MO – An Evening with Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith

Writer/director Kevin Smith appears at the Kansas City Improv on both Friday October 24 and Saturday October 25 at 7:00 PM!

A writer, comedian, podcaster, and film director, KEVIN SMITH has written and directed numerous films, including Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, Red State, and Tusk; Creator of AMC’s Comic Book Men; authored Silent Bob Speaks, Shootin’ the Sh*t with Kevin Smith, My Boring-Ass Life and Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good. He can be heard daily at, a vast network of podcasts.

An Evening with Kevin Smith is a chance to get up close and personal with the man who brought the world these films.

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Kansas City Improv Comedy Club
7260 NW 87th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64153
(816) 759-5233

MO – Pearls Get Sacrificed Signing


Stephan Pastis brings his One Step Ahead of the Mob Tour to St. Louis, where he will be in conversation with St. Louis Post-Dispatch, theater critic, Judith Newmark on Tuesday, September 29th at 7:00pm! Doors will open at 6pm.

Pearls Gets Sacrificed: A Pearls Before Swine Treasury is the latest Pearls Before Swine collection brimming with satirical logic and cynical wit. Featuring bonus commentary from creator Stephan Pastis throughout, the Pearls clan weighs in on everything from modern technology to current events to human nature amid the ongoing chaos that Pastis creates—either from behind the pen or as a character within the strip itself—in this treasury-sized edition.

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St. Louis Public Library
1301 Olive St, St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 241-2288

Planet Comicon 2016 Announces First Guests

Planet Comicon, Kansas City logoPress Release:

Planet Comicon – Kansas City will be bigger than ever in 2016. It’s scheduled for May 20, 21, and 22 in Bartle Hall. The annual event is Kansas City’s largest comic book and pop culture convention.

As always, Planet Comicon 2016 will feature an array of fandom favorites. “We work for a great balance of comic book creators, media guests, cosplay events, vendors, gaming, children’s activities, performances, and panel programming,” Planet Comicon CEO Christopher Jackson said. “That’s what has kept our event growing year after year.”

Be sure to add Planet Comicon – Kansas City 2016 to your calendar now for May 20 – 22, 2016. You can also keep up on the latest events by liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter. Join fandom’s finest for a weekend of fantastic fun!

First guests announcements

Over the next few weeks, Planet Comicon will begin announcing guests on our website and social media. But as a subscriber to our email updates, you get a sneak peek at the first confirmed creator guests right now!
*Jason Aaron: writer of Marvel’s Star Wars, Thor, and Image Comics’ Southern Bastards.
*Terry Beatty: Syndicated cartoonist of The Phantom and Rex Morgan M.D.; co-creator of Wild Dog and Ms Tree.
*Rick Burchett: Eisner-winning artist of The Batman and Robin Adventures and Batman: The Gotham Adventures.
*Kevin Dilmore: Star Trek novelist whose works include co-writing Star Trek: Seekers: Point of Divergence.
*Chris Grine: Cartoonist of Dark Horse’s Chickenhare and the web comic Wicked Crispy.
*Jeremy Haun: Artist and writer known for Detective Comics, Berserker, Battle Hymn, and the new Image Comics series The Beauty.
*Phil Hester: Artist and writer known for Green Arrow, Firebreather, Ant-Man, and The Flash: Season Zero.
*Dennis Hopeless: Writer of Marvel’s Spider-Woman and Inferno.
*Kevin Mellon: Storyboard artist on FX’s Archer and artist of the comic books Suicide Sisters and Heart.
*B. Clay Moore: Comics writer whose work includes The Whistling Skull, Adventures of Superman, and The Vampire Diaries.
*Jai Nitz: Writer of Dream Thief: Escape, The Green Hornet, and The Amazing Spider-Man Annual.
*Seth Peck: Comics writer of X-Men and Fear Itself: Wolverine.
*Steven Sanders: Artist of Wolverine and the X-Men, Infinity: the Hunt, and Our Love is Real.
*Rob Schamberger: Painter known for portraits of WWE wrestling superstars.
*Dan Scott: Cover artist for Conan The Avenger and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
*Greg Smallwood: Artist of Dream Thief: Escape and Moon Knight. 2015 recipient of the Russ Manning Award for most promising new talent.
*Rick Stasi: Artist, instructor, and voice performer who has drawn Action Comics, Bugs Bunny, and Charlton Arrow.
*Kyle Strahm: Artist whose work includes Image Comics’ Haunt and the new series Spread.
*Dayton Ward: Star Trek novelist whose work includes co-writing Star Trek: Seekers: Point of Divergence.
*Freddie E. Williams II: Comics and cover artist known for JSA: All-Stars, Legendary Star-Lord, and Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse.
*Mike Worley: Artist whose work includes Big Bang Comics and Simpsons Comics Presents Bart Simpson.

We’ll announce many more comics creators, novelists, cosplay celebrities, and media guests in the next two months. And as an email subscriber, you’ll find out first about popular media guest announcements.

MO – Archmage Signing


Author R.A. Salvatore appears to sign his new novel Archmage on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Webster Groves Public Library. Books will be sold courtesy of Left Bank Books.

Drizzt returns to the Underdark! The pall that had descended over the North is gone, and a new day has dawned on a victorious Mithral Hall, but no matter how bright things seem on the surface, Drizzt know that what lurks just under his feet remains steeped in evil and charged with unimaginable power. Archmage has everything Drizzt’s fans crave: action, adventure, characters that resonate with equal measures of warrior spirit and deep compassion, and no shortage of wicked dark elves!

