The annual I-Con convention of science fiction, science fact, comics, fantasy, and gaming, which had been scheduled for this weekend at Stony Brook University, has been canceled, perhaps permanently. Several factors, including campus construction work and revised curfew rules, have forced the organizers to search for a new venue. But so far, none have been found that fit the con's budget.
If you're on Long island and need to satisfy your convention cravings, might I suggest the third annual EMcon, a mini-convention for fans of anime and manga, at the East Meadow Public Library on May 18 - 19? It's much smaller and more focused than I-Con, but then, so was I-Con in its first few years. Plus, admission to EMcon is free. Check it out on Facebook. If I see you there, you might see your picture on this blog afterwards.