Thursday, July 31, 2008

Randi Pulls the Plug

So James Randi has said that he's giving 2 more years for someone to claim his $1,000,000.00 prize by displaying paranormal abilities under controlled conditions. He says that 10 years is long enough to wait.

I'm just wondering why he is bothering to pull it? Its the main weapon for most skeptics and he's taking it away from them. If he thinks his money is so safe then whats the problem? Maybe he saw some cool stuff on craigslist that he really wants or maybe a psychic told him that someone is going to prove the existance of supernatural powahs in 2011? Maybe he just wants some attention or maybe he's just worried that he's been wrong all along and he'll be in deep do-do when he crosses over?

Monday, July 28, 2008

Tickets on Sale!

Finally tickets have gone on sale for the Dublin Paranormal Convention! We've set up the shop on the so people can purchase tickets safely and conveniently through PayPal.

Now all we have to do is point people towards them and look forward for what I know will be a great day in Clontarf Castle.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Barry FitzGerald: Dublin Paranormal Convention

Great News: Barry FitzGerald of the Sci-Fi Channel's Ghost Hunters International! Colum (of PIGs) met with Barry recently and he was more than happy to come on board to promote the Irish Paranormal Community. Barry will be giving a talk and will hopefully be answering a few questions at the Dublin Paranormal Convention in Clontarf Castle on Saturday 11th October 2008.

From Sci-Fi Channel's mini-site:

Barry FitzGerald, a veteran ghost-hunter with 17 years of experience in paranormal investigating, is memorable to Ghost Hunters fans for his work on TAPS' investigations in Europe, during the show's third season. Now, as a member of the new GHI team, Barry supplies his expertise in both ghost-hunting as well as his knowledge of the historical locations of each new investigation.

Haunted by supernatural events he experienced as a child growing up in Ireland, Barry developed an interest in paranormal research and went on to work for two different paranormal groups based in Northern Ireland. He now dedicates much of his time to the development of new investigative techniques and research methods.

A lifetime resident of Ireland, Barry previously worked as the warden for the Southern Education and Library Board, where he arranged weekends away for youths and worked on conflict issues and cross-border projects, allowing communities from either side of the cultural divide in Northern Ireland to work together and develop friendships. He is also an avid writer and cook.

I cant wait to get a chance to pick his brains!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

As if life wasn't crazy enough!

I've spent the last few days organizing a office move and oh how much fun it wasn't! I am now finally sitting in front of my iMac but surrounded by boxes and junk ... not to mention that I have no phone line and am piggybacking on a kind neighbours broadband (yes we did ask first!).

Its not all bad though and we've moved from a building full of legal eagles to the heart of trendy TempleBar! Hopefully the new setting will inspire me!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Plate Spinning!

When I set up back in 2005 I was pretty chuffed with myself but knew it was going to take a bit of effort to keep it going. Unfortunately its suffered as I've brought more projects online but I've finally decided its time to make it a bit more up to date. At the moment I'm doing it in QuarkXpress which is crazy seeing as all my other sites are now looked after by my brother-in-law Patrick over at RedTomato, he's already got his work cut out for him with my sitesand now I'm throwing a revamp at him!

So far I have this blog plus 4 sites and 2 forums:

Thats a fair bit of work and sometimes I think its too much but I really cant see a single one that I dont feel is worth the effort.

My latest project is actually to replace an old site I had (Spectral Sightings) which, while a great idea, never took off due to me not having the skills to get it to work.SpectralSightings was meant to be a data base of all reported hauntings & sightings from around Ireland . I wanted it to rely on the input of others but it was just taking a lot of effort to make it worth having.

The new is one I know I am going to be proud of! Mainly a directory site with hauntings, sightings etc it will also include a list of mediums, readers, psychics, Investigation groups etc from around Ireland. To spot it from getting to boring though I will throw up latest news, any media attention, events and once it takes off competions.

So a new look for and more importantly some changes to make it alot easier for me to update. A site isnt worth having if its out of date!