The Trans-Iowa Canal CompanyTM
(TICC) is an eclectic collection of science fiction fans that enjoy parodying science fiction literature, tv shows, movies, and fandom in general. Originally formed in Iowa City
, in 1980, its first performance, at ICON VI
in 1981, was entitled "Smart Trek
." In the past twenty-five years the troupe has grown, with both a Western company, based in Des Moines
and an Eastern company, based in Iowa City. Over 170 actors, two stuffed fish, and an inflatible doll have participated in more than 65 performances at science fiction conventions. Fans from Minneapolis
to San Antonio
and from Chicago
have been subjected to our plays.
If you'd like to invite TICC to perform at your convention or event, or if you'd like to get involved in our own brand of silliness, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.