Help us raise money for Mindbridge

Shop at the Barnes and Noble in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Thursday, October 31 and help us raise money for Mindbridge to fund future conventions. Our fundraising goal is $1500.

Stop by between 6 pm and 8 pm and meet authors who will be attending ICON 44 including guest of honor, Pat Murphy.

Download the coupon

Don’t live in the area? The coupon has the details about making a purchase online!

Help us setup ICON

We need help at 4:30 PM in Coralville and 6:00 PM in Cedar Rapids to load, unload and setup for ICON supplies.

See the event on Facebook for more details

Get a Sneak Peek at Programming!

A tentative programming schedule is available for viewing and downloading.

Keep in mind the schedule is subject to change at anytime between now and during the weekend of the convention.

View the schedule now

The Bloodmobile will be at ICON 44

November 1 to 3, 2019

the Marriott, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Guests of Honor
Pat Murphy, author
Mystie Hollaman, fan
Shawn Palek, artist guest of honor
Misty Palek, artist guest of honor
Kat Pepmiller, costumer/cosplay artist guest of honor
Susan Leabhart, toastmaster
View Guest Bios and the ICON 44 staff listing

Register online now
Book your hotel room

Join Us at ICON 44!

Register Now Adults (13 & up) Children (12 & Under)
Early Bird rate
(Weekend Pass)
$55.00 Free with paid adult
Benefactor $110.00 N/A
Paradise ICON $100.00 N/A
At-the-Door Weekend Pass $70.00 Free with paid adult
At-the-Door Friday Pass $40.00 Free with paid adult
At-the-Door Saturday Pass $50.00 Free with paid adult
At-the-Door Sunday Pass $30.00 Free with paid adult

See who is in the Dealers’ Room!

Host a Fan Table at ICON 44!

ICON will be providing tables for fannish groups to promote themselves at ICON 44.  This includes SF/Fantasy/Steampunk/writing/etc clubs, groups, and conventions.  There is no cost for these tables.  The tables will NOT be for the purpose of sale of merchandise; but selling memberships to conventions, or dues for organizations, is permitted.  These tables will be in the common space in front of the function areas on the first floor of the hotel.  Fen attending the tables do not require memberships, but will only have access to the dealer room and art show without a membership.

Reserve your fan table

A Word About Our Theme

Unpacking non-binary reality…

The world is not left or right, black or white, male or female, us or them, or Star Trek or Star Wars. It is a spectrum, a wide canvas of multiple hues and shades of grey. The foundation of the theme this year is inclusivity and debunking the myths and misinformation that seem rampant at times. We wanted to bridge gaps in knowledge and open dialogues. All we ask is that you listen and try to hear those of differing points of view. You may agree or you may disagree, but if you can’t buy an idea, opt to rent it for a time. Please be respectful and kind. Discussion is cool, but someone’s existence or validity is never up for debate. We are all people.

Charity Auction Donations

The Haunted Bookshop (Iowa City)
M and M Bookstore (Cedar Rapids)
Prairie Lights Bookstore (Iowa City)
the Marriott, Cedar Rapids, IA
Hills Bank and Trust

Our Charity Auction which will benefit the James Tiptree, Jr. Foundation. Interested in donating? Send us a message with the details about your donation.

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Coming Soon!

Mark your calendars for ICON 45!
October 9-11, 2020
the Marriott, Cedar Rapids

About ICON

ICON is a Mindbridge Foundation project, a 501(c)7 Not-For-Profit Organization. ICON is Iowa’s longest-running, fan-organized science fiction and fantasy convention held in the fall of each year. Each convention features authors, artists, panels and workshops, gaming, parties, an art show, music, a dealers room and more.