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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

 

LI-CON Gaming update

We’re happy to announce a unique event: Cards Against LI-CON. Play an uncensored, uninhibited game of the insanely popular (and insane!) game, using unique cards created specifically for this special event. We’ll have cards based on our guests and staff, and players can receive these one-of-a-kind cards and decks as prizes, signed by the people they’re about. This tournament will be the centerpiece of our overnight gaming. That’s right, you can play games continuously from Saturday morning through the con ending on Sunday evening. But please stop a few times to do stuff like eat, shower, and such.

More exciting gaming news soon!

Come see us at Arisia

A team from LI-CON will be at Arisia this month.

Come to our party after the Masquerade and enjoy hand-made New York Egg Creams, along with a variety of other beverages, snacks, and fascinating conversation.

Also, our chair (that’s me!) will be doing 8(!) panels. Come say hi and watch me try to seem eloquent. Continue reading Come see us at Arisia

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

Meet the LI-CON Chair at Philcon

I will be a Program Participant at Philcon next weekend (Nov. 8-10). Please come to some of my programming, and if you’d like to say “Hi” or ask any questions about LI-CON or I-CON or ICON, I’ll be manning the ICON table some of the time and co-hosting the ICON party Saturday night as well.

Here’s my programming schedule:

Fri 8:00 PM in Crystal Ballroom Two (1 hour)
GOOD SCIENCE FICTION SPOILED BY BAD SCIENCE (1405) [Panelists: John Monahan (mod), Gina Martinelli, Carl Fink, Inge Heyer, JJ Brannon] The plot, the writing, the characters were great. The story was gripping, pages were turning, but then a massive scientific mistake thuds down into your suspension of disbelief. How big an error can be overlooked? What’s a deal-breaker? What are some examples

Sat 10:00 AM in Grand Ballroom A (1 hour)
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO RUN A SCIENCE FICTION CONVENTION (1617) [Panelists: Michael J. Walsh (mod), Jeff Warner, Carl Fink, Joe Foering] There are a hundreds if not thousands of tasks to be performed in order to have a successful science fiction and fantasy convention. Let’s talk about what is needed

Sat 4:00 PM in Plaza IV (Four) (1 hour)
WEB COMICS FOR EVERYONE! (1439) [Panelists: Tony DiGerolamo (mod), D.L. Carter, Phil Kahn, Carl Fink] But exactly WHAT is out there/ Come find out what you’re missing. Comic Strips aren’t disappearing, they’re just migrating to the web. Find out why you should be browsing to get your Sunday Funnies Fix.

Of course, the schedule is subject to change at the Philcon Programming team’s discretion.

-Carl