Rod Con 2018

posted on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Rod Con cosplay | April 7, 2018 at UNI's Rod Library, Cedar Falls, Iowa

(photo courtesy of Rod Library and RodCon)

What is RodCon? RodCon is a mini comic book convention celebrating all things comic books, video games, anime and science fiction. You can expect to see all ages dressed in costume, role playing and demonstrations in Quidditch, Potions and Improv.

Now entering its 5th year, RodCon has a lot to be proud of. In fact, since 2014, attendance has increased from 1,450 to more than 2,470. The interest in vendors exhibiting at the event has also increased,  from 24 in 2014 to 60 in 2016. 

This year’s RodCon will be held Saturday, April 7, from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm at the Rod Library located on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa. The event is free, open to the public and family-friendly, so you can bring the family and plan to be entertained throughout the day. 

Rod Con 2016 artists and vendors | April 2, 2016 at UNI's Rod Library, Cedar Falls, Iowa

(photo courtesy of Rod Library and RodCon)

This year's event is also full of activites, speakers, artists, vendors and an escape room! Here are just a few highlights:

Panel discussions and speakers including Erik Burnham, a freelancer at Marvel Entertainment.
Escape Experience hosted by Escape Cedar Valley. This year's theme is "Caravan of Thieves."
Kids' Zone for crafts, activities and more!
Costume Contests for all ages!
And be sure to check out the day's schedule HERE

You may also be interested in these shops located in Cedar Falls that will keep you in the RodCon spirit throught the year: 

There will be comics, crafts, games and a costume contest. Actually, there is so much going on, we highly recommend that you visit their website. It's easy to navigate and full of all you need to know! Click HERE

Looking for a place to dine or shop before or after RodCon? The Hill (the area of College Street and 23rd Streets) has so much to offer. Shop at the UNI Bookstore and Mohair Pear (for a unique find) or grab a cup of coffee and pastry at Sidecar Coffee, cookies at Insomnia Cookies, or perhaps a healthy lunch at Greenhouse Kitchen. The Shakery and ICON donuts will also be arriving soon to The Hill

If you would like more ideas of Things To Do and Places to Eat & Drink while you're in Cedar Falls, just give us a call at the Cedar Falls Visitor Center. We can be reached at 319-268-4266 (800-845-1955). Or, stop by the Cedar Falls Visitor Center. We’re located near the UNI campus at 6510 Hudson Road and we’re open weekends: Saturday, 9 am – 4 pm and Sunday, noon until 4 pm.

We’d be happy to help!

Rod Con 2018 | April 7, 2018 | Cedar Falls, Iowa

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