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Thursday, March 16
 

8:00pm EDT

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 EDT
The Velvet Lounge 10 Woods Corner Rd, Setauket- East Setauket, NY 11733
 
Friday, March 17
 

6:00pm EDT

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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

7:30pm EDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

9:00pm EDT

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

Guest
avatar for Joe Corallo

Joe Corallo

ComicMix
Joe Corallo is a queer cisgender white guy who tries to keep his privilege in check while residing in Queens, NY. He has self published multiple issues of a cyberpunk comic Electronic with Danny Luckert, and has work published in the anthology Geeks OUT Presents: Power with Sam... 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... 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... Read More →


Friday March 17, 2017 9:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
HSEC Lecture Hall
 
Saturday, March 18
 

11:00am EDT

Signing - Peter David
Author/Comics Signing

Guest

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

11:30am EDT

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... Read More →

Guest
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Writer, n/a
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), and a contributor to many magazines, websites and newspapers. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier... Read More →
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Author
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... 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... Read More →


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

2:00pm EDT

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
avatar for Joe Corallo

Joe Corallo

ComicMix
Joe Corallo is a queer cisgender white guy who tries to keep his privilege in check while residing in Queens, NY. He has self published multiple issues of a cyberpunk comic Electronic with Danny Luckert, and has work published in the anthology Geeks OUT Presents: Power with Sam... 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... 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 EDT
HSEC A123

2:00pm EDT

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... Read More →


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

3:30pm EDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

4:00pm EDT

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... Read More →

Guest
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Author
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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

5:00pm EDT

Comics Journalism
What does it take to write about comics

Guest
avatar for Joe Corallo

Joe Corallo

ComicMix
Joe Corallo is a queer cisgender white guy who tries to keep his privilege in check while residing in Queens, NY. He has self published multiple issues of a cyberpunk comic Electronic with Danny Luckert, and has work published in the anthology Geeks OUT Presents: Power with Sam... 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... Read More →


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

5:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Performance Ring - HSEC

5:30pm EDT

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... 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... Read More →


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

7:00pm EDT

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... 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... Read More →
avatar for Cory Doctorow

Cory Doctorow

Writer, n/a
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), and a contributor to many magazines, websites and newspapers. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier... Read More →
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... Read More →
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Author
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... 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... 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... Read More →


Saturday March 18, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Jackson's Restaurant 6005 Jericho Tpke, Commack, NY 11725
 
Sunday, March 19
 

10:00am EDT

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... 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... Read More →


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

11:00am EDT

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... Read More →

Guest
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Author
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... 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... Read More →


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

12:00pm EDT

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... 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 EDT
HSEC Lecture Hall

12:30pm EDT

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... 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... Read More →


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

1:00pm EDT

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

Moderators
avatar for Joe Corallo

Joe Corallo

ComicMix
Joe Corallo is a queer cisgender white guy who tries to keep his privilege in check while residing in Queens, NY. He has self published multiple issues of a cyberpunk comic Electronic with Danny Luckert, and has work published in the anthology Geeks OUT Presents: Power with Sam... Read More →

Guest
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Author
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... 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... Read More →


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

2:00pm EDT

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... 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 EDT
Space A HSEC

2:00pm EDT

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... 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... 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... Read More →


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

2:00pm EDT

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 EDT
Auxillary Gym - HSEC

4:00pm EDT

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 EDT
HSEC A123