But never fear - ICON is coming back in 2017, check back in a few days for more information!
Writer Guest Seanan McGuire
Artist Guest Arden Ellen Nixon
Fan Guest - Inger Myers
Special Guests - Laura Mixon and Steven Gould
Toastmaster and Author Jim C. Hines
and many more!
For a list of 44 food options near the hotel, click on this link to a google map.
It's too late to pre-Order your shirt but a few limited sizes in lime green will be available for sale at the convention.
Confirmed artists so far for the ICON 41 Art Show include:
John Garner, Denise Garner, Susan Leabhart, Kim and Aric Stewart, Brian Goudie, Maia Sanders, Arden Nixon, April Robinson,Jessica Whitlatch, Ralph Ryan, Karen and Catherine Roop, Lubov, Sara Clemens, Christine Mitzuk, Patrick Kennedy, and Teresa Mather.
And we should still have room for walk-ins on Friday, plus student art will arrive Friday to be hung!
Come and look at their art, place a bid or buy on quick sale if you're the first.
In addition, there will be a selection of items in the Print Shop!
An Icon Tradition, Wylde Nept will return to perform their original music at 9 PM Friday evening, along with some English versions of Irish versions of some old Scottish songs. For more information on Wylde Nept, see our Programming page.
DreamCon is a wonderful opportunity for high school and college students interested in writing. Registration for Dreamcon is NOW open! See DreamCon Workshop for information on DreamCon IV which will be on Friday October 28, 2016 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott!
We expect there will again be a free Pre-Icon Barnes & Noble Signing again this year on Thursday October 27 from 6:30PM to 8:00PM at the Cedar Rapids Barnes & Noble, 333 Collins Rd NE Bldg 1, Northland Square SC, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402. Check back in September for more information!
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Bid on the hottest artwork from our art show, or raise some money for our Charities. This year, our Charities are the Rusty Hevelin Collection at the Special Collections at the University of Iowa Library and the Iowa Raptor Project at the Macbride Nature Recreation Area.
For more information on the Rusty Hevelin Collection, check out the collection at blog.lib.uiowa.edu and the collection progress on tumblr.com.
For more information on the Iowa Raptor Project check out http://recserv.uiowa.edu/iowaraptorproject. and for more information on the Macbride Nature Recreation Area check out http://recserv.uiowa.edu/mnra.
Note: On June 1, 2016, the Macbride Raptor Project changed its name to the Iowa Raptor Project to better represent the scope of their work and their new vision to focus on research and education.
This year we have a special programming track for children. More information will be coming soon. Important: Anyone under 12 must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Our children's programming track is not day care.
ICON is the original Convention from Mindbridge Foundation