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Quad-Cities Planet Funk Con Canceled Due To Covid-19

May 3rd, 2020

The coronavirus funk draping the planet has canceled the Planet Funk. Planet Funk Con 2020 is canceled, with the event postponed until next year. An announcement was made today on the event’s Facebook: With a heavy heart we have to announce we are holding off until 2021. Due to the growing difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and our desire to bring our attendees the best show possible, the Planet Funk Con Crew has made the hard decision to postpone this year’s convention until 2021. With the COVID-19 situation still in flux we do not feel we can safely, or in good conscience,... Read More

A Stockingful of Commentary On Comics

March 28th, 2020

Sorry this is coming to everyone so late. I’ve got my normal job, all the side activities I’m involved in and then holiday stuff to divide my time up so small I’m surprised I find any time to sleep at all. This is of course compounded with the comic news cycle being slower then frozen molasses this time of year. Even what few stories I’m seeing aren’t really things I want to discuss at any length (https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/12/20/dc-comics-eric-m-esquivel-nightwing-previews/). A writer at DC is being accused of being an abusive creep, which other then saying... Read More

QC Scene Invades Planet Funk Con!

June 24th, 2019

Planet Funk Con beamed into a new venue this year — the TBK Bank Center, aka the Bettplex — and brought with it the same fun and cool guests and great times! The event mashed up comic books, fantasy, sci-fi, cosplay, gaming and various other awesome fandoms into a terrific time for thousands of people! We at QuadCities.com were once again proud to be a media sponsor of the event and look forward to being on board as a sponsor again for Planet Funk 2020!    Read More

How Far Is Too Far In Comics?

April 1st, 2019

While I was working on my list of comics to order from Previews last month I noticed a surprising change to two Marvel series I was ordering. I was looking over the Marvel catalog section of Previews when I noticed that two of the series I was ordering from Marvel had made a change to the pricing of their War of the Realms mini series and the Avengers tie in issue to the same event. The average comic book is thirty two pages long and averages four dollars per page. For some reason Marvel listed War of the Realms issues three and four where listed in Previews for thirty two pages for five dollars. Normally... Read More

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

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