I-CON 29: Saturday 27 March 2010

Chimera in Costume

I-CON is a Science Fiction, Science, Fantasy, Media, Gaming, and Comics convention - the largest in the northeastern USA. In previous years we concentrated on the gaming and hacking panels, but this year we went more for science and technology. For each panel, we note some of the key points discussed. We encourage readers to attend since you get a lot more from interacting with the panel than from reading our report.

Naturally, we dressed as Zoombies (not Zombies), a term coined by Kristal.

Kristal as a Zoombie

Kristal as a Zoombie

Chimera Zoombie

Chimera Zoombie

Panel: Science and the Obama Administration

Dr. John Marburger

Dr. John Marburger, science advisor to Bush

Dealer Room

Security profiles the Zoombies

Security profiles the Zoombies

Next we took a quick trip to the dealer room. We are not sure why the security guy took a picture of us. Maybe he is a fan. Maybe we are in a clandestine Zoombie database.

Tony Todd and Kristal

Right at the entrance, Kristal encountered Tony Todd, of Candyman fame, as well as X-Files, 24, and other fandom shows.

Cosplay

Cosplay is still very popular at I-CON. As always, anime tends to be the largest cosplay group, but we saw Star Wars and even some cool steampunk, which seems to be on the rise at the show.

Anime girl

Anime girl

Hidan from Naruto

Hidan from Naruto

From Star Wars

Star Wars, of course

Steampunk character

Steampunk character

Live action Mario

Live action Mario

Team Rocket from Pokemon

Team Rocket from Pokemon

A steampunk typewriter/computer. Notice the uppercase and lowercase keys.

A steampunk typewriter/computer. Notice the uppercase and lowercase keys.