I thought it might be interesting to have fantasy and sci-fi each represented by a convention of that genre (maybe figurative) and have them facing off as if in battle. Or if not in battle, to show them in harmony but still as separate elements. Allowing both to be celebrated.
I wholeheartedly support the idea of a contest. So far there are a lot of great ideas mentioned above, but I think we need to see them incarnated in images. I believe there would be a lot more variety and beauty to be had, if we could have all shorts of ideas and concepts to choose from, instead of agreeing on a few ideas and trying to go from there.
And I also agree with the idea of overhauling the group icon!