Planet Comicon Kansas City superheroes prepare to lend a helping hand

A variety of events and activities allow fans to put their superpowers to work during the annual pop culture extravaganza April 28-30

KANSAS CITY, MO — While fans from across Kansas City and the region gather to see the biggest stars in pop culture and comics at Planet Comicon Kansas City, their superpowers will also be at work making a difference in the community!

Planet Comicon, Kansas City’s biggest fan extravaganza, returns to Bartle Hall April 28-30, with a star-studded lineup featuring first-time guests and returning fan favorites and fans will have the opportunity to get involved with a variety of activities that make an impact on the Kansas City community.

Community Blood Center – The Community Blood Center will be looking for 500 donors on Saturday and Sunday to collect blood for area hospitals’ needs. Treating patients in nearly 60 area hospitals, Community Blood Center sends out almost 3,600 units of blood each week and fans at Planet Comicon Kansas City can get involved by signing up to donate right on-site!

Harvesters Community Food Network – Star Trek fans will love this interactive exhibit, which includes Star Trek Crewman and models of Star Trek ships, as the Star Trek USS Valiant NCC-74210 looks to collect 500 lbs of food for Harvesters Community Food Network! Planet Comicon Kansas City guests can bring a nonperishable food item to Planet Comicon and receive a special award for their donation!

Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger – Who said zombies were bad? Zombies understand hunger more than most and the Kansas City Zombie Walk for Hunger is an annual event that raises money to help feed the less fortunate. This year in Planet Comicon Kansas City’s Planet Entertainment Zone (PEZ) they will organize an undead march through the convention! Bring five nonperishable items or consider a cash donation to be a part of the special walk! More information is available in the PEZ.

Extra Life and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – Extra Life is a 24-hour gaming marathon that raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Every fall, gamers across the U.S. play board games, video games, card games and more for 24 hours in support of sick children and to raise money to support local hospitals. Planet Comicon Kansas City guests can signup online at extra-life.org or visit the Extra Life booth inside Planet Comicon!

For all the details on these special events and Planet Comicon Kansas City’s entire array of entertainment, exhibits, guests and more, visit www.PlanetComicon.com and download the Planet Comicon Kansas City mobile app for Apple and Android phones! The Planet Comicon mobile app allows you to create your own weekend schedule, get breaking news, find detailed information on celebrities, comics creators, cosplayers and more! Stay involved all weekend long with Planet Comicon Kansas City’s mobile app and put those superpowers to good use!

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About Planet Comicon Kansas City

Planet Comicon, founded in 1999, is Kansas City’s largest and longest-running comic book convention and pop-culture expo. Featuring over two dozen celebrity guests, hundreds of creators from the worlds of comics, animation, novels, and video games, 300,000+ square feet of exhibit space, interactive panels, memorabilia, entertainment and more, Planet Comicon is an adventure fit for the entire family.

Set for three huge days, Planet Comicon Kansas City is April 28-30, 2017, in Downtown Kansas City at the Kansas City Convention Center (Bartle Hall).

What:  Planet Comicon Kansas City 2017

When:  Friday, April 28,  Noon – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 29,  10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 30,  10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where:  Bartle Hall, 301 W 13th St, Kansas City, MO 64105

Who:  Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter, Peter Pan), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy), Stephen Amell (Arrow), Ric Flair (Hall of Fame wrestling legend), Felicia Day (The Guild, Buffy, Eureka), Adelaide Kane (Reign, making her first U.S. appearance), Anna Silk (Lost Girl)John Barrowman (Arrow, Doctor Who),Billie Piper (Doctor Who, Penny Dreadful), Tara Reid (American Pie, Sharknado), Shannon Elizabeth (American Pie), DMC (Recording Superstar and Comic Book artist)Felicia Day (Geek, Sundry), David Dastmalchian (Ant-ManTwin PeaksBlade Runner 2049) and many more plus hundreds of featured creators including legendary comics creators like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman and the creative team of DC Comics’ Harley QuinnChad Hardin, Amanda Conner, and Jimmy Palmiotti, X-Men writer Chris Claremont and Dawn creator Joseph Michael Linsner. Plus, GoComics is bringing the biggest creator event in its history to Planet Comicon Kansas City with 30 of GoComics’ best creators in one convenient area!

Admission: A variety of admission options and passes are available, including Fast Pass options and 3-day weekend admissions. Save on advance admission options through Planet Comicon Kansas City’s website. Admission will also be available at the door.

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