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Thursday, March 16
 

8:00pm

Night of the Nerds - I-CON preview masquerade party!
Presented by Mr Oblivion and I-CON
Cosmic Burlesque by Miranda Raven and Sarah Tonin!
Live music performances by: Geeks and Guitars, Crisis Crayons, BmO and more!
Cosplay Contest - come in style!

-NOTE: Seperate admission fee - $10 to the public, $5 with your I-CON badge. Vouchers available to save $5 off your 3-day I-CON registration will be available at this event!-

Thursday March 16, 2017 8:00pm - 11:30pm
The Velvet Lounge 10 Woods Corner Rd, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733
 
Friday, March 17
 

6:00pm

Teekyu
ANIME FILMS

Oshimoto Yuri is a first-year who has grown critical of her upperclassmens' ridiculous antics, Shinjo Kanae is a silly second-year who joined the tennis club even though she can barely play tennis, Bando Marimo the second-year is an unpredictable pervert from Kansai, and Takamiya Nasuno the second-year is a strange rich girl who thinks everything can be resolved with money. Today and tomorrow and the day after, whether the four of them are together or not, this zany tennis anime is guaranteed to be full of laughs!

Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 6:30pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

6:00pm

Open Play
Take a chill pill in this room of crafty goodness, and take home what you make!

Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Space C (Children's Programming) HSEC

6:00pm

The Art of Book Cover Design
Cover design for comics and books

Moderators
SP

Steve Price

Long Island artist and designer Steve Price has been kicking around the comic book business as a fan, retailer, and published pro his entire life. Recent comics credits include the logo and book design for NIGHTWORLD: MIDNIGHT SONATA (Image Comics) and an illustration in JUNGLE TALES of TARZAN (Dark Horse Comics). Older works include short comics in anthologies by Radio Comix, House of Twelve, and Manual Comics and a cartoon featured on one of... Read More →

Guest
JB

John Broglia

| John Broglia is a New York based cartoonist who's love for comics dates back to his early childhood. He attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan where he studied animation. Early on in his career he worked on several creator owned projects such as Billy Tucci's Zombie Sama and Image Comics' God Complex with Michael Avon Oeming. He has also supplied art for anthology series such as Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures and the FUBAR... Read More →
SG

Scott Grimando

Grim Studios
Award winning illustrator Scott Grimando will be showcasing many of his iconic book covers as well as his personal, Art of the Myth, series. | | His first book, The Art of the Mythical Woman, Lucid Dreams, from SQP has become an art students standard for insights into the modern creative process as well as being a richly illustrated retrospective on the artists career. | | Sci-Fi readers may know him as the cover artist for the long running... Read More →
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David O. Miller

TSR, GDW, White Wolf Publishing
Science Fiction and Fantasy illustrator David O. Miller has created art for many RPG game companies such as TSR, GDW, White Wolf Publishing, Steve Jackson Games, West End Games and Wizards of the Coast, as well as other genre publishing companies including Baen Books, DoubleDay Science Fiction and Military Book Clubs, Topps and Inkworks. | | His early Dungeons & Dragons work includes illustrations for 2nd edition AD&D Player's Handbook and... Read More →
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Rodney Ramos

Artist Rodney Ramos has worked on just about every major character for Marvel Comics and DC Comics with a flourish that makes him a master at his craft. He began his storied journey in comics as a Romita Raider at Marvel Comics, learning his craft under the legendary John Romita, Sr. Regular work on titles like "Psi-Force," "What The!?" "Thundercats" "Punisher War Journal," "Amazing Spider-Man," and "Iron Man" followed, as well as work on Green... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

6:00pm

Cosplay on a Budget
Learn how to make some of your favorite cosplays come to life on a budget! Miss Skellington will show you how to use your resources and make a cosplay come together without spending $$$!

Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Space B HSEC

6:00pm

Star Trek: Classic vs. JJ Abrams
A discussion of the classic tv series and the JJ Abrams reimagining.

Programming Participants

Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Space A HSEC

6:00pm

6:00pm

BuddyFight Demo
Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Drink Me!
Drink Me is a dark, intense story set in an eerie literary version of the Victorian-era British Empire -- the world of Victor Frankenstein and Count Dracula, of Allan Quartermain and Dorian Grey. Three mysterious adventurers must confront one another, pursue their terrifying dreams, and figure out what to do with six unlabeled magic potions. The conclusion of that tale is up to you.

Three mysterious travelers, all hailing from Victorian London, run into one another at a place of great power and mystery -- the famed Cave of Elixir. Within the cave there are six potions, which could perhaps grant their deepest desires, and they all seem heedless of any price they might have to pay.

Alexander Clay doesn't age and doesn't die -- he's as beautiful now as he was at twenty-five. This wicked immortal has spent heartless decades seducing and discarding a string of innocent lovers. What could he possibily want with a cave of potions and wishes? He already has eternal life at his fingertips, so what could be worth risking madness and destruction?

Vesper Von Eternity lives a life of danger and adventure on the edges of the empire. She's stared down tigers, tamed snakes, studied with mystics and riddled with rajahs. In more "civilized" climes, the public thrills to reprinted accounts of her exploits. But some tragedies can't be averted with fame or guts or brains, so Vesper is determined to claim the magic she needs before it's too late.

Edgar Eakins might have been celebrated for his genius in a more tolerant age, but his obsessions and eccentricities have left him on the outskirts of London society. This shabby, sunken, despised man is rumored to have wrought hellish wonders in his taboo scientific experiments. His true goals, however, remain unknown...

It is no coincidence that these three have come across one another. Now they must parley, and palaver, and gamble their fortunes, and risk their very lives -- and drink.


Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Space D (LARP) HSEC

6:00pm

GameMaster Master Class
For experienced RPG GameMasters, a chance to up their game (pun intended) by learning from the people for who create the games they run.

Guest
Programming Participants

Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
HSEC A114

6:00pm

Ticket to Ride
Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Zombie Dice
Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Mr. Oblivion
Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

6:00pm

Cypher, Fear
Game Masters
IW

Imani Washington

Game to be run: Cypher, Fear Itself, Exalted

Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

D&D 5th Edition
Game Masters

Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

DragonAge
Game Masters
RT

Rylan Taber

Game to be run: Dragon Age first Edition

Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Munchkin Events
Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

6:00pm

Pathfinder Society
Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

RPG Demos
Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Super Smash Bros. 4
Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Vampire Dark Ages
Game Masters
JW

John Wrubel

Game to be run: Vampire Dark Ages

Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Warhammer Fantasy Demo
Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Ongoing Demonstrations
Friday March 17, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Demo Ring - HSEC

6:30pm

Cosplay Meet and Greet
Join ArrowStar Cosplay for an informal networking event. Meet fellow cosplayers, commissioners and those who just appreciate Cosplay.

Friday March 17, 2017 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Performance Ring - HSEC

6:30pm

Children Who Chase Lost Voices
ANIME FILMS

When she hears a strange song from a crystal radio, Asuna tunes into more than just a magical stream of music. Soon, she is transported to a mysterious world named Agartha, where mythical beasts roam and brave warriors fight for their lives.

Friday March 17, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

7:00pm

7:00pm

7:00pm

BuddyFight Tournament Sign-up
Friday March 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

7:00pm

Carcassonne
Friday March 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

7:00pm

Chupacabra
Friday March 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

7:00pm

Drink Me!
Drink Me is a dark, intense story set in an eerie literary version of the Victorian-era British Empire -- the world of Victor Frankenstein and Count Dracula, of Allan Quartermain and Dorian Grey. Three mysterious adventurers must confront one another, pursue their terrifying dreams, and figure out what to do with six unlabeled magic potions. The conclusion of that tale is up to you.

Three mysterious travelers, all hailing from Victorian London, run into one another at a place of great power and mystery -- the famed Cave of Elixir. Within the cave there are six potions, which could perhaps grant their deepest desires, and they all seem heedless of any price they might have to pay.

Alexander Clay doesn't age and doesn't die -- he's as beautiful now as he was at twenty-five. This wicked immortal has spent heartless decades seducing and discarding a string of innocent lovers. What could he possibily want with a cave of potions and wishes? He already has eternal life at his fingertips, so what could be worth risking madness and destruction?

Vesper Von Eternity lives a life of danger and adventure on the edges of the empire. She's stared down tigers, tamed snakes, studied with mystics and riddled with rajahs. In more "civilized" climes, the public thrills to reprinted accounts of her exploits. But some tragedies can't be averted with fame or guts or brains, so Vesper is determined to claim the magic she needs before it's too late.

Edgar Eakins might have been celebrated for his genius in a more tolerant age, but his obsessions and eccentricities have left him on the outskirts of London society. This shabby, sunken, despised man is rumored to have wrought hellish wonders in his taboo scientific experiments. His true goals, however, remain unknown...

It is no coincidence that these three have come across one another. Now they must parley, and palaver, and gamble their fortunes, and risk their very lives -- and drink.


Friday March 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Space D (LARP) HSEC

7:00pm

Medici
Board Game Table 1
6 people

Friday March 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

7:00pm

Weiss Schwarz Demo
Friday March 17, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

7:00pm

Magic the Gathering Demo
Friday March 17, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

7:00pm

Star Wars Destiny
Friday March 17, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

7:30pm

3 Guys with Beards Podcast with special guest Dan Knauf
Christopher Golden, James A. Moore & Johnathan Mayberry(via Skype) interview Dan Knauf

Guest
avatar for Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of SNOWBLIND, ARARAT, TIN MEN, and many other novels. With Mike Mignola, he is the co-creator of two cult favorite comics series, BALTIMORE and JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE. As an editor, his anthologies include SEIZE THE NIGHT, THE NEW DEAD, and DARK CITIES. He is one-third of the popular podcast Three Guys with Beards. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Knauf

Daniel Knauf

Mr. Knauf created and served as Executive Producer of his Emmy Award-winning series, “CARNIVÁLE” (HBO). Mr. Knauf has since written episodes of “SUPERNATURAL” (The CW) and “FEAR ITSELF” (NBC). He served as a Consulting Producer on “STAND OFF” (FOX) , “MY OWN WORST ENEMY” (NBC) and the hit cult series, “SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND” (Starz) and as Executive... Read More →
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James A. Moore

JAMES A. MOORE is the author of over forty novels, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, Blood Harvest, the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero, Jonathan Crowley) Cherry Hill, Alien: Sea of Sorrows and the Seven Forges series of novels. He has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror Writers Association, first as Secretary and... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
HSEC A113

7:30pm

Mermaiding 101
How to be a mermaid! Learn all the basics of becoming one with the sea! Where to get a tail? How to swim in one? What mermaiding like? All your questions will be answered!Miss Skellington and Mermaid Soluna will introduce you to their underwater world!

Friday March 17, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Space B HSEC

7:30pm

'You Have Been Unfriended'
Social Media can be a rough place to make a name for yourself. Listen to our guest authors tell you their most memorable stories about confrontations online.

Guest
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Special Consultant, Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net).
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David Gerrold a check. This proves that David is not crazy for sitting alone in a room and talking to himself. | | This poor man could have had a real career as a used... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

7:30pm

Splatterhouse
Friday March 17, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

8:00pm

8:00pm

Drink Me!
Drink Me is a dark, intense story set in an eerie literary version of the Victorian-era British Empire -- the world of Victor Frankenstein and Count Dracula, of Allan Quartermain and Dorian Grey. Three mysterious adventurers must confront one another, pursue their terrifying dreams, and figure out what to do with six unlabeled magic potions. The conclusion of that tale is up to you.

Three mysterious travelers, all hailing from Victorian London, run into one another at a place of great power and mystery -- the famed Cave of Elixir. Within the cave there are six potions, which could perhaps grant their deepest desires, and they all seem heedless of any price they might have to pay.

Alexander Clay doesn't age and doesn't die -- he's as beautiful now as he was at twenty-five. This wicked immortal has spent heartless decades seducing and discarding a string of innocent lovers. What could he possibily want with a cave of potions and wishes? He already has eternal life at his fingertips, so what could be worth risking madness and destruction?

Vesper Von Eternity lives a life of danger and adventure on the edges of the empire. She's stared down tigers, tamed snakes, studied with mystics and riddled with rajahs. In more "civilized" climes, the public thrills to reprinted accounts of her exploits. But some tragedies can't be averted with fame or guts or brains, so Vesper is determined to claim the magic she needs before it's too late.

Edgar Eakins might have been celebrated for his genius in a more tolerant age, but his obsessions and eccentricities have left him on the outskirts of London society. This shabby, sunken, despised man is rumored to have wrought hellish wonders in his taboo scientific experiments. His true goals, however, remain unknown...

It is no coincidence that these three have come across one another. Now they must parley, and palaver, and gamble their fortunes, and risk their very lives -- and drink.


Friday March 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Space D (LARP) HSEC

8:00pm

Settlers of Catan
Friday March 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

8:00pm

Vanguard Demo
Friday March 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

8:00pm

The Job of Science
What do scientists do anyway? How does a real scientist's life compare to the ones in stories? (Also covering Careerist Scientists)

Moderators
Guest
avatar for Pamela Gay

Pamela Gay

SIUE / Astrosphere
I am an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in science and technology. My most well known project may be Astronomy Cast, a podcast I co-host with Fraser Cain (Producer of Universe Today). Each week, Fraser and I work to take our listeners on a facts-based journey through the cosmos that explores not only what we know about the universe, but how we know it. We are know entering our seventh year of... Read More →

Programming Participants
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Sebastian Cocioba

Biology undergrad, CEO & Founder at New York Botanics, LLC, an ornamental plant genetic engineering start-up located in New York City. He is also an independent researcher for the education-oriented biotech non-profit, Binomica Labs. His research focuses on the nutritional requirements of life and the metabolic basis of speciation as well as the development of open source hardware for use in the molecular biology setting both formal and... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
HSEC A114

8:00pm

BuddyFight Tournament
Friday March 17, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

8:30pm

'TRANSFORMERS: 1984 to Bayformers!'
After 33 years worth of Transformer toys, shows, comics and movies what did they get right? What did they get wrong? What IS going on with Transformers 5?

Guest
PG

Paul Guadagnino

Associate Adjunct Professor at Nassau Community College


Friday March 17, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
HSEC A113

8:30pm

Mermaid Training and Tail Care
Want to train to be a mermaid? Miss.Skellington and Mermaid SoLuna will show you how to prepare and take care of your first tail!

Friday March 17, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Space B HSEC

8:30pm

Vampire Girl Vs. Frankenstein Girl (18+)
ANIME FILMS

Transfer student Monami has a secret and a past that has caught up with Mizushima. Deceiving Mizushima into eating a token gift of chocolate, laced with her blood, he is then catapulted into Monami's vampire world of blood, death and love. Jilted girlfriend Keiko has other ideas. With a sudden twist of fate, she is then transformed into the hideous and unforgiving Frankenstein Girl, and the battle for Mizushima's heart begins.

18+!!

Friday March 17, 2017 8:30pm - 10:00pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

9:00pm

Tales of Con Horror
Guest
avatar for Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Anime Guest of Honor
You know Rikki as the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM! And the pop culture scene does too, as fans embrace the chance to meet Rikki in person at his appearances worldwide. | | As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. | | Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
HSEC A114

9:00pm

Open Play
Take a chill pill in this room of crafty goodness, and take home what you make!

Friday March 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Space C (Children's Programming) HSEC

9:00pm

Comic Books as Socio-Political Commentary
A discussion on the long and varied history of comic book political activism

Guest
JC

Joe Corallo

Comic Mix
Joe Corallo is a queer cisgender white guy who tries to keep his privilege in check while residing in Queens, NY. He's self published multiple issues of a cyberpunk comic titled Electronic with Danny Luckert, and has work published in Geeks OUT Presents: Power anthology with Sam Johns, Margins Publishing's Our Hearts Still Beat zine, and Grayhaven's The Gathering: Music anthology both with Randy Haldeman. He's currently back at self publishing... Read More →
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Alitha E. Martinez

My name is Alitha Evelyn Martinez. My professional career began in 1999 | | penciling Iron Man for Marvel Entertainment. Since then, it’s been a great ride | | getting to work on titles like X-Men; Black Sun; Marvel Age Fantastic Four; Black | | Panther and Black Panther: World of Wakanda; Voltron; NBC’s Heroes; New 52 | | Bat Girl; Archie Comic’s New Crusaders and Riverdale; and WWE Superstar, | | WWE Slam City, and Barbie... Read More →
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Rodney Ramos

Artist Rodney Ramos has worked on just about every major character for Marvel Comics and DC Comics with a flourish that makes him a master at his craft. He began his storied journey in comics as a Romita Raider at Marvel Comics, learning his craft under the legendary John Romita, Sr. Regular work on titles like "Psi-Force," "What The!?" "Thundercats" "Punisher War Journal," "Amazing Spider-Man," and "Iron Man" followed, as well as work on Green... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

9:00pm

Think Geek, by the geeks!
Join Think Geek staff and cosplayers ArrowStar Cosplay for a discussion of the company, the products, the store and more!

