The Camden Court Hotel
The Octocon venue is the very lovely Camden Court Hotel in Dublin 2, a three-star hotel located at the southern end of Camden Street. The most obvious landmark beside it is The Bleeding Horse pub. That's a two-storey black 'n' brick allegedly haunted building in front of the main hotel building. You can't miss it and in the unlikely case that you do, just ask anyone in the vicinity where it is.
We have booked back into our usual space in the hotel for Octocon. This provides us with space for panels, our Golden Blaster film competition, and even a trade hall.
The Camden Court Hotel also has a swimming pool & leisure club for resident guests for when you need to find some quiet time at the convention.
For 2013 the hotel is offering us the following fantastic room rate:
Double occupancy room €109 per night with Breakfast included.
This rate is only available for Saturday night the 12th of October.
To book rooms at this rate you will need to phone the hotel on (+353) 01 4759666 and ask for reservations. Explain that you are going to be attending Octocon, and book the room. You can include nights either side of the Saturday night at the usual hotel rates.
How to get there
The Camden Court Hotel is really easy to get to from nearly all directions. It's is about three minutes from the Harcourt Street stop on the LUAS Green line (St Stephen's Green to Cherrywood). It's about 10-15 minutes' walk from Grafton Street/South Great George's Street. Several buses pass by the hotel, including the 16, 16A, 9, 83 and more. Alight at the last stop on Camden Street when heading south.
The Camden Street area has plenty of shops, cafes, pubs and street florists (for when you have no words to express your love) so you ought to be fairly well taken care of. Two great music venues, Whelan's and The Village, are just five minutes down the road on Wexford Street. The hotel also has a restaurant & lounge so either way you won't starve nor die of thirst.
Anyway, all the cool Octocon members and special guests will be hanging out in the hotel on Saturday night, and because you're cool, you'll probably end up with them, hotly debating Sci-Fi, Fantasy and maybe a bit of Horror geekery.