It's going to be hotter than usual in Houston, Texas, this Memorial Day weekend. Comicpalooza is back, and thanks to a new partnership with Battlestar Galactica fest GalactiCon, it's bigger and better than ever.
With headliners such as Patrick Stewart (X-Men, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious, Machete) and Danny Trejo (Machete, Sons of Anarchy), Comicpalooza has outdone itself once again, presenting over 500 hours of programming this year.
Other celebrities appearing at Comicpalooza 2013 (May 24 – 26 at Houston's George R. Brown Convention Center) include Avery Brooks (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Saw), Sam Huntington (Being Human), Peter Davison (Doctor Who), Rene Auberjonois (Star Trek: DS9), Kris Holden-Reid (Lost Girl), Zoie Palmer (Lost Girl), Frazer Hines (Doctor Who), Peter Mayhew (Star Wars) and Craig Parker (Spartacus, Lord of the Rings).
Don't fret, four color fans. Comicpalooza hasn't forgotten about the world of comics. Among the comic book superstars attending are Chris Claremont, Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, Bob Layton, Michael Golden, Joe Jusko and the legendary George Perez and Bernie Wrightson.
As if that wasn't enough, GalactiCon 3 will be joining with Comicpalooza to create the largest Battlestar Galactica event of 2013, with a guest lineup that includes such old and new BG notables as Edward James Olmos, Jamie Bamber, Tricia Helfer, Michael Hogan, Kandyse McClure, Alessandra Torresani, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict, among many, many others. This new, perfect union of conventions will allow all attendees to have access to everything both fests have to offer. So, if you're a fan of sci-fi and comic books (and, doy, of course you are), it's going to be one-stop shopping for all your fantastical needs.
There will also be various types of entertainment for your enjoyment, including music acts such as Abney Park, ArcAttack, Professor Elemental, Frenchy and the Punk, and the Marquis of Vaudeville. There will also be comedy, a Stephen King Film Festival, video gaming, National Wrestling Alliance matches, International Quidditch Association games, a live art exhibition, a body painting competition and children's programming for the kids....who am I kidding, it's really for the parents. (If you're a parent, you know what I'm saying.)
For more information, including a complete list of events, guests, admission prices, lodging options, schedules and updates, visit the official Comicpalooza website HERE.