Press Release: Journey Planet nominated as a Finalist in the Hugo Awards

With eight spectacular issues last year, the Fanzine Journey Planet announced that they’d been nominated as a finalist for a Hugo Award in the Fanzine Catagory. Four of last year’s co-editors are Irish: Michael Carroll, Pádraig Ó Méalóid, Paul Trimble and James Bacon. 

‘Comics, fanzines and conventions are intrinsically linked and as comic fans, discussing, exploring, engaging and hearing new voices on all subjects is great fun’ said Dubliner Co-editor  James Bacon who continued ‘ we are incredibly honoured to be nominated’. 

Last year a number of issues looked to comics as the source of inspiration. Swamp Thing, Battle and The Future of Policing all were issues with focus on Comics.  The Russian Space issue which is a parallel text fully in Russian and English also looked at Russian comics while the Star Wars Mandalorian issue had a Comic style cover by Antarctic explorer Autun Purser. 

‘Paul, Pádraig and Mike who would all be known to readers, Paul having won the Irish Comic News Award this year were fabulous Co-Editors’  said Chris Garcia. 

Irish contributors included Carol Connolly, comic writer Maura McHugh, James Mason, Monkey, John Vaughan, comic artist Keith Burns, Hedge Scout, Marguerite Smith, Noelle Ameijenda, comic artist Ryan Brown, writer Garth Ennis and your ICN editor David Ferguson.  

The fanzines are available on Weebly

Journey Planet is edited by Michael Carroll,  John Coxon, Sara Felix, Ann Gry,  Sarah Gulde, Alissa McKersie, Errick Nunnally , Pádraig Ó Méalóid, Chuck Serface, Steven H Silver, Paul Trimble, Erin Underwood, James Bacon and Chris Garcia 

Currently a team are working on a ‘Crafting in Covid’ issue and welcoming hearing from anyone who turned their hand to comics, or crafting last year.