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Comicpalooza May 22nd-24th Houston TX
« on: January 06, 2020, 08:03:27 PM »
I am going to visit my family and we plan to attend this.  My guess is it is similar to other small cons.  Does anyone go?

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I am also trying to decide if I should bother with VIP or just buy the regular 3-day pass.  Any advice on that would be great. 
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Re: Comicpalooza May 22nd-24th Houston TX
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2020, 02:05:12 PM »
We go every year. We actually have done VIP every year, but aren't getting it this year. It's worth it if you do a lot of autographs, and want first entry into the big panels. The swag bag is mostly art from the artists attending. We mostly go to the smaller panels, and don't really care about getting on the floor thirty minutes earlier anymore.

There are a lot of panels, and some really different ones. NASA has a big presence, too, which is nice. Our favorites are the FBI panels. They usually have decent comic book representation and a pretty diverse guest list, as far as television guests.

The area around the con is nice. We stay at the Hilton, which is attached, so that's convenient.
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Re: Comicpalooza May 22nd-24th Houston TX
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Re: Comicpalooza May 22nd-24th Houston TX
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2020, 05:32:54 PM »
You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login Thank you for the information.  I mainly do big panels.   I can live without being close even though the spoiled brat in me loves it!   Will I have a problem getting into those? Do they clear the room?

My guess is the floor doesn't have exclusives to that con and the 30 mins only saves you time away from the crowd?  Let me know if I am wrong.

I don't do the autographs and photo ops

We did book rooms at the Hilton so we will be at the same hotel!!!
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Re: Comicpalooza May 22nd-24th Houston TX
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2020, 11:18:29 AM »
No exclusives, so the thirty minutes early is just to beat the crowds. The lines do get kind of long for the GA for the big panels. I'm trying to remember if they clear the rooms. I think they do with the big rooms - let me get back to you on that one. We have always done VIP, so I don't know how hard it is to get in without. I guess we might find out this year.

A tip for meals - there is a Greek based gourmet grocery store within walking distance where you can get a cheap and filling breakfast, and get food for later. The restaurant at the Hilton (both the hotel based one, and the Mexican restaurant) are pricey. We do usually do one meal at the Mexican restaurant. There are restaurants in the convention center area (they built it up for the Super Bowl), but the sandwich place was closed last year, so I need to check on those again. They have interesting food choices in the exhibit hall, not just your ordinary exhibit hall food.
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Re: Comicpalooza May 22nd-24th Houston TX
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2020, 09:14:04 AM »
Thank you!  I appreciate it. 

I think VIP becomes less important (Panel perspective) when they don't clear the room.  You can work your way to be close between panels if they are easy to get into.  Though I guess that also depends if they have a VIP section, which based off the FAQ sounds like they don't
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