Where can you meet Captain Jean-Luc Picard, take a photo with a Storm Trooper, and learn how to convince your mom to read comic books, all in one place? Houston Comicpalooza 2013!
When I was invited to attend Houston Comicpalooza 2013 and given free tickets for our family to the convention, I started planning our visit immediately. Would we watch the Quidditch matches? Listen to the panel on acting in Doctor Who? Learn to Salsa Dance with a Power Ranger? Take a gun safety course with tips for surviving the zombie apocalypse?
The lineup of panels and presentations is impressive and appeals to all aspects of Nerd culture — from Star Trek fans to My Little Ponies lovers.
The guest panels, autographs, and photo ops are star-studded, with appearances by Sir Patrick Stewart, Michelle Rodriguez, Sam Huntington and Danny Trejo. The Nerd is really excited about seeing Captain Picard.
I was impressed with the range of genres covered at the convention. There are panels on steampunk fashion, romance in sci fi, young adult paranormal novels, Star Wars culture, ghosthunting, writing comics, family board games, and much, much more!
Houston Comicpalooza 2013 takes place May 24-26, 2013 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas.
Have you ever been to a sci fi convention? See anything at Houston Comicpalooza 2013 that catches your eye?
Disclosure: I was provided two free tickets to attend Houston Comicpalooza 2013 in exchange for online promotion. All opinions are my own.