Planet Comicon Kansas City celebrates three days of superheroes, comics, fun, and fandom

Planet Comicon Kansas City’s meteoric rise to the top of the pop culture world continues with attendees from 48 states during star-studded 2017 show

KANSAS CITY, MO – After soaring to new heights in 2016, Planet Comicon Kansas City wrapped three more days of superhuman fun, cosmic adventure, and unparalleled fandom during a 2017 convention that pushed Downtown Kansas City to the brink of an entirely new intergalactic stratosphere. With the biggest celebrity lineup in history, more cosplay than ever before and a comics creator lineup that featured some of the most storied names in the industry, Planet Comicon Kansas City proved why it is one of the nation’s favorite pop culture and comic book experiences.

Attendees from 48 different states and 13 countries enjoyed a guest lineup that featured Green Arrow himself Stephen Amell, Hellboy’s mystical hero Ron Perlman, master entertainer and actor John Barrowman and many more stars from television and film; comics legends including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creator Kevin Eastman, the incomparable Chris Claremont (The Uncanny X-Men), Harley Quinn co-writers Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti; a Creator Showcase featuring Bill Amend (FoxTrot), Stephen Pastis (Pearls Before Swine), Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles) and over two dozen other GoComics creators in the biggest and best event in GoComics history; the ever-popular Cosplay Contest that handed out over a dozen awards including 2017’s Best in Show winners Samantha Ybarra and Marie D’Angelo as characters from the popular video game Diablo III; the newly-created Planet Entertainment Zone full of interactive family fun; live professional wrestling from Kansas City’s National Wrasslin’ League; and 8-year-old Davey Uria blast off in a brand-new Star Wars Interdictor wheelchair costume courtesy of Walkin’ and Rollin’ Costumes to kickoff Planet Comicon’s three day extravaganza!

“Whether it is your first year at Planet Comicon Kansas City or you’ve been attending since the beginning, our goal is to provide the very best experience for our fans,” said Planet Comicon CEO and President Chris Jackson. “We want to transport Planet Comicon attendees to a world filled with the very best creators, artists, guests, cosplayers and collectibles and turn Downtown Kansas City into a planet unlike any other. We believe 2017’s show was our best yet and we can’t wait for next year.”

Planet Comicon Kansas City is already at work on 2018’s show but fans can relive the adventure of this year’s event through photos, interviews, videos and more by visiting Planet Comicon online at, on Facebook ( and following @PlanetComicon on Twitter (


“Founded in 1999, Planet Comicon Kansas City is the region’s largest and longest-running comic book and pop culture convention. One of the nation’s top shows, Planet Comicon Kansas City features the best in comic books, cosplay, fantasy, science fiction television, and movies.

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