Planet Comicon

Planet Comicon 2017 Panels: Nerd For A Living in Kansas City

In Events, Newsby Nerd For A Living

Planet Comicon 2017 Banner

Planet Comicon 2017 – 7 Panels with Nerd For A Living

Once again, Nerd For A Living is excited to return to Kansas City for Planet Comicon – April 28-30, 2017 at Bartle Hall Kansas City Convention Center. Planet Comicon is always a stellar show, with a huge guest list, an even bigger artist alley and exhibition floor, and tons of great programming.

At this year’s show, our host Adron Buske will be staying very busy, moderating or presenting seven panels. Along with our signature “How to be a Nerd for a Living” panel, and “Real Life Power-Up” interactive seminar, Adron will be having conversations with several groups of creators, entertainment professionals, and more.

Full programming for Planet Comicon is available on their site here. Below is a full list of Nerd For A Living hosted panels.


Real Life Power-Up - Planet Comicon 2017 Panel

Real Life Power-Up: Leveling Up Personally & Professionally

Friday, April 28th | 2:30pm – 3:30pm | Room 2104

This goal-setting workshop encourages attendees to create “leveled-up” versions of themselves as roadmaps to future success! Participants will construct a future-self using special character sheets that track skills, professions, and goals. They’ll then compare their present and future selves to highlight strengths, expose weaknesses, and map their way to achieving personal goals. Using familiar RPG gaming concepts, this session combines interactive fun with a useful, motivational takeaway.

Presented by Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske.

Comic Book Storytellers - Planet Comicon 2017 Panel

Comic Book Storytellers: Artists who write and writers who draw!

Friday, April 28th | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | Room 2104

There’s a special breed of creator who have mastered the art of making comics in multiple roles. To you they may be artists, or writers, but above all else they are “storytellers”. Come see Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn), Shannon Denton (Lion Forge Comics), Ande Parks (Green Arrow), Phil Hester (Blood Blister), and Colleen Doran (Wonder Woman) talk about how writing and art come together maybe tell a few stories themselves.

Hosted by Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske.

RWBY - Planet Comicon 2017 Panel

The World of RWBY Planet Comicon Q&A

Saturday, April 29th | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Room 2103

This is your chance to meet some of the huntresses of Remnant, including members of team RWBY and STRQ as they take a break from saving the world. Come join us for a live interview and get to know the voices behind the world of RWBY. Join Arryn Zech (Blake), Elizabeth Maxwell (Winter), Kara Eberle (Weiss), and Jessica Nigri (Cinder) as they come to Planet Comicon to have a fun time with all the RWBY fans!

Presented by Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske & Legendary Rose Cosplay.

RSVP for this panel on Facebook.

Be More Animated - Planet Comicon 2017 Panel

Be More Animated: The Secrets of Animation

Saturday, April 29th | 3:00pm – 4:00pm | Room 2102

Have an interest in animation? Making cartoons about your favorite characters? Come meet Justice League Action writer Shannon Denton, Archer storyboard artist Kevin Mellon, and King of the Hill character designer Joel Adams. The group will give advice and discuss some behind the scenes stories of your favorite animated series.

Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske.

Archer - Planet Comicon 2017 Panel

Something Something Dangerzone: How To Make Archer

Saturday, April 29th | 5:30pm – 6:30pm | Room 2102

One of the creative talents involved with making FXX’s number one animated show, Archer, is back to show fans some behind the scenes goodness. Join Archer storyboard artist Kevin Mellon and Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske for a fun filled hour.

Making Comics - Planet Comicon 2017 Panel

Making Comics: How Comic Book Artists Tell Visual Stories

Sunday, April 30th | 12:30pm – 1:30pm | Room 2104

Come dive into the best part of comics – the art. Learn the best practices of drawing comics on a professional level and how your favorite characters come alive on the page. Speakers include Greg Smallwood (Moon Knight), Chad Hardin (Harley Quinn), Jeremy Haun (Constantine), Kyle Strahm (Spread), and Megan Levens (Angel City).

Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske.

How to be a Nerd for a Living - Planet Comicon 2017 Panel

How to Be a Nerd For A Living: Discovering Careers in Pop-Culture

Sunday, April 30th | 2:00pm – 3:00pm | Room 2102

Do you want to build a career in the “geeky” industry you love, but you’re not sure where to begin? This panel of professional “Nerds for a Living” will share advice and insights into a variety of careers that exist within comics, gaming, animation, film, and more. Learn how our guests got their start, and get advice on what it takes to create a path to the career you want.

Panelists include Sarah Andersen (Sarah’s Scribbles), Shannon Denton (Con Man), Kara Eberle (RWBY), Julia Kaye (Up and Out), and Jeffrey Moy (Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes).

Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Adron Buske.