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Celebrity Guests

Planet Funk Con strives to be the best experience around, and to do that we want to bring you the best guests and panels in our area. We are working hard to secure a wide array of special guests and presenters to share their talents and experience with you. Please see our currently confirmed guests below and keep checking back for updates!

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 &...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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:...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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