Omnicon is Ireland’s newest Geek Culture Convention, taking place in Limerick in August.
Omnicon is a one day event (for now) representing all that modern geek culture has to offer.
Games, Cosplay, Sci-fi, Comics, Manga, Workshops; we will have them all! An open forum
is available here, where you
can pitch your ideas to the Omnicon team directly, to make the convention a place
for everyone. This is an event made by fans for fans! Omnicon will take place on the 25th
of August 2018 in the South Court Hotel
Groot is coming to Omnicon!!
Hi All, As you may have seen from our social media, as well of Uncanny Collectibles, Groot will
be joining us at Omnicon this year! And if that wasn't awesome enough you also have the chance to win him
in a raffle that will be held on the day. Tickets for the raffle are only €3! You can buy tickets for the
raffle in advance via PayPal to Uncanny Collectibles or at Omnicon at their stall. For more information and for terms and conditions please visit Uncanny Collectibles website
Our Timetable is now available!!
Here it is! The timetable of events for Omnicon 2018. All events subject to change,
and don't be surprised if some more get added last minute, but for now, here you go. If you
want to download a copy you can do so by clicking HERE
Omnicon Floor Plan
Take a look at our floorplan so you can plan your day.If you
want to download a copy you can do so by clicking HERE
We will be selling some special Omnicon merch at our front desk during the con. We will be 3D
printing some Omnicon keyrings, so if you ever wanted to see a 3D printer in action, now is your
chance. The 3D printer will be running throughout the day in our display area printing these
really cool keyrings.
Cosplay Photos at Omnicon
Attention cosplayers! Ever wanted a photo of your coslay like the one below? Ever wanted to
frame one of your photos to feel proud of your work in your own home? Well Omnicon 2018 may be
your chance. BK-Photos
who took this photo will be on of our press photographers for the day,
and he has kindly decided to bring along his printer. He will be taking photos of cosplayers on
the day and printing a top quality photo of it there and then. What is more is this is absolutely
free! Not many other cons offer this sort of opportunity.
Spraoi VR games announcement
We are happy to announce that Spraoi VR's games for Omnicon will be Lego Builder VR and
the ever popular Space Pirate Trainer VR. So whether you want to be a Master Builder fit to
rule Cloud Cuckoo Land or to fire straight from the hip as the next Han Solo, our VR section
should be a great place to check out. Prices will be decided by Spraoi themself.
Brick Con are re-branding
Our friends over at Brick Con Limerick
are re-branding! They have a competition ongoing
to celebrate their change, and we are looking forward to having them run the Lego area at
Omnicon this year. There is going to be so much to do this year, make sure to come down
and see for yourself.
Online Ticket-holders Raffle
We are happy to announce that our ticket holders raffle is returning this year.
Every ticket bought online for Omnicon 2018 will be automatically be entered into a draw
where one lucky winner will get an Omnicon goody bag filled with merch. from various vendors
and outlets. And don't worry; if you have already your ticket then you will be entered as
well. However this raffle will be limited to ore purchased tickets only, so buy online or
at our board games night in Odeon Cinema Castletroy on August 8th to be included.
Groot signed up!
Groot here just signed up for the Omnicon Cosplay Competition with his fantastic Wonder Woman outfit.
And it you are interested in signing up online, then you can too; simply follow the link here and
follow the form through to the end.
This is not a requirement in order to enter, however it does guarantee you a space if numbers are high,
and saves you a little bit of time on the day to check out the con instead. Information on the
pre-judging and masquerade times will be available soon on our timetables, so keep an eye out for that.
In the meantime, keep on crafting.
Cosplay Photography Panel
Great news folks, Donald Manning of Donald Manning Photography will be presenting his ever popular
panel on cosplay photography at Omnicon this year. This is a must attend for cosplayers who are
interested in getting the most out of their photo shoots and photographers who are interested in
learning more about the specifics of shooting cosplayers in particular.
Another great one for the books.
Our final console announcement this week is an old classic; Halo. This will be run on the Xbox 360
for old time sake, though we have not yet decided between Halo 3 or Halo Reach
We wanted to try something different with this year's events, and so we are happy to announce that
we will be running an Arms tournament on Nintendo Switch at Omnicon. Arms is one of the most interesting
games to come out for the console and we are eager to see how such an event plays out. Full rules to
come when our timetables go live
Mario Kart 8 tournament
Next on the list of our free console tournaments is Mario Kart 8 for the Switch. Mario Kart is one
of the most well.known and accessible games on the market, which makes it perfect for communal play at
an event like ours. Full rules to come when our timetables go live.
