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2019 Guests

Twistin’ Bangs

Corie Willet (aka Twistin' Bangs) has been a professional body painter for 5 years, residing in Moline, Illinois. She has worked with Stage Productions, Disney, Universal Studios, NYX Cosmetics, Mehron Makeup & others. Twistin’ Bangs mainly paints for fun on herself &...

Neil Kaplan

For it’s now completed run of eight seasons, fans around the world of the Netflix animated series, “VOLTRON: LEGENDARY DEFENDER” have known Neil Kaplan as the evil galactic Emperor Zarkon. Currently Neil can be heard as the heroic Henry Graves in the short film...

Moonshine Misfits

Moonshine Burlesque was started by a couple of wide eyed darlings with a love for the big stage. Bringing their love of Burlesque to audience members, and giving an outlet for local and national performers to come and set the stage a glow. Moonshine dedicates itself...

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...

Show Us Your Pokeballs

Show Us Your Pokeballs (SUYP) is a traveling comedy troupe wishing to spread their love of comedy and nerdiness to the masses. Based in the Quad Cities, SUYP got its start in 2015 as an R rated stand up show, and has since evolved into a troupe providing family...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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,...

Michael McCarty

Michael McCarty has been a professional writer since 1983 and is the author of more than forty books of fiction and nonfiction, including I KISSED A GHOUL, A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FIENDS, DARK DUETS, LIQUID DIET & MIDNIGHT SNACK, MONSTER BEHIND THE WHEEL (co-written...

Eric Gapstur

Eric Gapstur has been creating comics professionally since 2011, most notably inking Phil Hester on such titles as Legends of the Dark Knight, Adventures of Superman, and Batman Beyond 2.0, and penciling The Flash: Season Zero and Animosity: Evolution. He is currently...

Mark McLaughlin

Mark McLaughlin is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more. Many of his books fit within the literary tradition of H.P. Lovecraft, Robert W. Chambers, and Ambrose Bierce. His latest paperback releases are the novel, APOCALYPSE...

Zac Atkinson

Zac Atkinson is a comic creator, cartoonist, and designer. He resides somewhere between cornfields around the middle of Illinois and has worked in the comic industry for over 20 years. You can see his work in titles like Bruce Lee, Shazam, Marvel Action Spider-Man,...

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,...

TJ The Turntablist (A.K.A. Hypntik)

Straight outta Rocktown since 1998, your DJ’s favorite Turntablist/Producer TJ The Turntablist [A.K.A. Hypntik] has been behind the turntables for 20 years and the production pads for 10 years around the Quad Cities as well as the regional midwest. From 1999 until...

DJ Vamp

Dj Vamp- House, Hip hop, electro, Rock, party hits. DJ Vamp works the room on all levels. He fuses many diverse styles of music, showing elements of hip-hop, pop-rock, house, even waltz and big band, to produce complete and fresh beats. Each time he is in the studio...

The Tripp Brothers

Meet your Saturday Night headliners, The Tripp Brothers. Prepare to have your face melt with the heavy beats and live instruments of the Quad Cities finest live music! Don't miss your chance to party down with The Tripp Brothers on Saturday June 22nd from 12:00 AM to...

Floydstir

Give it up to your Friday night headliner Floydstir! Floydster was the number 1 voted DJ from our official online vote and will be carrying you into the early morn with his freaky tunes. Don't miss seeing Floydstir Friday June 21st from 12:00 AM to 2:00 AM. Come get...

NEUX

NEUX - (Underground House, Tech House, and Techno) Toymaker Music, Bass-Mint Music, MJM DJ Services, Househeadsradio.com, Specializing in underground house music, Neux is very experienced in all genres of music. Starting out on turntables with vinyl, he honed his...

DJ Buddha

Dj Buddha aka Joshua Smith has been a staple in the dance music scene for over 20 years, as well as a key member behind the scenes in the quad cities music scene. Buddha has music running through his veins from being a FOH tech for Rexroat sound, to DJing and...

DJ FlowerEater

From the Land of the Lotus comes FlowerEater- A multifaceted DJ/producer who’s sound is derived by pulling influences from many genres, blending them and delivering them through a pounding house/techno groove. Catch DJ FLowerEater on Saturday at 10:00 PM rong> in our...

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...

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