GoComics Creator Showcase at Planet Comicon 2017

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GoComics is stoked to announce its biggest creator event in the history of the known universe this April at Planet Comicon Kansas City.

On April 28-30 at Bartle Hall, fans can find 31 of their favorite GoComics creators and friends in one convenient continent of tables. There’ll be signings, a special panel, and more fun than you’re normally able to process without the aid of special fun-processing technology.

So who’s coming, exactly? You may want to sit down before you read this list

Sarah AndersenSarah’s Scribbles

Bill AmendFoxTrot

Stephan PastisPearls Before Swine

Nick SelukThe Awkward Yeti

Alex Norris – Dorris McComics

Chris Harding – We The Robots

Dave MercierMercWorks

Megan McKayDoodle For Food

Chris GradyLunarbaboon

Shen T Owlturd

Julia Kaye – Up and Out

Todd ClarkLola

Brian GordonFowl Language

Sara ZimmermanUnearthed Comics

Maria ScrivanHalf Full

John McPhersonClose to Home

Olivia WalchImogen Quest

Enzo Comics  – Cheer Up Emo Kid

Hanna Pirita LehkonenImmortal Nerd

Dan MartinDeathbulge

Jason AnarchyDrinking Quest

Ben ZaehringerBerkeley Mews

J.L. WestoverMr. Lovenstein

Kevin KuramuraPear-Shaped Comics

Laura RomagnoliAverage Adventures of an Average Girl

PatabotBFGF Syndrome

Jane ZeiThe Pigeon Gazette

Deya MunizBrutally Honest

David DanemanThe DaneMen

Aaron Lenk – Big Simple Comics

Jose RojasButton Mash Productions

If you can’t make it to Planet Comicon Kansas City, we’ve got you covered. We’re collecting a heaping helping of signed comics and other merch from each of the attending creators for a special giveaway for eligable GC fans in the U.S. We’ll have more details in April, so watch this space to learn how you can win the biggest swag bag this side of, uh… Swag Bag City? Yeah. Swag Bag City.

DC’s Dan DiDio Appears at Planet Comicon 2017

Dan DiDio, Publisher of DC Entertainment, joins the Planet Comicon 2017 guest lineup on April 28-30! Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

As Publisher, DiDio directs and oversees DC Entertainment’s (DCE) publishing business under its key three imprints – DC, Vertigo, and MAD – in both print and digital formats, working alongside DCE’s editorial, art and design, production, business development and sales groups. The Publishers also work in concert with DCE’s Creative Affairs and Franchise Management teams to ensure that publishing continues to create content and help drive the media businesses that use comics as their source of inspiration.

Dan DiDio was named Publisher of DC Entertainment, alongside Jim Lee, in February 2010.

DiDio works closely with DCE editorial and creative teams to develop compelling storylines and characters that ring true to the iconic DC, Vertigo and MAD brands. During his tenure, DiDio has spearheaded many of the comic industry’s most successful publishing events, including the widely acclaimed relaunch of DC Comics Rebirth, The New 52, and the hugely successful DC annual September publishing events such as 2013’s villains lenticular variant covers. DiDio has also overseen many of the comic industry’s bestselling titles and events including DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH, BLACKEST NIGHT, IDENTITY CRISIS, SUPERMAN, BATMAN, JUSTICE LEAGUE and WONDER WOMAN.

DiDio is also charged with leading the company’s unparalleled efforts to attract and develop upcoming talent. With the implementation of annual creator summits and various network opportunities throughout the years, DC Entertainment has become the premier destination for the comic book industry’s top tier writers and artists.

Prior to his current post, DiDio served as Senior Vice President and Executive Editor, overseeing the editorial department for the DC line of comic book titles. DiDio charted the ongoing adventures of SUPERMAN, BATMAN, GREEN LANTERN, WONDER WOMAN, THE FLASH and scores of other heroes and villains.

Before joining DCE in January 2002, DiDio served as Senior Vice President, Creative Affairs for the computer animation company, Mainframe Entertainment. In this position, DiDio was charged with overseeing the development, distribution, marketing, promotion, merchandising and licensing of all Mainframe’s television properties. Among the television projects he developed were Weird-Ohs, Beast Machines, Black Bull’s Gatecrasher and Jill Thompson’s Scary Godmother. He also served as a Story Editor for Reboot and War Planets.

