Octocon 2012

Call For Dealers and Artists Now Closed

Hello everyone, just a quick note to say that our call for dealers and artists for this year's Octocon was a big success and we have officially run out of room! Go team!

If you'll be along to the convention and have a little bit of art-money to spare, please consider perusing the wares of these small businesses and local artists! Giving back to the community sure can feel good, and you'll get some amazing stuff! We'll update you on who might be along closer to the dates. :)

Team Octocon

The Call of Dealers & Artists!

Hey all!

We're looking for traders and artists for this year's Octocon taking place on the 13th and 14th of October. 


In a recession-busting bonus (and to help out the small traders) we are NOT charging for stall space.

If you know anyone interested in booking a stall please email:
dealers at Octocon dot com

If you sell clothes, jewellery, soap, wool (Octocon is full of crafty people!), games, weapons (peaceably bound and legal to sell), LARP-ware, comics, art, etc., Octocon is the place to sell them :o)



We are actively seeking artists to help make this year’s Artists' Alley the best yet. If you sketch/paint/perform digital voodoo then we want you.

Artists exhibiting in the Alley get free entrance to the convention and a chance to sell their work to a highly appreciative audience.

If you are interested, please email:

dealers at Octocon dot com

Announcing Concise!

Hello there everyone! We hope you're having a non-negative response to Sol's current level of atmospheric heating! It sure is weather-like in some places on the globe!

Now that the pleasantries are out of the way, here is another pleasant thing! Team Octocon are organising an evening-long convention called Concise this coming May 10th! Huzzah!

We'll have such excellent guests as Michael Carroll (2000 AD, Quantum Prophecy), C.E. Murphy (The Walker Papers), and Peadar Ó Guilín (The Inferior) taking part in our singular panel, a short reading of a classic piece of speculative fiction, a screening of one Golden Blasters film, and more!*

We'll also be taking memberships for Octocon 2012 if you happen to want to grab one while you're there. ;)

All this will take place in Exchange Dublin (Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2) from 7pm and it's FREE! Bring your friends and prepare to be dazzled by how brilliant conventions can be!**

We can't wait to see you all there!

Team Octocon

*everything listed subject to change at the last minute due to guest work commitments, technical difficulties, and/or inter-dimensional rifts

**dazzling not a guarantee

Lots Of News!!

Welcome, one and all, to the latest iteration of Octocon.com! You can check out the first batch of our guest bios here, the Golden Blasters page here (which is taking submissions for this year's competition, by the way!), and...

We know the site is late, and still coming together, but to make it up to you, we have a little something for you!

*drum roll*

It’s The 2012 Octocon Anthology and writing contest! Tada!

Take a gander and find inside the luminaries Derek Gunn, Ruth Frances Long, Oisin McGann, C.E. Murphy, Alan Nolan, Peadar Ó Guilin, and of course, last year’s writing contest winner Damien Kelly!

Our codemonkey is still working out the kinks in the new registration page, so for those looking to sign up soon, you can find us at P-Con IX this weekend! P-Con IX takes place in the Dublin Writers’ Centre on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of March.

We look forward to seeing you there!

The Octocon Team