Yes, you heard it right! ICON 29 will be hosted by SUNY Stony Brook in March 2010! That's great news for my Computer Independent Study class (CIStheta) as we hope to display our digital art work in the Art Show at ICON. We have produced a lot of digital art work on our cluster (Shadowfax) including ray tracings and fractals:
ICON 1 - ICON 27 were held at SUNY Stony Brook. Last year, SUNY Stony Brook underwent a huge remodeling/construction project involving nearly the whole campus. ICON uses a lot of buildings all over campus, so ICON 28 was moved to Suffolk County Community College (SCCC) and it didn't work out too well. They really didn't have enough space there either, so many events were moved to nearby Hotels and the Art Show was summarily cancelled!
Anyway, take a look at http://www.iconsf.org if you're interesed. I've gone every year since ICON 9 as I'm a huge Star Trek fan. CIStheta displayed art work at ICON 26 and ICON 27 so we hope to be back for ICON 29. BTW, ICON is a huge convention devoted to Science Fact and Science Fiction. So you can meet scientists discussing their latest work in the field as well as your favorite novelists and actors! ICON has science and technology panels, authors' panels, amateur rocketry, an observatory for astronomy buffs, movies, documentaries, anime, filk, jousting, board gaming and pc gaming if you are interested in those sorts of things....