An exciting, family friendly event is returning to the Cedar Valley.

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Iowa is quickly growing into an ideal place to hold fan, pop culture, and comic book conventions. In June, the capital city will bring in some huge guests for Des Moines Comic Con. Taking place June 2nd-3rd, this comic con will bring in all sorts of guests, like Iowa native David Yost from the Power Rangers franchise AND the voice actor behind Spongebob Squarepants.

You can read more about that event here.

Now, just a bit closer to home...

For the past eight years, the University of Northern Iowa has been putting on a "mini comic book fan convention" in Cedar Falls. RodCon, is a "mini-comic book convention with a welcoming environment where people with common interests come together to share their love of all things pop culture."

Taking place on Saturday, April 1st at Rod Library on the UNI campus, the event is set to run from 10am - 4pm.

Photo By: Elwin Huffman - Townsquare Media
Photo By: Elwin Huffman - Townsquare Media

Officials confirm that the convention will have "guest speakers, artists, vendors, trivia competitions, youth and adult costume contests, prizes, giveaways, video gaming, live-action role-playing, youth crafts, and more."

RodCon will be free to the public and is marketed as a fun, family friendly atmosphere. Organizers are anticipating approximately 3,000 attendees at this year's convention.

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For fans of Magic the Gathering, Dark Vassal Gaming will be hosting a Magic the Gathering Modern tournament at the convention. You can check out more information on registration for it here.

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