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.
Gene Luen Yang, Mick Gray, Frank Cirocco, and Lela Dowling sign at Hijinx Comics on Saturday August 8, 2015 as part of their summer sale!
Gene Luen Yang – the wonderful creator of many independent GN’s (notably AMERICAN BORN CHINESE, SHADOW HERO, BOXERS & SAINTS) plus the outstanding writer of AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER and now SUPERMAN.
Mick Gray – the King of the Rock-a-Billy cartoonists. Known most recently for his powerful inking on ROBIN, SON OF BATMAN, BATMAN & ROBIN and historically for PROMETHEA and JOKER.
Frank Cirocco – Creator/entrepreneur extraordinaire – POP DADDY collectibles, SKYLAND GALLERIES, ALIEN LEGION, SUBURBAN HI-LIFE.
Lela Dowling – Cartoonist for the ages – THE DREAMERY, WEASEL PATROL, ALICE, THE BEASTLIES ALPHABET and THE IMPUDENT CHILDS PICTURE BOOK OF POETRY
2050 Lincoln Ave. San Jose, CA 95125
Writer Fabian Nicieza, co-creator of Deadpool, appears at Steve’s Comic Relief’s Grand Re-Opening on Saturday July 11, 2015 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm alongside local artist Jack Lopez, Tom Romano, Laith Alabbad, Micky Fiedler, David G. Hardy, Bob Hazel, Alexis Rivera, Amber Morgan of Beads of Rohan, Craig Blake, Chris Alvarez, Kelly Gaspar, and Beth Brubaker will be painting faces!
Steve’s Comic Relief
930 Woodbourne Rd, Levittown, PA 19056
Artist Mick Gray appears at Flying Color Comics on Saturday June 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm to sign Robin: Son of Batman #1!
Flying Colors Comics
2980 Treat Blvd (at Oak Grove Rd), Concord, CA 94518
Artist Freddie E. Williams II and Jon Pinto appear at Heroes Landing on Saturday, May 2nd for Free Comic Book Day!
12348 Roper Blvd, Clermont, FL 34711
Writer Gail Simone and artist Pete Woods sign at I Like Comics on Saturday, May 9th from noon till 3:00 pm for to celebrate the launch of Swords of Sorrow from Dynamite. Pete has created an exclusive cover that will be available ONLY through I Like Comics! The cover will be limited to only 500 copies at $5 a copy. Considering we now have over 700 box customers, you might want to reserve yours now. A CBCS Comics authorized rep will be on hand to witness for Signature Series grading.
I Like Comics
1715 Broadway Street, Vancouver, Washington 98663
Aaron Lopresti, Andy Smith, Chad Hardin, Chuck Dixon, Dave Myers, Graham Nolan, Greg Land, James Bukauskas, Kate Carleton, Morry J. Hollowell, Ron Garney, Sergio Cariello, Tim Townsend, Tommy Castillo, Wil Quintana, Fierce Comics, and more appear at Yancy Street Comics on Saturday, May 2, 2015 for Free Comic Book Day 2015!
Yancy Street Comics
9409 US 19 (inside Gulfview Square Mall), Port Richey, FL 34668
Peter Tomasi appears at Barnes & Noble to sign Batman and Robin Vol. 4: Requiem for Damian (The New 52) on Saturday June 28, 2014 at 7:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble
Rainbow Promenade, 2191 N Rainbow Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89108
Join Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles on Sunday June 1st at 7:00 pm for the “Batman ’66 meets The Green Hornet” Comic Book Kickoff event. BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET is written by Kevin and Ralph and follows in the footsteps of the 1960s TV series when Batman, Robin, The Green Hornet, and Kato made television history by teaming up for a momentous crossover event.
This event will feature Kevin Smith and Ralph Garman doing a LIVE PODCAST as they record FATMAN ON BATMAN. The event will take place inside the Petersen Automotive Museum’s “Hollywood Cars” space featuring the original Black Beauty and Batcycle.
ALL TICKETHOLDERS WILL RECEIVE A SIGNED COPY OF BATMAN ’66 MEETS THE GREEN HORNET!
Tickets are $40.00 at the link… **SOLD OUT**
Catering provided by Johnny Rockets
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90036
Collector’s Paradise celebrates Free Comic Book MAY once again this year. Big sales and comic creator signings every Saturday during the month of May.
Saturday May 3rd FREE COMIC BOOK DAY:
Artist sketching from 12-3pm. Sketches are FREE, one per child, on backing board. Blank cover comics available at the register for $8 each or 3 for $20.
Valley Store: Mike Kunkel, Aaron Sowd, Scott Koblish
Pasadena Store: Sina Grace, Chris Moreno, Meg Hutchison
Saturday May 1oth FREE SUPERHERO COMIC DAY:
Valley Store: Chris Burnham (Batman & Robin, Batman Inc. Elephantmen, Officer Downe, Hack/Slash)
Pasadena Store: Joe Benitez (JLA, Titans, Lady Mechanika, Wraithborn, Magdalena)
Saturday May 17th FREE ALL-AGES COMIC DAY:
Valley Store: Adventure Time Art Day
Pasadena Store: Ray Frisen (Fairy Tales I Just Made Up, Pirate Penguin vs Ninja Chickens, Cupcakes of Doom)
Saturday May 24th FREE INDIE COMIC DAY:
Valley Store: Joe Pezzula, James Ninness, Mike Fountain, Marcel Losada (In Sanity, AZ GN Crew)
Rob Harrington & Giulie Speziani (Ginger Rabbit Studio)
Pasadena Store: Chris Moreno & Aubrey Sitterson (Worth Original GN)
319 S. Arroyo Parkway #4, Pasadena, CA 91105
7131 Winnetka Ave, Winnetka, CA 91306