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

Alex Scarrow Guest Photo Alex Scarrow used to be a rock guitarist, then he became a graphic artist, then he decided to be a computer games designer and his work is included in Waterworld, Evolva, The Thing, Spartan, Gates of Troy, Legion Arena. In 2005 I got my first book deal with Orion, writing adult thrillers. And in 2009 he signed up with Puffin to write the succesful TimeRiders series. He has written a number of successful thrillers and several screenplays, but it's YA fiction that has allowed him to really have fun with the ideas and concepts he was playing around with when designing games. TimeRiders is a series of young adult science fiction novels. It is planned to have nine books and is currently published by the Penguin Group. The novels revolve around teenagers known as the TimeRiders who are recruited by an entity known as 'The Agency' moments before their deaths. The Agency was set up to protect the established set of events throughout history and to fix it if it is tampered with. They operate from their field office underneath an archway of the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City in a two day time dilation 'Time Bubble', on 10 and 11 September 2001. Each novel revolves around a major change in the historical timeline and the team must work with each other to fix it with the help of a 'support unit' - a cyborg who can mimic human behaviour. TimeRiders: Gates of Rome (book 5) out 2nd February 2012!

Alex lives in Norwich with his son, Jacob, his wife, Frances, and two very fat rats.

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