Join Us at ICON 43 Eruption!

art by artist guest of honor, Daniel Mohr

October 5 to 7, 2018

the Marriott, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Guests of Honor
Mike Mullin, author
Daniel Mohr, artist
Mike Miller, fan
Wolfie B. Bad, actor
Jim C. Hines, author and toastmaster
Joe and Gay Haldeman, ICON founders
View Guest Bios and the ICON 43 staff listing

Register Today!

Online registration is available now!

Adults (13 & up) Children (12 & Under)
Early Bird rate (Weekend Pass) $45.00 Free with paid adult
Benefactor $100.00
At-the-Door Weekend Pass $65.00 Free with paid adult
At-the-Door Friday Pass $40.00 Free with paid adult
At-the-Door Saturday Pass $50.00 Free with paid adult
At-the-Door Sunday Pass $30.00 Free with paid adult

Are you…

An Aspiring Student Writer?

Space is still available in our Student Writing Workshop. Register Now.

A Budding Student Artist?

Display one piece of art for free in our Student Art Show. Learn more.

Help Us with Phen Feud!

Phen Feud is ICON’s version of Family Feud where we will have teams compete against each other for the most popular responses to phen friendly questions in order to win THE ULTIMATE ICON GAMING TROPHY and maybe a little something more.

Elisabeth and Samantha need your help with the “And the survey says…” part of the game.  Fill out their survey and play a small part in make Phen Feud is a new ICON tradition!

Complete the Phen Feud Survey

We Want Your Blood!

The Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will once again be at ICON to give people the opportunity to help save lives by being a blood doner! The drive will run 11-2 on Saturday, October 5 in the Donor Bus in the parking lot.

Sign up today!

If you have questions about the process of donating blood or if you are eligible to donate you can email Megan Dee at the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Early. Volunteer Often!

  • September 9, 10:00 AM: Locker audit at Quality Care
  • September 9, 1:30 PM: ICON staff meeting at Coralville Public Library
  • September 22, 1:30 PM: ICON staff meeting at Coralville Public Library
  • Thursday, October 4, afternoon: Help with ConSuite setup
  • Thursday, October 4, 4:00 PM: Storage Locker run to load truck for ICON
  • Thursday, October 4, 5:30-6:30 PM: Meet at hotel for unloading
  • October 5- 7, 2018: Various volunteer opportunities all weekend long!

Volunteer today!

Quick Announcements

Register for ICON

Early Bird Registration is open. Register online now!

Book Your Hotel Room

We have a block of hotel rooms ($109 USD/per night) available at the Marriott. Book your room now!

Get Your ICON 43 T-Shirt!

You have until September 15, 2018 to order your EXCLUSIVE ICON 43 t-shirt (or sweatshirt) featuring artwork by guest Daniel Mohr.

Order your shirt now!

Shirts will be available for pickup at the Mindbridge table starting on Friday, October 5 when the Dealers' Room opens.


Our charity this year is the Rusty Hevelin Collection at the Special Collections at the University of Iowa Library.


Play the ICON 43 Interactive Adventure, "Max Automaton and the Island of Doom"!

Coming soon.


Paradise ICON is full.


Our Dealers' Room is full.


Wylde Nept will be playing Friday, October 5 at 9 PM.

Countdown to ICON

ICON 43October 5, 2018
51 days to go.

About ICON

ICON, a 501(c)7 not-for-profit organization, is Iowa’s longest-running, fan organized science fiction and fantasy convention held in the fall of each year. Each convention features authors, artists, panels and workshops, gaming, parties, an art show, music, a dealers room and more.

Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars for ICON 44!
November 1-3, 2019
the Marriott, Cedar Rapids