This weekend The Blot’s heading to Houston’s newest pop culture extravaganza, Space City Con! For the longest time Houston has been a sorely underserved market for comic book conventions, especially when you consider it’s the 4th biggest city in the US. But that’s changed in recent years with the launching of a number of really successful comic-cons in Houston and Austin, proving not only is this region yearning for these types of shows, but it can support multiple conventions throughout the year.
Envisioned as a "geek festival with free parking," Space City Con is looking to instill a love of comics, Sci-fi and fantasy in the next generation. This weekend’s event will offer a robust mix of authors, artists, sci-fi, fantasy, comics, gaming, fan group networking, literature, writing workshops and more, in a venue meant to be more approachable to families and children. This year inaugural event features a killer line up including Star Trek’s Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura from ST:TOS), the original Green Power Ranger Jason David Frank, Cody Schibi, comic book artists Khoi Pham, Art Adams, Whilce Portacio, Joe Eisma, Nick Pitarra, and Robert Wilson IV, and authors R.A. Salvatore, Tracy and Laura Hickman, and Steve Jackson of SJ Games!
Space City Con takes place this weekend (August 10-12) at the Westin Galleria, which is connected to Houston’s Galleria Mall. With free parking and tons of events, what more could you ask for? See you there!