I-CON (with a hyphen) and LI-CON are events presented by ICON Science Fiction, INC. ICON is a not-for-profit corporation which is a legal entity separate from the New York State and any hosting venue or university.

ICON’s mission is to encourage literacy, creativity and interest in science and technology through science fiction and its related genres.

In addition to hosting I-CON the convention since 1982, ICON Science Fiction, Inc. works throughout the year to promote literacy and education within the community with programming, events, scholarship programs, fundraising and more.

ICON Science Fiction, Inc. and all events including I-CON the convention are 100% volunteer run – by the fans, for the fans.