Shamrokon is a large fandom convention happening this August in Dublin, Ireland.
It is a special once off event, as it is the European science fiction convention (Eurocon(link is external) which is held in a different country each year, with people travelling from all over the world to attend. Shamrokon is the 36th Eurocon and the ESFS Awards(link is external) presentation will take place at the convention.
Shamrokon is a 3 day event, run by scifi, horror and fantasy fans for other fans. It is not a corporate run event. While the committee are volunteers they have nearly 2 centuries of experience running events and conventions between them. This means those who sign up to attend become members and get to take part in the discussion panels, can contribute and suggest programme items they would like to see happen. They are expecting over 1,000 people to attend from 28 countries, you can see the current memberhip stats here.