Everything that has a beginning must have an end…sayonara Planet… Interestingly tho, never thought this article would begin – let alone end either… Con crud, swallowing massive amounts of gum laughing too hard and camera SD card issues almost brought the last segment to a no-go… determination prevailed and here we are. Lost almost 452 pictures from Sunday, but with 25+ ‘ok’ pics salvaged and having begged and borrowed the rest – BOOM! 🙂
Steampunk from Kansas was SO INTENSE it was almost like steam heaven. The steampunks were amazing, creative and provocative. Brian Swearingin leads the Sky Marshals, who are part of a larger Steampunk organization called Steamworks and Shadows. So much awesome here!
Among the great artists here is Kansas artist, Darryl Woods, a fantastic Star Wars artists that draws pictures for donations. This year at PCC he raised $1,800 and gave it all to Wounded Warriors and Hopehouse. He continues to partner with Star Wars troops to enhance the audiences experience by providing drawings and renderings for them. Great guy!!!
Volunteer cosplay: Jessica Meditz-Porter, Ron Panda Coleman, Mike Steinmetz and Trina Rice collectively throughout the year volunteer in costume with disabled and sick children – providing laughter and joy. Below are pictures with children that were taken to the con briefly due to their health condition, but had so much fun! Super Bo was among them, he is one of the awesome, brave little people. It was very emotional for all the cosplayers that were lucky enough that day to be able to surround him with love and attention. Cosplay is not just for fun and personal gain, but also for those around us and those in need of being cheered up with some laugh therapy and superhero friends!
All in all, Planet was another huge success, leaps and bounds from last year and will definitely be eclipsed next year with it’s already expected increase in cosplay and comic lover attendance. Cosplayers keep 20-22 May 2016 on your calendar, radar, Outlook and IPhone reminders! Its gonna be HUGE!!!