Although Space City Con has come and gone, there are still plenty of cons happening in the Houston area as well as within driving distance from Harris County.
For example in May, Huston's own Comicpalooza will be in full swing and will have not one but two Doctors at the show. Also, Lou Ferrigno will be making his first ever appearance at Comicpalooza.
From anime to comic books to sci-fi and everything in between. Since the Houstoncon first held in 1967, Houston and it's surrounding areas have been a mecca for fandom and geek culture.
Media guests were common as well back thenstarting with headliner Kirk Alyn, star of the early Superman movie serials.
Whether it's a short hop to College Station, downtown to the George R. Brown, or a road trip to Austin, McAllen, San Antonio or Dallas there is sure to be con for you.
Remember outside of tickets, cons can have different prices for autographs, photo ops, and artist sketches. Most panels are free and allow public access and participation.
Now on to the list.
Dallas Comic and Pop Expo
Located at the Richardson Civic Center, this con will have such guests as Walter Jones, John Schneider, Billy Yost, and Jim Cummings. It will take place on March 1-2, 2014 for more info click here. This fun show is sponsored n part by Houston's own Comicpalooza.
Dallas Comic Con
May 16-18, 2014 Dallas Convention Center, this con has in the past had a wide variety of media and comic book professionals as guests. It is part of the Fan Expo family of cons.
A nice little con, it features media, science, and artist from different genres and entertainment.The heme for this year is a gathering of heroes. Te con will take place March 13-16, and features Samantha Newark, best known as the voice of Jem as a headliner. For more info click here.
WizardWorld San Antonio
San Antonio's first ever Wizard World con will be held August 2-4, 2014. Guest include Jason David Frank, Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno, Neal Adams, and Michael Rosenbaum. For more ifo and tickets prices click here.
South Texas Comic Con
The first ever South Texas Comic Con will be, in McAllen , TX , on April 26th and 27th. This inaugural con will have Ray Park and Verne Troyer as the main guests. For more info on the con please click here.
Staple is one of the largest independent media and press conventions around. This one of a kind con will take place March 1&2 at the Marchesa Hall and Theater in Austin , TX
The oldest fan run con, this fun little convention has expanded from Texas A&M University and will be taking place at Hilton Hotel & Conference Center College Station, TX.
Aaron Dismuke, voice actor will be featured guest , for more info click here.
Alamo City Con
Happening September 26-28, at the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, this con will have such guests as Kevin Eastman, Ernie Hudson, Nichelle Nichol, and Michael Biehn.
For more info yo can click here
At the Sheraton Dallas Hotel, on August 15-18, this con specializes in all things anime. Boasting several guests from the gaming, entertainment, and other industries, there should be enough action for everyone.
Wizard World Austin
In October Wizard World will be featuring Karen Gillan from Doctor Who and Guardians of the Galaxy, Jason David frank and Michael Golden for this con. You can find out more at wizardworld.com