Injustice 2 tournament
First of our console events will be Injustice 2 on the PS4. This is a great event for fighting game
enthusiasts and super hero fans alike, and is completely free. Full rules to come when our timetables
The lads and ladies from Celtic
Cardboard will be joining us this year for some board game fun. Celtic Cardboard is a group that play tests
new games and focuses heavily on Kickstarter material, meaning some of the games they will be bringing to the
table won't even be out yet, and you will get to play it. If you are into board games, then be sure to check them
out on the day.
The Gravel Pit Panel
The Gravel Pit Podcast team will be joining us at Omnicon this year to present
"What the Flip Media", a look at some of the most bizarre clips and happenings in
anime, games, and all popular media.
This should be an entertaining one to watch, so don't miss it. More announcements to
be made later in the week.(July 10)
Speedster in the Tardis Panel
Fan film enthusiast, content creator and resident friendly Flash, Speedster In The
Tardis Cosplays will be presenting a panel at Omnicon on getting started on YouTube.
With a strong film scene in Limerick we hope this presentation will be a great interest to
many going to the con.(July 4)
We are quite happy to announce that Spraoi VR will be joining us for Omnicon this year. If you
have been to other Limerick or Galway based events such as GamerFest or Akumakon in the last
year you would have seen these guys impressive VR rigs on show.
VR game play will be available for all attendees, with more specific details on
games, etc. closer to the event. Virtual reality is more than just a virtual reality,
it is our reality, and we are very happy to have it this year at Omnicon.(July 2)
Kylie Dunleavy SFX Panel
SFX artist Kylie Dunleavy
will be presenting a panel of her work at Omnicon. For those of you
interested in this line of work and art, Omnicon is the absolute place to
be this August.(June 29)
South Court Hotel Discount!
Hope you are all enjoying the sunshine.
Are you planning your trip to Omnicon? The Great National South Court Hotel
have issued us with a special discount promo code for those who wish to stay over in the hotel.
The promo code is 'comic18' and can be used when booking your accommodation online.
Remember tickets are available online at our early bird prices of just €12.50
(tickets are €15.00 on the door) so make sure you get yours at the early bird rate!(June 27)
While we are still looking for a video games officer, we are also looking for 4-5
regular volunteers for the con, to do things like registration and general upkeep.
There is no list of desired qualities for this one, simply show up on the day, be professional,
and be punctual.
If you would interested in staffing at Omnicon this year, simply email us at
email@example.com letting us know your intent and experience. (June 17)
Paddy Roche will be running an RPG at Omnicon 2018 titled:
One Piece: Bayou of Nightmares
Envy, Greed, Vengeance… these irrepressible feelings are rooted deep in the heart of man.
As long as there is treasure in this world, these things will never be satiated.
Every island on the Grand Line can feel like its own little world. The weather, flora and
fauna all jump about with no rhyme or reason. Within a few day’s slow sailing, you could go
from blazing desert to a land of pure ice. There is only one rule in that place: always follow
the Log Pose. However, a strange fog has begun to lift from the area and the hazy outline of
land seems to run contrary to the Pose’s directions. For most Pirates, this would be a clear
sign of danger to avoid at all costs. For the Fatal Wolves Pirates (their Captain anyway), it
just looks like fun!
A One Piece D20 game for 5 Pirates voyaging through the Grand Line.
If you or yours are fans of Lego, then you are in for a treat at Omnicon this year as our friends at
Brick-Con Limerick will be hosting a whole Lego area at the event. The guys will have a play
area, their shop, and their renowned displays such as some of the ones pictured below. Their
own first event was a success a few weeks ago, so why not check them out at Omnicon this
RPG for Beginners
We are happy to announce that Lydia Dutton is going to run an RPG at this years event.
This is an RPG that would be ideal for first time players and those who want to try somethimg
different. Max of 5 players and runs 1.5-2hrs.
"Today's the Day the Owlbears have their picnic - Intro to D&D
If you go down to the woods today..... you are in for a dark surprise. A sleeply little town
like any other; at least that is what you thought at first. For some time now animals have
been going missing. Pets, livestock, that sort of thing but people have started disappearing
now and you might be the only ones able to stop whatever it is, or, at least save who you can".
Obsidian Dragon Panel
We are delighted to announce that
Obsidian Dragon Creations will be
hosting a wonderful panel called 'How to Make your Dragon'. The panel will look at how to combine
different techniques and the various stages of building a cosplay from scratch. This will be a
fantastic panel for those that are looking to get into cosplay and for those who already cosplay
and are looking to learn and expand on different techniques. Also a reminder that our flash sale
is running on our earlybird prices, sale ends June 1st.(May 25)
We are delighted that Radar Games will be joining
us for Omnicon this year. Radar Games will be hosting play test sessions all day for their
dinosaur battle game "Chomp". Fun for all ages, Chomp let's you power up creatures and
then battle it out in turn based combat. Dominate on your own or form temporary alliances
to aid each other, in the end only 1 can remain. Do you have what it takes to reign supreme?
