KANSAS CITY, January 9, 2017 — It’s not too late to get the best price on exhibit space for Planet Comicon Kansas City. The organizers of the event have extended early bird pricing through January 31st. Prices were originally slated to increase on January 15th.
“We’ve had tremendous number of bookings for exhibit, crafter, and artists alley space so far,” Chief Marketing Officer Kirk Chritton said. “We want to keep the momentum going strong. By extending the early bird pricing through the end of the month, exhibitors can save as much as $125 per block.”
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Planet Comicon Kansas City has grown each year since it debuted in 1999. Last year’s event drew an attendance of 71,000 to Bartle Hall. The three-day event will feature 388,000 square feet of exhibit space. “We have expanded the exhibit space each year since we’ve moved to Bartle Hall in 2013,” Chritton said. “This year vendors, artists, and celebrity guests use all of Bartle Hall’s exhibit floor, with the ticketing area moving to the lower level.”
Celebrity guests are a huge part Planet Comicon Kansas City’s appeal. The organizers promise many announcements over the coming weeks. Celebrities announced for the event to date include fan favorite Felicia Day (Buffy, Dr. Horrible, The Guild), superstar wrestler Ric “Nature Boy” Flair, and three voice actresses from the anime series RWBY. Comic book creators slated to appear include Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles co-creator Kevin Eastman and the creative team of DC Comics’ Harley Quinn, Chard Hardin, Amanda Conner, and Jimmy Palmiotti.
“We will announce several big name guests in the next few weeks,” Chritton said. The final roster will include more than 25 celebrities who will be available to meet with their fans.
Tickets for Planet Comicon Kansas City will be available at the door. In addition, advance memberships that include admission to the event can be purchased at the Planet Comicon Kansas City website.
PLANET COMICON KANSAS CITY is Kansas City’s largest and longest-running comic book convention and pop culture expo. The 2017 event will be held Friday, April 28th through Sunday, April 30th at Bartle Hall. Memberships that include admission can be purchased on the event website; tickets will also be available at the door. For more information about the event and admission memberships, visit www.planetcomicon.com.