Professional Mermaid Swimming to Planet Comicon

Erika O’Shea, The Heartland Mermaid (785) 760-3137

Kansas City, MO, April 14th – Local mermaid entertainer Erika O’Shea, also known as “The Heartland Mermaid” is bringing her unique act to upcoming comic book convention and pop culture expo, Planet Comicon. This event is KC’s largest and longest running gathering of its kind, spanning 19 years and boasting attendance of more than 70,000 people in 2016. The Heartland Mermaid will be performing all days of the convention, which is held at Bartle Hall in downtown Kansas City, Missouri April 28th-30th.

Erika began her path in immersive performing at the Kansas City Renaissance Festival in 2010. She quickly found a passion for entertaining audiences young and old alike in magical roles such as Queen of the Fairies and Royal Princess of Denmark. She has been a professional mermaid since 2014 and dons a film-quality silicone prosthesis tail custom created by Merbella Studios for appearances.

Her costume is completely water-safe and swimmable but renders her unable to walk on land. Erika is accompanied by her very own Pirate Crew during events to act as her land legs. “These are great photo ops for everyone," says Christopher Jackson, Founder and CEO of Planet Comicon, "particularly young children might enjoy this unique opportunity to meet a mermaid.”

Visit The Heartland Mermaid in the Planet Entertainment Zone (PEZ) Friday 2-5 PM, Saturday 1-4 PM, and Sunday 12-3 PM. She will be posing for pictures with convention goers, talking about mermaid life, and handing out treasures to those who visit her. At other times during the weekend you can meet her in legged-form at her booth and enter to win a Mermaid Meet & Greet Package.

--The Heartland Mermaid is a Professional Event Entertainer hailing from Kansas City, Missouri. She specializes in providing realistic Mermaid and Pirate Crews for community festivals, corporate events, private parties, and more. To learn more, visit


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