Octocon Presents on Culture Night – How Do You Spell Fairy?

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How Do You Spell Fairy Panel - Online panel discussion on ‘fairies’ in Irish folklore, science fiction, fantasy, and horror.

Join us ONLINE for Culture Night, Friday 22nd September at 6 PM on our YouTube channel!

For such a small island, Ireland’s folklore certainly has a vast variety of Fair Folk, many of whom have influenced the various types of fairies, pixies, sprites and elves across many fictional realms and worlds. ‘Fairy’ is often the umbrella term but it means different things in different settings. (And can have several different spellings, too!) How much of fairy representation stays true to folklore? And how much does fantasy fiction shape our modern perceptions and beliefs around these beings?   

Octocon will be going LIVE next Friday, 22nd September for Culture Night. In collaboration with Wikimedia Community Ireland, join us for a panel discussion with Amy O’Riordan, Lora O’Brien, and Morgan Daimler for a fascinating confabulation on fairies, fae and fair folk in folklore, fantasy and fiction.