With the 2017 Octocon kicking off this weekend, we decided it’d be timely for an update on Irish fantasy-related stories.
- An interesting insight to the ‘extras’ casting call process for Vikings: Season 6, much of which is shot in Ireland (Project Casting )
- The trailer for Vikings: Season 6 – just a little bit of mayhem! (Youtube)
- The search on for an Irish boy to play the lead role in the upcoming movie adaptation of Eoin Colfer’s fantasy novel Artemis Fowl (RTE)
- With Game of Thrones’ Littlefinger now kicking up the daisies, Aidan Gillen plays the title role in controversial Irish comedian Dave Allen’s life story (Telegraph)
- Fairfield University screening its 10th annual movie series of “The Irish in Film” (Hartford Courant) – (beware annoying pop-ups)
- The ‘Dark Hedges’ Preservation Trust set up to protect the tree-lined avenue made famous in Game of Thrones being probed (Irish News)
- And of course …. Octocon