Comicpalooza, the only four-day comic con in Texas returns this year May 22 – 25 in the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston. The annual convention features: artists, writers, animators, celebrities, voice actors, film makers, scientists, astronauts, musicians, athletes, performers, costumer designers, prop makers, and with 1.1 million square feet of exhibit and event space, over 2,000 hours of programming, running from 10 am until 2 am, is the largest pop-culture event in Texas after SXSW.
This year’s Comicpalooza welcomes from The Avengers: Age of Ultron, two time Academy Award nominee Jeremy Renner “Hawkeye”, Cobie Smulders and Hayley Atwell, the legendary Stan Lee, George Takei (Star Trek), GOTHAM stars Cory Michael Smith, Camren Bicondova, Donal Logue, Cameron Monaghan and Sean Pertwee, Henry Winkler (Happy Days), Linda Blair (The Exorcist), Laurie Holden (The Walking Dead), Joel Hodgson (MST3K) and in attendance celebrating the 40th anniversary of The Rocky Horror Picture Show are Barry Bostwick, Patricia Quinn and Nell Campbell. Other guests include comic book legends Kevin Eastman, Walt Simonson, Peter David, Simon Bisley, and Jeff Smith, wrestlers include Sting, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and Bobby Heenan, novelists Mercedes Lackey, Raymond E. Feist, Jonathan Maberry and heavy metal music legends Rudy Sarzo, Dave Ellefson , Marky Ramone with many, many more guests.
Friday, May 22 is Education Day, featuring art, writing, and science panels featuring NASA and technology professionals . Schools field trip classes to the con at discounted rates; teachers and chaperones attend for free. To register a class for a field trip, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Veterans and currently military personnel are admitted free on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25 with proper ID.
Comicpalooza sponsors include McDonalds, the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, 104 KRBE, Santikos Theaters, BackstageOL Texas Renaissance Festival, Metal Geeks, Clutch City Productions.
There will also be a Cosplay kickoff party and Contest sponsored by Meteor Lounge
o Meteor Lounge, 2306 Genesee St, Houston, TX 77006
o Doors open at 7:00pm, Contest starts at 10pm, 18+ welcome
o Entry: $0, IDs checked at the door. There will be a sign-in table to register competitors, (individual and group competition)
o May 22-25, 2015
o George R Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
o Adult weekend pass $60; Children weekend pass 6-12 $12 | daily passes $25-$35
For the most up to date information on guests, admission prices and schedules, visit www.comicpalooza.com