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Apr 3, 2007 - Charity Auction - A video of Spat doing some creative auctioning for charity at I-CON 26 can be found on youtube here. Our charity auction this year benefited Breast Cancer Help, find more info here!

Mar 25, 2007 - I-CON 26 Photo Highlights - A small photo gallery has been added here. It will be updated as frequently as possible. Enjoy the pics!

Mar 22, 2007 - Movie Previews - the Trailer Park - We have just been able to confirm that we WILL be having the Film Previews at I-CON this year as usual. Previews will be held on both Saturday AND Sunday. Please check the signs at the Information Desk at the convention for more information.

Mar 22, 2007 - Award Banquet Tickets - Award Banquet Tickets will be available at the Box Office, with a price per ticket of $30. The menu can now be found on the Awards Page.

Mar 19, 2007 - Schedules Posted! - The I-CON 26 Schedule is now online here, and the Gaming grid is available here. Remember that this schedule is tentative, and everything in it has the potential to change, but we wanted to make everyone aware of what we have planned for this weekend.

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Film

As part of FILMS programming, a combination of Classic Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror as well as the newest big screen fare is planned for I-CON 26.

Also continuing with what has become popular I-CON programming, interesting guests, informative panels and specialty programs will also be included.

Our FILMS Guest of Honor for I-CON 26 is Arlene Martel. Among her many TV and movie appearances, Arlene Martel will be immortalized for her involvement with several classic Science Fiction TV shows. These include the original STAR TREK episode 'Amok Time,' appearing as Mr Spock's wife; the original OUTER LIMITS episode 'Demon With the Glass Hand;' as well as two original TWILIGHT ZONE episodes (as Arlene Sax), 'What You Need' and 'Twenty-two,' where she says the immortal line, "Room for one more, honey."

Popular personalities like Debbie Rochon, Conrad (the Gielgud of Bad Movies) Brooks, Michael (Ygor) Thomas, Character actor Craig Wichman and character actor Tom Reese will return as special guests. Actor/makeup artist Timothy Herron and TV Horror Hostess Penny Dreadful will be in attendance along with something new for I-CON 26; programs and panels showcasing several current (as well as past) popular TV Horror Hosts and Hostesses.

Popular authors and panelists like Professor Kinema, John Muir and Clive Young will add to the programming as well as sitting on panels. Names and titles of specific shows and panel topics will be announced as we get closer to I-CON 26.

Independent filmmakers will again have a showcase for their works for what has become a popular I-CON/FILMS tradition. Any and all independent filmmakers are invited to submit both short subjects as well as longer (to feature length) films on digital and analogue video formats. Several Indie productions have made their official 'premieres' at past I-CONS.

Confirmed Guests:


Conrad Brooks
The 'Gielgud of Bad Movies'

Keith Crocker

Ken Deep
of The Galifreyan Embassay, Podshock

Penny Dreadful
TV Horror Hostess

Timothy Herron

Professor Kinema
aka: Jim Knusch

Arlene Martel
FILMS Guest of Honor

Tom Reese

Debbie Rochon

Tony Tellado

Louis Trapani
of The Galifreyan Embassay, Podshock

Craig Wichman

Clive Young

Along for 'ambiance,' with the Independent Films track are: John Shappert, videographer and Indie Filmmaker; Keith Matturro, Indie screenwriter, Jonathan Kui. Indie Filmmaker and Anthony Ingoglia, actor at large.

Feature Films

  • V FOR VENDETTA
  • THE PRESTIGE
  • SUPERMAN RETURNS
  • HELLBOY
  • CHILDREN OF MEN
  • AEON FLUX

Classic Films

  • CABINET OF DR CALIGARI (1919)
  • THE GOLEM (1920)
  • NOSFERATU (1922)
  • THINGS TO COME (1936)

Roger Corman Films

  • ATTACK OF THE CRAB MONSTERS (1957)
  • A BUCKET OF BLOOD (1959)
  • ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES (1959) pr by Corman
  • HOUSE OF USHER (1960) with a special intro by Roger Corman
  • THE LAST WOMAN ON EARTH (1960)
  • LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1960)
  • THE WASP WOMAN (1960)
  • THE TERROR (1963)
  • DEATHRACE 2000 (1975) pr by Corman
  • ROGER CORMANŐS FRANKENSTEIN UNBOUND (1990)

