I-CON

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I-CON was the Northeast's largest annual convention of science fiction, fact, and fantasy, held at State University of New York at Stony Brook on Long Island, in Suffolk County, New York. I-CON is jointly held by ICON Science Fiction, Inc., a tax-exempt educational foundation, and the I-CON Campus Chapter of Stony Brook.

I-CON was last held in 2012. An Indiegogo campaign to resurrect the event in June 2014 raised only 10% of its $120,000 goal.[1][2] A smaller relaxacon, LI-CON, has been formed by ICON Science Fiction, in part to raise funds for I-CON.[3] Furries do not appear to have featured in the relaunch; the Indigogo campaign mentioned "topics and interests including science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics, anime, medieval reenactment, science and technology."

Programming and anthropomorphic fandom[edit]

Since its founding in 1982, I-CON was a very eclectic fan convention. The programming included subjects normally found at a variety of other conventions, ranging from speeches by science fiction authors to anime to film to gaming to medieval reenactment to furry fandom.

The Anthropomorphics Track at I-Con was organized by co-track-leaders Jon Cornetto and JBadger. Dr. Samuel Conway (aka. Uncle Kage) was a regular centerpiece of I-CON's anthropomorphic programming from 2003 to 2009.

Timeline with anthropomorphic guests

I-CON 32, "planned for March 21st, 22nd and 23rd of 2013" was announced in December 2012 as postponed.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. I-CON Returns - Indiegogo. Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  2. ICON Indiegogo campaign over: LI-CON Store now open - Carl Fink, LI-CON (December 28, 2013)
  3. Update to Indiegogo campaign (January 2014). Retrieved February 16, 2014.
  4. I-CON XVI Comics Guests (including furry guests). Archived from the original on 1997 June 7. Retrieved 2010 February 7.
  5. ICON GUEST INFORMATION (for I-CON 17). Archived from the original on 1998 February 12. Retrieved 2010 February 7.
  6. ICON 17 Events. Archived from the original on 1998 February 12. Retrieved 2010 February 7.
  7. I-CON's Hudson: "We've Always Wanted to Come Back" - Scott Moore, Stony Brook Independent (November 22, 2009)
  8. December 21, 2012 I-CON 32 Postponed at http://www.iconsf.org/ Retrieved April 7, 2013.

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