Exhibitor Space Application & Information

Planet Comicon Kansas City Exhibitors, Artists Alley, Crafters Alley, & Sponsorships Applications for Planet Comicon Kansas City – March 17-19, 2023 are now open. We will be letting all those applying know of acceptance and/or status around August 1, 2022.

Please see below for Booth and Table descriptions. Prices will be available at a later date.

If you have any questions or concerns about your status for space, please email us at [email protected].

PCKC 2023 Application

  • Welcome to the Application Process for Planet Comicon Kansas City 2023. The show will be at Kansas City Convention Center, Bartle Hall on March 17-19, 2023. We ask that you fill out the following questions. Please be aware that this is not an automatic acceptance of your application for space into the show. We hope to let people know status by August 1, 2022 (if not sooner). If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected] By filling out the application, you are agreeing to all terms and conditions set forth for exhibitors, sponsors, and partnerships by Planet Promotions, LLC. Booth sales will occur sometime in the next few months for March 17-19, 2023. In the meantime, we’d like to thank all of our past and present exhibitors for the continued support of Planet Comicon Kansas City.
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Types of Spaces – Exhibitor Booths, Artist Alley tables, Crafter tables

A Corner Booth is one (1) ten foot (10’) x ten foot (10’) space, on a corner, and includes two (2) eight foot (8’) long x two and one-half foot (2 ½’) deep tables, one of which is topped and skirted, two (2) chairs and three (3) Exhibitor badges. Exhibitor booth displays will be limited to a 12 ft height limit. If you purchase a full island the height limit will not apply. If your display exceeds the height limit, please redesign to fit this new requirement. If you feel you cannot comply with this rule, we are happy to refund your booth payment. PRICES – TBD. PLEASE NOTE: All purchasers MUST indicate whether they will need electricity. Electricity will NOT be available at all Booth spaces. NO bubble machines/makers, Music, or Weapons (metal, steel, etc).

An In-Line Booth is One (1) ten foot (10’) x ten foot (10’) space, and includes one (1) eight foot (8’) long x two and one-half foot (2 ½’) deep topped and skirted table, two (2) chairs and three (3) Exhibitor badges. We DO NOT recommend purchase of one In-Line booth, by itself, as booths on either side may result in limited visibility. If you wish to purchase one booth, we recommend you purchase a Corner Booth. Two In-Line booths in a row may be purchased and provide much better visibility. A Corner booth and an In-Line booth is also a popular two-booth configuration.
There are very few locations in the Exhibit Hall that can accommodate more than 2 In-Line booths in a row. If you wish to purchase more than two (2) In-Line booth spaces you MUST request permission to do so and we will have to determine if we can accommodate that request. Any purchase of more than two (2) In-Line booths made without such prior approval is subject to revision.
Exhibitor booth displays will be limited to a 12 ft height limit. If you purchase a full island the height limit will not apply. If your display exceeds the height limit, please redesign to fit this new requirement. If you feel you cannot comply with this rule, we are happy to refund your booth payment. Prices TBD. PLEASE NOTE: All purchasers MUST indicate whether they will need electricity. Electricity will NOT be available at all Booth spaces. NO bubble machines/makers, Music, or Weapons (metal, steel, etc).

