ICON Iowa Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
ICON is an annual science fiction convention held in the Cedar Rapids/ Iowa City area of Iowa since 1975, usually in late October or early November, under the auspices of the Mindbridge Foundation, a not-for-profit foundation also responsible for AnimeIowa and Gamicon. The organization was a branching off of the Science Fiction League of Iowa Students, which was founded by author Joe Haldeman. It is the oldest science fiction convention in Iowa. View ICON Wikipedia Page
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Patrick (Patch) is a total nerd and can usually be found buzzing around ICON as a panelist/moderator, running Info Desk, or checking out the Dealer's Hall. With The Writers' Rooms, they run the Rainbow Room for queer writers, write SFF and spoken word poetry, and play in four different TTRPG groups. Their mild-mannered secret identity is as a student mental health counselor. Get them talking about stories or brains at your own risk!
A multi-faceted geek: Tabletop games, typography & graphic design, wood working, various crafts, science fiction, gardening, cat rescue. He and his wife, Ange, have been attending Icon (and other SF conventions) for 26 years, and on staff at Icon for 20 years. WARNING: He has an associative memory for Dad jokes, and may spontaneously start punning without warning. He has no kids, yet tells Dad Jokes; does this make him a faux pa??
lives in central Iowa. During ICON you can usually find her in the Art Show as the chair of the show. An artist herself, she enjoys sharing the various artworks with the attendees & facilitating them in finding their next favorite piece of art! When she isn't occupied with ICON, she is working her job as a customer service rep, doing theater, gardening, taking care of her critters, or crafting & making art.
A science enthusiast and a geek of many different fandoms. He is rather new to ICON, first attending for ICON 42 by recommendation of Mindbridge, and has kept returning to help out where he can. Loves telling terrible jokes, but no comedy agents have bothered returning any phone calls.