Prior to Mainframe Entertainment, DiDio worked in a variety of positions in the television industry, including Capital Cities/ABC where he served as an Executive Director of ABC Children’s Programming and Public Relations Manager for three New York based daytime dramas.

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Previously announced guests include: Neal Adams, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Cullen Bunn, Phil Hester, Ant Lucia, Jai Nitz, Frank Tieri, Freddie E. Williams II, and more.

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Lost Girl Cast Appears at Planet Comicon 2017

The cast of Syfy’s Lost Girl including Anna Silk, Zoie Palmer, Rachel Skarsten, and Emmanuelle Vaugier appear at Planet Comicon Kansas City 2017! Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

Anna Silk: Star of Lost Girl

Anna Silk stars on the Syfy/Showcase series Lost Girl as Bo, a succubus learning to control her supernatural abilities and discovery the truth about her origins. She won a Fan Choice honor at the 2015 Canada Screen Awards, and was nominated for a 2015 Golden Maple Award for her work on the show.

Lost Girl, which aired in more than 100 countries, premiered to record-breaking numbers and rave reviews. The final season aired in both the United States and Canada a little over a year ago in two eight-episode parts.

Before Lost Girl, Canadian television viewers likely best knew Silk as as Erica’s love interest Cassidy in the popular series Being Erica, a role that earned Silk a Gemini nomination. Of course, most Canadians can never forget Silk as the cantankerous flight attendant in the popular Nicoderm commercials.

Her film credits include Assassin’s Tale, Breakfast with Scot, Do Not Bend, Where the Truth Lies and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.

Zoie Palmer: Star of Dark Matter and Lost Girl

Not only has Zoie Palmer dazzled us with her work on Lost Girl, she also has made her mark in television movies like The Reagans as Patti Reagan, Out of the Ashes as Didi Goldstein, and Devil’s Perch as Abby.

Palmer also popped up as Anya Vimer, a terrorist who tries to sabotage a peace summit, in the former The CW series Nikita.

After Lost Girl ended, Palmer joined the main cast of the science-fiction series Dark Matter as The Android, which began filming its third season this past November.

Her film roles include Annabelle in the short drama Terminal Venus, Haley in the romantic comedy The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard, Cheryl in the supernatural horror Devil, Officer Frances Jane in the crime thriller Cold Blooded, Lou in the comedy Sex After Kids, and Bethany in the fantasy adventure Patch Town.

Rachel Skarsten: Star of Lost Girl and Reign

Rachel was born in Toronto, Canada to parents Dr. Stan Skarsten and Mary Self Skarsten. Growing up she danced ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance as well as playing high level ice hockey as a goaltender. Rachel attended the prestigious Claude Watson School for the Arts from grades 4 through 12 majoring in visual arts and the cello. At 14 she was discovered by an agent after appearing on a local television program and at 16 she won her first major role playing the superhero Black Canary/Dinah Lance on the WB series “Birds of Prey”.

When the show was canceled, Rachel returned to Canada and earned a double degree in English Literature and Classical History with honors from Queens University. After graduation, Rachel began acting again with recurring roles on HBO’s Transporter: The Series, Flashpoint, The LA Complex and CW’s Beauty and the Beast. She also appeared in The Vow alongside Rachel McAdams.

Rachel recently wrapped Lost Girl where she played Tamsin in its 5th and final season. Theatrically, you can catch her in the big screen international blockbuster hit Fifty Shades of Grey. Rachel also joined the cast of the CW’s hit Reign, playing Queen Elizabeth the First, and is currently filming Season 4.

Emmanuelle Vaugier: Star of Lost Girl and Rogue

Emmanuelle Vaugier is a versatile actor who simply sizzles when it comes to portraying those feisty female leads who like to stir things up a bit like as a district attorney in an upcoming DirecTV series Rogue.

Her role in ABC’s steamy summer soap Mistresses also was no exception. In that series, Vaugier portrayed Niko, the mixologist at the Wunderbar, and is a thorn in the side of Joss, played by Jes Macallan. She also had a recurring role in Lost Girl as the vain and dangerously sociopathic The Morrigan.

Of course, Vaugier may be best known for her popular role as Charlie Sheen’s ex-fiancee Mia on the award-winning CBS comedy Two and a Half Men. For three seasons, she also played Det. Jessica Angell on CSI: New York, leaving fans devastated when her role came to an end.

