This is the first year for Space City Con, a self-titled “geek festival with free parking.” The lineup of guests includes Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek fame and dozens of other sci-fi/fantasy and graphic novel authors and artists, along with lots of gaming stars . There are also writing workshops and networking events.
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Here’s some Nichelle Nichols trivia for you: After Star Trek folded, Nichols worked with NASA to recruit women and minority astronauts. She recruited Sally Ride, Ron McNair and U.S. Air Force Col. Guion Bluford (the first African American in space). See the stars at Houston’s newest fan culture convention noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. (Twenty-four-hour live gaming access is also available.) Westin Galleria, 5060 West Alabama.
Aug. 9-12, 2012