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Planet Funk Con 2018

June 22nd & 23rd, 2018 $10 One Day | $15 Two Day Group Packages are available and Children are free!

Planet Funk Con 2018

June 22nd & 23rd, 2018 $10 One Day | $15 Two Day Group Packages are available and Children are free!

Planet Funk Con 2018

June 22nd & 23rd, 2018 $10 One Day | $15 Two Day Group Packages are available and Children are free! $500 top prize for our Cosplay contest!

What’s That Funk Presents:

The Quad Cities Premiere Comics & Entertainment Convention

For the last 8 years Mellow Blue Planet has brought you one of the Quad Cities areas best comic conventions, QC Planet Con. Now for its 9th year Mellow Blue Planet has teamed up with What’s That Funk to take it to the next level!  What’s That Funk in association with Mellow Blue Planet would like to present Planet Funk Con, the Quad Cities Premiere Comics and Entertainment Convention!

Planet Funk Con 2018 is being held at the TaxSlayer Center (formerly IWireless Center) in downtown Moline Illinois. Located along the beautiful Mississippi river the TaxSlayer Center is the largest venue the Quad Cities has to offer. With two floors of funky fun you won’t want to leave. Conveniently located in bustling downtown Moline Planet Funk Con is great for the whole family. And did we mention kids 12 and under get in free with a ticketed adult! Buy a one-day pass or enjoy the convention all weekend by buying a two-day pass at a discount. Don’t wait to get your ticket, everyone who buys a pre-sale ticket will get a two day pass for the price of a one day pass! You can’t beat $10 for 2 days of entertainment!

What’s That Funk Presents:

The Quad Cities Premiere Comics & Entertainment Convention

For the last 8 years Mellow Blue Planet has brought you one of the Quad Cities areas best comic conventions, QC Planet Con. Now for its 9th year Mellow Blue Planet has teamed up with What’s That Funk to take it to the next level!  What’s That Funk in association with Mellow Blue Planet would like to present Planet Funk Con, the Quad Cities Premiere Comics and Entertainment Convention!

Planet Funk Con 2018 is being held at the TaxSlayer Center (formerly IWireless Center) in downtown Moline Illinois. Located along the beautiful Mississippi river the TaxSlayer Center is the largest venue the Quad Cities has to offer. With two floors of funky fun you won’t want to leave. Conveniently located in bustling downtown Moline Planet Funk Con is great for the whole family. And did we mention kids 12 and under get in free! Buy a one-day pass or enjoy the convention all weekend by buying a two-day pass at a discount. Don’t wait to get your ticket, everyone who buys a pre-sale ticket will get a two day pass for the price of a one day pass! You can’t beat $10 for 2 days of entertainment!

Event Info

Event Dates:

June 22nd 2018, from 1 P.M. – 9 P.M.
June 23rd 2018, from 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.

Pricing:

Kids 12 and under are FREE!
$10 One Day
$15 Two Day ($10 during presale!)
*Group Packages are available, please contact us!

Venue Information:

The TaxSlayer Center is one of the top grossing mid-size venues in the country and has won numerous awards, including being ranked among the top 5 Arenas for tickets sold and gross dollars for facilities under 12,000 seats for 21 consecutive years. The TaxSlayer Center has a regional population of 600,000 and is located on the banks of the Mississippi River on the border of east-central Iowa and northwestern Illinois border in Moline, IL. The Quad Cities is made up of Moline and Rock Island in Illinois along with Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa.

Easily routable between Chicago, St. Louis, Omaha, and Minneapolis; the TaxSlayer Center has hosted performances for some of the biggest stars in the business including Pearl Jam, Demi Lovato, James Taylor, Brantley Gilbert, Motley Crue, Hunter Hayes, Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, The Dave Matthews Band, Shania Twain, Def Leppard, Miranda Lambert and more.

Event Info

Event Dates:

June 22nd 2018, from 1 P.M. – 9 P.M.
June 23rd 2018, from 10 A.M. – 6 P.M.

Pricing:

Kids 12 and under are FREE!
$10 One Day
$15 Two Day ($10 during presale!)
*Group Packages are available, please contact us!

Venue Information:

The TaxSlayer Center is one of the top grossing mid-size venues in the country and has won numerous awards, including being ranked among the top 5 Arenas for tickets sold and gross dollars for facilities under 12,000 seats for 21 consecutive years. The TaxSlayer Center has a regional population of 600,000 and is located on the banks of the Mississippi River on the border of east-central Iowa and northwestern Illinois border in Moline, IL. The Quad Cities is made up of Moline and Rock Island in Illinois along with Davenport and Bettendorf in Iowa.

