Fri, 14 October 2016 Octocon 2016
It’s time for Octocon, in the Camden Court Hotel, again! It’s one of my favourite conventions in the calendar.
Here’s the schedule of events in which I’ll be participating this year:
Saturday, 15 October
Space X Time; Plot in Graphic Novels
Dave Ferguson, Maura McHugh, Anthea West, Leeann Hamilton, C.E. Murphy, Paul Bolger
11:00, A. Tivoli/Yeats
Development in a Static World
Wed, 30 September 2015 Octocon 2015
September is in its twilight now, which means the annual Irish science fiction convention, Octocon, which takes place in the Camden Court Hotel, Dublin from 9-11 October, is almost upon us.
This year I’m one of the two co-Guests of Honour at the convention (along with Emma Newman), which is something I’m still humbled about.
As usual [...]
Sun, 23 November 2014 GoH at Octocon 2015
I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been invited to be Guest of Honour at Octocon 2015, which is taking place in the Camden Court Hotel from 10 – 11 October 2015.
So far the other GoH who has been announced is young adult novelist Emma Newman.
I started attending Octocon as a fan, and then progressed to [...]
Tue, 29 October 2013 First Jennifer Wilde Cosplay
I haven’t had much time to blog about my time at Octocon 2013 (great fun!), but before I head off to Brighton for World Fantasy Con 2013 tomorrow, I figured I should at least mention one of the highlights of the event for me:
This is Róisín Breathnach, a costume designer and pattern drafter, who cosplayed [...]
Mon, 07 October 2013 Octocon 2013 schedule
It’s that time of the year again, which means I’ll be in The Camden Court Hotel in Dublin this weekend (12-13 October) attending one of my favourite conventions: Octocon.
There are two terrific guests of honour that I’m very excited about meeting: comic book writer Gail Simone, and author Richard K Morgan. Both of them have [...]
Mon, 22 October 2012 knotting threads
There have been a number of dangling threads I haven’t knotted off lately, so here are a few things I should mention.
First off, FantasyCon in Brighton at the end of last month was a fun and enjoyable convention. I love the city, and a wonderful crowd of people attended. The fire alarm in my hotel [...]
Fri, 12 October 2012 Octocon 2012
In a few hours I’ll be heading to Dublin for Octocon, the Irish National Science Fiction convention. It’s always a fun event and I’m looking forward to meeting people.
Here’s my schedule:
Saturday, 13 October
Noon in the Abbey Room – Brains, Brains and Brains! With Emmet O’Cuanna, Derek Gunn, and Lynn Moran
1pm in the Pavilion Room – [...]
Thu, 13 October 2011 Octocon 2011
One of my favourite Irish conventions of the calendar has rolled around again: Octocon.
It’s taking place in the Cameden Court Hotel in Dublin, and features Guest of Honour John Higgins as well as a plethora of guests (including me).
Here’s my schedule for the weekend:
12:00 Essentials of Horor Fiction
15:00 “Women in Sci-Fi/fantasy/comics panels” [...]
Tue, 15 March 2011 Golden Blasters 2011
Octocon, the Irish National Science Fiction Convention (15-16 October, 2011), has announced details of this year’s Golden Blasters Short Film and Short Script Festival.
The Golden Blasters Short Film competition is now open to short film submissions from filmmakers from anywhere in the world. The science fiction, fantasy or horror films should be 12-15 minutes long, [...]
Sun, 07 November 2010 three secrets of writing
The picture on the right is Sir Terry Pratchett twenty years ago when he attended the first Octocon convention in Ireland as Guest of Honour.
It was early in his career, and I remember him as affable, friendly and willing to socialise with the fans (not always the case with authors).
The convention introduced me to [...]