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/




Register for ICON 43 today!

Our Early Bird price is the best price. Register now.

(It's even better than our at-the-door-one-day rate!)


Rooms available at the Marriott. Book yours today!

Book your hotel room today with a choice of king or 2 double beds.

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


Have an idea for programming?

Submit your idea by July 1, 2018.


Are you an writer, artist, dealer or other industry professional?

We want your help with programming!

Let us know your ICON weekend plans and what topics you might be willing to share your knowledge about and we'll do our best to including in our weekend programming.

Tell your plans today.


T-Shirts! Get Your T-Shirts!

You have until September 15, 2018 to order your EXCLUSIVE ICON 43 t-shirt (or sweatshirt)

featuring artwork by guest Daniel Mohr.

Order your shirt now!

Shirts will be available for pickup at the Mindbridge table

starting on Friday, October 5 when the Dealers' Room opens.


Aspiring Student Writer? Check ou our FREE Student Writing Workshop.

Space is still available in our Student Writing Workshop. Register Now.
Students attending the Student Writing Workshop will be able to purchase a weekend pass

AT THE EARLY BIRD RATE until 7 PM on Friday, October 5.

Just show your Workshop badge at Registration.


Budding Student Artist?

Display one piece of art for free in our Art Show. Learn more.


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 dono on Satuday, October 6 from 11-2 again on the Donor Bus in the parking lot.

Reserve your spot today!

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.



Other Important Notices


Paradise ICON is full.


Our Dealers' Room is full.


Wylde Nept will be playing on Friday, October 5 at 9 PM.
You must register for ICON to attend.

Remember our weekend pass is cheaper than a single-day pass until mid-September.

Register now!


Our charity this year is the Rusty Hevelin Collection

at the Special Collections at the University of Iowa Library.


Get the latest ICON updates via

our Facebook page, the ICON 43 Facebook event 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