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Planet Comicon Kansas City 2023

The largest popular culture convention in the region

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Last updated: by Olga Valchyshen
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Planet Comicon Kansas City is one of the largest and longest-running comic book conventions in the Midwest. Held every spring at the Kansas City Convention Center, Planet Comic Con Kansas City attracts over 60,000 fans of fantasy, horror, anime, superheroes, and video games.

Among the biggest highlights of Planet Comicon are celebrity panels, autograph sessions, and photo ops. Past guests of the convention included Stephen Amell, John Cusack, Irene Bedard, Jodi Benson, Josh Blaylock, Jen Brown, Katie Cassidy, Johnny Yong Bosch, Dean Cain, and Zach Callison.

Artists Alley in the center of the exhibition floor is where you can meet your favorite comic book designers and authors. Get your books signed or purchase a unique sketch or original art directly from artists. The exhibition floor features over 650 vendors, with a wide range of merchandise, crafts, and collectibles.

Planet Entertainment Zone is a family-friendly interactive area with fun and adventurous activities, which also include Pez Cosplay Maker Space, focused on cosplay creation activities. Planet After Dark features various parties and events in Downtown and the Convention Center during the Comicon weekend.

The convention runs from 1 pm to 8 pm on Friday, from 10 am to 7 pm on Saturday, and from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday. Single-day tickets start at $29.99, while a three-day pass is $79.99.

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