Con World, taken from the shorthand of Constructed World will be an immersive geek culture convention held in Des Moines, IA. We want to create a world that is fun, riveting, enveloping, and family oriented.
In our inaugural year, 2021, our plan is to hold our convention in September at the Iowa State Fairgrounds where we can pack the building with 60+ vendors (10×10 booth). We welcome SCI-FI fans, Cosplayers, and Pop culture fans to our little corner of Iowa. We want to invite people play games, have fun, purchase the wears of our vendors from their favorite show/movie, comic, or anime, meet new people and get together with friends/family. Perhaps you’ll even get to meet your favorite star or director, take in a panel, or, why not even run your own panel. Enter a costume contest or get that autograph from one of our guest writers or artists that you’ve been dying to meet. To keep it simple…Have a Great Time!
One of the most striking thoughts we had while planning this convention was (we were expecting it based on the research and faith) was: “We may need more room.” Though that may be right down the road, that’s why we chose the Iowa State Fairgrounds with all the exhibit areas and event venues on the ground we will never need to move the convention to a new site and even better, we will never move it out of state.
Long story short, running a convention is expensive. We’ve worked out a great deal with our host venue for 2021, but we still have operating costs. We’re going to be able to cover a decent chunk of our costs from the (small) admission charge we’ll have for our event and the vendor space rental fees.
Our biggest goal is to make sure as many people as possible can afford to attend a convention. There are a lot of conventions out there that’s why we want to make this your convention one that’s run by fans for fans. More importantly, we want to make this Iowa’s convention…the quintessential Midwest Convention. With your help, we can do just that! Let’s make this dream a reality together. The following is our general pricing structure:
Kids 7-12: $15
General Admission: $35 (Early Bird)
General Admission: $45
Three Day Pass: $60
All AccessVIP: $120 (Three day pass with early admission,guaranteed seating at speaker session/ panels, and other perks)
*Kids 6-and-under are absolutely free with a paid admission. Up to three kids under the age of 6 can accompany a paid admission ticket holder.
How we’ll use the money raised here:
What we won’t use the money raised here for:
Any extra funds that are raised will be used to add extra features to 2021’s event or saved for 2022. So how about it? Will you help us launch the most affordable, fun-packed convention in the Midwest?
Our first objective is to obtain our venue. Once that is achieved, we will be concentrating our efforts on contacting potential vendors, sponsors, and marketing for the convention.