Vaugier also worked with Piper Perabo in the USA Network crime series Covert Affairs as Liza Hearn, a journalist and blogger not afraid to push boundaries.

Other appearances included The MentalistBig Shots and Supernatural. She also played the title character in the Syfy pilot Painkiller Jane, and had a starring role in the Master of Horror series, directed by John Carpenter.

Vaugier also appeared on Veronica Mars and The WB comedy My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star.

And, of course, you might also remember her as Dr. Helen Bryce, the wife of Lex Luthor, in Smallville.

Vaugier’s feature film credits include Saw IISaw IVSecondhand Lions with Michael Caine and Robert Duvall, and 40 Days and 40 Nights with Josh Hartnett.

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Previously announced guests include Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Stephen Amell (Arrow), Felicia Day (The Guild), Summer Glau (Firefly), Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, Big Bang Theory), John DiMaggio (Futurama), Jim Beaver (Supernatural), Ric Flair (wrestling legend), and dozens more. Check out the ever-growing media guest roster at www.planetcomicon.com.

Doctor Who’s Catherine Tate Joins Planet Comicon 2017

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Planet Comicon Kansas City is very excited to announce the SECOND US appearance of Catherine Tate, the fan-favorite Donna Noble on Doctor Who, as well as many other popular roles on shows such as The Office and The Catherine Tate Show. Catherine will be joining Doctor Who alums John Barrowman and Billie Piper and all three will be available for combo photo ops.

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Actor and writer, Catherine Tate is well known in the UK and internationally for a diversity of work in television, film and on the stage – in particular, for her own creation, the award winning The Catherine Tate Show.

She made her first appearance in Doctor Who as jilted bride, Donna Noble. She then joined the doctor, played by David Tennant, as his companion for the entire run of Season 4 and for the two-part End of Time specials. More recently, she reprised the role of Donna Noble in three Doctor Who audio dramas alongside David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.

Catherine has appeared on US television screens as Nellie Bertram in The Office, making her entrance at the end of Season 7 and returning for the second half of Season 8 and all of Season 9.

In between filming for Seasons 7 and 8 of The Office, Catherine returned to the UK to play Beatrice opposite David Tennant’s Benedick in Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing in London’s West End. She has continued to mix theatre, film and television work and most recently took The Catherine Tate Show on a live tour of the UK, playing to 27 cities over 31 nights.

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Previously announced guests include Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Summer Glau (Firefly), Jason Isaacs (Star Trek: Discovery), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, Big Bang Theory), John DiMaggio (Futurama), Jim Beaver (Supernatural), Ric Flair (wrestling legend), and dozens more. Check out the ever-growing media guest roster at www.planetcomicon.com.

Planet Comicon Announces Amazing Array of Fan Favorites

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The stars of your favorite shows are shining at Planet Comicon Kansas City! Top talent from Doctor Who, Arrow, and the upcoming series Star Trek: Discovery have recently been announced. Tickets are available for sale now at the link…
  • Have you heard the news? Jason Isaacs is the captain in the new Star Trek series!
  • Stephen Amell, star of the hit CW show Arrow, returns to Kansas City to meet his fans.
  • Doctor Who’s Rose Tyler, Billie Piper, makes her first Planet Comicon appearance.
These are only a few of the celebrity headliners who are slated for the show. Get your chance to meet Ron Perlman (Hellboy), Summer Glau (Firefly), John Barrowman (Arrow), Wil Wheaton (Star Trek, Big Bang Theory), John DiMaggio (Futurama), Jim Beaver (Supernatural), Ric Flair (wrestling legend), and dozens more. Check out the ever-growing media guest roster at www.planetcomicon.com.
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Hellboy’s Ron Perlman Heads to Planet Comicon 2017

Ron Perlman joins Planet Comicon’s guest list for the 2017 convention! Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

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Ron Perlman is one of the most beloved and prolific fantasy and science fiction performers. He is best known as Clay Morrow in Sons of Anarchy, Vincent in the TV series Beauty and the Beast, and as Hellboy in both 2004’s Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Currently he stars on the Amazon Prime series Hand of God.