Easily routable between Chicago, St. Louis, Omaha, and Minneapolis; the TaxSlayer Center has hosted performances for some of the biggest stars in the business including Pearl Jam, Demi Lovato, James Taylor, Brantley Gilbert, Motley Crue, Hunter Hayes, Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line, The Dave Matthews Band, Shania Twain, Def Leppard, Miranda Lambert and more.

Hotel Info

Radisson Hotel

1415 River Drive
Moline IL 61265
Reservations: +1 (800) 333-3333

Discounts for vendors and ticket holders:

Receive a special rate with our Radisson event discount. Adjacent to the event venue, and convenient access to other area attractions.

• Double queen rooms:  $110

• Single King Suites: $125 (with parlor included)

• Wifi, parking and breakfast is included for hotel guests

Holiday Inn

226 17th Street, Suite 100,
Rock Island, Illinois, 61201
Reservations must be made through these booking links by 5/31/2018. Thereafter, reservations will be taken on a space available basis.

Discounts for vendors and ticket holders:

• $96.00 per night.

Book a room now!

SureStay Plus Hotel by Best Western

890 Golden Valley Dr.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
RESERVATIONS: (563) 355-7341

Receive a special discount for choosing SureStay Plus during your Plant Funk Con experience! We are located near the venue and in close proximity to many restaurants and other attractions. During your stay, enjoy our pool, spa, free WiFI, and free hot breakfast!

Special discounted rate for participants: $85 per night + tax (single king or double queen)

Please call and mention Planet Funk Con for discounted rate when making reservations.

Special Guests

Nicholas Brendon

Nicholas Brendon is an American actor and writer. He was born three minutes after his identical twin brother, actor Kelly Donovan on April 12, 1971 in Los Angeles, California. He attended Chatsworth High School, where he was also a starter on the baseball team. He had...

Hacksaw Jim Duggan

No Superstar in history was as patriotic as “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan. A true red-blooded American, the tough, but lovable big guy always marched to the ring with a 2x4 slung over his shoulder and a red, white and blue flag gripped tightly in his hand. Often going up...

Max Mittelman

A Los Angeles native, Max has been entertaining audiences from behind the mic, onstage, and in front of the camera since he was in high school. His fearlessness has been the foundation for his versatility and he’s enjoyed creating a wide range of characters for TV...

Chris Jai Alex

Born in Lansing Michigan to a comic book collector and a musician, Chris Jai grew up in a creative home. Upon graduating high school he moved out to New York city as a producer for an independent record label shortly after returning home to start his own label and...

Samantha Newark

With a wildly loyal global cult following for her voice-over work as "Jem" and "Jerrica" in the cartoon classic "Jem and the Holograms" Samantha is also a part of the iconic Hasbro brand "Transformers" with guest-starring roles on the original cartoon series as...

Mogchelle

Mogchelle started in cosplay by just being an average geek attending an anime convention in 1999. Her love for the artwork in anime, video games, and comic books made her want to bring the 2D images from the pages and screen to real life. She’s also been featured in...

HDC Cosplay

Tim Harrison is an award winning, master level costumer and fabricator who first dove in to the prop and costume scene in August 2012 when he decided to make a pair of steampunk blasters for a Halloween costume. From then on, there was no turning back. Always being a...

Brad Jones

For the past 11 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...

Jarrett Crippen

Jarrett Crippen was born and raised in Austin, Texas where he still resides. At the age of 23, Jarrett became an Austin Police Officer and after nine years on patrol, was promoted to the rank of Detective, where he was assigned as a criminal investigator in 2001. He...

Brian Colin

Creator of such video game classics as RAMPAGE, XENOPHOBE and GENERAL CHAOS, Brian F Colin is a vastly experienced Game Designer, Artist, Animator and Development Group Leader over 80 video game titles to his credit.... including the creation of some of the...

Brian Berg

Brian Berg is the publisher and creative director for Total Party Kill Games. He’s been writing professionally in the fantasy gaming industry since 2009, and creating fan content since the 90s (you know, back when AOL and Yahoo message groups were a thing). Brian has...

Laila Hailey

Laila Haley is best known on the national and International screen for playing Emma in the 2015 Blumhouse horror film Sinister 2. Laila is a 15 year old actress from right here in the QCA! Born and raised in the Quad Cities, Laila has been seen on stages across the...

Pappy’s Corner

With season 5 underway...  The Corner brings a plethora of subject matter from a self-proclaimed chief buffoon and founder of "Buffoonism". Pappy has three YouTube channels, over 150 videos, and public figure with a small cult following. Focusing on fix it and how to...

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 Cosplay Culture, Alan has worked with some of the biggest names in...

Our Sponsors!

Amplified Local

Amplified local is a full-service advertising agency focused on strategic Digital Marketing, Creative Services, Media Planning and Consulting. Our goal is to help your business successfully navigate through an ever-changing marketing landscape, connecting you with...

