Guests, Entertainers, Vendors, and More!

We hope you're ready to meet all sorts of guests and creators for our first year!  Whether it's a favorite actor, a Youtube sensation, or an artist and writer of a new story, we hope you'll get the chance to meet everyone.



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Kyle Hebert

Kyle Hebert is a Los Angeles-based anime and video game voice actor whose credits include Wreck-It Ralph/Marvel Vs Capcom/Street Fighter (Ryu), Naruto (Kiba), Bleach (Aizen, Ganju), League of Legends (Ezreal, Jarvan, and Graves), Kakyoin (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure:  Stardust Crusaders) and Gurren Lagann (Kamina). He is best known as the Narrator and Teen Gohan from the Funimation dub of Dragonball Z and currently voices Gohan in Dragonball Super.  Other fan faves include One Punch Man (Atomic Samurai), Blue Exorcist (Bon Suguro), Fire Emblem Awakening (Frederick, Validar), Fullmetal Alchemist (Vato Falman), Tales of Symphonia (Richter Abend) and Star Ocean (Dias, Arumat, Crow).  Kyle can also be heard in numerous popular shows and games, such as Pokemon (Professor Oak in “Origins”, Eusine in “Generations”), Digimon (Ballistamon and Dorulumon in “Fusion”), Sonic (Big the Cat in “Colors”), Final Fantasy (Nimbus in “Type-0”), World of Warcraft (Algalon the Observer in “Lich King”, Skylanders, Devil May Cry, Dynasty Warriors, Soul Calibur and Resident Evil. He is also the promo voice of filmmaker, Kevin Smith's Smodcast series of podcasts . For more info, visit

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Currently the voice of “Pearl” on Cartoon Network’s Emmy nominated series, Steven Universe & “Snuggs” the hedgehog in Doc McStuffins on the Disney Channel.

Theater credits include: “Kim” Miss Saigon (Broadway, 2nd US National Tour & Asian Tour), “Nessarose” Wicked (1st US National Tour), "Diana" Next To Normal (East West Players), If/Then (Broadway & US National Tour), “Mrs. Walker” The Who’s Tommy (East West Players), "Lehua" Honu By The Sea (Johnson Enos).

TV & Film: Original cast of Disney Channel’s “New Mickey Mouse Club”, Third Watch, Dellaventura, Rear Window, Face, Sister Act 2. Recordings: 4 albums with Hollywood Record’s pop group, “The Party” (touring the US, Canada, Europe & Asia, opening up for Taylor Dayne, Hi 5, Color Me Badd & Vanilla Ice) & co-founder of mommy singing group, “Mama Bares”.

Proud wife & mommy of 2, grateful to God for family, friends & the opportunity to do what I love!





Lorenzo Lizana is an artist and toy designer with a focus on development and production of unique characters, illustrations, toys and art for the entertainment industry. He has 25 + years of character design and product design experience and specializes in comic book art and storytelling. He is the creator of Scarab, St. Louis newest superhero!




Brass Engine Productions is a Missouri based media production team that has created short films, board games, and youtube videos. Join them for panels, get interviewed on their cosplay video, and sing your heart out at Nerdy Night Lounge’s Karaoke hosted by Brass Engine!


iCon Tournaments

Welcome to iCon Tournaments! Stop by to join our tournaments for lively and exciting games like Dragon Ball Fighter Z, Super Smash Bros, Injustice, Mortal Kombat, and more where you can battle our team members and your friends to see who comes out on top (and even if you’re not a tournament type gamer, we have free play stations with a variety of fun games as well)! Also, be sure to check out our artist shop full of unique, custom work, and get your face painted before you leave!


Dancakes (appearing saturday from 11 am - 5 pm only)

DANCAKES is the brainchild of Daniel ‘Dr. Dan’ Drake and Henry ‘Hank’ Gustafson, two young sons of Saint Louis, MO just trying to make their mark on the world.  You see, the story goes that Dan was working a greasy job at a greasy-spoon, flipping burgers and frying eggs, when one day he had an idea – could he make better tips if he drew pictures in pancake batter? He decided to give it a try one slow afternoon and the first Dancake ever served netted him a neat $15. The guy who ate it loved it, and may have changed the world forever. Dan got into the habit of serving smiley-face pancakes because, hey, if one guy thought it was worth it, there would definitely be more.

Fast forward five years – Dan’s 23 now, and it’s late summer of 2013 – when all of a sudden, the internet finds out about him. A photo has been posted to Facebook, then Reddit, and Dan’s cell phone is ‘blowing up’. “Dan,” say his friends, “You’re internet famous now.” The Reddit post leads people to Dan’s Facebook fan page – ‘Dr. Dan the Pancake Man’ – and a few weeks later a producer from NBC’s The Today Show is calling Dan while he’s on the job. “Hey there,” says the voice on the other end of the line, “Am I speaking with, uh, Dr. Dan the Pancake Man?”


They wanted to fly him out to NYC the next day so that he could be on air the morning before Thanksgiving. Not wanting to go alone, Dan invited Hank, his best friend and band mate, and Hank said yes without hesitation. The night before the broadcast the pair applied for their LLC and the company that would become Dancakes was born.

Now, they’re quickly becoming the most prestigious name in pancake art. Dancakes productions are known for their quality and finesse, their no-nonsense approach to artistic integrity. They blend wit, skill, and style into their videos, and they bring a personal charisma to live events that’s impossible to replicate. They are to pancake art as Dave Brubeck is to jazz, pushing the envelope and making the medium cooler with every cake flipped. If you want to be the talk of the town, hire Dancakes.


Thousand Faces Cosplay

Lauren and Ethan are the husband and wife duo who make up Thousand Faces Cosplay. They are performers and bodybuilders and use theatrics and fitness to attempt to bring their beloved characters to life for you at the convention.

TFC believes in portraying the characters they cosplay as much as possible, putting an even higher emphasis on the performance aspect than the costume sometimes. If this means learning a fictional language like Dothraki for Drogo or High Valyrian for Daenerys, learning an accent for Merida, Jon Snow, or Harley Quinn, shaving Ethan's head for Krieg, practicing new movement styles for Tiny Tina, or totally altering diet and workout plans in order to get shredded for Vega and Cammy, they do it.

Thousand Faces Cosplay donates all proceeds from their print sales to Tenth Life Cat Shelter.


Unchained STL Escape RooM

Come join Unchained STL at Gateway Comic Con as they offer a mini-Escape Room experience.  Can you work as a team to crack codes, find hidden clues and solve challenging puzzles?  Take part in the adventure captivating the country with a room specially designed for our convention.  Each 15 minute session is $5 per person or use a special group rate of $25 for 6 people.  Get code-cracking with your friends at Gateway Comic Con! (Please note: An event badge is still required to participate in the experiences).



  • Far East Emporium
  • Wizard Wagon & Haha Anime
  • Brass Engine Productions
  • Star Clipper/Fantasy Books Inc.
  • Toys of Our Youth

Artists & Crafters

  • Radiant Grey
  • Sew-it-All Creations
  • Magpie's Masquerie
  • Andy Kluthe