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Monday 19 August 2019

Local author to speak at 'RosCon'

David Pollard, Training and Innovation Manager, Rehab Group, joins students to showcase VR tech at RosCon 2018
David Pollard, Training and Innovation Manager, Rehab Group, joins students to showcase VR tech at RosCon 2018

Derek Landy, the local playwright and author behind the hit Skulduggery Pleasant novels will be among the high-profile speakers at RosCon, Roslyn College Dublin's version of the popular Comic Con event.

The day will feature the opportunity to compete in video and board game challenges and for visitors to create face masks of their own faces, all while dressed as their favourite comic book/sci fi characters and superheroes.

Dave Duane, Facebook Enterprise Operations Manager, Ireland, will also give a talk at the event

Andrew Tully, Computer Programming and Game Design instructor at Roslyn said: 'RosCon is a gaming and technology event run by students for students and visitors. It's an opportunity to showcase the many creative courses in the college, with students organising the event and creating all artwork and digital communications. We're all excited to see the creativity of the attendees' costumes.

'We will have expert guest speakers involved in the publishing/comic/game/software industries, competitions and prizes for gaming and costumes, and technology demonstrations.'

David Pollard, Training and Innovation Manager, Rehab Group, will be showcasing 3D printers; MakeyMakey (an electronic invention tool and toy); Raspberry Pi (a low-cost, credit-card sized computer) and a selection of drones at the event.

He said: 'This event is a student-led initiative, designed and organised by the students of Roslyn Park. It showcases the incredible potential of these students when they are empowered to follow their passions and given the opportunity to shine.'

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