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Quad Con Returns to Davenport!

November 9th, 2018

Calling all comic book, video game and sci-fi aficionados! Quad Con is returning to the Quad Cities this Saturday Nov 10 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Golden Leaf Banquet Center (2902 E Kimberly Rd. Davenport) with an amazing show! And it’s FREE to attend! Come enjoy all aspects of pop culture. Celebrate video games, comic books, posters, sci fi, cosplay, vintage magazines, board games, toys, role playing and much more! Join Quad Con and sell some of your items or come in and take home some treasure from your childhood you thought was lost forever. Cosplay/Costumes are welcome, but don’t forget-... Read More

Mighty Con Was A Pretty Mighty Con

September 6th, 2018

On Saturday and Sunday this Labor Day weekend was another Mighty Con. This time no one had to worry about the air conditioning going kaput, because it was held at the QCCA Expo Center which doesn’t have air conditioning. Which is definitely a creative way to address complaints. All kidding aside it was a decent weekend both for the convention itself and on a personal level. I arrived at the con early on Saturday, partly because I was with other people, partly because I had other things going on that day and needed time to get them all done and partly because we were aware that Saturday was... 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

QC Comic Con Slams Into Hampton Inn

March 29th, 2018

Calling all comic book aficionados! You are to report to the Quad Cities Comic Con this weekend! That’s right, Quad Cities Comic Con is happening this Saturday Mar 31 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Hampton Inn and Suites QC International Airport (2450 65th Avenue Moline). This FREE family-friendly show’s purpose is to spread the gospel of geekdom! They welcome any and all that may have an interest in comic books, sci fi, toys, video games, costumes and other nerdy stuff. In other words, there is something for everyone! Cosplay/costumes are welcome! If you have some cool stuff laying around... Read More

Was Now The Right Time For ‘The Punisher’ To Hit TV?

December 7th, 2017

Last month I read an article up on io9 titled “There’s Never Going to Be a ‘Right Time’ for The Punisher TV Series” (https://io9.gizmodo.com/theres-never-going-to-be-a-right-time-for-the-punisher-1819326835) and I wanted to address some issues I had. The core idea of the article I agree with; which is that given the level of gun violence in the United States there isn’t a week that goes by that would make a good week to release their show about a lone wolf mass shooter. Even if we only talk about real life mass shootings, between the Las Vegas shooting that closed the... Read More

Beam Down To Q-C Planet Con

July 27th, 2017

It is officially time for the 8th Annual Quad Cities Planet Comic and Arts Convention! Are you ready? This Saturday July 29 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. you are invited to the QC Planet Con at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center (226 17th Street Rock Island). Admission is only $5 for adults and kids 12 and under are free! Regional artists, writers and vendors will be available for your viewing, purchasing and conversing needs. There will also be plenty of Q&A panels, costume/cosplay contests for kids and adults and even some surprises! The Quad City Rollers will be in attendance (on wheels,... Read More

Was Mighty Con A Mighty Show?

June 27th, 2017

It’s been a slow couple of weeks in the comic book industry, but that should be about to turn around. Summer is finally upon us, so convention season will start in earnest soon. San Diego Comic Con is a little more than a month away and with it all the major comic book news. Here in the Quad Cities though we kicked off the summer convention season with Mighty Con. Mighty Con started last year in the summer of 2016. It’s a two day show for comic fans and collectors. They had the first con at the Davenport Fair Grounds, to an amazing turnout from what I heard at the time. I wouldn’t know as... Read More

Comics Are Great To Read, Free Or Not

June 3rd, 2017

Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) is traditionally held on the first Saturday in May, but various comics shops have mixed things up to get new readers into the fold. Regardless, it’s been a great idea. FCBD has its start with Joe Field, comic book retailer and columnist for the Comic Buyer’s Guide, a now defunct comic industry magazine. He recommended the practice of comic book stores giving away to increase the readership of comics since people were going to the theatre to see comic book movies. His suggestion was very popular among his readers. Jim Valentino, one of the co-founders of Image Comics,... Read More

POW! BANG! It’s Time For Comic Con!

June 1st, 2017

Calling all comic book and anime fans! It’s officially time for Quad Cities Comic Con! With more vendors, artists and guests than ever, Quad Cities Comic Con will be happening at the RiverCenter (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) on June 3 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and June 4 from 10 a.m. to 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: http://geekinccomics.com/event?content_id=24. In... Read More

Time To Get Back To Slamming The Comics Industry!

April 16th, 2017

After two weeks talking about explosions, comic books and community action, I think it’s time to get back to what this series is best at: complaining about the comic book industry. This week while going through the stack of Marvel comics at Mellow Blue Planet, I was looking at Champions #4. I was just examining the cover, front and back, and after a minute or so I noticed near the bottom left corner of the comic, just above the top right corner of the UPC bar, was printed in smallish white letters “Second Printing”. This really hacked me off. Why, you may ask? That’s because printings are... Read More

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