Planet Comicon promoter Chris Jackson announced the dates for next year’s event on Facebook. Kansas City’s largest comics and pop culture convention will be held April 14 and 15, 2012.
So far, two special guests have been confirmed for the show. Stan Sakai, creator of Usagi Yojimbo will return to Kansas City for Planet Comicon. Sakai most recently appeared at the 2008 Mo-Kan Comics Conspiracy show. Skottie Young, illustrator of Marvel’s acclaimed Wonderful Wizard of Oz adaptations, is also on the Planet Comicon guest list. Young’s last Kansas City appearance was at the 2009 Planet Comicon.
Jackson has promised other guest announcements will be coming soon. “We have a lot of additional potential guests whom we are confident will confirm soon,” Jackson said. “Lots of surprises. Lots of new faces for Planet Comicon 2012!”