Planet Comicon Kansas City 2018 App Is LIVE

February 14, 2018 by  
Filed under Convention News, Missouri

Press Release:

The Planet Comicon Kansas City 2018 APP IS LIVE, so download the app and start your planning for the show!

It is loaded with valuable information about the upcoming show to be held on February 16-18 at Bartle Hall. This is a new App. You can delete last year’s App and download this new one from the App Store or from Google Play. Search for Planet Comicon Kansas City. This carefully crafted pocket pal includes a list of all schedules as well as details on celebrities, comics creators, cosplayers, and more. Create your own schedule, get the latest news and updates during Planet Comicon, and check out all the necessary show details to make your visit to our world as perfect as possible. Get it in the App Store or on Google Play. See you at the show!

For more information about the 2018 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at www.planetcomicon.com.

T-Minus 7 Days Till Planet Comicon 2018

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The final details are beginning to lock into place at Planet Comicon Kansas City and you’re going to hear from us more frequently as we get closer and closer to next week’s comic and pop culture party, one of the largest in the nation!

As many of you veterans and superfans know, our guests make extraordinary sacrifices to carve out time from their busy shooting and appearance schedules to join us at Planet Comicon, and sometimes changes are unavoidable. However, we have good news! A number of our guests have actually extended the time they’ll be spending with us next weekend. Here are the details…

  • Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: Discovery, The Walking Dead) will now be appearing on Friday and Saturday, a slight change from her previous Saturday/Sunday schedule.
  • Trish Stratus and Amy “Lita” Dumas, two dynamite divas of the ring and WWE Hall of Famers were set to appear to only appear on Saturday and Sunday. They will now be at the show for ALL THREE DAYS!
  • John Cusack (High Fidelity, Say Anything) was previously scheduled for only Saturday afternoon and early Sunday but now will be appearing for the majority of both Saturday and Sunday!
  • Pom Klementieff (Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Infinity War) has now confirmed that she will be at the show all day on Saturday and Sunday.

Remember: we have special admission prices and membership discounts for active military, teachers, and librarians…and children ages 7 and under are FREE!

Have App, Will Travel: Download the Official 2018 Planet Comicon Kansas City Mobile App!

The Planet Comicon Kansas City app is your ultimate guide to Kansas City’s fantastic, fun-filled festival for fans of all ages and it’s back for 2018.

This carefully crafted pocket pal includes a list of all schedules as well as details on celebrities, comics creators, cosplayers, and more. Create your own schedule, get the latest news and updates during Planet Comicon, and check out all the necessary show details to make your visit to our world as perfect as possible. Get it in the App Store or on Google Play.

A Planet-sized Deal for our GoComics Fans!

All Planet Comicon Kansas City attendees can save 25% off any item in the GoComics Store! Find your happy place with icons like Foxtrot, Calvin and Hobbes, Garfield and Peanuts, as well as modern classics like Fowl Language, Sarah’s Scribbles, The Awkward Yeti, and many more.

Use code PCC25 at store.gocomics.com to save 25% off the entire store!

Planet Comicon Kansas City Pro Tip No. 42

Don’t get left out in the cold: So you’ve got your admission wristband, now it’s time to get in line. Planet Comicon Kansas City is all about making the fan experience a positive one and in 2018 that includes queuing for the show indoors. The line will form in the 2200 Lobby and be extended through the Convention Center and Municipal Auditorium for all waiting guests. Don’t worry about the weather and please know we’ll do our absolute best to get you into Planet Comicon Kansas City in a timely and efficient manner!

For more information about the 2018 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at www.planetcomicon.com.

MO – Pumpkinhead #1 Signing

Writer Cullen Bunn appears at Distant Planet Comics on Saturday March 3rd from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM to sign the first issues of his new Pumpkinhead series from Dynamite Entertainment!

RSVP on Facebook!

Distant Planet Comics and Collectibles
601 Business Loop 70 W, Ste 263, Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 228-6537

Planet Comicon 2018: A Conversation with Archer’s Dr. Krieger

Archer’s Lucky Yates, Dr. Krieger himself, will be at Planet Comicon for a special hour with Archer storyboard artist Kevin Mellon. What are they going to do? Even we don’t know.

PLANET THEATER: A Conversation with Krieger
SAT 2/17 6:00PM 3501 Great Hall
From FX’s wildly popular show, Dr. Algernop Krieger himself Lucky Yates comes to Planet Comicon. Come and learn all about chokebots, goatly, and Mitsuko Miyazumi as Lucky sits down to talk and do Krieger things with Archer storyboard artist Kevin Mellon.

