Programming

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, 2021. 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, or some other programming at DemiCon 32 please complete our programming form:

Submit a Panel, Workshop or other Programming

To submit gaming sessions in the Gaming Rooms please complete our gaming form:

Submit Gaming Programming

Sometimes we have panels or programming that needs additional panelists. Are you interested in sitting on a panel but don’t want to plan it yourself? If so use the below form to let us know what types of panels you would be interested in helping with.

Volunteer to sit on a Panel

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

DemiCon Channel

The Demicon Channel is set of video programming items shown on a hotel channel during the run of the DemiCon convention and presents live main stage Con events, past convention events including Trans-Iowa Canal Company Shows, DemiCon Lite Music Shows; and Original programming including a cartoon show and transitional comedy bits. All programming items are family-friendly but some late night programming items do move into the PG-13 area.

Between channel items, the DemiCon Channel shows advertising mainly for vendors in the DC Dealer’s Room. Vendors can send the Channel Master (demiconchannel@demicon.org) up to two or three standard images or Powerpoint slides that can be used in advertising segments. Limited standard full video advertising spots are also available for a minimal fee- primarily intended for Con Vendors or DMSFFS-related businesses. Contact the Channel Master for additional advertising information.

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 32 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 32.

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.