Announcing Our New Chair for Octocon 2023 – Paul Carroll

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Paul Carroll

Our current Chair Sakura is stepping down after this year’s convention, and we are delighted to announce that our chair for 2023 will be … (insert drum roll) … Paul Carroll!

Paul will be giving up the many hats he’s currently wearing (Guest Liaison / Trade Liaison / Co-Head of Programme) for one very big important hat, and we know he will continue to do his very best for Octocon.


Paul Carroll is a writer and comic creator from Dublin. His work primarily focuses on the extraordinary, be that through magic, science or just downright chaotic. He is a founding member of both Limit Break Comics and Cupán Fae, Dublin-based creative groups.

Octo reading books

He helps manage, and currently works in Children’s Books Ireland as Book-Gifting Manager. His obsessions include tea, foxes and spreadsheets.

Fun Fact: Paul has an enamel pin collection numbering in the hundreds. 

Paul can be found