Icon (Iowa)

(For all of the various flavors of "I-Con" and "Icon", see ICON.)

Icon is a regional convention held in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area of Iowa since 1975, usually in late October or early November. It is sponsored by Mindbridge Foundation

It is the oldest and largest con in Iowa.

Convention Dates Guests
Icon (Iowa) 1 October 31-November 2, 1975 Roger Zelazny, Duck's Breath Mystery Theatre
Icon (Iowa) 2 November 5-7, 1976 Frank Herbert, Mike Glicksohn
Icon (Iowa) 3 October 28-30, 1977 Joe Haldeman, Gay Haldeman
Icon (Iowa) 4 November 9-11, 1979 Gene Wolfe, Rusty Hevelin, Moebius Theatre
Icon (Iowa) 5 November 7-9, 1980 Gordon R. Dickson, Bob Passovoy, Anne Passovoy
Icon (Iowa) 6 October 31-November 1, 1981 Phyllis Eisenstein, Dave Martin
Icon (Iowa) 7 November 5-7, 1982 Poul Anderson, Gregory Frost, Rusty Hevelin, Mark Moore
Icon (Iowa) 8 October 21-23, 1983 C. J. Cherryh, Rob Chilson
Icon (Iowa) 9 October 26-28, 1984 Dean Ing, Robin Bailey, Bob Tucker
Icon (Iowa) 10 October 25-27, 1985 George R. R. Martin, Joe Haldeman
Icon (Iowa) 11 October 24-26, 1986 Robert Asprin, Phil Foglio
Icon (Iowa) 12 October 16-18, 1987 Glen Cook, Dick Spelman
Icon (Iowa) 13 January 20-22, 1988 Joel Rosenberg, Algis Budrys, Mickey Zucker Reichert, Darlene Coltrain
Icon (Iowa) 14 October 13-15, 1989 Frederik Pohl, P. D. Breeding-Black, Lucy Synk, Elizabeth Anne Hull
Icon (Iowa) 15 September 28-30, 1990 Philip José Farmer, Erin McKee, Roy Dotrice
Icon (Iowa) 16 October 12-13, 1991 Steven Brust, Bob and Nonie Quinlan
Icon (Iowa) 17 October 7-9, 1992 Mercedes Lackey, Larry Dixon, Rex Bryant
Icon (Iowa) 18 October 8-10, 1993 Suzette Haden Elgin, Jody Lee, Nancy and Martin McClure
Icon (Iowa) 19 October 14-16, 1994 Gregory Frost, Robert Daniels Jr., Joe Haldeman
Icon (Iowa) 20 October 6-8, 1995 Steven Barnes, Phil Hester, Myrna Logan
Icon (Iowa) 21 October 11-13, 1996 Emma Bull, Will Shetterly, Tadao Tomomatsu
Icon (Iowa) 22 October 10-12, 1997 John M. Ford, Kaja Foglio, William "Bear" Reed
Icon (Iowa) 23 October 16-18, 1998 Charles de Lint, Forrest Ackerman
Icon (Iowa) 24 October 29-31, 1999 Peter Beagle , Bill Johnson, Charles Piehl
Icon (Iowa) 25 October 13-15, 2000 Harry Turtledove, "Orange Mike" Lowrey
Icon (Iowa) 26 October 12-14, 2001 L. E. Modesitt, Jr., Denise Garner, Dennis Lynch
Icon (Iowa) 27 October 18-20, 2002 Jennifer Roberson, John Garner, Les & Jeannette Roth
Icon (Iowa) 28 October 10-12, 2003 David Drake, Lee Seed, Gregg Parmentier
Icon (Iowa) 29 October 8-10, 2004 Joe Haldeman, Beth Hansen, Gay Haldeman
Icon (Iowa) 30 October 28-31, 2005 Sarah Zettel, Jael, Arlene Martel
Icon (Iowa) 31 October 13-15, 2006 C. S. Friedman, Larry Price
Icon (Iowa) 32 November 2-4, 2007 Jack McDevitt, Ralph J. Ryan
Icon (Iowa) 33 October 31-November 2, 2008 Tanya Huff, Alan M. Clark, Richard Klemensen
Icon (Iowa) 34 October 23-25, 2009 Jim C. Hines, Heather Bruton
Icon (Iowa) 35 November 5-7, 2010 Cory Doctorow, Daniel Dociu, Susan Leabhart
Icon (Iowa) 36 October 28-30, 2011 Jane Yolen, Steve Thomas
Icon (Iowa) 37 November 2-4, 2012 Steven Erikson, Mike Cole
Icon (Iowa) 38 November 15-16, 2013 Nancy Kress, Ellen Datlow, Jack Skillingstead, Joe Haldeman, Gay Haldeman
Icon (Iowa) 39 October 31-November 2, 2014 Elizabeth Bear, Scott Lynch, Lar de Souza, Megan Lara
Icon (Iowa) 40 October 16-18, 2015 David Gerrold, Sarah Clemens, Ann Lelie, Kalli McCandless, Joe Haldeman, Gay Haldeman
Icon (Iowa) 41 October 28-30, 2016 Seanan McGuire, Arden Ellen Nixon, Inger Myers, Laura Mixon, Steven Gould
Icon (Iowa) 42 September 29-October 1, 2017 Wesley Chu, H. Russ Brown, Sheril Harper, Joe Haldeman, Gay Haldeman

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