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QC Anime-zing! Celebrating 10 Years!

July 31st, 2019

Are you a lover of all things Anime? Then this is the event for you! Celebrating 10 years of Anime in the Quad Cities, Anime-zing! takes place this Friday Aug 2, Saturday Aug 3 and Sunday Aug 4 at the River Center (136 E 3rd Street Davenport). QC Anime-zing! is an annual three-day festival celebrating Japanese anime, and all related fandoms, communities, and arts. Anime-zing! supports the gathering of hundreds of fans coming together to celebrate their mutual interest in anime and related media by organizing autograph sessions, panels, workshops, concerts, social events, game tournaments, anime... Read More

Quad Cities Comic Con Taking Over QCCA Expo Center!

August 29th, 2018

Calling all comic book aficionados! You are to report to Quad Cities Comic Con this weekend! With more vendors, artists and guests than ever, Quad Cities Comic Con will be happening at the QCCA Expo Center (2621 4th Ave Rock Island) this Saturday Sep 1 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday Sep 2 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.! Admission for adults is only $10 for a single day or $15 for a weekend pass. Kids 12 and under are FREE! If you order your passes online in advance, you will be able to get in at 9:30 a.m. (a half hour before everyone else). In-advance passes can be purchased at: https://mightyconshows.com/store?type=attendee. In... Read More

April RIPL Teen Events Mix Crafts, Gaming, Anime

April 4th, 2017

Teens will find plenty of ways to pursue a special interest this April with free events at Rock Island Public Library locations. On Tuesday, April 4, the library offers a Teen Perler Bead night from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in the Rock Island 30/31 Branch bookstore, 3059 30th Street. Perler® is a brand name for fusible plastic beads that are placed on a plastic pegboard to form designs and then fused together with an iron. Teens can choose from patterns or create their own design and then take their art home. This event is for ages 12 to 18. On Tuesday, April 18, the library’s monthly Tween and Teen... Read More

Comics And Anime Have Their Own Place Among Fine Art

October 12th, 2016

Around seven or eight years ago, I went to my LCS on Wednesday. When I got there, a beautiful woman was there sitting in a chair and the owner was nowhere to be seen. She was in the Quad Cities from Michigan or Minnesota, someplace starting with M, selling coupon books door to door. She had stopped into Mellow Blue to sell whoever was inside a coupon book and because she’d developed a hole in her shoe and Tim had gone to try and fix it. I looked through my pull that week while we talked when she asked “Why do you read comic books?” To really answer that question I have to talk about Art.... Read More

Welcome To The World Of Geek Culture, Lesson One: ACen

June 16th, 2016

Every year around mid-May, thousands of geek-culture lovers make the pilgrimage to Rosemont, Illinois to take part in Anime Central (ACen), the largest and longest-running anime convention in the Midwest. Anime, or Japanese animation, is widely popular in Western pop culture, particularly among teens and young adults, though anyone of any age can enjoy it as there are a multitude of different genres and storylines. These conventions are a gathering place for fans of comics, anime, science fiction, and even table top gaming, and people from all walks of life and fandom can be found in attendance. Anime... Read More

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