Monthly Archives: August 2013

September meeting

Laydeez do Comics - Dublin

Laydeez do Comics - DublinThe second meeting of Laydeez do Comics – Dublin, will take place from 7pm – 9.30pm on Wednesday, 11 September, 2013 in the Rooftop Bar, 3rd floor, of the Odessa Club, 13 Dame Court, Dublin 2.

Laydeez do Comics is an international network of meetings celebrating the diverse expressions of the comic book medium. Started in 2009 in London, it now has groups across the UK, America, and Ireland. The Dublin meeting is organised by writers Lynda Rucker and Maura McHugh.

Our guests for the first meeting will be Sarah Bracken, Paddy Lynch, and Arja Kajermo.

popSarah Bracken will discuss her work, her publishing imprint, and her love for the Irish Zine scene.

popPaddy Lynch will talk about ‘alternatives’: influences and career paths that are outside the mainstream.

popLynda Rucker will interview Arja Kajermo about Arja’s long career as a jobbing cartoonist both in Ireland…

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Mark Millar’s rape comments, ‘Superheroes’ TCA panel: The comics world responds

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It’s been a rough week for women in comics.

First, Wonder Woman was (once again) relegated to the back burner, while a TV series for the Flash is being fast-tracked in her place. Then, during Wednesday’s Television Critics Assn. press tour panel for the new PBS docu-series  “Superheroes: The Never-Ending Battle,” several comics creators said of the dearth of women and people of color in their pages, that readers are “not interested” in those characters.

Today comes a New Republic story that quotes “Kick-Ass” creator Mark Millar defending his comic book depictions of rape and sexual violence, saying “I don’t really think it matters.”

Comics creators, journalists and others of the comics community took to Twitter to respond to what they saw as blatant sexism, both in the TCA panel and in Millar’s comments.

Millar, the boundary-pushing comics writer who in recent years has become a Hollywood heavyweight thanks…

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The list: 100 Great Science Fiction Stories by Women

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Now let the arguing begin…

The list below contains 100 pieces of short fiction – short stories, novelettes and novellas – by women writers, published between 1927 and 2012. Each author appears only once. The stories are by no means the best by each writer. In most cases, I’m simply not familiar enough with an oeuvre to choose the best; in other cases, I’ve picked a story I’ve read and thought good, and yes, there are a few of my favourite stories in the list too. I’ve not read them all – some came from suggestions on Twitter or on an earlier post on this blog (many thanks to all who contributed), others I took from various award lists or Year’s Best TOCs. One or two fantasy stories might have sneaked through the net, because I couldn’t find copies to read and check. However, the list should all be science…

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Pacific Rim: The Story of the Irish Jaeger

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The movie doesn’t tell the story of the monster portal which opened in the Atlantic, because Ireland dealt with it single-handedly. It turns out that “being invaded from other lands” is pretty much our entire history, cultural legacy, and best way to get us to kick your arse if you try it now we have a tech sector. On the grounds that it was how we defeat all our existing demons, we built our jaeger out of a distillery.


40% fuel ensured the pilots didn’t feel any pain, fatigue, or need to ask pointed questions about the feasibility of a 100 meter tall bipedal robot. But the real breakthrough was when it turned out that the best way to check advanced psychological compatibility for direct neural linkage was “fighting with sticks.”

We immediately drafted the Kilkenny hurling team.

Fifteen championship trained violencies of pure speed. Hurling is one of the fastest…

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The spice must flow.


The best cinema in Dublin The Light House Cinema  in Smithfield, is having a late showing of DUNE. The wonderful epic Scifi movie with a sound track by Toto. Did you know that Star wars started of as Dune Fanfic?

Saturday August 17th, doors open at 9:30pm, The Spice must flow!