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,
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 email@example.com (for gaming contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you have any questions or need to make any changes, please contact email@example.com (for gaming contact firstname.lastname@example.org).
DemiCon typically hosts a wide range of contests to suit many interests. All are welcome to participate.
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!
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.
Check back closer to the convention for more information about live action role play at DemiCon 31!
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.
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.