PRESS RELEASE: Octocon 2012 Brings Sci-Fi Goodness This October


The National Irish Science Fiction Convention brightens up the dark days of October by bringing to Dublin excellent science fiction literature and film.
Octocon, The National Irish Science Fiction Convention, brings a stack of discussions, fun, film and friends to the Camden Court Hotel, Dublin.
This year, as it enters its 22nd year, the event brings together creators and fans of all kinds of media, from novels, to comics, to film, and more.
While the convention hosts a myriad of talented guests, from novelists such as Liz Williams and C.E. Murphy, to filmmakers such as John Vaughan, Octocon has always been at its heart about fans meeting fans. Of last year’s convention, fan and novelist Eileen Gormley wrote that, “it’s possible to spend an entire weekend without sleep if the company is good enough” while Scottish artist Vicky Stonebridge wrote that Octocon 2011 was “brilliantly organised, friendly and a whole load of fun” in her post-con report.
The con also brings to Dublin the Golden Blasters once again. The science fiction, fantasy, and horror film festival is now in its 4th year, and takes short films from around the world to be screened before Octocon’s audience. The Silver Blaster Award is doled out by the audience vote, and the Golden Blaster is decided by a panel of special guest judges.
Octocon is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to facilitating discussion of speculative fiction since 1990. Octocon 2012, with Guest of Honour Liz Williams (Detective Inspector Chen series, Worldsoul), is scheduled for the 13th and 14th of October. For a full list of guests and details of how to join see