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Danny Trejo And Comicpalooza Are Coming To Houston To Celebrate Fandoms

The prolific Hollywood actor shares his story on finding a new path in acting after spending time in some of the most dangerous prisons in the United States.


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Comicpalooza, the largest pop-culture convention in the Southern United States, is coming back to the George R. Brown convention center on July 17 – 18. Houston First walks Town Square through convention post-COVID safety protocols and the work it takes to organize an event for an estimated 45,000 attendees.

Ernie Manouse will host live interviews with Danny Trejo on Saturday, July 17th and Ron Perlman on Sunday, July 18th at Comicpalooza.


Michael Heckman

Houston has a long history of comics fandom going back to the 1960s, including Houstoncon, one of the first comics book conventions debuting 1966. Local comic book experts share how their subculture changed over the years, and the power it to influence pop culture today.


Richard Evans

The Houston Spider

Danny Trejo has one of the recognizable faces on screen, many of which have faced gruesome ends. Before becoming an actor, the Machete star’s personal life looked like the hardened characters he plays today. Trejo shares how he came to this turning point in his new book, Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood.

Brazos Bookstore is hosting a live virtual book event with Daniel Pena, moderating a conversation between Steve Buscemi and Danny Trejo on Wednesday, July 14, at 7:00 pm.


Danny Trejo

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