Texas’ Largest Pop Culture Festival Returns To Houston This Week • Comicpalooza

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Texas’ Largest Pop Culture Festival Returns To Houston This Week • Comicpalooza

Celebrity appearances include Carl Weathers, Danny Trejo, Ron Perlman, Katee Sackhoff, and more!

The pop-culture extravanganza known as Comicpalooza will return to the George R. Brown Convention Center from July 17 – 18 with celebrity appearances, panel discussion, retro gaming, and much more!

Cosplayers unite, for 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 like past guests such as Emilia Clarke and Tom Holland, Comicpalooza 2021 will feature Hellboy, Drive, and Sons of Anarchy actor Ron Perlman, as well as Saved by the Bell actor and Pet Star host, Mario Lopez.

Additionally, the festival will include action-packed entertainment not limited to fire breathers, magicians, and gaming competitions. Of course, no Comicpalooza would be complete without cosplayers, the lifeblood of the convention. On Saturday night, the convention will hold its cosplay contests in four categories: beginner, intermediate, advanced, and skits.

There will be a variety of shopping opportunities throughout the convention, in which a kaleidoscope of artists, creators, and vendors will be 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, as well as live recordings of the Comicpalooza Podcast.

Tickets to the event start at $52 for an adult one-day pass on Sunday, July 18. One-day Saturday passes are also available for $57, or one could geek out on their VIP Pass for $200 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.

See also: There’s A Thrilling Horror Film Fest Creeping Into Houston This June


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