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Rod Con 2016

Check out these new additions!

  • Runaways: Pride and Joy
  • Ghost World
  • Batwoman: Elegy
  • Maus: A Survivor's Tale
  • Honor Girl
  • Persepolis 2
  • Wonderstruck
  • Gangsta 5
  • V for Vendetta
  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • Nura: rise of the Yokai clan
  • Broxo
  • Watchmen
  • Lumberjanes
  • Exquisite Corpse
  • Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
  • The Shadow Hero
  • Terra Formars 4
  • Persepolis
  • The Walking Dead: Days Gone By

A FREE convention!

While we don't require attendees to register, we do recommend that you join our Facebook event page to keep up with updates, give us feedback, and discuss the con with other attendees.  This page is a work in progress for the 3rd annual Rod Library Mini ComicCon.  Stay tuned for updates as we add Artists, Panelists, Activities, and ways to participate.  

Event Activities 

(check out photos from last year's event on flickr)

Kid Zone

  • Learn how to make Shrinky dinks, lightsabers, superhero masks, and more!

Photo Booth

  • Pose with your favorite Star Wars, Doctor Who, My Little Pony and other Superhero backgrounds.

UNI Swordfighting Belegarth

  • Work with the UNI Swordfighting Club to learn this full-contact, fun, easy-to-learn game of medieval/fantasy-style combat using foam padded weapons.   


  • Weather permitting, see an actual replica of the original Batmobile next to the Campanile

Tabletop Gaming

Video Gaming

  • Video Games Etc. will be hosting the video gaming room.  Haven't had a chance to play with any of the newest generation of consoles yet?  Video Games Etc. will be bringing them for our game room!  Do you prefer retro gaming?  Stop by and they can show you the Retron 3, which plays Nintendo, Super Nintendo, and Sega games!

Escape Rooms

  • Solve puzzles and race the clock to escape.  We will have 2 escape rooms running during Rod Con.  Advance sign up will be needed as these rooms can only handle a small number of challengers at a time.  Register Here!

TAPP Fashion Show

  • Midnight in Manhattan is the theme of the 24th annual design show organized by University of Northern Iowa students in the Fashion Promotion class. Garments for this show are designed and constructed by students in the Textiles and Apparel major. Previewed today are a select number of designs that will be featured in the show on April 9, 2016 in Lang Auditorium at 7:00 P.M.

Half Masted Improv Demonstration

  • Cedar Falls Half Masted Improvisation Troupe will entertain you on the main floor stage.


  • UNI STEM Ambassadors will test your knowledge of Science and Comics.

Artemis Bridge Simulator

  • Artemis Space Bridge Simulator is a game where you take the role of a bridge officer in a sci-fi capital ship. You ARE your favorite character from your favorite space tv show.

Presentations, artists, and events are being added regularly. Check here, our Facebook Event page and Twitter for updates.

Event Link in Rod Calendar


Download a copy of the poster here!

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Black Women in Sequence: Re-Inking Comics Graphic Novels and Anime

Black Women in Sequence: Re-Inking Comics Graphic Novels and Anime

03/09/2016 -   At noon in the ScholarSpace (Room 301) on April 2nd  DeborahElizabeth Whaley will be on hand to discuss her new book Black Women in Sequence:  Re-inking Comics, Graphic Novels and Anime (2015).  This book explores ...Read more
Jared Rogness Select Works

Jared Rogness Select Works

03/09/2016 - From February 29th-April 4th, Iowa-born illustrator, and UNI Department of Art alum, Jared Rogness has select works on display on the Learning Commons Exhibition Wall on the main floor in Rod Library. Rogness currently is a storyboard artist and illustrator living in Los Angeles. He earned his ...Read more