This year's guest list is impressive. Sylvester McCoy, the seventh Doctor Who and recently Radagast the Brown in the Hobbit films, will be making an appearance (we're sure fans are set to pump him for stories from DW's 50 years or on what we can expect from the rest of Peter Jackson's newest trilogy). Jewel Staite of Firefly, Goth superstar author Gabrielle Faust and more Star Trek cast members than you can swing a Bat’leth at will also be on hand. SCC is big on attracting organized fan groups as well as stars. Global level officers of the 501st Storm Trooper Legion are also expected to be in attendance this year.
Noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Houston Marriott Westchase, 2900 Briarpark Drive. For information, visit spacecitycon.com. $20 to $45.
Fri., Aug. 2, 12-7 p.m.; Aug. 3-4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., 2013