Group of Eight
A forum of the (formerly) world's seven biggest economies and Russia, the twelfth. Created as the G6 in 1973, it now consists of:
- Several Axis Powers Hetalia strips take place at the G8, though with the countries there instead of their leaders. A running joke is that no one ever seems to remember that Canada is supposed to be there, or if he is there, that he exists.
- The Girl In The Cafe, a BBC drama just before the 2005 Gleneagles Summit involved Kelly Macdonald romancing Bill Nighy at a fictional G8 summit in Reykjavik, where they deal with the thorny issues surrounding ending world hunger for children.
- The Rebus novel The Naming of the Dead is set at the Gleneagles Summit.
- Mentioned in the Alex Rider novel Snakehead, in the context of a terrorist attack. Scorpia has not been contracted to attack the G8 itself, but a competing environmentalist conference on an island off the coast of Australia.
- The climax of the Forsythe novel The Afghan centers around a terrorist attack on some near-future G8 summit, which is being held on a cruise ship to avoid the rioter problem.