Fun Films

  • THE KILLER SHREWS (1959)
  • BATTLE OF THE WORLDS (1961)
  • THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964)
  • THEY CAME FROM BEYOND SPACE (1967)
  • THE MONITORS (1969)

...and the I-CON 26 Turkey Film
  • EEGAH! (1963)

Panels

A listing of Film's Panels

  • (Mis)adventures in Indie Filmmaking
  • Presentation - Fan Films with Clive Young
  • Guilty Pleasures
  • From Trek to Broadway with Arlene Martel
  • Hollywood Heavy with Tom Reese
  • Low Budget Adventures with Conrad Brooks
  • Monster Impressions with Tim Herron
  • TV Horror Hosts and Hostesses
  • Penny Dreadful's Shilling Shockers
  • BLITZKRIEG, a Movie in the Making
  • A Scream Queen's Queen with Debbie Rochon
  • Making Films on a Low/No Budget
  • Shock, Chiller and Creature Features Remembered
  • Time Travel in Films
  • DR WHO Pod Shock podcast (this is how it's listed in the schedule)

TV

Thanks to YOUR suggestions our staff has been busy locating the rights and media to show your favorites in TV programs. For the 2007 convention we have secured the rights for:

"UFO" - Returning to ICON after 2 years (yes, we did read those e-mails), this was Gerry Anderson's first live action series dealing with SHADO (Supreme Headquarters Alien Defense Organization), a secret multi-national organization protecting Earth from invading aliens. Armed with a fleet of flying submarines, tanks, satellites and a base on the moon, SHADO had to not only deal with hostile aliens but also keeping its activities out of the public eye to prevent world wide panic. And yes, the women on Moonbase DO have purple hair. Not for a sci-fi mumbo jumbo reason, but just as Anderson intended - so you would remember UFO as "that show with the women with purple hair"!

"SPACE:1999" - The un-official sequel to Anderson's previous series UFO, this 70's show dealt with the moon being blasted out of Earth's orbit and the daily struggle for survival of the inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha, a self-sustaining complex set up in a crater on the moon.

"THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO" - You're lost in the desert, found by aliens, and given a suit with super powers to help mankind. One problem: you lose the instruction booklet for it. Not only do you not know how to use the suit, you don't even know what powers you have! Just imagine finding out you are bullet-proof only AFTER someone shoots you. Plus how would the real world treat someone walking around in tights and a cape? This emmy nominated comedy-adventure series stars William Katt as the nerdy school teacher turned secret super hero Ralph Hinkley, and Robert Culp as gung-ho FBI agent Bill Maxwell. PLUS, thanks to the people at Anchor Bay Entertainment (anchorbayent.com) we will be showing the rarely seen pilot episode for "THE GREATEST AMERICAN HEROINE" where Ralph passes the "magic jammies" to a woman (in the NY area it was shown ONCE, on Easter Sunday in the late 1990's).

BBC Film

Travel to the Restaurant at the End of the Universe! Enjoy a Pan Galactic Gargle Blasters and a vindaloo! And most important, Don't Panic! Take your towel and your Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy and hitch a ride to on the Red Dwarf and join all of us in BBCTV for an ICON tradition of traveling through time and space!

Make an escape on the Liberator with a lovely bunch of escape prisoners. Blake's 7 return this year to ICON in season 3 & 4! You saw it right, 2 seasons of Blake's 7 will be shown this year at ICON. See how Servalan tries to trap the crew of the Liberator. And what happened to Blake? Will Avon lead the crew to safety or betray them? Season 2 left us with many questions. Will they be answered in seasons 3 & 4 or will we just have more? Sit back and enjoy!

My Hero: Season 1
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Na, it's just the newly released, hot from the BBC, My Hero. George Sunday a health-food shop-owner and earth's most famous superhero, Thermoman. Trouble is, Thermoman is not too familiar with earthly customs, so he is often embarrassingly honest and tends to take everything too literally...

Outpost Gallifrey Presents... Doctor Who: Podshock is a free weekly international podcast (internet radio show) produced by The Gallifreyan Embassy and presented by Outpost Gallifrey. It features the latest Doctor Who news, reviews, interviews, and discussions from US, UK, Australian, and Canadian perspectives. Hosted by Ken Deep and Louis Trapani in the US and James Naughton in the UK.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding BBC Films/TV, please email bbctv@iconsf.org.

Indie Films

This year, we're looking forward to screen a number of independent features and short films. These selections cover science fiction, horror, fantasy and also include genre comedies, fan films and documentaries.

