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Jeff Warner, Ninja-SMOF

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.

Nanotechnologist Dr. Gary Halada

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 Returns!

John Rennie
John Rennie

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.

20 Questions Update

In which you, the fans, try to guess who we’ll be announcing as our next I-CON guest. The questions and answers so far:

1. Is the person male or female?
Male.

2. Over 50 or under 50?
Over 50.

3. Writer or artist?
Writer.

4. Do I know him?
I think so. (Note: this question and all questions so far were asked by writer John Grant.)

5. Does he tend to write in series or standalones?
He has written both in very long series and standalones, but the majority of his work has been in series format.

6. Is he US or furrin?
He is US-born and still lives here.

7. Is he Ron Goulart?
No.

 

Would anyone care to assist Mr. Grant?

Carl

 

A Conversation With Jody Lynn Nye, Part 1

Interview conducted by Carl Fink

I first met Jody Lynn Nye at I-CON, where she and her husband Bill Fawcett were appearing. Like so many accomplished writers, both of them were remarkably down-to-earth and friendly and I really enjoyed talking to them, both there and at another convention. (Conventions are great places to have conversations—one among me, Jody, Bill and Mike Resnick I will probably remember for the rest of my life.) I still enjoy talking to both of them, and that made them naturals to invite to the first convention I am in charge of. I asked Jody to sit for an email interview as a way to introduce her to any fans who might not know her.

LI-CON: Hi, Jody. To start with, have you every done a job besides professional writing? Continue reading A Conversation With Jody Lynn Nye, Part 1