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All celebrity guests will be at the convention
all three days unless otherwise noted.

CELEBRITY APPEARANCES

There seems to have been some confusion about the appearances of our celebrity guests.  Each of our celebrity guests will be appearing in the exhibit hall to meet/greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photos.  All celebrity guests will appear on all three days (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) unless otherwise noted.  Wil Wheaton and Lee Majors are Saturday and Sunday only.  William Shatner will appear in the exhibit hall from approximately 10:30 am on Sunday until about 4 PM on Sunday. A few of the Star Trek Next Generation guests will arrive in Kansas City on Friday afternoon (early) and will be at the convention Friday only a bit later in the day (but ALL will be at the show pretty much all day on Saturday and Sunday). There will be autograph opportunities and photo opportunities. Most guests will be at their tables most of the day except for personal breaks and to attend panels.  A few of the celebrities will be leaving relatively early in the afternoon on Sunday to catch flights.

Fans my bring their own items to be signed and each star will also have a selection of photographs from which the fan may choose. There is a fee for autographs.

Some celebrities may allow photos at their table, so fans are encouraged to bring cameras. Many will allow you to take a photo of them signing your item.  They may allow for fan photos with the star (using the fans camera) at their table. This is at their discretion and there may be a fee for this photo opportunity.

There will be a professional photographer on site to provide the opportunity for a quality photo with your favorite celebrity.  There is a fee for this photo opportunity. A schedule of photo times with the professional photographer as been posted on the web-site as part of the program book (though some changes could occur).

Most celebrities do not accept credit cards, so it is always a good idea to come prepared to make your purchases.

Hopefully this answers many of the questions. Come on out to the show and meet your favorite celebrities!

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* First appearance at Planet Comicon

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LeVar BurtonLEVAR BURTON*

LeVar Burton is known for his roles as the young Kunta Kinte in the landmark television miniseries Roots, Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge in Star Trek: The Next Gene3BigDays_FBration, and as the host of the classic PBS children’s program Reading Rainbow. This LeVar Burton’s first Planet Comicon appearance.

Autograph – $40

Photo Op – $40

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Michael DornMICHAEL DORN*

Michael Dorn won the heart of fandom as Klingon Starfleet officer Lieutenant Commander Worf in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He has appeared on-screen as the same character in more Star Trek episodes and movies than anyone else. 3BigDays_FBThis is Michael Dorn’s first Planet Comicon appearance.

Autograph – $40

Photo Op – $40

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Jonathan FrakesJONATHAN FRAKES*

Jonathan Frakes is well known as Commander William Riker from Star Trek: The Next Generation. In addition to his acting credits, he is also a prolific film and television director with credits including two Star Trek movies, more than a dozen episodes of Star Trek series, and television programs including Roswell, Leverage, Castle, Burn Notice, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 3BigDays_FBThis is Jonathan Frakes’ first Planet Comicon appearance.

Autograph – $40

Photo Op – $40

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Margot Kidder

MARGOT KIDDER*

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. 3BigDays_FBThis is Margot Kidder’s first Planet Comicon appearance.

Autograph – $20 (your item), $25 signed photo print

Photo Op – TBD

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Lee MajorsLEE MAJORS*

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 Valley to the Men From Shilo to Owen Marshall Counselor at Law to The Fall Guy and Raven. It was his starrSatSunONLY_FBing 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. This is Lee Majors’ first Planet Comicon appearance. Mr. Majors will appear at Planet Comicon on Saturday and Sunday.

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EddieMcClintock200x200EDDIE MCCLINTOCK*

Eddie McClintock is best-known for his role as Secret Service agent Pete Lattimer on the Syfy series Warehouse 13. 3BigDays_FBEddie has appeared in various T.V. pilots, starred in a few other network series, worked on several T.V. movies, and made many guest appearances on other T.V. shows.

