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Nicole Oliva: Singer, Cosplayer, Movie-Maker, Model

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!

Cosplay Contest Announced! Rules Posted, Pre-Registration Opened

LI-CON 2 is pleased to announce that pre-registration for the 2015 Cosplay Contest is now open.

To sign up, read the Overview here, then complete the form on that page.

Remember, space in the contest is very limited. It was incredibly popular last year–we have no idea how long it will take to fill up this time around.

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.

Best-Selling Author Andy Weir (The Martian)

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!

Peter David, Writer of Stuff

Peter David
Peter David

I’m very happy to announce that Peter David has agreed to appear at LI-CON. As any I-CON fan will remember, Peter has attended literally dozens of our conventions (and yet he’s only 30 years old. Amazing.) The man doesn’t seem to loaf very much: he has written some of the most acclaimed comics of the 20’th Century, including long runs on The Incredible Hulk, Supergirl, Aquaman, and creating X-Factor among many others. He also writes for TV and movies, co-creating the Nickelodeon show Space Cases and writing several episodes of Babylon 5. And of course, he’s a best-selling novelist, his most recent publication being Artful, A Novel (or I think so–he writes so much in so many fields it’s hard to keep up.)

And yet, writing is his second career.

We missed Peter at LI-CON 1 and it’s with tremendous pleasure that I anticipate having him at LI-CON 2.

Novelist David Mack will appear at LI-CON 2

I’m pleased to announce that David Mack will be joining us in Ronkonkoma this August. David is the author of over 25 novels, including both media tie-in novels like the Star Trek Vanguard series that he co-created, and original novels like his thriller The Calling. His best-selling works also include comics, non-fiction and TV and movie scripts. We’re looking forward to talking to him in August, and I know you are, too.

Stay tuned for more announcements!