20th – 22nd November 2009
This was the inaugural event with Eoin Colfer, a Wexford author of the popular Artemis Fowl series launching the event. Colfer (Artemis Fowl), Darren Shan (The Saga of Darren Shan) and Oisin McGann (The Goblin of Tara and The Evil Eye) were amongst the many creators attending the first WexWorlds Festival. WexWorlds is the first Sci Fi and Fantasy Fiction Festival in Wexford supported by Failte Ireland.
Over the course of the weekend a variety of activities took place including, talks and readings, science experiments, comic art workshops, an exhibition on the process of writing for a comic, activities for younger children, discussions about fantastic literature, a selection of competitions and performance events at varied venues in Wexford town to include Wexford Arts Centre, Wexford Library, Bookstores, related businesses and hotels.
Attending guests were –
- Paul J Holden (Judge Dredd comic artist for 2000 AD and comic artist for Warhammer).
- Nick Roche (comic artist for Transformers).
- Michael Carroll (2000 AD comic writer and author of The New Heroes series).
- Robert Curley (writer for Freakshow comic and publisher for Atomic Diner comic books).
- Sarah Rees Brennan (author of The Demon’s Lexicon).
- Andrew Donkin (writer for Transformers, Batman, Dr Who).
- Oisín McGann (author of Small Minded Giants, Strangled Silence).
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