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Mini Comic-Con at UNI

March 27, 2014

Linda McLaury, access services coordinator, Rod Library, 319-273-3610,

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The Rod Library at the University of Northern Iowa will host Mini Comic-Con from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, March 29.

A variety of comic book-related activities will be held throughout the day, such as trivia contests; video and tabletop gaming; a kids' coloring contest; a scavenger hunt; a Magic: The Gathering tournament; panel discussions; and a photo booth with green screen technology.

The costume contest will take place at 4 p.m., with prizes awarded in each age category: 10 and under, 11 to 16, and 17 and older.

Panel discussions and presentations will focus on the topic of diversity in comic books, including gender, racial and LGBT issues.

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information and a complete schedule of events, visit