What is Octocon

Octocon 2013 is over. This is an archive of the website from that convention.

Please click here for the current Octocon site. You can also find other historic Octocon sites in the Octocon Archive.

Octocon, the National Irish Science Fiction Convention, is a weekend celebration of the weird and wonderful, attracting artists, writers, film-makers and fans from across the human sphere of influence. Running since 1990, where our first Guest of Honour was Terry Pratchett, some of our guests have included Anne McCaffrey, JG Jones, Tanith Lee, Mike Carey and George R.R. Martin.

For one weekend every October, we delve into the unsung genres and curious concepts of Speculative Fiction, with workshops, panel discussions and charming guest speakers.

This year we welcome Richard K. Morgan and Gail Simone to our convention, along with a number of others. Please do come along and join us.