Webster Groves Public Library
301 East Lockwood Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63119
(314) 961-3784

MO – The Beauty #1 Signing


Creators Jeremy Haun and Jason A. Hurley appear on Wednesday, August 12th from noon till 7:00 PM at Hurley’s Heroes Comics and Games to celebrate the release of their new comic The Beauty #1!

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Hurley’s Heroes Comics and Games
824 S Main Street, Joplin, MO 64801
(417) 782-6642

MO – Beyond the Kingdoms Signing


Author and Golden Globe-Winning actor Chris Colfer presents the fourth installment in his #1 New York Times bestselling series for young readers on Saturday July 11, 2015 at 7:00 PM!

The program will include a brief Q&A (15-20 minutes) and a book signing.

Tickets go on sale June 10 and can be purchased through or at Library Headquarters. Seating will be offered on a first come, first served basis. Call 314-994-3300 for more information.

GENERAL TICKET $18 – Admits ONE and includes one copy of “The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdom”

Admits ONE child and ONE adult and includes ONE copy of “The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdom.” (Both adult and child must be present at time of admission. An adult may accompany more than one child but each child will need his or her own KID’S TICKET.)

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St. Louis County Library
1640 S Lindbergh, St. Louis 63131
(314) 994-3300

MO – The President’s Shadow Signing

prez-shadowAuthor Brad Meltzer appears at the St. Louis Public Library on Tuesday June 23, 2015 from 7:00pm – 9:00pm!

Bestselling political suspense author Brad Meltzer presents The President’s Shadow, the next novel in the acclaimed Culper Ring series. National archivist Beecher White makes an alarming discovery on the White House grounds: there is a severed arm buried in the Rose Garden. As he investigates, he realizes it’s a message with dire repercussions for the President. Even worse, the message turns Beecher’s personal life upside down, pointing him towards the dark truth about his own father’s death

St. Louis Public Library
1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63131

MO – James Brown Tribute Show


Press Release:

DJ Mahf and Mass Appeal present a James Brown Tribute at The Demo STL Friday May 22, 2015 at 10PM!

Get ready for an epic night of funk and soul! At this month’s Mass Appeal monthly, we are paying tribute to the Godfather of Soul, Soul Bother #1, Mr. Dynamite – James Brown!

Tag team / 4 Turntable set from DJ Mahf & VThom + a special “Funky Drummer” routine

JB cover set by Big Brother Thunder & The MasterBlasters – STL’s 2014 “Best Soul Group” in the Riverfront Times

Live art by Los Angeles’ Jim Mahfood aka FOOD ONE ART

**Sponsored by Lion Forge Comics**
—Unofficial Comic Con after party—

$10 cover

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The Demo
4191 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110


MO – Spider-Woman #5 Signing


Writer Dennis Hopeless appears at Pulp Fiction Comics & Games on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM!

Press Release:

Jessica Drew, aka Spider-Woman, has new duds, a new mission, and a new partner following Spider-Verse and we want you to check them out! The book’s author, Dennis Hopeless will be at Pulp Fiction from 5pm to 8pm on March 4th signing issues and helping out with the launch of this new direction for the character!

Pulp will also be announcing the winners of the Spider-Woman #1 poster contest on this day, so keep your eyes and ears open. Also, feel free to bring along or purchase any of Dennis’ other work (Avengers Arena, The Answer, Captain America: Fear Him, X-Men: Season One), as he’ll be happy to sign it.

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Pulp Fiction Comics & Games
1100 SE Blue Parkway, Lees Summit, Missouri 64063
(816) 554-7333

Planet Comicon 2015 Adds Guardians Cast Members


Planet Comicon has announced their latest additions to the guest roster for 2015:

Karen Gillan – from Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy
Michael Rooker – from The Walking Dead and Guardians of the Galaxy
Scott Wilson – Herschel from The Walking Dead
J. August Richards – Deathlok from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Sean Gunn – from Guardians of the Galaxy and Gilmore Girls
Raphael Sbarge – Archie Hopper from Once Upon a Time
Steve Cardenas – from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
Laura Vandervoort – from Smallville and Bitten
Grant Bowler – Joshua Nolan from Defiance
Kent McCord – from Adam-12, seaQuest DSV, Galactica 1980
And from the cast of Lost Girl: Kris Holden-Ried, Rachel Skarsten, and Emmanuelle Vaugier

Planet Comicon will be better and bigger than ever this year. We have expanded the exhibit hall for even more dealers, artists, celebrities, cosplay, and special attractions.

We’ve announced great guests with many more announcements to come. You’ll meet Hollywood stars including Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride), Stephen Amell (Arrow), John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who), Laura Vandervoort (Smallville), Sam Witwer (Being Human), Robbie Amell (The Tomorrow People, The Flash), and many others.

We also have a great array of top comics creators on the slate. We’ve recently announced Howard Chaykin and have nearly a dozen additional comics guests to announce in the next week. So far, we’ve confirmed Tim Bradstreet (Punisher), Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo), Katie Cook (My Little Pony), Don Rosa (Uncle Scrooge), and local favorites including Jason Aaron (Thor, Star Wars).

Check out our new website for more information our guests and attractions.

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