Rod Library's Mini Comic Book Convention

Saturday, April 6, 2024

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Games, comics, crafts and a costume contest! Free, and open to the public. Cedar Rapids Ultimate Super Heroes will also be accepting donations for the Cedar Bend Humane Society.  You can find their wish list here. For more information about vendors and the schedule for the day, check out the links in the purple box on the right hand side of this page (or at the top of the page for mobile users).

RodCon is a mini-comic book convention with a welcoming environment where people with common interests come together to share their love of all things pop culture. This will be the ninth year for our event, and we hope this year will continue to be bigger and even better. The event is always free and open to the public and highlights guest speakers, artists, vendors, trivia competitions, youth and adult costume contests, prizes, giveaways, video gaming, live-action role-playing, youth crafts, and much more!  The RodCon strives to present diverse perspectives and offer opportunities for discussion and idea-sharing.

Bat Girl and Ivy

Saturday, April 6, 2024

RodCon also is a venue to showcase local comic artists, vendors, and craftspeople. You will have the opportunity to purchase exclusive pieces and prints at reasonable prices.  Some artists will also be available for commission work.  Follow our Facebook event page to connect with artists and get insider info on all things RodCon.

Every year we offer a variety of activities to keep you coming back. Expect to see people of all ages in costume. Expect to see a wide variety of fandoms represented, so no matter what you love, you will probably find a kindred soul. Expect to see live-action role-playing demonstrations and trivia competitions. Be ready to participate in video and board gameplay. Expect local artists, vendors, and craftspeople displaying all of their wares. Expect guest speakers to lead discussions on comic book culture, social issues, and general interest. Expect to have a fantastic time!