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Teen Anime Day Hosted by the Davenport Public Library And Figge Art Museum

November 13th, 2020

The annual Teen Anime Day is going virtual! All Teens ages 11-19 are invited to register for a special Teen Anime Day To Go activity kit and to attend a special Zoom party on Saturday, November 21st from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Zoom with the Davenport Public Library, the Figge Art Museum, and special guest, “JAPANNA” anna ito, founder of Japan Shinzen Art and Culture International! Each Teen Anime Day To Go kit will include cups of ramen, tea, and candy sushi supplies plus some simple crafts, drawing activities, and swag. Registered teens will be invited to attend a virtual Teen Anime Day featuring... 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

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

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