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NES @ Night Dropping At Davenport Public Library

August 31st, 2021
NES @ Night Dropping At Davenport Public Library

Party like it’s 1989!  Pop in Thursdays in September at 6:00 pm at Fairmount St. (3000 Fairmount St.) and post the best time/score each month on a classic game to take home QC bragging rights and a prize. We kick off our first month of NES @ Night with Konami’s “Contra.” This event is FREE and open to the public. For more information visit www.davenportlibrary.com or call the library at (563) 326-7832.  Read More

Can You Really Become Addicted To Videogames?

January 15th, 2021
NES @ Night Dropping At Davenport Public Library

“Fortnite.” “Overwatch.” “God Of War.” Know anyone who plays those games? Know people who say, or demonstrate by their actions, that they’re “addicted” to those games? Think they’re exaggerating? They might not be. It sounds like a sci-fi scenario, but from a logical standpoint, you could become addicted to video games. Much like anything else addicting, all it would require would be repetitive stimulation of the right portions of the brain, creating a psychological and physiological need. And given the practice of playing video games,... Read More

Have an Anime-zing Weekend!

July 29th, 2020
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Anime-zing! 2020 – Iowa loves anime! Anime-zing! is three days of anime at the RiverCenter (136 E 3rd Street Davenport) this Friday Jul 31 through Sunday Aug 2. This event allows Anime fans to wear costumes, make friends, eat ramen, meet voice actors, cosplay, buy stuff, shop and have an AMAZING time! Expect a jam-packed 3-day convention filled with cosplay, vendors, artists, anime screenings, panels, dealers, tutorials, lessons, workshops, voice acting, guests, autographs, video gaming, tabletop gaming, karaoke, and so much more. Here are just a few of the cool things to expect at Anime-zing!... Read More

Quad Con Davenport’s Comic & Toy Show Rolling Out

July 10th, 2020
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Comics! Toys! Video Games! Cosplay!  It’s a Pop Culture Celebration! Quad Con Comics & Toy Show will be taking place this Saturday Jul 11 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Golden Leaf Banquet Hall (2902 E Kimberly Rd. Davenport). This free event will feature a day of Geeky Goodness and a Live Auction for Helping Hannah’s Heart Foundation around 1:30 p.m. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/606548160081525/.   For more fun things to do in the Quad Cities this week, check out the latest issue of FUN10QC.  Read More

Can You Become Addicted To Videogames?

June 26th, 2020
NES @ Night Dropping At Davenport Public Library

“Fortnite.” “Overwatch.” “God Of War.” Know anyone who plays those games? Know people who say, or demonstrate by their actions, that they’re “addicted” to those games? Think they’re exaggerating? They might not be. It sounds like a sci-fi scenario, but from a logical standpoint, you could become addicted to video games. Much like anything else addicting, all it would require would be repetitive stimulation of the right portions of the brain, creating a psychological and physiological need. And given the practice of playing video games,... Read More

Jirard The Completionist Coming to The Rust Belt

November 18th, 2019
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Jirard Khalil is not just another social media influencer. He’s “That One Video Gamer” – The Completionist. Get up close and personal with Jirard The Completionist at The Rust Belt (533 12th Avenue East Moline) this Tuesday Nov 19. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the magic begins at 7 p.m. Jirard “Dragonrider” Khalil is the host of the YouTube review show, “The Completionist”, and co-host of “Super Beard Bros.” On his main channel, The Completionist, Jirard completes a new game every week, ranging from casual games to hardcore games. On his second channel,... Read More

It’s Game On For Land of Oz!

September 18th, 2019
NES @ Night Dropping At Davenport Public Library

Mike Rankins is putting the pep back in Pac Man, the thrills into Evel Knievel’s pinball machine and the spring back in Mario’s step. That’s because the Muscatine-born-and-raised 46-year-old is the mastermind behind The Land of Oz Arcade Restoration, 801 Oregon Street, Muscatine, a business dedicated to repairing any and all arcade games, personal video games, electronics and more. Rankins has been restoring video games and related ilk for over 25 years, mostly as a hobby, but after repairing over 200 games over the Christmas season two years ago and continuing to rake in the pixels, he decided... Read More

Quad Con Returns to Davenport!

November 9th, 2018
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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

Smash Bros. Tournament Smashing Into North Park

July 27th, 2017
NES @ Night Dropping At Davenport Public Library

Typically, when the topic of video games and their technological evolution comes up, it becomes pretty obvious that updates and new releases are constant and usually replace the previous versions. However, there is one game that has stayed in the forefront of tournaments and competitions worldwide. That would be Super Smash Bros. Melee (for the GameCube, released in 2001). More than fifteen years after its release, Super Smash Bros. Melee still has the ability to bring massive groups of fans together, whether in tournaments or on Twitch. And one of those tournaments are coming here to the Quad... Read More

Doctor Who, Teen and Tween Gaming Events Wrap Up 2016 At Library

December 14th, 2016
NES @ Night Dropping At Davenport Public Library

Teen fans of Doctor Who may want to take a time jump in their personal TARDIS for a special event on Thursday at the Rock Island Main Library. The Teen Doctor Who Party is Thurs, Dec. 15, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Main Library, 401 19th Street. Activities include Doctor Who film clips and cast interviews, crafts, trivia with prizes, and snacks. The free event is for ages 12 to 18. Teens ages 12 to 18 and “tweens” ages 8 to 12 can take part in a combined gaming program on Tuesday, Dec. 20, also at the Main Library. The free event takes place from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The library will... Read More