Hello, and welcome to V-ICON! Here you will find a list of what you can do at V-ICON and where you can find events.
–Video Stream Schedule containing programming and presentations
Video Stream on Twitch
Many of our programs are pre-recorded. If it’s pre-recorded look for the presenter in Twitch’s chat window.
If I program is being streamed live at the convention you will see that indicated in the description.
|7:00 PM CST||Opening Ceremonies – the shortest Opening Ceremonies in ICON’s history|
|7:05 PM CST||TICC 19 – yes you read that right, we are bringing you the TICC skit from ICON19.|
|8:00 PM CST||Wylde Nept Concert -If you don’t know who they are, you should Google them.|
|9:00 AM CST||Cheap Copies: The Rise of Amateur Printing: Fanzines and the “Mimeograph Revolution” – with the University of Iowa Archives.|
|9:30 AM CST||Who is Tigrina? Exploring Identity in Early SF Fandom – with the University of Iowa Archives.|
|10:00 AM CST||I wrote a book! Now what? – with Erin Casey. Look for her in Twitch’s chat window during the presentation.|
|11:00 AM CST||Toxic Geek Culture – Lets Talk about it Live at the con with Alex Penland & Erin Casey.|
|12:00 PM CST||How to make ramen – The Penticoff’s invite you into their kitchen for a cooking lesson.|
|12:30 PM CST||Art Show – Join the Art Show staff for a live Q&A about what’s in the show and how to bid.|
|1:00 PM CST||Diversity and representation issues in Fandom – live panel with Alex Penland, Erin Casey, and Jim Hines|
|2:00 PM CST||Joe and Gay Haldeman interviewed by Jenny Carhoff – Joe Haldeman is a local author and one of the founders of ICON.|
|3:00 PM CST||Paradise Author Readings – Live author readings from Paradise ICON, a writers workshop run by Catherine Schaff-Stump.|
|4:00 PM CST||Co-writing Getting Through Writers Block – live panel with Erin Casey, Catrina Taylor, Jolene Buchheit, Mark Wandry|
|5:00 PM CST||Visions of Machine Learning: Skynet or C3P0 – presentation by Tony Penticoff.|
|6:00 PM CST||Violet Realm – Science Fiction and Fantasy Writer’s Room, run by Erin Casey from Iowa City’s The Writer’s Rooms.|
|7:00 PM CST||Gene Coon – The Heart of Star Trek presentation by Matt Mckeever.|
|8:00 PM CST||Dungeon Masters Workshop – live with Tony Penticoff|
|9:00 PM CST||Costume Contest Winners Announced|
|9:30 PM CST||Wylde Nept Concert – encore|
|10:00 PM CST||Wylde Nept Concert – encore (ends 10:45)|
|11:00 PM CST||Chocolate Ceremony|
If you aren’t interested in what’s happening on V-ICON’s Twitch page head on over to Discord for fan text chats, author readings, and the video chat rooms.
Text chats found on Discord.
Juvenile Fiction: It’s not just for kids – Book recommendations and fan chat.
|Feel Good Science Fiction and Fantasy – Book recommendations and fan chat.|
What have you been binging on? – Whether tv-series or books share and discuss what you have been binging on in 2020.
|Virtual Gaming – Has your gaming gone virtual? Are you looking to? Share and discuss options, resources, and suggestions here.|
How Geek Culture prepared me for 2020 – Did you have a stache of toilet paper in preparation for a zombie invasion?, used your larping skills to make a protest shield like this guy , or showed a non-geek friend how to join a virtual game? Tell us how being a geek has helped you survive 2020.
Costuming with what’s on hand – It’s almost Halloween. You — or your children or partner or parents or etc. — want to dress up! But costumes don’t count as essential, and the economy’s a mess, and maybe you just don’t want to go out. What fun/amazing/spooky/adorable/hilarious/awe-inspiring costumes can you create from things you have around your home?
“Don’t Get Me Started…” – Challenge fellow con attendees to go into an angry rant on random prompts.
Audio Chat Room+ (the ConSuite)
What is a ConSuite without food? A place to catch up with your con friends and fellow geeks. What’s the plus? Sometimes it turns into a video chat room.
|9:00 AM CST||ConSuite – grab a virtual cookie and chat about life|
|10:00 AM CST||Craft & Chat – Grab you craft materials and sit and chat in the ConSuite with fellow crafters. Video will be turned on this hour.|
|11:00 AM CST||Con Suite – grab a virtual cookie and chat about life|
|12:00 PM CST||Author Meet & Greet – Want to meet some of the authors at V-ICON, this is your chance! Video will be turned on this hour.|
|1:00 PM CST||Con Suite – grab a virtual cookie and chat about life|
|2:00 PM CST||Con Suite – grab a virtual cookie and chat about life|
|3:00 PM CST||Mindbridge Open Meeting – Mindbridge provides resources to people interested in Science Fiction and related areas. They are the organization behind ICON, AnimeIowa, and Gamicon. Come to the meeting to find out more. Video will be turned on this hour.|
|4:00 PM CST||Con Suite – grab a virtual cookie and chat about life|
|5:00 PM CST||Pet Show and tell – Show off your furry and/or scaly significant other. Video will be turned on this hour.|
|6:00 PM CST||Con Suite – grab a virtual cookie and chat about life|
|7:00 PM||Con Suite – grab a virtual cookie and chat about life|
|8:00 PM CST||Con Suite – grab a virtual cookie and chat about life|
|9:00 PM CST||Tales from the Gazebo – Share your epic adventures from Dungeons & Dragons or other gaming experiences.|
|10:00 PM CST||Con Suite – grab a virtual cookie and chat about life|
|11:00 PM CST||Con Suite – grab a virtual cookie and chat about life|
Find videos of author readings at the top of the text chat with their name. This year we have:
|Jim C Hines|
|Beth Hudson Wheeler|
Gaming is being run by our sister convention Gamicon. See the Gaming page to find out more.
|Time||Track 1||Track 2|
|9:00 AM||Escape From Elturgard – Jon Maakestad|
Foundations of Rome Preview – Michele Maakestad
Imp of the Perverse – James Shannon
Trogdor the Board game – Tim Rudzianski
Santorini – Amanda Bowersox
Nefarious – Amanda Bowersox
Mint Works – Amanda Bowersox
Subway Runners – James Shannon
Go Nuts for Donuts – Amanda Bowersox
The Night Cage Preview – Michele Maakestad