I-CON 32 sci-fi weekend convention won't be held

Fans flock to Stony Brook University to attend the 31st annual I-CON on the second day of the three-day sci-fi convention. Videojournalist: Chris Ware (March 31, 2012)

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This year's I-CON is no more.

Organizers say the science-fiction / science-fact convention, an annual spring affair on Long Island for decades, has been postponed indefinitely because of a confluence of problems -- financial issues, staffing and the lack of a venue for the three-day event. I-CON 32 had been planned for this weekend.

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Organizers said they hope to host the convention, which also includes anime and comic book characters, later this year or next, according to a webcast posted on the convention website, iconsf.org.

I-CON Science Fiction Inc. president Vince Collura said on the webcast that the group is having difficulty securing a venue in the wake of building renovations at Stony Brook University, which has hosted the convention most years.

I-CON is a nonprofit run by volunteers. Emails and calls to various I-CON board members seeking comment were not returned.

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