Venues

DemiCon venues are specific rooms or areas of the hotel that are dedicated to a popular subject for the entire convention weekend.

Anime Room

Konnichiwa mina san!

The schedule of events is still in the works for the convention Anime room. Anime programming has its own room that is all Anime, all the time. Stay tuned for more information!

If you have any ideas regarding the Anime events you’d like to see at DemiCon, please send your suggestions to anime@demicon.org.

Art Show

The DemiCon Art Show is open to all interested artists and allows artists to share their work with our attendees while simultaneously promoting Fantasy and Science Fiction art by helping artists to display and sell their work.

Virtual Art Show

With this year’s convention being virtual, the format of our Art show is going to look a bit different.    But here at Demicon we strive to bring you the best content possible regardless of the circumstances.   In 2021, our art show will be posted directly to the main page of our website – which will give you access to all the great pieces and artists and in person convention would have – without the hassle of bag checks and limited hours.

Our page will list the artist, a description of their creations, images of the artists work, as well as links to the artists online store – so that you can purchase the artist’s masterpieces, directory from the creator!

Sign up to be in the Art show

If you would like to submit any of your works to be presented in this years Art show, please use the link below to complete our sign-up form.   Replacing the normal commission and hanging fees (of an in-person Art show) will be a small 1-time submission fee, and an optional watermarking fee for each of the pieces you are submitting.   Once your form submission is received, our team will reach out to you to confirm the submission details, handle the fees and make sure your artwork is posted directly to our website.

If you have questions, please contact artshow@demicon.org.

Children’s Activities Room

DemiCon is proud to be a family-friendly convention with a room dedicated to children’s activities. In addition, the con offers a wide array of opportunities for families to participate together at panels, contests and so much more.

Please be aware that DemiCon’s policies require anyone aged 12 and under to be accompanied by a paid adult at all times while in any of the convention areas. Please do not leave your children unattended.

If you have any programming ideas or questions for our Children’s Programming Department, please contact children@demicon.org.

ConSuite

The ConSuite (aka Hospitality Suite) is on the 5th floor. Follow the signs when you exit the elevator. It is a place to refresh, rest, recharge and find quality banter to stimulate your senses.

The bar is well stocked, homebrew is tapped, and we also offer a small selection of non-alcoholic beverages. If you have suggestions for a particular concoction, be sure to bring your ideas to the ConSuite! We can’t guarantee anything, but we’ll certainly take all requests under consideration.

You can also expect to see such delicacies of the Fhannish world as fresh-popped popcorn, sweets & salty snacks, fruits, veggies, plus a few surprises. Be sure to find your way to the 5th floor from time to time (wearing your con badge, of course). While the companions you’ll find there are consistently delightful, the ConSuite’s yummy selections will vary throughout the day.

If you want to be a ConSuite Collaborator or if you’re feeling particularly generous, we’d be happy to help put that good feeling to use! Drop off your donations of cash or checks at the ConSuite. Everything will go towards making an even better spread, and we’ll let everyone know just how COOL you are!

Please note that the ConSuite will not be accepting donations of food or beverage at the con. If you wish to donate or have questions about sponsoring, please contact consuite@demicon.org.

Dealers’ Room

Once again, we will have plenty of dealers selling a vast assortment of riches and treasures at DemiCon. The Dealers’ Room is located on the hotel’s main level, and will be open for business during these hours (subject to change):

Friday — 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Saturday — 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Sunday — 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Note: Information for Vendors/Dealers can be found on the Dealers’ Room Registration page.

Fan Tables

Reserve a Fan Table!

Fellow Fans and DemiCon Guests:

  • Fan tables are available free to fan clubs and other related organizations on a first-come-first-served basis, with a limit of one table per group per day
  • You do not have to have a fan table the whole weekend. If you can only join us on one day that is fine.
  • DemiCon memberships are not required for persons who are only staffing fan tables. However, if you choose to see/participate in other parts of the Con, you will need a DemiCon membership.
  • You cannot sell merchandise. If you have merchandise to sell, please apply to be a dealer. Go to our our dealers’ registration page for details.
  • You are welcome to also host a panel to talk about your group but it is not mandatory for a fan table. If you wish to host a panel, go to programming and sign up.

Thank you for your cooperation. To reserve a fan table contact fantables@demicon.org. We look forward to seeing you at DemiCon 32. If a day is filled we will have a waiting list in case someone cancels.

Gaming Rooms

DemiCon offers three rooms dedicated to gaming throughout the convention.

You must be registered for DemiCon prior to using the gaming venue. Memberships can be purchased at the convention.

If you are interested in being a game master or hosting a game, or if you have any other questions about gaming, please contact gaming@demicon.org or complete the game master sign-up form.

Music Room

We have a dedicated Music Room with live bands, music jams and so much more! This room is all music, all the time.

If you are a musician and you are interested in joining us, or if you just have questions about the Music Room, please email music@demicon.org.

Room Parties on the 5th Floor

You can’t have DemiCon without room parties.

If you are new to DemiCon, you might not know what a room party is. On Friday and Saturday nights of the con, some of our attendees will host parties in their own fifth floor rooms (on the same level as the ConSuite).

Information for Party Hosts

Only rooms in the designated party area of the hotel will be allowed to hold parties. Please let us know if you wish to host a room party so that we can ensure your room will be located on the correct floor.  If you let us know which night you are holding your shin-dig, and the theme you’ve chosen for your revelry, we will post that information on this page.

Room parties are typically assigned to the ConSuite wing of the fifth floor of the hotel.

No room parties will be allowed outside of the designated area.

If you would like to host a room party, please read the below guidelines as well as our Drinking Policy and then complete the room party sign-up form.

Awards are give to the “best of”. In the past it has been a fan vote but we are doing things different this year and will have hidden judges.  More to come.

GUIDELINES FOR PARTY HOSTS:

The legal drinking age in Iowa is 21. This means that your birthday must be on or before April 30, 2000, in order for you to consume alcohol.  Minors caught with alcohol or adults caught serving alcohol to minors need to be aware of the consequences of their actions.  Please drink responsibly and act accordingly.

When posting signage for your party please use blue painters tape and be mindful not to damage the room or its contents.

If you have any issues, questions or concerns during your party, look for the roaming Rangers (identified by the bright yellow/green vests) or the Room Party Department Head.

Please post or otherwise provide information regarding potential allergy issues (nuts, etc.).