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Lots Of News!!

Welcome, one and all, to the latest iteration of! 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

Guests Guests Guests!

Well well well! It looks like the 2010 guest list is taking quite the pretty shape already!

We're very pleased to announce the return of Alan Nolan, C.E. Murphy, Derek Gunn, Peadar Ó Guilín, Rob Curley and even 2009 Guest of Honour Mike Carey!

We also want to announce the official enguestenation of the wonderful R.F. Long, who launched her new book The Scroll Thief at Octocon '09!

Plus, don't forget the wonderful Michael Carroll, John Vaughan, Alex de Campi, Fabulous Lorraine and our shiny new Guest of Honour George R.R. Martin!

Oh. Em. Gee. 2010 is looking wonderful! And this ain't all, folks! Stay tuned to for more announcements soon! :)


Lots of Octoconical Love,


Only Six Days To Go!

Oh hi there, October Convention-lovers!


These past few days, all we've been hearing are staged whispers about "letting out your inner geek" and "nerdgasming" and "transforming" and "rolling out", but what does it all mean?


Well, it may indicate a change in neuro-linguistical programming brought on by some kind of new mass-marketing machine built by Doctor Advertiso, OR, it could mean that Octocon 2009 is nearly upon us!


With only six days to go, we're putting together our final preparations for one of the greatest conventions of all time!


So, what do you have to look forward to besides The Golden Blasters film festival, Octocon's Next Top Monster, meeting Mike Carey, Derek Gunn, Michael Carroll, C.E. Murphy and more, meeting your fellow fans, and "competing to be the worst" at The Red Shirt Olympics?


We're glad you asked!


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