Yes, it’s Octocon next week. Programming runs throughout the 15th & 16th October 2011 at the Camden Court Hotel, Dublin. That said, we usually meet up the evening of the 14th as well to catch up. The full schedule is available here. And Octocon is 21 this year, so I’m expecting a party.
As for the work side of it, this is what I have on:
13:00 The Curse of Paranormal Pop culture
15:00 “Women in Scifi/fantasy/comics panels” – do they marginalize women.
16:00 Reading (!)
11:00 The Ideas Book – Pitches that failed
12:00 Well Written Characters
16:00 Writing for Kids is Easy– why writing YA is hard.
Yes, that’s right, I’ve a reading on Saturday afternoon. So when I’ve been lured out from under a table by offerings of crisps and fizzy pop, as well as reading from one of my currently available books, I’m planning on reading something from THE TREACHERY OF BEAUTIFUL THINGS. Who knows, maybe 2 things. We’ll have to see how time goes.