Fans turn out in large numbers for Planet Comicon 2012
OVERLAND PARK, Kansas — Thousands of fans showed up for what could have been the most heavily attended Planet Comicon ever. The event, held since 1999 in Overland Park, Kan., is the area’s largest comics and pop culture show.
An additional atrium area at the Overland Park International Trade Center was added for panel seating this year, and it was put to good use, as 500-plus fans packed the room to standing room only for a panel featuring Billy Dee Williams, who played Lando Calrissian in “The Empire Strikes Back” and “Return of the Jedi.”
“Lando Calrissian has been good to me,” Williams told the gathered crowd. Williams talked about his acting career, which included an Emmy-nominated role in the TV movie “Brian’s Song,” and his painting, found online at www.bdwworldart.com.
He said his work on the “Star Wars” saga began with a meeting with Irvin Kershner about the Lando role in “The Empire Strikes Back.”
“We had a real good rapport, and that’s how it all began,” he said.
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