Planet Comicon 2016 Announces First Guests

Planet Comicon, Kansas City logoPress Release:

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.

Free State Comicon (October 2013)

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KC Fancon

Convention Name
2013 Free State Comicon
Convention Website Address
http://kcfancon.com
This convention will take place:
  • for one day only.
Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
10/19/2013
About This Convention
The Free State Comicon is an “old-fashioned” comic book convention, primarily focused on comic books, those who write, draw, and otherwise create comic books. The show is interested in fostering the many newer artists and writers who self-produce, self-publish, or create webcomics, and of course the rich body of talent that is the Kansas City comic book creator community. This will be the 8th year for this annual convention, which takes place in Lawrence, Kansas.
Venue Name and Address
Building #21, Douglas County Fairgrounds
2110 Harper St
Lawrence, KS 66044
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
65
Projected Attendance
1200
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Anime
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Collectibles
Guests
Ande Parks, Terry Beatty, Steve Lightle, Jai Nitz , Greg Smallwood, Bryan Fyffe, Jeff Johnson, B. Clay Moore, Jeremy Haun, Seth Peck, Alex Grecian, Kyle Strahm, Dennis Hopeless, Cameron Kieffer, Bobby Bierley, Brent Engstrom, Joel Sanderson, Rik Verlin Livingston, Chad Hindahl, C.W. Cooke, Brett Jones, Chris Yarbrough, Kelsey Wroten, Mike Sullivan, Bill Hook, Nick Perry, Tara Avery, Darryl Woods, Jeremy Mohler, Kevin Dilmore, Dayton Ward, Darren Neely

OAFCON 2012 Oklahoma Comic Book Show (November 2012)

OAFCON

Convention Name
OAFCON 2012 Oklahoma Comic Book Show
Convention Website Address
http://oafcon2012.blogspot.com/
This convention will take place:
  • over multiple days.
Start Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/10/2012
End Date (Format mm/dd/yyyy)
11/11/2012
About This Convention
The Oklahoma Alliance of Fans (OAF) are hosting the 2012 Comic Book and Nostalgia Convention, November 10-11th (Saturday and Sunday) at the Biltmore Hotel I-40 at Meridian Avenue, Oklahoma City. Comic Book & Nostalgia Dealers and Fans from coast-to-coast attend this unique show buying and selling comic book and paper collectibles 1900 to 1999!

This year the OAFCON is dedicating one large area of our Ballroom to local and regional COMIC BOOK CREATORS. Writers, Artists, Editors and Publishers of small press independant comics will be on hand to visit with fans, view portfolios and share their products with the eager public!

BEST OF ALL.. the six-foot space for the COMIC BOOK CREATORS area is FREE. We ask that 2 or 3 creators share each table. We are going to fill 30 tables(60+ creators)
showcaseing the latest and greatest regional comics! If you are interested in appearing in this free space contact bbush3@cox.net for more info. IF YOU’VE CREATED COMICS NOW OR IN THE PAST come join our show!

OAFCON is host to one of the largest reunions of FIRST FANDOM Comic Book members. These are fans who entered comics fandom before 1970.
Each year more long time comic fandom members attend our show just to hang out, show off their collections and tell stories.

Venue Name and Address
OKLAHOMA COMIC BOOK SHOW
I-40 AT MERIDAN AVENUE
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA 73108
United States
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Number of Dealer/Exhibitor Tables
90
Projected Attendance
400
Please select the Category that best describes the convention
Comic Books
Additional Categories
  • Horror
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Sports
  • Collectibles
Guests
Terry Beatty, John Wooley, Kenneth Smith, Jack & Carole Bender, Larry Latham, more to be announced…