Dublin 2019 Blog

Fantastic Fridays: Ethna Carbery

Welcome to the series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Swan River Press takes us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “One bleak night in autumn a sound outside drew him to the door, and opening it, he stood listening.” – “The Wee Gray Woman” (1903) Ethna Carbery (1866-1902) was the pen name of […]READ MORE

Fantastic Fridays: C. S. Lewis

Welcome to the series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Swan River Press takes us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “If ever they remembered their life in this world it was as one remembers a dream.” – “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” (1950) C. S. Lewis (1898-1963) is widely considered a […]READ MORE

Fantastic Fridays: Clotilde Graves

Welcome to a series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Over the next few months Swan River Press will be taking us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “Only the dead are faithful to Love—because they are dead,” she said. “The living live on—and forget!” – A Vanished Hand (1914)   Clotilde Graves (1863-1932) […]READ MORE

Parkrun at WorldCon!

What is parkrun? The short answer is it’s a 5k run in the park! The longer answer is that it’s a free, timed run – not a race! – and, in fact, you don’t even have to run! – that takes place every Saturday morning, in over 20 countries around the world.   Photo by […]READ MORE

Fantastic Fridays: Dorothy Macardle

Welcome to another entry in a series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Swan River Press takes us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “It would be strange, indeed, if the vigour and content of the living could not banish the lingering sorrows of the dead.” – The Uninvited (1941)   Dorothy Macardle—historian, playwright, […]READ MORE

Fantastic Fridays: Katherine Tynan

Welcome to another entry in a series on Irish writers of the fantastic. Swan River Press takes us on a tour through Ireland’s fantasy heritage. “Any whose business brought them to the attic looked in the corners warily, while they stayed, but the servants did not like to go there alone.” – “The First Wife” […]READ MORE