Tag Archives: Literature

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!

Artist and Author Roy Mauritsen

We’re delighted to have Roy back at LI-CON, and I know you are too. Say “Hi” to him in the Dealers Room, or attend the programming he will appear on, or admire his art in our new Art Show (more to come on the Art Show).

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

 

Book Club!

Hey, LI-CON fans!

While we try to nail down a location and time for LI-CON 2, we’d love for you to come to the ICON Book Club. ICON is the company sponsors LI-CON (and other events), and we recently opened a book discussion group that meets about 9 times a year. If you’ve ever been curious about the gang of nutballs who run these conventions, this is your chance to come meet us and also maybe have some appetizers, and an interesting conversation.

The club will meet next on August 13 and discuss Everything’s Better With Monkeys by LI-CON guest and local favorite CJ Henderson. Buy a copy through our Amazon store before the meeting–you pay the same price, and ICON gets a percentage to help us fund our events!

If you’re going to attend, please email Sara, head of the Book Club, as bookclub@iconsf.org, so we can have the right number of handouts and stuff ready, and of course so we can tell you where we’ll be meeting.

See you there, I hope.

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