KANSAS CITY, MO – Noted Chiefs fan and Hollywood legend, Henry Winkler, is bringing his star power and nice guy personality to Planet Comicon Kansas City. The iconic actor, known for his unforgettable role as “The Fonz” on the hit TV show Happy Days, is scheduled to make a special appearance at Planet Comicon’s 25th Anniversary event, scheduled for March 8-10, 2024 at Bartle Hall.
Planet Comicon KC, one of the nation’s largest and longest-running comic book and pop culture events, announced the return of Winkler Tuesday morning. Joining Winkler in the special cast reunion is his fellow Happy Days castmates Don Most (Ralph Malph) and Anson Williams (Potsie). “I’m ecstatic to return to Planet Comicon Kansas City with my fellow castmates and celebrate the 25th Anniversary of this incredible event. Kansas City is one of my favorite cities to visit. I can’t wait to see the fans and maybe I can finally take your star quarterback up on those dinner plans we discussed. I’ll see you at Planet Comicon March 8-10,” said Winkler.
Winkler’s charm, wit, and undeniable charisma adds more star power to Planet’s growing list of celebrity guests set to appear. 2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the beloved comedy series Happy Days, in which Winkler starred as Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli. The influential sitcom entertained audiences for 11 seasons, airing from 1974 to 1984. Winkler was also recently nominated for a Primetime Emmy as Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in the hit show Barry.
Fans will have the opportunity to meet the television legend and his Happy Days co-stars, along with other scheduled guests Paul Bettany (Marvel’s Avengers, WandaVision), Ian McDiarmid (Star Wars), Neve Campbell (Scream), Matthew Lillard (Scream, Scooby-Doo), Jon Bernthal (The Punisher, The Walking Dead), Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Rebel Moon), Sofia Boutella (Rebel Moon, Kingsmen: The Secret Service), and many others.
Planet Comicon Kansas City’s 25th Anniversary event will take place March 8-10, 2024 at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City. Planet, which is estimated by Visit KC to provide an economic impact of more than $12 million in the community, started locally in 1999 in Overland Park, and moved to the Kansas City Convention Center in 2013. Due to incredible early demand, fans are encouraged to secure their tickets and photo opportunities early to ensure they don’t miss out.
For ticket details, the full celebrity and comic book creator guest list, and further information, visit planetcomicon.com and stay tuned for more thrilling updates and surprises from Planet Comicon KC!