley at Sub-City Comics in Dublin, and the fabulous PR crew at Dark Horse Comics, I’ll be doing a signing of issue 1 of Witchfinder: The Mysteries of Unland at Sub-City Comics at its new location at 62 Dame Street, Dublin, Ireland 2, on Saturday, 21 June from noon – 4pm. I’m looking forward to chatting to people about the comic book on the day! I only wish my co-writer Kim Newman, and our artist Tyler Crook, colourist Dave Stewart, and Letterer Clem Robins could be there! The first issue will be hitting the shops on Wednesday, 18 June, so there should be plenty of time to…