Attack of the I-CON 31
Stony Brook Press - almost 5 years
Talk about gonzo journalism! In the style of Hunter S. Thompson, I prepared to cover I-CON 31 by fully engrossing myself in the world of nerd culture, and after fifteen some-odd years of reading comic books, playing video games and obsessing over old sci-fi movies, not to mention attending five previous I-CONs, I was ready to write this article. See what I’ll do for you?
For those unfamiliar, I-CON stands for Island Convention, and it’s Stony Brook’s very own science fiction and fantasy convention. I usually tell people to picture Comic-Con, except smaller and focused more heavily on classic sci-fi. It’s a magical time: a weekend when, instead of emptying out, Stony Brook fills up with nerds, geeks and teenagers dressed as their favorite anime protagonists. On most days, when I choose to dress up as Green Lantern villain Sinestro, people stare at me funny. At I-CON, people ask me if I’m classic Sinestro or Aaron Diaz’s Sinestro reboot. And it’s that wonderful piece of pure magic that
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