Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Comic fest

This weekend, May 27-29, families can enjoy Comicpalooza,” a comic and pop-culture festival at the George R. Brown Convention Center. There will be costume contests, gaming, panel discussions, film and anime-industry workshops, live music, quidditch matches, Doomsday Wrestling matches, and roller-derby games. For family fun, there will be a circus featuring fire-eaters, jugglers, belly dancers and more. Industry heavy-hitters will be in the crowd, including comic-book creators, artists, actors and more. Among the highly-anticipated guests slated to attend are Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica), Sam Trammell (True Blood), Tony Todd (Final Destination, Candyman), Meaghan Rath (Being Human), Sean Maher (Firefly/Serenity), Jeremy Bulloch and Peter Mayhew (Star Wars), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek) and others. Notable comic creators Bob Layton (Iron Man), Arthur Suydam (Marvel Zombies), Phil Hester (Wonder Woman, Firebreather), Fred Van Lente (Cowboys and Aliens), Chris Roberson (Superman), Joe Lansdale (Bubba Hotep, Pigeons from Hell) and artists Andy Kuhn (Firebreather), Ale Garza (Fathom), and David Mack (Kabuki).
Tickets range from $10-$150 and are available as single day tickets or 3 day passes.

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