KANSAS CITY COMIC CON CELEBRATES ITS
SECOND YEAR WITH POP CULTURE FAN
FAVORITES AND LOCAL CREATORS
Something New Happening Every Day for Families and Comic Book Fans Alike
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kansas City, MO, July 25, 2016 — Kansas City Comic Con (KCCC) takes place Friday, August 12 – Sunday, August
14 at Bartle Hall 301 W. 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105. KCCC is the area’s hometown comic convention that is
open to all ages and dedicated to featuring local and national creators, vendors and cosplayers alongside activities for
the entire family. Tickets are on sale NOW for the event and can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com or
www.kansascity-comiccon.com. The show is open to the public and takes place Friday, August 12 from 1pm to
7pm, Saturday, August 13 from 10am to 7pm, and Sunday, August 14 from 10am to 5pm with ticket prices
ranging from $60 for 3 Day pass to Friday – $25; Saturday – $35; Sunday – $30; youth (ages 11-16) $20 for 3
Day pass; and children 10 and under are FREE. With an incredible lineup of guests from television, movies, comics,
animation, gaming, cosplay, and music, Kansas City Comic Con promises to be an unforgettable experience for the
We are excited to announce our guest lineup includes fan favorites from all areas of pop culture: MEDIA – Nichelle
Nichols (Actress/Singer: Star Trek, Heroes); John Schneider (Actor/Singer: The Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville); Peter
Shinkoda (Actor: Daredevil. Falling Skies); Aaron Stanford (Actor: 12 Monkeys, X-Men 2); Billy Dee Williams
(Actor: Star Wars, The Lego Movie); Fred Williamson (Actor/Producer/Former Kansas City Chief: From Dusk Till
Dawn, Three the Hard Way); Tom Wopat (Actor/Singer: The Dukes of Hazzard, Longmire); Jeremy Howard (Actor:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Galaxy Quest); Brian Herring (Puppeteer: Star Wars: Episode VII; Doctor Who) and
more! COMIC CREATORS – Jason Aaron (Writer: Thor, Star Wars, Doctor Strange); Frank Barbiere (Writer: The
Revisionist, Five Ghosts); Ivan Brandon (Writer: Drifter, Wolverine); Amy Chu (Writer: Poison Ivy, Deadpool);
Stephan Franck (Writer/Artist/Animator: Silver, The Iron Giant); Michael Golden (Artist: G.I. Joe, Doctor Strange);
John Lucas (Artist: Deadpool, Uncanny X-Force) and many more! Plus, an incredible lineup of national and local
cosplay guests, gaming, and video games. A new addition this year, a special one-night concert event featuring MC
Chris with special guests Tribe One and Second Hand King at 8pm at the Midland Theatre 1228 Main Street,
Kansas City, MO 64105 with tickets starting at $18. AND Macaroni Kid Superhero Training and Kids Costume event.
PLUS a one-of- a-kind Cosplay Wedding on Saturday, August 13 with reception immediately following. Over 150
media/creators/cosplay/gaming/music guests in total and daily special events. For a full guest list, visit
Friday, August 12
Convention doors open at 1pm. Panels planned for this day include: Q&A wit actor Jeremy Howard; Meet the BB-8
puppeteer Brian Herring and Cosplay with a Cause featuring Elite Supergirl, Sloane Withers-Marney, Walkin’ & Rollin’
Costumes and Ron Panda and much more. After the convention closes, join us for a special showing of Star Trek
V:The Final Frontier. See it on the Midwest’s largest screen – the Extreme Screen (managed by B&B Theatres) at
Union Station in Kansas City, MO 64105 at 9:00pm. All tickets only $5. Come dressed as your favorite Star Trek
character for a chance to win prizes. Get your tickets now by going to www.unionstation.org/venues/regnier-extreme-
screen-theatre. Please note: No masks, fake blood or costume weapons will be allowed.
