DemiCon 22: Here Be Dragons!

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How It works
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Here Be Dragons was never more true than in the DemiCon Artshow!! This year we welcome our Artist Guest of Honor Sarah Clemens. Her Magnus (dragon) and Loki (cat) series is a Con favorite every year. Sarah has a diverse portfolio you won’t want to miss.

The DemiCon art show is open to all interested artists, both professional and amateur. The art show allows artists to share their work with our attendees. We promote Fantasy and Science Fiction art by helping artists to display and sell their work.

In the Art Show Main Display area we show original works of art, 3-dimensional art, and single copies of prints of original art. Unless an art piece is marked "NFS - Not For Sale", our convention attendees may bid on, or buy via quick sale, any pieces in this area. Attendees will also be able to vote for the show's best amateur artist, professional artist, amateur art piece, and professional piece of art.

The Print Shop area will contain pieces for immediate sale. Pieces in Print Shop are usually prints or reproductions of published artwork (book covers or magazine illustrations).
The Artist Workspace is open to attending artists, who wish to work at the convention, perform demonstrations, and create works of art to auction for charity, share ideas with other artists and anything else that they wish to do. This will be located outside the Art Show itself.

Starting this year artists will fill out the necessary paper work online. All artists please print 2 copies of paper work one for you records and one to send with your artwork.
Attendees will be able to and make quick sale purchases and to bid on pieces in the Display area and purchase print shop pieces during the normal art show hours.


All Mail In and Walk In Artists must complete the following steps to submit art to DemiCon’s Artshow

1. Click on the following link
2. Create a user name and password
3. Send an email to . Please include the user name you created in the email.
4. Once you have received a response email, log in using the user name and password you created in step 2 at the following link
5. Follow directions located on the left hand side of the screen. To print forms you will need Adobe Reader.
6. Contact with any problems or questions.

PDF of Step by Step instructions of How to Do Forms Online

Mail In Artist please send artwork to:
% Monica McDonald
3218 Cambridge Street
Des Moines, IA 50313

All mail in art must be received by April 26, 2011

The Artshow Hours are:

2:00 PM
6:00 PM
10:00 AM
5:00 PM
Saturday - Art Auction
6:00 PM
7:30 PM
10:00 AM
2:00 PM

Convention attendees will pay for and pick up any art they purchase from the Display Area or from the Auction on Sunday from 10AM to 12PM.

Artists check in on Friday 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. If the above check in times do not work please contact

Artists check out on Sunday from 12PM to 2PM.
Like many sci-fi & fantasy convention art shows, DemiCon's show is run entirely by volunteer workers. All Con-goers who visit the art show are asked (politely, of course!) to check their bags and drinks with the volunteer stationed at the art show's "main table" in order to protect the artists work. Volunteers also help hang and organize the displayed artwork.
Please help us out and volunteer in the Art Show.


  • Print Shop sales are handled on a cash-and-carry basis.
  • All Main Display area pieces with two or more bids, as well as prize-winning art (excluding Not For Sale items), will go to voice auction on Saturday evening. Pieces are then sold to the highest bidder.
  • If a quick sale price is available for a display area work of art, a buyer may purchase that piece immediately for that price, but only if the piece has received no bids. Artwork that has received even one bid is not sold via quick sale. Unsold art can also be purchased at the quick sale price on Sunday.
  • Although an art piece receiving no bids may be purchased for the quick sale price at any time, no art will be removed from the Main Display area before the auction Saturday night. Buyers may pick up their quick sale purchases on Sunday. If the buyer will not be attending the Convention on Sunday, they can pick up purchases after the auction Saturday night, if such arrangements have been made in advance with the art show department head, contact .

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DemiCon - Des Moines' Annual Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention
Hosted by DMSFS - Des Moines Science Fiction Society, Ltd.
Held at Holiday Inn Northwest, 4800 Merle Hay Road, Des Moines, IA

Artwork used with permission from Sarah Clemens and Heather McBride.
© 2011 - DMSFS. All Rights Reserved.

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