DemiCon has a wonderful mix of people - friends and family that sometime attend in a herd... ah group.  Please take a look at some of these groups and friends  that help make DemiCon even more special.


  • Des Moines Science Fiction Society or DMSFS is your host for this convention. We are organization that seeks to work cooperatively with local individuals, organizations, and media to promote a variety of causes. Basically,we are a gathering of central Iowa science fiction and fantasy fans that support the arts of books, theater, costuming, writing, reading and so much more. 

  • Chamber of Champions is a community for people who enjoy playing games that invite depth of strategy and repeated play. From fantasy to science fiction genres we collectively teach, play and master hobby gaming. Visit them online to learn news of upcoming releases, industry rumblings and game reviews. 
  • Crew of the Imperial Klingon Vessel Black Thunder & Imperial Klingon Vessel Emperors Glory - The Klingons are back and they are here to bring justice... okay more fun than anything.  The Crew have decided to take a brake from Galactic domination to raise funds for the conventions Donation - Kids Need to Read Foundation.  Join them for the Klingon Jail & Bail where you can have your enemies and even your friends arrested for fun. Look for them on Saturday.

  • DAGOBAH - The Davenport Area Gathering of Books and Humanoids is a Science Fiction and Fantasy book discussion group has been meeting at the Davenport Public Library for more than 25 years.  So far the group has tackled such diverse topics as Post-Holocaust Science Fiction, Cloning, Robots & Androids, Utopias, Women in Science Fiction, and Science Fiction & Fantasy movies.  We usually have a great many of these great people attending DemiCon.  They host the game show Win Lose or Draw on Sunday afternoon.  This group is lead by the Empress of DAGOBAH - Susan Leabhart.
  • Denny Lynch - We are very lucky to have Denny as our Masquerade MC.  His amazing voice and his love of costumes (which he has one each year for the Masquerade) just makes everything even more special. If you get a chance to talk to him be sure to discuss his love of horror genre. 
  • HOR-RIFF-IC Productions - Think the spirit of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and all the added stickiness of buckets of blood this group tears their more successful brethren to shreds with sharp wit and sharper tongues. With the supply of fresh brains their only limitation, no horror movie is safe! This great group joined us last year as the tore apart a classic horror movie.  So if you want to dish about horror this group is for you!
  • Modelers from Omaha- This group of avid modelers hail from the Omaha.  Don't miss the chance to see this art form shown in the finest detail. 
  • The Trans-Iowa Canal CompanyTM - 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." In the past thirtyone 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. 
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