Saturday, August 13
Convention doors open at 10am with costume parade entrance. Special events include: Cosplay Wedding; Adult and
Children’s Costume Contest; Macaroni Kid Superhero Training plus more. Attend A Q&A with actor and former
Kansas City Chief Fred Williamson; meet actress Nichelle Nichols best known for her role as Uhura from Star Trek; sit
in on a Q&A with John Schneider and Tom Wopat from The Dukes of Hazzard and more. After the convention closes,
join us at The Arvest Bank Presents Midland Theatre at 8pm for a concert by MC Chris featuring Tribe One and
Second Hand King.
Sunday, August 14
Convention doors open at 10am. Special events include: Listen to fascinating behind-the- scenes stories from the
artist model for Disney’s Tinker Bell, Margaret Kerry; Q&A with Aaron Standford from 12 Monkeys; Star Wars favorite,
Billy Dee Williams, will join for a Q&A; paid meet and greet – Shocking Good Time with Fred Ottman and more. After
the convention closes, join us for KC Xtreme Wrestling at the Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet (1400 Main Street, KCMO)
at 6:00PM. Doors open at 5:00PM. To get your tickets visit www.kcwrestling.com.
In addition to the excellent guest roster, Kansas City Comic Con has fan-centric activities that are designed to put
fans in the middle of the action. Costume contests for not only the seasoned cosplayer but children who are just
beginning! Come take your picture with the General Lee car as seen in the popular 1970’s TV show, The Dukes of
Hazzard. Panels on multiple topics all weekend, featuring our media and creator guests! Hundreds of vendors offering
comics, toys, collectibles, jewelry, costumes and much more!
Macaroni Kid Superhero Training Academy includes: Superhero Training Obstacle Course that consists of Pokeball
Challenge, Flash Dash, Rescue Mission, Strike Out the Villains plus much more; Superhero Photo Booth; and a
different daily take home activity such as Design Your Own Shield or Pokeball.
Tickets for Kansas City Comic Con are available NOW through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets will
also be available at the door all three days of the show. Ticket booths will be open two (2) hours prior to show time
each day. All tickets will be identically priced whether purchased before or during the show. Prices are as follows: 3-
Day – $60; Friday – $25; Saturday – $35; Sunday – $30; Youth 3 Day – $20 (Ages 11 to 16) NOTE: We are not
offering a single-day youth ticket. Children 10 and under are FREE.
All guests listed are confirmed as of this date. However, the guest list is subject to change. We apologize for any inconvenience. Guests may
cancel for personal or professional reasons. Check our website or follow us on Facebook @kansascitycomiccon, Twitter @KCComiccon and
Instagram @kansascitycomiccon for updates on the current guest list.
About Kansas City Comic Con
Kansas City Comic Con is a pop-culture fan convention that showcases artists and products from all entertainment
genres, including comic books, gaming, movies, television, anime, and cosplay. It features a large array of exhibits
with several companies demonstrating their wares and a shopping experience like no other, aimed at fans that are
looking for games, T-shirts, comics, toys, statues, DVDs/Blu-rays, replicas, and more collector items.
In addition, fans have the opportunity to meet their favorite creators from the world of comics, get their autographs,
commission a sketch, or thank them for their work. In addition, they can meet the personalities behind their favorite TV
shows and movies. Celebrities participate in autograph sessions, photo opportunities, and Q&As that can
accommodate hundreds of fans.
Fans are encouraged (but not obliged) to come dressed as their favorite pop culture characters, whether from movies,
TV, video games, or comics. Fans will also be able to participate in both a costume contest and incredible costume
parade in downtown Kansas City.
Over the course of three days, fans are treated to several different panel discussions that help further promote
comics, costuming, gaming, and pop culture in general. This is an event to bring the fans closer to the things they love
and celebrate fans in all shapes, sizes, and ages. Kansas City pride and passion brought this event to life, and it is the
ultimate vision of these like-minded individuals to continue to provide a platform for everyone to embrace the fan in all