Born in the USA, but raised and educated in Ireland, Maura now resides in Galway, Ireland, where she writes screenplays, short stories, plays and novels, and works as a web developer, IT consultant, and blogger. She's a graduate of the 2006 Clarion West Writers Workshop. Her web site is: http://splinister.com
Recently published - "Bone Mother" in the Fantasy anthology by Sean Wallace and Paul Tremblay; "In the Woods" in Cabinet des Fees; "Who Hears our Cries in Forgotten Tongues?" in Flash Me: the Magazine of Flash Fiction.
|Fri||1600||6 years (almost) and counting||Sept 11, 2001; 9/11. Are the wounds still too fresh to talk about? How about 7/7? Does the rest of the world care? Can it happen again? Can we use it in a story? If not now, when? Is this a line that cannot be crossed?||Joe HALDEMAN, Jon COURTENAY GRIMWOOD, Lawrence PERSON, Maura MCHUGH, Pat CADIGAN, Elizabeth Anne HULL|
|Sat||1300||Heroes: The TV Series||Heroes has made the world safer for comics culture. The creators say they've got 5 more seasons scoped: is there enough depth to sustain that? There are more unanswered questions than ever before, not the least of which is who's cuter: Hiro or Niki? (Or Jessica?)||Maura MCHUGH, Michele ELLINGTON, Paul CORNELL, Perrianne LURIE|
|Sun||1200||Celtic and British Influenced SF and Fantasy||Celtic and British myth and culture have profoundly influenced English-language fantasy. How much influence has it had on fantasy in other languages?||Kari MAUND, Cecilia DART-THORNTON, Maura MCHUGH|
|Sun||1600||Anti-Americanism||Is it just jealousy? Or is there some basis to how most of the world feels towards the United States, the first Hyperpower the world has ever seen||Dave LUCKETT, Gregory BENFORD, Jon COURTENAY GRIMWOOD, Maura MCHUGH|