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
Great Start today + read more

Emerald Garrison joins WexWorlds

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

Guests

Eoin Colfer Guest Photo Eoin is the patron of the Festival and a resident of Wexford. His books have achieved worldwide popularity. In 2009 Eoin released, And Another Thing, book six in the Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. Eoin was personally selected by Jane Belson, wife of the late Douglas Adams to write the book.



Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher, historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He first developed an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school with gripping Viking stories inspired by history he was learning in school at the time!
After leaving school he got his degree from Dublin university and qualified as a primary school teacher, returning to work in Wexford.

He married in 1991 and he and his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been translated into many languages. A sequel followed in 1999, followed by some other books (see below). Then in 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing.

Eoin has just ben voted the ‘Puffin of Puffins’ the favourite writer of Puffin books readers, as voted by 10,000 readers. His next book, Artemis Fowl: The Atlantis Complex will be the seventh book in the Artemis Fowl series and is released in July this year.


He says, "I will keep writing until people stop reading or I run out of ideas. Hopefully neither of these will happen anytime soon. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.{/exp:exp:trunchtml} + read more