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 Schneider joined News 88.7 in January 2011. Since arriving in Houston, he has reported on the many changes wrought on the region’s economy by the revolution in domestic oil and gas production. His non-energy reporting runs the gamut from white-collar crime to cattle ranching. His work has aired on...

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