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My favorite Planet Comicon moment happened in 2012. While admiring the full-scale TARDIS and allowing my inner-Whovian to show itself, my brother and I were accosted, arrested and beaten by a group of Storm Troopers from the 501st Legion. I tried my Jedi Mind Tricks, but alas, they had no effect – possibly because I was confused as to why my brother was being allowed to stop and take this photo. Thankfully our cousin Faron Morales (a member of the Legion) swooped in to let them know that we were not the nerds they were looking for. –Alexander Morales
Good luck to you, Alexander.
We are becoming comic convention connoisseurs, and it all began with Planet Comicon. Of all the various cons we have been to, Planet Comicon is the best! You may ask “why?” Well, let me tell you. The people in Kansas City are the most fun, best costumed, friendliest bunch we have experienced. We went to San Diego ready to dress up, and what we realized is that dressing up there was not as much fun or as well received as it was in Kansas City. We are just way more fun in the Midwest, and we appreciate a good costume!!!!! –Sharon Gompf
Good luck to you, Sharon.
My husband and I have been attending Planet Comicon for years, and we have many memories. I think my favorite is the first time we took our oldest son. It was April of 2002, and he was barely 2 months old. My husband carried him around in a sling all day, secretly hoping there would be a prize for youngest attendee (4-21-02). Every year going to Planet Comicon is an event for the whole family. Our oldest will be 11 (3-24-12) at the 2013 con, and his younger brother will be 7. We love that we can enjoy seeing the artists, vendors, and special guests as a family. We look forward to making many more memories at Planet Comicon for years to come. –Alecia Stultz
Good luck to you, Alecia.
Some of Planet Comicon’s biggest supporters are the local celebrities who come back year after year. This is what some of them had to say about the show.
“I go to a lot of comic cons all over the country, but lucky for me one of my favorites is right in my own hometown. Planet Comicon is always a great time, and the show just keeps getting better. 2013 looks to be by far the biggest and best Planet Comicon yet. Go ahead and jump onboard for your new favorite con.” –Jason Aaron
“Planet Comicon has always been one of the best regional shows in the country, and I’m excited to see it continuing to pick up steam as it grows. One of a few shows I recommend to other creators without reservation, and the ‘home show’ for almost every creator in the region.” –B. Clay Moore
“I remember the birth of Planet Comicon. I was in the delivery room. I was there when visionary retailers rolled up their sleeves and decided to make the Kansas City comic book scene into something better. I worked the first Planet Comicon. I picked up guests at the airport, and helped set up the hall. As years went by, I got my first pro gig and sat on the other side of the table. I’ve attended every Planet Comicon from the beginning as a fan or pro. I’m proud that it’s my hometown show. I’m proud to tell my pro friends that they should do this con. I’m proud of the men and women who work hard to give Kansas City the best convention in the Midwest. I’ve never missed a Planet Comicon, and it’s my hope that I never do.” –Jai Nitz
“Planet Comicon has become the best show in the heart of America. Period. Planet brings great guests, lots of cool and excited fans, and a great vibe. I’ve talked the show up with a number of my friends in the comics business. All of them have left saying the same thing: ‘I gotta come back.’” –Ande Parks
“After watching Planet Comic-Con grow over the past decade, I’m excited to see it has become much more than just the ‘local show.’ It gets bigger and better each and every year, and I’m really looking forward to it in 2013.” –Seth Peck
Thanks, guys. We’ll see you all at the show in April.