Multi-genre pop culture festival Comicpalooza returns in July


This summer at comicpalooza, festival-goers have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of pop culture. Between anime, comics, cosplay, literature, and electronic and tabletop games, there’s something for everyone at this weekend-long Houston event taking place July 15-17 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

Actors Alaqua Cox (“Hawkeye”), Christopher Eccleston (“Doctor Who”), Terry Crews (“America’s Got Talent”), Anthony Starr (“The Boys”) and Kyle MacLachlan (“Twin Peaks”) are among the cast of this year. special guestsbut celebrity appearances are just one of the many reasons thousands of Houstonians return to Comicpalooza year after year.

A ticket to the pop culture festival grants access to a solid lineup of programming, an exhibit hall with vendors from across the country, robot battles, an animated car show and a sea of ​​cosplayers under the same roof.

On Friday night, attendees are invited to kick off the weekend at Comicpalooza’s first launch party with plenty of entertainment, featuring a neon-themed dance party dubbed CP Friday Night Bash, retro games including Mario Kart tournaments 64, Texas All-Star and Houston wrestling matches. Ultimate werewolf.

Then, the rest of the weekend, activities will take place on the three floors of the convention center. On the first floor is the exhibition floor, where vendors come from all over the country to sell niche items such as rare collectibles, handmade art and jewelry, comic books and other pop culture memorabilia. Still on the first floor, fans can enjoy special attractions like anime and pop culture-themed cars at Itasha Showdown: A Car Runway Experience, knight duels at Full Steel Combat, Star Wars props and otherworldly exhibits at The Star Wars Alliance , and new this year, the ultimate battle robot competition will be ringing all the way to the show with Robotica, where teams will showcase their creations and battle it out in the US Navy combat zone all weekend long.


Meanwhile, the second level is filled with games like chess and checkers, as well as programming elements like K-pop dance workshops by KLOVR and Cultural Arts Avenue showcasing the talents of local arts organizations. , including Fresh Arts, Art League Houston, The Printing Museum, The Quilt Festival, 1940 Air Terminal Museum, Via Colori and Zine Fest Houston.

On the third floor, various programming activations will take place, including panels and workshops such as From Line to Life: Making Costumes and Cosplay, Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi discussions, X-Men: What’s Going on With the House X? , UFO/UAP Metals Exposed, Dragon Ball vs. My Hero Academia, How to Draw Manga Better and more.

On Saturday nights, ticket holders can also cheer on or participate in the annual fan-favorite cosplay contest, where entrants show off their awesome creations and sparkle. Also taking place on Saturday evening, the annual live art auction will welcome talented artists who will volunteer their time and creativity to produce unique works of art, not only for an evening of entertainment, but also for raise money for Fresh Arts, a charity that champions our local arts community. succeed in the art business.

With a multitude of activities and experiences, you never get bored at Comicpalooza. Ticket holders are invited to plan your days at Comicpalooza to make sure they do and see all of their desired events.

Learn more about Comicpalooza, view the 2022 schedule, and purchase passes for this year’s event at

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