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

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

Returning Guests: Michael Carroll, John Vaughan

Two of Octocon's perenial favourite guests are returning in 2010 to discuss their work, and their thoughts on numerous subjects.

Michael Carroll, the astonishing author of The Quantum Prophecy and Superhuman novels and short stories, is welcomed back with open arms and we couldn't be happier to have him. Michael has written for such comic books as 2000 AD and FutureQuake.

Film-maker John Vaughan will also be returning, best known for the award-winning My Dad, which he calls "true horror". John Vaughan is also the man behind Octocon's Sci-Fi film festival, The Golden Blasters. We're so glad to have him back for 2010.

These two people have contributed so much to Octocon and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts.


Lots of love,


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