After Hours Events

The end of the day at the convention center doesn't mean the Planet Comicon adventure is over! The fantastic fun of Planet Comicon Kansas City keeps going with a wide range of after-hours events. Watch this space for continued updates as the show approaches.

Thursday, 2/15

Harry Potter at the KC Symphony @ 7:00 PM

Discount available through December for PCKC attendees. The Harry Potter™ Film Concert Series continues with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™. John Williams’ renowned score will be performed by the Kansas City Symphony as the entire film is projected simultaneously on the big screen in Helzberg Hall. Get your tickets here

Elite Comics Drink and Draw @ 6:00-9:00 PM in Historic Muehlebach Lobby

Want to join some of the incredibly talented artists from Planet Comicon for a Drink n' Draw Party? Well here is your big chance!! Meet us on Thursday night at the Marriott Muehlebach Lobby for drawing, music, drink and food specials, special promo items and fun with the The Elite Flight Crew, Planet Comicon Staff, and the amazing talent of Artist Alley! Free to everyone! You can check out the Facebook event listing here.

Black Panther Premiere Party @ 9 PM - Midnight B&B Theater

Break out your best Marvel Cosplay and join with Elite Comics and Planet Comicon to enjoy the latest Marvel offering for the big screen! Black Panther debuts in his own feature length movie! Festivities start at 9pm at B&B Theaters Overland Park 16 8601 W 135th St Overland Park, KS 66223. There will be prizes and Black Panther has been rumoured to make an appearance! 10pm start time on the movie!

Buy your tickets here!

Friday 2/16

Ultimate Geek Trivia Showdown Vol.2 @ Aladdin Hotel (6:30-10:30 PM)

Registration/Check-in @ 6:30 PM the game starts at 7:30 PM
Bring your smartest and geekiest friends and win wonderful prizes. Cash! Passes to Planet Comicon KC! Random swag! Pure nerdy glory and bragging rights. The event will consist of eight rounds of trivia ranging from comics to the cinematic/television universe. All fandoms are fair game. Entry fee is $10 per person with teams of up to 6 players. $15 at the door. Discounted price for a full team registration of 6 ($50) There will be complimentary snacks and drinks in addition to two full bars. A raffle benefiting Hope House will be happening throughout the night with a chance to win additional prizes. Space is limited so be sure to register your team faster than the Flash, Game on! Register today!

Planet Pub Sing & Bawdy Ball @ The Historic Muehlebach Lobby (8PM - 1AM)

Join us for a fun night of comedy and music. Featuring Little Beard and The Scally Wags Pirate Comedy Show! Other acts include: Clearly Guilty, Crazy Boy Coy, Roscoe and Rose Red, Rum Runners and more! $5 for everyone!
For the latest info and details, check out their event page on Facebook.

Saturday 2/17

The Elite Comics ‘Be The Hero!’ Dance Party and Masquerade Parade! Convention Center Lobby 1501 (9pm-1am) Free to convention attendees.

It's a Dance Party!
Last year’s dance party was such a success that a bigger venue was in order! Elite Comics was kind enough to host this year’s dance party! This will be the party of the year! Starting directly after the costume contest, come downstairs and bust-a-move and get your groove on! Come as your favorite character or as yourself and dance the night away! DJ Joe and DJ Ice Kole are bringing their very best beats and light show and we doubt you will be able to resist jumping on the dance floor! Look for themed drinks, photo-ops, and plenty of space to relax and wind down before the final day of Planet Comicon 2018.

Please note that this is event is only for attendees ages 18 and above.

It's a Masquerade Parade!
This year the Masquerade parade will unfold during the party! Sign Ups for the masquerade parade start at 9:45 and it starts at 10:30. The first 75 to sign up get to strut their stuff and show their cosplays to an adoring crowd! There are no prizes but this one is always fun!

Please note that this is event is only for attendees ages 18 and above.

It’s a fundraiser!
Donations to the Hero Initiative are being solicited all night long to help struggling comic book artists! Read more about this wonderful charity here.

Show Information

Follow us on social

Purchase VIP Packages & Meet&Greets

Detective Comics #1000 Variant/Doug Mahnke Meet & Greet!

When & Where is Planet Comicon KC

Bartle Hall, 301 W. 13th St
Kansas City, MO 64105
Fri, Mar 29, 1PM - 8pm
Sat, Mar 30, 10AM - 7pm
Sun, Mar 31, 10AM - 5pm

What is Planet Comicon Kansas City

Planet Comicon Kansas City is the region’s largest comic book and pop culture convention with a 20-year history.

Attending the show

Exhibitor? Learn More


Be sure to claim your spot. Learn More

Planet Comicon Kansas City Merchandise

Planet Comicon Merchandise, including exclusives for the show. Learn More

Tips & Tricks for navigating the show

Attending Planet Comicon. Learn More

Hey! Want advance guest announcements and exclusive deals?

Sign Up for Our Newsletter... Today!