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Batman Day – KAPOW!

March 10th, 2015 by Jay Comments


Dark Knight, Caped Crusader, World’s Greatest Detective – whatever you know him as, wherever you know him from – Batman is proof you don’t need superpowers to be a superhero.

From March 16 – 21 the Nerve Centre in Derry/Londonderry turns into Gotham City as they celebrate the icon of cinema, TV, video games and of course comics.

March 21st will be Batman Day!

The action packed day will include a host of Batman-themed activities for children and young people to enjoy, including the Gotham Arcade featuring the very best Batman video games, comic art and FabLab workshops, face painting, cosplay with the chance to win a number of spot prizes, screenings of Batman animations, and art activities throughout the Nerve Centre.  Batman himself will be patrolling the Nerve Centre between 2pm and 4pm.

Stephen Mooney, one of Ireland’s leading comic creators, and currently the artist on ‘Grayson’ for DC Comics will also be there! Grayson  follows the exploits of the former Robin the Boy Wonder, Dick Grayson, the original Batman sidekick who went on to become Nightwing, of the Teen Titans. He also served as Batman for a brief time when Batman was presumed dead! Stephen has worked on a host of top comic titles, Angel, A-Team, Teen Wolf, CSI and recently created his own critically acclaimed creator-owned comic ‘Half Past Danger’.

There will also be a panel discussion on the greatest Batman story ever told.  This will be a very special event featuring a panel of guests and Batman experts, including top comic artist Stephen Mooney, a host of leading comic podcasters and journalists – including Following The Nerd – and also the audience! Bat-fans will have four minutes to present the case for their favourite Batman story, in any media, with a discussion and public vote at the end to decide the winner. The member of the audience with most votes will receive a special prize and gift voucher.

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Jay says that he is a writer, martial artist, sketcher, and dreamer but mostly just a husband and father. Since getting married to the wonderful and patient woman of his dreams, and becoming a father (of two young boys), he has fallen into the category of 'lapsed nerd' as he is a former RPer, Live Role-Player, and comic book junkie. Science fiction and fantasy books are the staple of his shelves - both in terms of books and movies ... however, he's never seen Star Wars (any of them) but please don't hold that against him! He is currently trying to find a medical cure for the thing called sleep, as it is interferring with the thing he calls life. If you want to know more about him go to

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