Dragon writer to be guest of honour as Octocon goes home!

Thu 21st Dec 2000

Dragon writer to be guest of honour as Octocon goes home!The organisers of Octocon have announced that Anne McCaffrey, creator of the phenomenally successful Dragonriders of Pern series of novels and author of such memorable stories as The Ship Who Sang and The Crystal Singer, will be Guest of Honour at Octocon 12 which will take place on October 13 and 14 2001.

The other big news is that after a brief flirtation with a Dublin city centre venue, the convention is going back to the Royal Marine Hotel in Dun Laoghaire.

"We are delighted to have Anne McCaffrey as our Guest of Honour," said Octocon Chairperson, Ruth Cassidy. "Anne is an immensely popular writer and has attended many of the last eleven Octocons, but never as Guest of Honour. We felt it was high time we acknowledged her contribution to the success of Octocon in the past."

The committee made the decision to return the Royal Marine Hotel after much deliberation. "While the Royal Dublin Hotel had many advantages, we felt that, on balance, the Royal Marine was a better fit for what we wanted to do," explained Cassidy.

Membership of the Convention costs 15. Members are entitled to attend the convention and to receive convention publications.

- Dave Stewart

For further details visit the Octocon Website at http://www.octocon.com

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