Planet Comicon panel schedule announced

Alaina Huffman

Smallville's Alaina Huffman will be one of the guests at next weekend's Planet Comicon.

Actors including Lindsay Wagner and Alaina Huffman and comics creators including Tony Harris and Gail Simone will take the stage at Planet Comicon next weekend. Event promoter Chris Jackson has released the schedule of panel events which were developed in collaboration with Kansas City Comics’ own Kirk Chritton.

“We’re very excited about this line-up,” Chritton said. “I think it’s the most star-studded series of panels we’ve had since I got involved with the show four years ago. Plus, we expect to be able to announce some other exciting panelists as soon as confirmations come in.”

Planet Comicon is scheduled for March 26 – 27. The event will be held at the Overland Park International Trade Center. Adult weekend passes are available at the event for $20.

NOTE: The schedule has been updated since the first announcement. The revised panel listing is posted after the jump…

Saturday, March 26, 2011

9:30 a.m. – Doors open to advance ticket holders

10:00 a.m. – Doors open to the general public

11:00-11:50 a.m. – Star Wars Costume Cavalcade featuring the 70th Explorers Garrison of the 501st Legion, the Heart of the Alliance, the Rebel Legion, and the Mandalorian Mercs.

12:00-12:50 p.m. – Boba Fett Double Feature: Join the actors who brought Boba Fett to life in the Star Wars movies. Jeremy Bulloch (The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi) and Daniel Logan (Attack of the Clones) discuss their portrayal of the battling bounty hunter and answer your questions. Moderated by Jason P. Hunt of

1:00-1:50 p.m. – Meet Smallville’s Black Canary: Smallville’s Alaina Huffman is a science fiction TV veteran whose credits include Stargate Universe and Painkiller Jane. Don’t miss this chance to meet one of Hollywood’s hottest talents in a rousing Q&A session. Moderated by Jason P. Hunt of

2:00-2:50 p.m. – DC Unleashed: Writers Gail Simone (Birds of Prey, Secret Six) and Phil Hester (Wonder Woman) and artists Rich Burchett (The All New Batman: Brave and the Bold), and Yanick Paquette (Batman, Inc.) discuss the latest events in their own corners of the world of DC. Moderated by Peter Rios from Comic Geek Speak.

3:00-3:50 p.m. – The Damsels of Dorkington: The Damsel’s of Dorkington make their first Planet Comicon appearance!  Three lovely ladies Rissy, Blythe and Dani – plus Jeff, the guy they keep around because he looks good in a dress – will strut their stuff with a singing, dancing, juggling variety show. They perform a wide selection of songs, including hilarious parodies of pop tunes and their own numbers.  Hits such as “I Kissed a Nerd” by Blythe and Rissy have been featured on Dr. Demento’s Top Ten List.

4:00-4:50 p.m. – Supernatural Suspense and Hardboiled Heroes: Comics writer Jason Aaron and artists Tony Moore and Ron Garney discuss their many projects, including Scalped, Ghost Rider, Wolverine: Weapon X, Fear Agent, and The Walking Dead!

6:00 p.m. – Doors close to the general public

Sunday, March 27, 2011

10:00 a.m. – Doors open to the general public

11:00-11:50 a.m. – Comics on the Web: Chris Grine, Lee Leslie, Buster Moody, and Daniel Spottswood discuss how digital downloads and webcomics are changing the creative face of cartooning.

12:00-12:50 p.m. – Speaks, Yoda does. Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actor Tom Kane talks about Yoda and dozens of other cartoon voices including Professor Untonium (Powerpuff Girls), Darwin (The Wild Thornberries), Mr. Herriman (Foster’s Home), and Magneto (Wolverine and the X-Men).

1:00-1:50 p.m. – Meet the Bionic Woman, Lindsay Wagner! You may know her as the Jamie Summers from The Bionic Woman or as Dr. Vanessa Calder from SyFy’s Warehouse 13. Either way, Lindsay Wagner is a can’t miss guest on the Planet Comicon panel stage to take your questions. Moderated by Jason P. Hunt of

2:00-2:50 p.m. – Independent Visions in the Mainstream: What is mainstream, anyway? Join visionary creators Tony Harris (Starman, Ex Machina), Jason Latour (Noche Roja, Wolverine), B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick, JSA Classified), and Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Choker) as they discuss how they apply their artistic approach to various genres and publishers. Moderated by Peter Rios of Comic Geek Speak.

4:00 p.m. – Doors close to the general public

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