ICON is Iowa's longest running Science Fiction and Fantasy convention


2017's ICON 42 is over!

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ICON 43:Eruption which will be

October 5-7, 2018



ICON 42's wonderful Guests of Honor:


Author - Wesley Chu http://wesleychu.com/

Theatre Artist - H. Russ Brown http://www.hrussbrown.com/

Fan - Sheril Harper

Toastmaster - Jim C. Hines http://www.jimchines.com/

Mama and Papa of ICON - Joe and Gay Haldeman http://www.joehaldeman.com/


Many additional writers and artists will be present as well!


Programming grid is now available on the Programming page and the program book is online

at http://iowa-icon.com/ICON-Program-Books/pdf/ICON-42-2017-Program-Book.pdf!


Pre-registration was available until midnight Friday September 15, 2017. You can register on-site starting at 2 pm on Friday Septembe 29th at the Cedar Rapids Marriott. There is no charge for children ages 0 to 12 with accompanying paid adult registration.


If you are a student attending the Student Writing Workshop you will be able to purchase an ICON membership at the pre-registration price with your SWW Badge until 7 PM on Friday Sep 29th.


The ICON 42 online game by Marv Howard is online for playing

at www.howardkeep.com/mhoward/games/ICON_2017/index.php


Pre-orders for T-shirts is over, a limited number will be available for sale at ICON.


A partial list of dealers is on the News page


Wlyde Nept will be playing Friday evening at 9 PM


New this year - A Variety Show!


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


We want your blood!

If you can donate blood, the blood mobile will be present Saturday from 10:30AM until 2PM.

You can walk in on site, or pick a time in advance by clicking here!


All dealer tables are sold.


Our social media links: ICON on Facebook, ICON42 Event on Facebook, Twitter and Google+!


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