Planet Strikes Back

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PLANET STRIKES BACK!    August 14-16, 2020.  

Even though we can’t hold PCKC this year, we thought you might enjoy a FREE weekend of comic creators, cosplay, panels, podcasts and stellar gaming guaranteed to help fight boredom and the comicon blues. And while you are fighting back, we are providing you with a chance to give back and to win some pretty cool prizes courtesy of PCKC and our amazing sponsors.

WIN BIG! Just for participating in an event during the weekend, you are eligible to win one of these incredible prizes!

  • $1500 Computer system from Nebraska Furniture Mart  In order to have a chance to win, follow the text to enter instructions on the graphic below. Entries will be accepted from August 14-16th, 2020.
  • $400 Limited Edition The Last of Us Part II, PS4 Pro Bundle courtesy of Boulevard Brewing Co., Sony and Screenland Armour Theatres.    ENTER HERE! 
  • Over $3,000 is on the line during Planet Strikes Back! Compete in a variety of Esports tournaments offered by our partner Unified Esports Association! See details below.


COMIC CREATORS! Exciting comic creators like Garth Ennis, Jim Steranko and Bill Morrison sit down with our own Chris Jackson and William Binderup for up close and personal interviews. Look for more creator announcements coming soon.

GAMING – BATTLE FOR THE PLANET!  Whether you are a casual gamer or seeking more intense competition.  Friday night is Game Night and the Battle for the Planet. Learn more about the weekend HERE!   

Screenland Armour Theatres and Boulevard Brewing Co. will be hosting BYOB (Bring your own Brain) Virtual Trivia.  Teams are welcome.  Drink of the night:  Space Camper Beer!  Click here for more information on signing up to play, prize packages and earning a $3 rebate on Space Camper. Register for drawings and  Enter Trivia here!

Unified eSports Association will be offering a full menu of exciting gaming action with $3,000 in cash prizes on the line. Super Smash Brothers, League of Legends, Rocket League and more! Pre-registration for eSports tournaments is required.  E-gaming continues through the weekend. Sign up for esports competitions and register for drawings  HERE! 

COSPLAY!  You won’t want to miss the PCKC Virtual Cosplay Contest on Saturday night, brought to you by Nebraska Furniture Mart and  US Toy Magic and Costume Shop.  You can watch the contest judging live as it unfolds on PCKC TV livestreamed via Planet Comicon’s Facebook page.  Sign-ups for participating are still available HERE.  

The PCKC Cosplay Crafter Series continues on Sunday with a livestream with iconic cosplay crafting legend  Evil Ted Smith! Evil Ted will discuss his background and his techniques, and he will answer your questions! Join Gel E. Bean from US Toy Magic and Costume Shop as he hosts the livestream!


Please note, the schedule is subject to change and will be updated as new events are added. You can keep up with all of the weekend’s events and activities on Planet Comicon’s Facebook event page here!


YOU can make a difference and Planet Strikes Back is providing 3 opportunities to benefit your community and the artists you love. 

BLOOD DRIVE  On Thursday, August 13, 12 noon to 6pm. Attend a blood drive with the Community Blood Center at Hy- Vee Arena.  Blood supplies in KC are at historic and critical low levels. Receive a collectible Batman pin with your donation. Special safety protocols in place for more information visit: Click here to make your appt to DONATE BLOOD!

EXTRALIFE GAMING: Be a hero and help sick kids in Kansas City!All money raised goes directly to KU Medical Center Pediatrics to deal with the current crisis.

HERO INITIATIVE: helping comic creators in need of emergency financial help to meet basic needs.. Everyone needs a Golden Age!.