Friday March 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Space A HSEC

9:00pm

Drink Me!
Drink Me is a dark, intense story set in an eerie literary version of the Victorian-era British Empire -- the world of Victor Frankenstein and Count Dracula, of Allan Quartermain and Dorian Grey. Three mysterious adventurers must confront one another, pursue their terrifying dreams, and figure out what to do with six unlabeled magic potions. The conclusion of that tale is up to you.

Three mysterious travelers, all hailing from Victorian London, run into one another at a place of great power and mystery -- the famed Cave of Elixir. Within the cave there are six potions, which could perhaps grant their deepest desires, and they all seem heedless of any price they might have to pay.

Alexander Clay doesn't age and doesn't die -- he's as beautiful now as he was at twenty-five. This wicked immortal has spent heartless decades seducing and discarding a string of innocent lovers. What could he possibily want with a cave of potions and wishes? He already has eternal life at his fingertips, so what could be worth risking madness and destruction?

Vesper Von Eternity lives a life of danger and adventure on the edges of the empire. She's stared down tigers, tamed snakes, studied with mystics and riddled with rajahs. In more "civilized" climes, the public thrills to reprinted accounts of her exploits. But some tragedies can't be averted with fame or guts or brains, so Vesper is determined to claim the magic she needs before it's too late.

Edgar Eakins might have been celebrated for his genius in a more tolerant age, but his obsessions and eccentricities have left him on the outskirts of London society. This shabby, sunken, despised man is rumored to have wrought hellish wonders in his taboo scientific experiments. His true goals, however, remain unknown...

It is no coincidence that these three have come across one another. Now they must parley, and palaver, and gamble their fortunes, and risk their very lives -- and drink.


Friday March 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Space D (LARP) HSEC

9:00pm

My Little Pony Demo
Friday March 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

9:00pm

Pokemon TCG Demo
Friday March 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

9:00pm

Geeks with Guitars
Friday March 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

9:30pm

3D Printing in Cosplay
Learn how to use new technology to make your Cosplay the best it can be. Join an experienced 3D printer and discuss the process and details of how to use your printer for your cosplay.

Friday March 17, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
HSEC A113
 
Saturday, March 18
 

9:30am

Middlehaven LARP
Game Masters
CS

Conrad Schnakenberg

Middlehaven
“The Sandman Inn”; Normally just a local spot for young trysters to meet, or for farmers to hide their grain from tax collectors, the strange things have been happening at the “Barian Caves”. More than a few people have recently disappeared, and something or someone has suddenly taken up residence in the caves. Your adventuring group “The Shadow Faction” has been dispatched under the authority of Earl Bethur to... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 9:30am - 1:00pm
Space D (LARP) HSEC

10:00am

Game Show Megamix Contestant Auditions
Good at trivia? Have a way with words? Come try out to be a contestant on TRUMP CARD, STRIKEOUT, GO & THE $25,000 PYRAMID. Show us your stuff & you could be on stage winning lots of prizes!

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

10:00am

Lolita 101
Curious about Lolita? Join a local Lolita and have all your questions answered!

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
HSEC A113

10:00am

Star Trek: Online- A Discussion on the Game- Canon or Non- Canon
A discussion about the online game Star Trek and if it should be included in the canon of Trek.

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Space A HSEC

10:00am

The Apocalypse Preparedness Panel
Some say the world will end in fire, and some say in ice. And plenty of people say zombies. Leave your real-world politics at the door, but whether you think there will be an Earth- shattering kaboom or nanobot-filled gray goo, we’ll have you
ready to deal with the end of the world as you know it.

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
HSEC A123

10:00am

Lovecraft and the age of Steampunk
Moderators
avatar for John Schindler

John Schindler

Chicken Squadron, In Goth We Trust
Quiltbag community, Creative writing ( in particular Edward Gorey, Edgar Allan Poe, & H.P. Lovecraft), Local Radio, Speaker on Sex & Gender issues, Goth & Steampunk, Vincent Price and retro-Horror.

Programming Participants
avatar for Heather Dawn

Heather Dawn

Executive Vice President; Vice Chair LI-CON; Vice Chair Programming I-CON 32, ICON Science Fiction Inc.
Heather Dawn is the Vice Chair and co-founder of LI-CON, a young convention held annually on Long Island. She studied Anthropology under Dr. John Shea, Dr. Elizabeth Stone, and Dr. David Hicks at Stony Brook University; minored in Art History and Medieval Studies. Her studies focused on world religions (past and present) and ancient arts & culture. She likes old creepy things, the smell of musty books with peeling leather covers, monumental... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
HSEC A114

10:00am

Costumes in Game of Thrones
The Game of Thrones TV adaptation inherently includes a visual element which was absent from the novels, presenting an entirely new level of worldbuilding to fill in: hidden insights and clues about cultures and characters within the story that were worked into them by lead Costume designer, Michele Clapton. Based on an exhaustive database of every public statement ever made in the past six years by Clapton and her design team about their work. What local materials are available to each kingdom for their costumes? How do fashions trick down from queens to prostitutes? How does fashion display faction allegiance?

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
HSEC A124

10:00am

CharacterCraft: Giving Depth and Balance to NPCs & Villains
I major part of creating a compelling game world is creating interesting characters, both among their enemies, and their allies, and anyone they encounter in between. This panel will discuss ways to create non-player characters, from Big Bads to lowly minions, to stable boys and serving girls, to lords and admirals and kings, who are more than just a brief description and some money or services or weapons and hit points.


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Space B HSEC

10:00am

Armor Smithing
An armory will be set up by the SCA, both for the convenience of the demonstrating fighters to repair armor, and for the benefit of any who want to know how armor is made. Completed sets will also be on display.

Moderators
Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Demo Ring - HSEC

10:00am

Why Science is a Liberal Conspiracy
A discussion of the challenges faced by scientists and issues currently considered controversial in the current political climate

Guest
Programming Participants
avatar for John Grant

John Grant

John Grant has written over 70 books. His fiction has included novels like The World (1992), The Far-Enough Window (2002), The Dragons of Manhattan (2008) and Leaving Fortusa (2008), as well as numerous short stories, some of which have been collected as Take No Prisoners (2004) and Tell No Lies(2014). With artist Bob Eggleton he created the two “illustrated fictions” Dragonhenge (2002) and The Stardragons (2005); the former brought... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
HSEC A122

10:00am

Yuri!!! On Ice
ANIME FILMS

Yūri Katsuki carried all of Japan's hopes on his shoulders to win at the Gran Prix Finale ice skating competition, but suffered a crushing defeat. He returns home to Kyushu and half feels like he wants to retire, and half feels like he wants to continue ice skating. Suddenly the five-time consecutive world championship ice skater Victor Nikiforov appears before him with Yuri Plisetsky, a young Russian figure skater who is already defeating his seniors. Victor and both Yuris take up the challenge on an unprecedented Gran Prix series.

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 11:30am
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

10:00am

Open Play
Take a chill pill in this room of crafty goodness, and take home what you make!

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Space C (Children's Programming) HSEC

10:00am

Cypher Exalted
Game Masters
ME

Maurice Escayg

Game to be run: Cypher, Exalted

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

10:00am

Dark Heresy
Game Masters
NS

Nancy Scuri

Two Sentence Horror Stories
Game to be run: Dark Heresy First Edition

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

10:00am

Force & Destiny
Game Masters
JH

J Hermann

Game to be run: Star Wars: Force and Destiny

Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

10:00am

Pathfinder Society
Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

10:00am

10:00am

RPG Demos
Saturday March 18, 2017 10:00am - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

10:30am

Blacklisted: The art of creating villains
Guest
avatar for Daniel Knauf

Daniel Knauf

Mr. Knauf created and served as Executive Producer of his Emmy Award-winning series, “CARNIVÁLE” (HBO). Mr. Knauf has since written episodes of “SUPERNATURAL” (The CW) and “FEAR ITSELF” (NBC). He served as a Consulting Producer on “STAND OFF” (FOX) , “MY OWN WORST ENEMY” (NBC) and the hit cult series, “SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND” (Starz) and as Executive... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
HSEC Lecture Hall

10:30am

SCA Fencing Tournament
A friendly tourney among the various SCA chapters across the five boroughs and Long Island.

Moderators
Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Lawn

11:00am

Game Show Megamix: Press Your Luck
BIG BUCKS! NO WHAMMIES! STOP! Three contestants compete in the classic game show for big cash and lots of prizes. Will they win a bundle, or lose their shirt? Join us, and dare to PRESS YOUR LUCK!

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

11:00am

Signing - Peter David
Author/Comics Signing

Guest

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Signing Area HSEC

11:00am

Mermaid Makeup and Costuming
Ever wondered what's a mermaid's secret to looking flawless underwater? How to dress in your “underwater best”? Miss Skellington and Mermaid Soluna will show you how to make you make up and wardrobe waterproof and fabulous!

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
HSEC A114

11:00am

Star Trek: The Captains- Who is Your favorite and Why
A discussion about the captains in the Star Trek franchise and who are the favorites and why.

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Space A HSEC

11:00am

Hogwarts Open House
A survey course of the Hogwarts experience. Just enough to give you an idea of if you would survive as a Hogwarts student or if you’re better off being a muggle. An interactive experience, audience participation required.

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
HSEC A124

11:00am

Better Learning Through Minecraft
While there has been a trend for education-as-entertainment in computer software for as long as there have been home computers, most games considered educational are blatantly so, stressing the educational aspect hard enough that the entertainment is often lost. In recent years, however, the block-construction-and-destruction game "Minecraft" has attained an unexpected potential as an educational tool, both through the ability to add modifications and extensions, and through the ability to use those modifications and extensions in a wide variety of ways. The panel will explore the ways in which Minecraft can be used as a tool for teaching and learning, while still retaining its flavor of being a game.

Guest
Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
HSEC A113

11:00am

Factory Fun
Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

King of Tokyo
Board Game 1
5 ppl


Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

Magic the Gathering Demo
Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

Magic the Gathering Draft Sign-up
Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

So You Want to Be a Game Designer
A discussion of what a game designer actually does, and ways to become one. From ideas and talents to challenges and pitfalls, approaches to make the right connections and the right impressions, learning from mistakes and feedback, and finding ways to persevere in the face of failure or worse.

Guest
Game Masters

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Space B HSEC

11:00am

X-Wing Sign-up
Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

Amateur Scientists, Professional Experiments
How amateur scientists can perform research on a professional level

Moderators
avatar for Gary Halada

Gary Halada

Stony Brook University
Gary P. Halada is an Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University in New York. There he directs an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in Engineering Science as well as a unique undergraduate program in Nanotechnology Studies developed with NSF support (www.stonybrook.edu/nanotech). His research interests for the past twenty five years include nanostructures for engineering applications... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
HSEC A122

11:00am

Hearthstone Sign-up
Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

Overwatch Sign-up
Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

Rococo
Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

Pokemon PODS
Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

Pokemon TCG Demo
Saturday March 18, 2017 11:00am - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:30am

Who's Better, Who's Best
A discussion of Doctor Who over the years. Who's the best Doctor, the most trusted companion and the scariest villain?

Moderators
RM

Ric Meyers

Although Ric Meyers may be best known as one of the leading experts on martial art movies and kung-fu films in America, he is also considered one of the most experienced, versatile, and eclectic writers in media, having written science-fiction, horror, fantasy, action-adventure, espionage, superhero, and mystery novels; as well as award-winning non-fiction books about TV and movies under his own name -- not to mention dozens of Dirty Harry, Ninja... Read More →

Guest
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Special Consultant, Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net).
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David Gerrold a check. This proves that David is not crazy for sitting alone in a room and talking to himself. | | This poor man could have had a real career as a used... Read More →
GH

Glenn Hauman

Comic Mix
Glenn Hauman has over 25 years of experience in publishing and was a pioneer in ebooks. Mr. Hauman has worked as an author, graphic designer, editor, photo retoucher, CD-ROM producer, story consultant for films, and radio show host. His Star Trek book, "Creative Couplings", got worldwide press coverage for its portrayal of the first Klingon-Jewish wedding. In addition to Star Trek, he's written other licensed tie-in works for X-Men and... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

11:30am

Medieval Arts & Sciences
A living display of weaving, illumination, pottery, armor smithing, and much more!

Moderators
Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Demo Ring - HSEC

11:30am

His and Her Circumstances
ANIME FILMS

Yukino Miyazawa is really, really vain, and loves to hear people praise her. She's always been the best at everything, and always tries to look perfect. But when Yukino goes to high school, she's finally upstaged--by Souichiro Arima, who scores better on the entrance exams and instantly snatches the attention of the class. By accident, Arima finds out that Yukino is just pretending, and this starts off a series of events that lead to Yukino and Arima falling in love. They then have to cope with a lot of obstacles in their relationship.

Saturday March 18, 2017 11:30am - 1:00pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

12:00pm

Game Show Megamix: Luck of the Draw
Contestants gamble on how well they know anime fans and play their cards right on CARD SHARKS. Then, picking the right letters leads to big words and big cash on SCRABBLE. It’s 60 minutes of fun, excitement and fabulous prizes. Are you game?

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

12:00pm

Signing - Bill Rogers
Bill Rogers will be signing throughout the weekend.

Guest

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Signing Area HSEC

12:00pm

Tacos and Doom: Behind the Scenes of Invader Zim
Guest
avatar for Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Anime Guest of Honor
You know Rikki as the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM! And the pop culture scene does too, as fans embrace the chance to meet Rikki in person at his appearances worldwide. | | As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. | | Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Space B HSEC

12:00pm

Women in the Anime Industry

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HSEC A124

12:00pm

12:00pm

DC Bombshell photoshoot and meetup
Join ArrowStar Cosplay and other local cosplayers for a bombshell photoshoot.

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Performance Ring - HSEC

12:00pm

My Little Pony Meetup
Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HSEC A122

12:00pm

The Women of Star Trek- from T’Pol to Janeway
A discussion about the women in the Star Trek universe. Who are your favorites?

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Space A HSEC

12:00pm

Fluxx Card Game
Saturday, 12pm, Take a card, play a card, seems simple? Well, it is until the rules change!

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:00pm

Guillotine
Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:00pm

Reading - Cory Doctorow
Author Reading

Guest
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Special Consultant, Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net).


Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HSEC A113

12:00pm

Q&A: Careers in film and television
Guest
avatar for Joshua Lou Friedman

Joshua Lou Friedman

Joshua Lou Friedman has worked in film and television production since 1991, and | | today commonly serves as Assistant Director on a wide range of independent | | features. His television credits range from children’s animation (Inspector Gadget, | | Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog), to award-winning | | favorites such as Heroes, CSI: New York, Monk, Alias, and Californication. His | | feature... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Knauf

Daniel Knauf

Mr. Knauf created and served as Executive Producer of his Emmy Award-winning series, “CARNIVÁLE” (HBO). Mr. Knauf has since written episodes of “SUPERNATURAL” (The CW) and “FEAR ITSELF” (NBC). He served as a Consulting Producer on “STAND OFF” (FOX) , “MY OWN WORST ENEMY” (NBC) and the hit cult series, “SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND” (Starz) and as Executive... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HSEC A123

12:00pm

Government or Private Sector
Whose business is science anyway?

Moderators
avatar for Gary Shaw

Gary Shaw

Touro Law School
rofessor Shaw has been a member of the Touro Law Center faculty for thirty-two years. Professor Shaw served as Vice Dean of the Law Center from 2000-2008. From 1995-1997, he served as Internet Coordinator of the Law Center, in which position he played a major role in the creation of the Law Center’s first web site. From 1997-2000 he was the Technical Director for the Law Center. | | He authors the annual revisions of Evidence Laws of New... Read More →

Guest
avatar for Gary Shaw

Gary Shaw

Touro Law School
rofessor Shaw has been a member of the Touro Law Center faculty for thirty-two years. Professor Shaw served as Vice Dean of the Law Center from 2000-2008. From 1995-1997, he served as Internet Coordinator of the Law Center, in which position he played a major role in the creation of the Law Center’s first web site. From 1997-2000 he was the Technical Director for the Law Center. | | He authors the annual revisions of Evidence Laws of New... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HSEC A114

12:00pm

Pokemon TCG/VGC Sign-ups
Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:00pm

Magic the Gathering Draft Event
Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:00pm

12:00pm

Battle Tech Alpha Strike
Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:00pm

WarMachine
Round 1: 12p-2p
Round 2: 2p-4p
Round 3: 4p-6p

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:00pm

X-Wing Tournament
Round 1: 12p-2p
Round 2: 2p-4p
Round 3: 4p-6p

FInal Round 1: 6p-8p
FInal Round 2: 8p-9p
FInal Round 3: 9p-10p

Saturday March 18, 2017 12:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:30pm

SCA Heavy Combat Tournament
A friendly tournament among the SCA chapters that span the five boroughs and Long Island.

