It is not hard to recall my greatest memory of Planet Comicon as it was the 1st time we attended the event in 2009. I am a life-long Star Wars fan and at the time my daughter was 3 years old. She had a kids book titled “What is a Wookie” that she took everywhere and made any adult in her path read to her. When I found out Chewbacca himself was going to be attending, I wanted to take her to see him. We had a medal made that resembled the one Chewbacca got passed at the end of Ep 4. Once at the convention, we approached Mr. Mayhew, and I explained that my princess would like to give him a medal. She put it around his neck, and he later read from the Wookie book to her. Peter and his wife, Angie, offered to watch her while my wife and I walked around. Normally I wouldn’t leave my child with a stranger, but I felt I created my own “Let the Wookie Win” moment. We only left for a short while and upon returning we saw our daughter working the booth, helping sell Chewbacca photos. In the end, she gave Chewbacca a giant-sized hug which says a lot about his kindness because she is normally shy around strangers. Peter and Angie Mayhew were wonderful and just when I thought my Star Wars adventure was over, Planet Comicon showed me it had only just begun. Thank you. –William Bunn
Good luck to you, William. If you’d like to participate in the Planet Comicontest, you can find the details here. Deadline is March 1st.
Advance tickets are now on sale through Elite Comics. Contrary to a previous post, ALL forms of advance tickets will be sold at the store: full weekend, single day (Saturday or Sunday), and youth (ages 11-15). Again, children under the age of 10 get in free.
Advance tickets will be available for sale at Elite until Wednesday, March 20th. After that, they will ONLY be available at the door.
Elite Comics is located at 11842 Quivira in Overland Park. Store hours are as follows:
Sunday – 12PM to 5PM
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – 11AM to 6PM
Wednesday – 11AM to 9PM
Thursday – 11AM to 7PM
Friday – 11AM to 7PM
Saturday – 11AM to 6PM
The phone number for the store is 913.345.9910.
We are currently working toward supplying other area merchants with advance tickets for sale. Stay tuned for details. Tickets will be available online here through Sunday, March 17th.
Questions or concerns? Please post them below.
Starting on Wednesday, February 13th, advance tickets will be available for sale at Elite Comics. Elite is located at 11842 Quivira in Overland Park.
Questions or concerns? Please post them below.
We knew you were excited. We just had no idea how excited. Advance tickets went on sale on Saturday, and the numbers don’t lie. With your help, we’re on track to make this the largest Planet Comicon ever!
Not only are we moving into a new facility that has twice the space, but we’ve got projects in the works that should have you talking about the show for months afterward. If you’ve not already gotten your advance tickets, you can purchase them at the link below. Weekend adult passes are selling at a discounted rate, but you can also get your single day or youth (ages 11-15) passes early as well.
Cut-off for the purchase of advance tickets will be Sunday, March 17th, so don’t delay.
Advance tickets for Planet Comicon 2013 are now available for sale. Please follow the link below in order to make your purchase.
Advance tickets will be sold until midnight on Sunday, March 17th. After that time, they will only be available for sale at the event.
Weekend passes for adults are being sold at a discounted rate of $35.00. All other prices will be identical to on-site pricing.
Advance tickets are available for sale ONLY through Paypal. Paypal accepts all major credit cards. If you do not already have a Paypal account set up, you will need to create one in order to make your purchase.
Advance tickets will ALSO be made available shortly through the event facility and local Kansas City area retailer(s).
Online advance tickets will be sold on a “will call” basis. You WILL NOT be sent a physical ticket. You WILL receive an e-mail confirmation. There will be a staffed will call window all weekend long at Bartle Hall for ticket collection. We are also looking at making available early pickup locations prior to the show.
All ticket sales are final. Refunds will occur only in the event of Planet Comicon’s cancellation, and Planet Comicon WILL NOT be cancelled. If your attendance is dependent upon a single guest, it may be wise for you to delay your purchase. Unexpected things–such as life–occur, and the show must go on!
Tickets will ALWAYS be available at the door.
Have questions that haven’t been covered? Please post them below, and we’ll do our best to get back to you with timely answers.
All right. You’ve been incredibly patient with us in regard to tickets. For the most part. While we don’t yet have all the details ironed out in regard to the sale of advance tickets, we do have information in regard to ticket prices for Planet Comicon 2013. Those prices are as follows:
$25 for Saturday only
$20 for Sunday only
$40 for full weekend
Free for ages 10 and under
$10 for full weekend for ages 11 to 15
Children under 10 get in free
At this time, we are working toward securing a limited number of tickets for advance sale both through this website as well as in select Kansas City market locations. We will post all the details as soon as they are made available. As a reminder, all ticket sales are final, and tickets will always be available at the door on the dates of the show, April 6th and 7th.
Again, thanks for your patience, and we look forward to seeing you at our largest show ever.
You’ve been clamoring for a new site, and we’ve obliged. We are currently in the process of moving all the information from the old site, so be sure to follow us by e-mail. We’ll keep you up to date with all the latest and greatest details regarding next year’s Planet Comicon 2013.