Calling all fans! QC Planet Con kicks off this weekend

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All things comics, super heroes, anime and Si-fi are rolling into Rock Island this weekend for the 8th annual Quad City Planet Con.

Marlena Midnite, host of Midnite Mausoleum stopped in during Good Morning Quad Cities to talk about the exciting things happening this weekend at Planet Con. Marlena hosts Midnite Mausoleum on WQAD News 8 and My-TV 8-3 where she and co-host Robyn Graves talk all things horror films and all things creepy.

Guest who head to comic con this weekend will get goodie bags filled with comics and other prizes. There will also be a raffle and silent auction for dozens of prizes, action figures, comic books and more.

Another guest stopped by the show to show off his artistic skills. Bill Douglas is a local artist from Moline who will have a booth at comic con where people can get sketched into cartoon super heroes. He can draw characters in about 20 minutes and has been drawing faces since 1994. He drew Angie, Jon and Eric into superheros during the morning newscast.

See more of Bill's artwork here.

Elizabeth McKinney aka "Luci Furr" was our last guest during our Planet Con segment and she was in talking about the Quad City Rollers. The Quad City Rollers will also be at Planet Con looking for volunteers for their next bout and recruiting anyone who wants to join the derby team.

Planet Con is Saturday, July 29th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Rock Island.