Christmas Comes Early at Kansas City’s Newest Con

As Kansas City heats up for the summer, Christmas may not be top of mind for most. But for one weekend only, you can pull out your favorite Hallmark holiday movies and get festive without too much judgment. After all, Christmas Con Kansas comes to town June 9-11.

A first-of-its-kind convention, here’s your opportunity to get a serious jump on your holiday shopping while meeting the stars of your favorite holiday movies.

Hosted by Jonathan Bennett (Mean Girls, The Holiday Sitter), guests will have the chance to meet and greet the attending talent for group and solo photo ops, autographs, and selfies. The weekend will be packed with celebrity panels sharing their behind-the-scenes tales of working on the holiday favs, sleigh bags full of great gifts in the holiday market, and booths filled with holiday authors and artists. There will also be photo opportunities with Summertime Santa.

Wondering if you might get to meet someone from your favorite holiday movie? Here’s the guest star line-up:

  • Benjamin Ayres – (Long Lost Christmas, Saving Hope)
  • Catherine Bell – (Meet Me at Christmas, Bruce Almighty)
  • Rachel Boston – (A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe, SEAL Team)
  • Wes Brown – (Haul out the Holly, True Blood)
  • Cindy Busby – (Joy for Christmas, The Big Year)
  • Erin Cahill – (The Secret Ingredient, Power Rangers)
  • Paul Campbell – (Three Wise Men and a Baby, Battlestar Galactica)
  • Taylor Cole – (Long Lost Christmas, South Beach Love)
  • Nikki DeLoach – (The Gift of Peace, Curious Caterer)
  • Brooke D’Orsay – (A Fabled Holiday, Royal Pains)
  • Barbara Eden – (I Dream of Jeannie, My Adventures with Santa)
  • Brennan Elliott – (The Gift of Peace, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb)
  • Melissa Joan Hart – (Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Mistletoe in Montana)
  • Tyler Hynes – (Three Wise Men and a Baby, A Picture of Her)
  • Jen Lilley – (B&B Merry, Days of Our Lives)
  • Cameron Mathison – (A Merry Christmas Wish, General Hospital)
  • Danica McKellar – (The Wonder Years, Christmas at the Drive-in)
  • Jesse Metcalfe – (Desperate Housewives, Christmas Under the Stars)
  • Kristoffer Polaha – (A Winning Team, Jurassic World: Dominion)
  • Autumn Reeser – (A Glenbrooke Christmas, Entourage)
  • Kimberley Sustad – (Lights, Camera, Christmas!, Travelers)
  • Andrew Walker – (Three Wise Men and a Baby, Curious Caterer)
  • Victor Webster – (A Christmas Cookie Catastrophe, Workin’ Moms)
  • Ashley Williams – (Sister Swap: Christmas in the City, How I Met Your Mother)
  • Alicia Witt – (Christmas Tree Lane, A Madea Christmas)

The holiday convention will take over the Overland Park Convention Center, and tickets start at $65.

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