Zooming in from a galaxy far, far away in the Millenium Falcon, Billy Dee Williams — Lando Calrissian himself — will appear at Kansas City’s Planet Comicon. In addition to his acclaim for appearing in the Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, Williams is an accomplished actor on the stage and screen. He made is Broadway debut as a child, and went on to become one of the top African-American leading men of the 1970s.
According to convention organizer Chris Jackson, Williams’ appearance will be limited. “He will appear on Saturday and will return for a brief appearance on Sunday morning,” Jackson wrote on Facebook. ”He will have limited signing hours.”
Planet Comicon — Kansas City’s largest comics and pop culture convention — will be held March 24-25, 2012, at the Overland Park International Trade Center in Overland Park, Kansas. Admission is $15 in advance for an adult weekend pass ($20 at the door). Admission is $5 for children ages 7 to 14 and free for children under 7.