Welcome to DemiCon 29!

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Calling All Artists! Art Show Registration Now Open

We are excited to announce that not only is registration for the DemiCon 29 Art Show now open, but that we also have a brand-new Art Show registration system where you can securely:

  • Get all the information you need as an artist to participate in the DemiCon Art Show
  • Update your personal information
  • Designate an agent to represent you at DemiCon
  • Complete all your Art Show paperwork electronically
  • View your Art Show sales report

With the new system, all returning artists will need to create a new account. For more information visit https://artshow.demicon.org.

As always, the DemiCon Art Show is open to all interested artists, both professional and amateur. The Art Show allows artists to share their work with our attendees. We promote Fantasy and Science Fiction art by helping artists to display and sell their work.
If you have any problems with the new system, contact webmaster@demicon.org. If you have any questions about the Art Show contact artshow@demicon.org.

Art Show Registration & Rules/Information for Artists

Sweded Movie Trailer Contest Rules Posted

We have posted the rules for the Sweded Movie Trailer contest.

The premises for this year’s contest is the Mad Hatter is the head of a new movie studio in Wonderland. You are a budding, new filmmaker, and the studio wants to do a remake of a famous movie (or even a brand new movie concept). A trailer needs to be made for their promotion department, but your film trailer must have an element of “down the rabbit hole” or “Alice” or “Wonderland.” Can you be the next Spielberg or Tarantino or Tim Burton?

Full rules and example videos are on the Contests page.

New Code for Hotel Room Block

Updated February 5, 2018

The room block code for reservations at the Holiday Inn has changed.

If you have already made your room reservations you do not need to do anything.

As of February 5, 2018 the code for new reservations is: RBT. You should be able to reference this code when making either reservations by phone or reservations on the Holiday Inn website.

As a reminder, reservations need to be placed before April 1. On April 1 the hotel will start allowing Muggles to reserve any rooms that have not already been reserved by our convention attendees.

More information about the hotel can be found on the Registration page.

If you have any trouble, please contact us at concom@demicon.org.



Updated DemiCon Lites

We have updated our DemiCon Lite page with the rest of the events between now and DemiCon 29.

Not sure what a DemiCon Lite is? It is a smaller events or workshops that happens once a month through the year until we reach DemiCon.


Dealer Room Application Update!

We have extended the deadline to be in our Dealers’ Room.

Those who have already submitted their applications should be hearing from us soon.

If you missed the originally published deadline we are now giving you until December 1. You can access the application under Registration > Dealers’ Room Registration or under Venues > Dealers’ Room.

If you have questions feel free to reach out to dealers@demicon.org.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you at DemiCon!

Dealers’ Room Registration

The DemiCon Dealers’ Room capacity is 28 table spaces. For DemiCon 29 we will be holding a juried selection for our vendors. This means that all prospective dealers will need to submit a Dealers’ Room application to be considered for having a space for vending at DemiCon 29.

Applications must be received before 11:59 PM Central Time on September 1 December 1, 2017.

Please carefully review our DEALER ROOM RULES/GUIDELINES prior to completing the application.

Selections will be made during the first two weeks of September. An email will be sent to each vendor the week of September 17-23 January 1-15 advising if they have been selected or if they are being placed on the waiting list.

Dealers will be required to pay for both convention memberships and their table space before their selection is considered final. The confirmation email you receive in September will include a summary of your application to confirm your information. Once your information has been confirmed you will be contacted with payment details.

If a dealer does not complete their payment or changes their mind about joining us for DemiCon 29 then those table spaces will be offered to those on our waiting list.

If you have any trouble completing your application, please contact dealers@demicon.org.



July DemiCon Lite: Bizarre Bazaar

WHAT: Please join us for one day of trading, swap and garage sale at our DemiCon Lite Bizarre Bazaar! This is a MULTIPLE FAMILY FHANNISH GARGAE SALE! Many of us live in areas where it isn’t possible to have a garage sale, or don’t have enough things to warrant having one. So we have decided to have one for all of us in one handy location! There will be books, sci-fi nick-knacks, jewelry, steampunk, costumes and the list goes on and on. This is a private garage sale event for DemiCon members, friends and family. There is no fee to attend. Each table is responsible for its own trading and it’s method of trade, swap or payment.

WHEN: Sunday, July 9 from 10:00am to 5:00pm

WHERE: Holiday Inn Norwthwest, 4800 Merle Hay Rd, Urbandale, IA 50322

Additional information at https://www.facebook.com/events/399493850443947/.


DemiCon 28 Poetry and Writing Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the DemiCon 28 writing contest for short stories.

  • First Place: Just Another Day in the Big City by Gwyn Oswin
  • Second Place: Helter Skal Reise by Sarah Macht
  • Third Place: Mssr. Ainshaurn’s One-an’-Only Adventure by Jeannette Roth


Congratulations to the winners of the DemiCon 28 writing contest for poetry.

  • First Place: Fighting with Heroes by Bethany Taylor
  • Second Place: Princess and the Peach by Lannia Syren Stenz
  • Third Place: The Hero by Benjamin T. Rittgers

Thank you to all who entered . All entrants deserve a big round of applause. Keep checking back for information about the contests we will be having for DemiCon 29.