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This morning.

Convention Centre, Dublin

Sci fi-loving ‘revellers’ gather for Day 1 of the of the 77th convention of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) known as Worldcon .

More as we get it.

Meanwhile…

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This afternoon.

Convention Centre, Dublin

Registration ahead of the opening tomorrow of the 77th convention of the World Science Fiction Society (WSFS) known as Worldcon .

Home of the Hugo Awards, the gathering, usually held in the USA, attracts thousands of Science Fiction fans from across the world: some in elaborate cosplay and most with ‘fannish‘ nicknames.

Will Hugo?

You go?

Never mind.

Pic via Omegar

Worldcon

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The twelfth annual Eirtakon anime, sci-fi and gaming convention opens tomorrow in the Croke Park Convention Centre.

Announced a few weeks back as the final installment of the event, organisers have a bit of a New Orleans funeral planned for the Irish anime fandom’s cornerstone event.

Writes Helene Duffy:

Eirtakon expects over 4000 people from all over Ireland will come together for the weekend to celebrate anime, manga and Japanese culture. This year you can meet international cosplay and anime guests, listen to cultural panels, take part in cosplay and gaming workshops, play your favourite board games or compete in the huge range of console tournaments.

During the convention you will also have the opportunity to watch dozens of hours of anime screenings, watch or participate in the Cosplay Blind Date, and shop till you drop in the biggest artist’s alley and trader’s hall ever seen at an Irish convention.

Guest appearances this year include Doom/Wolfenstein creator John Romero, Ghost Recon/Dragon Siege artist Brenda Romero, and voice actors Luci Christian (One Piece, Gunslinger Girl) & John Swasey (Borderlands 2, Halo, One Piece), while musical events include the Irish Video Game Orchestra and the Taiseiyo Taiko Drummers.

Subarashii.

Tickets on sale now.

Eirtakon

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5fv7zxgUyI

Coming soon.

Made Ordinary, a fantasy superhero drama set in an Ireland from ‘a parallel dimension’….

Starring Michelle Costello and Tristan Heanue and featuring Morgan C Jones as the world’s greatest super villain, Dr. Devastation who has been released after “30 years of imprisonment. With no powers, no money and no allies he must adapt to a world that has long forgotten who he is”.

Director Christian Kotey, of makers Rising Films sez:

”This is a real first. A science fiction story told from the viewpoint of the defeated villain. There’s huge interest in the site and the online comic. We are interested in co-producers and broadcasters who wish to come on board and help us bring Made Ordinary and it’s universe to as wide an audience as possible…”

Anyone?

Made Ordinary

size_comparison___science_fiction_spaceships_by_dirkloechel-d6lfgdf space3 space2wall-EAn exhaustively researched (currently in its fifth iteration with future updates including Dune and Mass Effect planned) fictional spaceship size comparison chart by German digital artist Dirk Loechel featuring craft of all descriptions from Star Wars, Warhammer, Babylon5, Star Trek, Wall-E, Serenity, Farscape, Silent Running, Independence Day, AvP, Battlestar Galactica and dozens more.

Link to gob-smackingly massive version here.

UPDATE: Still not sufficiently sated by the rocket-scaling above? Check out Jeff Russel’s Starship Dimensions – an entire site dedicated to this sort of thing.

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