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Comicpalooza-Houston We Have a Comic-Con

By Miclpea

Comicpalooza launches in Houston, TX, May 24-24, 2024 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. It is Texas’ largest pop culture festival. I last attended this fun event in 2017 and it has grown even more since then. 

Comicpalooza is unique (since the demise of SiliCon) because of its proximity to Space Center Houston. This means that it not only has the usual celebrity, anime, comic, and gaming guests but NASA has exhibits and panels highlighting their achievements and plans for the future. I hope to send a special report from the Space Center. 

Comicpalooza has booked a stellar array of guests. Here are just a few.

  • Anson Mount – Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, Inhumans, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Rebecca Romijn – Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, X-Men, The Punisher, The Librarians
  • John Cena – Peacemaker, The Suicide Squad, WWE, Argylle, Ricky Stanicky
  • Kimiko Glenn – Orange is the New Black, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bojack Horseman
  • Christopher Lloyd – Back to The Future (I, II, III), The Mandalorian, Taxi, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
  • Michael J. Fox – Back to The Future (I, II, III), Teen Wolf, Family Ties
  • Amanda Wyss – A Nightmare on Elm Street, Highlander: The Series, Fast Times at Ridgemont High

These are just a few of the guests who have been confirmed. There will be many more actors, comic book and graphic novel artists, voice actors, anime creators, authors, screenwriters, and comic writers. Many guests will be available for autograph and photo sessions. And let’s not forget the other activities such as programming, special attractions, and special entertainment (Texas All-Star Wrestling Matches). Additionally, there will be panel discussions, gaming, cosplay, and many more activities. 

For the fans of The Expanse, I will be hosting a panel, Bridging The Expanse: The Greatest Sci-Fi Television Series of the 21st Century, on Saturday, May 25, 2024, at 3 pm on the Sapphire Stage. I hope to see you there. There will be prizes!

For more information about all the wonderful things happening at Comicpalooza, please click this link. Passes are still available but VIP and some other pass types may be sold out. 

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I love going to conventions around the US and Canada. I'm an ardent fan of all things science fiction and especially The Expanse. I'm a senior writer for Friends of CC and I have co-written a science-fiction script called Punctuated Equilibrium.