LI-CON: 30 years ago

When our team decided to call our new convention “LI-CON” we were sure that it was a brand-new, brilliant, perfect name.

Two out of three ain’t bad, right?

It turns out that in 1983, a team that was planning to run a World Science Fiction Convention bid ran a convention named “LICon” at the Hempstead Plaza hotel (which seems to not exist any more). I can’t locate any official record of that convention, so I’m grateful to Louis Epstein for telling me about it. Apparently this team never ran another Long Island-based con, although some of them were involved in running two NYClones (oddly held in New Jersey).

We’re glad to continue the tradition started back in ’83, although I think we will be putting on another LI-CON in less than 30 years!