Costume contest, new panel appearances, and a guest cancellation lead the list of last minute changes.
As this weekend’s Planet Comicon approaches, its promoters continue to tweak the schedule of events. For the second year, the convention will feature a costume contest. This year, the contest will be held at 4:00 PM on Saturday on a new stage in the main convention hall. Contestants can register to participate in the contest prior to 3:30 at the Elite Comics booth.
The panel schedule also has additions. Peter Rios, one of the hosts of the popular podcast Comic Geek Speak, will moderate two panels. On Saturday at 2:00, Rios will helm the “DC Unleashed” panel with guests Gail Simone, Phil Hester, Rick Burchett, and Yanick Paquette. Then he takes on “Independent Visions in the Mainstream” at 2:00 on Sunday. That panel features Tony Harris, Jason Latour, B. Clay Moore, and newly confirmed panelist Ben Templesmith.
The promoters also announced that comics guest Rick Remender has had to cancel his appearance at the show. According to the website, “We are sorry that circumstances have arisen that require him to miss the show, but wish him well and hope that he can attend a future Planet Comicon.”