Mike Carey

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A Quick Update

Hi everybody! We just wanted to update you with some newsbits, just in case you thought we'd forgotten about you. ;)

Convention Updates

2010 dates are coming very soon. Keep your eyes peeled over the next few weeks for updates in this regard. We just need to make some final checks before we can announce everything. Thanks so much for being patient with us!

Once that's in order, PayPal will be going live again to take memberships. The prices will be increasing over the course of the year, so make sure you get your memberships early!

As for this Octocon past,  we do have to thank everyone that donated items to the charity auction and everyone that bid on them. We'll likely have a seperate post about this shortly, but we raised a significant sum of money for Achieve ABA and we couldn't have done it without all of you.

Guest Updates

For those that haven't heard, Octocon 2010 Guest of Honour George R.R. Martin will be signing in Eason's Belfast and Dublin this November 3rd and 5th, respectively. Check out George's blog about this here.

C.E. Murphy is now working with Chapters Bookstore in Dublin to bring  just about everyone in the world signed and personalised books! Yay!

Alex de Campi has a new column about launching her new comic.

Mike Carey and Peter Gross's The Unwritten #6 came out last week and you should go and get it.


That's all for now!


Octocon 2009: Well that was good!

Hi everyone!

My name is Danielle. I keep this here site updated with news and things. I do this as part of the Octocon committee and we've been asked to tell you what our favourite memories from this year's convention are, which I'm more than happy to do!

The only trouble is picking just one thing... Hmmm...

I think that the best thing about the weekend was getting a chance to speak to Mike Carey in person. We talked about storytelling, life and publishing, and he was an absolute gentleman. If we both weren't running around doing panels and/or organising a convention, I'd have loved to speak with him some more! I was so happy when he agreed to come back next year! :)

But then again, I met so many wonderful people over the weekend, I was glad to hear how many of them were coming back next year! Meeting new people that love a lot of the same things I do, or things I might be interested in, is always the best thing.

I hope to see you there next year! I really mean it when I say how much fun I had this year. I'm still in shock at how far it exceeded my expectations.


Lots of sci-fi-love,


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