Monday, May 19, 2014

The Blot’s Heading to Comicpalooza 2014!

Comicpalooza Texas' International Comic-Con Logo

We’re just a week away from Comicpalooza 2014, Texas’ international comic-con, and The Blot can’t wait! I’ve been attending Texas’ best pop culture extravaganza the past four years, and every year this show out does itself. It’s literally gotten bigger each year…bigger named guests, bigger attendance and bigger overall convention space! Comicpalooza is even expanding this year to four whole days! It’s really impressive what this small little comic convention has become, and 2014 is shaping up to be a banner year for Comicpalooza. Plus, The Blot will be there all weekend covering the event!

Comicpalooza 2014 Line-Up

What really sets this show apart from other conventions is its amazing line up of actors, artists and sports entertainers. This year Comicpalooza is hosting some of my all time favorite comic book artists, including Jim Steranko, Mike Mignola, Kevin Maguire, Aaron Lopresti and Greg Capullo! I love the mix of old school icons like Steranko, Neal Adams and Disney’s Don Rosa, mixed in with up and coming all-stars like David Petersen, Shane Davis, Nick Pitarra and Paul Maybury. Mix in indie legend James O’Barr and there’s literally something for everyone at this show!

It’s not a true comic-con these days without a long list of Hollywood stars from comic book adaptations, sci-fi shows and cult classic movies. As I highlighted in The Blot’s Top 5 Celebrity Guests at Comicpalooza 2014 post, this year Comicpalooza is bringing in the cast of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Elizabeth Henstridge and J. August Richards), four Doctors from Doctor Who (Fifth Doctor Peter Davison, Sixth Doctor Colin Baker, Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy and Eight Doctor Paul McGann), Captain Jack Harkness himself John Barrowman, and Billy Dee Williams a.k.a. Star Wars’ Lando Clarissian!

Comicpalooza is also bringing in the cast of AMC’s Comic Book Men, a number of actors from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Power Rangers, as well as Cary Elwes, Star Trek's Nichelle Nichols, Lou Ferrigno, Rose McGowan, BSG's Tricia Helfer and so many more! There are even professional wrestling stars like Bret “Hitman” Hart and Kevin Nash! How can you not want to check out this event!?!

Comicpalooza 2014 takes place in Houston, Texas on Memorial Day weekend (May 23-26). Tickets (both weekend passes and individual day passes) are still available, so head over to the Comicpalooza online store and pick yours up today! The Blot hopes to see you there…
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