April 19-21, 2002
Stony Brook, New York
I stands for Island, Long that is… Stony Brook, Long Island’s I-CON is billed as a three-day festival, designed to encourage literacy, creativity and interest in science and technology through science fiction and its related genres. Their billing is dead-on. Over 6,000 guests took over SUNY at Stony Brook’s campus the weekend of April 19-21. Workshops and panel sessions were interwoven with medieval jousting on the Quad and autograph jousting from Billy Boyd (Peregrin (Pippen) Took, Lord of the Rings) and a number of stars from Babylon 5. Con content was varied and abundant. At any given time, attendees could hear from writers, gamers, comic artists, and publishers or attend interactive workshops and share their own thoughts and ideas for peer feedback. Tightly organized, I-CON has much to be proud of. I-CON 22 is slated for March 28-30, 2003.