Comicpalooza, the largest annual, multi-genre, comic book, science fiction, anime, gaming, and pop-culture convention in the Southern United States is coming back to Houston! Calling all San Antonians to don your cosplay thinking caps and mark your calendars!!! Comicpalooza will be held from July 15-17 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston!
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Comicpalooza in Houston – What to expect
Comicpalooza weekend starts with their Friday Night Launch. The celebrations will get underway in grand style with their CP Friday Night Bash a neon-themed party, wrestling matches from Texas All-Start Wresting, Mario Kart 64 tournaments, and Ultimate Werewolf.
On Saturday and Sunday fans can expect programming panels and workshops covering a variety of fandoms and pop-culture topics; local and national exhibitors showcasing their handmade goods and collectibles; new and returning special attractions, and panels featuring this year’s guests. With so much going on, fans will never run out of things to do over the course of the weekend!
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Comicpalooza in Houston – Tracks
Comicpalooza’s tracks follow popular themes with curated programming that includes panels and workshops. Beyond programming, each track is also represented through the exhibition floor, special attractions, and guests!
Anime fans can enjoy various panels with a variety of topics such as Dragon Ball Z, Pokémon, My Hero Academia, and special attractions like Dragon Ball Z Statues of Vegeta and Saiyan Pod and the anime car show, the Itasha Showdown. On the exhibition floor, vendors will offer anime-inspired fan art, collectibles, and unique handmade goods. This year’s anime guests include Demon Slayer’s Zack Aguilar, and My Hero Academia voice actors Justin Cook, David Matranga, Emily Neves, Trina Nishimura, and Chris Wehkamp.
Comic fans will have a diverse selection of vendors offering rare and new comic books and unique artwork on the exhibition floor. Programming panels centering on comics include topics such as the impact of Black superheroes, X-Men, Moon Knight, indie comics creation and publishing. This year comic book artists and creators Hailey Brown, Jock, Rags Morales, and Stephanie Phillips will make their way to the pop-culture festival.
Embedded in Comicpalooza’s culture, cosplay is an integral part of all the fun the convention entails. Cosplayers can take notes and ask questions in various panels and workshops including how to plan your cosplay, storytelling through cosplay, 3D printing for cosplay, and more. Craftsman looking to show off their creations will have the opportunity to take the stage in their annual Comicpalooza Cosplay Contest.
Gamers can sign up for intense tournaments featuring old classics like Mario Kart 64, Super Smash Bros., Pokémon Stadium 2, Halo: Combat Evolved, and more. On the show, floor fanatics will be able to peruse the various vendors offering e-gaming accessories and games to level up their collection.
Covering a variety of genres, published novelists share their experiences with literature fans with panels and workshops including How Books and Other Creative Ideas Blossom During Travel, improving your writing through archetypes, and more.
Kids have plenty of activities to participate in during Comicpalooza. Activities include easy-to-play Dungeons and Dragons sessions, trivia contests throughout, comic workshops, air guitar lessons and TikTok and Fortnite dance demonstrations. Fans of cosplay will also be able to enter their fun creations in the Kids Cosplay Contest.
Tabletop fans will have games from the Board Game Library hosted by The Adventure Beings (TAB) to view and play. Game Masters will also host and teach games for spectators wanting to learn how to play. On the exhibition floor vendors will be offering a variety of tabletop games ready for play.
Located throughout the show floor, special attractions give fans a chance to experience multiple unique and diverse displays. New attractions include Robotica where teams from all over the nation will put their bot up for battle. Returning attractions like the Star Wars Alliance gives fans the picture-esque backdrops with Star Wars props and costumes on display, while Full Steel Combat hosts intense meele combats between knights, and Battlefield Houston hosts games in it’s tactical battlefield.
Where is Comicpalooza Houston?
Comicpalooza takes place at George R. Brown convention center located at 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010
Where is the Comicapalooza Parking?
