Planet Comicon Info and Roll Call: March 17-19, 2023 (Kansas City, MO)

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Planet Comicon Kansas City is the region's largest and longest-running pop culture and comic book convention. Held annually at Bartle Hall, Kansas City’s Downtown Convention Center, Planet Comicon is an awe-inspiring pop culture extravaganza spanning nearly eight football fields and featuring more than 90 celebrity, cosplayer and comic creator guests. PCKC also features a wide range of pop culture merchandise, crafts, art and collectibles from more than 650 vendors, hundreds of hours of programming, an exciting cosplay showcase and a family-friendly interactive activity area called the Planet Entertainment Zone. It’s a galaxy of fun and adventure spread over three days!
The first Planet Comicon was held in 1999 in Overland Park, Kansas, and has grown into an epic extravaganza annually attended by 60,000+ fans from across the country. Planet Comicon features the best in comic books, as well as fantasy, sci fi and superhero television and film.

Weapons and Props Policy

Date: March 17-19, 2023

Location:
Kansas City Convention Center,
301 W 13th St
Kansas City, MO, 64105

Event Website:
Home Page • Planet Comicon Kansas City

Hotels:

Planet Comicon Hotel Info

Confirmed "Boots on Ground":
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Tentative Responses:

Hotel Reservations:
BOOK HERE

Badge Purchase: PURCHASE HERE

Dinner Plans:
Where: Yard House - view menu
Time: Saturday tentatively 9:30 PM (after the cosplay contest)

Photoshoot: Under Construction
Time: Saturday, March 18 @ 8:30 AM
We'll focus on getting group photos first so that those working the first booth shifts of the day can make it.

Location:
Plaza at corner of 13th St and Central St.
If inclement weather: meet on the other side of Central St. next to Bartle Hall

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And the big news... WE'VE GOT A BOOTH!
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Hope to see you all there! Get excited!



Booth Info

Sign up for booth shifts here.
Ideally there will be at least 2-3 people (1 at table, 1-2 at photo ops) for each shift if possible. If you sign up for a shift remember to show up on time for it. Don't leave your fellow members covering for you.

Load In/Set up:
We should be able to start getting loaded in and set up on Thursday the 16th between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM as well as some time to finish getting set up on Friday the 17th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.


Changing Area:
There will be a cosplay changing area for the guest cosplay groups and individuals. It will be room 2208. This room will be for various cosplay groups, so be respectful of the other groups sharing the space. It appears there will be a security guard posted, and you will need to give the guard a password to get into the room. If you need to utilize the changing area, ask for the password the weekend of and do not give it away to anyone not in our group.

From the organizers: (emphasis added)
You can leave your gear box in the room at your own risk. Please take up as little space as possible so others can also leave their bags or boxes in there as well. This is a room set aside for you, not your family and friends. Just you and those we are inviting. Please respect these rules.

Photo Dump: Google Drive



Updates
Join the Discord to make sure you're getting the most up-to-date info. We have a conversation going on under 405th Events

3/9 - There will be a pre-con meetup on Thurs the 16th at 9:00PM
Location: DoubleTap KC - 310 Oak St Kansas City, MO 64106

3/13 - Keeping an eye on the weather particularly for the Saturday photoshoot. As of latest we're looking at temps in the upper 30's to low 40's F with partly cloudy all weekend.

3/17
1. Booth etiquette: please be respectful to all the con goers and employees! Be respectful to everyone that approaches the booth, strike up conversations and make a good impression.
2. Please keep swear words to a minimum there will be children!
3. DO NOT AIM WEAPONS AT ANYONE! If someone asks for a photo asking for you to aim your weapon at them kindly tell them we are discouraged from doing that.
4. No T Bagging! Be professional
5. If people are interested in signing up for the 405th be sure to point them to the forums first! Don’t advocate the discord until later!! If they as if we have an Instagram we do it’s 405th_midwest

3/18
Considering it is 16°F this morning we will be doing an indoor shoot. Meet around the front doors by 8:30.
 

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Badge purchases are now open!

Updated badge purchase and hotel booking links in the first post to pages for 2023 Planet.
 
Looking at getting a room at the Marriott, open to splitting it for the weekend just DM me
 
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