Octocon 2021- Online
October 1 @ 08:00 - October 3 @ 17:00 UTC
Octocon, the National Irish Science Fiction Convention, is a weekend celebration of our favourite stories from books, comics, TV, films and games; from science fiction, fantasy, horror and beyond; attracting artists, writers, film-makers and fans from across the human sphere of influence.
The first Octocon was held in 1990 with Terry Pratchett as our first Guest of Honour. Over the years some of our guests of honour have included Anne McCaffrey, JG Jones, Tanith Lee, Mike Carey, George R.R. Martin, Gail Simone, Rhianna Pratchett, Pat Cadigan and Colleen Doran.
For one weekend in October, we gather together to talk about all the wonders we have read and watch over the year; to share our favorite moments from book, TV, comics and films; to delve into the unsung genres and curious concepts of Speculative Fiction; to take part in workshops, and listen to panel discussions and charming guest speakers; to see what ‘must haves’ are in the Trade Hall; to experience the fun which is Octocon.
Octocon 2021 is once again online and you can watch our panels on Twitch and attend other programme items via Discord and Zoom, all for free.
To access anything other than our Twitch stream, you will need to register (for free). When registering, you can optionally give separate donations:
- to Octocon, to help us cover our costs
- to our 2021 charity partner BeLonG To
You’ll also be able to donate during the convention if you just want to register for now!
Note: Child membership (under 13) does not include access to any of our platforms with an age limit, including Discord. However, child members can attend Zoom meetings if accompanied/supervised by a registered adult member.’