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.
- Acting President & CEO of Houston First
- Comicpalooza President
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.
- Owner Bedrock City Comics Company
- Special advisor to the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide
- Past president of the American Association of Comic Book Collectors
- Local superhero and helps charities and children
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.
- Author of Trejo: My Life of Crime, Redemption, and Hollywood
- Actor, Machete, Breaking Bad, Spy Kids, and more, record holder of the most on-screen deaths of any actor
- Owner of Trejo’s Tacos
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