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A Guide to Comicpalooza Weekend

Whether you’re a pro or a newbie, everything you can expect ahead of the pop-culture festival happening July 15-17 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Presented by Comicpalooza June 22, 2022

Comicpalooza returns July 15-17 at the George R. Brown Convention Center

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THE COUNTDOWN IS ON! With less than a month to go, Comicpalooza is coming in hot with a growing guest list, returning special attractions, engaging programming, and enticing new elements. With lots to see and experience here’s everything you can expect ahead of the big show:

FRIDAY NIGHT LAUNCH

Comicpalooza is kicking things off with their inaugural Friday Night Launch filled with entertainment galore featuring a neon-themed dance party dubbed CP Friday Night Bash, retro gaming including Mario Kart 64 tournaments, Texas All-Star wrestling matches, and Houston Ultimate Werewolf.

Comicpalooza returns July 15-17 at the George R. Brown Convention Center

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STELLAR LINEUP

This year’s premier guest list includes Hall of Fame inductee Alice Cooper, America’s Got Talent host Terry Crews, and actors from beloved films and shows including Alaqua Cox of Hawkeye; Kyle MacLachlan of Twin Peaks and Dune; Christopher Eccleston of Doctor Who; Robert Patrick of Terminator 2; Olivia Taylor Dudley, Summer Bishil, and Hale Appleman of The Magicians. Also making their way to Comicpalooza are wrestling stars “Hangman” Adam Page and Adam Cole, voice actors Zack Aguilar of Demon Slayer and Emily Neves, Justin Cook, David Matranga, Trina Nishimura, and Chris Wehkamp of My Hero Academia, and comic book guests Jock, Rags Morales, Stephanie Phillips, and Hailey Brown.

CP Pro Tip: Purchase your photo and autographs in advance to avoid the disappointment of them being sold-out onsite!

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DIVERSE PROGRAMMING

Beaming with diverse panels and workshops Comicpalooza’s programming will cover a variety of topics. Want to sit in one of the panels featuring this year’s guests? Need to sharpen your dance moves? Want to learn how to draw manga? Ready to debate Dragon Ball Z vs. My Hero Academia? Want to get an intro to Full Steel Combat? Ready to talk about UFOs? How about Bigfoot? Step into one of the many programming panels to learn, discuss, and meet fellow aficionados like yourself.

CP Pro-tip: Plan ahead by checking out the full programming schedule.

Comicpalooza returns July 15-17 at the George R. Brown Convention Center

SPECIAL ATTRACTIONS

Located in various areas of the show floor, the unique special attractions will be hard to pass by without taking a photo or two. Fans of the show will see returning favorites like the beloved Itasha Showdown back with more pop-culture-wrapped cars, and Full Steel Combat where attendees will cheer on as knights participate in melee combat. Plus, new this year, the ultimate battle bots competition is making its way to the show floor with Robotica, where teams will enter their creations and battle it out in the U.S. Navy Battle Zone all weekend long.

Comicpalooza returns July 15-17 at the George R. Brown Convention Center

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UNIQUE VENDORS

Stroll the exhibition floor between panels and enjoy a diverse selection of merchandise including handmade art, collectible figurines, pop-culture clothing and accessories, comic books, and more!

CP Pro Tip: Visit the shopping page to see all of their participating vendors to plan ahead. 

 

DAZZLING COSPLAY CONTEST

Whether you want to be part of the Cosplay Contest or simply cheer on your favorite creations, put this on your must-see list at Comicpalooza. Lighting up the stage Saturday night, cosplayers will strut the runway as they show off their craftsman skills in their amazing creations.

Comicpalooza returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center on Friday, July 15 through Sunday, July 17. Purchase tickets today and get your cosplay ready!

Comicpalooza returns July 15-17 at the George R. Brown Convention Center

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