Though most comic books tell fictional tales about superheroes saving the world, some are just about guys in their mid-40s who can open jars of mustard pretty quickly. Choose your adventure with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $20 for admission for two on Friday, August 2, from noon to 7 p.m. (a $40 value)
- $30 for admission for two on Saturday, August 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 pm. (a $60 value)
- $25 for admission for two on Sunday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (a $50 value)
From Friday, August 2, to Sunday, August 4, self-proclaimed geeks gather at the Houston Marriot Westchase for Space City Con, an all-ages festival of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, literature, and art. Robert Picardo of Star Trek: Voyager and Stargate Atlantis fame acts as the weekend’s MC, introducing such industry idols as Firefly’s Jewel Staite and Doctor Who’s Sylvester McCoy. Events run throughout the convention, including fan-film screenings such as the world premiere of the Star Wars fan film Pink Five Saga, tabletop gaming and LARP, and the Masquerade costume competition.
Space City Con
Hosted across the city from NASA’s Mission Control Center, Space City Con invites fans from Houston and beyond to meet their idols from sci-fi and fantasy movies, films, and print media. Celebrities from beloved franchises drop by to dole out autographs and photo opportunities, in addition to with comic-, anime-, and literature-industry artists and writers. The convention halls rattle with sound of polyhedral dice during ongoing tabletop gaming events, along with the bellows of LARPing elves as they fall from a perfectly executed lightning-bolt spell. Visitors can pay homage to their heroes at fan-film screenings and the yearly Masquerade costume, in which they can show off fandom-inspired cosplay get-ups or purely coincidental Stormtrooper armor.