EVENTS: OCTOCON 2011 features John Higgins
The Camden Court Hotel, Dublin
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. It has been running since 1990, and has featured Guest of Honour such as Terry Pratchett, JG Jones, Tanith Lee, Mike Carey and George R.R. Martin.
For 2011, their featured guest will be John Higgins, who has done work on 2000AD and worked as a colourist on WATCHMEN. For a complete breakdown on Johns talent and achievements to date go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Higgins_%28comics%29
The weekend is packed to the brim of workshops, speakers and panels along with a dealers room providing an opportunity for people to sample self published work, art and books.
Comic related guests for 2011 include Nick Roche, Rob Curley, Maura McHugh, Richmond Clements and most recently celebrated Alan Nolan.
This is set to be a bumper year for Octocon, so best to visit the site and book your tickets early!