Category Archives: LI-CON

Cosplay Contest Announced! Rules Posted, Pre-Registration Opened

LI-CON 2 is pleased to announce that pre-registration for the 2015 Cosplay Contest is now open.

To sign up, read the Overview here, then complete the form on that page.

Remember, space in the contest is very limited. It was incredibly popular last year–we have no idea how long it will take to fill up this time around.

CARDS AGAINST LI-CON… part deux

Saturday night, come try your luck with our guests, as the audience battles to see who is the most horrible person.

Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Each round, one guest asks a question from a Black Card, and participants in the audience answer with their funniest White Card. Play for prizes, play for keeps! Watch our guests struggle for the title of “LI-CON’s most horrible person!”

(Image belongs to Cards Against Humanity.)

The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe!

I’m incredibly proud to announce that the four-time Podcast Award-winning Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe will be attending LI-CON! The “Rogues” will record a show at our event, and they’ll also participate in panels and/or give talks.

The SGU has won 4 Podcast Awards and is consistently ranked as one of the top ten science podcasts. The Rogues have exactly the wide selection of skills and knowledge you’d expect from a “rogues gallery,” from neuroscience to martial arts to antique cannon replica manufacturing.

I look forward to seeing them in person again, and I know you’ll all enjoy seeing and meeting them.

Superfan “Filthy Pierre”

If you have attended any science fiction conventions on the East Coast, or any World Science Fiction Conventions, you’ve seen and heard Erwin “Filthy Pierre” Strauss. He’s there, somewhere, playing music to make waiting on line less painful (and just because he loves music), attending panels, providing freeby racks and message boards just because he wants to help out.

He’s also a writer, member of the Filk Hall of Fame, and all-around great person to have at a convention. Come listen to him (or even say “Hi”).

Note: our membership rates go up at the end of April. That’s two weeks! This is your chance to lock in the current rate by getting your membership today!

Best-Selling Author Andy Weir (The Martian)

We are delighted to announce that Andy Weir, author of The Martian (coming to the big screen from Fox in November!) will be making an appearance at LI-CON. Unfortunately he can’t be here in person, but we’re very happy to have him on live video chat. The Martian, Andy’s first published novel, hit #1 on the NY Times best-seller list and is still there after 23 weeks as I write this!