Moderators
Saturday March 18, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Lawn

1:00pm

Inside the Voice Actors' Studio
Moderators
Guest
avatar for Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Anime Guest of Honor
You know Rikki as the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM! And the pop culture scene does too, as fans embrace the chance to meet Rikki in person at his appearances worldwide. | | As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. | | Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

1:00pm

Owls, Wands and Trains!
Open Kids Craft Session. Ever felt jealous of your older siblings getting to go off to Hogwarts while you wait at home? Well you don’t have to be anymore. Wizarding crafts for before your journey are now available.

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Space C (Children's Programming) HSEC

1:00pm

Cosplay Craftsmanship Pre-judging
Sign-up for the Cosplay Contest is available at the Info Desk Friday and Saturday (until 1pm).
Pre-judging for Craftsmanship only.

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Performance Ring - HSEC

1:00pm

Giant Monsters Attack NYC – A History
Hey, giant monster movie fans, do you love seeing “King Kong” scale the
Empire State Building? Ever wonder why “The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms”
and “Godzilla” love the Fulton Street Fish Market? Then this is the panel for
you! Learn about the cinematic destruction of New York City at the claws of
some well known (and not so well known) giant movie monsters. This is a
family friendly panel that will encourage discussion and audience questions
about this amazing film sub-genre. Join amateur animator, filmmaker hobbyist, monster movie historian, and longtime I-Con attendee Mark Bailey to see why the Big Apple is so ripe for destruction when it comes to giant monsters of the big screen. Hope to see you there!

Guest

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HSEC A114

1:00pm

Hidden Gems: Media You Should Be Consuming
What was the best thing you read, watched or played in the past year that other people might not have heard of? Come check out our list of the best hidden gems and share your own findings.

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HSEC A123

1:00pm

The Living Mysteries of Gravity Falls
Are you sad that Gravity Falls is over? Still have unanswered questions that linger beyond the grave!? Well it's your lucky day human! We've assembled some of the town's finest denizens to answer your questions LIVE in the flesh (and blood). Hop on down to the Shack and get the lowdown from Mister Mystery first hand

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HSEC A113

1:00pm

Apples to Apples card game
Saturday, 1pm, win by matching what the judge, for each round, will think of your card choices in this hilarious party game.

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

1:00pm

Beyond the Dungeon: Building a Believable & Consistent Game World
There is more to a good game setting that just monsters to kill and puzzles to solve. Maps, towns, character, economy, technology, ecology, everything from the price of an apple to the motives of kings is a piece of the world. If the pieces fit together, the game world feels real, coming to life around the players as they move through it. If the pieces don't fit, the inconsistencies can leave players anywhere from confused to annoyed. This panel will discuss tools and tips for building and maintaining consistency keeping a setting alive and interesting.

Guest
Programming Participants
JM

Jason Macagnone

Middlehaven


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Space B HSEC

1:00pm

Dominion
Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

1:00pm

Risk Express
Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

1:00pm

Signing - Sarah Beth Durst
Guest
SB

Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst is the author of eleven fantasy novels for adults, teens, and kids, including DRINK SLAY LOVE, the basis for the upcoming TV movie of the same name, airing on Lifetime in 2017. Her latest book for adults, THE QUEEN OF BLOOD, came out in September 2016 from Harper Voyager, and her latest book for kids, THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT DREAM, came out in November 2015 from HMH/Clarion Books. Sarah won the 2013 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Signing Area HSEC

1:00pm

Devo Spice
Devo Spice is a comedy-rapper from New Jersey who has been called "the red-headed stepson of Weird Al Yankovic and Eminem." His demented brand of hip hop has made him one of the most popular artists on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento Show. Devo Spice founded the comedy rap group Sudden Death whose songs "Cellular Degeneration", "Getting Old Sucks" and "Pillagers" were the numbers 1, 2, and 4 most requested songs on Dr. Demento in 2007, and Devo has had several hit songs since.

Devo Spice performs regularly across the country at music clubs, comedy clubs, and science fiction conventions. He has shared the stage with Dr. Demento, MC Lars, MC Frontalot, Jonathan Coulton, Paul and Storm, and many others. The live show features videos and animations synchronized with the music resulting in a hilarious show that goes over very well with a variety of audiences.

Devo Spice has released several albums including "Gnome Sane," (2011), "Herp Derp Ya Don't Sterp" (2014), and a Doctor Who concept album titled "I Am The Doctor" (2014) which features cameos by several actors from the original run of Doctor Who.

Devo Spice is a Core member of The Funny Music Project, or The FuMP (http://www.thefump.com) which releases 2 new comedy songs every week. He continues to release new songs there as they are completed.

News, streaming music, and tour dates can be found at Devo Spice's web site http://www.devospice.com. His releases are also available at http://devospice.bandcamp.com.

Guest
avatar for Devo Spice

Devo Spice

Devo Spice
Devo Spice is a comedy-rapper from New Jersey who has been called "the red-headed stepson of Weird Al Yankovic and Eminem." His demented brand of hip hop has made him one of the most popular artists on the nationally syndicated Dr. Demento Show. Devo Spice founded the comedy rap group Sudden Death whose songs "Cellular Degeneration", "Getting Old Sucks" and "Pillagers" were the numbers 1, 2, and 4 most requested songs on Dr. Demento in 2007... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

1:00pm

Breakthrough Starshot and Interstellar Exploration
Discussion of various efforts to explore beyond our solar system, what we’ve found, and what we hope to find.

Moderators
avatar for Pamela Gay

Pamela Gay

SIUE / Astrosphere
I am an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in science and technology. My most well known project may be Astronomy Cast, a podcast I co-host with Fraser Cain (Producer of Universe Today). Each week, Fraser and I work to take our listeners on a facts-based journey through the cosmos that explores not only what we know about the universe, but how we know it. We are know entering our seventh year of... Read More →

Guest

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Space A HSEC

1:00pm

The Borders of Science?
Discussion of topics often mistaken for sciences or which “hard” scientists don’t consider science. Examples can include Astrology, Chiropractic, “Paleo” diets, Psychology, and Parapsychology.

Moderators
MP

Massimo Pigliucci

City College of New York (CCNY)
Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He currently is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, the relationship between science and philosophy, the nature of pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism. | | Prof. Pigliucci has been elected... Read More →

Guest
avatar for Dr. James Prego

Dr. James Prego

Adjunct Professor of Biology
Dr. James Prego is a naturopathic doctor from Long Island, NY. He is currently an adjunct professor of Biology at Touro College School of Health Sciences, and at Molloy College. Dr. Prego had a private medical practice for 9 years and is a past recipient of the NYANP’s Physician of the Year award. | | Dr. Prego is a longtime fan of science fiction and enjoys discussing xenobiology, health in space, life extension, fusions of biology and... Read More →

Programming Participants
AB

Anatoly Belilovsky

Anatoly Belilovsky is a Russian-American author and translator of speculative fiction. He was born in a city that went through six or seven owners in the last century, all of whom used it to do a lot more than drive to church on Sundays; he is old enough to remember tanks rolling through it on their way to Czechoslovakia in 1968. After being traded to the US for a shipload of grain and a defector to be named later (see Wikipedia, Jackson-Vanik... Read More →
avatar for John Grant

John Grant

John Grant has written over 70 books. His fiction has included novels like The World (1992), The Far-Enough Window (2002), The Dragons of Manhattan (2008) and Leaving Fortusa (2008), as well as numerous short stories, some of which have been collected as Take No Prisoners (2004) and Tell No Lies(2014). With artist Bob Eggleton he created the two “illustrated fictions” Dragonhenge (2002) and The Stardragons (2005); the former brought... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HSEC A122

1:00pm

Dragon Ball Super
ANIME FILMS

After defeating Majin Buu, life is peaceful once again. Ordered by Chi-chi to earn money, Goku works even as he wants to train even more. Meanwhile, Goten, about to become a brother-in-law to Videl, sets out on a journey with Trunks to find her a present.

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

1:00pm

Gender and Sexuality in Game of Thrones
An examination from the position of academic medieval scholarship; comparing and contrasting social patterns of gender and sexuality in real Medieval Europe, in modern society, and in Westeros. Were there homosexuals in Medieval Europe? What were the social patterns of gender, for both men and women? How did they define their sexual/gender identities? Westeros resembles each in certain respects, but is different from either. Beyond the Faith of the Seven, what are the cultural patterns of the Ironborn, the Dornish, and the Dothraki? Were there Trans people in the Middle Ages and in the world of Westeros?

Programming Participants
TD

The Dragon Demands

Game of Thrones Wiki


Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
HSEC A124

1:00pm

Hearthstone tournament
Bring your own device!

Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

1:00pm

Overwatch tournament
Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 7:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

1:00pm

Ongoing Demonstrations
Saturday March 18, 2017 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Demo Ring - HSEC

2:00pm

Cosplay Setup and Check-In
Pre-register for the Cosplay is available Friday and Saturday until 1pm.
Check-in and Line up for Cosplay is 2pm-3pm.
Cosplay Contest starts at 3pm.

Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Sagtikos Van Nostrand Theater

2:00pm

Marshmallow challenge
Who can build the best Marshmallow structure? Join us to find out!

Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Space C (Children's Programming) HSEC

2:00pm

Can Indie Comics Save The Industry?
Sales of monthly titles are down across the industry, particularly in the case of the Big Two. Can indie books appeal to the changing demographics and help bring the industry back from the brink?

Guest
JC

Joe Corallo

Comic Mix
Joe Corallo is a queer cisgender white guy who tries to keep his privilege in check while residing in Queens, NY. He's self published multiple issues of a cyberpunk comic titled Electronic with Danny Luckert, and has work published in Geeks OUT Presents: Power anthology with Sam Johns, Margins Publishing's Our Hearts Still Beat zine, and Grayhaven's The Gathering: Music anthology both with Randy Haldeman. He's currently back at self publishing... Read More →
RR

Rodney Ramos

Artist Rodney Ramos has worked on just about every major character for Marvel Comics and DC Comics with a flourish that makes him a master at his craft. He began his storied journey in comics as a Romita Raider at Marvel Comics, learning his craft under the legendary John Romita, Sr. Regular work on titles like "Psi-Force," "What The!?" "Thundercats" "Punisher War Journal," "Amazing Spider-Man," and "Iron Man" followed, as well as work on Green... Read More →
avatar for Pat Shand

Pat Shand

PAT SHAND writes comics (Destiny NY, Vampire Emmy, Robyn Hood), novels (Avengers, Iron Man, Charmed), and more. He lives in New York with his fiancée Amy and their zoo of cats. You can follow him online @PatShand on all platforms.


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HSEC A123

2:00pm

Writing For Gaming
Our panel talks about their extensive work in the gaming industry and how to create a world and write within an existing one.

Moderators
Guest
JA

James A. Moore

JAMES A. MOORE is the author of over forty novels, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, Blood Harvest, the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero, Jonathan Crowley) Cherry Hill, Alien: Sea of Sorrows and the Seven Forges series of novels. He has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror Writers Association, first as Secretary and... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HSEC A114

2:00pm

Resistance
Saturday, 2pm, The Empire must fall! Our mission must succeed! But someone is trying to sabotage us! Is it you?

Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

2:00pm

Your First Time as GameMaster
There is a huge difference, in a Role-Playing Game, between being seated around the table and seated at its head, behind the screen that hides their books and notes and dice from other players. The Game Master's role is the hardest, because they are responsible, not just for one character, but for every character, and every part of the world, that other players encounter. For a first-time Game Master, this difference can be daunting at best, and calamitous at worst. This panel will discuss the experience, and offer advice on how to handle the change in responsibility.

Guest
VP

Vito Pandolfo

5th Epoch Publishing


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Space B HSEC

2:00pm

Jay Stuart's 'Symphony of Horror' Making and Self Publishing Tips
Come see local artist Jay Stuart speak on his experience in self publishing and creation of his book "Symphony of Horror" which started as a 2015 Inktober project based off the 1922 silent film "Nosferatu". Jay Stuart will explain the process of the making of the book from storyboards to editing. He will also be giving a special viewing of his musical film slideshow of the book that was only presented at the book release in October 2016 at Ripe Art Gallery of Huntington NY.

Guest
JS

Jay Stuart

Jay Stuart Art and Comics/ Ripe Art Gallery
At a young age, JRS found himself drawing things from out of his mind, inspired by the depths of his imagination. As he got older, he began studies at Hoftsra art classes for the young and then attended the School of Visual Arts in NYC studying illustration and cartooning. Since then he has worked for various art jobs from comics to fashion design. He now self promotes his work through social media, events, working on illustrated novels and short... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Space A HSEC

2:00pm

Zombies!

Multi-Media Panel-Zombies!
The interest in the undead spans both the art and literary world. Discover how rotting reanimation inspires artists and authors to scare the hell out of us!
(Not crazy about this description. I’m more of an expert on the evolution of the mythos. Where it came from and where its going)

Guest
SG

Scott Grimando

Grim Studios
Award winning illustrator Scott Grimando will be showcasing many of his iconic book covers as well as his personal, Art of the Myth, series. | | His first book, The Art of the Mythical Woman, Lucid Dreams, from SQP has become an art students standard for insights into the modern creative process as well as being a richly illustrated retrospective on the artists career. | | Sci-Fi readers may know him as the cover artist for the long running... Read More →

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HSEC A113

2:00pm

Return to Carnivále
Moderators
avatar for Joshua Lou Friedman

Joshua Lou Friedman

Joshua Lou Friedman has worked in film and television production since 1991, and | | today commonly serves as Assistant Director on a wide range of independent | | features. His television credits range from children’s animation (Inspector Gadget, | | Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog), to award-winning | | favorites such as Heroes, CSI: New York, Monk, Alias, and Californication. His | | feature... Read More →

Guest
avatar for Daniel Knauf

Daniel Knauf

Mr. Knauf created and served as Executive Producer of his Emmy Award-winning series, “CARNIVÁLE” (HBO). Mr. Knauf has since written episodes of “SUPERNATURAL” (The CW) and “FEAR ITSELF” (NBC). He served as a Consulting Producer on “STAND OFF” (FOX) , “MY OWN WORST ENEMY” (NBC) and the hit cult series, “SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND” (Starz) and as Executive... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

2:00pm

Kung Fu Martial Arts Demo
An armed demonstration of varying forms of kung fu, as presented by the students and teachers of Authentic Shao Lin Kung Fu.

Moderators
Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Lawn

2:00pm

Earth 42 - and other Physics Theories that can Blow Your Mind!
String Theory, Multiple Dimensions, The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle, Schrodinger’s Cat, etc

Moderators
Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HSEC A122

2:00pm

Planetarium Show
Limited Capacity filling up

Improvisation with the universe as an instrument--astronomer Kulkosky demonstrates his virtuoso skill operating the college's planetarium. Very limited seating is available! One show only!

Time and space graciously donated by Professor Kulkosky. We are presenting this panel as an additional fundraiser in conjunction with our charity auction. No additional ticket is required, but donations are accepted. All charity auction and panel proceeds are being donated to  “Hope & Heroes,” a charity that funds the life-saving work on childhood cancer and blood disorders at Columbia University Medical Center. We hope that the proceeds help these real life heroes continue their important work.

Guest
JK

John Kulkosky

Suffolk County Community College
John Kulkosky is an Associate Professor of Earth and Space Sciences at Suffolk County Community College. He has been a member of the college for over 30 years. Professor Kulkosky has B.S. and M.S., and his fields of study include both astronomy and geology.


