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Gundam, Transformers & more… OH MY!

Welcome Muteki Sales to our Vendors for LI-Con 2!

Muteki Sales is an online & show store that sells vintage and brand new Japanese anime & tokusatsu (sci-fi) collectibles. Founded in 2006 with the promise of to deliver quality Japanese toys & merchandise at the lowest prices available. The company sells to the anime fan both young and old with items dating back to early stages of Japanese animation.

http://www.mutekisales.com

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

Still alive!

I just thought I’d take a moment to update LI-CON’s fans.

At this time, we’re still negotiating with possible locations to hold LI-CON 2. We really liked the Mill River Manor, but it was very tight for the number of people who wanted to attend. As soon as our new location is decided, you’ll read about it here.

Meanwhile, our organization continues to do other things. ICON Science Fiction Inc.’s next event, Comedy Night at the Spaceport Cantina, is October 18. Registration ends October 13, so sign up now! www.spaceportcantina.org.

Also, if you read books you should come to the book club!

A Night at the Spaceport Cantina

Do you like funny comedy? How about food? Do you enjoy eating good food with cool people?

Come to the Spaceport Cantina.

ICON Science Fiction, the parent company of LI-CON, is having an alien-themed benefit event on October 18 beginning at 6:00 pm. Your membership fee gets you not one, not two, but three stand-up comics, in addition to a 3-course meal and some of the best company on several planets.

And just to sweeten things: since this is a fund-raiser for ICON, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, your membership fee is tax-deductible.

Please attend. I hope I’ll see you there.

Movie Screenings at LI-CON

Join us Saturday in Salon E for a special viewing of Winter Slides from 2:00-4:00pm. There will be a director Q&A afterwards!  Come down and meet the cast and crew.

“Winter Slides” is an offbeat supernatural dramedy that tells the story of Mary, a 27 year old lonesome woman who inherits her old childhood home after her estranged father dies. But upon arriving at the house she soon discovers that she has inherited it with 2 other half sisters she never knew existed. And then, to make matters worse, her father comes back from the dead.  http://winterslides.com/

Also on Saturday in Salon E, there will be a special viewing of Found in Time from 4:00-6:00pm followed by a director Q&A.

Chris is a psychic who lives his life out of order – experiencing past, present and future as a jigsaw puzzle. But when he commits a murder in the future, he has to change his past and present in order to prevent it from happening.  http://www.foundintimefilm.com/

And on Sunday in Salon E, Oh, Inverted World will be shown from 12:00-2:00pm, followed by a director Q&A.

“Oh, Inverted World” is a film about your mid-twenties…and the moon falling into the earth. Misanthropic Mina and her best guy friends, The Bearded Three, have just arrived back in their small hometown after graduating college. They quickly realize that the post-college life is unfulfilling, lonely, and quite confusing, as they find themselves with no direction at all. And then, things get even more confusing when a strange woman named Selene comes into their lives and gives them a grave prophecy: the Moon is going to fall into the Earth. Originally released as a thirteen part web series, “Oh, Inverted World” is a black and white, indie, sci fi dramedy called by The New York Times “a mumblecore ‘Night of The Living Dead’” and an amusing “allegory of 20-something angst and aimlessness” and was shot entirely on Long Island, NY.  http://www.ohinvertedseries.com/