RodCon: Rod Library's Mini Comic Book Convention

Rod-Con 2018


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!  

Capes, Wands, Crafts, and more!

Can't wait until April 7?  Join us for some pre-con workshops to get you ready for the bid day!

Speakers and panelists this year are focusing on Anime, Gender in Comics, How to be a Stormtrooper, 3D printing tips, Comics in the Classroom, Black Panther and Beyond discussion, and how to play Pokken. 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, Society for Creative Anachronims, UNI Swordfighting Club, Half Masted Improv Troupe, Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society Potions Class, and the Prairie Rose Middle Eastern Dance Troupe on hand throughout the day to demonstrate their crafts.

This year we will feature Science Fiction Trivia courtesy of the Des Moines Science Fiction Society, Ready Player One and 80's Trivia, Super Hero Movie Trivia, and Anime Trivia.  Be ready to challenge your peers, win prizes and claim bragging rights.


Escape Cedar Valley presents their "Caravan of Thieves" escape experience. Groups can sign up here:

Check out our hour by hour schedule for the day