Adam Savage Joins Lineup for Planet Comicon Kansas City 21st Annual Event March 20-22


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Held in Kansas City, Missouri, the Kansas City Comicon was founded in 1999 and is the largest and longest running comic book, and pop culture event in the region. This year, the Comicon will be celebrating its 21st annual Event!

The Comicon event will be held March 20-22 at Bartle Hall and is jam packed with celebrity guests, the best comic creators in the world, interactive exhibits, collectibles and so much more!

This year’s guests are in for a special treat. Joining the star studded celebrity lineup is master builder, author, television host, and science geek, Adam Savage. Savage is best known for his role as the co-host of Discovery Channels hit show MythBusters and is currently the host of the Discovery Channel program Savage Builds, as well as the editor-in-chief for

Not only will Savage be there for his own event, but he will also be acting as emcee for a special panel featuring Planet Comicon guest John Cleese on Friday, March 20.

Savage and Cleese are just a couple of the amazing guests on-site during Planet Comicon Kansas City. Guests will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with their favorite stars, comic creators from around the world, enjoy autograph signings, get first hand looks at exclusive collectibles, plus more!

Included blow is a list of celebrity guests and comic creators.

Celebrity Guests
John Cleese (Monty Python, Harry Potter)
Adam Savage (Mythbusters)
Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things)
Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things)
Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk)
Brandon Routh (Superman Returns, Legends of Tomorrow)
Christopher Eccleston (Doctor Who, Thor: The Dark World)
Ralph Macchio, William Zabka, Martin Kove (Karate Kid, Cobra Kai)
Ashley Eckstein (Voice of Ahsoka in Disney’s Star Wars The Clone Wars)
Caity Lotz, Jes Macallan (Legends of Tomorrow)
Katie Cassidy (Arrow, Supernatural)
Booker T, Diamond Dallas Page (WWE Legends)
Jodi Benson (The Little Mermaid)
Brent Spiner (Star Trek: The Next Generation)

Creator Guests
Roy Thomas (Wolverine, Conan, X-Men, Avengers, succeeded Stan Lee as editor-in-chief of Marvel)
Garth Ennis (The Boys, Preacher, Hitman, The Punisher)
Stanley “Artgerm” Lau (Cover Artist – Capcom, DC, Marvel)
Cynthia Sheppard (Award-Winning Fine Artist Magic: The Gathering)
Rob Schamberger (WWE Official Artist in Residence)
Dan DiDio (Publisher, DC Comics)
Dawn McTeigue (DiVinica, DC Comics)
Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Thor)
Terryl Whitlatch (Creature Designer for Star Wars, Walt Disney Imagineering, Industrial L&M)

Thats not all! This year’s event will also include cosplay competitions, speed dating, Esports tournaments, tabletop competitions and other onsite festivities. But the event will also expand off site as well, providing more fun and exciting activities for con goers. Planet After Dark will include activities outside of event hours, both at the convention center and at venues in the area. Enjoy a A Star Wars Pop Up Bar at Guy Fieri’s Dive & Taco Joint, Geek Trivia at No Other Pub, and Drink and Draw at Pawn & Pint. These are just a few of the after hour events available throughout the three day event.

If you are thinking about going to Planet Comicon Kansas City, you can find more information on guests, event activities, and ticket purchasing at the events official website.

Kailin is an avid book reader, and full time nerd. When she isn't writing for Nerds and Beyond, she is writing fan fictions, online role playing with her friends and binge watching her favorite shows. Her first fandom started with Buffy The Vampire Slayer and her life was forever changed. The 100 and Supernatural are her biggest obsessions. You can find her on twitter @kailinmaurine

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