As a bonus gift. All play testers will be rewarded with a special edition Omnicon 2018
Tri-Forceratops card while stocks last.(May 16)
Another Cosplay Judge!
More cosplay news for you today! We are very happy to announce that
Obsidian Dragon Creations will
be joining us for Omnicon as our second guest judge. Eimear is known for very unconventional and
impressive costumes such as a Unipey from Avatar, Chell from Portal, and a lifesize costume of
Cinder from Spyro the Dragon.We are very happy to have someone of such a unique area of costume
expertise with us this year, and to make it even better, she will be running a panel at the
convention as well. Stay tuned for more details on that panel.(May 14)
Cosplay really makes a con, I think we can all agree. Whether a child or an adult,
the joy of seeing Batman, Storm Troopers and all your favourite anime characters all in
one room brings a smile to everyone's face. That is why we are happy to announce that
we will of course be running a cosplay competition and masquerade once again this year.
While many will compete in the catagories of Beginner, Advanced and Master, many others
will walk the stage just for fun. More details on how to sign up and our remaining judges to
join Dark Knight Begins will be coming soon so keep an eye out on our pages, and get your
discounted tickets here while you wait. (May 12)
Cosplay Judge announcement!
We are delighted to announce that Dark Knight
Begins will be joining us at Omnicon 2018 as one of the judges for our cosplay competition. As
far as we are concerned, Alan is the Batman of real life, so if you have ever wanted to meet and
chat with the Dark Knight himself, this is your chance. He will also be involved in another
event at the convention to be confirmed and announced at a later time so stay tuned. (April 27)
Hey folks, Don't forget that there is still time to submit if you are looking to run a panel or
workshop at Omnicon 2018 on August 25th. We will be starting some event announcements soon so why not
submit now and potentially get your name out there with the initial wave of featured events?
Omnicon featured some unique and great events last year such as Mock the Geek, and we fully endorse
having such fresh content for this year's event also. Apply
here on our website. (April 3)
Our friends at GamerFest Ireland will be joining us in Limerick for their own event this June.
We will be attending and have a table there to promote Omnicon 2018.(March 28)
We are happy to announce that Terry Ledger Trickster FX
will be at the con in August, demoing their SFX makeup and effects. These guys are quite talented,
as you can see from the photos below, and do some great stuff such as Plasmid effects from
While you are here, why not check out our Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/omniconireland/. We
love to stay connected to all of our supporters.(February 16)
We had a great time at Shurikon 2018 last weekend. It was a fantastic event and we had a
great time attending. We got to meet and hang out with some great people and promote Omnicon
Hey folks, We are delighted to announce that the 501st Ireland Garrison
and their Heroes
Unite Ireland will be joining us for Omnicon this year. The 501st Legion is worldwide costume group
known for their screen proof accuracy when it comes to their Stat Wars costumes, so expect to
see Vader and co' on site keeping an eye out for rebel scum.
In the last few years as well the Heroes Unite division has sprung up to showcase their top class costumes from popular TV
and movie franchises such as Marvel and Judge Dredd.
Be sure to come and get your picture taken with your favourite characters,
and if you are a costumer aimed at accuracy then maybe
talk to the guys about signing up. (February 14)
Board Games Evening
Hi folks, Our first promotional night will take place with our friends at Odeon once again. Bring your own
board games or play some from our library. The event is completely free, and Omnicon tickets will be
on sale on the night at the discounted online price should you wish to pick yours up then.(January 31)
We will be at Akumakon
It's great to see the con season starting again! The Omnicon team will be heading to
Akumakon 2018 this weekend and we hope to catch up with you all there.(January 18)
Vendor and Panelist Applications
Hey folks, We are now taking Vendor applications and panelist applications! If you
would like a stall at the convention or would like to give a presentation, head on over
to events page, download the appropriate form, and send it completed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please take care to read your form carefully, and note that this is the only way to apply for a
stall or panel/workshop at the con.(January 16)
Ticket on sale now
Great news folks!
Omnicon 2018 tickets are officially on sale. Tickets are only €12.50 online (€15 on the door) and
limited tickets will be available online. Check out our website, available through the link below,
and buy your tickets for this amazing event.New date, new venue and lots more. Omnicon 2018 this
August 25th, at the National South Court Hotel.(January 12)
We are delighted to announce that Omnicon 2018
will be taking place on August 25th 2018!
We are moving to the International Convention Centre over at the Great National South Court
Hotel in Limerick, which will give us a much bigger space to work with and it will give us a
chance to provide so much more in content and activities. All applications will be open in the
New Year. We look forward to seeing you at Omnicon 2018!!