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
Wexworlds 2011 fantastic weekend comes to an end. Thanks to All who took part. Schedule Wexworlds for next year 23rd-25th November 2012. Look forward to welcoming you back to Wexford for Wexworlds next year.

Wexworlds 2011 was a great success. Thanks to all the guests and organisations that took part: Eoin Colfer, Alex Scarrow, Nick Roche, Peadar O Guilin, Kevin Weaver, Sciencetastic - Michelle Maher, Astronomy Ireland - Oisin Creaner, Orla Bates, Lego Ambassador James Shields, Bui Bolg, Helena Mulkerns and the Caca Milis Cabaret guests,Juice Teen Disco, Legitimate Bodies Dance Company, Heritage Park,Wexford Library, Wexford Arts Centre Wexford Book Centre and Whites Hotel, Dun Mhuire, Talbot Hotel, Opera Steakhouse and Pizzeria, Sci Fi and Fantasy Fiction Bazaar inluding Readers Paradise, Real Toys, Nial Devereux movie Posters and memorabilia, John Ryan - artist, Alien8 and Planet Gig Guide. Thanks to 3 Tek for sponsoring the PC Tablet for the Raffle, Alient8 for sponsoring the DC and Marvel Vaults, Real Toys for Excaliber Sword.

Check out our Wexworlds Facebook Page Wexworlds for all the pics and Wexworlds videos on youtube. Let us know your favourite experience from the festival weekend.

Thanks to our supporting partners - Arts Council, Failte Ireland, Wexford County Council and Wexford Borough Council

We will keep you posted on next years programme as it develops and look forward to welcoming you back in 2012. Keep spreading the word about this festival which we plan to build year to year as the must attend festival on the festival calendar.



Book great weekend special rates at hotels and b&bs including Whites Hotel and Talbot hotel

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.

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

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

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