Octocon Presents, August 2022: Rags to Stitches – Create Your Cosplay

Thursday 18th August 2022 @ 7pm IST Do you want to build a cosplay? It doesn’t have to be a cosplay. Wait…what even is considered cosplay? Are you worried that you don’t know where to start or that you won’t get your character or style right? No matter your experience level as player or fan,…

Octocon is delighted to announce our next online guest  – Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki

Joining us online from Nigeria is award-winning author and editor Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki. He is currently shortlisted for: 2022 Hugo Awards in Best Novelette and Best Editor, Short Form categories 2022 British Fantasy Awards in Best Short Story and Best Anthology categories Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki is an African speculative fiction writer and editor in Nigeria.…

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…

Meet Paul (he/him) – our 2002 Guest Liaison / Trade Liaison / Co-Head of Programme!

Next up on our Committee introductions is Paul – Guest Liaison / Trade Liaison / Co-Head of Programme for 2022! Pronouns: He/Him Bio: 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…

Meet Sakura (she/her) – our Overlord and Octocon Chairperson for 2022!

Next up on our Committee introductions is Sakura – Overlord and Octocon Chairperson for 2022!  Pronouns: She/Her Bio: Sakura first became involved with staffing conventions when she joined the volunteer staff of Eirtakon 2012. Since then, she has been involved in organising multiple conventions in Dublin. Her specialty is mostly things that involve Japan (mainly…

Octocon is delighted to announce our next online guest  – Gillian Polack

Joining us online from Australia is award-winning author and historian, Dr Gillian Polack. Bio: Dr Gillian Polack is an award-winning Australian speculative fiction writer based in Canberra. Her novels are mostly contemporary fantasy, with some science fiction and historical detours.  Her most recent novel is The Green Children Help Out. Her 2019 novel, The Year…

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 next in-person guest – Llaura McGee

Joining us in Croke Park is Llaura McGee, who together with our guest Eve Golden-Woods, is a co-director and co-writer at Dreamfeel game studio. Bio: Llaura McGee is an Irish artist, writer and game maker known for creating experimental video games, installations and performances through ‘Dreamfeel’, a video game studio she founded in Dublin. In…

Octocon is delighted to announce our next in-person guest – Eve Golden-Woods

Joining us in Croke Park from Co. Clare is Eve Golden-Woods, who together with our guest Llaura McGee, is a co-director and co-writer at Dreamfeel game studio. Bio: Eve Golden-Woods is a writer and artist from Co. Clare. She works as a writer and producer for independent game studio Dreamfeel, where she was the co-writer…