Guests of Honor


Author - Mike Mullin -



Mike Mullin first discovered he could make money writing in sixth grade. His teacher, Mrs. Brannon, occasionally paid students for using unusual words.


Mike’s first sale as a writer earned 10 cents for one word: tenacious.


Since then, Mike has always been involved with literature. One of his early jobs was shelving books at Central Library in Indianapolis. Later, he paid his way through graduate school in part by serving as a reference assistant for Indiana University’s library. Mike has worked in his mother’s business, Kids Ink Children’s Bookstore, for more than twenty years, serving at various times as a store manager, buyer, school and library salesperson, and marketing consultant.


Mike wrote his first novel in elementary school—Captain Poopy’s Sewer Adventures. He’s been writing more or less non-stop ever since. His published works include ASHFALL, ASHEN WINDER, SUNRISE and DARLA'S STORY.


Mike holds a black belt in Songahm Taekwondo. He lives in Indianapolis with his wife and her three cats.



Artist - Daniel Mohr -



Daniel writes and draws the web comic Everyday Gods which debuted in 2007, and draws the web comic World Wide News as well. Life is a Natural One is a new straight to print comic that Daniel created for a Wisconsin paper, but is bring converted to a comic book medium. He is known for his Top Hat, puppet companion, and being an equal opportunity offender; howeber is promises to be good for at least five minutes a day. As well as being an artist, Daniel as performed in many threatrical productionsk from community theaters to professional work. Acting has always been a great passion of his. Currently he lives with his wife in St Paul where they run Mohl Creations together selling his artwork and her custom made fine jewlery. Daniel also has is own publishing company, Wolfie B Bad Productions.



Fan - Mike Miller



One of ICON's founders, Mike has been been to nearly all ICONs including the first ICON back in 1975.



Actor - Wolfie B Bad -



Cute, fluffy, uhh, well cute and fluffy.

Click here to see Wolfie B Bad on Youtube



Toastmaster - Jim C. Hines


Jim C. Hines' first novel was Goblin Quest, the humorous tale of a nearsighted goblin runt and his pet fire-spider. Actor and author Wil Wheaton described the book as “too f***ing cool for words,” which is pretty much the Best Blurb Ever. After finishing the goblin trilogy, he went on to write the Princess series of fairy tale retellings and the Magic ex Libris books, a modern-day fantasy series about a magic-wielding librarian, a dryad, a secret society founded by Johannes Gutenberg, a flaming spider, and an enchanted convertible. He's also the author of the Fable Legends tie-in Blood of Heroes.


His short fiction has appeared in more than 50 magazines and anthologies. Jim is an active blogger about topics ranging from sexism and harassment to zombie-themed Christmas carols, and won the Hugo Award for Best Fan Writer in 2012. He has an undergraduate degree in psychology and a Masters in English, and lives with his wife and two children in mid-Michigan. You can find him online at



Mama and Papa of ICON - Joe and Gay Haldeman




Joe is an American science fiction author. He is best known for his 1974 novel The Forever War.

He has been a published author since 1969; his first short story was published in Galaxy Magazine.

Joe has won:

5 Hugo Awards

5 Nebula Awards

1 Grand Master Nebula Award

3 Locus Readers Poll Awards

1 World Fantasy Award

1 John Campbell Award

1 James Tiptree Award

2 Asimov’s Poll Award

and has been nominated for 57 other Awards







ICON, the longest running Science Fiction Convention in Iowa

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