Comic capers enjoyed in Houston
May 28, 2013 by Sarah
This Memorial Day Weekend (May 24 – 26), the George R. Brown Convention Center hosted Comicpalooza, commemorating all that has been accomplished in gaming, movies, comics, and general fantasy and sci-fi works. It celebrated the burgeoning growth in the comic, sci-fi, and video game industries enjoyed in several large cities over the last 20 years or so.
The festival hosted a number of riveting exhibits, including displays by Geek Chic, a producer of quality gamer oriented furniture, and Tee Turtle, which specializes in science fiction and fantasy styled T-shirts. There was also an appearance by the ambiguously named and notoriously obscure Dreamatory.
Accompanying these feature exhibits were a number of vendors of toys, books, carpets, clothing, art supplies, comics, movies, anime items, costumes, and essentially any other fantasy or sci-fi product imaginable. The vast number of sellers assures that Houston came out of Comicpalooza 2013 with entirely new sets of toys and other novelty items.
Prize winners for the ever popular Cosplay contest included a troupe that had turned out as Lego people, and an attendee dressed as a Dalek from Doctor Who.
Vendors typically rely on the services of local print companies in preparation of upcoming exhibits and events like this. Business card printing in advance of the event ensures an adequate supply to have on hand to distribute to visitors coming by the booth.
As well as hosting exhibitions, the Bayou City also attracts often a number of sci-fi celebrities, including Patrick Stewart and Tom Kane, to make an appearance at the event.