Darth Vader, Flash Gordon, The Incredible Hulk, Ariel from The Little Mermaid, characters from Supernatural, the CW Arrowverse, Stranger Things, Star Trek, Laverne & Shirley, The Brady Bunch, The Karate Kid, RWBY, My Hero Academia, your favorite writers and artists, and more are heading to Kansas City this week
For twenty-one years Planet Comicon Kansas City has been one of the Midwest’s biggest comic book and pop culture conventions and that was no less so in 2014 when it became the largest attended event in the history of the Kansas City Convention Center. And it’s only gotten bigger. The last show featured guests including Henry Winkler, William Shatner, John Wesley Shipp, Cary Elwes, and Joonas Suotamo, and this year more memorable names from TV and movies from the past and present are scheduled to attend. Leading things off is Misha Collins and a slate of actors from Supernatural (and one of the Winchester brothers’ cars from the series), the series making its biggest ever regional fan appearance at the annual event, which takes place at Kansas City’s convention center at Bartle Hall, August 20-22, 2021.
Making their second appearances at the event are Darth Vader actor (and Guardians of the Galaxy and Harry Potter universe actor) Spencer Wilding and Star Trek legends–Dr. Crusher herself Gates McFadden and Worf’s brother Nikolai Paul Sorvino (…and The Firm, Goodfellas, Law and Order, etc.). They’ll be joined by Gaten Matarazzo and Gabriella Pizzolo from Stranger Things, The Doors and Entourage star Kevin Dillon, The Karate Kid and Cobra Kai stars Martin Kove and William Zabka, and a host of superhero performers from past and present, including CW Arrowverse actors Stephen Amell and Katie Cassidy plus original The Incredible Hulk actor Lou Ferrigno and Flash Gordon actor Sam Jones.
There’s something for every TV and movie fanboy and fangirl at this year’s show.
Check the Planet Comicon Kansas City website here for info about even more guests slated to attend like Jodi Benson–Ariel from The Little Mermaid, from TV and movie classics Laverne & Shirley and American Graffiti, Cindy Williams, voice actors from RWBY and My Hero Academia, professional wrestling personalities, cosplay, and more. And follow the website for late additions and cancellations. Note: Not all guests will be attending the event each day of the show, so check the website for details.
And come back this week for a preview of the writers and artists–the creator guests you can meet at the event’s Artist’s Alley, including comics legend Roy Thomas and our own borg writer and author, Elizabeth C. Bunce. It’s almost here: Planet Comicon Kansas City is August 20, 21, and 22, 2021, in downtown Kansas City at the Kansas City Convention Center.
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg