Octocon schedule

It’s hard to believe a year has passed since last year’s Octocon, the national science fiction convention of Ireland, where I knew almost no one. Despite that, they were very nice to me and put me on panels and showed me a lovely time. This year, I know lots of people and I am doing quite a few panels–in brief below and you can check out more details like location and my fellow panelists at the link:


  • Copyright and Creative Endeavours, 11 am
  • Dublin in 2019: A Worldcon Bid, 5 pm
  • Issues in Genre, 6 pm


  • Showing Your Ass on the Internet, 12:00 pm
  • What Makes a Hero? 1:00 pm

Note that the Dublin in 2019 is a meeting that is open to everyone–you do NOT have to be a member of Octocon to attend. Please turn up if you have any interest at all in the field–we want a Worldcon of gamers and costumers, steampunks and anime fans, comics readers, followers of film and TV shows, and of course, last but by no means least, books, books, and more books. On Monday, there will be also be opportunities to make site visits to the convention center.


comics and podcasts and worldcons oh my

Some news:

First thing: The next meeting of Laydeez Do Comics Dublin will be on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at the Odessa Club at 7 PM. If you like or do comics, zines, illustrations, or just enjoy interesting and engaging talks, please join us!

Second thing: Maura McHugh and I were interviewed about Laydeez Do Comics by Liam Geraghty of The Comics Podcast. There are lots of other interesting topics discussed there as well including the documentary Wonder Women: The Untold Story of American Superheroines, which I saw last month here in Dublin and highly recommend even if you are not a Wonder Woman or superhero(ine) fan (I am neither).

Third thing: Always wanted to visit Ireland? Here’s your chance. How does a pre-bid announcement to hold the World Science Fiction convention in Dublin in 2019 sound?