The 1st Shamrokon Podcast!


We have created our 1st podcast, we hope of many. This one is an interview with one of our Co chairs Brian Nisbet about how Shamrokon is the 36th European Scifi convention and what that means and what hosting in Dublin will bring to the mix. We also talk about what brings people to conventions, the community and the discussions.

Ingenious Dublin tours

Ingenious Dublin tours run science and geeky tours in the heart of Dublin city and they are putting on some tours just for Shamrokon Attendees.


Here is our Programme Teaser

This is a teaser only, as ever there is much more in the final planning stages and as with any convention the program exists in a state of flux and wibbly wobbly timey wimey until it's all over.

Tantalus Ireland presents: Tales from the Shrinks Couch!

We are delighted to announce the Tantalus Ireland preformance of Tales from the Shrinks Couch! at Shamrokon.

Early Programme News!

While lots of work has been going on with the early drafts of the Shamrokon Programme, there's still a lot of work to be done, but you can read some early news on the Programme Page! We'll have discussion panels, workshops, readings, interviews, theatre, awards and, importantly, we hope there'll be something of interest to everyone. There's also still time to volunteer to participate, which you can do by filling out this form

If you're a filmmaker and you'd prefer your work to speak for you, you can also enter the Golden Blasters, which will be judged and awarded at Shamrokon!

St Patrick's Weekend Special Offer.

Make sure you check out our special membership promotion for St Patrick's Weekend, an art card featuring Jim Fitzpatrick's artwork. The first one hundred people who sign up as full members (ie not Supporting) will receive a signed card at the con. All Art cards are of a limited edition and numbered run.   The artwork can be seen in all it's glory here: 

To sign up  just click here: If you are already a memeber you can still get a card, for the small fee of 5 euro., however only the first 100 will be signed.This promotion will run from the 00:01 on the 14th to the 23:59 on the 17th March, GMT. During that time a buy now button will be visible below.




Our new Flyers have arrived.

We are very excited to have these ready to go for this St Patricks day Bank Holiday weekend.

If you wish to have some of our flyers in your place of work or business get in touch.

If you see our flyers out in the wild take a picture and tweet us @Shamrokon, to tell us where.




Committee News & A Call for Volunteers

It's been an exciting few months on the Shamrokon committee and as August approaches we'd like to make a few announcements.
First off, we'd like to announce that Brian Nisbet has changed roles to become Co-Chair of Shamrokon, joining James at the helm! Before Christmas James felt that there were (and will be) a lot of critical things that need to happen before the con, and that there were aspects of the chair role with which he could use some assistance.

Accommodation Update

Wow things have been really busy the last few weeks, so much so we have to announce that our block booking with The Double Tree by Hilton on the Burlington road is full. We are  in negotiations to expand the booking as we know many people prefer to stay in the hotel the convention is in.

More news about accomodation.

Hope you are all doing well after the start of the new year and are keeping warm. With the surge in bookings for Hotel rooms for the Double Tree by Hilton, we just wanted to highlight some of the other hotel options which are now covered by the same improved booking policy.





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