Perlman is a frequent collaborator of Hellboy director Guillermo del Toro, with roles in Cronos, Blade II, and Pacific Rim. He is also acclaimed for his voice-over work as the narrator of Fallout, Clayface in Batman: The Animated Series, Killer Croc in The Batman, Slade in the animated series Teen Titans, The Lich in Adventure Time, and the Stabbington Brothers in Tangled.

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Previously announced guests include Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, Summer Glau, Kevin Eastman, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Jason Aaron, Bill Amend, Don Rosa, Rick Burchett, Phil Hester, Dennis Hopeless, Matt Kindt, and many more.

Wil Wheaton Beams Down to Planet Comicon 2017

Fan favorite Wil Wheaton from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Big Bang Theory, Stand By Me, and Tabletop appears at Planet Comicon on Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30, 2017! Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

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Wil Wheaton’s successful acting career began in 1986 with acclaimed roles in Stand By Me and Toy Soldiers. He continued to build his resume through his teen years as series regular Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Wheaton also plays a “delightfully evil version” of himself on the CBS hit comedy series The Big Bang Theory.

Wheaton is more than just an actor. He’s an author, blogger, voice actor, widely followed original Twitter user, and a champion of geek culture. Wheaton currently splits his time between acting and writing. He recurred on Syfy’s hit series Eureka as Dr. Isaac Parrish, and played a computer hacker named Chaos on TNT’s Leverage. He’s also a major voice in the gaming community, hosting his long running web series Tabletop.

Previously announced guests include Felicia Day, Summer Glau, Ron Perlman, Kevin Eastman, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Jason Aaron, Bill Amend, Don Rosa, Rick Burchett, Phil Hester, Dennis Hopeless, Matt Kindt, and many more.

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Firefly’s Summer Glau Appears at Planet Comicon 2017

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Firefly’s Summer Glau announced to appear at Planet Comicon Kansas City on Saturday April 29 and Sunday April 30, 2017! Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

Summer Glau is an American prima ballerina and actress, who is best known for for her iconic characters River Tam in Joss Whedon’s TV series Firefly and the feature film, Serenity and Cameron Philips in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. She has also recently appeared as Isabel Rochev on the CW series Arrow.

She got her start in Joss Whedon’s much acclaimed TV series Angel playing a cursed Prima Ballerina. Her other sci-fi credits include The 4400 as Tess, a schizophrenic who can control others with her mind and followed it with a return to the Whedonverse in Dollhouse as Echo’s long lost nemesis, Bennet Halverson.

Previously announced guests include Felicia Day, Kevin Eastman, Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, Chad Hardin, Jason Aaron, Bill Amend, Don Rosa, Rick Burchett, Phil Hester, Dennis Hopeless, Matt Kindt, and many more.

Harley Quinn Co-Writers Announced as Guests for Planet Comicon 2017

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Harley Quinn co-writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Amanda Conner (who is also the cover artist) are the first guests announced for Planet Comicon on April 28-30, 2017! Tickets are available for sale now at the link…

JIMMY PALMIOTTI:

Jimmy Palmiotti has a wide range of experience and background in advertising, production, editorial, film writing and production, media presentation and video game development. His clients include Nike, Disney, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Fox, and New Line, 2KGames and THQ games.

000_jimmy_palmiotti_planet-comiconJimmy Palmiotti is co-founder of such companies as Event Comics, Black Bull Media, Marvel Knights and the current Paperfilms, where he is partners with Amanda Conner, Justin Gray, Frank Tieri and Paul Mounts.

Has created and co-created numerous series and characters including: The New West, The Monolith, 21 Down, The Resistance, The Pro, Gatecrasher, Beautiful Killer, Ash, Cloudburst, Trigger Girl 6, Thrill Seeker, Queen Crab, Weapon of God, Sex and Violence, Denver, Creator Owned Heroes and Painkiller Jane, which was turned into a SyFy original TV series starring Kristanna Loken and recently optioned for the movie screen.

With PaperFilms co-founder Amanda Conner, they are currently working on the highly received Harley Quinn and Starfire series for DC Comics. Garnering national attention and sales results, the team continues to receive accolades for their work on these titles.

