May 23 - 26 2014
Comicpalooza 2014

Comicpalooza 2014

Presented by Comicpalooza at George R. Brown Convention Center

Comicpalooza 2014 will take place May 23-26 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Comicpalooza is known for bringing together a host of industry heavy-hitters, including comic-book creators, artists, actors and more.

Houston’s own Comicpalooza continues to grow! Now encompassing four days of excitement, fun and activities for all ages.

In addition to the expanding guest lists, programming and entertainment offerings is the Education Track. New this year offering educators and students panels, workshops and demonstrations on such topics as writing, film making, animation, science, robots and video game development with more to be added.

This year’s entertainment lineup includes Billy Dee Williams (The Empire Strikes Back), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Psych), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek films and TV series), Erin Gray (Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Silver Spoons, The Guild), Tricia Helfer (Killer Women, Battlestar Galactica), Raphael Sbarge (Once Upon a Time), Ksenia Solo (Lost Girl), Houstonian Trenton Doyle well known Houston fine artist (heavily influenced by comics) and Scott McCloud well established commentator in the comics industry and just announced actress Rose McGowan.

From Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Clark Gregg, Elizabeth Henstridge, Brent Dalton, Ming-Na Wen, J. August Richards, Jim Steranko.

Comicpalooza is the only convention to have four Doctors from Doctor Who: Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor), Colin Baker (the Sixth Doctor), Sylvester McCoy (the Seventh Doctor, The Hobbit), Paul McGann (the Eighth Doctor) with Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra) and Capt. Jack Harkness himself John Barrowman (Torchwood and Arrow).

Go Go with FIVE Power Rangers: Austin St. John (original Red Ranger and first leader of the Power Rangers), David Yost (Billy, the Blue Ranger), Walter E. Jones (Zach, the original Black Ranger), Karan Ashley (Aisha the Yellow Power Ranger) and Johnny Yong Bosch (Adam Park, the Black Ranger).

From Comic Book Men Bryan Johnson, Michael Zapcic, Ming Chen; from Buffy the Vampire Slayer James Marsters, Nicholas Brendon, George Hertzberg, James C. Leary and professional wrestlers Kevin Nash, Brett “The Hitman” Hart.

There are many more guests including Voice Actors Dana Snyder ( Master Shake on Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Veronica Taylor (Ash and May on Pokemon, and April on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as well as writers/creators Kevin J. Anderson, Mike Mignola and Michael Golden.



Comicpalooza was first held July 19, 2008 in the lobby of the Alamo Drafthouse Theater in Katy, Texas. It wasn't a comic convention; it was a simple signing event set to coincide with the release of "The Dark Knight." Comicpalooza was conceived as a means of helping local comic creators reach the media and the public. It was fun for all dozen or so comic creators who showed up. We had no idea what it would rapidly grow into.

Sponsors of the Comicpalooza education track include: UH Downtown, Barnes & Noble, Houston Public Library, Texas Art Supply, CCP Comics, TechnoChaos, and Shark Industries Studios.

Sponsors for this year include the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, McDonalds, Bedrock City Comic Company, Contemporaty Arts Museum, Houston and Skirmisher Games.

Startling Events, LLC is the organizing-events company for Comicpalooza.

Admission Info

VIP Comicpalooza
$150 online
$175 at the door
VIP Memberships provide exclusive benefits, including priority seating at events, priority lines served first, and special access to restricted events. VIP Memberships are very limited.

Adult 4-Day General Admission
$55 online
$60 at the door

Child 4-Day Ages 6-12
$12 online
$18 at the door

Admission is free for children ages 5 and under.

Single Day Adult Memberships

Adult Friday
$20 online
$25 at the door

Adult Saturday
$30 online
$35 at the door

Adult Sunday
$25 online
$30 at the door

Adult Monday
$20 online
$25 at the door

Single Day Child Memberships Ages 6-12
Admission is free for children ages 5 and under.

$10 online
$12 at the door

Additional charges for some special events apply.  Please visit the website for details.

To register by phone, please call 1-888-695-0888.

Phone: 832-398-3193 or 888-695-0888


Dates & Times

2014/05/23 - 2014/05/26

Additional time info:

Convention Hours:
Registration opens at 9 am
Programming starts at 10 am
Dealers Room opens to VIP members at 11:30
Dealers Room opens at noon
Dealers Room closes at 8 pm
Convention closes at 2 am

Registration opens at 9 am
Dealers Room opens to VIP members at 9:30
Convention opens at 10:00 am
Dealers Room closes at 7 pm
Convention closes at 2 am

Registration opens at 9 am
Dealers Room opens to VIP members at 9:30
Convention opens at 10:00 am
Dealers Room closes at 6 pm
Convention closes at 2 am

MONDAY, MAY 26TH (Memorial Day)
Registration opens at 9 am
Dealers Room opens to VIP members at 9:30
Convention opens at 10:00 am
Dealers Room closes at 5 pm
Convention closes at 8 pm

Visit the website for a detailed schedule of events.

Location Info

George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas, Houston, TX 77010

Accessibility Info