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Sylvester McCoy as the seventh DoctorSYLVESTER McCOY*

From Doctor Who and The Hobbit, Sylvester McCoy combines fan appeal across a wide spectrum. Perhaps best known as the seventh Doctor, McCoy appeared on Doctor Who from 1987 through 1989 and then returned to the role for the 1996 Doctor Who TV movie. 3BigDays_FBHe’s now featured prominently as Radagast the Brown in Peter Jackson’s film adaptations of the The Hobbit. McCoy has appeared in numerous film, television, and stage roles. This is Sylvester McCoy’s first Planet Comicon appearance.

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dmcdaniels_mediaDARRYL MCDANIELS*

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, a founding member of iconic rap group, RUN DMC is embarking on his next project that is aiming to change the face of pop culture forever! 3BigDays_FBCombining two of his first loves, hip hop culture and comic books DMC is ready to throw his hat into the ring as an independent publisher with an original comic DMC.

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Gates McFadden

GATES McFADDEN*

As Dr. Beverly Crusher, Gates McFadden tended to the injuries of the Enterprise crew on Star Trek: The Next Generation. Prior to her ST:TNG role, she frequently worked behind the scenes on Jim Henson movies, serving as choreographer for The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and The Muppets Take Manhattan, 3BigDays_FBin which she also makes a brief on-screen appearance. She has also appeared in series including Mad About You and Franklin & Bash. This is Gates McFadden’s first Planet Comicon appearance.

Autograph – $40

Photo Op – $40

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Zoie PalmerZOIE PALMER*

Zoie Palmer stars as supernatural scientist Dr. Lauren Lewis on the hit Syfy series Lost Girl. She has appeared in an array of television productions, notably starring as Ronald Reagan’s daughter, Patti, in The Reagans. She has starred in Out of the Ashes, Devil’s Perch, Instant Star, Snapshots for Henry, and was honored with the Best Actor Award at the Baja California Film Festival for Terminal Venus. 3BigDays_FBRecently she starred in the thriller Cold Blooded, for which she was awarded the best actress award at the Bare Bones International Film Festival. Zoie starred in the comedy Sex After Kids and her new drama, Patchtown, is currently hitting the festival circuit. She recently wrapped production of season four of Lost Girl.

Autograph – $30

Photo Op – TBA

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John RatzenbergerJOHN RATZENBERGER*

John Ratzenberger may be most famous as Cliff Clavin from Cheers, but his nerd movie cred is truly amazing. 3BigDays_FBHis 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. This is John Ratzenberger’s first Planet Comicon appearance.

Autograph – $40

Photo Op – TBD

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William ShatnerWILLIAM SHATNER* (Sunday Only!)

William Shatner became an entertainment legend as Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk, leading the U.S.S. Enterprise through its original television run and seven blockbuster films. The winner of two Emmy awards, he has starred on series including Boston Legal, Rescue 911, and TJ Hooker. He has also written dozens of fiction and non-fiction books including ten Star Trek novels, his own TekWar series, and memoirs including Star Trek Memories, Up Till Now: The Autobiography, and Shatner Rules. He has appeared documentaries related to Star Trek, including How William Shatner Changed the World and The Captains. Find out more about William Shatner on his official website and follow him on Twitter as @WilliamShatner.  SunONLY_FBMr. Shatner will be appearing in the Exhibit Hall of Planet Comicon on Sunday March 16 from approximately 10 am to 3:30-4:00 PM.  He will be signing autographs and offering photo opportunities with fans.  He will then host the Trektacular: TNG Reunion event at 4:30.

Autograph – $75

Photo Op – $75

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Marina SirtisMARINA SIRTIS*

Marina Sirtis is best known for her role as Counselor Deanna Troi on the television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and the four feature films that followed. 3BigDays_FBShe has also appeared in films including The Wicked Lady, Death Wish 3, and Crash. Her television work includes NCIS, Grey’s Anatomy, Young Justice, and The Closer. This is Marina Sirtis’ first Planet Comicon appearance.