Among the lineup for this year is:

  • THE POD (2006) - A short, ethereal horror film and selection and several major film festivals, directed by Jeremiah Kipp.
  • MY DATE WITH A ZOMBIE (2007) - a very cleverly written horror comedu, directed by Steve Strangio.
  • The TRADING CARDS Trilogy - an ambitious series of fan films created by teenagers, crossing over elements of Star Wars, The Matrix and Lord of the Rings.
  • DEMONS TO OTHERS (2007) - The journey of six biologists to create a crossover horror fan film, directed by Jonathan Kui. Guest appearance by Clive Barker.
  • HORROR BUSINESS (2005) - Chris Garetano's award winning documentary about four independent horror filmmakers. Guest appearances by Lloyd Kaufmann and Sid Haig
  • STAR TREK: HIDDEN FRONTIER - We will be airing several episodes of this ambitious Star Trek fan film series
  • TALES OF THE SEVENTH FLEET - All three episodes of this Star Trek fan series.

Vintage Cartoons

The vintage cartoon Track will be showing the original 1960's episodes of Astroboy, Gigantor. Kimba the White Lion and Clutch Cargo all of which have not been seen on TV or conventions in over 30yrs.

Below are some descriptive blips taken from various sources..

Astro Boy ;
Astro Boy was the first Japanese animated series with an ongoing story line and the first to air in the U.S. Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989) began Tetsuwan Atom (Iron-arm Atom) as a manga in 1952, and adapted it to a TV series that debuted in in Japan in January 1963. NBC Films bought the rights for 1/2 of the 193 episodes and edited them for American viewers and renamed it Astro Boy which premiered in the U.S. in September 1963, and ran in syndication through 1972. Story line Synopsis; The story is very well known to anime fans, After the death of his son Astor in an auto accident , his father a scientist in his greif created a robot boy to replace him. But a robot can never grow up like a real child and truly replace Astor, so the scientist goes mad and sells him to a cruel circus owner. Dr. Packadermus J. Elefun learns of Astroboy and rescues him from the circus and helps him become a fighter against crime and injustice.

Gigantor ;
Most children of the 60s remember the Gigantor theme song: "Bigger than big / Taller than tall / Quicker than quick / Stronger than strong/ Ready to fight for right against wrong." Gigantor was based on a 1956 manga Tetsujin 28-go by Mitsuteru Yokoyama and animated for Japanese TV in 1963. The re-edited and dubbed version begins with episode 27 of the original series and ran in syndication in the U.S. from 1966 through 1974. Story line Synopsis; Near the end of World War II, a group of Japanese scientists experimented with giant robot weapons. Years later in the year 2000 the son of one of those scientists owns the final prototype of that experiment. Jimmy Sparks is given the power to control Gigantor and he uses a remote control to command the robot. With the aid of scientist Dr. Bob Brilliant, dashing agent Dick Strong, and comic police officer Inspector Blooper, Jimmy embarks on a series of amazing adventures. He battles smugglers, evil scientists, megalomaniacs, and assorted other bad guys, most of whom want to gain control of Gigantor for their own selfish purposes.

Kimba ;
One of the most uniquely styled Japanese anime programs that aired in syndication during Saturday mornings in the U.S. in 1966 and was produced by the Japanese animator Osamu Tezuka. Originally produced in Japan as the Jungle Emperor, this animated program was licensed and later aired in the U.S as Kimba the White Lion. Kimba was so popular that Tezuka has been credited for pioneering and creating the demand for Japanese Anime in the US. Story line Synopsis; Kimba is the story of a baby white lion born in captivity that escapes back to his homeland after the ship he was aboard sinks into the sea. The program depicts the life of this baby white lion growing up in Africa and his journey to regain his rightful place as king of the African forest. Kimba was a visionary and a radical utopian , he set up schools for animals, promoted vegetarianism, and sought to bring about an understanding between humans and animals.

Clutch Cargo ;
Clutch Cargo was one of only a group of 4 cartoons to use a technique called syncro-vox which uses actual human mouth footage complete with lips superimposed upon a static cartoon facial image. The basic plot of each episode centers on the Clutch cargo (a pilot and adventurer), along with a boy Spinner and the dachshund Paddlefoot, seeking adventure all over the world and occasionally outer space.

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Apr 3, 2007 - SPEWGILIST I-CON Survey -

The kind folks over at http://www.spewgilist.com have posted a very nice survey for exhibitors, guests, and volunteers from I-CON 26. You can access it from the following links:

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