We’re very happy to welcome Evan Bernstein: martial artist, financial professional, producer of the Skeptics’ Guide 5×5 podcast, and one of the co-hosts of 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.
We are very pleased to have Jeff participate at LI-CON 2. Among his other accomplishments, Jeff has co-founded too many conventions to count on the fingers of one hand (if you’re a Simpsons character), including I-CON. He’s moderated more panels on more subjects than most events have even had, total, in their existence. I look forward to seeing him in August.
Physicist and software consultant Ed Bishop will return for LI-CON 2! Read and marvel at his bio here. Come to LI-CON and meet him in person!
Gary Halada, Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University, will regale us with tales of stress tensor analysis in semirigid tensile bodies … NO, just kidding!
Actually he’ll be talking about nanotechnology and horrible engineering disasters (and other fascinating stuff). Gary is one of the founders of I-CON and I’m looking forward to working with him on this new convention.
John Rennie, TV host and science journalist, will return for LI-CON 2! Fresh off his triumph at ICON’s “Science and Technology Year in Review” John will be dazzling all with his incredible depth of knowledge and his astonishing wit and charm.
Izaac will be back to lend his technology expertise and help deconstruct some more video. Everyone who enjoyed our team’s take on Sharknado is looking forward to seeing what they’ll riff on this year!
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.
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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.
Writer and physician Anatoly Belilovsky will be appearing at LI-CON. Anatoly will bring us both his fiction-writing and medico-scientific expertise.