Dublin 2019 An Irish Worldcon Nominated for ‘Best Irish Comic Related Event’ by Irish Comic News

[From a press release.]  Dublin 2019 An Irish Worldcon is honoured and proud to have been nominated for ‘Best Irish Comic Related Event’ by Irish Comic News. A wonderful testimony to the huge team who worked so hard to ensure comics were fully represented. Featured artists Afua Richardson, Jim Fitzpatrick , Maeve Clancy and Sana Takeda added so much to our convention but we are so grateful to all the comic professionals, organisations and businesses who supported Dublin 2019. 

Afua Richardson and Sana Takeda

Without the participation of fans and professionals alike, we would have lost out on the wonderful conversations that we had, and we congratulate those brilliant participants on your nominations.

We were also so proud of the extensive art show, and are still amazed that we sold €40,000 euro of art, and very grateful to all the people who loaned us art to display in the massive wall of our Irish Comic Art Gallery as well as our Featured Artists displays and installations.

The Irish Comic Art Gallery Wall in the Point Square

We were grateful to all small press, shops and professional publishers who supported us by participating in the Programme, Art Show, and Dealers Room and congratulate those who are nominees. 

We would also like to congratulate Dublin 2019 Fringe Division Head Maura McHugh for her nomination as Best Irish Writer, and Dublin 2019 volunteers Pádraig Ó Méalóid and Michael Carroll, who are head-to-head in the ‘Best Irish Writer – Non Fiction’ category.

James Bacon, the chair of Dublin 2019, said: “I am incredibly proud, so many people came together to make this happen, and I am continually stunned at how Dublin 2019 continues to resonate and have its impact felt and how it is recognised by Irish fans. I am of course absolutely torn, as I love Enniskillen Comic Fest, DCAF, Small Press Day and know SuirCon has a great following. I am very pleased to see so many people and works connected to Dublin 2019 nominated and hope that reflects well on how well we integrated the Worldcon with local interests.”

To view the full list of nominees follow the Twitter thread starting here.

L to R : Rebecca Nalty, Gavin Fullerton (guests of Declan, took a bow at the panel. Gavin is also a nominee for best colorist small press), Derek Kunsken, Declan Shalvey, Kieron Gillen, Sana Takeda, Afua Richardson, Kyoko Ogushi (Sana’s translator)

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