Comic Con

Alamo City Comic Con Turns Three This September

The heat has set in here in North Texas. Most people think of summer in Texas as literal hell on earth, two months of extreme heat where you can cook eggs on the concrete. Geeks take refuge in movie theaters and in front of the TV to spend two months beating the latest video games and binge watching that last season of their favorite shows, all while counting down the days until the day Alamo City Comic Con starts.

This year’s show will mark Year Three of the ever popular event. With past attendance reaching 73,000, the con is reaching massive popularity in record time. The layout of the con has even changed year after year to accommodate the influx of fans. Year One used one major room for the show, while Year Two expanded to the entire Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center with over 200,000 sq. feet of room. We personally feel this con has the potential to reach the size and notoriety of a SDCC and NYCC over the next couple years – becoming a “must attend” for all the major studios and comic book companies for their Midwest fan bases that are unable to attend the East and West Coast shows.

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At this point everyone knows, or should know, who is behind this massive undertaking. So what can be said about Alfredo “Apple” De La Fuente that hasn’t been said already these past three years? His vision and ability to see how much San Antonio needed a Comic Con is on display every year. With his past connections with DC and media relations with SDCC, he’s pulling some pretty big names to his show. This years line up include Stan Lee, Ron Perlman, Michael Rooker, Ming Na Wen and so many more!

If you have the opportunity and some vacation time, we highly recommend coming to San Antonio to experience a Comic Con like none other. Apple and his team create a massive show for your weekend, but still somehow deliver a intimate experience at the same time. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

Oh, and they have great A/C to escape the lingering heat.

Alamo City Comic Con will be at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio Texas. September 11th-13th. Check out the ACCC website for more details and tickets to the show. 

 

 

Fan Expo Dallas 2015: Podcast Wrap Up Show

Want to know what we thought about Fan Expo Dallas this year? Of course you do! Doug and I ventured onto the showroom floor to find the biggest and best of the show. Listen in and let us know what you thought of the convention.

Comicpalooza 2015: Walk Through

If you missed out on Comicpalooza this past weekend, then you missed out on one of the largest cons in Texas. Fear not though, as we were able to get into the convention early on Sunday morning to bring you a time-lapse of the show room floor. This beast of a convention took 23 minutes to walk every aisle. I think our phones said we walked 11 miles a day. Our legs and feet wouldn’t argue that. Enjoy the video!

Comicpalooza 2015: Saturday Wrap Up Show

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We dive right into Saturday here in Houston. If you haven’t purchased tickets yet to this Con, you are missing out. This thing has it all; Celebs, Artists, and more! Listen in as we explore Houston’s biggest Comic Con of the year. We review the best of the con as well as give you a run down of the main attractions.

 

Alamo City Comic Con 2014 Walk Through

Have you ever been to a comic convention? Ever wonder what the scope is? Well wonder no more as we take you on a trip around the Alamo City Comic Con ballrooms in order to understand how massive this event is. Please take a look and experience what it’s like. This video was of course taken before the show room floor opened up, there was no way we would have been able to do this while the show was going on.

Alamo City Comic Con Gallery: Day 3

The final day of Alamo City Comic Con has come to an end. With that, we give you the final day of photos as well. Please click the link below to check out the gallery.

Click here for day 3 of ACCC Photos

If you have missed the other 2 days of the Alamo City Comic Con then click below to check out the entire weekend of photos!

Click here for day 2 of ACCC Photos

Click here for day 1 of ACCC Photos

Alamo City Comic Con: Day 1 Recap

Please enjoy this special edition of the 8bit Geek podcast. We are bringing you a recap of our experiences so far from Day One of Alamo City Comic Con. From panels to cosplay, we chat about it all.

Alamo City Comic Con Gallery: Day 1

I can’t believe that i’ts already been a year since the first Alamo City Comic Con. So far we’ve barely had time to see anything on the floor due to how incredibly large this con has gotten, but here’s a look at Day One of Alamo City Comic Con. Please click the link below to head over and check out photos of cosplayers, the Nightmare on Elm Street 30th Reunion and the Now Hiring panel.

Click Me for pictures of day 1!