Trivia Night at the Cedar Rapids Public Library
Tuesday, January 30th at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
The official Cedar Rapids Comic Com trivia contest is back!
Carefully researched by nerdy librarians, be ready for some truly obscure, interesting, and (sometimes) useless information. Bring your own team of six geeks max, or form a team with people you meet here. Comic Con themed giveaways every fifteen minutes.
Trivia Night takes place in the Greyhound Deli at the Cedar Rapids Public Library downtown. Contest is for adults; must be 16+ to participate.
William Jones at the African American Museum of Iowa
Thursday, February 1 at 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Join William Jones, author and founder of the Afrofuturism Network, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm at the African American Museum of Iowa as he discusses and signs copies of his book The Ex-Con, Voodoo Priest, Goddess, and the African King: A Social Cultural, and Political Analysis of Four Black Comic Book Heroes, which provides a history of black comic book characters and draws parallels between comic book history and events in U.S. history. Mr. Jones will further explore the representation of black people in science fiction and supernatural films.
Marvel & DC Comics Trivia Night at The Quarter Barrel
Thursday, February 1 at 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
The Quarter Barrel caps Trivia at 20 teams. The cost is $5 per team and registration proceeds will benefit the Cedar Valley Humane Society. You need your team size and team name to register. Teams are limited to 6 members or less. Tickets are on sale now so register at the link above!
Come early to eat, drink and be merry before Trivia starts at 7:30pm. Prizes will be given to the 1st and 2nd place teams! Trivia Teams, assemble!
Gene Ha at the Cedar Rapids Public Library
Friday, February 2 at 2 PM – 3 PM
Everyone is welcome to meet this year’s celebrity illustrator! This event is free to attend!
NY Times bestselling comic book artist Gene Ha writes and draws Mae. It’s the story of Mae Fortell, a girl who follows her long-missing sister Abbie to a world of mad science and mystery. Gene Ha is best known for his work with writer Alan Moore, Top 10 and its prequel The Forty-Niners. He has won four Eisners, the highest award in American comics.
Gene will answer all of your questions about how to draw ANYTHING! People, buildings, cars, animals: what would you like to draw better? Give a young artist a pencil, paper, and the camera on a phone, a few simple principles will let him or her to draw anything from their lives. Add a web browser and their imagination, and he or she can draw the faraway and the imaginary. Art is a process of observation, experiment and play.
No registration is required for this program, but space is limited to 200 seats.
2018 After Party at the Quarter Barrel
Saturday, February 3 at 6 PM – 2 AM
Join us for the official CRCC 2018 After Party. The fine folks at The Quarter Barrel Arcade & Brewery is one of the hippest spots in town and is filled with some of the best brews, food, and arcade games you’ll find anywhere in the midwest.
VIP Badge holders will also have access to $3 house beers all night — just show your VIP badge.
Superheroes of History Day 2018 at the National Czech & Slovak Museum & Library
Sunday, February 4 at 1 PM – 2 PM
All ages are welcome. Seating is limited. Please RSVP for this FREE program by Feb. 3 at NCSML.org/events. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn about making comics from local comic artist Jonathan Sims! Use your imagination to draw your own superhero, hear about real-life heroes in history, and don’t forget to wear your cape! Costumes are not required, but are encouraged. Because if you can be Batman, always be Batman.
About the artist:
Jonathan Sims is an artist, illustrator, and the creator of “Floating BunnyHead,” an independently published comic book about four weirdos who battle robots and Draculas and time toads. He also draws pizzas – lots and lots of pizzas. He is currently building a series of radical cartoon food art titled “Snack Attack.” His secret lair/art studio is in Iowa City, IA.