Welcome To DemiCon 28

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Check out all the great programming for DemiCon 28

The DemiCon 28 programming grid is now live.

Check it out and start planning your DemiCon adventure today!

If we have any changes to the program schedule we will make those changes on the website version of the program grid in real time.

Let us know if you have any questions!


Official DemiCon T-Shirt: Pre-Order Today!

Our friends at Offworld Designs are currently taking pre-orders for the official DemiCon 28 t-shirt. Sizes will be limited at the convention, so if you want to guarantee to have a shirt in your size you will need to pre-order online before April 27.

How it works:

  1. Go to https://www.offworlddesigns.com/demicon-28-t-shirt/
  2. Select your size and check out
  3. Pick up your shirt at the Des Moines Science Fiction Society table at DemiCon 28

picture of the design on the shirt

close up image of the design that is on the shirt


2nd Annual HMS Invictus & DemiCon Charity Zero-K Marathon

This is a charity fundraiser Zero-K Marathon. It is hosted by The Royal Manticoran Navy – Honor Harrington Fan Association ship, HMS Invictus SD-406 and DemiCon 28.

The charities the fundraiser are supporting are the Big Cat Rescue, the the TRMN charity, and Everybody Wins! Iowa, the official charity of DemiCon 28.

How it works

  1. Before the convention: Purchase your t-shirt from Tee Originals online at https://teeoriginals.com/campaign/hms-invictus-demicon-28-charity-zero-k-marathon/. You can have the shirt shipped to the convention for free, or you can have it shipped to your home. If you ship it to your home you will be responsible for the shipping and handling.
  2. At the convention: Line up with us in the parking lot (weather permitting) behind the Zero-K starting line. When the marathon begins take one step forward to cross the finish line. (You read that correctly. The starting line is also the finish line!)

Thanks for helping us support Everybody Wins! Iowa and the Big Cat Rescue.


Poster Design Contest Winners Announced

Thank you to everyone who participated in our poster design competition. We have posted the results on our Contest Page or you can view them by clicking HERE.

Sign-up to be in the DemiCon 28 Masquerade/Cosplay

Masquerade and cosplay registration is now available. Rules, information and registration form are on the Masquerade and Cosplay page located in the Programming section of our website under Contests.

For more information, contact masquerade@demicon.org.

Art Show Registration Posted

Attention artists! The registration information for the DemiCon 28 Art Show are now posted under registration.

Here is the direct link to the full rules, policies, and registration information: https://demicon.org/demicon28/register-as-an-artist-for-the-art-show/.

If you have any questions or trouble you can contact artshow@demicon.org.


DemiCon 28 Promotional Art Contest

Calling all artists! We are excited to announce that we are holding a contest to design our DemiCon 28 promotional poster. The winning design may also be used for our official DemiCon 28 t-shirt.

Full rules and entry information can be found on the Contests page.

Entries must be submitted by February 1, 2017. We look forward to seeing what you can come up with!


Dealer Room Application Available until 11:59 AM Central Time on Saturday, January 14

Tables spaces for DemiCon 28 are $35 each, with a strict limit of three table spaces. Each person working the table needs to also purchase a convention membership.

The DemiCon Dealers’ Room can hold 28 table spaces. At DemiCon 27, we had eight vendors register and secure 13 tables spaces for DemiCon 28, leaving 13 spaces available for additional vendors.

We will be conducting a juried selection to fill the remaining 13 spaces.

To be considered, please complete the application no later than 11:59 AM Central Time on Saturday, January 14.

Dealers’ Room Application

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


Let’s Party!

If you have ever attended a DemiCon in the past you know that fan run room parties are a large component of the convention night life.

If you are interested in hosting a party for DemiCon 28 please complete the sign-up form on our Room Parties page no later than April 1.

Remember, all parties must be signed up in advance and your room must be located on the 5th floor. If you have any questions you can contact roomparties@demicon.org.


Sweded Movie Trailer Contest details have been posted

The deadline to submit your entries for the Sweded Movie Trailer contest is April 10, 2017. Full contest details can be found under the Contests area of our Programming page.

Not sure what a sweded movie trailer is or don’t know if you have what it takes? Check out our sample video: