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3 Days of Fun and Excitement

June 21st – 23rd, 2019

Planet Funk Con 2019

Over 90 Vendors and Artists!

Planet Funk Con 2019

Cosplay Competitions with $800 in Cash Prizes!

Planet Funk Con 2019

Guests Galore!

Planet Funk Con 2019

A New Panel Every 30 Minutes!

What’s That Funk and Mellow Blue Planet are back!

Planet Funk Con, The Quad Cities Premiere Comics & Entertainment Convention

Last year we held the biggest comic con the Quad Cities has ever seen. We had over 4000 attendees, 90 vendors, over 20 guests, 20 panels, 2 cosplay competitions, 100 tabletop games, 2 video game tournaments, and a ton of FUN! This year we plan to bring you even more with 3 DAY SHOW!
Click here to see some of last year’s photos!

What’s That Funk and Mellow Blue Planet are back!

Planet Funk Con, The Quad Cities Premiere Comics & Entertainment Convention

Last year we held the biggest comic con the Quad Cities has ever seen. We had over 4000 attendees, 90 vendors, over 20 guests, 20 panels, 2 cosplay competitions, 100 tabletop games, 2 video game tournaments, and a ton of FUN! This year we plan to bring you even more with 3 DAY SHOW! Click here to see some of last year’s photos!

Event Info

Event Dates:

Friday June 21st
Vendor Floor: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday June 22nd
Vendor Floor: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday June 23rd
Vendor Floor: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Located at the all new TBK Sports Complex!

4850 Competition Drive
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Awesome Features Include:

Bowling!
Games!
Laser Tag!
Escape Rooms!

Event Info

Event Dates:

Friday June 21st
Vendor Floor: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday June 22nd
Vendor Floor: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday June 23rd
Vendor Floor: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Located at the all new TBK Sports Complex!

4850 Competition Drive
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Awesome Features Include:

Bowling!
Games!
Laser Tag!
Escape Rooms!

Event Info

Event Dates:

Friday June 21st
Vendor Floor: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday June 22nd
Vendor Floor: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday June 23rd
Vendor Floor: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Located at the all new TBK Sports Complex!

4850 Competition Drive
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Awesome Features Include:

Bowling!
Games!
Laser Tag!
Escape Rooms!

Event Info

Event Dates:

Friday June 21st
Vendor Floor: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday June 22nd
Vendor Floor: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday June 23rd
Vendor Floor: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Located at the all new TBK Sports Complex!

4850 Competition Drive
Bettendorf, IA 52722

Awesome Features Include:

Bowling!
Games!
Laser Tag!
Escape Rooms!

Hotel Info


Book Your Group Rate for What’s That Funk 2019 Planet Funk Convention

  • Room Rate: $119
  • Complimentary Full Hot Breakfast Daily
  • Two On-Site Restaurants, Prairie Grille & 1 Hundred West
  • Full Menu in both restaurants until 9:00pm, Limited Dinner Menu in 1 Hundred West available until 10:00pm and full bar available until midnight
  • Large indoor Atrium featuring Pool and Hot Tub
  • 10 Minutes to TBK Bank Sports Complex

Book Your Group Rate for What’s That Funk 2019 Planet Funk Convention

  • $89 King room with sofa per night
  • Breakfast is included
  • Pool and Whirlpool
  • Bistro in lobby that offers dinner and full bar from 5pm to 10pm
  • Courtyard open 24/7- can even grill outside
  • Game night Thursday night- Mario Kart, Settlers of Catan, Cards Against Humanity, Unstable Unicorns, etc.
  • Will have swap meet for vendors Friday and Saturday
  • Uber for Business- We will pay for your Uber*

*Requires that 12 rooms are filled- so get your friends to stay at the hotel too!

Book Your Group Rate for What’s That Funk 2019 Planet Funk Convention

  • $89 King room with sofa per night
  • Breakfast is included
  • Pool and Whirlpool
  • Bistro in lobby that offers dinner and full bar from 5pm to 10pm
  • Courtyard open 24/7- can even grill outside
  • Game night Thursday night- Mario Kart, Settlers of Catan, Cards Against Humanity, Unstable Unicorns, etc.
  • Will have swap meet for vendors Friday and Saturday
  • Uber for Business- We will pay for your Uber*

*Requires that 12 rooms are filled- so get your friends to stay at the hotel too!

Special Guests

Keep checking back to see more guests!

Maile Flanagan

Maile Flanagan has voiced the lead in Naruto & Naruto Shippuden for over 650 episodes, 42 video games and 6 movies. She also plays Principal Perry on Disney XD’s Lab Rats and all the spin-offs. In 2006 she won an Emmy (also nominated 2007) for Outstanding Performer in...

Larry Houston

Larry F. Houston is the Emmy-nominated, Producer/Director of The X-Men Animated Series, the phenomenally successful 1990s series that was part of the foundation that helped launch Marvel's multi-billion-dollar franchises. He is also the 2018 Ink Pot Winner in...