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Planetarium - Sagtikos

2:00pm

Suburbia
Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

2:00pm

Middlehaven LARP
Game Masters
CS

Conrad Schnakenberg

Middlehaven
“The Sandman Inn”; Normally just a local spot for young trysters to meet, or for farmers to hide their grain from tax collectors, the strange things have been happening at the “Barian Caves”. More than a few people have recently disappeared, and something or someone has suddenly taken up residence in the caves. Your adventuring group “The Shadow Faction” has been dispatched under the authority of Earl Bethur to... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Space D (LARP) HSEC

2:00pm

D&D 3.5
Game Masters
AA

Angelo Alatzaz

Game to be run: D&D 3.5

Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

2:00pm

2:00pm

Vampire the Masquerade (RPG)
Game Masters
KC

Katelyn Collins

Game to be run: Vampire the Masquerade

Saturday March 18, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

2:30pm

DEMON BOY
A Heavy Metal Fun-House ride through a Comic Book Hell.
Created to put the Spectacle back in Rock, Demon Boy and his Band have quickly become a crowd pleasing favorite at any and all shows and events around the World. Demon Boy himself has been described as Alice Cooper with a David Lee Roth attitude. Their defining music has set them far apart from the mainstream genre's that seem to all sound alike, in Demon Boy's case this isn't so.. their indescribable High Energy brand of Rock-Metal-Horror-Goth and yes even some hip hop has been winning over audiences around the world. The Live show is something of Fantasy, Fun and Metal Mayhem with theatrics defining each story to the songs they perform as their show takes you on a Halloween Trick r Treat ride seamlessly blending Metal Headbanging, Broadway Theater acting and comedy all in one Amazing live performance that does not falter from start to epic finish. With Rocking Songs Like "Ravenous" and "I Kissed a Dead Girl" along with with fan favorite hit songs like "Little Red Riding Bitch" and "This Halloween" this is a show you cant miss and will never forget once you have experienced it.


Saturday March 18, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

2:30pm

Casshern Sins
ANIME FILMS

After the murder of Luna, the robot society that rules the planet starts to rust and decay. Death and despair spread through the land like wildfire. The only one unaffected by the affliction that becomes known as "The Ruin" is Luna's assassin, Casshern. Unable to remember if he really triggered this capital sin against the entire mechanized civilization, Casshern embarks on a journey to unravel the mystery that connects him, Luna, and the plague.

Saturday March 18, 2017 2:30pm - 4:00pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

3:00pm

Wand Making (workshop)
For young Potter-heads, this workshop is limited to 25 slots. Please arrive early to sign up!

Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Space C (Children's Programming) HSEC

3:00pm

Adult Lightsaber Training
Learn about Lightsaber Choreography from the Performers of Saber Guild: Endor Temple

Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Lawn

3:00pm

Jedi vs Zombies Episode 2: Zombies don’t eat Midiclorians
Debate about who would win Jedi vs the walking dead.

Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HSEC A123

3:00pm

DC Deckbuilding Game
Board Gaming Table 1
Be a hero from the DC Comics, get equipment, gain allies, defeat villians, and score victory points to win!

Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

3:00pm

Off the Rails: When Players Don't Follow the GameMaster's Plan
While many role-playing games tend to follow the plan that the Game Master (or module creator) set out for the players, it is a common occurrence for the players to do something the Game Master did not predict, let alone plan for, which the Game Master must then find a way to work with or around. The panel will discuss the various ways that players are likely to defy Game Master expectations, and how a Game Master can leverage these detours, rather than fight the players on them, to improve both the game and their players' experience.

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HSEC A113

3:00pm

Vanguard Demo
Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

3:00pm

Vanguard Sign-ups
Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

3:00pm

Signing - David Gerrold
Author/Media Signing

Guest
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David Gerrold a check. This proves that David is not crazy for sitting alone in a room and talking to himself. | | This poor man could have had a real career as a used... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Signing Area HSEC

3:00pm

Creating a Persona
Considerations and best practices for creating an alter ego.

Moderators
avatar for Gary Shaw

Gary Shaw

Touro Law School
rofessor Shaw has been a member of the Touro Law Center faculty for thirty-two years. Professor Shaw served as Vice Dean of the Law Center from 2000-2008. From 1995-1997, he served as Internet Coordinator of the Law Center, in which position he played a major role in the creation of the Law Center’s first web site. From 1997-2000 he was the Technical Director for the Law Center. | | He authors the annual revisions of Evidence Laws of New... Read More →

Guest
DC

David Carlos

I am the CTO of B&L Management, a 40-year-old residential construction and property management company that has built and managed thousands of apartments in Manhattan. Prior to joining B&L, I was the co-founder and CTO of Myhomepayge, an online communication platform for residential property managers. I am also the founder and CEO of Availeron Consulting, an IT services firm specializing in supporting property management companies.
avatar for Gary Shaw

Gary Shaw

Touro Law School
rofessor Shaw has been a member of the Touro Law Center faculty for thirty-two years. Professor Shaw served as Vice Dean of the Law Center from 2000-2008. From 1995-1997, he served as Internet Coordinator of the Law Center, in which position he played a major role in the creation of the Law Center’s first web site. From 1997-2000 he was the Technical Director for the Law Center. | | He authors the annual revisions of Evidence Laws of New... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HSEC A124

3:00pm

Q&A: Tips for new Night Vale residents
Moderators
avatar for Joshua Lou Friedman

Joshua Lou Friedman

Joshua Lou Friedman has worked in film and television production since 1991, and | | today commonly serves as Assistant Director on a wide range of independent | | features. His television credits range from children’s animation (Inspector Gadget, | | Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog), to award-winning | | favorites such as Heroes, CSI: New York, Monk, Alias, and Californication. His | | feature... Read More →

Guest
avatar for Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin is the narrator of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale. He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, performing in their late-night show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, as well as Drama Desk-nominated The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol. 2. Cecil has performed at The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Studio Theatre (including the world premier production of Neil Labute’s Autobahn), The... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

3:00pm

Why Most Science is a Best Guess (or) What is Science, Anyway?
We throw the word around, but is science a set of known facts? A hoax? A philosophy? A job? What is a theory anyway?

Moderators
MP

Massimo Pigliucci

City College of New York (CCNY)
Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He currently is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, the relationship between science and philosophy, the nature of pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism. | | Prof. Pigliucci has been elected... Read More →

Guest
avatar for Gary Halada

Gary Halada

Stony Brook University
Gary P. Halada is an Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University in New York. There he directs an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in Engineering Science as well as a unique undergraduate program in Nanotechnology Studies developed with NSF support (www.stonybrook.edu/nanotech). His research interests for the past twenty five years include nanostructures for engineering applications... Read More →

Programming Participants
SC

Sebastian Cocioba

Biology undergrad, CEO & Founder at New York Botanics, LLC, an ornamental plant genetic engineering start-up located in New York City. He is also an independent researcher for the education-oriented biotech non-profit, Binomica Labs. His research focuses on the nutritional requirements of life and the metabolic basis of speciation as well as the development of open source hardware for use in the molecular biology setting both formal and... Read More →
avatar for John Grant

John Grant

John Grant has written over 70 books. His fiction has included novels like The World (1992), The Far-Enough Window (2002), The Dragons of Manhattan (2008) and Leaving Fortusa (2008), as well as numerous short stories, some of which have been collected as Take No Prisoners (2004) and Tell No Lies(2014). With artist Bob Eggleton he created the two “illustrated fictions” Dragonhenge (2002) and The Stardragons (2005); the former brought... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HSEC A122

3:00pm

3:00pm

Isle of Sky
Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

3:00pm

Chill: Whispered Confessions
The catacombs below the Memorial Park cemetery have been closed off for more than 20 years. What will you find in the dark, buried behind bricks and dust?

Game Masters

Saturday March 18, 2017 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

3:30pm

Why Kirby is Still King
A discussion of Jack Kirby and why he's the most influential artist in comics history and still relevant today. (He liked punching Nazis, for one thing!)

Moderators
Guest
JB

John Broglia

| John Broglia is a New York based cartoonist who's love for comics dates back to his early childhood. He attended the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan where he studied animation. Early on in his career he worked on several creator owned projects such as Billy Tucci's Zombie Sama and Image Comics' God Complex with Michael Avon Oeming. He has also supplied art for anthology series such as Atomic Robo: Real Science Adventures and the FUBAR... Read More →
SP

Steve Price

Long Island artist and designer Steve Price has been kicking around the comic book business as a fan, retailer, and published pro his entire life. Recent comics credits include the logo and book design for NIGHTWORLD: MIDNIGHT SONATA (Image Comics) and an illustration in JUNGLE TALES of TARZAN (Dark Horse Comics). Older works include short comics in anthologies by Radio Comix, House of Twelve, and Manual Comics and a cartoon featured on one of... Read More →
RR

Rodney Ramos

Artist Rodney Ramos has worked on just about every major character for Marvel Comics and DC Comics with a flourish that makes him a master at his craft. He began his storied journey in comics as a Romita Raider at Marvel Comics, learning his craft under the legendary John Romita, Sr. Regular work on titles like "Psi-Force," "What The!?" "Thundercats" "Punisher War Journal," "Amazing Spider-Man," and "Iron Man" followed, as well as work on Green... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Space B HSEC

3:30pm

STARFLEET: Joining a club that has existed since 1974
A discussion about STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc.

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Space A HSEC

4:00pm

Portfolio Review by Professional Artists
Whether your style is comics, fantasy, or a an altogether new genre that is algenre own, aquire helpful critiques by professional artists in the Creator's Alley to take it to the next level. Then, practice your new tips during the live sketch event presented by POP! Draw during the Artist Party immediately following!

Guest
SG

Scott Grimando

Grim Studios
Award winning illustrator Scott Grimando will be showcasing many of his iconic book covers as well as his personal, Art of the Myth, series. | | His first book, The Art of the Mythical Woman, Lucid Dreams, from SQP has become an art students standard for insights into the modern creative process as well as being a richly illustrated retrospective on the artists career. | | Sci-Fi readers may know him as the cover artist for the long running... Read More →
DO

David O. Miller

TSR, GDW, White Wolf Publishing
Science Fiction and Fantasy illustrator David O. Miller has created art for many RPG game companies such as TSR, GDW, White Wolf Publishing, Steve Jackson Games, West End Games and Wizards of the Coast, as well as other genre publishing companies including Baen Books, DoubleDay Science Fiction and Military Book Clubs, Topps and Inkworks. | | His early Dungeons & Dragons work includes illustrations for 2nd edition AD&D Player's Handbook and... Read More →
JS

Jay Stuart

Jay Stuart Art and Comics/ Ripe Art Gallery
At a young age, JRS found himself drawing things from out of his mind, inspired by the depths of his imagination. As he got older, he began studies at Hoftsra art classes for the young and then attended the School of Visual Arts in NYC studying illustration and cartooning. Since then he has worked for various art jobs from comics to fashion design. He now self promotes his work through social media, events, working on illustrated novels and short... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Performance Ring - HSEC

4:00pm

Signing - Tiffany Grant
Tiffany Grant will be signing throughout the weekend.


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Signing Area HSEC

4:00pm

4:00pm

Genre Writing For Different Media
A panel of experts discuss how to write in different mediums for varied properties. How do you write a novel based on a TV show? How about a film based on a comic book or a novelization of a film?

Moderators
KR

Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido attended his first I-Con as a college student in 1988, where he got to meet Harlan Ellison for the first time. Over the years, he has attended the show as a fan, as press, as security, as a musical guest, and most commonly as an author guest. Keith's recent and upcoming work includes the Marvel's "Tales of Asgard" trilogy of prose novels, including Thor: Dueling with Giants, Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings, and... Read More →

Guest
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David Gerrold a check. This proves that David is not crazy for sitting alone in a room and talking to himself. | | This poor man could have had a real career as a used... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of SNOWBLIND, ARARAT, TIN MEN, and many other novels. With Mike Mignola, he is the co-creator of two cult favorite comics series, BALTIMORE and JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE. As an editor, his anthologies include SEIZE THE NIGHT, THE NEW DEAD, and DARK CITIES. He is one-third of the popular podcast Three Guys with Beards. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Knauf

Daniel Knauf

Mr. Knauf created and served as Executive Producer of his Emmy Award-winning series, “CARNIVÁLE” (HBO). Mr. Knauf has since written episodes of “SUPERNATURAL” (The CW) and “FEAR ITSELF” (NBC). He served as a Consulting Producer on “STAND OFF” (FOX) , “MY OWN WORST ENEMY” (NBC) and the hit cult series, “SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND” (Starz) and as Executive... Read More →
JA

James A. Moore

JAMES A. MOORE is the author of over forty novels, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, Blood Harvest, the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero, Jonathan Crowley) Cherry Hill, Alien: Sea of Sorrows and the Seven Forges series of novels. He has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror Writers Association, first as Secretary and... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

4:00pm

The Movies of H.P. Lovecraft
Moderators
avatar for John Schindler

John Schindler

Chicken Squadron, In Goth We Trust
Quiltbag community, Creative writing ( in particular Edward Gorey, Edgar Allan Poe, & H.P. Lovecraft), Local Radio, Speaker on Sex & Gender issues, Goth & Steampunk, Vincent Price and retro-Horror.

Programming Participants
avatar for Heather Dawn

Heather Dawn

Executive Vice President; Vice Chair LI-CON; Vice Chair Programming I-CON 32, ICON Science Fiction Inc.
Heather Dawn is the Vice Chair and co-founder of LI-CON, a young convention held annually on Long Island. She studied Anthropology under Dr. John Shea, Dr. Elizabeth Stone, and Dr. David Hicks at Stony Brook University; minored in Art History and Medieval Studies. Her studies focused on world religions (past and present) and ancient arts & culture. She likes old creepy things, the smell of musty books with peeling leather covers, monumental... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HSEC A114

4:00pm

Demo Tutorial: The Vampire Codex Modern Setting RPG 5th Epoch System
Demonstration of combat and attribute check rolls and an in-depth description of this distinctive setting. There will be a good amount of information presented on objectives of characters, playing goals, setting in contrast to other settings, and the product lines released.

Guest
VP

Vito Pandolfo

5th Epoch Publishing


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

4:00pm

From Pumped-Up to God-like: Superhero Games and the Balance of Powers
Whether in comics or movies or novels or games, superheroes have some kind of powers beyond the abilities of regular beings. The scope of these powers range from subtle to world-shattering, and can vary widely, not only between different settings but within a setting. But unlike comics or movies or novels, in games it is imperative that, whatever the power level, it is balanced across all heroes. For a superhero game to be fair, the powers and abilities of any playable hero must contribute in an equally (or at least evenly) meaningful way, or risk the stigma of characters having an unfair advantage or disadvantage compared to others. And because most superheroes' powers are somewhat unique, this presents a greater challenge to the games' creators and to Game Masters than other genres would typically present. While the effects of this are most strongly felt in competitive video games such as Overwatch, they are no less important in role-playing games such as Mutants & Masterminds. This panel explores the unique challenges involved in balancing the powers of a group of superheroes so that, despite the distinctiveness of their abilities, each character's powers, strengths, and vulnerabilities make them of roughly even value to their side or team.


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HSEC A113

4:00pm

Reading - Sarah Beth Durst
Author Reading

Guest
SB

Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst is the author of eleven fantasy novels for adults, teens, and kids, including DRINK SLAY LOVE, the basis for the upcoming TV movie of the same name, airing on Lifetime in 2017. Her latest book for adults, THE QUEEN OF BLOOD, came out in September 2016 from Harper Voyager, and her latest book for kids, THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT DREAM, came out in November 2015 from HMH/Clarion Books. Sarah won the 2013 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award and... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HSEC A124

4:00pm

Signing - Cory Doctorow
Author Signing

Guest
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Special Consultant, Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net).


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Signing Area HSEC

4:00pm

Inspiring Science Fiction
Technologies that were inspired by Science Fiction and research today that is turning today’s Science Fiction into tomorrow’s Science Fact.

Guest
KR

Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido attended his first I-Con as a college student in 1988, where he got to meet Harlan Ellison for the first time. Over the years, he has attended the show as a fan, as press, as security, as a musical guest, and most commonly as an author guest. Keith's recent and upcoming work includes the Marvel's "Tales of Asgard" trilogy of prose novels, including Thor: Dueling with Giants, Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings, and... Read More →

Programming Participants
AB

Anatoly Belilovsky

Anatoly Belilovsky is a Russian-American author and translator of speculative fiction. He was born in a city that went through six or seven owners in the last century, all of whom used it to do a lot more than drive to church on Sundays; he is old enough to remember tanks rolling through it on their way to Czechoslovakia in 1968. After being traded to the US for a shipload of grain and a defector to be named later (see Wikipedia, Jackson-Vanik... Read More →
avatar for John Grant

John Grant

John Grant has written over 70 books. His fiction has included novels like The World (1992), The Far-Enough Window (2002), The Dragons of Manhattan (2008) and Leaving Fortusa (2008), as well as numerous short stories, some of which have been collected as Take No Prisoners (2004) and Tell No Lies(2014). With artist Bob Eggleton he created the two “illustrated fictions” Dragonhenge (2002) and The Stardragons (2005); the former brought... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HSEC A122

4:00pm

4:00pm

Dirty Pair (TV)
ANIME FILMS

The semi-coherent story of a pair of teenage intergalactic private eyes, Kei and Yuri. Their code name is "Lovely Angels", but they're better known—universe-wide, in fact—as the "Dirty Pair". Their arrival at the scene of a mystery is always a source of hope and dread, since: 1) they always solve the case, 2) wherever they go, something gets horribly wrecked, up to and including entire planets. Lucky for them—but not-so-lucky for the rest of the universe—there are always some sort of extenuating circumstances that support their most often-used phrase, "It's not our fault".

Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

4:00pm

Airlines Europe
Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

4:00pm

Vanguard tournament
Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

4:00pm

X-Files
Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

4:00pm

Hunter: The Vigil
Game Masters

Saturday March 18, 2017 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

4:30pm

Revisiting Classics
Have you ever gone back and revisited something you loved when you were younger (or that everyone agreed was a pillar of the genre) and discovered that it was...bad? Whether it turned out to be morally objectionable, no longer relevant, or just plain terrible, it's never fun to realize exactly how bad your taste used to be. So what then? Let's talk about some of our worst surprises, and whether we could find ways to love them despite their flaws or had to just give them up. And maybe we'll uncover a few that surprisingly stood the test of time.

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
HSEC A123

5:00pm

Fantastic Realism in Art
3 of the best in the industry discuss how they make the imaginary seem so darn REAL!

Moderators
Guest
SG

Scott Grimando

Grim Studios
Award winning illustrator Scott Grimando will be showcasing many of his iconic book covers as well as his personal, Art of the Myth, series. | | His first book, The Art of the Mythical Woman, Lucid Dreams, from SQP has become an art students standard for insights into the modern creative process as well as being a richly illustrated retrospective on the artists career. | | Sci-Fi readers may know him as the cover artist for the long running... Read More →
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David O. Miller

TSR, GDW, White Wolf Publishing
Science Fiction and Fantasy illustrator David O. Miller has created art for many RPG game companies such as TSR, GDW, White Wolf Publishing, Steve Jackson Games, West End Games and Wizards of the Coast, as well as other genre publishing companies including Baen Books, DoubleDay Science Fiction and Military Book Clubs, Topps and Inkworks. | | His early Dungeons & Dragons work includes illustrations for 2nd edition AD&D Player's Handbook and... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Space A HSEC

5:00pm

Signing - Rikki Simons
Rikki Simons will be signing throughout the weekend.

Guest
avatar for Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Anime Guest of Honor
You know Rikki as the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM! And the pop culture scene does too, as fans embrace the chance to meet Rikki in person at his appearances worldwide. | | As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. | | Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Signing Area HSEC

5:00pm

5:00pm

Comics Journalism
What does it take to write about comics

Guest
JC

Joe Corallo

Comic Mix
Joe Corallo is a queer cisgender white guy who tries to keep his privilege in check while residing in Queens, NY. He's self published multiple issues of a cyberpunk comic titled Electronic with Danny Luckert, and has work published in Geeks OUT Presents: Power anthology with Sam Johns, Margins Publishing's Our Hearts Still Beat zine, and Grayhaven's The Gathering: Music anthology both with Randy Haldeman. He's currently back at self publishing... Read More →
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Glenn Hauman

Comic Mix
Glenn Hauman has over 25 years of experience in publishing and was a pioneer in ebooks. Mr. Hauman has worked as an author, graphic designer, editor, photo retoucher, CD-ROM producer, story consultant for films, and radio show host. His Star Trek book, "Creative Couplings", got worldwide press coverage for its portrayal of the first Klingon-Jewish wedding. In addition to Star Trek, he's written other licensed tie-in works for X-Men and... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Space B HSEC

5:00pm

Why Do We Hate…
Fill in the blank - Microsoft, Apple, Google, Amazon, etc.

Moderators
Guest
DC

David Carlos

I am the CTO of B&L Management, a 40-year-old residential construction and property management company that has built and managed thousands of apartments in Manhattan. Prior to joining B&L, I was the co-founder and CTO of Myhomepayge, an online communication platform for residential property managers. I am also the founder and CEO of Availeron Consulting, an IT services firm specializing in supporting property management companies.
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Matthew Newhall

Long Island Linux User Group
Professional sysadmin Rockefeller University, Scifi author, open source | advocate (LILUG, Linux as comp sci), inventor, originator of the civilization gene and legal distribution, dad of geeks! | | Let's make society psychopath proof together. Peaceful near anarchy is natural in a world of compassion. | | http://civgene.matthewnewhall.com'


Saturday March 18, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
HSEC A124

5:00pm

Lords of Waterdeep
Saturday March 18, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

5:00pm

COSPLAYER POP! Draw Event / I-CON 32 Official ARTIST PARTY
Live Drawing Event featuring cosplayers from your favorite fandoms! Cosplayers get the opportunity to show of their craft, while artists draw them in their best costume and poses. Each cosplayer chosen to model walks away with a hand drawing of them from POP! Draw's professional sketch team. Pop culture props from previous POP! Draw events (Star Wars/Ghostbusters)

Attendees are encouraged to join in the fun! Art supplies are provided for FREE by POP! Draw sponsor, The Jeffrey K. Fisher Drawing Studio.

Sign up in the Creator's Alley to be a model! Walk-in to attend!

Refreshments served.

Saturday March 18, 2017 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Performance Ring - HSEC

5:30pm

Voices of the Silver Millennium: Sailor Moon Tribute Concert
In honor of Sailor Moon's 25th birthday, Nicole Oliva will be performing a concert of tunes from the hit anime Sailor Moon and its new counterpart Sailor Moon Crystal. A large mix of different tunes in both English and Japanese!

Saturday March 18, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

5:30pm

Greatest Super Hero Martial Artists w/ Ric Meyers
Ric Meyers and Keith DeCandido discuss the best Karatekas of comicdom! From Shang Chi, the Master of Kung Fu to Richard Dragon and everyone in-between; we'll talk about super heroes that don't need powers or gadgets, because their bodies are weapons!

Moderators
Guest
KR

Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido attended his first I-Con as a college student in 1988, where he got to meet Harlan Ellison for the first time. Over the years, he has attended the show as a fan, as press, as security, as a musical guest, and most commonly as an author guest. Keith's recent and upcoming work includes the Marvel's "Tales of Asgard" trilogy of prose novels, including Thor: Dueling with Giants, Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings, and... Read More →
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Ric Meyers

Although Ric Meyers may be best known as one of the leading experts on martial art movies and kung-fu films in America, he is also considered one of the most experienced, versatile, and eclectic writers in media, having written science-fiction, horror, fantasy, action-adventure, espionage, superhero, and mystery novels; as well as award-winning non-fiction books about TV and movies under his own name -- not to mention dozens of Dirty Harry, Ninja... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
HSEC A114

5:30pm

A Bigger Table: Making Gaming More Welcoming
An exploration of ways that a GameMaster and players can make both their own gaming group and the hobby of gaming in general more appealing to a more diverse audience.


Saturday March 18, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
HSEC A113

5:30pm

Cosmic Zoom
Everyone probably saw the Cosmic Zoom film in school. Our panel of experts takes you from the tiniest of hypothetical strings to collections of universes, with stops on the way for everything from atoms to galaxies, from viruses to biospheres, and from dust specks to Jovian exoplanets. It's a whirlwind tour of the scale of the universe!

Moderators
avatar for Pamela Gay

Pamela Gay

SIUE / Astrosphere
I am an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in science and technology. My most well known project may be Astronomy Cast, a podcast I co-host with Fraser Cain (Producer of Universe Today). Each week, Fraser and I work to take our listeners on a facts-based journey through the cosmos that explores not only what we know about the universe, but how we know it. We are know entering our seventh year of... Read More →

Guest
MP

Massimo Pigliucci

City College of New York (CCNY)
Prof. Pigliucci has a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Connecticut and a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He currently is the K.D. Irani Professor of Philosophy at the City College of New York. His research interests include the philosophy of biology, the relationship between science and philosophy, the nature of pseudoscience, and the practical philosophy of Stoicism. | | Prof. Pigliucci has been elected... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
HSEC A122

5:30pm

Evangelion 3.33 You Can (not) Redo
ANIME FILMS

Fourteen years after the Third Impact, the Earth is a post-apocalyptic wasteland, human civilization is in ruins, and the people Shinji knows are almost unrecognizable. Trapped inside Evangelion Unit-01, he is recovered from space by Asuka and Mari, only to find himself a prisoner of Wille, a military faction led by his former guardian Misato Katsuragi. Cold and bitter, his former allies view him with suspicion and refuse to support him as he comes to terms with the consequences of his actions.

A hurt and confused Shinji is rescued from Wille by Rei and returned to Nerv headquarters. There, he meets and quickly befriends the enigmatic Kaworu Nagisa, who offers him warmth and insight into the state of Nerv's war with the Angels. But Shinji and Kaworu's brief respite lies on the eve of a new battle, one in which Shinji finds that his enemies are no longer Angels but former comrades. In this bitter confrontation to determine the future of the world, Shinji will learn first-hand that the past truly cannot be undone.

Saturday March 18, 2017 5:30pm - 7:30pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

5:30pm

5:30pm

Saber Guild: Endor Temple presents Attack on the Library
Watch the Jedi and Sith of Saber Guild battle in the Jedi Library

Saturday March 18, 2017 5:30pm - 8:30pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

6:00pm

Signing - Kristen Nelson & Jon Tanton
Kristen and Jon will be signing throughout the weekend.


Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Signing Area HSEC

6:00pm

Heroes vs. Villains Meetup
Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Space A HSEC

6:00pm

Weiss Schwarz Demo
Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Weiss Schwarz Sign-ups
Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Anatomy of a kill
A lesson in forensics


Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
HSEC A124

6:00pm

Eye of Argon Reading
The legendary fantasy story that’s been called "one of the genre's most beloved pieces of appalling prose", the "infamous 'worst fantasy novel ever' published for fans' enjoyment," and "the apotheosis of bad writing." No one can read it out loud without cracking…but we invite you to come try.

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 7:30pm
HSEC A123

6:00pm

Sentinels of the Multiverse
Saturday, 6pm, A team of heroes with impressive powers stands between the World and the Forces of Evil. Answer the call to protect the Universe.

Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

My Little Pony
Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Yu-Gi-Oh
Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Open Play
Take a chill pill in this room of crafty goodness, and take home what you make!

Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Space C (Children's Programming) HSEC

6:00pm

Cypher, Fear
Game Masters
IW

Imani Washington

Game to be run: Cypher, Fear Itself, Exalted

Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Dark Heresy
Game Masters
DB

David Beinstock

Game to be run: Dark Heresy

Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

DragonAge
Game Masters
RT

Rylan Taber

Game to be run: Dragon Age first Edition

Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:00pm

Vampire Dark Ages
Game Masters
JW

John Wrubel

Game to be run: Vampire Dark Ages

Saturday March 18, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

6:30pm

Medieval Marriage and the Social Status of Women in Game of Thrones
Discussing the social status of women in Westeros and in the real Middle Ages, which inspired it. Differing marriage patterns had major effects on the social status of women (varying by region); how there has never been one “traditional definition” of marriage because it changed over time. Marriage is tied to inheritance patterns, which directly affected how often medieval women held political power. Also marriage-related topics of prostitution, contraception, abortion, bastardy, etc. -- How frequently do women in TV-Westeros hold political power compared to book-Westeros? Discussing gender-swapping, and why there is increased violence against women in the TV adaptation.

Programming Participants
TD

The Dragon Demands

Game of Thrones Wiki


Saturday March 18, 2017 6:30pm - 8:30pm
HSEC A114

6:30pm

Vampire the Masquerade (LARP)
Saturday March 18, 2017 6:30pm - 10:00pm
Space D (LARP) HSEC

7:00pm

Game Show Megamix: Trivia Night
Contestants use their full house of trivia smarts in a nonstop game of knowledge on TRUMP CARD. Then, contestants with the right mix of knowledge and daring will do their best not to STRIKEOUT. It’s 60 minutes of fun, excitement and fabulous prizes. Are you game?

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

7:00pm

The Rise of D.Va
Among the many distinct characters in Blizzard Entertainment's "Overwatch", the character known as D.Va has developed a following and symbolism that reaches far beyond the game. With her backstory as a champion gamer who became a real-life hero, and as the youngest playable character in the game, she embodies defiance of several stereotypes, particularly in the often highly-chauvinistic (or worse) competitive video game community, so much so that her in-game emblems were worn by many protesters at the recent Women's Marches in Korea. The panel will explore D.Va's significance outside of the game, as a symbol and inspiration to girls and women in the gaming community, both in her home country of Korea, and around the world.

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
HSEC A113

7:00pm

Reading - Roland Allnach
Author's Reading

Saturday March 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
HSEC A124

7:00pm

'Atheists Rejoice! Civgene, the first objective morality from science!'
The evolution of human intelligence. The conscience, a superior risk manager. Implications of science as the source of objective morality for the first time.

Guest
MN

Matthew Newhall

Long Island Linux User Group
Professional sysadmin Rockefeller University, Scifi author, open source | advocate (LILUG, Linux as comp sci), inventor, originator of the civilization gene and legal distribution, dad of geeks! | | Let's make society psychopath proof together. Peaceful near anarchy is natural in a world of compassion. | | http://civgene.matthewnewhall.com'


Saturday March 18, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
HSEC A122

7:00pm

Banquet Awards Dinner
Join us as we celebrate our award winning guests.

-NOTE: Additional purchased ticket required. Please enquire at the box office for availability.-

Moderators
avatar for Joshua Lou Friedman

Joshua Lou Friedman

Joshua Lou Friedman has worked in film and television production since 1991, and | | today commonly serves as Assistant Director on a wide range of independent | | features. His television credits range from children’s animation (Inspector Gadget, | | Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog), to award-winning | | favorites such as Heroes, CSI: New York, Monk, Alias, and Californication. His | | feature... Read More →

Guest
avatar for Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin is the narrator of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale. He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, performing in their late-night show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, as well as Drama Desk-nominated The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol. 2. Cecil has performed at The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Studio Theatre (including the world premier production of Neil Labute’s Autobahn), The... Read More →
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Special Consultant, Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net).
avatar for Pamela Gay

Pamela Gay

SIUE / Astrosphere
I am an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in science and technology. My most well known project may be Astronomy Cast, a podcast I co-host with Fraser Cain (Producer of Universe Today). Each week, Fraser and I work to take our listeners on a facts-based journey through the cosmos that explores not only what we know about the universe, but how we know it. We are know entering our seventh year of... Read More →
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David Gerrold a check. This proves that David is not crazy for sitting alone in a room and talking to himself. | | This poor man could have had a real career as a used... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of SNOWBLIND, ARARAT, TIN MEN, and many other novels. With Mike Mignola, he is the co-creator of two cult favorite comics series, BALTIMORE and JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE. As an editor, his anthologies include SEIZE THE NIGHT, THE NEW DEAD, and DARK CITIES. He is one-third of the popular podcast Three Guys with Beards. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives... Read More →
avatar for Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Anime Guest of Honor
You know Rikki as the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM! And the pop culture scene does too, as fans embrace the chance to meet Rikki in person at his appearances worldwide. | | As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. | | Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Jackson's Restaurant 6005 Jericho Tpke, Commack, NY 11725

7:00pm

Core Worlds
Saturday March 18, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

7:00pm

Game of Thrones Board Game
Saturday March 18, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

7:00pm

Weiss Schwarz tournament
Saturday March 18, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

7:30pm

Yamishibai: Japanese Ghost Stories
ANIME FILMS

The mysterious, yellow-masked Storyteller is a man whose true name and origin are both unknown. He appears at dusk where children gather and recites sinister tales based on Japanese urban legends, to which his young audience eerily intakes. However, the Storyteller is no ordinary teller of tales. He incorporates a kamishibai, a traditional paper-scrolling device, to add visuals to his already demented narration.

A series of short horror stories, Yami Shibai begins with a bachelor who, after moving into a new apartment, immediately starts sensing a malevolent glare being pressed into him. A single talisman rests on his ceiling, but he has no way of knowing it is one of the few safeguards that separate him from a bottomless pit of suffering. Each story is more terrifying, more appalling, and more sickening than the last as the Storyteller's audience find themselves being sucked into the vicious world of his words.

Saturday March 18, 2017 7:30pm - 8:00pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

8:00pm

Hentai, a History: The Origin Story (18+)
Ever wondered why the modern world has such a wealth of 2D smut for you to ...appreciate artistically? All the answers, inside!