He has co-written, with Justin Gray, the DC comic book series Jonah Hex, All-Star Western, GI Combat, Star Spangled War Stories, Power Girl and the digital release Ame-Comi Girls, available digitally at Comixology.com. The pair have worked on the video game Injustice: Gods Among Us for NeatherRealm Studios and DCU vs. Mortal Kombat. At Marvel, Jimmy teamed with Joe Quesada to create the Marvel Knights imprint and usher in a radical change at Marvel Comics still felt to this day. He and Justin Gray were tapped to adapt the award winning novel Wool for an Amazon exclusive digital graphic novel series.

Currently in film development are a number of projects created by Jimmy, which include Just A Pilgrim, The New West, Random Acts of Violence, Monolith and Tempest; as well as well as Painkiller Jane being adapted for film.

AMANDA CONNER:

000_amanda_conner_planet-comiconAmanda Conner started out in comics working on small projects for Marvel and Archie. She had been working as an illustrator for New York ad agencies Kornhauser and Calene and Kidvertisers. She worked on a number of launches and campaigns such as Arm & Hammer, PlaySchool and Nickelodeon, to name a few.

However, loving comic books and cartooning the most, Amanda found herself working for Marvel on their Barbie line (many of Amanda’s covers were made into designs for the line of Barbie toys), Disney line which included the Gargoyles books. At the same time she was illustrating Soul Searchers & Co. for Claypool Comics and worked on other Marvel projects, such as Excalibur for the X-Men line and Suburban Jersey Ninja She-Devils.

During an assignment for Crusade (Tomoe) she and Jimmy Palmiotti became a real team as penciller/inker.

Amanda then moved on to do what is probably one of her best known works. She did several years as penciller on the hit series Vampirella for Harris Comics drafting 24 issues. While illustrating Vampirella, Amanda worked with the top writers in the field including Grant Morrison, Mark Millar and Warren Ellis.

Continuing to expand her horizons, Amanda illustrated the best-selling crossover Painkiller Jane vs. the Darkness, and went on to work on Painkiller Jane #0 (the origin book). She also wrote and illustrated a story for Kid Death and Fluffy.

Since then, Amanda has moved on and has worked on many of the top titles in comics such as Lois Lane, Codename: Knockout, and Birds of Prey for D.C. Comics Vertigo line, X-Men Unlimited for Marvel, co-created Gatecrasher for Blackbull Comics, and The Pro, an Eisner nominated creator owned book for Image Comics with Jimmy Palmiotti and Garth Ennis.

Amanda, together with artist/inker/writer Jimmy Palmiotti and writer Justin Gray work together via Paperfilms; a multimedia entertainment studio, engaged in screenwriting, art production and multimedia development.

She continuously produces cover work for Marvel Comics, DC Comics and an assortment of independent titles.

Amanda’s work can also be seen outside the comic book community in such places as ABC’S Nightline, the New York Times, Mad Magazine, the syfy series Stan Lee’s So You Want to be a Superhero. For the upcoming Disney Underdog movie doing character designs for film and television. Amanda did character designs for the Los Angeles Avengers stadium football team and is featured in a Biography magazine commercial on A&E. Amanda does spot illustrations in Revolver magazine each month and has had a huge success with the JSA Power Girl miniseries in previous years. Each issue went into 3rd printings.

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Planet Comicon Kansas City 2017 Dates Announced

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Planet Comicon Kansas City will return to Bartle Hall on April 28-30, 2017. The event is one of the nation’s largest comic book and pop culture expos. The 2016 show drew more than 70,000 attendees to downtown Kansas City, MO. Fans of superheroes, science fiction, and fantasy gathered to collect celebrity autographs, meet comic book creators, explore vendor tables, participate in cosplay events, attend hundreds of hours of programming, and connect with fellow fan

Guest announcements and ticketing details for 2017 will be announced in the coming weeks. “Planet Comicon Kansas City is all about the fans, and we’re planning the biggest, most exciting show ever for 2017,” said Planet Comicon CEO and Founder, Chris Jackson. “The challenge is always to top the previous year.”

Highlights from the 2016 show included a salute to Marvel pioneer Stan Lee during which Kansas City Mayor Sly James issued a proclamation designating “Stan Lee Day in Kansas City.” In addition, the world’s best pop culture writers and artists filled Bartle Hall with their diverse and impressive work; celebrities and special guests spent hours signing autographs and taking photos with their dedicated fans; and a couple celebrated their love for Planet Comicon Kansas City by getting married at the event to kickoff the convention weekend.

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