The organizers of Comicpalooza announced this morning that the event is moving from its originally announced late May date to July 17-18. The official statement on the change says that these later dates at the George R. Brown Convention Center became available and seemed like a better fit. The thinking is that pushing the show back almost two months will allow more time for a larger number people to get vaccinated and, hopefully, see the overall public health situation in the Houston area in an even better spot than it would have been in May.
Check out the tweet below and click through to get the latest info on planned safety protocols and their relaxed refund policy for tickets purchased before March 11.
Comicpalooza, Houston's largest pop culture convention, is back on May 22 - 23 with an in-person event at George R. Brown Convention Center. The show was forced to cancel last year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but the organizers have announced plans to hold an actual in-person show in May. Tickets are on sale now.
This year's event promises the following safety protocols to address concerns about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic:
- Temperature scan upon entry, 100.4 or above will not be allowed entry
- Face coverings (face coverings with vents and gaiters are not allowed)
- Social distancing
- Health survey
2020 was the first year the city has gone without its signature pop culture festival since its inception in 2008. The event has grown over the years, with last year's cancelled show expected to draw more than 50,000 attendees. No guest announcements have been made yet, but past Comicpalooza lineups have included Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, Marvel actors Tom Holland and Anthony Mackie, John Cusack, Chuck Norris, full Star Trek casts, hundreds of hugely popular comic book creators, and many more.
More details at the Comicpalooza site.
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