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.
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.
$45 Per Person
$42 Per Person by December 25
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.
On Wednesday, September 2 the ICON Book Club will meet to discuss The Atrocity Archive by former I-CON guest of honor Charles Stross.
Come join us! It’s a really fun book and the start of a great series.
In the past we’ve discussed such other fine authors as two-time LI-CON author guest Roy Mauritsen.
OK, actually just our own head of Membership, Kimberly McGovern posting her wonderful photos from the event on Facebook. Take a look! And if you attended:
b)Please tag photos if you know who is in them.
Today! July 16! In Patchogue!
Should I stop screaming?
Anyway, 4 bands, video games, cosplay, and a huge number of your fellow nerds beckon. Come join LI-CON and Mr. Oblivion at 89 North in Patchogue. Bring your Amibo.
Night of the Nerds
Join ICON Science Fiction and our friend Mr. Oblivion at 89 North Music Venue. Music, cosplay, and portable electronic gaming all in one event! Plus an Amiibo Tournament hosted by SPLI!
And isn’t that a wonderful poster?
Please join us there!
Quick poll in the comments here: please let us know if you’d like us to sell LI-CON t-shirts at the Night of the Nerds. The new design is gorgeous.
On March 11, the Book Club will be discussing the latest work by China’s most popular science fiction writer, Liu Cixin. Something most of us Americans probably haven’t read: an alien invasion story in which we Americans … are at most secondary, and it’s up to heroic Chinese people to save the day.
Come join us, and help us pick the next book to talk about.
We’re meeting tomorrow at the Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill, Deer Park Avenue, North Babylon, NY, United States at 7:30. Come discuss this Dickensian steampunk novel, and help us pick the next book to talk about.
ICON, our parent company, sponsors many events other than LI-CON. This coming January 22 (Thursday), we’re holding a special benefit dinner. Our host will be John Rennie, who you may remember as a guest at the first LI-CON. John is a former editor-in-chief of Scientific American, as well as the host of several TV shows for the Weather Channel. He’ll be reviewing the year 2014 in science. Everyone gets a nice meal at Domenico’s restaurant in Levittown as well.
This is a benefit dinner, which will raise money for ICON Science Fiction, Inc. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, meaning donations are tax-deductible. If you would like a charity receipt for your donation for tax purposes, just ask. Remember that any money raised goes directly back into throwing these events, or other charitable activities. We have no paid staff.
To register, click here:
Of course, I, your LI-CON Chair, will be discussing the Year in Bad Science at Arisia in Boston, on January 18. (The event runs all of Martin Luther King Day weekend.) Arisia’s schedule is subject to change.
If you attend both, you win a special prize to be revealed later. Come and introduce yourself to me at both events. This offer does not apply to ICON volunteers and I’m not promising the prize is expensive.
I hope to see you at both events.
Join us over dinner as we discuss “Lady of Devices” by Shelley Adina. You can buy a copy via our Amazon Affiliates store located here (http://tinyurl.com/ICONBookClub) – there is a Kindle version of the book too! Details are on the event page.