D’Lux Events

D'Lux Events can help you create the ideal atmosphere for your next special event or wedding. Whether you simply need a tent or you're planning a full-blown extravaganza, we have what you need and can work within your budget to create the one-of-a-kind celebration....

Oelerich & Associates

Oelerich & Associates 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 confidence....

Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin was born in Washington DC but has lived primarily in Moline, Il., since he was 5 years old. He is a graduate of Moline High School and Marycrest University. Ever since he was 10 years old he has wanted to be an author. “The Zoo” is his first book...

Atelier Maxter

Lori started going to conventions back in early 2000s after taking over as president of her local anime club chapter. Five years ago, she decided to make the switch to artist alley. Her aim is to bring allergy friendly jewelry to the community so that everyone can...

97X

97X is the Quad Cities Classic Rock Authority. Start your day with the dorks, Dwyer & Michaels! Then rock out with the best Classic Rock curated by “the mayor of 97X” Goose and ride home with Bill Stage. 97X has been rockin’ the Quad Cities for nearly 40 years!

B100

B100 is the Quad Cities # 1 Hit Music Station. Wake up with Brooke & Jubal in the Morning, and your favorite hit music all day!

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...

Chocolate Manor

Chocolate Manor is a family owned Chocolate shop located in Davenport Iowa. We have been making chocolates and sweets for over 20 years and aim to bring you delicious confections paired with excellent customer service. Location: 110 East 2nd Street, Davenport IA 52801...

David Casas

Iowa's Premier Magician David Casas has been entertaining audiences for 20 years with his award winning magic.  From Chicago to Las Vegas, David's unique style of magic has made him one of the most highly sought after entertainers in Iowa and across the Midwest.  He...

Artist Guests

Phil Hester

Eisner-nominee Phil Hester has been writing and drawing comics since the dawn of time. He has drawn Kevin Smith's Green Arrow, Mark Millar's Swamp Thing, Warren Ellis' Shipwreck, Robert Kirkman's Ant-Man, as well as notable runs on Nightwing, The Flash: Season Zero,...

Yen Nguyen

This Kansas City born native is a proud child of the 80’s and 90’s. The art draws inspiration from the heroes the like from Transformers, Gi-Joe and anime. He works as a graphic artist in the KC area and is currently working on assorted work for independent artists.

Ben Wolf and Charis Crowe

Ben Wolf is the award-winning author of adult and children's fiction. His latest novel, The Ghost Mine, is characterized as "Taut, vivid, and captivating" science fiction/horror. His stories explore moral boundaries and feature "richly developed characters" and...

Kris Stout

Kris has spent 20+ years in the video game industry. He started on Sega Genesis games and since then has worked on games for Microsoft, PC, and Sony. Kris has done artwork for many game apps on the iPhone and Android as well. Now he spends his days in graphic design...

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,...

Don Kramer

Don Kramer is an illustrator that has worked for Marvel, DC, Valiant Comics and Penguin Publishing that has worked on JSA, Batman, Detective Comics, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, The Thing, Captain Marvel and the Outsiders as well as New York Times best selling graphic novel...

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...

Entertainers

Show Us Your Pokeballs

Show Us Your Pokeballs (SUYP) is a traveling comedy troupe based out of Davenport, Iowa wishing to spread their love of joke-telling and geek-culture to the masses. Billing themselves as "Comedy FOR Nerds, BY Nerds", SUYP originated as an R-rated stand up show in...

Balloonman

Balloonman is the Quad-Cities own real life superhero! When he's not out battling evil-doers with his specialized balloon weaponry and skills, he likes to spend time making balloon creations for his fans! Over the past 12 years, he's been spotted at numerous schools...

The Tripp Brothers

Jimmy & Sean Tripp, are two midwestern horn players that live the funk. Forging the sounds of saxophone & trombone, fused with heavy bass music, their tones reverberate shockwaves throughout the crowd. Their ability to keep the groove makes dancing inevitable....

David Casas

Local professional magician David Casas, has been entertaining audiences for the last 20 years with his award winning magic.  He has worked on the prestigious stages of Las Vegas, and travels all over the country performing full time.  Whether on stage, or close-up,...

Hall of Heroes

Hall of Heroes

What’s That Funk is looking far and wide for the Heroes in our community, and we want them to show our guests what their made of!  Planet Funk Con is proud to bring to our guests the 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 will feature nonprofits, and community building groups from around the area where they will be able to show everyone who they are and how they impact our wonderful community.

On top of getting to show all of our ticket holders what they are made of What’s That Funk is letting our Hero’s earn cash for every ticket they sell to our event so don’t hesitate to buy your tickets to Planet Funk Con from your favorite participating group today.  And remember these aren’t just any tickets! For only $10 you will receive an exclusive event badge that acts as a two-day pass for the price of a one-day pass, and you will be earning your favorite group money for their cause!

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

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