Keep on sewing those new cosplay costumes and dust off your LARPing gear, because Comicpalooza is makings its Houston return this summer. Originally slated for a May comeback, your friendly neighborhood pop-culture convention will instead welcome Bayou City geeks to the George R. Brown Convention Center on July 17–18. The extra couple of months, as well as adherence to the city’s stringent Houston Clean health and safety plan, “increases the odds that we can hold an event that more closely reflects a traditional Comicpalooza,” Aimée McCurtain, Comicpalooza's chief strategy officer, said in a statement.
Last year's event, which was expected to draw 50,000 attendees from across the country to Houston during Memorial Day Weekend, was cancelled because of the pandemic. It was the first time since the comic extravaganza began in 2008 that the convention had been cancelled.
Just like the Comicpaloozas of old, the 2021 rendition will include the traditional Artist Alley, Dealer’s Room, and popular cosplay competition, as well as a variety of other yet-to-be-announced programming that will span the pop-culture landscape, according to the release.
If that doesn’t make you want to shout “Excelsior!,” we don’t know what will.
Purchase passes and keep up to date with schedule announcements (including special guest appearances) at comicpalooza.com.