Planet Comicon Kansas City had hoped to they could ride things out and move their convention from March 20-22, 2020 to August 14-16, 2020. There was lots of hope that COVID 19 would be a thing of distant memories by now. But that is not what has happened. They made the hard decision to pull the plug on 2020. Check out the message from Christopher Jackson, founder and CEO of Planet Comicon Kansas City.
“It is with great regret that we must announce the cancellation of Planet Comicon Kansas City 2020. When the covid-19 crisis struck just days before our March 20-22 show, and the Mayor of Kansas City issued an executive order cancelling all events within the city, we quickly and efficiently rescheduled the show for August 14-16, 2020. A full five months away! At that point, we were very hopeful and optimistic that we would have a grip on the situation and would be able to come back strong in August with an amazing event. Unfortunately, matters have not progressed as we had hoped.
The health and safety of those attending Planet Comicon Kansas City is paramount. After consultations with the convention center management, as well as many exhibitors, creators, guests and fans, we do not see a way to move forward that would allow an event that resembles Planet Comicon Kansas City to proceed while also protecting the health and safety of the thousands of people who attend PCKC. The uncertainties of how to responsibly hold a large event simply are too great.
The cancellation of Planet Comicon Kansas City 2020 is one of the most difficult decisions we have had to make as show organizers. PCKC has been providing quality entertainment to our fans for more than two decades. PCKC provides a venue for fans to meet their favorite creators and media celebrities, to shop for hard to find collectibles, to enjoy the amazing cosplay and props and displays, to game, to attend panels and presentations and nighttime activities, and so much more. It provides a safe venue for geeks to be themselves and to meet other like-minded geeks.
We have developed a community of fans who enjoy and support our show. That support is greatly appreciated. It pains us that we will not be able to provide those things in 2020. However, once it is safe for fans to gather again, we will be back stronger and better than ever.
Thank you again for your support.”
THE GOOD NEWS: The dates of the next Planet Comicon Kansas City are April 16-18, 2021. Many of our March and August guests have already confirmed that they plan to attend our 2021 event. Confirmed guests for April 2021 include the trio from Karate Kid/Cobra Kai, Roy Thomas and Garth Ennis. Many more guests will be announced in the coming months. For the full roster of guests currently scheduled for our April 16-18, 2021, event, please visit PlanetComicon.com. We look forward to celebrating again together soon.