RodCon: Rod Library's Mini Comic Book Convention


Wearing a costume makes it a more fun day for all! We encourage you to dress as your favorite comic book/anime/manga/sci-fi/movie/game/series character!  

Stress balls, Origami, Brooms, Books, Shrinky Dinks and more!!

Can't wait until April 13th?  Join us for some pre-con workshops to get you ready for the big day!

Speakers and panelists this year are focusing on Women in the Comic Book Profession, The History of Comics, and we have a Godzilla expert. We hope you will check them out!

Book Bistro in the Library will be open as soon as you arrive this year.  If you are feeling adventurous, their are several dining opportunities within walking distance of the Library.

We have UNI Pep Band, University of Iowa Quidditch team, UNI Swordfighting Club, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society Potions Class, and the Des Moines Science Fiction Society on hand throughout the day to demonstrate their crafts.

TRIVIA Categories

Let the competition begin! These are individual events (some leniency will be given for children who wish to participate with their caregiver). Prizes will be awarded to winners from each group. 

This year the Des Moines Science Fiction Society will present you with Science Fiction Trivia on the main stage.  


This year we are trying something new.  There will be some Escape Rooms in a box to check out from the Board Game area, and areas for you to work to rescue your team!

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