News and Convention Updates

The After: DemiCon 2022

The Des Moines Science Fiction & Fantasy Society and DemiCon are 100 percent volunteer run. Whether you are a volunteer, a DMSFFS member, or a convention attendee you are part of our big family.

The coronavirus pandemic has challenged all of us in different ways: mentally, emotionally, physically, and financially to name a few.

Each day the pace of vaccinations quickens. We are heartened and encouraged to see more and more of you, our family, getting vaccinated.

DMSFFS and DemiCon would like to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who has supported us through this trying time. While there is still a way to go before the pandemic ends, we are looking forward to a return to some semblance of normalcy, including a return to in-person events. After holding virtual conventions in 2020 and 2021 we fully expect the 33rd annual DemiCon to be an in-person event.

The After: DemiCon 2022 will take place May 6 through May 8, 2022 at the Des Moines Holiday Inn Northwest with a theme that draws on elements of cyberpunk, technology, and futurism.

The cyberpunk genre is frequently dark, post-apocalyptic, and dystopian. While post-apocalism is certainly fitting for a post-coronavirus world, we want to make it clear that our intent is not to make light of the pandemic and the terrible toll it has taken on the world.

For many, life will never be the same. Jobs have been lost. Friends and loved ones have been taken before their time. The way we work, the way we play, and the way we gather with friends has moved into cyberspace. Technology both unites us and divides us more than ever before. Please know that you are loved and that you are an important part of us. Be kind to each other always and forever. And we cannot wait to see you in person at DemiCon.

DemiCon - Des Moines' Annual Science Fiction, Fantasy & Gaming Convention
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