Christmas shopping can be tricky, even for the nerdiest of us. In order to find the perfect gifts, you have to know exactly what your nerd loves – and you have to know that they want the gift more than anything else.  There's an easy way you can give the nerd in your life the gifts they’ve been dying to get their hands on! No matter what kind of nerd you’re shopping for – from comic book collector to gamer to manga lover – this event will help you find their #1 wish list item!

This weekend, December 4th & 5th, 2021 the Quad Con Holiday Extravaganza is happening at Southpark Mall in Moline.

Join us for a celebration of Pop Culture! Comics, games, toys, cosplay, and other needful nerdy things. Join us for 2 days of Geeky Goodness as we take over the mall from one end to the other! Get the nerd in your life what they REALLY want!

You can’t go wrong with a gift card to a geek friendly store. This is actually an excellent gift option even if your nerd doesn’t want another copy of Walking Dead Compendium 2, because comics are something that nerds buy on a regular basis.

Online and Brick-and-Mortar electronics stores are full of great geeky gifts. Whether you want something tangible like a game or an HDTV, or something virtual like video games or eBooks, you’ll find it in one of these large retailers. These same shops also carry accessories like cables and gadgets, so if your list is short on things they don’t know about, you’re sure to find it here.

The Worst Things You Can Eat or Drink Before Flying This Holiday

The holidays always brings their own set of challenges, but there’s no denying that traveling for the holiday makes things especially tricky. If you’re flying to go see family or friends, here are some things you definitely should NOT eat or drink right before hopping on a plane along with a couple ideas of good food for you to eat before a flight.

DIY McRib

Everyone is rejoicing that the McRib is back! You can hear the chanting from down the block. Everyone is washing their hands a little bit more due to the bbq sauce residue and it's wonderful.

All is right with the world.

But it isn't always like this. The McRib will leave soon and we'll have to settle for a McChicken or a Double Quarter Pounder like a peasant. Life isn't fair. We know this.

However, my cousin Steve has figured out a way to beat the system.

He's gotten his hands dirty and experimented so we don't have to. He has perfected the DIY McRib!