Butch Patrick

Butch Patrick is synonymous with pop culture and the loveable character of Eddie Munster from the iconic television show, The Munsters! A character role that he embraces for the millions of fans who love The Munsters! Whether you have seen Butch on TV or have had the...

The Brickhead Family

The Brickhead Family is a fun and crazy YouTube family that love to share their fandom and love of everything LEGO. The channel consists of other items other than LEGO as well, from product reviews , vlogging, funny skits, and even dive into the world of the...

The Nasty Boys

Before The Sandman crushed a beer can against his forehead, before Crash Holly wrestled at airport baggage claims, even before Mick Foley fell off the roof of Hell in a Cell, hardcore intensity was defined by two mohawked thugs from Allentown, Pa. — The Nasty Boys. No...

Adam McArthur

Adam McArthur is an American actor and martial artist based in Los Angeles, California, United States. His best-known role is currently voicing Marco Diaz in the Disney XD cartoon Star vs. the Forces of Evil. He also voices characters on other animation shows such as...

Carey Means

Carey Means has been the voice of Frylock on the Adult Swim TV show Aqua Teen Hunger Force (aka "Aqua TV Show Show"). His career also includes having been in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Atlanta Opera Chorus. He has also performed on stage at the...

Kirby Morrow

Kirby Morrow trained in theatre at Mount Royal University, in Calgary, Alberta. Throughout his career, Kirby has also trained in Vancouver, Paris, Dublin, Toronto and Los Angeles. Reaching a successful stature both on camera and in animation voice overs, Kirby is...

Brad Jones

For the past 12 years, Brad Jones has been the creator and star of the popular YouTube and Channel Awesome series The Cinema Snob, a satirical look at exploitation cinema throughout the decades. As well as portraying The Cinema Snob on a weekly basis, Brad also keeps...

Ashley Rogers

Ashley Rogers is multi-talented artist based in the Quad Cities. She creates situational humor comics, illustrated portraits, and promotional art under the name "Girl Doodle". She is a former freelance model, actress, and haunted attraction performer. Ashley has been...

Laila Haley

Laila Haley is a young actress most noted for her role as Emma in the 2015 Blumhouse production of Sinister 2. Laila has performed over 40 theatrical plays and musicals since beginning her career at the young age of 6. You can also catch Laila in the upcoming Folker...

Iowa Black Squadron 13 Ghostbusters

We are the Iowa Black Squadron 13 Ghostbusters. We do Conventions, Charity Events, Hospital visits, Parades and other activities to promote fund raising, fellowship and good will in helping others. Always support your Vets! Check us out on Facebook:...

Midnite Mausoleum

The Quad Cities own beloved MARLENA MIDNITE is the creator, puppet maker, set designer and host of the "old fashioned" horror host show Midnite Mausoleum. Marlena began doing her show in 2009 and within a year was running on public access television stations in 23...

The Portrait Dude

Wes (The Portrait Dude) has been specializing in making people feel amazing in their cosplay for nearly five years. He loves working with everyone from first-time cosplayers to internationally known personalities and everything in between. With over 80 conventions,...

Alan Scholting

Regarded as one of the top cosplay writers and editors working today, Alan Scholting has contributed to nearly every major pop-culture and cosplay magazine in print. As one of the founding members of both Cosplay Culture and C4 Magazine, Alan has worked with some of...

Doug Walker

Doug is best known for his character The Nostalgia Critic from ChannelAwesome.com, who reviews bad movies and TV shows connected to childhood. He's also noted for having a long standing "rivalry" with The Angry Video Game Nerd. He's appeared on PBS, Entrepreneur...

Tamara Chambers

Tamara Chambers is an actress and comedian from California. She studied Acting at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts in California but now lives in Chicago where she spends her days hiding from snow. No. Wait. She is a theater and film actress who does...

Malcolm Ray

From telling you about the new McCafe items at McDonald's to tormenting the Nostalgia Critic as Satan, Malcolm Ray is an actor, and voice actor. His skills go beyond acting with professional training in film and video as his major at Columbia College Chicago. In the...

Jim Jarosz

Actor, producer, and production designer for the Nostalgia Critic, Top 5 and Orbit Report, Jim Jarosz is responsible for the company's sets, props, and costumes. He is the creator and producer of the show Awesome Build in which he showcases how he designs and...

Barney Walker

The creative genius ultimately (or infamously) responsible for the Walker Brothers (after all, he IS their father) Barney is also the chief musician for Channel Awesome and is the Associate Technical Director for the studio, working alongside Jim Jarosz creating...

Artist Guests

Keep checking back to see even more guests!

Arthur Suydam: The Zombie King

“The Zombie King," as he is known, rose to stardom for his work on the smash hit series "Marvel Zombies", and is the cover artist for the Black Panther. The lines at his booth at any given show are a testament to the enduring "zombie craze," with Suydam as a...

