Planet ComicCon is the comic book convention in Kansas City. It is Saturday March 24th from 10 AM to 7 PM and Sunday March 25th from 10 AM to 4 PM. This convention is for more than just comic book junkies. They have an entire geektastic lineup set for one’s inner nerd to enjoy. Click here for Planet Comicon 2012 Advance Tickets.
I have attended the majority of the Planet ComicCon conventions over the last 10 years. I am planning attending again this year with my daughter (who will come in costume) and some friends. Every year this convention gets bigger and better. Looking forward to being that and hope some of my readers will join me there.
Planet ComicCon has a large lineup of TV and movie celebrities that will be on hand to sign autographs (some for a price). The Star Wars fans will have their hands full with Billie Dee Williams, Jake Lloyd (young Anakin), and Adrienne Wilkinson (voice of Maris Brood in Star Wars video games, as well as the voice of the Daughter on Star Wars: the Clone Wars).
Star Wars is not the only Science Fiction entertainers represented. Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama from BSG) will be in attendance. The early 1980’s Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century will be heavily represented with Gil Gerard (Buck), Erin Gray (Wilma), and Felix Silla (Twiki) (also played Cousin Itt on the Addams Family, Lucifer on the original Battlestar Galactica, an Ewok in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi).
Blair Butler will be at Planet ComicCon. She is known for being a correspondent, commentator and comic book critic for G4. Along with being a geek celeb, she is also a comic book creator/writer. She writes the Image comic book Heart.
I am very excited about the next two guests. I have recently discovered the Internet series (on Netflix) The Guild. The Guild is a series about a group of Internet role playing gamers that is laugh and loud funny. Amy Okuda who plays Tinkerballa will be in attendance with Robin Thorsen who plays the scattermind absent mother, Clara.
This convention is not a Comic Book Convention just in name. There will be a bunch of comic creator/artists/and writers. I am excited to meet Tim Sale, Rick Remender, Joe Stanton, Phil Hester just to name a few. Marvel Senior X-Men Editor Nick Lowe will be on hand and will examine portfolios. Don’t forget many vendors selling comics, t-shirts, and various other geek bling.
I love a good comic convention, and I expect this one will be a blast.