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BURLING-CON IS HERE!!!!  QUAD CON WELCOMES COMIC ARTIST/ANIMATOR DOUG RICE TO BURLINGTON!

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.

Quad Con also raises money for children with heart defects.  Helping Hannah's Heart Foundation has a Live Auction at every Quad Con.  Each item starts at just $5! These are items with retail value of $40-$100!

Our show is family friendly, so do not hesitate in bringing the kids to the event.  Quad Con believes in bringing fans top quality entertainment without breaking the bank.  Entry is only $3!
With over 70 tables of geeky goodness - it will be a day of good times with good people.

Silver Phoenix Entertainment has arranged an appearance by Doug Rice!  He has been a professional comic book artist (Tales of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), animator (The Animaniacs), and is now a professor at Columbia College of the Arts.

At age 69, the easiest way to describe Doug Rice’s life is that he is a veteran of the United States Air Force, the comics industry, andthe animation industry – coming away with an Honorable Discharge, the 1985 San Diego Con’s Russ Manning “Most Promising Newcomer” Award (at age 34), and a Daytime Emmy certificate, respectively. In terms of any skills or abilities, he is completely self-taught…though he does NOT recommend that path for most would-be artists. In the early 1970’s, when the old 4-color comics industry was hours away from techno-extinction, Rice was hired to work as the one-man production staff of a small new company in Chicago called FIRST COMICS. Some months later his studio duties were expanded to include an original comics title, DYNAMO JOE, a giant-robot series which he created and penciled. From there Doug went off in many other directions as a freelancer: STARBLAZERS (for Comico), PLASTIC MAN and MANHUNTER (for DC Comics), TOXIC AVENGER and WHAT THE--?! (for Marvel), ROGER RABBIT (for Disney Comics), TALES OF THE TMNT (for Mirage Comics), and STUPID (for Image Comics), among others. It was in 1993 that Rice changed careers and got into TV animation – again, with no formal training at all!

Startoons Studio in the south suburbs of Chicago was a beehive of activity for Warner Bros. weekday programming, which found Doug storyboarding and doing background layouts for “Steven Spielberg presents The Animaniacs” which, in turn, led to him being handed an Emmy certificate and ‘letter-of-congratulations’ from the head of WB animation a little over two years after he started. After the studio folded in the summer of 2001, Rice began work on a two-fisted/pulp-style adventure novel, as a sort of hobby between freelance jobs. The book, SQUADRON, is currently in publication in soft and hard volumes designed by the author.
Doug now teaches animation as a part-time professor at Columbia College of the Arts in Chicago because, even though he never graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago Circle, his Emmy honor counts as a ‘doctorate’ academically.

We hope you will check out the discussion panel led by Doug Rice around 11:30am as we get an insiders' point of view of what it's like to work at an animation studio.  Doug will be available for photos and autographs throughout the day.


SCHEDULE:
10 am Open to Public
1030 am Sign up for Video Game Tournaments
11 am Mario Kart Tournament
1130 am  Panel Discussion with Special Guest Doug Rice -Animation from the Inside (What It's REALLY Like to Work in a Studio)
12 pm  Cosplay Contest Sign Up
1215 pm  Super Smash Bros Tournament
130 pm Cosplay Contest
130 pm $50 Quad Con Give Away (details on give away on Facebook page)
200 pm Super Smash Bros Tournament II
200 pm Comic Book & Toy Auction for Helping Hannah's Heart Foundation
215 pm Panel Discussion - Cosplay for Beginners (Who, Where, and Why!)
230 pm Free Entry
245 pm Mario Kart Tournament II
4 pm Close


November 9 from 10am to 4pm - Normal Entry $3 Free Entry after 230pm. 

Quad Con Burlington - Comfort Suites Conference Center 1780 Stonegate Center  Burlington IA 52601

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