Octocon 2012

Octocon Wants Some Help

Octocon Wants Help

So after what has generally been described as a very successful convention, we are starting to put together some plans for 2013. It's a little early to have any real plans, however it's this early planning that will hopefully save us all a lot of effort at a later stage.

However, while the committee has grown nicely, there is still one role that we need filled.

We are in need of someone to be in charge of promotion of Octocon. This is a big role, and has the following responsibilities:

  • Putting together, and implementing, a plan to advertise Octocon, within a limited advertising budget.
  • Keeping our members and other interested parties aware of on-going octocon details through the use of e-mail, our website, and our various social media accounts.
  • Trying to increase media interest in Octocon, as part of growing awareness of the event.

If you are interested in taking on this role; please e-mail our chairperson.

 

Our 2013 Guests of Honour: Gail Simone & Richard Morgan

Reporting live from the Octocon Comms Room! We've just closed the convention for 2012, and have accepted the first members for Octocon 2013! Yay! Online membership will open in November 2012, and you'll want to get yourself one, because we've just announced our Guests of Honour for October 12th & 13th 2013!

Richard K. Morgan (Altered Carbon) and Gail Simone (Batgirl) will come to The Candem Court Hotel, Dublin, Ireland, to regale with tales of science fiction, superheroes, comedy, inclusiveness, and more!

We'll see you there. :)

-The Octocon Team

The Golden Blasters: Why do I feel like somebody's watching me?

Paranoid, why should we be paranoid? I mean it's not like someones out to get us, but what if they were? our next two entrants for this years award deal with with the idea that the fear isn't a fear but a reality.

CRYO
Live Action: Australia: Directed by Luke Doolan

Cyro


The year is 2237 and aboard a starship 101 years into it's mission , Chief Engineer Jacobs has been awoken to find that a disaster has killed the majority of the crew and that there is only one Cryo pod left! Now the survivng crew members must decide who goes into the pod, who stays with the cargo that will decide the fate of mankind.

John Vaughan says:  A tense fifteen minute action thriller with an astonishing look that puts most big screen features with one hundred times the budget to shame.

Singularity
Live Action: USA: Directed by Ben Silberfarb

singularity

"It's out there, it's everywhere , it's learning fast!"
When a brilliant computer scientist uses his own memories to teach his latest creation the concept of being self aware , little does he know he may become responsible for creating the Singularity.

John Vaughan says:  a brilliant example of all good sci-fi cinema needs is a strong idea , this is a genre piece the harkens back to paranoia of Seventies thrillers such as Three days of the Condor and the Parallax View and manages to do so in less than twenty minutes.

Like I said there's nothing to be paranoid about ...I mean that's just crazy talk isn't it? Come back on Wednesday when we'll reveal the final entrant for this years blasters. Final? Wait what do you mean I know too....