Meg Lowney ‘Star Wars Padame Amidala’ with R2-D2 with Kris McGuire ‘The Alchemist’ from Bui Bolg, William Gaul, age 4 as Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Gary Cowman hit the streets of Wexford town today to help launch the programme for Ireland’s biggest Science and Fantasy Fiction Festival WexWorlds which is due to take place across the town from 25 – 27 November, for details of the fantastical programme of events see www.visitwexford.ie – Photograph Patrick Browne.
Ireland’s biggest Science Fiction and Fantasy Fiction Festival will take place in Wexford town from 25 – 27 November.
Highlights of the festival programme include ‘Talks for schoolchildren’ with top author Eoin Colfer, ‘How to Navigate the Night Sky with Astronomy Ireland an ‘Awesome Comic Book workshop’ with Irish Comic News Best Mainstream Artist award-winner Nick Roche and a ‘Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fiction Bazaar’ a ‘Star Wars’ Craft Quest, Space Toys Worksop and Lego workshops with Lego Ambassador James Shields as well as Caca Milis Wexworlds Cabaret and Cos Play Teen Disco.
Readings and talks from some of the world’s most acclaimed Science Fiction writers will take place throughout the festival weekend including a talk with Author Ian McDonald, Peadar O’Guilin The Inferior’and Wexford native Eoin Colfer who will host a reading from his own collection of works including Artemis Fowl series.
Alex Scarrow author, graphic artist and computer games designer will host a reading and book signing; he will talk about his books and life creating his ‘Time Riders’ series which includes over 9 books in total. For mini Star Wars enthusiasts Artist Orla Bates will host a workshop to create the coolest Star Wars projects the galaxy has ever seen including a ‘Chewbacca sock puppet’ Jabba the Hutt toy, Yoda finger puppet a more of the favourite characters. Bui Bolg – internationally acclaimed street performance company will host workshops for making Wands and Wizard costumes and Space toys and Pop up Monsters.
For details on all of the unusual events due to take place at the festival see www.visitwexford.ie