Registration

Getting your name badge and registration packet

Your registration is picked up at the convention. We do not mail the memberships to you. Remember to bring your Photo ID so you can pick up your badges. If you do not have your photo ID, we cannot give you your badge to attend DemiCon. At the door registration and pre-registration badge pickup officially opens at 2:00 PM on Friday, May 3.

Online Convention Registration

Online Registration Membership Rates BEFORE April 1, 2019

$55.00 weekend adult (full con access)

$20.00 weekend child 5-12 years of age (full con access)

Free for children 4 and under


Online Registration Membership Rates BEGINNING April 1, 2019

$65.00 weekend adult (full con access)

$25.00 weekend child 5-12 years of age (full con access)

Free for children 4 and under


Registration form is coming soon!

Hotel Information

A group room block with special rates has been reserved for DemiCon 30. Room block information will be coming soon!

DemiCon 30 is being held at:

Holiday Inn Northwest
4800 Merle Hay Road
Des Moines, Iowa 5032

There are other hotels around that you can stay at if you wish.

The Holiday Inn does allow animals on 1st floor only. They cannot be taken up to other levels.

At-the-door registration

You can purchase your DemiCon 30 memberships at the door if you miss the pre-registration. There will be weekend rates, day rates and Explorer Passes.  Please bring your Photo ID to register.


Full Weekend Memberships

  • $65.00 weekend adult (full con access)
  • $25.00 weekend child 5 to 12 years of age (full con access), must be accompanied by an adult
  • Free for children 4 and under (full con access), must be accompanied by an adult

Day Memberships

  • $30.00 Friday (full con access) expiring at midnight
  • $45.00 Saturday (full con access) expiring at midnight
  • $25.00 Sunday (full con access) expiring after closing ceremonies*

*Sunday Day Membership is FREE with pre-registration for DemiCon 31


Explorer Memberships

  • $20.00 Friday explorer (access to programming, excludes 5th floor and hospitality suite) expiring at midnight
  • $30.00 Saturday explorer (access to programming, excludes 5th floor and hospitality suite) expiring at midnight
  • $20.00 Sunday explorer (access to programming, excludes 5th floor and hospitality suite) expiring at midnight

Credit card, cash or checks may be used at the door.  See the FAQ page for additional information about registration (about half-way down the FAQ page under the heading “What is the cost to attend DemiCon?”).

Register as an Artist for the Art Show

Registration for the DemiCon 30 Art Show will be open soon. Once open complete your registration using our 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

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 registration 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

Dealers’ Room Registration

Information for Dealers’ Room registration will be coming soon!

If you have questions you can contact concom@demicon.org.

Host a Room Party

If you or your organization is interested in hosting a room party on Friday, Saturday, or both nights of the convention please review our Drinking Policy and the below guidelines. Then complete the sign-up form.

All room parties must be registered and will be placed on the 5th floor of the hotel.

No parties are permitted anywhere outside the 5th floor.

Sign-up will be coming soon!

GUIDELINES FOR PARTY HOSTS:

The legal drinking age in Iowa is 21.   This means that your birthday must be before May 4, 1997, in order for you to consume alcohol.  Minors caught with alcohol or adults caught serving alcohol to minors need to be aware of the consequences of their actions.  Please drink responsibly and act accordingly.

When posting signage for your party please use blue painters tape and be mindful not to damage the room or its contents.

If you have any issues, questions or concerns during your party, look for the roaming Rangers (identified by the bright yellow/green vests) or the Room Party Department Head.

Please post or otherwise provide information regarding potential allergy issues (nuts, etc.).

Sign-up to host a panel, workshop, or other programming

If you would like to run a panel, workshop or some other programming at DemiCon 30 we will have an online Programming Sign-up soon.

We will do our best to accommodate any needs or requests.

Once the programming schedule has been finalized you will receive confirmation of which day and time we have you scheduled for.

Deadline for submissions will be March 1, 2019. We will accept submissions after March 1, but we will not be able to guarantee fitting you on the schedule.

If you have any questions or need to make any changes, please contact programming@demicon.org.