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 email@example.com about free vending. $3 to $5 Entry for Most Shows
*Free Entry after 2:30 pm
Hours 10am - 4pm
DAVENPORT IS FREE ENTRY ALL DAY
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.
March 6-7 - Peoria Northwoods Mall
March 13 - Des Moines Merle Hay Mall
March 20 - Burlington IA Westland Mall
March 28 - St Charles MO Olympia Event Center
April 10-11 - Madison WI East Towne Mall
April 17-18 - Omaha, NE Oak View Mall
April 24 - Rockford IL Nerd Mart CD Source Records
May 16 - Cedar Rapids Double Tree by Hilton Convention Complex
May 23 - Springfield IL Nerd Mart 217 Comics/Cards
May 29 - Davenport Golden Leaf Banquet Center
June 5 - Peoria Convention Center
July 31/Aug 1 Davenport Northpark Mall
August 7 - Springfield IL Crowne Plaza Convention Center
Oct 30 - Des Moines Merle Hay Mall
Please check out the Facebook Page to find out about local discounts & promotions
Quad Con moves around the upper Midwest. Shows include Dubuque, Burlington, Davenport, Rockford, Peoria, Omaha, and St. Charles
We are a family friendly event. We give free entry after 2:30 pm. Before that our entry is just $3 to $5 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Each event will have separate schedule. Please see Facebook event page for prizes, times, and details of each show.
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.
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/
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 email@example.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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.
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.
These are events that are related to Quad Con
This is a festival dedicated to vintage hot rods, lowbrow art, old motorcycles, and classic pin up. www.vintagetorquefest.com
This is THE big convention for the Quad Cities - 2 days of fun on June 22/23, 2018 www.planetfunkcon.com
One of the largest comic shows in Iowa! www.cedarrapidscomiccon.com
Iowa Comic Book Club www.iowacomicbookclub.com
There are great shows all around the country - and we go to many....but the big one is San Diego www.comic-con.org