18+

Programming Participants
avatar for Jesse Kremen-Hallowell

Jesse Kremen-Hallowell

Talk to me about: | Anime | Hentai | Music | Our glorious communist future, Comrade! | Japanese Culture | Art | Technology


Saturday March 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
HSEC A124

8:00pm

Mad Bull 34 ep. 1-2 (18+)
ANIME FILMS

Daizaburo Edi-Ban, a Japanese-American, joins New York City's toughest precinct, the 34th. On his first day he is partnered up with John Estes, called Sleepy by his friends and Mad Bull by his enemies, a cop who stops crime with his own violent brand of justice. Mad Bull makes no qualms about executing common thieves with shotgun blasts if they even pose a minor threat to him or anyone around them. Mad Bull also often steals from prostitutes and does incredible amounts of property damage while fighting crime. Mad Bull's unpoliceman-like behavior often puts him in hot water with his partner Daizaburo and the 34th precinct. However, despite how reckless or illegal these acts are, a good cause is always revealed (For example, Sleepy uses the money he steals from the prostitutes to fund a venereal disease clinic and a home for battered and raped women). Perrine Valley, a police lieutenant, joins Daizaburo and Sleepy later on to help them tackle more difficult cases involving the mafia and drug-running.

Mad Bull 34 is inspired by the high-action buddy cop films of the '70s and '80s.

18+

Saturday March 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

8:00pm

25 Years of Sailor Moon
We will discuss about the fandom and all recent news about the 25th anniversary. Share your stories with us!

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Space B HSEC

8:00pm

8:00pm

How To Pick Up Chicks
How to meet geeky people at cons and elsewhere, avoiding common pitfalls, why “pick-up artists” give terrible advice. Despite the title, we strive to provide advice to people of all genders and orientations on picking up their chosen romantic interest. No actual chickens will be lifted at any point.

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
HSEC A123

8:00pm

Genetically Modified: Foods, Plants, and Art
How to make a GMO, my lab, and my various projects, both genetic modification and entertainment

Programming Participants
SC

Sebastian Cocioba

Biology undergrad, CEO & Founder at New York Botanics, LLC, an ornamental plant genetic engineering start-up located in New York City. He is also an independent researcher for the education-oriented biotech non-profit, Binomica Labs. His research focuses on the nutritional requirements of life and the metabolic basis of speciation as well as the development of open source hardware for use in the molecular biology setting both formal and... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
HSEC A122

8:00pm

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast featuring Project the Night
What better way to complete your I-CON experience than seeing Rocky
Horror. Join Project the Night for a complete audience participation performance of the favorite cult classic! Prop Bags will be Available!

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Sagtikos Van Nostrand Theater

8:00pm

Caverna
Saturday, 8pm, You are the Dwarven head of your household. It's up to you to farm, mine, and manage your resources.

Saturday March 18, 2017 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

8:30pm

The Fight for Star Trek Fan-Film: Axanar
CBS and Paramount have sued the Star Trek Fan-Film "Prelude to Axanar,"; and its creator Alec Peters, for copyright infringement, turning the fan-film world upside-down. Come see what all the fuss is about and what it means for fan-films!

Guest
PG

Paul Guadagnino

Associate Adjunct Professor at Nassau Community College


Saturday March 18, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
HSEC A114

8:30pm

Streaming for Beginners
With advances in the speed of home Internet access, a number of people in various fields have discovered the power of streaming video. Beyond recording and editing and posting to YouTube, a live online streaming service allows anyone to present nearly anything live to an audience. The two communities to embrace this most fervently have been video gamers and artists, who have discovered that there is a significant audience online, looking to watch a good player work through a game they find challenging, or the process by which a favorite artist creates the images they admire. Many of them, especially gamers, now earn enough through viewer donations to do so as their primary source of income. This panel provides an introduction to the services and technology used for streaming live video from a computer to the viewing public.


Saturday March 18, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
HSEC A113

9:00pm

Hentai (21+)
ANIME FILMS

21+

Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

9:00pm

Gamer Sex 101 (18+)
This panel discusses sex in games, gaming involving sex, sex had because of games, games played during sex, attempts at games to be sexy, attempts to gamify sex, and more. Mature Content, 18+ only.

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
HSEC A123

9:00pm

My Immortal fanfic reading (18+)
A dramatic reading of the infamous Harry Potter fanfic.

Programming Participants

Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
HSEC A124

9:00pm

Cards Against I-CON 32
Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

9:00pm

The Science vs. the Fiction of Westworld.
3D technology. Nanotech. Artificial Intelligence. How close are we to making a real Westworld?

Guest
avatar for Gary Halada

Gary Halada

Stony Brook University
Gary P. Halada is an Associate Professor in Materials Science and Engineering at Stony Brook University in New York. There he directs an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program in Engineering Science as well as a unique undergraduate program in Nanotechnology Studies developed with NSF support (www.stonybrook.edu/nanotech). His research interests for the past twenty five years include nanostructures for engineering applications... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm
HSEC A122

10:30pm

Aurelio Voltaire Live Performance
Guest
avatar for Aurelio Voltaire

Aurelio Voltaire

An internationally touring musician, Aurelio Voltaire is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi and comic book conventions as well as Gothic and Steampunk festivals for nearly two decades. He is often described as a modern-day renaissance man: a singer / performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. | | His music can best be described as a collection of murder... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 10:30pm - 11:30pm
Sagtikos Van Nostrand Theater
 
Sunday, March 19
 

10:00am

Voice Acting
Moderators
Guest
avatar for Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Anime Guest of Honor
You know Rikki as the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM! And the pop culture scene does too, as fans embrace the chance to meet Rikki in person at his appearances worldwide. | | As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. | | Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

10:00am

Chi's Sweet Home - Chi's New Address
ANIME FILMS

Chi is a kitten who accidentally gets separated from her mother, and is unable to find her way home again. A boy and his family find Chi and give her a home.

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

10:00am

Open Play
Take a chill pill in this room of crafty goodness, and take home what you make!

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Space C (Children's Programming) HSEC

10:00am

Good Bad Guys & Bad Good Guys
A discussion of great anti-heroes, heroes that've turned bad and villains that have joined the side of the angels.

Moderators
RM

Ric Meyers

Although Ric Meyers may be best known as one of the leading experts on martial art movies and kung-fu films in America, he is also considered one of the most experienced, versatile, and eclectic writers in media, having written science-fiction, horror, fantasy, action-adventure, espionage, superhero, and mystery novels; as well as award-winning non-fiction books about TV and movies under his own name -- not to mention dozens of Dirty Harry, Ninja... Read More →

Guest
avatar for Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of SNOWBLIND, ARARAT, TIN MEN, and many other novels. With Mike Mignola, he is the co-creator of two cult favorite comics series, BALTIMORE and JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE. As an editor, his anthologies include SEIZE THE NIGHT, THE NEW DEAD, and DARK CITIES. He is one-third of the popular podcast Three Guys with Beards. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
HSEC A113

10:00am

Amateur Author Angsting Hour
Are you hoping to get published? Are you trying to decide if you even want to be? Are you dreaming of the day you sit down to write your brilliant novel, but never quite seem to have time? Are your friends and family just really really sick of hearing about your writing angst? Come, let's talk about inspiration, time management, where to send the darned thing, and all the other things writers like to obsess about.

Guest
avatar for Roy Mauritsen

Roy Mauritsen

guest, Perseid Press and Padwolf Publishing
In a career spanning over two decades as a professional graphic designer, Roy Mauritsen is also an award-winning digital fantasy artist of the Chess Pieces series and author of the Shards of the Glass Slipper series. Presently, Mr. Mauritsen is an art director overseeing both Perseid Press and Padwolf Publishing, and has designed nearly a hundred published book covers so far. Roy Mauritsen has added “audiobook producer” to his growing... Read More →

Programming Participants

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Space A HSEC

10:00am

Lolita 102
Know a little about Lolita, but want to learn more? Join a local Lolita and dive deeper into the frills!

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Space B HSEC

10:00am

Medieval Economics and Game of Thrones
“Aragorn became king, then ruled wisely and well” said Tolkien. “What does that even mean? What were Aragorn’s tax policies?”, says Martin. George R.R. Martin set out to make the world of Westeros grounded in gritty realism, which frequently means economic realism – the realpolitik of dealing with the realm’s debt crisis and haggling with foreign banks. How does currency work in Westeros? How do economic cycles in a world with decade-long seasons reflect patterns that real Medieval Europe went through across centuries? And why it is absurd for the TV-Lannisters to be broke “because our gold mines ran dry”.

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
HSEC A124

10:00am

The State of the Gaming Industry
This panel discusses the current state of the gaming industry, across formats and genres and all sizes of company, and attempts to envision the most likely trends for the coming year.

Programming Participants

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
HSEC A123

10:00am

Signing - Keith R.A. DeCandido
Author/Comics Signing

Guest
KR

Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido attended his first I-Con as a college student in 1988, where he got to meet Harlan Ellison for the first time. Over the years, he has attended the show as a fan, as press, as security, as a musical guest, and most commonly as an author guest. Keith's recent and upcoming work includes the Marvel's "Tales of Asgard" trilogy of prose novels, including Thor: Dueling with Giants, Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings, and... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
Signing Area HSEC

10:00am

On the Brink
Science and technologies that are just about to make an impact on our daily lives. Examples include self driving cars, battery technologies, computer storage technologies, home automation, wearable computing, etc.

Moderators
SC

Sebastian Cocioba

Biology undergrad, CEO & Founder at New York Botanics, LLC, an ornamental plant genetic engineering start-up located in New York City. He is also an independent researcher for the education-oriented biotech non-profit, Binomica Labs. His research focuses on the nutritional requirements of life and the metabolic basis of speciation as well as the development of open source hardware for use in the molecular biology setting both formal and... Read More →

Guest
DC

David Carlos

I am the CTO of B&L Management, a 40-year-old residential construction and property management company that has built and managed thousands of apartments in Manhattan. Prior to joining B&L, I was the co-founder and CTO of Myhomepayge, an online communication platform for residential property managers. I am also the founder and CEO of Availeron Consulting, an IT services firm specializing in supporting property management companies.
MN

Matthew Newhall

Long Island Linux User Group
Professional sysadmin Rockefeller University, Scifi author, open source | advocate (LILUG, Linux as comp sci), inventor, originator of the civilization gene and legal distribution, dad of geeks! | | Let's make society psychopath proof together. Peaceful near anarchy is natural in a world of compassion. | | http://civgene.matthewnewhall.com'
avatar for Gary Shaw

Gary Shaw

Touro Law School
rofessor Shaw has been a member of the Touro Law Center faculty for thirty-two years. Professor Shaw served as Vice Dean of the Law Center from 2000-2008. From 1995-1997, he served as Internet Coordinator of the Law Center, in which position he played a major role in the creation of the Law Center’s first web site. From 1997-2000 he was the Technical Director for the Law Center. | | He authors the annual revisions of Evidence Laws of New... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am
HSEC A114

10:00am

D&D 5th Edition
Game Masters

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

10:00am

Dark Heresy
Game Masters
NS

Nancy Scuri

Two Sentence Horror Stories
Game to be run: Dark Heresy First Edition

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

10:00am

Force & Destiny
Game Masters
JH

J Hermann

Game to be run: Star Wars: Force and Destiny

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

10:00am

Pathfinder Society
Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

10:00am

10:00am

RPG Demos
Sunday March 19, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

10:30am

Padawan Training Institute
Bring your younglings to train in the Way of the Force with Endor Temple

Programming Participants

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Demo Ring - HSEC

10:30am

Sailor Moon Hoop performance
Join Angela Hoopgineer for a magical hoop performance.

Sunday March 19, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Performance Ring - HSEC

10:30am

Author's GOH Keynote - Cory Doctorow
TBA

Guest
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Special Consultant, Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net).


Sunday March 19, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
HSEC Lecture Hall

11:00am

Harry Potter sorting ceremony
Ever wondered where you belong? Join us for a magical ceremony to determine your house!

Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Space C (Children's Programming) HSEC

11:00am

The Final Frontier in Four Colors: Star Trek in Comics
A discussion of the various comic book adaptations of the greatest SF show in TV history

Moderators
KR

Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido attended his first I-Con as a college student in 1988, where he got to meet Harlan Ellison for the first time. Over the years, he has attended the show as a fan, as press, as security, as a musical guest, and most commonly as an author guest. Keith's recent and upcoming work includes the Marvel's "Tales of Asgard" trilogy of prose novels, including Thor: Dueling with Giants, Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings, and... Read More →

Guest
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David Gerrold a check. This proves that David is not crazy for sitting alone in a room and talking to himself. | | This poor man could have had a real career as a used... Read More →
GH

Glenn Hauman

Comic Mix
Glenn Hauman has over 25 years of experience in publishing and was a pioneer in ebooks. Mr. Hauman has worked as an author, graphic designer, editor, photo retoucher, CD-ROM producer, story consultant for films, and radio show host. His Star Trek book, "Creative Couplings", got worldwide press coverage for its portrayal of the first Klingon-Jewish wedding. In addition to Star Trek, he's written other licensed tie-in works for X-Men and... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
HSEC A122

11:00am

Dolly Tea time
Join Angela for a tea and photo session with your favorite Ball jointed or other art doll, and meet other enthusiasts.

Programming Participants
AH

Angela Hoopgineer

Hoopgineer hula hoops


Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Space B HSEC

11:00am

11:00am

Vampires and Otherkin
Programming Participants
avatar for Heather Dawn

Heather Dawn

Executive Vice President; Vice Chair LI-CON; Vice Chair Programming I-CON 32, ICON Science Fiction Inc.
Heather Dawn is the Vice Chair and co-founder of LI-CON, a young convention held annually on Long Island. She studied Anthropology under Dr. John Shea, Dr. Elizabeth Stone, and Dr. David Hicks at Stony Brook University; minored in Art History and Medieval Studies. Her studies focused on world religions (past and present) and ancient arts & culture. She likes old creepy things, the smell of musty books with peeling leather covers, monumental... Read More →
avatar for John Schindler

John Schindler

Chicken Squadron, In Goth We Trust
Quiltbag community, Creative writing ( in particular Edward Gorey, Edgar Allan Poe, & H.P. Lovecraft), Local Radio, Speaker on Sex & Gender issues, Goth & Steampunk, Vincent Price and retro-Horror.


Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
HSEC A113

11:00am

11:00am

BuddyFight Demo
Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

BuddyFight Tournament Sign-up
Tournament 12pm-4pm

Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

Inclusive By Design
For the longest time, many game developers designed their games with a specific audience in mind: themselves, and people like them. But like many things in our evolving society, many developers now seek a wider audience, to make their games interesting and accessible to a wider variety of people, and to move away from practices and elements which deter or even offend members of other groups, particularly of marginalized groups. This panel will discuss ways in which game developers can design their games to be appealing and accessible and encouraging to players from marginalized communities, without sacrificing a mainstream or core audience.


Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
HSEC A123

11:00am

Magic the Gathering Demo
Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

Magic the Gathering Draft Sign-up
Draft Event 12pm-4pm

Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

Got something to publish?
Come ask questions and hear about writers quests to get published.

Guest
RC

Russ Colchamiro

Russ Colchamiro is the author of the rollicking space adventure, Crossline, the hilarious | | sci-fi backpacking comedy Finders Keepers, and the outrageous sequels Genius de Milo | | and Astropalooza, all with Crazy 8 Press. | | Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and crazy dog, Simon, who may in | | fact be an alien himself. Russ has also contributed to several Crazy 8 Press anthologies, | | including Tales of... Read More →
JH

Joseph Helmreich

Joseph Helmreich has contributed writing to Every Day Fiction and New York Press and is the author of The Return (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2017) and co-author of Warring Parents, Wounded Children, and the Wretched World of Child Custody (Greenwood Press, 2007). He is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he studied philosophy and film, and spent his early twenties working on film and television projects, such as Garden State, Late... Read More →
avatar for Roy Mauritsen

Roy Mauritsen

guest, Perseid Press and Padwolf Publishing
In a career spanning over two decades as a professional graphic designer, Roy Mauritsen is also an award-winning digital fantasy artist of the Chess Pieces series and author of the Shards of the Glass Slipper series. Presently, Mr. Mauritsen is an art director overseeing both Perseid Press and Padwolf Publishing, and has designed nearly a hundred published book covers so far. Roy Mauritsen has added “audiobook producer” to his growing... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
HSEC A114

11:00am

Ransomware Economy
According to Trend Micro Enterprise businesses spent $209 Million getting their files un-encrypted by ransomware firms in the first half of 2016. Discuss how to get enterprises to not contribute to this economy.

Moderators
DC

David Carlos

I am the CTO of B&L Management, a 40-year-old residential construction and property management company that has built and managed thousands of apartments in Manhattan. Prior to joining B&L, I was the co-founder and CTO of Myhomepayge, an online communication platform for residential property managers. I am also the founder and CEO of Availeron Consulting, an IT services firm specializing in supporting property management companies.

Guest
DC

David Carlos

I am the CTO of B&L Management, a 40-year-old residential construction and property management company that has built and managed thousands of apartments in Manhattan. Prior to joining B&L, I was the co-founder and CTO of Myhomepayge, an online communication platform for residential property managers. I am also the founder and CEO of Availeron Consulting, an IT services firm specializing in supporting property management companies.


Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
HSEC A124

11:00am

Stump The Experts
Ask questions, and see if our panel of experts can come up with the right (or at least a convincing) answer!

Guest
avatar for Gary Shaw

Gary Shaw

Touro Law School
rofessor Shaw has been a member of the Touro Law Center faculty for thirty-two years. Professor Shaw served as Vice Dean of the Law Center from 2000-2008. From 1995-1997, he served as Internet Coordinator of the Law Center, in which position he played a major role in the creation of the Law Center’s first web site. From 1997-2000 he was the Technical Director for the Law Center. | | He authors the annual revisions of Evidence Laws of New... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Space A HSEC

11:00am

Kiznaiver
ANIME FILMS

Katsuhira Agata is a quiet and reserved teenage boy whose sense of pain has all but vanished. His friend, Chidori Takashiro, can only faintly remember the days before Katsuhira had undergone this profound change. Now, his muffled and complacent demeanor make Katsuhira a constant target for bullies, who exploit him for egregious sums of money. But their fists only just manage to make him blink, as even emotions are far from his grasp.

However, one day Katsuhira, Chidori, and four other teenagers are abducted and forced to join the Kizuna System as official "Kiznaivers." Those taking part are connected through pain: if one member is injured, the others will feel an equal amount of agony. These individuals must become the lab rats and scapegoats of an incomplete system designed with world peace in mind. With their fates literally intertwined, the Kiznaivers must expose their true selves to each other, or risk failing much more than just the Kizuna System.

Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

11:00am

Lion Dance
Traditional Chinese Lion Dance

Moderators
Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 12:30pm
Lawn

11:00am

Street Fighter V Sign-up
Street Fighter V tournament 1pm-6pm

Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 1:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

Battle Tech Alpha Strike
Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:00am

Vermin and Valor LARP
Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 3:00pm
Space D (LARP) HSEC

11:00am

Warhammer 40K Demo
Sunday March 19, 2017 11:00am - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

11:30am

Tribal Dance Long Island
New York,
we are dedicated to the vibrant artistry, passion, history and relevance
of cultural Dance, Music and Art.

Forget all you THINK you know about Belly Dance..

Tribal Dance Long Island Belly Dance, forefront developers of their very own Tribal Fusion Belly Dance Style celebrates the beauty of every woman, the Awe-inspiring beauty and power within the divine feminine at every stage of life, every size and every shape. It is passionate, sensual, uplifting and inspiring for both the audience and performers. Welcoming the audience with joyous smiles and a deep passion for dance, each TDLI Dancer is joy to behold. TDLI is very proud to showcase dancers ranging four generations, just as traditional Tribal Dance was meant to be.

TDLI brings culture to the community through positive self image seminars, dance performances, dance lessons and various cultural arts. Our dancers are the heart and soul of TDLI & Caravan Connection New York.

Sunday March 19, 2017 11:30am - 12:30pm
Performance Ring - HSEC

11:30am

Ongoing Demonstrations
Sunday March 19, 2017 11:30am - 6:00pm
Demo Ring - HSEC

12:00pm

An Hour with Tiffany Grant

Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Space B HSEC

12:00pm

Game Show Megamix: Family Feud
SURVEY SAYS! Teams compete for big prizes by guessing the top answers to surveys of their fellow otaku. Can you guess the number one answer? Then, on your marks, let’s start the FAMILY FEUD!

Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

12:00pm

Wizarding Class crafts
Crafts inspired by Potions, Transfigurations, Care of Magical Creatures, and DADA. Creating Slime, transfiguring a drawing, design a creature, and create a mini dementor!

Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Space C (Children's Programming) HSEC

12:00pm

The Haunted Journey into the Secret Vault of Suspense
Horror Comics Through The Ages

Guest
avatar for Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden is the New York Times bestselling author of SNOWBLIND, ARARAT, TIN MEN, and many other novels. With Mike Mignola, he is the co-creator of two cult favorite comics series, BALTIMORE and JOE GOLEM: OCCULT DETECTIVE. As an editor, his anthologies include SEIZE THE NIGHT, THE NEW DEAD, and DARK CITIES. He is one-third of the popular podcast Three Guys with Beards. Golden was born and raised in Massachusetts, where he still lives... Read More →
avatar for Pat Shand

Pat Shand

PAT SHAND writes comics (Destiny NY, Vampire Emmy, Robyn Hood), novels (Avengers, Iron Man, Charmed), and more. He lives in New York with his fiancée Amy and their zoo of cats. You can follow him online @PatShand on all platforms.


Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

12:00pm

Star Trek vs. Star Wars: Which is your favorite?
A discussion regarding which franchise is your favorite, including recent motion pictures in both universes.

Programming Participants

Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HSEC A122

12:00pm

The World of Ice and Fire
Since “A Game of Thrones” was first published in 1996, fans were tantalized by hints about the wider history of Westeros, and brief mentions of the lands beyond it. Nearly 20 years later, these questions were finally answered with a massive sourcebook, The World of Ice and Fire (2014) – presented as an in-universe history textbook, Martin himself estimates that every chapter could sustain a full book narrative unto itself. The World book came out while I-CON was on break since 2012, so now we gather to explain how it was made and examine its revelations, and their impact on the franchise.

Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HSEC A124

12:00pm

Colony
Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:00pm

Dominion
Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:00pm

Red Dragon Inn
Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:00pm

Bullsh!tting
Can you tell truth from lies, when the lies are told by professional writers, scientists, and performers? Can you fool the panel when it's your turn to bullsh!t?

Moderators
MN

Matthew Newhall

Long Island Linux User Group
Professional sysadmin Rockefeller University, Scifi author, open source | advocate (LILUG, Linux as comp sci), inventor, originator of the civilization gene and legal distribution, dad of geeks! | | Let's make society psychopath proof together. Peaceful near anarchy is natural in a world of compassion. | | http://civgene.matthewnewhall.com'

Guest
DC

David Carlos

I am the CTO of B&L Management, a 40-year-old residential construction and property management company that has built and managed thousands of apartments in Manhattan. Prior to joining B&L, I was the co-founder and CTO of Myhomepayge, an online communication platform for residential property managers. I am also the founder and CEO of Availeron Consulting, an IT services firm specializing in supporting property management companies.
avatar for Dr. James Prego

Dr. James Prego

Adjunct Professor of Biology
Dr. James Prego is a naturopathic doctor from Long Island, NY. He is currently an adjunct professor of Biology at Touro College School of Health Sciences, and at Molloy College. Dr. Prego had a private medical practice for 9 years and is a past recipient of the NYANP’s Physician of the Year award. | | Dr. Prego is a longtime fan of science fiction and enjoys discussing xenobiology, health in space, life extension, fusions of biology and... Read More →
avatar for Gary Shaw

Gary Shaw

Touro Law School
rofessor Shaw has been a member of the Touro Law Center faculty for thirty-two years. Professor Shaw served as Vice Dean of the Law Center from 2000-2008. From 1995-1997, he served as Internet Coordinator of the Law Center, in which position he played a major role in the creation of the Law Center’s first web site. From 1997-2000 he was the Technical Director for the Law Center. | | He authors the annual revisions of Evidence Laws of New... Read More →

Programming Participants
avatar for John Grant

John Grant

John Grant has written over 70 books. His fiction has included novels like The World (1992), The Far-Enough Window (2002), The Dragons of Manhattan (2008) and Leaving Fortusa (2008), as well as numerous short stories, some of which have been collected as Take No Prisoners (2004) and Tell No Lies(2014). With artist Bob Eggleton he created the two “illustrated fictions” Dragonhenge (2002) and The Stardragons (2005); the former brought... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Space A HSEC

12:00pm

Reading - Joseph Helmreich
Guest
JH

Joseph Helmreich

Joseph Helmreich has contributed writing to Every Day Fiction and New York Press and is the author of The Return (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2017) and co-author of Warring Parents, Wounded Children, and the Wretched World of Child Custody (Greenwood Press, 2007). He is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he studied philosophy and film, and spent his early twenties working on film and television projects, such as Garden State, Late... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HSEC A114

12:00pm

Signing - Cory Doctorow
Author Signing

Guest
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Special Consultant, Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net).


Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Signing Area HSEC

12:00pm

From Page to Stage: Writing for the performer
Guest
avatar for Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin is the narrator of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale. He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, performing in their late-night show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, as well as Drama Desk-nominated The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol. 2. Cecil has performed at The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Studio Theatre (including the world premier production of Neil Labute’s Autobahn), The... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
HSEC A113

12:00pm

Baseball Highlights 2045
Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:00pm

Star Trek Panic
Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:00pm

BuddyFight Tournament
Tournament Sign-ups 11am-12pm.

Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:00pm

Magic the Gathering Draft Event
Draft sign-up 11am-12pm

Sunday March 19, 2017 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

12:30pm

Action Film Autopsy Podcast: The I-Con Edition with Special Guest Dan Knauf
A special recording of Ric Meyers podcast where we'll discuss great SF & Fantasy action films

Moderators
Guest
avatar for Daniel Knauf

Daniel Knauf

Mr. Knauf created and served as Executive Producer of his Emmy Award-winning series, “CARNIVÁLE” (HBO). Mr. Knauf has since written episodes of “SUPERNATURAL” (The CW) and “FEAR ITSELF” (NBC). He served as a Consulting Producer on “STAND OFF” (FOX) , “MY OWN WORST ENEMY” (NBC) and the hit cult series, “SPARTACUS: BLOOD AND SAND” (Starz) and as Executive... Read More →
RM

Ric Meyers

Although Ric Meyers may be best known as one of the leading experts on martial art movies and kung-fu films in America, he is also considered one of the most experienced, versatile, and eclectic writers in media, having written science-fiction, horror, fantasy, action-adventure, espionage, superhero, and mystery novels; as well as award-winning non-fiction books about TV and movies under his own name -- not to mention dozens of Dirty Harry, Ninja... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
HSEC A123

12:30pm

Tokyo Ghoul
ANIME FILMS

Tokyo has become a cruel and merciless city—a place where vicious creatures called “ghouls” exist alongside humans. The citizens of this once great metropolis live in constant fear of these bloodthirsty savages and their thirst for human flesh. However, the greatest threat these ghouls pose is their dangerous ability to masquerade as humans and blend in with society.

Based on the best-selling supernatural horror manga by Sui Ishida, Tokyo Ghoul follows Ken Kaneki, a shy, bookish college student, who is instantly drawn to Rize Kamishiro, an avid reader like himself. However, Rize is not exactly who she seems, and this unfortunate meeting pushes Kaneki into the dark depths of the ghouls' inhuman world. In a twist of fate, Kaneki is saved by the enigmatic waitress Touka Kirishima, and thus begins his new, secret life as a half-ghoul/half-human who must find a way to integrate into both societies.

Sunday March 19, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

1:00pm

Roy Mauritsen and David O. Miller

Scifi/Fantasy Art discussion with Artist Guests Roy Mauritsen and David O. Miller

Come meet this years artist guests and join with them as they discuss their work and careers. Join us for a discussion about anything and everything related to art, from techniques, to self promotion, to making a career in the Scifi/Fantasy field, and much more!

Guest
avatar for Roy Mauritsen

Roy Mauritsen

guest, Perseid Press and Padwolf Publishing
In a career spanning over two decades as a professional graphic designer, Roy Mauritsen is also an award-winning digital fantasy artist of the Chess Pieces series and author of the Shards of the Glass Slipper series. Presently, Mr. Mauritsen is an art director overseeing both Perseid Press and Padwolf Publishing, and has designed nearly a hundred published book covers so far. Roy Mauritsen has added “audiobook producer” to his growing... Read More →
DO

David O. Miller

TSR, GDW, White Wolf Publishing
Science Fiction and Fantasy illustrator David O. Miller has created art for many RPG game companies such as TSR, GDW, White Wolf Publishing, Steve Jackson Games, West End Games and Wizards of the Coast, as well as other genre publishing companies including Baen Books, DoubleDay Science Fiction and Military Book Clubs, Topps and Inkworks. | | His early Dungeons & Dragons work includes illustrations for 2nd edition AD&D Player's Handbook and... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HSEC A124

1:00pm

Game Show Megamix: Celebrity Edition
Join your favorite celebrities as they act out the puzzles with a little BODY LANGUAGE, give the right clues to climb THE $25,000 PYRAMID, and lead teams to GO for the cash in a battle of words and wits. It’s 2 hours with the stars, all right here on the Game Show Megamix.

Moderators
Guest
avatar for Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Anime Guest of Honor
You know Rikki as the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM! And the pop culture scene does too, as fans embrace the chance to meet Rikki in person at his appearances worldwide. | | As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. | | Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

1:00pm

1:00pm

Gender and Sexuality in SF, Fantasy & Comics
A discussion of the hurdles that we need to overcome in the modern era of fandom

Moderators
JC

Joe Corallo

Comic Mix
Joe Corallo is a queer cisgender white guy who tries to keep his privilege in check while residing in Queens, NY. He's self published multiple issues of a cyberpunk comic titled Electronic with Danny Luckert, and has work published in Geeks OUT Presents: Power anthology with Sam Johns, Margins Publishing's Our Hearts Still Beat zine, and Grayhaven's The Gathering: Music anthology both with Randy Haldeman. He's currently back at self publishing... Read More →

Guest
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David Gerrold a check. This proves that David is not crazy for sitting alone in a room and talking to himself. | | This poor man could have had a real career as a used... Read More →
AE

Alitha E. Martinez

My name is Alitha Evelyn Martinez. My professional career began in 1999 | | penciling Iron Man for Marvel Entertainment. Since then, it’s been a great ride | | getting to work on titles like X-Men; Black Sun; Marvel Age Fantastic Four; Black | | Panther and Black Panther: World of Wakanda; Voltron; NBC’s Heroes; New 52 | | Bat Girl; Archie Comic’s New Crusaders and Riverdale; and WWE Superstar, | | WWE Slam City, and Barbie... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

1:00pm

1:00pm

Super Hero Bingo
Join ArrowStar Cosplay in a rousing game of Bingo featuring your favorite superheroes. Prizes will be awarded.

Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Space B HSEC

1:00pm

Harry Potter Problems, Plot holes and that Epilogue!
Panel Discussion. An honest discussion of things that should have been more developed in the Harry Potter series. Plot holes, and other annoying unanswered questions about the series, and about the Wizarding World, that we know and love.

Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HSEC A113

1:00pm

Demo Tutorial: Metal, Magic, and Lore Classice Fantasy RPG 5th Epoch System
Demonstration of Combat, Missiles, Magic Casting, and a brief description of the Lore of the game system. A simple overview of what has been publishing, what is coming, and revisions and correction. We will be succinct about what the game is and is not, so players can learn and assess their levels of interest. Much Q & A welcomed!

Guest
VP

Vito Pandolfo

5th Epoch Publishing


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

1:00pm

Resistance
Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

1:00pm

Emergency Braking
Car security, technology, risks, and ways to avoid potentially dangerous situations (in some cases, for the paranoid!)

Moderators
MN

Matthew Newhall

Long Island Linux User Group
Professional sysadmin Rockefeller University, Scifi author, open source | advocate (LILUG, Linux as comp sci), inventor, originator of the civilization gene and legal distribution, dad of geeks! | | Let's make society psychopath proof together. Peaceful near anarchy is natural in a world of compassion. | | http://civgene.matthewnewhall.com'

Guest

Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
HSEC A114

1:00pm

1:00pm

Canal Mania
Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

1:00pm

Corrupted Kingdoms
Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

1:00pm

Street Fighter V tournament
Tournament sign-up 11am-1pm

Sunday March 19, 2017 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

1:30pm

Can't Stop the Signal: Firefly Meetup
The shiniest meetup this side of the 'verse!

Sunday March 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Lawn

1:30pm

Nerdy T-shirt contest
Similar to a cosplay contest, but for people who didn't have time or skill to make a costume. Shirts will be judged on wittiness/cleverness and overall design.

Sunday March 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Performance Ring - HSEC

1:30pm

Signing - Joseph Helmreich
Author Signing

Guest
JH

Joseph Helmreich

Joseph Helmreich has contributed writing to Every Day Fiction and New York Press and is the author of The Return (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2017) and co-author of Warring Parents, Wounded Children, and the Wretched World of Child Custody (Greenwood Press, 2007). He is a graduate of Rutgers University, where he studied philosophy and film, and spent his early twenties working on film and television projects, such as Garden State, Late... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Signing Area HSEC

2:00pm

Make your own Puppet (workshop)
For young puppet masters, this workshop is limited to 25 slots. Please arrive early to sign up!

