We attended Comicpalooza 2014 in downtown Houston today and walked away feeling pleased that such a large comic and cosplay convention was available in a city so far away from other convention hubs. The event was much larger than we expected. It was organized with plenty of space to make your way from the main showfloor, food areas, and panel rooms. Always a plus when you have cosplay roaming about:
While fun is all around you at these kind of events, there’s also a lot to learn from what’s available at the booths. Many included a vast array of books, comics, and other reading material that drove us deep into past times reading that favorite fantasy or SCI-FI book we still have on the shelf. Art of all kinds was another major theme that included some fantastic work by both local and international artists:
What else do you get at a convention when you mix Comics, Cosplay, and Cartoons? Lots of great items to buy of course! We were impressed with the wide array of t-shirts, posters, comics, statues, and many other items on sale. The most impressive booth had to be these beautiful faerie decorations by The Faerie Preservation Society. A perfect decoration for that home deep in a forest somewhere:
Along with the busy activity you get from a large showfloor with over a hundred booths showcasing t-shirts to tattoos, there were also dozens of events, including LARP (Live Action Role Playing) tournaments, conference sessions, and the usually hallway chatter from attendees waiting in line for that extra greasy slice of pizza.
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When you are in Houston, TX next May, be sure to visit Comicpalooza! It’s easy to get to, easy to get into, and lots of fun once you’re there.