The pop-culture extravaganza known as Comicpalooza will return to the George R. Brown Convention Center from May 26 – 28 this spring with a dynamic celebrity lineup, pop culture programming, retro gaming, and other exciting experiences!
Cosplayers, pop culture fanatics, and beloved geeks unite! The multi-format convention celebrating all things comics, sci-fi, fantasy, anime, and horror is returning to Houston with 1.1 million square feet of exhibits, shopping, and fun.
Known to bring in a cast of A-list celebs, Comicpalooza 2022 will feature a variety of fantasy, sci-fi, and all-around stars. This year, the festival will feature the reunion of Arrow stars: Stephen Amell, Colton Haynes, Rick Gonzalez, Juliana Harkavy, and Josh Segarra.
Additionally, the festival will include action-packed entertainment not limited to full-on knight fights, robotics, Fandom Courts, life-sized gaming, and an Itasha car show. Of course, no Comicpalooza would be complete without cosplayers. On Saturday night, May 27, the convention will hold its cosplay contests in two divisions, Catwalk and Skit, and three categories: beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
There will be a variety of exhibitors and shopping opportunities throughout the convention, in which a kaleidoscope of artists, creators, and vendors will be showcasing and selling artwork, merchandise, and rare collectibles on festival grounds. For a list of vendors, see here.
Comicpalooza will also include special attractions to include 501st Legion, a dedicated Star Wars costuming group that has over 13,000 members worldwide; Battlefield Houston – a mash-up of paintball, airsoft, and laser tag; as well as full-scale replicas of He-Man Cats.
Tickets to the event start at $46 for an adult one-day Friday pass. Weekend passes are available for $98, while diehard fans can geek out on their VIP Pass for $250 (+ fees) that includes admission to the two-day festival as well as early admittance to the Exhibit Hall, a VIP swag bag, and priority line for panel sessions, autographs, and photo ops.