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DemiCon 16: July 29-31, 2005

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The schedule is continuing to evolve and a final version will be posted at DemiCon.

Programming Highlights

The schedule is taking shape. There are some wonderful items planned. Here are a few highlights.

  • DemiCon 16 Blood Drive - DemiCon is pleased to announce it's first Blood Drive in conjunction with the Heinlein Society and The Blood Center of Central Iowa. This is our chance to "Pay it Forward". We hope to make this an annual event so please help us be successful by donating blood. You can view the eligibility requirements or signup to donate at the Iowa Blood Center . You can also sign up online via the Heinlein society web page on the blood drive page or contact us at Signup will also be available at the convention.
  • Workshops and Limited Attendance Panels
    • Cell Painting: Learn about and paint your own Anime-type Cel. Attendance is limited to 15 persons.
    • Kanji Writing: Learn the basics of writing Japanese Kanji. Attendance is limited to persons 10-17 years of age.
    • An Hour with Brad Linaweaver: Spend an hour with our Author Guest. Attendance is limited to 12 people.
    • Vogon Poetry contest: Write poetry like the Vogon's. Participants have until 6PM Saturday to sign up for this contest. You will get the opportunity to read your poetry for our judges. Prizes will be awarded.
    • Create your own Sci Fi/Fantasy Light Switch Plate: Participants will have an opportunity to create a light switch plate for their house. Single switch plates and many pictures to choose from will be provided to the participants or you can provide your own picture (something out of a magazine or a calendar works well, but not a photograph). The cost will be $1.00 per attendee to recoop costs for materials for the workshop. Attendence is limited to 20 people.
    You may register for a workshop using email by sending your name and the workshop(s) you want to participate in to: or use the form below. Sign up will also be available at the convention.
  • Boffo Friday - Our local Boffo fanatics present a panel on fighting with Boffo swords. Audience participation is optional.
  • Family friendly filk Panel - Join Dave Reed, Robert Uy and Diane Dunlap on Saturday for Filk for all ages.
  • “Rum by Gum” - This years alternative to Martini Wars will be held in the "ConSuite at the End of the Universe."

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