Category Archives: Non-Convention ICON Event

Science Year in Review, with John Rennie

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.

Night of the Nerds!

Night of the NerdsNight 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.

Carl

The Three Body Problem: Come discuss it at the ICON Book Club (March 11, 2015)

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.

Review the Year in Science and Technology

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:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/icons-science-technology-year-in-review-benefit-dinner-with-john-rennie-tickets-14991796868

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.

Carl