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!”
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…
The Comics Geek Speak podcast is coming to Kansas City for Planet Comicon, and got a head start with an episode featuring Planet promoter Chris Jackson and local comics artist Freddie Williams II.
Comic Geek Speak hosts Brian “Pants” Christman and Peter Rios will be attending Planet Comicon, which is scheduled for March 26 â€“ 27. The event will be held at the Overland Park International Trade Center. Adult weekend passes are available in advance for $15 or at the event for $20.
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