Octocon 2022 Programming for 8-15 years – tell us your suggestions or apply for a panel discussion as a young member!

We want to have as much going on as possible at Octocon this year for our younger members, especially because many might not have ever been to Octocon before. We already have a number of workshops and talks planned, including a writing workshop aimed at under 16s as well as a cosplay/costume competition, but we’d…

Octocon Presents at Dublin Comic Con – All the Multiverses

All the Multiverses What’s the craic with multiverses? From Everything Everywhere All at Once to the Marvellous multiverses of Doctor Strange heralding the newly announced Multiverse Saga of the MCU, what are the functions, uses and effects of a multiverse – or a multiplicity of multiverses – upon a story you love? Join our panel…

Octocon is delighted to announce our first in-person guest for 2022, RB Kelly!

Joining us at Croke Park from Northern Ireland is RB Kelly, award-nominated author of Edge of Heaven. Guest Bio RB Kelly’s debut novel, Edge of Heaven, was shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award and the ESFS Award for Best Work of Fiction. The sequel, On The Brink, was published in May 2022. Her short…

Octocon is delighted to announce our support for MASI – the Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland

For the past few years, we have been grateful to be able to support a range of charities and causes that are dear to our hearts, and which we consider important.  This year, we will be supporting and fundraising for MASI: the collective Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland – https://www.masi.ie/ About MASI The Movement…

Octocon is delighted to announce our first online guest for 2022, Julia Meitov Hersey!

US-based Julia Meitov Hersey is the translator of VITA NOSTRA and DAUGHTER FROM THE DARK by the Ukrainian-born married authors Marina and Sergey Dyachenko. Guest Bio Born in Moscow, Julia Meitov Hersey moved to the U.S. at the age of nineteen and has been straddling the two cultures ever since. She lives north of Boston…

Our suggestions box and participant registration form is now open!

The Octocon programme includes panel discussions, workshops, and talks. We are first and foremost a community convention, for members by members, which means one of our programme participants could be YOU. We’re also interested in hearing your ideas and suggestions to help us build a richer, more diverse programme. This year we’ll of course be…

Octocon is Recruiting! Open Positions 2022

HELP WANTED! Octocon is looking for volunteers who can help us out in a number of roles (Updated 07/06/2022) Secretary Taking minutes during committee meetings. Fan Relations Liaising with other conventions  Organising the Octocon fan table at other conventions Organising fan tables during Octocon On-site Volunteer Manager Recruitment and organising of on-site volunteers for the…

Octocon 2022 is now supported by Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and Dublin City Council

Octocon, the National Irish Science Fiction Convention, is delighted to announce that we were approved for the Dublin UNESCO City of Literature small grants scheme supported by Dublin City Council.  The grant is provided to support literary activities and projects with special interest in projects that display innovation and diversity in line with the objectives…