Special Events

Each year we seek to bring you a range of workshops and events for children of all ages.


Garth Nix & Sean Williams to launch Let Sleeping Dragons Lie at Octocon.

We are delighted to announce that Garth Nix & Sean Williams will launch Let Sleeping Dragons Lie at Octocon. This is the Ireland and UK launch ahead of it’s publication at the end of October.

Let Sleeping Dragons Lie

Film Festival

This year we have a special Golden Blasters Best of the Best film festival.

The Golden Blasters Film Festival.

Lego Workshop

After the fun of the Lego workshop last year we are doing it again! Thank you so much to James Shields for making this happen.

Lego build workshop
Lego build workshop


Creative Workshop

Also after the success of Octocon’s Next Top Monster last year, artist Eimear Kelly has a new project for us, this year we will

How to be come a Wiki Editor

There have been calls to make Wiki more diverse, from it’s content to those who are Editors. We are running a how to session and a edit-a-thon at Octocon this year.

This is being done in conjunction with http://wikimedia.ie/  and the project aim is to teach the basics and create entries for SFF authors who are from a range of different back grounds, to highlight them and their works.

Come along and learn the basics and if you want take part in the Edit-a-thon you will need to bring your own computing device.


Our Book Club returns again this year. Keep any eye out for to help select this years book.

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