Monday, March 26, 2012

2012 Planet Comicon, in photos

The scene at this year's Planet Comicon.

Posted By on Mon, Mar 26, 2012 at 8:46 AM

The packed aisles
This weekend's Planet Comicon was the busiest I've seen it in years. There was a line out the door and all the way into the parking lot until almost noon on Saturday, and parking filled the lot, the garage, and spilled over into the Quintiles lot next door. With both Billy Dee Williams and Edward James Olmos doing Q&As early in the day Saturday, the Overland Park Trade Center was full-to-bursting all morning and afternoon. I managed to not totally destroy my bank account - although, judging by the people wheeling out carts full of toys, I was among the minority. Check out a selection of sights from both days of the 'con below.

Bin digging.

Vader and crew.

The Tower of Tees.

Billy Dee Williams.

Did you know that Mr. Williams has a painting in the Jazz Museum at 18th and Vine? True fact.
Pixel art.

Edward James Olmos

Mr. Olmos led the audience in a chant of "So say we all!" at the end of his Q&A. You could hear it halfway across the building. Additionally, it was pretty heart-warming to hear several kids mention how much Stand & Deliver had meant to them.
The most adorable crossover ever.

Its not all glitz and glamor in the cosplay world.
  • Nick Spacek
  • It's not all glitz and glamor in the cosplay world.

Brightly colored childhood memories, for cheap.
  • Nick Spacek
  • Brightly colored childhood memories, for cheap.

How very meta.

Kyle Strahm.

Harley and Mister J.

Little Lulus Confections.

Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can...
  • Nick Spacek
  • Spider-Man, Spider-Man, does whatever a spider can...
It was a great time - probably the best PlanetCon I've been to in my years of attendance. Yes, the warm weather and close quarters on Saturday meant that there were a few folks who fell into the "basement dweller" stereotype, but for the most part, people were friendly - jocular, even - and even the vendors seemed to be in a good mood. I'd like to thank the guy from Elite Comics who, upon my questioning what he'd charged me, not only refunded my overpayment, but doubled it. Classy moves like that make for a great weekend.

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