Tue 3 October 2023 | All Day
Cinemateque - Shprintsak Street 2, Tel Aviv,

Israel’s premier scifi conference takes place every year during Sukkot at the Cinemateque Tel Aviv!

The Icon Festival for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Role-Playing is an annual festival which takes place on October 3-5 for the 27th time. Icon is a red-letter day for fans of the SF&F (both literature and cinema) and RPGs, and its 3-day diverse program attracts people of all ages. This year’s festival theme is¬†“Antiquities”.

Icon Festival consists many exciting events, such as lectures, RPG sessions, panel discussions, cosplay contests, comical and musical shows, providing a huge celebration for the science fiction and fantasy lovers and even much broader audiences.

Icon is produced by non-for-profit organizations that work all year long to promote fandom and creators of science fiction, fantasy and role-playing, and strive to make these genres more accessible to their audience. We also take pride in providing the stage to independent filmmakers and young authors.

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