Taster Panel 2: Thursday 1st October 2020

Our second taster panel is happening in a week’s time! It will be streamed live on our Twitch channel (octoconirl) for free. You can watch without registering, but if you want to be able to comment or ask questions for the panel Q&A, you will need to register a Twitch account.

Thursday 1st October 2020, 8pm (GMT+1)

Cataloguing the Disposable

Much of what fandom cherishes was inconsequential and ephemeral for its creators. Pulp and children’s entertainment was seen as disposable, with no one expecting any lasting impact. From banned books to deleted episodes of favourite TV, fans have done the important work of archiving our culture. In this panel, the raiders of the dustbin of history share the secrets of preserving the treasures of yesterday for future fans.

Panelists: Robert JE Simpson (moderator), Michael Carroll, Rebecca O’Neill, Jack Fennell

Octo and their collections
Octo has some collections of their own

Michael Carroll: Double Winner at the Irish Comic News Awards

Octocon’s 2020 Guest of Honour, Michael Carroll, is one of this year’s big winners at the Irish Comic News Awards!

BEST IRISH WRITER (MAJOR PUBLISHER):
Michael Carroll (2000AD)

BEST IRISH WRITER (NON-FICTION):
Michael Carroll (Rusty Staples)

Congratulations to Mike and to all the other winners and nominees – it’s wonderful to see such talent and creativity across the Irish comics scene.

Octo is a BIG fan of 2000AD, particularly Judge Dredd: Every Empire Falls written by our Guest of Honour, Michael Carroll.