Full programming schedule available on the website: planetcomicon.com/panels

 

Planet Comicon 2018 Ultimate Geek Trivia Showdown

February 7, 2018 by  
Filed under Convention News, Gaming, Missouri

Press Release:

Planet Comicon Kansas City presents Ultimate Geek Trivia Showdown once again for our second year in a row!

Bring your smartest and geekiest friends and win wonderful prizes. Cash! Passes to Planet Comicon Kansas City! Free Hotel Stays! Random swag! Pure nerdy Glory!

The game will consist of eight rounds of trivia ranging from comics to the cinematic/television universe. All fandoms are fair game.

Entry fee is $10 per person with teams of up to six players. $15 at the door. Discounted price for a full team registration of six ($50)

There will be complimentary snacks and drinks in addition to two full bars.

A 50/50 raffle benefiting Hope House will be happening throughout the night with a chance to win additional prizes.

“Hope House’s mission is to break the cycle of domestic violence by providing safe refuge and supportive services that educate and empower those impacted by domestic violence. Hope House will advocate social change that protects and engenders a person’s right to live a life free of abuse.”

Be a hero to those who have faced real villains!

Space is limited so be sure to register your team faster than the Flash, Game on!

TICKETS CAN BE PURCHASED AT THE LINK

RSVP on Facebook!

The Aladdin Holiday Inn Hotel
1215 Wyandotte St, Kansas City, MO 64105
(816) 421-8888

Planet Comicon 2018 Hosts Game of Thrones-Themed Adventure Pub Crawl

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Winter is coming to Kansas City! Planet Comicon is teaming up with Boulevard Brewing Company and Brewery Ommegang (the official brewery of the Game of Thrones Beers) to bring Westeros to downtown KC creating a fun off-site activation.

The game will consist of four large teams of 50 (Starks, Lannisters, Targaryens, and the Night King’s Army) competing to take the Iron Throne. Each smaller team (1-5 players) will work together to conquer the seven kingdoms for their house by earning points after completing tasks and challenges at each participating location along the streetcar route. Costumed characters and quests await you!

The game will end  at 9:30 PM with an after-party at Magnolia Venue & Urban Garden, where the winning team will be revealed and the prizes distributed.

Space is VERY limited, You will need to act faster than Gendry running back to Eastwatch to guarantee your team a spot.

To ensure a balanced game, houses will be randomized. If you are wanting to play with a specific group of people you must buy tickets at the same time to guarantee the same team. Requests will be taken into consideration.

This event is 21+ ONLY, You must have valid I.D. on the day of the event in order to participate.

Click here for tickets…

RSVP on Facebook!

MO – Deadman Signing

Neal Adams signs at Clint’s Comics on Wednesday, February 14th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM.

RSVP on Facebook!

Clint’s Comic Books
3941 Main Street, Kansas City, MO 64111-1916
(816) 561-2848

Wizard World St Louis Entertainment Stage Schedule Released for this Weekend!

Wizard World St Louis Entertainment Stage Schedule Released for this Weekend!

Wizard World is bringing comics, gaming, film and all pop culture to ST. LOUIS! We’re reposting all of our announcements fro our page here so you don’t miss them, along with special giveaways and maybe even a few other goodies – so make sure to RSVP and stay tuned!

For more information visit HERE!

Afterparty Schedule for Planet Comicon 2018

January 25, 2018 by  
Filed under Comic Books, Convention News, Missouri

Press Release:

As Planet Comicon Kansas City (PCKC) grows, there are an increasing number of after hours events popping up around the city! Most of these are within walking distance of the convention center. This means that your convention weekend fun can continue into the evening! This is a wonderful way to experience the many great restaurants and bars and other attractions in the downtown loop. Here is a list of events we know about.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15th

Battle for Midwesteros
A Game of Thrones themed pub crawl (5:00 – 9:30 PM)
[Credential pick-up and registration until 4:30pm]
Winter is here at Planet Comicon. We are teaming up with Boulevard Brewing Co. to bring Westeros to downtown KC creating a fun off-site excursion for Planet Comicon attendees. Four teams of 50 (Starks, Lannisters, Targaryens, and the Night King’s Army) will compete to take the Iron Throne. Each team will work together to conquer the Seven Kingdoms by completing tasks at each participating location along the KC Streetcar route to gain points. In addition to the small challenges, there will be costumed “characters” on the streetcar and an extra secret scavenger hunt element.

