WEXWORLDS // Sci Fi and Fantasy Fiction Festival 2011 // November 25th - 27th, 2011 // Wexford Town, Ireland
Booking for all events: Phone 053 9123764 or online at Wexford Arts Centre

About Wexworlds

Wexworlds Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fiction Festival, brings you entertainment, and pause for thought, as we celebrate the fiction of the fantastic, supported by Failte Ireland, Wexford County Council, Wexford Borough Council Penguin and many more local business supports.

This year we welcome Alex Scarrow (Time Riders Series), Peadar O Guilin (The Inferior), Nick Roche (Transformers for Dark Horse Comics) and our Patron and native of Wexford, Eoin Colfer.

A variety of events and activities will be taking place, over the whole weekend, from artistic creativity for children, an art exhibition, workshops, talks and discussions, competitions Cosplay Teen Disco with Juice Teen Disco,and the Caca Milis Wild Wexworlds Cabaret see http://www.cacamilis.org for details.
Visit our events page for more information on the programme.

The festival will be taking place in a variety of venues in Wexford town to include Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford Library, Wexford Book Centre, Whites Hotel, Dun Mhuire with the Sci Fi Bazaar in the mothership at Wexford Arts Centre.

Situated in the southeast coast of Ireland, Wexford’s history is steeped in myth and legend and makes this a perfect location for an Alternate Worlds festival. A story tells of its origin in the mists of time, when Garman Garbh was drowned on the mudflats by waters released by an Enchantress. The vast expanse of harbour thus created was named "The lake of Garman" or Loch Garman, the Gaelic name for Wexford. Wexford is also home to Puffins Readers Favourite Writer, Eoin Colfer author of the famed Artemis Fowl series. Accessible too from mainland UK and Europe via sea (Rosslare Harbour) and air (Waterford/Dublin) - with bus and train access from major cities in Ireland, this festival makes for a great weekend away for the international and national tourist alike with fantastic imaginations.

If interested in participating as artist, trader, visitor or volunteer please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

News

Due to unforeseen circumstances there will be no Wexworlds Festival in 2012.

Due to unforeseen circumstances there will be no Wexworlds Festival in 2012. + read more

Please pre book Events to avoid disappointment

Some workshops and events sold out so please pre book. Box office 053 9123764
Great Start today + read more

Emerald Garrison joins WexWorlds

The fantastic Emerald Garrsion Star Wars costuming club that brings together enthusiasts from all + read more

Guests

Eoin Colfer Guest Photo Eoin is the patron of the Festival and a resident of Wexford. His books have achieved worldwide popularity. In 2009 Eoin released, And Another Thing, book six in the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. Eoin was personally selected by Jane Belson, wife of the late Douglas Adams to write the book.



Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher, historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He first developed an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school with gripping Viking stories inspired by history he was learning in school at the time!
After leaving school he got his degree from Dublin university and qualified as a primary school teacher, returning to work in Wexford.

He married in 1991 and he and his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been translated into many languages. A sequel followed in 1999, followed by some other books (see below). Then in 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing.

Eoin has just ben voted the ‘Puffin of Puffins’ the favourite writer of Puffin books readers, as voted by 10,000 readers. His next book, Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex will be the seventh book in the Artemis Fowl series and is released in July this year.


He says, "I will keep writing until people stop reading or I run out of ideas. Hopefully neither of these will happen anytime soon. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.{/exp:exp:trunchtml} + read more