Autograph – $40

Photo Op – $40

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Brent SpinerBRENT SPINER*

Brent Spiner gained fame as Lt. Commander Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation and four subsequent ST:TNG films. He has also appeared in series including Night Court, Cheers, Tales from the Dark Side, and Warehouse 13. 3BigDays_FBHe has also appeared in movies including Corrina, Corrina, Independence Day, The Aviator, and Superhero Movie. This is Brent Spiner’s first Planet Comicon appearance.

Autograph – $40

Photo Op – $40

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Jewel StaiteJEWEL STAITE*

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. 3BigDays_FBShe 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. This is Jewel Staite’s first Planet Comicon appearance.

Autograph – $40

Photo Op – $40

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Femi Taylor in Return of the JediFEMI TAYLOR*

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. 3BigDays_FBShe also returned for the role to shoot new footage for Return of the Jedi: Special Edition. This is Femi Taylor’s first Planet Comicon appearance.

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Wil WheatonWIL WHEATON

One of Kansas City’s favorite guests returns to Planet Comicon! Wil Wheaton is known for television series (Star Trek: The NexSatSunONLY_FBt Generation, Eureka, The Big Bang Theory), movies (Stand By Me, Toy Soldiers), and web series (The Guild, TableTop).  Wil Wheaton will appear at Planet Comicon on Saturday and Sunday only.

Autograph – $30

Photo Op – $40

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David Yost as the Blue Power RangerDAVID YOST*

David Yost played Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger, on the international television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, and the film Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: the Movie. 3BigDays_FBYost has appeared in a number of other film and television roles and has also be active behind the scenes in a variety of production roles for Temptation Island, Alien Hunter, and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. This is his first Planet Comicon appearance.

Autograph – $20

Photo Op – $40
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COSPLAY GUESTS

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Meg Turney

MEG TURNEY

Meg Turney is a popular gamer, cosplayer and self-styled nerd. In addition to her cosplay acclaim, Meg Turney is co-host of SourceFed and host of SourceFed Nerd. 3BigDays_FBShe is active on twitter under the handle @megturney and answers questions and over-shares her life in her own video blog segments of Ask Meg and Dear Meg on YouTube. You can find lots of Meg on Instagram under @dollwithagun and on Facebook at MegTurneyCosplay.

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2ABBY DARKStAR and ZENDRAGON

Wife & husband cosplay team Abby DarkStar and Zendragon, 3BigDays_FBwho pull off some of the best double costume play, are scheduled to appear at Planet Comicon 2014.

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ABOUT MEDIA GUESTS

Fans have the opportunity to meet celebrity guests at Planet Comicon, obtain autographs and have their photo taken with the celebrity. Each celebrity sets their own price for autographs and photographs. At the convention fans may check with each celebrity’s assistant for information that celebrity’s preferences.

All guests are confirmed at the time of posting to appear at Planet Comicon 2014. Guests may cancel at any time due to personal or professional conflicts which might arise. We will post and announce any changes or cancellations to guest list quickly after we are notified. Cancellations may occur at any time, including very close to the date of the event, though Planet Comicon does have a good history of having very few guest cancellations. PLEASE NOTE: If you are attending Planet Comicon to meet a particular guest, we recommend that you DO NOT purchase an advance ticket. All admission tickets to this event are NON-REFUNDABLE unless the event (the total event) is cancelled. Tickets are NOT refundable due to cancellation of the appearance of any particular guest or combination of guests. Tickets will be available at the door. It is very unlikely that this event will reach capacity in terms of attendance.

There are fees for autographs, and the fee varies depending on the celebrity. Fees range from $20 on up. Celebrities will have items available to be signed (generally 8×10 photographs, but sometimes other items). There may be an additional fee for this item, depending on the celebrity. Celebrities will also sign items provided by the fans, though they have the option of not signing a particular item if they find it offensive or inappropriate. Items often brought by fans to have signed include a favorite poster or picture, a toy, a t-shirt, a statue, or similar items.

Fans are encouraged to bring cash, as many of the celebrities do not accept any other form of payment. Some will accept credit cards,… but do not count on it.