An Artists Alley Corner Space is one (1) space that is eight and ½ (8 1/2’) feet in length and approximately seven feet (7’) deep and includes two (2) six foot (6′) topped and skirted tables that are cornered in an “L”-shape on the end of an Artists Alley row. The space includes the two tables, as well as two (2) chairs and two (2) Exhibitor badges. This type of exhibit space is designed for creators to showcase their own work. It is primarily intended for comic book and comic strip artists, writers and authors, as well as fine artists and prose authors. It is not designed for general retailing or for crafters. An Artists Alley Corner Space is designed to provide two table-tops of usable presentation space and sufficient space for a display banner. All displays in an Artists Alley Corner Space will have a height limit of ten feet (10’). We do not allow “wings” to a backdrop. Crafters who create their own products may apply for Crafter Space (below). We do not allow additional tables to be used within the Artists Alley Corner Space (only the provided tables) and display racks are not allowed unless they are on the provided table-top. The provided table may not be turned on its side without permission from show management. The eight and ½ foot (8 ½’) length of the provided tables must remain on the aisle and in line with other tables in the row unless otherwise approved by show management.
Artists Alley Space applications will be examined to ensure that the purchaser qualifies for an Artists Alley Space. A maximum of two (2) Artists Alley Spaces may be purchased. This may be one In-Line and one Corner space, or two In-Line spaces. Two Artists Alley Corner Spaces may not be purchased. If more than two Artists Alley Spaces are desired, the creator should purchase Booth space. The artist MUST be in attendance at the show for items to be sold in Artists Alley. Artists Alley exhibits cannot sell prints by artists who are not in attendance. If the artist of the items being sold will not be in attendance, Exhibitor Booth space must be purchased. PRICES – TBD.

An Artists Alley In Line Space is one (1) space that is six feet (6’) in length and approximately seven feet (7’) deep, and includes one (1) six foot (6’) long x two and one-half foot (2 ½’) wide topped and skirted table, two (2) chairs and two (2) Exhibitor badges. This space will NOT be on a corner. This type of exhibit space is designed for creators to showcase their own work. It is primarily intended for comic book and comic strip artists, writers and authors, as well as fine artists and prose authors. It is not designed for general retailing or for crafters. An Artists Alley In-Line Space is designed to provide one table-top of usable presentation space and sufficient space behind the table for a display banner. All displays in an Artists Alley In-Line Space will have a height limit of ten feet (10’). Crafters who create their own products may apply for Crafter Space (below). We do not allow additional tables to be used within the Artists Alley In-Line Space (only the provided table) and display racks are not allowed unless they are on the provided table-top. The provided table may not be turned on its side without permission from show management. The six (6’) length of the provided table must remain on the aisle and in line with other tables in the row unless otherwise approved by show management.
Artists Alley Space applications will be examined to ensure that the purchaser qualifies for an Artists Alley Space. A maximum of two (2) Artists Alley Spaces may be purchased. This may be one In-Line and one Corner space, or two In-Line spaces. Two Artists Alley Corner spaces may not be purchased. The artist MUST be in attendance at the show for items to be sold in Artists Alley. Artists Alley exhibits cannot sell prints by artists who are not in attendance. If the artist of the items being sold will be not in attendance, and Exhibitor Booth space must be purchased. PRICES – TBD.

A Crafter Corner Space is one (1) space that is eight and ½ (8 1/2’) feet in length and approximately seven feet (7’) deep and includes two (2) six foot (6′) topped and skirted tables that are cornered in an “L”- shape on the end of a row with aisles on two sides. The space includes the two tables, as well as two (2) chairs and two (2) Exhibitor badges. A CRAFTER MAY NOT SELL ITEMS NOT CREATED BY THEMSELVES. THESE SPACES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR T-SHIRT RETAILING. This type of space is designed to provide two table-tops of usable presentation space and sufficient space behind the table for a display banner. All displays in a Crafter Corner Space will have a height limit of ten feet (10’). Crafters must disclose the types of merchandise they will sell in the questions below. Crafters may be placed in separate area near Artists Alley. We do not allow additional tables to be used within the Crafter space (only the provided tables) and display racks are not allowed unless they are on the provided table-tops. We do not allow grid wall in the crafter space. A maximum of two (2) Crafter Spaces may be purchased. This may be one In-Line and one Corner space, or two In-Line spaces. Two Crafter Corner Spaces may not be purchased. If more than two spaces are desired, the Crafter should purchase Booth space. Turning the tables to create a “walk in” space is prohibited. PRICES – TBD.

