Funnybook Fraternizing

It’s convention season, that special time of year when comic fans hop off their laptops for some real-life social networking. Join in the fun this weekend at Planet Comicon at the Overland Park International Trade Center (6800 West 115th Street). Guests include local favorites Jason Aaron (Ghost Rider), Matt Fraction (Uncanny X-Men), Nathan Fox (DMZ), B. Clay Moore (Hawaiian Dick), Harold Sipe (Screamland) and Jai Nitz (El Diablo). Fans can catch up with many of these local heroes Sunday at a 1 p.m. panel, followed by a creators’ workshop hosted by Kirk Chritton, Phil Hester and Ande Parks. Spend the rest of the weekend disposing of some income at vendor tables stocked with comics, toys and other collectibles. Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. A weekend pass costs $15 ($6 for kids ages 7 to 14). For more information, call 913-345-1069 or see

Sat., March 28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., March 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2009