The Midwest Comicon (November 2015)

Midwest Comicon

Convention Name
The Midwest Comicon
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This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
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About This Convention
Built to be a family friendly event! This con is the new face of Iowa’s longest running comicon which was Comic Book I-CON. It is the first 2-day comicon put on by local interests in the Capital City in 20 years.

Over 100 creators/guests not including vendors. Many FREE photo ops for the family. FREE costume contest for 16 + on Saturday and kids costume contest on Sunday.

Venue Name and Address
Des Moines, Ia 50309
United States
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Comic Books
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  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Jim Steranko, Bernard Chang, Paul Ryan, Phil Hester, Erik Burnham, Christian J. Simpson, Nalini Krishan, Jeff Parazzo, Kevin Duhaney, Roxy the Rancor

Midwest Comicon

IA – Corey Taylor Signing


Corey Taylor appears at Barnes & Noble on Tuesday September 15, 2015 at 7:00 PM! Founding Member of Slipknot and Stone Sour, Corey Taylor will sign his new book: You’re Making Me Hate You.

The Shoppes at Three Fountains
4550 University Avenue, West Des Moines, IA 50266

IA – Captain Janeway Signs


Kate Mulgrew, star of Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black, appears at the Hotel Julien on Wednesday April 22, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign her new memoir BORN WITH TEETH! Your book, purchased at River Lights, will include your ticket to the Book Signing Line. The color on your ticket will correspond to your place in line – Red ticket holders will have their books signed first, then Blue, and so forth. The earlier the book is purchased, the better your place in line!

These tickets guarantee that you will have a place in line to have your books signed, however, this event is free and open to the public and seats are available on a first come, first-served basis.

Books with tickets are $28.00 plus tax. Discounts do not apply. No books/tickets will be reserved without prepayment.

Books/tickets will be available for pick-up beginning April 14 to April 22 (we close at 6pm). Picking up your book before the event is required. We will not transport your book to the event.

Books will also be available for purchase at the event. These will include a Signing Line Ticket.

Those attending without Signing Line Tickets may join in at the end of the line.

We cannot guarantee that they will get to the signing table before the end of the event.

Hotel Julien Ballroom
200 Main Street, Dubuque, IA 52001

Comic Book I-CON (October 2014)

Comic Book I-Con

Convention Name
Comic Book I-CON
Convention Website Address
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
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About This Convention
Put on by the Iowa Comic Book Club for the 14th year. Our largest group of vendors of comic books/related merchandise, artist area filled with talent, 2 gaming areas, discussion panels, trivia contest, cosplay contest, and MORE. Admission is only $10 for fans 11 and up. Kids 10 and under FREE with paid adult.
Venue Name and Address
Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
833 5th Ave
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
United States
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  • Comic Books
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Fabian Nicieza, Paul Pelletier, Kevin Maguire, Jeff Parker, Phil Hester

Anime-zing! announces Greg Ayres and D.C. Douglas for 2014

February 4, 2014 by  
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Press Release:

Anime-zing! announces Greg Ayres and DC Douglas

D.C. DouglasDavenport, Iowa – January 22, 2014 – Anime-zing!, the Iowa anime convention, is excited to announce two more voice actors will be partaking in the 2014 convention. Greg Ayres and DC Douglas join Anime-zing!’s guest list, and will be available to meet fans over the July 11-13, 2014 weekend at the RiverCenter in downtown Davenport, Iowa.

D.C. Douglas will forever be known as the sinister voice of Albert Wesker (“Resident Evil”), screaming “Chriiiisssss” as he melts in a lava lake. This is a far cry from his other roles, such as the persnickety alien Zepht in “Star Trek: Enterprise” or the logical Legion in the “Mass Effect” videogame series. He’s been in all sorts of video games, as The Master in “Buffy,” “The Vampire Slayer,” AWACS in “Ace Combat 6,” Archangel Michael in “Might & Magic Heroes VI,” Raven in “Tekken 6″ and “Street Fighter X Tekken,” and Albert Wesker in “Resident Evil: Umbrella,” & “Darkside Chronicles,” “Mercenaries,” “Capcom Versus Marvel 3” and “Resident Evil 5.” He gave voice to the Geth as Legion in “Mass Effect 2 & 3.” Douglas’ anime credits include President Paradine in “Tales of Graces f.” Alexei Dinoia in “Tales of Vesperia.” Kelvin Garr in “Tales of the World,” Grimoire Noir in “Nier Replicant,” Gabi & Taihaku in “.hack Vol1 & 2,” Genji Kamogawa in “Hajime no ippo,” and Shori Shibuya in “God, Save Our King!” Recent television appearances include “Castle,” “Workaholics,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS: Los Angeles,” and “2 Broke Girls.” Highlight credits for fans of sci-fi, horror and fantasy include “Star Trek: Enterprise,” “Charmed,” “Passions,” “Titanic II,” and “666: The Child.” Douglas can be seen in the upcoming sci-fi thriller, “Apocalypse Kiss” as the serial killer Adrian (an homage to Albert Wesker) starring alongside Troma Pictures legend, Lloyd Kaufman.

