Planet Comicon draws thousands of people and raises money for charity


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Planet Comicon drew thousands of fans to Bartle Hall this weekend with several things to see including MINDDRIVE.

MINDDRIVE is an experiential learning program for Kansas City students. He teaches them how to build electric cars and racing drones using augmented reality, just in case they ever need to pilot their own space fighter one day.

Epic costumed Star Wars Legion 501 fanatics were at the scene and looked exactly like their counterparts.

More than 250 charity volunteers were on hand for Planet Comicon as they returned to in-person events.

The organization has organized several free virtual events during the COVID-19 pandemic

“We made plans, we read, writers talked about the books,” said William Holmes, Luke Skywalker. “We had people reading in costume and recreating parts of the books that were their favorites and that.”

It was part of the virtual Rebel-A-Thon. The organization has raised tens of thousands of dollars for local charities with events such as the blasting of a Stormtrooper whose proceeds are donated to these charities.


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