Programming

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DemiCon is an interactive adventure with all sorts of amazing ways to be involved. Check out some of the program areas we have available and view the programming grid.

If you like what you see please remember that a con does not run itself. With your help we can make it the best weekend ever for sci-fi, fantasy, and gaming fans in Iowa. You can volunteer, run your own panel, and more!

The deadline to sign-up to run your own panel is March 1, 2020. We will accept submissions after March 1, but we will not be able to guarantee fitting you on the schedule. If you would like to run a panel, workshop, gaming session, or some other programming at DemiCon 31 please contact programming@demicon.org (for gaming contact gaming@demicon.org).

If you have any questions or need to make any changes, please contact programming@demicon.org (for gaming contact gaming@demicon.org).

Contests

DemiCon typically hosts a wide range of contests to suit many interests. All are welcome to participate.

Contests:

DemiCon Channel

DemiCon will have one of the hotel’s in-house television channels, and we’ll play popular panels from past cons, TICC performances, and so much more. Even while you’re in your hotel room, you’ll be able to view a live feed of Opening Ceremonies, music performances, Masquerade/Cospaly, and panels… with some surprises thrown in.

The Channel Guide will be posted at the convention!

Filking

Got Filk? What is Filk?

Filk is usually associated with music parodies (á la Weird Al). Most of what we call “filk” consists of parodies, SCA songs, folk or Celtic songs, silly songs, or whatever songs people want to share. Really narrows it down, doesn’t it? We have plenty of filking at DemiCon, mostly run in a “Bardic circle” format. In this format, everyone gets a turn to choose singing a song yourself, picking a tune for the group to sing, or passing your turn. This way, everyone gets to participate! In addition, we’ll be having interactive fun and panels with filk! Come share your ideas, rhymes, and creative energies to help us write a song parody in about an hour.

Self-Run Programming

Self-Run programming will be back!!! It is easy, fun, and can be done at your own pace.

You choose how much time you wish to take and what you do. Just follow the activity’s directions, and away you go. Find more information in the HUB.

DemiCon 31 will have:

  • Cardio Loop
  • Let’s Color
  • Play-To-Win Special Events
  • Scavenger Hunt

Check back for updates and more self-run programming as we get closer to DemiCon 31.

The Trans-Iowa Canal Company™

TICC is an eclectic collection of science fiction fans that enjoy parodying science fiction literature, TV shows, movies, and fandom in general. Originally formed in Iowa City in 1980, its first performance, at ICON VI in 1981, was entitled “Smart Trek.” Over the years, the troupe has grown, with both a Western company, based in Des Moines, and an Eastern company, based in Iowa City. Over 170 actors, two stuffed fish, and an inflatable doll have participated in more than 65 performances at science fiction conventions. They celebrated their 100th show at DemiCon 29.