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 RoomBrains, Brains and Brains! With Emmet O’Cuanna, Derek Gunn, and Lynn Moran
  • 1pm in the Pavilion RoomMasterclass in Modern Science Fiction. With Peadar Ó Guilín, and Carol Connolly
  • 5pm in the Tivoli RoomSerialisation vs graphic novels. With C.E Murphy, Michael Carroll, Alan Nolan, and Rob Curley

Sunday, 14 October

  • Noon in the Tivoli RoomWhy so violent? With Oisin McGann, Heather Turnbull, Celine Kiernan, Ruth F. Long, and Rob Curley
  • 1pm in the Abbey RoomThe Momous Report: Atomic Diner Interview. Emmet O’Cuanna interviews Rob Curley and me for a podcast.
  • 6pm in the Abbey RoomI love the book, but why can’t the author stop talking? With Robert Mc Gregor, Oisin McGann, Peadar Ó Guilín, and Lynda Rucker

I’m also very much looking forward to The Golden Blasters short film competition, which is taking place at 3pm on Sunday in the Tivoli Room. Once again filmmaker John Vaughan has selected a diverse range of sf/horror short films for the delectation, and judgement, of the audience. It’s become one of my highlights of the convention.