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.
Join TRAVELLING MAN YORK on Saturday the 22nd of August from 1:00-3:00pm for a signing event with the amazingly talented PAUL CORNELL.
PAUL CORNELL is an award winning writer of novels, comics, short fiction and non-fiction, as well as a TV screenwriter for Doctor Who and many other series.
Paul Cornell has written for some of the world’s greatest comics characters and series – including Batman, Black Widow, Captain Britain, Demon Knights, Fantastic Four, Saucer Country, Stormwatch, Superman, Wisdom, Wolverine, X-Men, XTNCT, and Young Avengers.
Paul is currently writing two new series; DOCTOR WHO: FOUR DOCTORS (Titan Comics) and THIS DAMNED BAND (Dark Horse).
54 Goodramgate, YO1 7LF York, UK
Ben Blacker and special guest Joe Hill appear at Brookline Booksmith for a live recording of the Nerdist Writers Panel podcast on
Monday, August 31, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Please note this event has been postponed till Saturday, November 14th! Tickets purchased for 8/31 will be honored.
The Nerdist Writers Panel series is an informal chat moderated by Ben Blacker (co-creator of the Thrilling Adventure Hour; writer for Puss in Boots, Supernatural) with professional writers about the process and business of writing. This live taping will feature Joe Hill, the acclaimed author of novels, short stories and comics, including Horns and NOS4A2.
Tickets are $5 each and all ticket proceeds will be donated to 826Boston, the national non-profit tutoring program.
279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Actor Peter Facinelli (Twilight series and newly announced Maxwell Lord on Supergirl) and co-author Barry Lyga sign their new book After the Red Rain at Barnes & Noble on Thursday August 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble – The Grove at Farmers Market
189 The Grove Drive Suite K 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Writer Barry Lyga appears at Barnes & Noble in Union Square on Tuesday August 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM to sign his new novel AFTER THE RED RAIN!
About this author
Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek and the author of many books, including The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl, Goth Girl Rising, Boy Toy, and Hero-Type for HMH, Wolverine: Worst Day Ever for Marvel Books, and Archvillian for Scholastic. He has also written comic books about everything from sword-wielding nuns to alien revolutionaries. He worked as marketing manager at Diamond Comic Distributors for ten years. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.Visit Barry online at www.barrylyga.com.
Barnes & Noble – Union Square
33 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003
Actor Peter Facinelli (Twilight series and newly announced Maxwell Lord on Supergirl) and co-author Barry Lyga sign their new book After the Red Rain at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday August 5, 2015 at 7:00 PM!
Barnes & Noble
2245 Richmond Avenue Staten Island, NY 10314
John Romita Jr. is one of the comic book industry’s greatest artists. Join him in a discussion about redefining the greatest superhero of all time, SUPERMAN, and what it means to create a new legacy with DC Entertainment.
In case of rain, events are held under a tent at the Reading Room. In case of severe weather, please check bryantpark.org for the indoor location.
Writer Cullen Bunn (Deadpool’s Secret Secret War, Magneto, The Sixth Gun, and many more) signs at Comic Book Jones on Wednesday July 1, 2015!
Comic Book Jones
2220 Forest Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10303-1700
Writer Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man) and artist Steve Skroce (The Matrix, Doc Frankenstein) appear at Golden Age Collectables on Saturday July 4th at 1:30 PM to celebrate the release of their new series WE STAND ON GUARD from Image!
Golden Age Collectables
852 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3
Artist Darick Robertson appears at New England Comics on Wednesday, June 24, 2015! He will sign at the Malden store from 3:00 – 5:00 PM and the Harvard Square store from 6:00 – 8:00 PM! Darick’s work includes Transmetropolitan with Warren Ellis, The Boys with Garth Ennis and Happy! with Grant Morrison! Darick has also worked on Wolverine, Nightcrawler, New Warriors, and Punisher for Marvel!
New England Comics – Harvard Square
14A Eliot Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
95 Pleasant Street, Malden, MA 02148