Fans are encouraged to bring a camera as celebrities will often, though not always, allow pictures at their booth. Please ALWAYS ask the celebrity or their assistant for permission before taking a photograph of the celebrity! Generally the fan may take a picture of the celebrity signing an item, and there will not be a fee for that photograph, however each celebrity has her/his own rules. Celebrities may, at their option, pose with the fan at the table for a photo taken with the fan’s camera. The celebrity may charge a fee for this photograph opportunity. A professional photographer will be present at Planet Comicon 2014 and will have a booth near the celebrity guests. Most celebrities will offer photograph opportunities through the professional photographer. These will be scheduled for specific time periods. Some celebrities may, at the celebrities option, only pose for a photograph with the fan when using the professional photographer and will not pose for photographs with fans at their booth. Please check with the assistants for individual celebrities to determine their photograph rules and also check the celebrity photograph schedule which will be posted near the professional photographer and at various other locations in the Exhibit Hall. Fees for the professional photograph opportunities vary, starting at $30.

Many celebrity guests will take part in a stage presentation in which the celebrity will discuss … well… whatever they wish…. but generally will talk about their career, tell some behind-the-scenes stories and often engage in a question and answer session. These will take place in the panel rooms near the Exhibit Hall and information on times and locations will be posted at various locations around the convention center.

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CELEBRITY APPEARANCES

Each of our celebrity guests will be appearing in the exhibit hall to meet/greet fans, sign autographs and pose for photos. All guests will appear on all three days unless otherwise noted. Wil Wheaton and Lee Majors are Saturday/Sunday only. William Shatner will appear in the exhibit hall from approximately 10:30 am on Sunday until about 4 PM on Sunday. A few of the Star Trek Next Generation guests will arrive in Kansas City on Friday afternoon and will be at the convention only a bit later in that day. Fans my also bring their own items to be signed and each star will also have a selection of photographs from which the fan may choose. There is a fee for autographs.

Some celebrities may allow photos at their table, so fans are encouraged to bring cameras. Many will allow you to take a photo of them signing your item. They may allow for fan photos with the star (using the fans camera) at their table. This is at their discretion and there may be a fee for this photo opportunity.

There will be a professional photographer on site to provide the opportunity for a quality photo with your favorite celebrity. There is a fee for this photo opportunity. A schedule of photo times with the professional photographer as been posted on the web-site as part of the program book (though some changes could occur).

Most celebrities do not accept credit cards, so it is always a good idea to come prepared to make your purchases.

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CANCELLATIONS

Grant Bowler has cancelled his appearance at Planet Comicon 2014 due to a professional conflict.  We hope that he can make it to a future Planet Comicon.

Chad Coleman has had to cancel his appearance at Planet Comicon 2014 due to a scheduling conflict.

Chloe Dykstra has had to cancel her appearance at Planet Comicon 2014 due to a scheduling conflict.

6 Responses

  1. Any other Star Wars guest going to attend?? Or Firefly??

    • We are always working to add guests to Planet Comicon. It is unlikely we will have more Star Wars or Firefly guests added this year, but it is possible. This is more the year of Star Trek, but don’t forget we do have two amazing Star Wars guests so far — John Ratzenberger and Femi Taylor. Neither one of them has made a lot of appearances so be sure to come out and meet them! I CAN tell you we are busy working on some exciting guest additions.

  2. Other than William Shatner, are all the media guests going to be there on Friday?

    • We are still working to determine exactly which celebrity guests will be at the show on which days. We will announce this for each celebrity as information comes in. As of now, it appears that John Ratzenberger, Margo Kidder, Sylvester McCoy, Femi Taylor, Jewel Staite and Zoie Palmer will be at the show Friday. This could change, but we think these guests are confirmed for Friday. Wil Wheaton in unlikely to be at the show on Friday. We are working to lock in which STNG actors and other guests will be at the show on Friday. We will post this information.

  3. If possible, will all of the media guests be in attendance on Sunday?

    • Currently all celebrity guests are scheduled to attend the show on Saturday and Sunday! Most will be there on Friday, as well. We will have specifics soon about who will be at the show all 3 days. Thank you.

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