J-Con Ireland gives cosplayers time to shine in Croke Park

Last week I jumped into the unknown and attended J-Con Dublin, a conference dedicated to Japanese culture taking place in Croke Park. Even though I hate exhausting the metaphor of Alice in Wonderland, I’ll follow through with it. While we have arguably firmer connections with Japanese culture in Lafcadio Hearn as you can hear in…

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Why Netflix has made me love regular television again

The advent of Netflix has brought about a new style of binge-watching television. People were afraid of this new ‘thing’ taking over, as has always happened: TV was to kill radio; the internet was to kill print. But neither of those happened. And nor will Netflix kill traditional television. I’m writing this as I wait…