Golden Blasters 2010

The Irish national science fiction convention, Octocon (October 16-17), has issued a call for scripts for its inaugural short script competition.

It’s looking for fantasy, science fiction or horror short scripts, less than twenty pages, and in the usual format.

The fees for the competition are on a sliding scale depending on when the script is submitted:

May 31, 2010
Earlybird Deadline €10.00

July 31, 2010
Regular Deadline €15.00

August 31, 2010
Late Deadline €20.00

It has also issued a call for submissions for fantasy, science fiction and horror short films (under 15 minutes) for its second Short Film Competition.

The films that are short-listed will be screened at this year’s convention, and will be judged at the event. There will be two awards: the Silver Blaster (audience award) and the Golden Blaster (jury award). Octocon’s Guest of Honour George RR Martin, Dave Lally and I will be the judges for the 2010 Gold Blasters short film competition.

The competition is open to anyone in the world, so please send in plenty of entries.