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It's out of this world at sci-fi and fantasy festival

Published 15/11/2011 | 05:00

NAVIGATING the night sky with astronomy buffs, awesome comic books, space toys and a 'Star Wars' craft quest -- it's the fantasy for science-fiction fans.

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Wexworld's Science and Fantasy Festival brought aliens and wizards to the streets of Wexford town yesterday ahead of the country's biggest sci-fi event.

Top author Eoin Colfer launched the programme for the festival which takes place from November 25-27.

Mr Colfer read from his own collection of works including his 'Artemis Fowl' series during the festival.

For 'Star Wars' enthusiasts, artist Orla Bates will host a workshop to create a Yoda finger puppet and more of the favourite characters.

"The interest in sci-fi and fantasy fiction across Ireland is growing at a phenomenal rate. This is the third year of the festival and is the biggest and best programme to date -- we are expecting in excess of 3,000 sci-fi and fantasy fiction fans," Elizabeth Whyte of Wexford Arts Centre said.

Irish Independent

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