Derek is famous to everyone who attends area conventions. He’s the guy who makes giant balloon characters and such. He’ll be providing his unique creations for LI-CON 2 this year. Stop by his station in the lobby and say “Hi!”
We’re proud to announce that Brimstone will bring some of his talents to our convention. I’m sure he’ll try to bring them all, but we have only 3 days and he’s an actor, pro wrestler, comic book creator, book publisher, game publisher, sauce and seasoning maker (!) and food show host. We can’t wait to see him.
LI-CON is proud to welcome Nicole Oliva! I can’t do justice to Nicole’s many accomplishments here on the front page, so please click the link to learn about her cosplay, modeling, and award-winning movie! Not to mention her singing!
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.
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”).
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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!
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.