- 12 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
- All Ages
- Kid Friendly
ICON, a 501(c)7 not-for-profit organization, 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.
Guests of Honor
Mike Mullin, author
Daniel Mohr, artist
Mike Miller, fan
Wolfie B. Bad, actor
Jim C. Hines, author and toastmaster
Joe and Gay Haldeman, ICON founders
- Art Auction
- Art Show
- Artist Alley
- Board Games
- Charity Auction
- Collectable Card Games
- Cosplay Events Without Prizes
- Dealer Room
- Fan Panels
- Free Autographs
- General Cosplay All Over
- Guest Panels
- Pick Up Games
- Role Playing Games
Barnes & Noble Fundraising Event
Each a number of authors attending ICON gather at at Barnes & Noble to meet and greet fans. This includes our author guest of honor. This event is free for the public to attend. All we ask is that you mention ICON when you make a purchase. A small portion of your purchase will support ICON and our chosen charity for the year.
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm on Thursday
Cedar Rapids Barnes & Noble, 333 Collins Rd NE Bldg 1, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
At ICON we host a fun, relaxed, casual Masquerade/Cosplay Show. We welcome all. Outfits must be “Street Legal” and we ask that you keep things PG-13 as there may be children either in the audience or on the stage.
Saturday Phen Feud
Family Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson where two families compete to name the most popular responses to survey questions in order to win cash and prizes. It is considered a spin-off of Match Game, whose panel included original host Richard Dawson.
Phen Feud is ICON’s version of Family Feud where we will have teams compete against each other for the most popular responses to phen friendly questions in order to win THE ULTIMATE ICON GAMING TROPHY and maybe a little something more.
ICON would like to host as many teams of 4 as we can for our Saturday Evening Entertainment! The DeCrane Sisters are delighted to host, have worked hard to gather the information for our questions and, of course, are keeping it in fun phen phrasing! Now, go get your teams together and contact us to reserve your spot!
Annual Blood Drive
Every year ICON partners with the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center to bring a mobile blood donation bus to our event. This is just another way ICON supports our area.
The Chocolate Ceremony
Shrouded in secrecy and held late at night, the whole of ICON gathers to pay homage to the greatest gift of the gods have ever given us.
Wylde Nept Concert
Most years we host a Wylde Nept Concert on Friday night. An ICON membership is required to attend the concert.