RodCon: Rod Library's Mini Comic Book Convention

Rod-Con 2018

Pre-Con Events

Tuesday, March 27, 2:00-4:00 pm

3-D Design and Printing for Cosplay Beginners Workshop 

Room 378, Rod Library

3D Printing is revolutionizing modern manufacturing.  It is also making design and engineering more accessible.  This RodCon preconference mini-workshop will explore 3D printing for Cosplay costume design. 

In the first hour, you will set up a free TinkerCAD online account and learn the basics of 3D modeling.  Also view examples of 3D printed Cosplay designs from comics, mmorpg, movies, and more.  The second hour will be an open lab, where you will get help designing a cosplay medallion, broach, coin, or other small item of your choice.  You will complete your design at the workshop.  Participant creations will be printed and displayed during RodCon.


Saturday March 31 Ready Player One Event 1:30-4

We will be joining Waterloo Public Library as they host a Ready Player One event. 

Teens, come dressed in your best 80's gear and get excited about Rod Con 2018 at the Waterloo Public Library's Pre-Con event! Join this fast paced, 80's themed "easter egg" hunt for teens inspired by the book (and now the motion picture) "Ready Player One". 

Popcorn, drinks and neon swag provided. Solve the riddles, find the keys and complete the challenges to win prizes. One lucky team will win a pack of of tickets to "Ready Player One" on opening weekend - courtesy of Marcus Theaters Crossroads. Gather your team of 2-4 players and get registered:

Friday Apr 6, 3-4pm
Sab 002

Lolita: From Harajuku to Coutur

You don't want to miss this! Join Rod Library on Friday, April 6th at 3 p.m. in Sabin 002 for "Lolita: From Harajuku to Couture", a talk by Frenchy Lunning Ph.D. This talk will track the early history -- learned through Novala Takemoto -- of Lolita's beginnings to the remarkable influence it has had on couture, ready-to-wear, and the runway.  This event is being hosted by the Rod Library, UNI Department of Sociology, Criminology, and Anthropology and the UNI School of Applied Human Sciences.  All are welcome!