KCCC 2016–The “Where was Luke Skywalker?” Edition

Old Luke at KCCC 2016 x

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:

KCCC 2016 Luke S and R2-D2

… and then at the end when Rey attempted to give him back his lightsaber?

KCCC 2016 Rey and Luke
Here, Sir, I have brought back your lightsaber.

So where had he been hiding all that time?

Was he hanging out with his sister?

KCCC 2016 Luke Leia
Hey, sis, how do you keep looking so young?

Creating a new Jedi Council?

KCCC 2016 Jedi Order
How about those Royals?

Was he back on Tatooine bartering with Jawas?

KCCC 2016 Jawa and Luke
Luke, I think you misplaced your lightsaber again.

Was he trying to keep his nephew Kylo Ren from turning to the Dark Side?

KCCC 2016 Kylo Ren and Luke
(in the deep South with the General Lee???)

Maybe he was time traveling to a parallel non-canon dimension where he was teaching his niece Jayna Solo the ways of the Force…

KCCC 2016 Jayna Solo and Luke
Uncle Luke, you keep losing your lightsaber.

Or maybe he was time traveling to save us all from the Daleks?

KCCC 2016 Dalek and Luke
Hey, pal, that’s NOT a lightsaber.

Or maybe he was in a far stranger dimension, fighting off zombies like Liv Moore from iZombie

KCCC 2016 Liv Moore and Luke
Why won’t you just take the lightsaber back?

… or Wednesday Addams from The Addams Family?

KCCC 2016 Wednesday Addams and Luke

Or maybe Luke was searching for a new princess to lead the Rebellion?

KCCC 2016 Princess and Luke
Good man, how about I keep this lightsaber for you since you keep losing it. I think I have an old wooden box around here somewhere…

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.

C.J. Bunce

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