Planet Comicon 2016: Out of this World!

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Planet Comicon – Kansas City will be bigger than ever in 2016. It’s scheduled for May 20, 21, and 22 in Bartle Hall. The annual event is Kansas City’s largest comic book and pop culture convention.

Planet Comicon 2016 in Kansas CityAs always, Planet Comicon 2016 will feature an array of fandom favorites. “We work for a great balance of comic book creators, media guests, cosplay events, vendors, gaming, children’s activities, performances, and panel programming,” Planet Comicon CEO Christopher Jackson said. “That’s what has kept our event growing year after year.”

When will it all start? Expect ticketing, major media guest announcements, and vendor space reservations to open by mid-October. Some elements may be available before that date. Subscribe to our email list for the most current information.

Here’s a hint of what you can expect:

Creators: Hundreds of writers and artists will appear at Planet Comicon. They include fan favorites of current and classic comics, up-and-coming new talents, syndicated cartoonists, best-selling novelists, small press publishers, and alternative and indie voices. More than 20 creator guests will be announced in the coming weeks.

Celebrities: Planet Comicon 2016 continues to bring the biggest stars of sci-fi, fantasy, and superheroes to Kansas City. Expect early announcements to include popular performers from Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Planet Comicon 2016 - CosplayCosplay: There’s never been a bigger gathering of costumed fans in Kansas City! We’ll feature cosplay events, photo shoots, and contests. Plus, meet some of the world’s most famous cosplay celebrities.  You can join the fun by coming to Planet Comicon in your own costume creations!

Performances: Expect more terrific events and performances like last year: celebrity Q&As, comics spotlights, live music, magic, puppet shows, movie riffs, improv comedy, cosplay demonstrations, and much more.

Be sure to add Planet Comicon 2016 to your calendar now for May 20 – 22, 2016. You can also keep up on the latest events by subscribing to our email updates, liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter. Join fandom’s finest for a weekend of fantastic fun!

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