Welcome to Quad Con

About Us


Cosplay/Costumes are Welcome.  Please understand we are a family friendly event.  Please refrain from costumes that may be inappropriate for younger audiences.  We reserve the right to refuse entry to any person for any reason.


Free to Vend* Free to Attend*  Please email vintagetorque@gmail.com about free vending.  $3 Entry for Most Shows  

*Free Entry after 2:30 pm  

Hours 10am - 4pm


Pop Culture

Quad Con is all about coming together and enjoying different aspects of pop culture.  Video games, sci fi, role playing, comics, toys, board games, vintage magazines, posters, & more.  Join us and sell some of your items, or come in and take home some treasure from your childhood you thought was lost forever.

Frequently Asked Questions




September 28 - Five Flags Event Center  Dubuque Iowa $3 entry

October 19 - RiverPlex Arena 600 NE Water St. Peoria IL 61603  10am - 4pm  $3 entry

October 26 - Golden Leaf Banquet Center Davenport IA FREE Entry!

November 9 - Comfort Suites Conference Center  1780 Stonegate Dr. Burlington IA 52601 $3 Entry

November 17 - Tebala Event Center  7910 Newburg Rd  Rockford IL 61108 $5 Entry


January 26 - Cedar Rapids Marriott $5 Entry

February 1 - Tebala Event Center 7910 Newburg Rd Rockford $5 Entry

April 11 - Golden Leaf Banquet Center Davenport IA 

April 18 - Riverplex Arena 600 NE Water St Peoria IL 61603

Please check out the Facebook Page to find out about local discounts & promotions

Quad Con moves around the upper Midwest.  Upcoming shows include Dubuque, Burlington, Davenport, Rockford, and Peoria.  Stay tuned for m


We are a family friendly event. We give free entry after 2:30 pm.  Before that our entry is just $3 per person at most events.  Tune into the Facebook page to be alerted to special discounts that may be available at each event. Kids under 12 are always free. Our purpose is to spread the gospel of geekdom!  We welcome all who may have an interest in comic books, sci fi, toys, video games, costumes, and other nerdy 

Free Vending

So, you have some items sitting in the closet that you don't need anymore?  We are here to help.  Quad Con gives you four feet of space for FREE! This is limited to the first 8 inquiries.  ALL vendor inquiries - please email vintagetorque@gmail.com

Cosplay/Video Game Tournament

Each event will have separate schedule.  Please see Facebook event page for prizes, times, and details of each show.

More Vending Info

We are an affordable show.  As a result we do not have a big budget.  What does this mean to you?  We may not be able to accommodate your requests for electricity, wall space, or location.  Vendors - do NOT be late.  If you have not checked in 30 minutes prior to the event - you forfeit your space.  Sorry, no refunds. We prefer payment via Paypal - this way you have a receipt and we have a copy as well.  Please DO NOT PAY without being invoiced.  We are a drama free zone.  If you are causing drama - you will be asked to leave.  If you are a vendor who does not get along with your neighbors - you will not be allowed back to our events.

We Need Your Help!

PLEASE help us get the word out!  This is as simple as sharing info about our event on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  Odds are if you want to go....your friends do to.  And they may need to know about the event!  So spread the word - it helps more than you know.  Here is the Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/coolstuffquadcon/



How Much?

It depends. We pass the cost of the room rental on to you.  So, if the convention hall charges us $3000, then vendors have to pay more than if we reserved a room that is $1,000.  If you need a spot, please email vintagetorque@gmail.com.  We will send you an invoice via paypal.  Please include your paypal email and do NOT send payment to us without confirmation.  Our events sell out fast. As a result, we can not accept payments without approval/confirmation.

How Many Vendors?

Typically we have 50-75 tables at each event.  We allow a maximum rental of 4 tables at each event.  Sorry, no discount for renting multiple tables at this time.  We have VERY affordable rates.  Shop around and you will find that Quad Con gives you the most bang for your buck.

I want a Free Spot. How do I get it?

We allow about 8 FREE spots for first time vendors or artists at each event.  These free spots are first come first reserved.  Free spot will consist of and 8 foot table that you will SPLIT with another artist or first time vendor.  This means you can NOT have backing display.  You can ONLY have yourself behind the table.  You can not choose your location.  If you are in need of a Free spot - email vintagetorque@gmail.com and we will let you know if there is availability.  Please note artists/vendors can only take advantage of Free Spot once. And free spots are not available to those who have set up at our shows in the past.


Each location we rent is different.  Some places have tables, other places do not.  Please understand that we may have to RENT tables from a party supply location.  This means you will either have to rent tables from us (we do not make any money off the table rentals) or you can bring your own tables.  

How Big is a Vendor Spot?

Typically our vendor spots are 8.5 feet wide x 8 feet deep.  We do NOT sell 10 x 10 spots at most locations.  One of the reasons our prices are so affordable is that we do NOT have 10 x 10 spots.  Please understand we will not have pipe and drapes either.

Vendor Conduct

Quad Con is a Drama Free Zone.  If you are a vendor who upsets customers or fellow vendors....  You will not be asked to come back.  We are out to bring positivity to the Nerd World.  Negativity will not be tolerated. This includes social media and emails.  We are a fan run show.  There are many other shows out there and we urge you to be a part of those shows as well.  

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PO Box 1733, Bettendorf, IA 52722, US

(563) 332-1947


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