Femi Taylor is best known for playing Jabba the Hutt’s Twi’lek slave dancer Oola in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. She also returned for the role to shoot new footage for Return of the Jedi: Special Edition.
Chloe Dykstra is an actress, gamer, cosplayer and internet host. She was a popular cast member on the SyFy series Heroes of Cosplay, two episodes of which were filmed at Planet Comicon. In one of those, she won a championship belt. She is the host of the cosplay themed show Just Cos on the Nerdist YouTube channel, the gaming show FortPlay and her own video blog, Cool Story Chloe. She is active on social media and tweets under the handle @skydart.
John Ratzenberger may be most famous as Cliff Clavin from Cheers, but his nerd movie cred is truly amazing. His filmography includes Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back,Superman: The Movie, Superman II, and every single Pixar movie ever made! Don’t miss this rare Kansas City chance to meet him.
Jewel Staite portrayed Kaylee Frye in Firefly and Serenity, and Dr. Jennifer Keller on Stargate Atlantis. Most recently, she starred as Raquel Westbrook in the Canadian drama The L.A. Complex. Additionally, she has several other TV series under her belt including Higher Ground with Hayden Christensen, Wonderfalls, Just Deal, and Nickelodeon’s Space Cases. She has also starred in television movies including starring in Lifetime’s Widow on the Hill, Showtime’s Damaged Care, and SyFy’s Mothman and Doomsday Prophecy.
Advance ticket sales are now available for Planet Comicon 2014. Use the link below to order tickets for Kansas City’s biggest comics and pop culture event of the year. Advance tickets allow you to save some bucks and get faster admission into the convention. Advance tickets are not refundable. There is more information on the Tickets page.
Hotel accommodations are also available. We have opened the convention hotel, the Kansas City Marriott Downtown, for reservations for Planet Comicon 2014. The link to make reservations is Marriott Reservations.
Planet Comicon 2014 falls on the same weekend as the Big 12 Basketball Tournament, which will be held at the Sprint Center a few blocks from Bartle Hall. There will be big demand for rooms in downtown Kansas City that weekend, so we suggest making your hotel reservations early.
Straight from the popular YouTube videos, Timey Wimey Puppet Show makes a live appearance at Planet Comicon. Planetary puppeteer Mike Horner is traveling through time and space with his array of Doctor Who puppets. He will be performing live as part of our panel programming and will be available to meeting with fans during the convention. The exact time of performances and availability is yet to be determined.
Darwyn Cooke is an Eisner Award-winning writer, artist, and animator. He is known for his work on comic books including Catwoman, DC: The New Frontier, The Spirit and Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter.
In the 1990s, he worked on the animated Superman and Batman television series and Batman Beyond. In the 2000s, he revamped Catwoman and wrote and drew DC: The New Frontier, an Eisner Award-winning miniseries covering the gap between the golden and silver age of comic books in the DC Universe. Since 2009, he has been graphic novel adaptations of Donald Westlake’s Parker novels. He recently wrote and drew Before Watchmen: Minutemen for DC.
An actor of international importance, Lee Majors has created and maintained a successful career and has continually proven himself to be a favorite of audiences worldwide. Lee Majors’ performances and personas have made an indelible impact on television programs. From his initial role of Heath Barkley on The Big Valleyto the Men From Shilo to Owen Marshall Counselor at Law to The Fall Guy and Raven. It was his starring role as Steve Austin on the overwhelmingly popular The Six Million Dollar Man that Lee became an icon and part of the American culture. The show was a television phenomenon on the ABC network.
ADVANCE TICKETS on sale December 1, 2013.
Superman’s Lois Lane! Margot Kidder is most famous for her acclaimed performance as Lois Lane in four Superman films. Her film credits also include The Great Waldo Pepper, The Amityville Horror, Some Kind of Hero, Heartaches, and Halloween II. She has also has appeared on TV shows including Boston Common and Smallville.
ADVANCE TICKETS on sale December 1, 2013.
Get ready for Planet Comicon 2014! Advance tickets will be available for purchase online beginning December 1, 2013, at noon Central Time.This year’s event will be bigger than ever with three full days of geekfest excitement starting Friday, March 14 through Sunday, March 16.
Why order in advance? Advance tickets will be lower priced that the tickets at the door. Plus, you’ll be able to bypass the longer lines at the ticket booths.