Planet Comicon Kansas City 2019 is a wrap

Happy April!

Planet Comicon Kansas City wrapped its 2019 convention yesterday, another great show this time highlighting the event’s 20th anniversary.  We snapped several photographs of sights we’re sharing today as we wind down our coverage of this year’s show.

I snapped some photographs of a family in front of this great fire-breathing dragon.  Whenever I see a person taking photos of their family I offer to step in so everyone can be included.  How many people have photos of everyone in them except their mom?  This was another success.

We also caught up with several authors at the show, including…

… our pal Jason Arnett, writing and signing his books Evolver and A Map of the Problem.

And we met up with Geoff Habiger and Coy Kissee, enjoying their second year at the event, highlighting their books Wrath of the Fury Blade and Unremarkable.

As usual, there were lots of cosplayers at the show, especially compared to the first years of the show back in the 1990s when cosplay was a rarity.

Hard to beat this great Darkwing Duck.

This was a fantastic, fully lit-up Ghost Rider.

Utinni!  Here’s a Jawa carrying around this heavy R5-D4 droid.

More great cosplay at the show included Zuul and Vinz Clortho from Ghostbusters.

Steampunk cosplay (and holodeck opportunities) could be found with a great backdrop and props at the Captain Fred’s Cosplay booth.

This was a nice homage to John Candy’s character Barf from Spaceballs.

Note to self: Be careful when seeking directions from Imperial troops.  You may end up on Dagobah, Rura Penthe, or dining with the Krill.

That’s your humble editor and author and borg contributor Elizabeth C. Bunce in the uniforms from The Orville that Elizabeth created for San Diego Comic-Con last year (my badge is upside down because… The Orville).

There was even a place this year where we with press passes could eat.

Congratulations to my friend showrunner Chris Jackson on the 20th anniversary of Planet Comicon, and another successful show.

Finally, our “best of the con award” goes to Fancy Jen Cosplay for her Planet Comicon Rocket Girl, based on the logo mascot for this year’s show, created by DC Bombshells designer and frequent Planet Comicon guest, Ant Lucia.  Great work by both Ant and Jen!

And that’s a wrap!  The dates for next year’s convention have not yet been announced.

C.J. Bunce

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