Octocon Presents: How to Get Started Writing Comic Scripts

To help celebrate Free Comic Day 2023 our Chair Paul Carroll has put together a workshop on writing short comics. In this 30 minute workshop, Paul Carroll provides an insight into the craft of writing for comics, drawing on his experiences in the Irish independent comics scene and the production of Limit Break Comics’ myth…

Ryan Cahill – Online Guest

We are delighted to announce our first online guest, Ryan Cahill. Born in Dublin, Ireland, Ryan Cahill is the award-winning author of the epic fantasy series, The Bound and The Broken. Growing up with authors such as Anne McCaffrey, Terry Prachett and J.R.R. Tolkien – before discovering the worlds of George R.R.Martin, Robert Jordan and…

Locus Awards

The Locus Awards take place on June 21-24, 2023. A number of our past guests and members have been nominated! Drum roll please… Best Science Fiction Novel: Best Novella: Best Anthology: Editor: Non-Fiction: Illustrated and Art Book: Give them all a big round of applause! You can read the full list of nominees across all…

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Irish Nominees at the European Science Fiction Society Awards

The European Science Fiction Society Achievements Awards and Hall of Fame Awards are given at Eurocon each year. The nominations for this year are now live, and include from Ireland: In the Achievements Awards: In the Hall of Fame Awards: The full list can be read here: https://www.esfs.info/2023-hall-of-fame-awards-nominations/

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What We’re Enjoying – Supernatural Academy

Our Head of Programme and Accessibility Officer, Kat Dodd, recently watched “Supernatural Academy” and is here to talk about it. I am an adult that unironically loves to watch Disney shows and movies aimed at kids, so I’ve had “Supernatural Academy” on my peripheral for a while and just hadn’t watched it yet. The main…

The Cosplay Corner: Wanda Maximoff

Kat as Wanda and MaryBrigid as Mother Goose at the Octocon fan table

Kat Dodd here to talk about cosplaying Wanda Maximoff at DCC! Why Wanda Maximoff? I have always loved Wanda Maximoff. She’s very much a product of her trauma, and trying really hard to be more than what her circumstances have made her into, and I’m very here for that. I’ve always related with her because…

Team Emerald – In-Person Guests

Photo by @goddamnitliam

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…