An independent, fan-run convention for 47 years

ICON traces its origins back to the Science Fiction League of Iowa Students, founded by Joe Haldeman at the University of Iowa. Now a fan-run, volunteer-staffed project of the Mindbridge Foundation, ICON boasts a dedicated membership and award-winning Guests of Honor.


ICON 47: The Prime Universe – Celebrating How Alternate Universes Intersect with Our Own

We are proud to announce our Guests of Honor as Nicholas Meyer, famed for his varied involvement in film and literature ranging from Star Trek to Sherlock Holmes, and Mitch Bentley, award-winning artist of spacescapes, magical realism, and visionary works. Our featured charity this year is Freedom to Read.

Sponsor ICON 47!

All sponsorships receive a shout-out over our social media and at Opening Ceremonies and Closing Ceremonies, as well as a listing in our Program Book and on our website.

Bronze Sponsorship – $60

Bronze Sponsors get all sponsorship benefits, and a quarter-page ad in our program book!

Silver Sponsorship – $85

Silver Sponsors get all sponsorship benefits, and a half-page ad in our program book!

Gold Sponsorship – $125

Gold Sponsors get all sponsorship benefits, and a full-page ad in our program book!

Platinum Sponsorship – $400

Platinum Sponsors get all benefits of Gold sponsorship and the gratitude of all of ICON for sponsoring a Guest of Honor or Department!

Reserve a space at our Art Show, or a Fan or Dealer Table!

We offer spaces for visual artists to display and sell their work, as well as tables in our Dealer Hall for merchandise. For an outreach-focused presence at ICON, we offer Fan Tables, which are typically centrally located near our Dealer Hall for maximum foot traffic.

Donate to our Charity Auction!

Every year we hold an auction for a featured charity. We welcome any and all items for this purpose, as well as programming materials, gifts for Guests of Honor and Benefactors, and promotional materials.

Contact Patrick Casey on the Convention Committee for more information at
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