Animé Room

Konnichiwa mina san!

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

If you have any ideas regarding the Animé events you’d like to see at DemiCon, please send your suggestions to


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.


The Art Show is divided in to several categories.

The MAIN DISPLAY area includes original works of art, 3-dimensional art, and single copies of prints of original art. Unless an art piece is marked “NFS – Not For Sale”, our convention attendees may bid on, or buy via quick sale, any pieces in this area. Attendees will also be able to vote for the show’s best amateur artist, professional artist, amateur art piece, and professional piece of art.

The PRINT SHOP area will contain pieces for immediate sale. Pieces in the Print Shop are usually prints or reproductions of published artwork (book covers or magazine illustrations).

The ARTIST WORKSPACE is open to attending artists, who wish to work at the convention, perform demonstrations, and create works of art to auction for charity, share ideas with other artists and anything else that they wish to do. This will be located outside the Art Show itself.

Like many sci-fi & fantasy convention art shows, DemiCon’s show is run entirely by volunteer workers. All con-goers who visit the art show are asked to check their bags and drinks with the Art Show volunteer in order to protect the artists’ work. Volunteers also help hang and organize the displayed artwork.

If you are looking for a quick and easy way to help out, consider signing up to be the Art Show volunteer. It is both fun and easy!


Art Show Hours (tentative):

Friday: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Children’s Activities

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



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! If you contribute $25 or more, you receive a nifty sponsor ribbon for your con badge.

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


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


Information for Vendors/Dealers



The Dealer Room will be open for set-up at 9:00 am Friday morning. Dealers may unload at the front door of the Holiday Inn Northwest. You will find the Dealer Room located nearby, in the first section of the ballroom.



Permit and Sales Tax: The state of Iowa requires that all dealers collect and remit sales tax on dealer table purchases. If you do not have a sales tax permit you may get a temporary permit by contacting the Iowa Department of Revenue. Please have your tax permit with you during the convention as you will be asked to provide this information.

Weapons: All edged weapons and other sharp, breakable or potentially hazardous merchandise must be displayed in a safe and appropriate manner. Do not sell swords, knives, etc., to minors without the permission of the minor’s parent.

Display: Please display any adult-themed merchandise in a tasteful manner.

Safety: No open flames allowed (e.g. no burning of candles, incense, illudim 348, lit canons, etc.). Do not “flow” your merchandise and displays into the aisles or other dealer spaces. (more…)


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 helping out with gaming please contact

The tentative schedule for gaming is as follows. Please see the Programming Grid (online once posted or printed in the convention Program Book) for the final schedule.

Friday, May 5th

D&D Adventurer’s League: DDAL06-01 A Thousand Tiny Deaths

Time Slot: 7pm-11pm

The promises of glory and the chance of riches draw you to Blasingdell, a small village near the infamous Stone Tooth. Within the rocky mountain lay the dwarven stronghold Khundrukar and the fabled Forge of Fury, to which a chance encounter provides you with the location of a hitherto unknown entrance. Are you brave enough to explore this mystery? Will it lead to wealth or doom? Levels 1-4

X-Wing Miniatures Game

Time Slot: 9pm-11pm

Control the most advanced Starfighters and outstanding pilots in the galaxy! In X-Wing Miniatures Game, you take the role of squad leader and command a group of merciless Imperial or daring Rebel pilots in furious ship-to-ship space combat. Models provided, no experience needed to play!

Exploding Kittens NSFW Edition Card Game(Ages 18+)

Time Slot: 9pm – 11pm

Do you like Kittens? Do you like Explosions? Laser Beams? What about Boob Wizards, Goats, and sometimes Butts? What happens when they all combine? NSFW Exploding Kittens! Exploding Kittens is a multiplayer card game that is very much like Russian Roulette with Kittens. We will be playing the Adults Only version of the game. No experience necessary, everyone can learn how to explode kittens quickly. (more…)


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

While we are still putting together the full lineup for DemiCon 28, here are some of the guests we have confirmed so far:

Beth Kinderman
Featured Track:

Bryan Baker
Featured Track:

Cheshire Moon

Dave Stagner
Featured Track:

Mike Nixon

Orckes & Trolles

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



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).

If you are interested in hosting a party, please sign-up using the form at the bottom of this page no later than April 1. Here are the room parties confirmed so far for DemiCon 28:

  • Brass Gears Tiki Bar
  • Desserts and Karaoke
  • ICON
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Royal Manticoran Navy: HMS Invictus


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.


Teen Lounge

Sometimes teens just need a place to get away from those pesky parents.  DemiCon has that place for you!  Teens, ages 13 through 18, are welcome to this area to enjoy games, events, conversation, or just hanging around.  The Teen Lounge is located in the hotel’s lower level, next to the Hub at the bottom of the open staircase.

If you have suggestions for activities for the Teen Lounge, or questions, please contact