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!


Only Thirteen Days To Go!

Hello everyone!

We here at Octocon Towers (and our colleagues beavering away in the OctoCave to find OctoGold™ in order make limited edition foil-embossed collectors' comics) are so very, very excited to be only two weeks away from Octocon 2009!

Just in case there are people out there still not sure what they'll be doing on the 10th and 11th of October (you know who you are!), we thought we'd tease you with a few little things to whet your appetites!

Firstly, in an homage to message boards all across the Internet, we shall have lots of reasoned and interesting discussions, that will ocassionally devolve into lolcats before getting back on topic. Among the panels we have in store, we will have a discussion on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) issues within the genres of speculative fiction, a debate on whether music can really be a storytelling medium, and a question of fans' ownership of the people that create their books, comics, movies and TV shows brought on by this blog post by Neil Gaiman.

Secondly, we'll have many mini-events happening throughout the weekend. There are of course The Golden Blaster Awards, at which we will show you several short films, you get to pick your favourite and just maybe win a prize yourself! But there are also such goings-on as our Saturday night events, at which you shall be entertained like some kind of royalty, and this little thing we like to call...

Octocon's Next Top Monster!


The Fabulous Lorraine!

Well, it looks like we have some 2010 news to share with you!

Lorraine Garland, more commonly known as Fabulous Lorraine, will be guesting at Octocon 2010! Lorraine is the fabulous assistant to Mr. Neil Gaiman (author of Sandman, Coraline and American Gods among a billion other things) as well as a musician, writer, beekeeper and all-'round lovely person!

She announced over on her blog that we will be having her over and she seemed awfully excited! Go say hi and let her know you'll be there! :)

You can also follow her on Twitter!

And us, of course, in case you aren't!

We have oh-so-much more news to tell, so stay tuned!




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