As Planet Comicon KC has attracted more celebrities and fans over the years, we’ve also expanded how we entertain our guests. From the Planet Entertainment Zone to after hours events and special in-show events, we make Planet Comicon something you can’t experience in just one day. 2022 will be our biggest show yet and as you unfold your handy program guide (featuring art by KC’s own Freddie E Williams II), we want to run down ten things you should not miss at the show.
PLANET AFTER DARK
Our countdown starts Thursday with events all over KC, like the pre con costume contest at T-Shotz golf and entertainment center. With multiple post-show events Fri/Sat night in the heart of downtown, there’s a party wherever you want to go. Check out all the events at https://planetcomicon.com/planet-comicon-kanas-city-after-dark/.
COMIC BOOK CREATORS
Planet Comicon’s comic book roots are stronger than ever! In addition to the tremendous lineup of creators such as Skottie Young, Jason Aaron, Bill Morrisson, Phil Hester, and Megan Levens, in Artist Alley we’re bringing you the creator of The Boys, writer Garth Ennis. You’ll be able to get your current Batman comics signed by the always in-demand James Tynion IV. And for the die hard collectors, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the man who’s drawn just about every known character in comics: John Romita Jr. Creators will be on hand all three days of the convention.
THE 2022 PCKC COSPLAY CONTEST ( Saturday Grand Ballroom 2501AB at 7:30PM)
An annual tradition, our cosplay extravaganza! Saturday, join us for one of the most awe-inspiring displays of fandom as cosplayers show their best work in front of a packed audience. This year’s co-emcees will be Luna Flare and Planet guest Ming Chen.
JUSTICE LEAGUE VOICE CAST PANEL (Saturday Grand Ballroom 2501AB at 1:00PM)
The Justice League reunites on stage. Join Kevin Conry, George Newbern, Susan Eisenberg, Maria Canals-Barrera, and Phil LaMarr as they share stories of voicing the iconic DC superheroes in Justice League Unlimited.
PCKC BOOK CLUB: Lexi Ryan and JP Roth – Presented by Stone Hill Winery
Friday 7:30PM RM 2505A
We’re always looking for great ways to entertain the readers. Planet has partnered with our friends at Stone Hill Winery to bring incredible authors from the romance and fantasy worlds together to talk about the spiciest genres around on Friday at 7:30PM in RM 2505A. Plus, not only will those in attendance leave with special Planet Comicon souvenir cups, Stone Hill Winery is gonna fill those for you as part of a complimentary tasting. Note: you will need to show ID to enter the room for this event and inventory of gifts will be limited, so don’t be late.
THE CLONE WARS REUNION (Friday 5:00PM Ballroom 2501AB)
Matt Lanter, Phil LaMarr, James Arnold Taylor, and Ashley Eckstein will be on stage together again talking about one of the most beloved animated stories from a galaxy far far away.
PCKC JACKBOX GAMES NIGHT (SATURDAY 6:30PM RM 2502AB)
Co-hosted by AEW star Leva Bates, fans can come and participate in the hilariously fun Jackbox Party Pack games session in rounds of Trivia Murder Party, Quiplash and more. All you need to be part of the fun is your internet connected mobile device. Keep a portable charger handy and join us in RM 2502AB at 6:30PM on Saturday for all the fun.
COMIC BOOK ICON SPOTLIGHTS
Our very special comic book guests will have career-spanning Q&As with fans. Bring your burning comics questions from Kick-Ass, Preacher, Joker War, and more.
Garth Ennis- Friday 4:30PM RM 2502AB
James Tynion IV-Saturday 1:30PM RM 2502AB
John Romita Jr.-Saturday 2:30PM RM 2502AB
JAMES ARNOLD TAYLOR: TALKING TO MYSELF (Saturday 6:00PM Grand Ballroom 2501AB)
Special guest James Arnold Taylor brings his unique family-friendly one-man show to the Grand Ballroom on Saturday at 6:00PM. You’ll see him recreate lots of iconic moments from games, movies, and more using his hundreds of voices. He’s performed this show on some of the biggest event stages in pop culture and his latest target…Planet Comicon.
LIVE DRAWING EVENTS
Planet and its guests are partnering to give back to the community and organizations such as the HERO Initiative. From our opening night Drink and Draw to in-show events, fans will have a chance to bid on and walk away with one-of-a-kind art by the pros attending our show.
PCKC Art 4 Enjoyment: Mellon, Callen, Morrison-Friday 6:30PM RM2505A
PCKC Art 4 Enjoyment: Burnham, Hester, Burchett- Saturday 12:00PM 2504AB
For information on the Drink & Draw along with other live art events check out https://planetcomicon.com/panels/
That’s not all there is at Planet Comicon 2022. Your admission lets you enjoy tons of other great panels, shows, demonstrations all over the convention as well as one of the most packed exhibit floors filled with tons of great vendors and activities for the family. We hope you’ll enjoy Planet Comicon KC 2022 as we continue to expand our universe.