Comicpalooza Shatters 2012 Attendance Record

Comicpalooza wrapped up its three-day run at the George R. Brown Convention Center Sunday.

Tickets for Comicpalooza ranged from $12 for a one-day child’s pass to $150 for VIP access. And the admission price was only the tip of what attendees spent here. I spoke with Chad Clough and his son as they browsed through board games at a dealer’s table. Each carried a bag of merchandise.

“We have a man cave, so we’ve got a pop figure, Leonidas from [the graphic novel and movie] 300, and bought two comics. And, what else did we get?”


“Yeah, we bought some lights for the man cave. Neon lights.”

Matt Jeffers is a Comicpalooza employee, who sold tickets for autograph sessions with the event’s most prominent guests — including Patrick Stewart of Star Trek: The Next Generation.

“In like the first hour, we did over $4000 in autograph sales in, like, 30 minutes.”

It’ll take a while before all the numbers are in, but the signs point to the convention doubling the previous attendance record of 10,000 visitors.

From left to right: Obi-Wan Kenobi from Star Wars, Dark Phoenix and Rogue from X-Men, and Steampunk Queen Victoria and John Brown.



Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

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Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas delegations in the U.S. House and Senate, as well as the Texas governorship, the state legislature, and county and city governments. Before taking up his current post, Andrew...

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