From the fantastic to the scientific the Dublin 2019 programming will be welcoming and inclusive to all.

Dublin 2019 Presentation at Worldcon 75

See What We’re Planning

The programme begins midday on Thursday, August 15 and ends in the afternoon on Monday, August 19.

Here is a link to our Programme Q&A.

Dublin 2019 will feature an exciting and varied array of sessions that explore the depth and breadth of a world class science fiction convention, delving into speculative fiction, art, comics, and gaming with a special focus on Irish themes. From the fantastic to the scientific, our daily schedule will consist of fun and engaging topics that dig into the past, propelling us into countless futures. Our participants will be smart and articulate and our programme will celebrate the best of what Worldcon has to offer.

We will offer Panels, Presentations, and Activities including:

  • Special items featuring our Guests of Honour
  • Academic Track
  • Art Programme
  • Children’s and Young Adult Programme
  • Media Programme and Viewings
  • Gaming and Gaming Programme
  • Music, Costuming, and Artistic Programme and Performances
  • Writers Workshops
  • Special Interest Group Meetups

You will be able to get to meet authors, artists, and other programme participants through:

  • Readings and Signings
  • Kaffeeklatsches and Literary Beers
  • Strolls with the Stars


The Dublin 2019 programme is welcoming and inclusive to all. If you have questions or needs, please contact our Access team since we are happy to help.

Participate in the Programme

Participants are the heart of the Dublin 2019 programme, and we plan to assemble a talented, engaging, and knowledgeable group who represent the best that our diverse and creative community has to offer. This is YOUR convention. Be this your first Worldcon (or convention!) or your tenth, whether you see yourself as a traditional or transformative fan, a new creator or returning professional, we are interested in hearing the ideas that you have to offer. You can engage with us via volunteer service as a programme staff member or as a potential programme participant.

Please also tell us your ideas: we would love to hear what you have to suggest, including topics that touch upon diversity, speculative literature and art from around the world, and perspectives from people that have long gone unheard. We will be following the best practises compiled from the most recent Worldcons when reaching out to members of underrepresented communities, while also developing our own outreach approaches.

Please get in touch with us via:

Dublin 2019 is sure to be magical, and we are looking forward to creating a fantastic programme for you and with you. See you there!

For an exciting preview of people already confirmed as appearing on the Dublin 2019 programme, take a look at our programme participants list.

Join the Programme Team

If you are interested in helping as a volunteer staff member for the Dublin 2019 Programme, including any pre-con planning, at-con staffing, or post-con clean up, please complete the general Staff Volunteer form for Dublin 2019 (link below) and be sure to mention that you are interested in being a staff volunteer for Programme.

We appreciate your interest! We look forward to working with you as a potential member of the Dublin 2019 Programme Team. If you have specific programme related questions, please contact

Ian Stockdale & Erin Underwood
Dublin2019 Programme Head