Comicpalooza has optimal parking near the George R. Brown Convention Center! For walkable access to the hub of all things Comicpalooza, some nearby options included the Avenida North, Avenida South and Avenida Central garages.
It is recommended that you book convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservations app.
To reserve your parking spot for Comicpalooza, visit the George R. Brown Convention Center SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up!
Comicpalooza in Houston – Where to stay?
Comicpalooza is the largest comic book and pop culture convention in the Southern United States. It is no wonder that Comicpalooza gets guests from all over Texas and the US. If you are planning to visit from out of town, check out these hotels that are conveniently located close to the George R. Brown convention center.
The driving time to the George R. Brown convention center from San Antonio is roughly 3.5 hours.
What time does Comicpalooza open?
Box Office Hours
Friday, July 15, 2022, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Sunday, July 17, 2022, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
How much are tickets or passes to Comicpalooza in Houston?
- Comicpalooza VIP Pass $210 – Includes: VIP Early Access Link to Photograph and Autographs, 3-day admission to Comicpalooza, Early access to the Exhibit floor 30 minutes before it opens to the public, Access to VIP only lines for major attractions, and more.
- Comicpalooza Weekend Pass $94
- Adult Friday Pass $25
- Adult Saturday Pass $68
- Adult Sunday Pass $61
- Children’s Weekend Pass $6
Who are the Guests attending Comicpalooza this year?
- Terry Crews – Brooklyn 99, America’s Got Talent, NFL, Idiocracy
- Antony Starr – The Boys, Banshee, American Gothic
- Karen Fukuhara – The Boys, Suicide Squad, She-Ra and the Princess of Power
- Alaqua Cox – Hawkeye
- Alice Cooper – Wayne’s World, Alice Cooper: Nightmare, Lace and Whiskey, Freddy’s Dead: Final Nightmare
- Hale Appleman –The Magicians, Teeth, Private Romeo, Truth Be Told
- Summer Bishil – The Magicians, iZombie, The Last Airbender
- Ben Browder –Stargate SG-1, Farscape
- Adam Cole – All Elite Wrestling
- Olivia Taylor Dudley – The Magicians, Transcendance, The Vatican Tapes, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension
- Christopher Eccleston – Doctor Who, 28 Days Later, Legend, Thor: The Dark World, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra
- Carlos Ferro – Gears of War, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Tomorrowland
- Joe Flanigan – Stargate: Atlantis, 6 Bullets, The Other Sister
- Jackie Earle Haley – Watchmen, Human Target, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Robocop, Preacher
- Kyle MacLachlan – Twin Peaks, Dune, Portlandia, How I Met Your Mother
- “Hangman” Adam Page – All Elite Wrestling
- Robert Patrick – Terminator 2, Peacemaker, The X-Files, Sons of Anarchy
- Lance Reddick – John Wick series, White House Down, Bosch, Lost
- Michael Shanks –Stargate SG-1, Call of the Wild, Andromeda, The Outer Limits
- Sgt. Slaughter – WWE Hall of Famer
- Zach Aguilar – Demon Slayer, Genshin Impact, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Super Smash Bros.
- Justin Cook – Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files, My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball franchise
- David Matranga -My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, Angel Beats
- Emily Neves – My Hero Academia, Dragon Ball Super: Broly, Akame Ga Kill!
- Trina Nishimura – Attack on Titan, Steins; Gate, My Hero Academia, One Piece
- Chris Wehkamp – My Hero Academia, Fire Force, Borderlands, Dragon Ball Super
- Hailey Brown –Dynamite Entertainment, Brink Literacy, F(r)iction Magazine
- Jock – The Losers, Green Arrow: Year One, Batman: One Dark Knight, Batwoman, 2000 AD
- Rags Morales –Identity Crisis, Hawkman, JSA, Batman/Superman
- Stephanie Phillips – Harley Quinn, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Sensational Wonder Woman, Superman.
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