Yes, I’ll be in Dublin in just over a week!
So a few quick notes about when and where you can expect to find me:
Introduction to grimdark
16 Aug 2019, Friday 18:00 – 18:50, Wicklow Hall-1 (CCD)
Grimdark is a fantasy subgenre defined, amongst other things, by its cynical outlook and flawed protagonists. The term was originally pejorative, stemming from the Warhammer 40,000 description: ‘In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war’ – but many authors have turned the insult around and claimed it as their own. The panel will offer a brief introduction to the history and tropes of grimdark fantasy as well as reading recommendations.
PLEASE NOTE: I’ve been told the printed convention schedule has me listed for a Beer Meet up at 21:00. THIS IS NOT CORRECT. Sorry, but there was a scheduling conflict. I’ll let people know if this is moved to another time.
17 Aug 2019, Saturday 12:00-12:50
Sign up in advance required. Drink coffee and ask if that certain favorite character of yours is REALLY dead. (Or any other questions you might have.)
Who did what best?
17 Aug 2019, Saturday 16:30 – 17:20, Odeon 3 (Point Square Dublin)
We look at the elements of images that define the tropes of sci-fi and fantasy, and we ask what artists did the best versions. Expect some arguments…
Autographs: Monday at 10:00
19 Aug 2019, Monday 10:00 – 10:50, Level 4 Foyer (CCD)