A Crafter In-Line Space is one (1) space that is six feet (6’) long and approximately seven feet (7’) deep, and includes one (1) six foot (6’) long x two and one-half foot (2 ½’) wide topped and skirted table, two (2) chairs and two (2) Exhibitor badges. A CRAFTER MAY NOT SELL ITEMS NOT CREATED BY THEMSELVES. THESE SPACES ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR T-SHIRT RETAILING. This type of space is designed to provide one table-top of usable presentation space and sufficient space behind the table for a display banner (maximum 6’ wide), or one additional table or display rack, with maximum dimensions of 6’ wide x 2 ½’ deep for either the table or rack. You may bring this rack or table yourself, or you may rent a table from our decorator, but it MUST not exceed these dimensions. All displays in a Crafter Space will have a height limit of ten feet (10’). Crafters must disclose the types of merchandise they will sell in the questions below. Crafters may be placed in a separate area near Artists Alley. Turning the tables to create a “walk in” space is prohibited. PRICES – TBD.

Important Sales Tax Requirements

Exhibitor is responsible for collection and payment of Missouri State Sales Tax.  Effective July 2021, The sales tax rate at Bartle Hall is 10.85%.  The State of Missouri requires that Exhibitor acquire a tax number in advance of the Event. Exhibitors may obtain such documents from the State of Missouri. If there are any changes in the requirements regarding Missouri Sales Tax, PCC will notify exhibitors. For more information about Sales Tax requirements contact the Missouri Department of Revenue. Learn about your legal obligations here: http://dor.mo.gov/faq/business/special.php

About Planet Comicon Kansas City

Planet Comicon Kansas City is the largest comic book/pop culture convention in the area. We have an outstanding line-up of guests from the worlds of Hollywood, cosplay, and comics. Promoter: Planet Comicon Kansas City is presented by Planet Promotions LLC, P.O. Box 25095, Overland Park, Kansas, 66225.

If you have questions or concerns about exhibit space that are not answered here, contact us at [email protected].

Location

Planet Comicon will be held at Bartle Hall, Kansas City Convention Center, 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105 . This is located in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. Planet Comicon Kansas City will occupy Halls A-E of the Bartle Hall, as well as the adjacent Kansas City Convention Center space.

Planet Comicon is a 3-day show.

Hotel Reservations

Hotel information will be forthcoming.

Public hours

Date Hours
Friday, March 17, 2023 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM (may open 30 min early to Fast Pass & VIP)
Saturday, March 18, 2023 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM (may open 30 minutes early to Fast Pass & VIP)
Sunday, March 19, 2023 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fast Pass holders and select other attendees may be admitted up to 1/2 hour early on Friday and Saturday only.

Dining

There are also many restaurants and other activities in the area, including all of the amenities offered in the Power and Light District.

Terms and Conditions

Bartle Hall and the Promoter have a number of terms and conditions. These will be posted to the website and a list provided to all exhibitors.

Directions

SOUTH DOCK for Bartle Hall will be the primary entrance for Load In.

  • From the East: Take I-70 west, then ALT 70 West to the Broadway exit (Exit 2S). Turn left onto Broadway to 16th Street. Turn left onto 16th Street (on the corner is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts) and then turn immediately left into South Dock.
  • From the West: Take I-70 east to I-635 east to the Central Street exit. Turn left (north) onto Central. Go to 13th Street and left lane to Broadway. Turn left onto Broadway. Turn left onto 16th Street (on the corner is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts) and then turn immediately left into South Dock.
  • From the South (Kansas side): Take I-35 north to the Broadway exit. Turn right onto Broadway. Turn left onto 16th Street (on the corner is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts) and then turn immediately left into South Dock.
  • From the South (Missouri side): Take 71 Highway north, and merge onto ALT 70 & I-670 West via the exit on the left toward Kansas, take the Broadway exit (Exit 2S). Turn left onto Broadway. Turn left onto 16th Street (on the corner is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts) and then turn immediately left into South Dock.
  • From the North: Take I 69 south across the MO river bridge. This turns into Broadway. Turn left onto 16th Street (on the corner is the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts) and then turn immediately left into South Dock.