Registration for ICON 42 may be done either by US Mail, on-site during the convention or by PayPal.


On-site registration will be available:

Friday Sep 29 from 2PM to 7PM and 8:30PM to 10PM

(not available during opening ceremonies)

Saturday Sep 30 from 9AM to 7PM

Sunday Oct 1 from 9AM to noon


ICON 43 (2018) pre-registration will be available on Sunday Oct 1 from 10 AM to 3PM


Adult is 13up|Before Sep 15|At The Door|

Weekend      |       $45   |   $65     |

Friday only |not available|   $30     |

Saturday only|not available|   $45     |

Sunday only  |not available|   $20     |

Benefactor   |   $100      |   $100    |

Paradise ICON|   $100      |unavailable|

Under 13 is free with adult membership |


Online registration is now closed. On site registration will open at 2 pm on Friday September 29, 2017 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott.


You will not receive a ticket.

When you come to ICON, please bring your photo ID to the registration table to pick up your badge.

While you shouldn't need copy of your paypal receipt as well, it never hurts to bring it.


You can also check out our FAQ on registration.


Going to another convention? Help us spread the word about this year's ICON by downloading and printing a few copies of our promotional flyer  ICON 42 Poster 8.5x11.pdf here. If you need printed copies, please contact and we'll get you hooked up.

We also have several poster size PDFs available for download on our Publicity page.


You can also pre-register by paper mail by downloading icon42mailinreg.pdf


Registration types


You MUST have a membership to attend ICON programming events.

Youth and child members must attend the convention with an adult.


Benefactor Benefits


Admission to ICON

Listed in program book

Preferred seating in front row at Opening Ceremonies Friday evening

Preferred seating in front row at GOH panel on Saturday

Invitation to the Sunday morning brunch with the Guests Of Honor

Preferred seating in front row at Closing Ceremonies on Sunday


Adult (13+) Benefits


Admission to ICON - the convention, Art Show, Dealers Room, Con Suite, Wylde Nept concert, etc.


Youth (0-12) Benefits


Same as Adult except must be accompanied by an Adult at all times.


There will be Writers Workshops again this year.


Student Writers Workshop - a Writers Workshop for High School and College Students on Friday afternoon


Paradise ICON is limited to 10 people

Requires registration specifically for Paradise ICON and includes one Adult ICON membership


For more information on the Writers Workshops see Writers Workshops.




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