Elite Comics Drink and Draw
@ The Muehlebach Bar (6:00 – 9:00 PM)
Want to join some of the incredibly talented artists from Planet Comicon Kansas City for a Drink n’ Draw Party? Well here is your big chance! Meet us on Thursday night at The Muehlebach Bar connected to the Marriott Hotel for live drawing, drink and food specials, special promo items, and fun with The Elite Flight Crew, Planet Comicon staff, and the amazing talent of Artist Alley! Free to all PCKC members

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16th

Ultimate Geek Trivia Showdown Vol.2
@ Aladdin Hotel (6:30 – 10:30 PM)
[Registration & Check-in @ 6:30 PM // Game starts at 7:30 PM]
Bring your smartest and geekiest friends and win wonderful prizes. Cash! Passes to Planet Comicon! Random swag! Pure geeky glory and bragging rights! The event will consist of eight rounds of trivia ranging from comics to the cinematic/television universe. All fandoms are fair game. Entry fee is $10 per person with teams of up to 6 players. $15 at the door. Discounted price for a full team registration of 6 ($50) There will be complimentary snacks and drinks in addition to two full bars. A raffle benefiting Hope House will be happening throughout the night with a chance to win additional prizes. Space is limited, so make like the Flash and register your team now!

@ The Muehlebach Bar (8:00 PM – 1:00 AM)
Join us for a fun night of comedy and music featuring Little Beard and The Scally Wags Pirate Comedy Show! Other acts include: Clearly Guilty, Crazy Boy Coy, Roscoe and Rose Red, Rum Runners and more! $5 for everyone

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17th

The Elite Comics ‘Be The Hero!’ Dance Party & Masquerade Parade!
Convention Center Lobby 1501 (9:00 PM – 1:00 AM)
[FREE to convention attendees.]
It’s a Dance Party! Last year’s dance party was such a success that a bigger venue was in order! Elite Comics is kind enough to host this year’s dance party! This will be the party of the year! Starting directly after the costume contest, come downstairs and bust-a-move and get your groove on! Come as your favorite character or as yourself and dance the night away! DJ Joe and DJ Ice Kole are bringing their very best beats and light show and we doubt you will be able to resist jumping on the dance floor! Look for themed drinks, photo-ops, and plenty of space to relax and wind down before the final day of Planet Comicon 2018. It’s a Masquerade Parade! This year the Masquerade Parade will unfold during the party! Signups for the masquerade parade start at 9:45 and the parade begins at 10:30. The first 75 to sign up get to strut their stuff and show their cosplays to an adoring crowd! There are no prizes but this one is always fun! It’s a fundraiser! Donations to the Hero Initiative are being solicited all night long to help struggling comic book artists! (Read more about this wonderful charity here.) Be the hero!
For more information about the 2018 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at www.planetcomicon.com.

Sonequa Martin-Green, Pom Klementieff & More Added to Planet Comicon 2018

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Just when you thought Planet Comicon Kansas City – one of the nation’s largest and oldest comic and pop culture conventions – was winding down on the big announcements, we drop a couple more names into the mix. Sure, you might think we’d “say anything” to get a few of you “rogues” to join us at this point (and we have more about those gents below), but right now we’re talking about Pom Klementieff and Sonequa Martin-Green!

Pom Klementieff is best known for her role as Mantis in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 and is set to reprise her role in Avengers: Infinity War. She made her Hollywood debut in Spike Lee’s Oldboy (2013), a remake of the South Korean film of the same name.

Meanwhile, Sonequa Martin-Green is the breakout star of the brand new CBS series “Star Trek: Discovery” in her portrayal of science specialist Michael Burnham. Prior to this, she was best known for her television role as Sasha Williams in The Walking Dead and Tamara in Once Upon a Time.

John Cusack, one of the most respected and accomplished actors of his generation, joins the guest roster of Planet Comicon Kansas City 2018. His films include such classics as Say AnythingEight Men Out16 CandlesHigh FidelityBetter Off DeadOne Crazy SummerCon Air, Grosse Pointe Blank… and the list goes on!

Perennial fan favorite Alan Tudyk once again joins the guest roster of Planet Comicon Kansas City 2018. His credits include “Firefly,” Serenity, “Con Man,” MoanaWreck-It RalphFrozen and so much more! In 2016, Tudyk appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, as the scene-stealing and super snarky security droid, K-2SO.

Want to stay close to the action? We have secured special pricing at select hotels surrounding the Kansas City Convention Center.

Other guests include Jason Momoa (Justice League), Danny Trejo (Machete), Alice Cooper, Amy Jo Johnson (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Jerome Flynn (Game of Thrones), Zach Callison (Steven Universe), Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter series) Ryan Hurst (Sons of Anarchy), and more.

For more information about the 2018 show, event photos, interviews and more, “Like” Planet Comicon on Facebook and follow @PlanetComicon on Twitter. Planet Comicon Kansas City is always available online at www.planetcomicon.com.

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