2023 Comicpalooza Pre-con Hype!
Are you ready to geek out in Houston, TX? The biggest pop culture event in Texas is just around the corner: Comicpalooza 2023! From May 26th to 28th, downtown Houston will be transformed into a mecca for fans of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, and more. Here’s why you should be hyped up about this year’s Comicpalooza:
Celebrity Guests – Comicpalooza always brings in a diverse and impressive lineup of guests from the world of entertainment. This year’s guests include:
Actors – Stephen Amell (Arrow), Chad Coleman (The Walking Dead, The Orville), Alaqua Cox (Hawkeye), Rick Gonzalez (Arrow), Juliana Harkavy (Arrow), Colton Haynes (Arrow, American Horror Story), Tenoch Huerta (Wakanda Forever), Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1), Lou Diamond Phillips (La Bamba, Young Guns), Jack Quaid (The Boys), Josh Segarra (Arrow), William Shatner (Star Trek), Ian Somerhalder (LOST, The Vampire Diaries), Antony Starr (The Boys), Karl Urban (The Lord of the Rings, DREDD, The Boys, Star Trek), Titus Welliver (Bosch), Paul Wesley (The Vampire Diaries).
Wrestlers – Lita and Mick Foley
Anime Voice Actors – Paul Castro Jr., Luci Christian, Colleen Clinkenbeard, Amber Lee Connors, Jason Douglas, Mallorie Rodak, Sonny Strait, and Jenny Yokobori.
Comic industry – Frank Cho, Steve McNiven, Yanick Paquette
Literature – Terry Brooks (The Sword of Shannara), Kij Johnson (The Fox Woman), and Stephen Graham Jones (The Only Good Indians)
Along with the celebrity guests, Comicpalooza also hosts a variety of panels, discussions, and Q&As on topics ranging from comic book art to sci-fi literature to cosplay. You can learn from experts in your favorite fields and interact with fellow fans.
What Else can you expect to find:
- The Exhibition floor – Comicpalooza’s exhibit hall is massive, with hundreds of vendors selling everything from comics and graphic novels to toys and collectibles. You’ll have the chance to shop for unique and rare items that you won’t find anywhere else.
- Anime Track – Love to talk about and debate anime? So do we.
- Comics Track – Trying to learn how to make your own comic? You’ll find some advice here.
- Cosplay Track – One of the most exciting aspects of Comicpalooza is the cosplay scene. Fans dress up as their favorite characters from movies, TV shows, comics, and games, and you’ll be amazed at the creativity and attention to detail that goes into each costume. Whether you’re a seasoned cosplayer or just starting out, you’ll be inspired by the talent on display. Visit with professional cosplay guests RumpleStiltseam Cosplay, Sparrowhawk Cosplay, Zavage Cosplay, and Geeky Seamstress.
- Electronic Gaming – p0wn some noobs (if that’s still a thing)
- Literature Conference – Workshops and advice from published and experienced authors
- Kids Activities – It’s not all risque cosplay at this family-friendly event. This track includes costume contests and other activities for parents of younglings
- Tabletop Gaming – Roleplaying and Board game players can finally unite and play in person! So, do it here!
Above all, Comicpalooza is about bringing together fans from all walks of life to celebrate their shared love of pop culture. You’ll meet people from all over Texas (and beyond) who are passionate about the same things you are. You’ll make new friends, share stories, and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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