Paradise Icon

Paradise Icon 7 will be November 1-3, 2019 in Cedar Rapids. We are open for registration!Remember, your $100 gets you membership to the convention and our workshop.


Welcome to the home page for Paradise Icon, a neo-pro writer’s workshop sponsored by Mindbridge and affiliated with Paradise Lost workshops. Paradise workshops are a non-commercially affiliate series of events sponsored by and hosted by pro and neo-pro writers.  The name is seen as a tribute to Viable Paradise writing workshops. Paradise Icon is part of the Mindbridge family of science fiction and fantasy projects.

Alumni of neo-pro writing workshops are invited to apply for a 2-day workshop experience that combines a Milford style workshop with an opportunity to attend and participate in Icon, a general science fiction and fantasy convention. Icon author guests will hold panels with the participants and neo-pros will have the opportunity to read their work and participate on convention panels. The capstone of the experience will be a chance to meet and connect with guests, local authors and regular Icon attendees.

Icon will be held in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from November 1-3, 2019. Participants will be encouraged to arrive Thursday evening as the workshop will begin early Friday morning.  Workshop activities will conclude Saturday evening.

Please note that more information about Paradise Icon can be found on the drop down menu underneath the Paradise Icon label at the top of the page.

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