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 â€“ 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…
Two Kansas City creators have been announced as nominees for the 2009 Harvey Awards.
Comic book writer Jason Aaron received two nods. His series Â Scalped (Vertigo)Â is up for Best Continuing or Limited Series and Aaron himself is nominated in the Best Writer category.
Cartoonist Bill Amend’s comic strip Foxtrot is in the running for Best Syndicated Strip or Panel.
The Harvey Award winners Â will be announced August 28, 2010 in Baltimore, MD, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.Â Nominations for the Harvey Awards are selected exclusively by comics creators – those who write, draw, ink, letter, color, design, edit or are otherwise involved in a creative capacity in the comics field.
Scalped, from Vertigo Press, has been nominated for two Eagle Awards. The series is written by Kansas City comics writer Jason Aaron. The series is up for Favourite American Colour Comicbook and the story arc “The Gravel in Your Guts” from issues #19-#24 is in the running for Favourite Continued Story.
The Eagle Awards have been presented by British comics fans since 1976. Online voting has been opened for this year’s awards.
Jason Aaron was named by Wizard Magazine as the best comic book writer of both 2008 and 2009 for his work on such titles as Wolverine, Black Panther and Ghost Rider for Marvel Comics, along with his Eisner-Award-nominated series Scalped for DC/Vertigo. He is also co-creator of the Eisner-nominated mini-series The Other Side for Vertigo and current writer on Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine, Wolverine: Weapon X and Punisher Max, all for Marvel.