5 days to go: time to explain how Octocon will work this year.
Panels will be streamed live on Twitch. Talks, workshops, readings and fan chats will take place on Zoom.
You do not need a Twitch account to watch the panels on there. If you wish to take part in the chat there and ask questions of the panel, you will need to create a Twitch account and log in.
To access the links to the talks, readings, workshops and fan chats when they go live, you will need to have a Discord account and join us there. You won’t need a Zoom account.
Both Twitch and Discord have apps but they also work in a web browser so it is your choice to use the apps or not.
We will have moderators on the Twitch channel chat and on Discord. Both online spaces have terms and conditions of service and we hope everyone will join us in abiding by our code of conduct to keep Octocon a fun, friendly event.
Our Twitch Channel is already up and running, and you can rewatch our taster panels. We will be launching our Discord space (which is called a server) later this week to give people a chance to log in and get familiar ahead of Octocon starting.
If you have any questions about accessing the convention, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us through this website or on our social media.
We are excited to bring you Octocon in this format. Both platforms are robust and have been tested by thousands of gamers and viewers over the last year.