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Space C (Children's Programming) HSEC

2:00pm

Does Humor Belong In Science Fiction & Fantasy?
Of course it does, silly! Our panel talks about their favorite humorous pieces and how to infuse the funny in your writing

Guest
GH

Glenn Hauman

Comic Mix
Glenn Hauman has over 25 years of experience in publishing and was a pioneer in ebooks. Mr. Hauman has worked as an author, graphic designer, editor, photo retoucher, CD-ROM producer, story consultant for films, and radio show host. His Star Trek book, "Creative Couplings", got worldwide press coverage for its portrayal of the first Klingon-Jewish wedding. In addition to Star Trek, he's written other licensed tie-in works for X-Men and... Read More →
avatar for Pat Shand

Pat Shand

PAT SHAND writes comics (Destiny NY, Vampire Emmy, Robyn Hood), novels (Avengers, Iron Man, Charmed), and more. He lives in New York with his fiancée Amy and their zoo of cats. You can follow him online @PatShand on all platforms.


Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Space A HSEC

2:00pm

Do you even podcast, bro?
Some of the best podcasters in genre entertainment talk about what it takes to put on a great show

Guest
avatar for Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin is the narrator of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale. He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, performing in their late-night show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, as well as Drama Desk-nominated The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol. 2. Cecil has performed at The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Studio Theatre (including the world premier production of Neil Labute’s Autobahn), The... Read More →
RM

Ric Meyers

Although Ric Meyers may be best known as one of the leading experts on martial art movies and kung-fu films in America, he is also considered one of the most experienced, versatile, and eclectic writers in media, having written science-fiction, horror, fantasy, action-adventure, espionage, superhero, and mystery novels; as well as award-winning non-fiction books about TV and movies under his own name -- not to mention dozens of Dirty Harry, Ninja... Read More →
JA

James A. Moore

JAMES A. MOORE is the author of over forty novels, including the critically acclaimed Fireworks, Under The Overtree, Blood Red, Blood Harvest, the Serenity Falls trilogy (featuring his recurring anti-hero, Jonathan Crowley) Cherry Hill, Alien: Sea of Sorrows and the Seven Forges series of novels. He has twice been nominated for the Bram Stoker Award and spent three years as an officer in the Horror Writers Association, first as Secretary and... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

2:00pm

A Trip to the Kelvin Universe- A discussion of ‘JJ Trek’
A discussion about the latest incarnation of Star Trek by JJ Abrams. What is good, what is bad with the latest series of Trek movies.

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HSEC A122

2:00pm

2:00pm

What is a Furry? In Memorium: Lincoln Kliman
Programming Participants

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HSEC A114

2:00pm

What Makes a Kids Show More Than Just For Kids?
While some kids shows become intolerable after you pass the age of 11 (kinda like Captain Crunch), some clearly stand the test of time and a refined palate. How dark is too dark for something to still be for children? What kinds of humor work for all ages? Is Chase the best Rescue Bot? As parents of a 4-year-old, we have Opinions.

Programming Participants

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HSEC A123

2:00pm

King of Tokyo
Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

2:00pm

Fossil-Hunting on Mars
People have always wondered, "Is there life out there, beyond our solar system."  A better question is, is there life in our solar system, but beyond our Earth?

Guest
avatar for Pamela Gay

Pamela Gay

SIUE / Astrosphere
I am an astronomer, writer, and podcaster focused on using new media to engage people in science and technology. My most well known project may be Astronomy Cast, a podcast I co-host with Fraser Cain (Producer of Universe Today). Each week, Fraser and I work to take our listeners on a facts-based journey through the cosmos that explores not only what we know about the universe, but how we know it. We are know entering our seventh year of... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
HSEC A113

2:00pm

Beyond the Boundary
ANIME FILMS

“There is a girl who is the last surviving member of a ‘certain clan’ and a ‘half-youmu’ boy who shouldn’t exist...

This is their story.

One day after school, the half-youmu boy, Akihito Kanbara, meets a girl who looks as though she is about to jump off the roof at any second. Her name is Mirai Kuriyama. She is the last surviving member of a clan that has a blood curse that is unique even amongst the Under World Warriors.

An unchanging room. An unchanging lifestyle. An unchanging world.
That was how his days were supposed to be.

Yet, the moment that girl survivor met the half-youmu boy, his world changed completely.”

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

2:00pm

Charity Auction
Every year, I-CON holds a charity auction and other fundraising endeavors to help support a local charity in line with a cause I-CON holds dear. In the last few years, we have lost a number of members, programming participants, and guests to Cancer, so this year we are proud to be donating the proceeds from the charity auction to “Hope & Heroes,” a charity that funds the life-saving work on childhood cancer and blood disorders at Columbia University Medical Center. We hope that the proceeds help these real life heroes continue their important work.

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

2:00pm

Cypher Exalted
Game Masters
ME

Maurice Escayg

Game to be run: Cypher, Exalted

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

2:00pm

D&D 3.5
Game Masters
AA

Angelo Alatzaz

Game to be run: D&D 3.5

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

2:00pm

Dark Heresy
Game Masters
DB

David Beinstock

Game to be run: Dark Heresy

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

2:00pm

Pathfinder Society
Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

2:00pm

Vampire the Masquerade (RPG)
Game Masters
KC

Katelyn Collins

Game to be run: Vampire the Masquerade

Sunday March 19, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

3:00pm

An Hour with Rikki Simons
Guest
avatar for Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Anime Guest of Honor
You know Rikki as the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM! And the pop culture scene does too, as fans embrace the chance to meet Rikki in person at his appearances worldwide. | | As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. | | Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Space A HSEC

3:00pm

Convention Attention Podcast: Crossover Appeal
What’s the secret to a good crossover? Which ones have succeeded and failed in Hollywood’s past? And what are your dream mashups? We’ll explore it all as universes collide in this live edition of the Convention Attention podcast.

Sunday March 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HSEC A113

3:00pm

Candy sushi
Join us to make some yummy candy sushi!

Sunday March 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Space C (Children's Programming) HSEC

3:00pm

ABOLISH PROFIT: Gene Roddenberry’s Vision of Money in the Future
Why was Gene adamant that money isn’t used in the future? How could we get there? Will Star Trek: Discovery follow Gene’s rulebook on currency?

Guest
PG

Paul Guadagnino

Associate Adjunct Professor at Nassau Community College


Sunday March 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HSEC A122

3:00pm

Harry Potter Jeopardy
Programming Participants

Sunday March 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Space B HSEC

3:00pm

3:00pm

A Younger Audience: Running RPGs for Kids
Running a Role-Playing Game for children and younger teens is often different from running a game for adults. There are topics which are inappropriate, and challenges they won't have the life experience or maturity to handle. At the same time, the opportunity to get into character and explore a different world can be fun, inspiring, educational, even therapeutic, or any combination thereof. This panel explores the unique challenges a Game Master must deal with when running a game for young players, and why doing so is worth the extra effort.


Sunday March 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HSEC A123

3:00pm

Reading - David Gerrold
Author Reading

Guest
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David Gerrold a check. This proves that David is not crazy for sitting alone in a room and talking to himself. | | This poor man could have had a real career as a used... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
HSEC A124

3:30pm

Signing - Rikki Simons
Rikki Simons will be signing throughout the weekend.

Guest
avatar for Rikki Simons

Rikki Simons

Anime Guest of Honor
You know Rikki as the voice of the robot in a dog suit, GIR from Invader ZIM! And the pop culture scene does too, as fans embrace the chance to meet Rikki in person at his appearances worldwide. | | As a writer he is known for the science fiction and fantasy novel Hitherto a Lion. | | Original illustrated books and comics that he created with Tavisha-Wolfgarth-Simons include Super Information Hijinks: Reality... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Signing Area HSEC

3:30pm

Gothic Homemaking with Aurelio Voltaire
Guest
avatar for Aurelio Voltaire

Aurelio Voltaire

An internationally touring musician, Aurelio Voltaire is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi and comic book conventions as well as Gothic and Steampunk festivals for nearly two decades. He is often described as a modern-day renaissance man: a singer / performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. | | His music can best be described as a collection of murder... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

3:30pm

Perfect Blue (18+)
ANIME FILMS

Pop idol Mima quits her group in order to pursue an acting career. But not everyone is happy, especially a crazed fan that stalks her. People around her are being murdered and Mima starts to lose her sanity.

18+

Sunday March 19, 2017 3:30pm - 5:00pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

4:00pm

World Building in Art and Illustration
Join us as we discuss our process, how we get our inspirations, and how we put them all together to make something rich and strange come out of it.
(How to merge multi-media elements into an illustration, including 3d, photographic and hand painted)

Guest
SG

Scott Grimando

Grim Studios
Award winning illustrator Scott Grimando will be showcasing many of his iconic book covers as well as his personal, Art of the Myth, series. | | His first book, The Art of the Mythical Woman, Lucid Dreams, from SQP has become an art students standard for insights into the modern creative process as well as being a richly illustrated retrospective on the artists career. | | Sci-Fi readers may know him as the cover artist for the long running... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HSEC A122

4:00pm

Singing Your Way Through Voice Acting
Guest

Sunday March 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HSEC A113

4:00pm

Art, Feminism, love, loss and Nerd culture

Art, Feminism, love, loss and Nerd culture.

Visual artist Ratgrrl. shares an overview of her body of work, and discusses the influence of love, loss and nerd culture in the creation of her collage, public street art and digital work.She has created monster, ghost, badass bitches, and weaponized femme series', often dealing with love and loss through the lens of her feminist ideas, and love of nerd culture. She'll discuss how tragedy is often the basis for comics and sci-fi themes.
All are invited to attend in the hope of making time to share your own experience with these themes.

Guest

Sunday March 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HSEC A123

4:00pm

Ball Jointed Doll 101
Have you wondered about the art and fandom of Japanese ball jointed dolls and other artful customizable dolls? Join us for an informative session covering all aspects of faceups, customization, clothes and community.

Sunday March 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Space B HSEC

4:00pm

The Future of the Game of Thrones franchise
What comes after the main novels and their TV series adaptation? The Tales of Dunk and Egg prequel novellas series and its history, and the more recent Dance of the Dragons prequel novellas. Information from The World of Ice and Fire and its forthcoming sequel, Fire and Blood. Graphic novel adaptations, past and future. The pleasant surprise of the GoT Telltale video game series and the new potential it tapped. Blood of Dragons. What could future live-action spinoffs (which HBO is positive towards) be based on? Game of Thrones was only the beginning. Because Rhaenyra has an army.

Sunday March 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HSEC A124

4:00pm

Why We Love SciFi
What is it that draws us to science fiction? Listen to stories from people so passionate about the genre that they do it for a living.

Moderators
RC

Russ Colchamiro

Russ Colchamiro is the author of the rollicking space adventure, Crossline, the hilarious | | sci-fi backpacking comedy Finders Keepers, and the outrageous sequels Genius de Milo | | and Astropalooza, all with Crazy 8 Press. | | Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children, and crazy dog, Simon, who may in | | fact be an alien himself. Russ has also contributed to several Crazy 8 Press anthologies, | | including Tales of... Read More →

Guest
KR

Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido attended his first I-Con as a college student in 1988, where he got to meet Harlan Ellison for the first time. Over the years, he has attended the show as a fan, as press, as security, as a musical guest, and most commonly as an author guest. Keith's recent and upcoming work includes the Marvel's "Tales of Asgard" trilogy of prose novels, including Thor: Dueling with Giants, Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings, and... Read More →
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David Gerrold

Author, Guest of Honor
David Gerrold has been sitting alone in a room and talking to himself for more than fifty years. If he hears anything good, he types it up. When he has enough words, he sends it to an editor. Occasionally some editor somewhere is so desperate for something to publish, he sends David Gerrold a check. This proves that David is not crazy for sitting alone in a room and talking to himself. | | This poor man could have had a real career as a used... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

4:00pm

SaaJ - Security as a Joke
Discussion of IT security breaches at Yahoo, the US Government, and various other major breaches – what went wrong and what should have been done
(NOTE: Prefer to have on Sunday)


Sunday March 19, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
HSEC A114

4:00pm

Open Play
Take a chill pill in this room of crafty goodness, and take home what you make!

Sunday March 19, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Space C (Children's Programming) HSEC

4:00pm

My Little Pony
Sunday March 19, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

4:00pm

Vanguard Demo
Sunday March 19, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

4:00pm

Weiss Schwarz Demo
Sunday March 19, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Gaming Area - HSEC

5:00pm

An Hour with Bill Rogers
Guest

Sunday March 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
HSEC A113

5:00pm

5 Centimeters Per Second
ANIME FILMS

Tohno Takaki and Shinohara Akari are two classmates in an elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari transfers to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their friendship alive as time and distance slowly pulls them apart. When Takaki finds out that he is moving farther away, he decides to visit Akari one last time.

Beginning with the lyrical image of cherry blossoms falling at five centimeters a second, Makoto Shinkai paints a breathtaking vivid tableau of young love, desire, loss, and hope. Told in three heartbreaking chapters, we follow the young dreamer Takaki through his life as cruel winters, cold technology, silence, and, finally, adult obligations and responsibility converge to crush the delicate petals of true love. Finding beauty in everyday objects and moments, Shinkai reveals he is a master of animation and haunting, beautiful storytelling. Fall in love with this gorgeous, thoughtful film, hailed by critics and audiences alike for its beauty, truth, and innovation in animation.

Sunday March 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
HSEC A115 (Anime Films)

5:00pm

Dressing for the Two Sides of the Force
Learn about creating high quality Jedi and Sith costumes from the members of Endor Temple.

Programming Participants

Sunday March 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Space A HSEC

5:00pm

Flow Arts and Cosplay
Have you ever wondered how to bring another dimension to your cosplays? Join Angela Hoopgineer for a look at flow arts and how they can be joined with cosplay.

Sunday March 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Space B HSEC

5:00pm

Geeky Trivia
Did you hear the one about the kid who wanted to learn everything about everything? If that’s you, come show off your geeky knowledge and win fabulous prizes. Topics include: Comic books, geeky TV, cartoons, sci-fi history, video games, and role-playing games.

Programming Participants

Sunday March 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

5:00pm

Goths and Fandom with WIOX's In Goth We Trust
Tess and Cynthya from the Long Island cast of In Goth We Trust.

Moderators
avatar for John Schindler

John Schindler

Chicken Squadron, In Goth We Trust
Quiltbag community, Creative writing ( in particular Edward Gorey, Edgar Allan Poe, & H.P. Lovecraft), Local Radio, Speaker on Sex & Gender issues, Goth & Steampunk, Vincent Price and retro-Horror.

Guest
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Special Consultant, Boing Boing
Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist. He is the co-editor of the popular weblog Boing Boing (boingboing.net).
avatar for Aurelio Voltaire

Aurelio Voltaire

An internationally touring musician, Aurelio Voltaire is at the forefront of the Gothic, Steampunk and Dark Cabaret genres headlining some of the biggest horror, sci-fi and comic book conventions as well as Gothic and Steampunk festivals for nearly two decades. He is often described as a modern-day renaissance man: a singer / performer, creator of comic books, animation and toys. | | His music can best be described as a collection of murder... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
HSEC Lecture Hall

5:00pm

Reading - Keith R.A. DeCandido
Author Reading

Guest
KR

Keith R.A. DeCandido

Keith R.A. DeCandido attended his first I-Con as a college student in 1988, where he got to meet Harlan Ellison for the first time. Over the years, he has attended the show as a fan, as press, as security, as a musical guest, and most commonly as an author guest. Keith's recent and upcoming work includes the Marvel's "Tales of Asgard" trilogy of prose novels, including Thor: Dueling with Giants, Sif: Even Dragons Have Their Endings, and... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
HSEC A124

5:00pm

Reading - Peter David
Author Reading

Guest

Sunday March 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
HSEC A123

5:00pm

Q&A: Tips for new Night Vale residents
Moderators
avatar for Joshua Lou Friedman

Joshua Lou Friedman

Joshua Lou Friedman has worked in film and television production since 1991, and | | today commonly serves as Assistant Director on a wide range of independent | | features. His television credits range from children’s animation (Inspector Gadget, | | Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventures, Sonic the Hedgehog), to award-winning | | favorites such as Heroes, CSI: New York, Monk, Alias, and Californication. His | | feature... Read More →

Guest
avatar for Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin

Cecil Baldwin is the narrator of the hit podcast Welcome To Night Vale. He is an alumnus of the New York Neo-Futurists, performing in their late-night show Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind, as well as Drama Desk-nominated The Complete and Condensed Stage Directions of Eugene O’Neill Vol. 2. Cecil has performed at The Shakespeare Theatre DC, Studio Theatre (including the world premier production of Neil Labute’s Autobahn), The... Read More →


Sunday March 19, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
HSEC A122