Dixon Reuel – In-Person Guest – Unable to Attend

Important Update: Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Dixon Reuel won’t be able to join us at Octocon 2023. We’ll miss her presence, but we’re working hard to ensure the rest of the convention is as fantastic as ever! Wishing Dixon all the best, and we hope to welcome her in the future. Octocon is thrilled…

Triona Farrell – In-Person Guest

We are delighted to announce one of Ireland’s standout comic colourists, the incomparable Triona Farrell. Triona is an Irish comic book colourist who has worked on titles such as CROWDED, TERMINATOR, SPIDERMAN and SUPERMAN. She enjoys everything nerdy and currently lives in Dublin with her husband and her cats. Find her at

CK McDonnell – In-Person Guest

We’re thrilled to announce CK McDonnell, the author of The Stranger Times. Born in Limerick, raised in Dublin and now living in Manchester, C.K (Caimh) McDonnell is a former stand-up comedian and TV writer. He performed around the world, had several well-received Edinburgh shows and supported acts such as Sarah Millican and Gary Delaney on tour before…

Jog Brogzin – In-Person Guest

We are delighted to be joined by Jog Brogzin, Ireland’s very own fantasy map maker! Jog Brogzin is a fantasy artist and mapmaker. His clients include RPG publishers, boardgame designers and fantasy authors. He sometimes draws real world locations, often with a fantasy twist. Find him at

Team Emerald – In-Person Guests

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We are delighted to announce one of Ireland’s loveliest cosplay couples, Team Emerald. Team Emerald Cosplay are an Irish Cosplay Couple who specialise in hand-crafted costumes from a multitude of disciplines. Over their 7 years in the hobby, they have travelled the world with cosplay, competing and judging both locally and internationally, as well as…