by CMN Staff
Planet Comicon returns to Kansas City this weekend, with more than 35 confirmed celebrity guests ranging from professional wrestlers to the hottest stars of cinema along with and more than 80 creator and cosplay guests.
Planet Comicon, founded in 1999, brings together fans of science-fiction, superheroes and fantasy for three days of celebrity guests, panels, vendor tables, cosplay events and meeting fellow pop-culture enthusiasts.
The annual three-day event features VIP panels with Jason Momoa, who portrays DC Comic’s Aquaman in the “Justice League” film and will play the character in a self-titled feature due out later this year as well as a panel with the creators of the DC Comic title Dark Nights Metal, Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo and Jonathan Glapion.
The weekend is packed with panels ranging from cosplay how-tos to fan photo ops with celebrity guests to tabletop gaming panels featuring Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder walkthroughs. A full schedule of panels can be viewed at the PCC website here.
In between the celebrity panels, visitors can learn about behind-the-scenes knowledge of their favorite comics and television shows, plus network with fellow writers, artists and cosplayers to improve their respective crafts.
For those attendees more interested in comics in print rather than on screen, there are more than 75 creator guests listed for Planet Comicon. That list includes Snyder, Capullo, Glapion as well as Jason Aaron, who has worked on “Star Wars” and “Thor;” Chad Hardin, who has worked on “Harley Quinn;” and Don Rosa, who has worked on “Uncle Scrooge” and “Donald Duck.”
The venue will also include Artists Alley, with more than 250 creators for visitors to peruse their offerings and talents.
This year’s celebrity guests include Momoa; WWE Hall of Famer Sting; Kevin Conroy, who voiced Batman on “Batman: The Animated Adventures;” Godfather of Shock Rock Alice Cooper; actor John Cusack; WWE Hall of Famer Amy “Lita” Dumas; Barbara Dunkelman of “RWBY;” Jerome Flynn, who plays Bronn on “Game of Thrones;” Jason David Frank of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers;” Will Friedle, of “Boy Meets World;” Ryan Hurst of “Sons of Anarchy;” Amy Jo Johnson of “Power Rangers;” Pom Klementieff of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2;” Matthew Lewis of “Harry Potter;” Sonequa Martin-Green of “Star Trek: Discovery;” Khary Payton of “The Walking Dead;” Michael Rooker of “Guardians of the Galaxy;” Mark Sheppard of “Supernatural;” Danny Trejo of “Machete;” and more!
Celebrity guests will spend much of their time at Planet Comicon at their booth in the celebrity area signing autographs and taking photos with fans, for a fee. Pricing can be found on the Planet Comicon website.
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