Coming back in Fall 2014, ICON,
Iowa's longest-running science fiction and fantasy convention,
is returning to the Cedar Rapids Marriott on October 31 – November 2, 2014!
We have just learned that ICON 39 is the same weekend as a home game for the Hawkeyes (and family weekend for the University of Iowa). We have been reassured by the hotel that this will not impact our sleeping room situation for the con, but we expect the hotel will fill quickly when the room block ends with non-congoers, so get your hotel room early. The cut-off date for getting a hotel reservation is October 9, 2014 so don't wait!
Check out our Guests page for more information on them
Hugo and Campbell winning author Elizabeth Bear
World Fantasy finalist author Scott Lynch
Artist Lar deSouza
Artist Megan Lara
Toastmaster Jim C. Hines
The ICON 39 concom is looking for input about Live Action Roleplaying (LARPing) at ICON 39. Do attendees want a LARP? Anyone have "running a weekend LARP at an ICON" as a line-item on their bucket list? Let us know if you want to see a LARP run at ICON 39...if you have suggestions on someone to run a LARP at ICON 39....or if you want to step up and run a LARP at ICON 39. Email suggestions, options, etc to info @ iowa-icon.com
2DKits.com is a creation of Dwayne and Dale. Playing with simple electronic circuits (in this case, blinkies),
they found it was unpleasantly expensive to create a handful of boards, as the price breaks don't kick in
until several hundred boards. And don't even get them started on the individual components...
Bid on the hottest artwork from our art show, or raise some money for our Charity. This year, our Charity is the Rusty Hevelin Collection at the Special Collections at the University of Iowa Library! For more information on the Rusty Hevelin Collection, check out the collection at blog.lib.uiowa.edu and the collection progress on tumblr.com.
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ICON is the original Convention from Mindbridge Foundation