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
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Emerald Garrison joins WexWorlds

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Guests

Peadar O Guilin Guest Photo Peadar Ó Guilín is an Irish author. His first novel was The Inferior, book one of The Bone World Trilogy, which was published by David Fickling in 2007 (2008 in the U.S.A.).
Peadar grew up in Donegal off the West Coast of Ireland. The Inferior it starts out like a fantasy novel but, as the book progresses, it develops characteristics generally attributed to science fiction novels. The book has been marketed as YA fiction.

Stopmouth’s tribe ekes out a day to day existence, hunting rival species for their meat or bartering the weakest of their own kind when stocks in the larder are running low. As someone with a speech impediment, Stopmouth is seen as weak and expected to ‘volunteer’ for the flesh trade sooner rather than later (especially as his brother has a nasty habit of stealing his thunder). This changes though when a strange woman falls from the sky, an event that will affect not only Stopmouth but also his entire world.
‘The Inferior’ is a book where there is always something happening and this steady chain of events hooked me until long after I’d actually finished reading. There’s no lull at all but because everything ties in neatly together it never seemed like overkill and I just wanted to keep reading. ‘Survival of the fittest’ is taken to an entirely new level and if you’re picking this book up be prepared to see people doing whatever it takes to make it. Fair play to O Guilin for not ducking away from spelling out what this involves. GRAEMES FANTASY BOOK REVIEW{/exp:exp:trunchtml} + read more