Date(s) - Mar 29 - Mar 31
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Rollin’ Out: Planet Comicon Kansas City Expands Gaming and eSports Offerings and Welcomes Stars from “Overwatch”
Planet Comicon Kansas City, the largest and longest-running comic book convention and pop culture event in the region, is excited to share a brand-new gaming element for its 20th anniversary event, March 29 – 31 at Bartle Hall.
The Planet Esports Arena powered by Midwest Esports, in cooperation with the National Association of College Esports and the High School Esports League, will immerse attendees in an extensive gaming area inside Planet Comicon’s Planet Entertainment Zone.
Gamers will compete for $20,000 in prizes in Planet Comicon’s Esports gaming tournament, “Cataclysm: A Battle for Total Planet Domination!“, featuring the popular video games Counter-Strike, Overwatch and League of Legends. Attendees at Planet Comicon Kansas City will be able to sign up for the gaming tournaments in advance online or in person at the event. Pricing and additional details on the tournaments can be found online at midwestesports.com.
The expansion of the Planet Esports Arena inside the Planet Entertainment Zone also includes the addition of three Overwatch actors joining the celebrity lineup. Voice actors Josh Petersdorf, known for the voice of Roadhog in Overwatch and Galio in League of Legends, Chloe Hollings, known for the voice of Widowmaker in Overwatch, and Lucie Pohl, known for the voice of Mercy in Overwatch, will all be attending the event.
In addition, the Geek Culture and Gaming Podcasters from Kinda Funny will be onsite Saturday, March 30th and Sunday March 31st.
We still have plenty of news to share over the next few weeks and there are many more creator, cosplay and celebrity announcements to come!
SPECIAL RATES: We’re offering a very special discount offer to all teachers, librarians, active duty military and first responders (fire, police, EMTs): 10% OFF ALL PLANET COMICON PASSES AND MEMBERSHIPS! For additional info, visit our online ticket page and click on “Discounted Membership” beneath “Event Information” on the left side of the page.