RodCon: Rod Library's Mini Comic Book Convention

Rod-Con 2019


University of Northern Iowa Pep Band will greet Rod Con attendees with geek inspired tunes.

Join the University of Iowa Quidditch team as they demonstrate the sport of Quidditch.  You may even be able to participate in a "Kidditch" event so you can see how it's done.

Shire of Deodar branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism will be on hand to demonstrate some re-enactments.

UNI Swordfighting Club (Belegarth Medieval Combat Society) will be on hand to demonstrate full contact medieval and fantasy inspired combat with foam padded weapons.

Half Masted Improv Troupe will entertain you on the Main Stage at 11:00.  Be ready to challenge them with your suggestions!

Check out our Hogwarts Potions Class for a demonstration of magical proportions!  See color-changing solutions and other astounding spells produced by the Wizards from the students affiliates of the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Get ready to dance with the Prairie Rose Middle Eastern Dance Troupe. They will perform traditional and fusion dances from and inspired by Egypt, Lebanon, Greece, and other countries in the Middle East and Mediterranean.  Contact Helen at for more information or if you want to get involved!


Professional illustrator, caricature artist, and cartoonist Chris Moore will be on the first floor from 11-3 providing free caricature sketches.  Stop by for this unique opportunity to have your very own custom RodCon souvenir.  Since you are already on the first floor, be sure to check out the current Museum exhibit on Iowa's very own author, cartoonist, radio, and television personality, Herb Hake.