Greg AyresGreg Ayres can usually be found rockin’ out somewhere, whether animated or not. From the loud-mouthed Hideki in Nerima Daikon Brothers, to Koyuki, singing with the the band in Beck:Mongolian Chop Squad, he’s always glad to shake things up a bit. He is thrilled to be able to add the roles of Uesugi Kenshin in Sengoku Basara, Seikechi Tayama in Oh Edo Rocket, and Abe in Big Windup to his list of new roles. He can also be head as Son Goku in Saiyuki, Chrono in Chrono Crusade, Kaoru Hitachiin in Ouran High School Host Club, Yuki in The Wallflower, Leo in Ghost Stories , Satoshi Hiwatari in DNAngel, Kaworu Nagisa in the Director’s Cut of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Negi Springfield in Negima, Heihachi in Samurai 7, Jr. in Xenosaga:The Animation, Tsujido in Speed Grapher, Roan in Ragnorok The Animation, Yamazaki in Welcome to the NHK, Nowy in Glass Fleet, Gau Ban in Shadow Skill, Pope Alessandro XVIII in Trinity Blood, and a bunch of other titles he’ll probably forget to mention. Funimation has recently announced that Greg will voice the role of Kouta Tsuchiya in it’s upcoming release of Baka and Test.

When he’s not in a booth with headphones on, you can usually find him sporting headphones of another variety behind “the decks”. A veteran nightclub DJ of many years, Greg has really enjoyed the oppor- tunity of doing something else that he truly loves at conventions. From packed rooms at anime conventions, to the legendary stage of The Knitting Factory (NYC), Greg never misses an opportunity to share his love of music with anyone who will listen.

The full guest list can be found occupying

More information about the convention and all of its events can be found at

Caitlin Glass coming to Anime-zing! 2014

January 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Anime, Comic Books, Convention News, Gaming, Iowa

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Caitlin Glass coming to Anime-zing!

Davenport, IA – January 9, 2014 – Anime-zing! is excited to announce yet another edition to the convention’s growing guest lineup in Caitlin Glass.


A voice actress and ADR director, best known for the role of Winry Rockbell in Fullmetal Alchemist, Caitlin has been working in the anime industry since 2004. Most recently Caitlin has played Zessica in Aquarion: EVOL, Arissa in Guilty Crown, Pepe Lima in Michiko & Hatchiin, Magnolia in Last Exile: Fam, The Silver Wing, Hinata in Future Diary and Bel Peol in Shana seasons 2 & 3. Other well-known roles include: Deneve in Claymore, Dhianeila in Heroic Age, Eila in Strike Witches, Evergreen in Fairy Tail, Hannah Annafellows in Black Butler II, Hiyono in Spiral, Kaori in Kanon, Kim in Soul Eater, LaLa in D.Gray Man, Lithia in Tenchi Muyo: War on Geminar, Maya Ibuki in the Neon Genesis Evangelion reboot movies, Miria in Baccano, Miss Anderson in Shin-chan, Momochi in Level E, Nerine in Shuffle!, Otohime in Okamisan, Phryne in Fractale, Saras in Is This a Zombie?, Satelizer el Bridget in Freezing, Triela in Gunslinger Girl, Vivi in One Piece (FUNimation), and Yakumo in School Rumble. Caitlin can also be heard in Appleseed XIII, BECK, Black Cat, Casshern Sins, Darker Than Black, Dragonaut: The Resonance, Hell Girl, Initial D: 4th Stage (FUNimation), Kaze no Stigma, Kenichi, Mushi-shi, My Bride is a Mermaid, Negima, Nabari no Ō, Panty and Stocking, Ragnarok, Sergeant Frog, Shiki, Solty Rei, StrAIn, Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, and Witchblade, among many others. Caitlin has also voiced Cammy in the Street Fighter IV series of video games, Amitadatelion in Final Fantasy: The Crystal Bearers and Aya in Infinite Undiscovery.

