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


ICON 43 will be October 5 to 7, 2018


Our wonderful Guests of Honor:


Author - Mike Mullin - http://mikemullinauthor.com/

Artist - Daniel Mohr - http://wolfiebbad.com/

Fan - Mike Miller, one of ICON's founders

Actor - Wolfie B Bad - http://wolfiebbad.com/

Click here to see Wolfie B Bad on Youtube

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!

Book your hotel room today with a choice of king or 2 double beds by clicking here

or call the Marriott reservation team directly at 1-800-396-2153 and specify "ICON 2018"


Have a Programming suggestion?  Click here to submit it.


Online pre-registration is now available and is your best price!

You can also register on-site starting at 2 pm on Friday October 5, 2018 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott.

There is no charge for children ages 0 to 12 with accompanying paid adult registration.


Paradise ICON is full.


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 Oct 5th.


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 running 11-2 again on the Donor Bus in the parking lot.

You can sign up early at https://www.bloodcenterimpact.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/72118

If you have questions about the process of donating blood or if you are eligible to donate you can email Megan Dee at mdee @ mvrbc.org


As of May 21, 2018 the dealers room is full!


Wylde Nept will be playing Friday evening at 9 PM


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


Our social media links: ICON on Facebook, ICON43 Event on Facebook and Twitter!


Click here for About us, our history, first 42 program books and pictures

and here for other conventions.



ICON 43 Eruption by Daniel Mohr


ICON, the longest running Science Fiction Convention in Iowa

(c)1975-2017 Mindbridge Foundation

ICON 43 Eruption by Daniel Mohr
ICON 43 Eruption by Daniel Mohr
ICON 43 Eruption by Daniel Mohr