HOUSTON – After a hiatus due to COVID-19, Houston’s Comicpalooza is back and even bigger than last year!

The nearly 50,000 people expected to fill the George R Brown convention center this weekend will do more than joke, they’ll also help revitalize Houston’s economy.

Although Comicpalooza seems like fun and games, the three-day event, not to be confused with the world of Comic-Con, is different from Space City.

“We’re a Houston event, right here in the middle of town,” said Comicpalooza representative Norma Diaz.

After the epidemic increased things in 2021, the directors said that this year is back bigger and better than before.

“People who are into Star-Wars, we’re going to have a Star-Wars deal. There’s something for everyone,” Diaz said.

This includes a car show with wrapped cars like the Naruto Hellcat Challenger.

“Naruto has a 9th wolf inside of him and it’s a demon that he’s trying to control, his inner demon, and every time he unleashes that monster it’s pure energy. That’s what it is,” said Koriey Dixon, car show manager.

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There are not only comics and cosplay, but also culture.

“The second floor will have k-pop activations. We will also have a cultural arts program where different community organizations will meet and showcase their skills,” said Diaz.

It’s an opportunity to buy local and support Houston’s economic development.

“My wife does this job. This is his first year working officially and I get a chance to get out and see things,” said Russell Couch.

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