April 2015

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[There is a mild spoiler for Age of Ultron in this post] My name is Claire Bradley and I’m Dublin 2019’s official con genealogist. Wait, what? Why does a sci-fi convention need a genealogist? Well, science fiction, fantasy and genre pop culture is filled with family tree stuff, obviously. You only need to open the […]

Over at the Swan River Press, Brian Showers has been an enthusiastic supporter of Irish Fiction Friday, and was one of the people who took an enthusiastic part in our St Patrick’s Day celebrations online, sharing details about famous Irish SF/F/H authors. Swan River Press specialises in Irish Horror and Weird Fiction writing, and has […]

We’re delighted to announce that after appearances at both Eastercon and Norwescon at the beginning of the month, we’ve hit the 600 paid supporters mark! At present we have the following numbers: Pre-Supporting 458 Backer 6 Friend 100 SuperFriend 11 Subscriber 25 Grand Total 600 Our Chair, James Bacon, has written a few words to […]

The Voyage of Máel Dúin’s Boat takes Irish SF/F/H Fiction back into Irish folklore with this translation from the Old Irish by Whitley Stokes. The story is a fantastical Christian allegory in which the heroic Máel Dúin sails to avenge the death of his father after discovering that he was killed by Marauders from Leix […]

Lord Dunsany. The Book of Wonder. 1912. For the Easter weekend, we wanted a special celebration of Irish Science Fiction and Fantasy writing for IFF. Lord Dunsany (or rather Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany) is one of the most well-known authors from our shores, and much of his writing is available […]

We’ve got tables at Norwescon and Eastercon (Dysprosium) this Easter weekend, so pay attention to our Twitter feed @dublin2019, as we’ll be live tweeting as much as we can! On Sunday at Dysprosium we are also sponsoring the disco, which will be DJed by Chiptune artist Rebecca Hills-Duty / Project Genesis. We’ll also add albums […]