Yesterday thousands of sci-fi, fantasy, and superhero fans began to converge on Kansas City as Kansas City Comic Con returned to Bartle Hall for Kansas City Comic Con 2016. The show is featuring the very best comic book and fiction writers and artists in the U.S. as well as some great movie and TV guests. We had a great time on day one chatting with Nichelle Nichols, well known for her groundbreaking role as Uhura in three seasons of Star Trek and six major motion pictures, Billy Dee Williams, best known as Lando Calrissian in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, and the original Bo and Luke of Dukes of Hazzard, John Schneider and Tom Wopat.
And Comic-Con also means cosplay time.
Sporting my “old Luke Skywalker” garb from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with my cloak created by intrepid borg.com contributor Elizabeth C. Bunce, we had many attendees ask the question: Where was Luke all that time leading up to his discovery by Rey at the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens?
You remember, old Jedi Master Luke was only in two scenes. The first in a flashback with R2-D2:
… and then at the end when Rey attempted to give him back his lightsaber?
So where had he been hiding all that time?
Was he hanging out with his sister?
Creating a new Jedi Council?
Was he back on Tatooine bartering with Jawas?
Was he trying to keep his nephew Kylo Ren from turning to the Dark Side?
Maybe he was time traveling to a parallel non-canon dimension where he was teaching his niece Jayna Solo the ways of the Force…
Or maybe he was time traveling to save us all from the Daleks?
Or maybe he was in a far stranger dimension, fighting off zombies like Liv Moore from iZombie…
… or Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family?
Or maybe Luke was searching for a new princess to lead the Rebellion?
Or maybe we’ll just never know what Luke was doing.
Kansas City’s hometown comic convention, Kansas City Comic Con continues today though Sunday at the Kansas City Convention Center in downtown Kansas City at Bartle Hall, the venue for the region’s biggest events. Check out the Kansas City Comic Con website here for more information.