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

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


Hotel Rooms Are Available!

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.


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


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


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.



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