About WexworldsWexworlds 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.