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Christmas Letter from The Editor; Eoin McAuley

Seasons Greetings Everybody!
 Well it’s that festive time of year again. A time for giving, a time for thanks and a time to fall into a self-induced over-fed turkey coma. 2011 has been a busy year, to say the least, for Lightning Strike. From poster campaigns to a mini-convention circuit we’ve covered a lot of ground (not bad for just 5 months work eh?). But believe me when I say we haven’t even started.
 In 2012 you folks can look forward to the release of our premier anthology magazine Lightning Strike Presents. This magazine will have something for everybody whether your tastes include fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk or historical epics (and that’s not even naming all the different types of genres included in the magazine). For all the latest developments on Lightning Strike Presents please keep your eye on this very website or checkout our Twitter and Facebook page.
 Of course everything that Lightning Strike has done so far and plans to do in the future wouldn’t be possible without the support of so many local conventions and shops. On the behalf of everyone involved with Lightning Strike I wish to thank everyone involved with;
  • Octocon
  • Dublin City Toy and Comic Mart
  • Dublin City Comics
  • The Big Bang
  • Sub City
Their advice and support has been much appreciated. Above all I wish to thank all of our fans who follow our Facebook and website updates regularly. They’re the real heroes of the story.
Heading into 2012 there’s a lot of talk about doom and gloom; cuts this, budget that blah, blah, blah. But if Lightning Strike has proved anything it is no matter how dire things may look as long as people are willing to band together and work towards a common goal, no matter how big or small that goal might be, progress can and will be made. As the saying goes;
“It is always better to light but one candle than to curse the darkness”.
Wishing you all the very best this Christmas,
Eoin McAuley.
Editor-In-Chief and Publisher.
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Introducing Lightning Strike

Hey guys. So last week we hit a bunch of sci-fi and comic cons around Dublin’s city centre and while we were there, the guys from Boomstick came along to check things out and films a few VT’s.

Here’s the first of our videos from that week, starting with some of the guys at Dublin’s Toy and Comic Mart. Hope ya like it!


Promo Stuff!

Hey guys! So this is a pretty big week for all of us here in Lightning Strike HQ. We’ll have Doc heading over to the States to big us up at New York Comic Con, while the rest of us will be working away at home getting ready for this weekend. On Saturday 15th October, we’ll have a booth round at Dublin’s Comic and Toy Mart at Wynn’s Hotel on Lwr Abbey St, and on Sunday 16th October, we’ll be hosting a small panel at Octocon, Dublin’s premiere annual sci-fi and convention being held in the Camden Court Hotel. We’ll be selling merch, doing sketches, answering questions, the whole shabang, so be sure to pop along if you’re free.

In the meantime, here’s a promo flyer designed by Eddie McElroy for the magazine featuring the lead characters from some of the stories you’ll soon be reading about in SHOCK!