Tag Archives: Programming

Help us pick something to riff!

One of the most popular things at LI-CON 1 was our own Katrina and Izaac riffing on SyFy’s Sharknado.

This time around, the team would like your help selecting short subjects to work on. Anything suggested must have a license that lets us modify and use the video, so either Public Domain or compatible Creative Commons licenses. Note that we’re a charitable corporation [501(c)(3)], so commercial licensing is not required.

Katrina suggests looking in the Prelinger Archive (https://archive.org/details/prelinger) as a starting point, but there are lots of other sources of free-license video out there.

Reminder: because they want to offer variety this year, please suggest only short videos, say under 30 minutes. Shorter videos are more likely to be selected.

Send your suggestions to riffs@li-con.org.

Thanks!

Paul Levinson’s Triumphant Return!

Everyone enjoyed Paul Levinson‘s time at LI-CON 1. So this year he’s taken it up a couple of notches. Not only is he still the award-winning author and critic: this time around we have a movie make from one of his stories, and Paul will be performing some of his music. Watch the trailer for The Chronology Protection Case:

Brimstone (Will Kucmierowski) to appear at LI-CON 2!

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.

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.

CARDS AGAINST LI-CON… part deux

Saturday night, come try your luck with our guests, as the audience battles to see who is the most horrible person.

Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people. Each round, one guest asks a question from a Black Card, and participants in the audience answer with their funniest White Card. Play for prizes, play for keeps! Watch our guests struggle for the title of “LI-CON’s most horrible person!”

(Image belongs to Cards Against Humanity.)

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!