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.
Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street (Route 140), Bellingham, MA 02019
Artist Craig Rousseau (The Perhapanauts, Batman Beyond) appears at The Hall of Comics on Saturday December 20, 2014 from noon till 4:00 PM!
• Craig will be doing personalized sketches – the perfect Christmas gift! Just bring a new, unwrapped toy or $10 to benefit a charity of Craig’s choice.
• They’ll be selling limited edition prints by Craig of Batman, the Joker, and Harley Quinn, available that day only.
• Gift wrapping will be available for a donation to the animals of Maple Farm Sanctuary.
• Enter to win a copy of the hard-to-find Black Cat variant of Amazing Spider-Man #4. Raffle tickets for $1 benefit Carry the Fallen, an organization that raises money for veterans and their families dealing with PTSD and the epidemic of veteran suicide.
• The festivities will be captured for posterity by Rob Logan as he records live segments for The Geek Generation Podcast.
The Hall of Comics
3 Turnpike Rd, Southborough, MA 01772
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Don Rosa, Todd Dezago, Craig Rousseau, Steve Conley, and John Gallagher sign at Cards Comics & Collectibles on Saturday May 3rd for Free Comic Book Day!
Cards Comics and Collectibles
100 A Chartley Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136
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Archie Comics celebrates the release of Jinx: Little Miss Steps with two signings in two countries! The first signing will take place at Star Clipper in Saint Louis, MO with Eisner award winning artist Rick Burchett on Saturday, May 25th. One week later, Harvey award winning writer J. Torres will sign at Little Island Comics in Toronto, ON on Saturday June 1st.
Both volumes of the critically acclaimed original graphic novel will be available for purchase at the signings which star a teenage spin on the classic Li’l Jinx character, a fan favorite comic strip that runs in the Archie Comics digests.
Rick Burchett signs on Saturday May 25, 2013 from noon till 3:00pm!
Star Clipper Comics
6392 Delmar Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63130
Phone: (314) 725-9110
J. Torres signs on Saturday June 1, 2013 from 11:30 am till 1:00 pm!
Little Island Comics
742 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R6 Canada