The showing of I’m Dreaming of a White Doomsday is scheduled for tomorrow, December 29 at 11:55pm. Last chance to see it in 2018! See the post before this one for more information.
LI-CON is on hiatus, but join the team at the movies!
Sorry to be gone for so long. We’re gearing up to start doing things again!
This is your last chance to see I’m Dreaming of a White Doomsday in 2018! We know that because it’s a December 29 showing. Come join the ICON Science Fiction team at the Merrick Cinemas 5. Winner of the Best Picture award at GenreBlast, IDoaWD tells the story of a mother and her young son struggling to survive in a bomb shelter.
Here is the official trailer:
There is very limited seating for this showing, so please purchase your tickets in advance at the Merrick Cinemas web site.
Join the Facebook Event for the showing to receive updates, including possible dinner plans.
We hear often from people who would like to see another LI-CON or I-CON. The second-best way to help us have one, is to join our other events. The best way to help is to volunteer. Ask us about that at the showing! See you there.
I can now say it: I-CON is back!
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For anyone who might be in Boston MLK Day weekend, I’ll be doing several panels at Arisia
Popular Logical Fallacies Sat 1:00 PM
Rhetoric, logic, and (proper) argument appear to be rare commodities (as recent presidential campaigns have amply demonstrated). From “ad hominem” to “No True Scotsman”, find out what argument styles just plain don’t wash, and learn how to avoid making these mistakes yourself.
The Technology of Star Trek Sun 11:30 AM
Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Star Trek by discussing the good, the bad, and the ugly about the depictions of technology on screen and paper: communicators, tricorders, hand-held computers, and dozens of things you remember that the panel forgot.
How We Learn Sun 8:30 PM
How does the human mind absorb, retain, and recall information? What psychological and biological processes are involved? Does one learning method work for all, or do some learning styles suit certain types of people better?
Read All the Things! Mon 10:00 AM
Sure, we have limited reading time, but there are some authors whose works clamor to be read in their entirety! Which authors? Come to this panel and find out! Each panelist will discuss the author whose complete works they deem absolutely essential. Come develop your reading list for the next year!
I Hate the Hero Mon 1:00 PM
Is there a story with a protagonist that you dislike or maybe is just not likeable. I don’t mean, ‘The heavy is cooler than the hero,’ which is common. I mean you loathe the hero, to the point of rooting for the antagonist just to see them fail. What makes a hero likeable and do they have to be likeable for fans to be interested in the story?
I hope to meet some of you there!
Dinner! Discussion! Science!
Join John Rennie for an ICON benefit dinner round-up of 2015’s newest discoveries and most impressive technologies and how and when we may see them impact our lives and the future of scientific research.
The donation includes a delicious dinner at Domenico’s restaurant in Levittown. As LI-CON members know, John is a fascinating speaker and this is a chance to have a good time, maybe learn something, and help support ICON Science Fiction. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all money we receive will go to support our activities and expenses.
LI-CON fans really loved our riffing tribute to Mystery Science Theater 3000. The original inspired and entertained millions for years.
Now show creator Joel Hodgson is bringing it back!
The “Bring Back MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000” KickStarter has already reached 70% of its goal–enough to have already funded 6 new episodes. It has a real chance of being the most successful movie/TV KickStarter ever!
I’m in. I’ve invested a bit of my money to get one of my favorite shows ever back on the air.
Now it’s your turn. Help us out, here. If we reach the 12-episode goal, there’s an excellent chance that a network will pick up the show again.
Join us at the Applebee’s in North Babylon, NY to discuss Connie Willis’ Hugo Award-winning novel, <i>Doomsday Book</i>. It’s a chance to talk about a cool book with people who appreciate things like that, and even if you haven’t read this one, join us and help us pick our next.
If you buy the book from Amazon, please use the link at the right of our front page. This costs you nothing at all, but gives ICON Science Fiction (the non-profit behind both LI-CON and I-CON) a bit of income.
I hope to see you there!
Carl here. If you’ve ever wanted to say “Hi” to the chair of the first two LI-CONs (second series), I’ll be on programming at Philcon, Nov 20-22. They should be posting their schedule any day now, but I’m appearing both Saturday and Sunday.
See you there.
The interview with Andy Weir that the Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe held at LI-CON 2 is now available on their web site:
Give a listen.
OK, only those of you who were at the recording of the Skeptics Guide to the Universe are immortal (especially Joe, who got up on stage). That episode has now been posted. (Actually it was posted on August 22, but I’m way behind in my podcast listening.) Click the image below or the link above to hear it.