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

Weekend Highlights

All programming is subject to change.

Thursday

  • Barnes and Noble Signing, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM


Friday

  • Opening Ceremonies
  • The Kirkwood Eagle Bots are setting up a game of Radiation.
  • ConSuite Cake Reveals
  • Melty Beads Workshops
  • DAGOBAH Readers Group
  • Wylde Nept
  • Wolfie Answers All and Tell More

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All programming is subject to change.

Saturday

  • Lanterns with Obon Craft
  • Saving Brinton Movie Screening
  • First Time Attendees Breakfast
  • Author Readings
  • Art & Charity Auction
  • Masquerade
  • Chocolate Ceremony

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All programming is subject to change.

Sunday

  • Peter Balesteri from the University of Iowa will be collecting oral histories of Rusty Hevelin.
  • Make Your Own Sketchbook
  • Bulwer-Lytton and Vogon Poetry Contests. Download the entry forms.
  • SF/F What to watch on TV Panel
  • Closing Ceremonies

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All programming is subject to change.

Plus more!

All programming is subject to change.

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.

Convention Hours

Registration

  • Friday from 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM, 8:30 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Saturday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • Sunday from 9:00 AM to Noon
  • Purchase your ICON 44 Membership on Sunday between 9 AM and 3 PM.

Dealers' Room

  • Friday from 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Sunday from 10 AM to 3 PM

Gaming Room
(Cedar Rapids and Dogwood Rooms)

  • Friday from Noon to Midnight
  • Saturday from 9 AM to midnight
  • Sunday from 10 AM open to 2 PM

All games must be checked into Mindbridge Game Library by Noon on Sunday.

Consuite

  • Friday from 9 PM to 2 AM
  • Saturday from 8 AM to 2 AM
  • Sunday from 8 AM to 2 PM

Art Show

  • Friday from 2 PM to 6 PM
  • Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM
  • Art and Charity Auction at 6:30 PM on Saturday.
  • Sunday from 9 AM to Noon

Karaoke in the Waterloo Room
(Room 204)

  • Friday from 7 PM to 3 AM
  • Saturday from 8 PM to 3 AM

Quick Announcements

Register for ICON

Early Bird Registration is open. Register online 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.


Volunteer Early. Volunteer Often!

  • 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!


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


Help with Phen Feud

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

Play now.


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
17 days to go.

About ICON

ICON is a Mindbridge Foundation project, a 501(c)7 Not-For-Profit Organization. ICON 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.