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

Press Release:

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…

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MO – Deadman Signing

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

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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

Press Release:

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.

Stan Lee To Appear At Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, Cleveland in 2018

 

 

Press Release:

Excelsior! Comic Book Legend Stan Lee To Appear At Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, Cleveland

Iconic Creator To Make Special Appearances At America’s Center Feb. 3-4, Huntington Convention Center Of Cleveland March 3-4

Stan_Lee-333.jpgST. LOUIS and CLEVELAND, January 18, 2018 – Stan Lee , the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, today announced that he will attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis, February 3-4, and Cleveland, March 3-4. The iconic Lee, a member of both the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame and the Jack Kirby Hall of Fame, will greet fans, pose for photo ops, sign autographs and conduct interactive Q&A sessions in Saturday and Sunday appearances in both cities.

Known to millions as the man whose superheroes propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry, Stan’s co-creations include Spider-Man™, The Incredible Hulk™, X-Men™, The Fantastic Four™, Iron Man,™ and hundreds of others. He introduced Spider-Man™ as a newspaper strip which became the most successful of all syndicated adventure strips having appeared in more than 500 newspapers worldwide. Stan currently remains Chairman Emeritus of Marvel, as well as a member of the Editorial Board of Marvel Comics.

“There is no bigger name in the comics world than Stan Lee, and we couldn’t be happier to have him back at two of our upcoming shows,” said John D. Maatta,
Wizard World CEO. “It is truly an experience for fans to meet this legend who has made everything in the industry possible.”

Lee was a big hit at the most recent Wizard World event, January 5-7 in New Orleans.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is set for February 2-4 at America’s Center, and Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland is scheduled for March 2-4 at Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

For more on the 2018 Wizard World St. Louis, visit http://wizd.me/StLouisPR ; for Cleveland visit http://wizd.me/ClevelandPR.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com ) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, tech, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Fans can interact with Wizard World at www.wizardworld.com and on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. Additional initiatives may include an augmented touring schedule of Wizard World shows, fixed-site installations, curated e-commerce, and the production and distribution of content both in the U.S. and internationally.

The 2018 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon .

MO – Hellbent Signing

Writer Gregg Hurwitz appears at St. Louis County Library on Friday, February 2, 2017 at 6:30 PM to sign his latest thriller HELLBENT!

Evan Smoak–government assassin gone rogue–returns in Hellbent, an engrossing, unputdownable thriller from Gregg Hurwitz, the latest in his #1 international bestselling Orphan X series.

Taken from a group home at age twelve, Evan Smoak was raised and trained as an off-the-books government assassin: Orphan X. After he broke with the Orphan Program, Evan disappeared and reinvented himself as the Nowhere Man, a man spoken about only in whispers and dedicated to helping the truly desperate. This time though, the voice on the other end is Jack Johns, the man who raised and trained him, the only father Evan has ever known. Secret government forces are busy trying to scrub the remaining assets and traces of the Orphan Program and they have finally tracked down Jack. With little time remaining, Jack gives Evan his last assignment: find and protect his last protege and recruit for the program, but Evan isn’t the only one after this last Orphan. The new head of the Orphan Program, Van Sciver, is mustering all the assets at his disposal to take out both Evan (Orphan X) and the target he is trying to protect.

Gregg Hurwitz is the New York Times bestselling author of more than fifteen novels, including The Nowhere Man. His novels have been shortlisted for numerous literary awards, graced top ten lists, and have been published in 30 languages. He is also a New York Times bestselling comic book writer, having penned stories for Marvel and DC. Additionally, he’s written screenplays for many of the major studios, and written, developed, and produced television for various networks. Gregg resides in Los Angeles.

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

MO – The Cruel Prince Signing

Author Holly Black (Spiderwick Chronicles, Magisterium series) appears at the St. Charles City-County Library on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 7:00 PM to present and sign THE CRUEL PRINCE. Register at the link…

By #1 New York Times bestselling author Holly Black, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him—and face the consequences.

In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

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St. Charles City-County Library
77 Boone Hills Dr, Saint Peters, MO 63376
(636) 441-2300

MO – Norah Signing

Kasey Pierce, the writer of Norah and Pieces of Madness, appear at Star Clipper on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:00 PM! She will be giving a great seminar on how to build your brand and marketing for creators, and then she will be sticking around after for some Q&A and book signing.

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Star Clipper
1319 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103
(314) 240-5337

St. Louis Comic Con (June 2018)

Convention Name
St. Louis Comic Con
Convention Website Address
http://stlouiscomiccon.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/23/2018
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
06/24/2018
About This Convention
Good news, everyone! Mighty Con is marching triumphantly back into St. Louis! On June 23rd, Mighty Con will be bringing the show to the Saint Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, MO. The St. Louis Comic Con will feature over 100 artist tables, vendor booths, and special guests. But we’re also bringing cash prize cosplay contests, video and table top gaming tournaments, and a whole weekend of fun! St. Louis’ largest comic book and pop culture event!
Venue Name and Address
St. Charles Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza
St Charles,, MO 63303
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
150
Projected Attendance
4,500
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Gaming
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Tom Nguyen, Frank Fosco, Jeff Balke, James O’Barr

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