Over five years ago, Caitlin directed the widely popular fan-favorite, Ouran High School Host Club, as well as playing Haruhi Fujioka. Other directing credits include Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood, Chaos Head, Gunslinger Girl- Il Teatrino, Linebarrels of Iron, Murder Princess, Suzuka and FUNimation’s One Piece. You can follow Caitlin at @caitlinsvoice on Twitter.

Caitlin joins a guest list at that includes fellow longtime voice actors Chris Patton and Eric Stuart.

Anime-zing! is a jovial and community-centric celebration of Japanese culture, Japanese animation, and video games as part of a three day event that brings together over 1,000 anime fans for a weekend of anime screenings, guest Q&As, concerts, and more. Caitlin and the convention’s other guests will be available to meet attendees and sign free autographs throughout the weekend.

Anime-zing! 2014 will be held July 11-13 at the RiverCenter in Davenport, IA. More details at

IA – Woman Rebel Signing

September 21, 2013 by  
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Cartoonist Peter Bagge signs his new book at Prairie Lights on Friday, October 18th, 2013 at 7:00 pm!

Prairie Lights
15 South Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240


ICONHello to all of our past and future COMIC BOOK I-CON Artist Area Creators…….

The “Lil Con That Can” is back for our annual event!

I hope you are having a great year and have saved a spot at our event on your Fall calendar. I apologize if you get or will repeatedly get more than 1 email from me for the I-CON. I believe I have my most up-to-date email list but I know there are repeats in there. Let me know if you get too many repeats and I will try and take off some.

Comic Book I-CON will be on Saturday OCT 19 and will be at the same place as last year but with a different venue name. The venue is called Barratta’s @ Forte Banquet and Conference Center…….whew long one! The address is 615 3rd street, Des Moines, IA 50309.

Last year’s event was a big success which give me great hope we can do it again or even better. Part of that success is communication…..SPREAD THE WORD! Please check out our facebook page and specifically our event page. Let us know if you are coming and pass it onto friends that would enjoy it too OK? I am including a jpg of our soon to be posted all over town and surrounding areas POSTER. Feel free to post it on your page if you are coming please.

I am including the Artist Area Form with this email. Please look it over and send it back as soon as you can to get your 8 ft table. Each table comes with 2 chairs and you can buy extra chairs if you need to. PLEASE spread the word to other creators. It is a first come basis for spots. I need your contract to secure your place. A verbal “hold” will not get you a table. I know there are more of you out there than I have emails for so if you know someone who would enjoy our event let them know…..THANKS. I always ask that if you feel you can share your table with another creator please do so. Every year we have table issues it seems. I have been lucky to fill most requests but do have to leave some people out sometimes. If you can split a table with a friend who is coming it will open up a space in the I-CON as well in the parking situation…..eeewww shudder at that thought.
We will put you on our site once we get your info. If you have been to the site you will see that it is not current. We have a new site ready to pop up but I am waiting for the final pieces…..nothing like waiting to the last minute.

OK that should cover it for now but please let me know if you have any questions and I will do my best to answer them. I look forward to seeing some old friends and making some news ones like I do every year. Thanks in advance for giving the Comic Book I-CON some of your time.

Send contracts back to:
Iowa Comic Book Club/ICBC
PO Box 3604 Ash Creek Station
Des Moines, IA 50323

You can also look at our site for info too as it comes up…..and also facebook.

Thanks for your support and remember…..


Creator Rep/Event Planner for the ICBC

IA – Boba Fett Signs

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Jeremy Bulloch signs at The Core on Father’s Day Weekend, June 15th from 11:00-5:00, and June 16th from 12:00-5:00! Mr. Bulloch will have many 8 x 10 photos of him as BOBA FETT available for purchase with autograph for only $25.00. He will sign your personal Star Wars items for $20.00.

Bring your camera and have photos taken for FREE with the purchase of an autograph. If you only wish to take a photo with Mr. Bulloch (with no autograph purchase) the price is $5.00.

Along with Mr. Bulloch’s appearance, members of the Mandalorian Mercs costume club will be on site at The CORE on Saturday helping with crowd control, posing for photos, and adding to the fun.

The Core
1926 Valley Park Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

IA – NOS4A2 Signing

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Author Joe Hill signs at the Iowa City Public Library on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. Co-sponsored by HarperCollins Publishers and Prairie Lights.

Iowa City Public Library
123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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