About Octocon

The National Irish Science Fiction Convention
Croke Park, 15-16 October 2022

Octo and their collections

What is Octocon?

Octocon, the National Irish Science Fiction Convention, is a weekend celebration of our favourite stories from books, comics, TV, films and games; from science fiction, fantasy, horror and beyond; attracting artists, writers, film-makers and fans from across the human sphere of influence.

The first Octocon was held in 1990 with Terry Pratchett as our first Guest of Honour. Over the years, some of our guests of honour have included Anne McCaffrey, JG Jones, Tanith Lee, Mike Carey, George R.R. Martin, Gail Simone, Rhianna Pratchett, Pat Cadigan and Colleen Doran.

For one weekend in October, we gather together to talk about all the wonders we have read and watched over the year; to share our favorite moments from book, TV, comics and films; to delve into the unsung genres and curious concepts of speculative fiction; to take part in workshops, and listen to panel discussions and charming guest speakers; to see what ‘must haves’ are in the Trade Hall; to experience the fun which is Octocon.

Croke Park Stadium

Octocon 2020 and 2021 were both held online due to Covid-19, but we plan to return in-person at Croke Park on 15-16 October 2022.

Octo with programme book and badge

Find out how to become a member

Octocon is Recruiting! Open Positions May 2022

Octocon 2022 Committee

Chairperson – Raissa Perez

Treasurer – Marguerite Smith

Secretary – [open]

Memberships – MaryBrigid Turner

On-site Operations – Ryan Coomber

Virtual Operations – Faranae

On-site Volunteer Manager – [open]

Virtual Volunteer Manager – [open]

Venue Liaison – James Bacon

Programme Director – Catherine Sharp

Trade Liaison – Paul Carroll

Guest Liaison – Paul Carroll

On-site Guest Liaison – Coral Mallow

PR Officer – Janet O’Sullivan

Sponsorship – Coral Mallow

Fan Relations – [open]

Graphics Designer – [open]

Publications Officer – [open]

Social Media Manager – Karina Steffens

Web Designer – Karina Steffens

Web Admin – James Shields

Accessibility Officer – Kat Dodd