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Comicpalooza 2018 Begins and Fans Are Out in Force Be With You

Step back baby because Comicpalooza 2018 has arrived.
Step back baby because Comicpalooza 2018 has arrived. Photo by Margaret Downing

Talk about a takeover. Beginning at noon today Comicpalooza 2018 opened up at the George R. Brown and so far so good; everybody seems pretty happy about it.

You can still buy one- or three day tickets to see celebrities such as actors Tom Holland, John Cusack, Krysten Ritter, Charlie Cox... well the list goes on and on. For the really serious there's comic book creating icons Scottie Young, Mark Waid, Michael Golden and Paul Pope.

click to enlarge What every cos player of a certain type needs? - PHOTO BY MARGARET DOWNING
What every cos player of a certain type needs?
Photo by Margaret Downing
Even if you don't know who many or any of these people are it's worth the price of admission for some of the greatest people watching imaginable, both among the people who are working the show and those in attendance. It's like Ren Fest but with AC.

click to enlarge Sort of a cross between the Rat King in The Nutcracker and Star Wars? - PHOTO BY MARGARET DOWNING
Sort of a cross between the Rat King in The Nutcracker and Star Wars?
Photo by Margaret Downing
An adults-only cosplay contest takes place today while kids can compete in their own show on Sunday.


click to enlarge Honest, we asked. She said she can see perfectly well. - PHOTO BY MARGARET DOWNING
Honest, we asked. She said she can see perfectly well.
Photo by Margaret Downing
Attendees can also check out entries in this year's film festival throughout the three-day event.


click to enlarge Ready to take your order all you gamers out there. - PHOTO BY MARGARET DOWNING
Ready to take your order all you gamers out there.
Photo by Margaret Downing
There's a Houston Outlaws Watch Party tonight.

click to enlarge A hearty welcome. But are those dead weasels hanging from his belt? - PHOTO BY MARGARET DOWNING
A hearty welcome. But are those dead weasels hanging from his belt?
Photo by Margaret Downing
Photographer Mohammad Mia will be coming to you throughout the weekend with slideshows so keep checking back with us.

In the meantime for more information check out the Comicpalooza website.


click to enlarge Yep. Might come in handy. - PHOTO BY MARGARET DOWNING
Yep. Might come in handy.
Photo by Margaret Downing
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