Iowa's ICON 40 invites you to join the Con of Futures Past
at the Cedar Rapids Doubletree - October 16-18, 2015

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Fall 2015, ICON, Iowa's longest-running science fiction and fantasy convention, will be at the Cedar Rapids Doubletree on October 16–18, 2015!

As of August 17 the DoubleTree is full

ICON has arranged for a few rooms at an overflow hotel, see Hotel for details on how to reserve a room there.

Our Wonderful Guests of Honor

Check out our Guests page for more information on them
Author David Gerrold
Artist Sarah Clemens
Author Ann Leckie
Cosplay Fan Kalli McCandless
Toastmaster and Author Jim C. Hines
Mama and Papa of ICON Joe and Gay Haldeman
and many more!

Michael Zahs Silent Film Festival

We are wanting to bring back the Michael Zahs Silent Film Festival talk and presentation on silent films he rescued from the late 1800’s. One of the films he will show is the second oldest motion picture known to exist in North America, and possibly the world. Mr. Zahs is an expert on 19th century Iowa, a dynamic speaker and a real nice guy. However, to bring him in we need donations, we are part way to our goal but need more. If you can help us bring him to ICON this year
please click here to reach the donate page!

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Coming soon to a iowa-icon web site near you, Back to the ICON online game!
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Check-list for ICON 40!

  1. Register for ICON 40 - online registration is open!
  2. Before Oct 1, 2015 At The Door
    Adult Weekend$45$65
    Adult Friday only not available $30
    Adult Saturday only not available $45
    Adult Sunday only not available $20
    Youth 7-12 Weekend$25$35
    Youth 7-12 Friday only not available $15
    Youth 7-12 Saturday only not available $20
    Youth 7-12 Sunday only not available $10
    Child under 7 free free
    Paradise ICON$100$100

Do you have everything checked off this list yet?

Parking options for ICON 40

Parking options:
Free street parking 6pm Friday - 6am Monday.
There are 2 parkades with 500 spots each and if you're staying in the DoubleTree you can get passes from the Front Desk that allow you to exit the parkade for free.

Gaming? Yes, ICON has GAMING

We have a large space dedicated to gaming Friday afternoon and running through Sunday afternoon

And of course the Mindbridge Game Library with it's hundreds of games will be available for free use by our attendees!

Pre ICON Programming

We have programming before ICON again this year! See Pre-ICON-Programming for details.

How can you help?

Convention setup at hotel - Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16

If you can't meet at the storage locker, you can meet us at the hotel when we arrive with the truck. That will probably be around 3:30 to 4:00.

Continuing for ICON 40 - ConBucks!

Volunteers have the opportunity to be gifted with ConBucks (see volunteer opportunities here)
at a rate of one ConBuck per hour (some jobs are double-hours; see volunteer page for details.)

Looking for older news?

Check out our News page for information no longer on our home page

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