Michael Golden

Artist/writer/creator Michael Golden, is a legend in the comic book industry, but one that has never stopped adding to his legacy as a storytelling professional. Co-creator of the X-men's Rogue character, Spartan X and Bucky O'Hare, Michael is known worldwide for his...

John Beatty

John Beatty is a veteran comic book artist, best know for his inking work for both Marvel and DC Comics. Developing into one of the industries top inkers over his career, Beatty has worked with top pencil artists, such as Mike Zeck, Kelley Jones and Michael Golden....

Charles Simpson

Charles Simpson is a concept artist as well as a comic artist. He’s done work for upper deck trading cards, hound comics, and now constant hustle comics. Charles is also currently self-publishing his creator owned book Zerogravity. Charles Simpson is also the man...

Cory Hamscher

Cory Hamscher is a comic book artist from the great state of Indiana. Breaking in as a penciller/inker in the late 90s, Cory’s first major work was as an inker for Devil’s Due Publishing where he worked on various titles including G.I.JOE and G.I.JOE vs Transformers....

Jim Campbell

Jim Campbell is a comic artist and colorist. He did storyboards for the Emmy winning Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall and won an Eisner award for drawing comics based on that show. He has also worked as a comic colorist for Marvel, Spongebob Comics, and...

Ken Christiansen

Primarily known for his work on the Transformers brand, Ken Christiansen has contributed illustrations and concept art designs for many Hasbro Inc.'s Transformers projects including: video games, Film and TV development, comic book covers, publishing, packaging art,...

Cosplay Guests

Kristen Lanae

Before getting into cosplay, Kristen began making a name in the gaming community working as a promotional model with the CSA Agency. She has worked for several companies at some of the largest events in the United States including E3 and Pax East. Some of the clients...

Baroness Von T Cosplay

Baroness Von T has been building costumes since she was 6, always crafting her very own Halloween looks. In 2014, she wore her very first Cosplay to a convention and has never looked back! Baroness Von T now travels the country hoping to give others the courage and...

Thousand Faces Cosplay

Lauren and Ethan of Thousand Faces Cosplay put the 'play' in cosplay with an emphasis on bringing their characters to life. Through performance and bodybuilding, they strive to recreate their beloved characters as much as possible, from imitating voices and memorizing...

The Portrait Dude

Wes (The Portrait Dude) has been specializing in making people feel amazing in their cosplay for nearly five years. He loves working with everyone from first-time cosplayers to internationally known personalities and everything in between. With over 80 conventions,...

HDC Cosplay

HDC is an award winning, master level costuming and fabricating company, who first got their start in August 2012. Beginning work in the steampunk scene, they branched out in 2016 and entered the Crown Championships at C2e2 and placed. Practical effects, sculpting,...

Sally Quinn Cosplay

To Sally Quinn Cosplay, artist no longer means one thing, it’s a broad term that covers an envelope of millions of opportunities and creations. Conquering immersive cosplays for over 4 years, Rachael has expanded from just cosplay building alone to SFX makeup, body...

Panels 2019

2018 Sponsors!

Check back soon to see our 2019 Sponsors!

Oelerich Reiling & Miller

Oelerich Reiling & Miller provides a full range of advisory, accounting, and tax services to small businesses, entrepreneurs, and investors so they can overcome the complexities of starting and running a business, meet their goals, and look to the future with...

Arda Wigs

Arda Wigs is a Chicago-based wig company that was established in 2009. They are dedicated to bringing cosplayers and wig enthusiasts wig styles wearable on any head type, as well as being realistic and easy to style. All wigs are made a full 23-inch circumference cap...

The Phantom Reapers

New to the con scene Biz and Chains, The Phantom Reapers, have been doing their own comics for years. Now ready to branch out and show their work to world. Biz writes all the weird, funny, and bizarre stories. Chains is tasked with channeling his inner 3-Eyed mongoose...

Stecker Graphics

Stecker Graphics is a family owned business in Rock Island, IL. Our family and our employees live and work in the Quad Cities and that's why we encourage everyone to Be Local, Buy Local. It is our belief that you get what you pay for, while we may not be the cheapest...

Visit Quad Cities

Visit Quad Cities, a non-profit organization, is the region’s official destination management organization charged with making the Quad Cities a premier destination experience. Visit Quad Cities grows our economy by bringing visitors, meetings/conventions, sporting...

OCM MtG

OCM MtG is a Magic the Gathering vendor out of Des Moines, IA. We are always buying/selling/trading! Check out our website (www.OCMMTG.com) for singles, articles, and our next event. OCM MtG also provides cards for Magic the Gathering Online. Search 'OCMMTG' in the...

Hall of Heroes

2019 Hall of Heroes

Planet Funk Con’s Hall of Heroes is back! Planet Funk Con is proud to be continuing our Hall of Heroes, where you will find our communities local groups and charities that stand out and help the Quad Cities area.

Our Hall of Heroes features nonprofits and community building groups from around the area. They will be showing everyone who they are and how they impact our wonderful community.

Make sure as you enter this year’s Planet Funk Con to remember to stop and see just what our local Heroes are all about.

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