I-CON 2001: Stony Brook, NY
I-CON is not primarily a game con, but a classic-mode science fiction convention with multiple tracks and a lot of media guests. Various Chimera staffers have been going to I-CON off and on since 1997, but this is the first time we spent the majority of our time in the gaming track area.
The Gaming Area
Erin Gray (best known for her role as Wilma Deering in the Buck Rogers TV series) teaching a Tai Chi class about 4 meters from the FMG table
Long view of the games area, held in the college gym with sound-amplifying floors and walls. Not as deafening as the Strategicon miniatures room or the boardgames zone at Gen Con but pretty loud nonetheless.
Erin Gray's Tai Chi class from a different angle.
Tom Nolan (remember him from Gen Con?) handling the LC Navy for WotC's RPGA
Another view of the gaming area,
Chris, John, & Darren carefully study the Hard Vacuum layout.
Tim and Anthony pause their struggle for survival in the ancient Cambrian ocean to take advantage of this photo op.
Eugene, a spectator I don't know, Tim and Anthony prepare to take on the Mesozoic seas.
Hard SF Panel
You can't play games all day. Here we have Starfire designer David Weber, Yoji Kondo, Hal Clement, and panel moderator Paul Levison discussing hard SF.
Same as last, but Artemis bad boy and media conspiracy believer Ian Strock is on the end.
Close-up of hard SF writer Yoji Kondo