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Fan Expo Dallas 2015: Gallery

Industry “Experts” say we are at the peak of Comic Cons. They say the bubble will soon pop – yet Texas proudly calls BS on those claims as convention goers have never had it better here in the Lone Star State. Fan Expo Dallas expanded its showroom floor by 150,000sq feet, and expected a growth of 25,000 fans this year. With guests like Carrie Fisher, Stan Lee, and Robin L Taylor, there was no chance of falling short of that goal. We will have to wait a few days to get the final numbers, but it looks promising.

We loved our time at the convention and one of the best things we got to experience was the cosplay – Fans dressing as their favorite characters from their favorite franchises. There is something intimate about it. When someone puts in so much work, so much blood, sweat, and tears into an outfit that would normally take a team in Hollywood to pull off, it’s breathtaking. It’s always an honor to be able shoot some photos of everyone. With that we bring you this year’s gallery. We couldn’t make it the whole weekend, but I hope you enjoy what we have to offer.

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Comicpalooza 2015: Sunday Gallery

Today has been a wet one here in Houston. That didn’t stop anyone from coming to Comicpalooza though. We saw some amazing cosplay today, attended a few panels, and ventured to some rooms off the beaten path, including one that involves a wrestling ring and roller skates. Check out today’s amazing gallery below.

Click me for Sunday Gallery of Comicpalooza

You can also check out our other content from this weekend as well!

Day 1 Gallery 

Day 1 Podcast wrap-up 

Comicpalooza 2015: Saturday Gallery

 

This year at Comicpalooza has been upgraded and retooled to provide its con goers a great experience for 2015. Today’s gallery is just a small sample of how good this show is. Be sure to check us out all week for many photos from the convention. And make sure to hunt us down and say ‘hi’ this weekend!

Click me for Saturday Gallery of Comicpalooza

Comicpalooza To Invade Houston in May

Last year, near the end of May, Doug and I happened to hear about a convention down in Houston. We, for some reason, didn’t hear about Comicpalooza until almost 3 days before the show. We reached out to the press rep and, surprisingly, they said “Yes, please come down!”

You see, press normally needs to submit a detailed application months in advanced. Conventions get hundreds of applications with the rise of the blog/podcast era, so we were impressed with the invite. We drove down for a one day visit. Thankfully we made that day a Saturday. We had no clue what to expect, we didn’t do our normal homework, we just packed up and left.

As we walked through the front doors we realized one thing – Comicpalooza isn’t messing around. It had so much space to work with as well as house the 32,000 attendees last year. The Con was on a different level; The panels, the artists, the celebrity guests, and even the cosplay, were top notch. We tried to cover the event the best we could, but we felt we didn’t do it justice. We didn’t have many written posts, no podcast wrap up shows, or anything other than a single day photo gallery. This year we are doing things differently. As we prep for the convention, you can expect to hear about it all month on the podcast as well as on our social media. During the convention we will have our daily wrap-up shows as well as photo galleries.

The fine people at Comicpalooza are also asking for help. They need some volunteers! You only have a couple more days to sign up – May 1st is the deadline. You can go to www.comicpalooza.com for details.

You can also attend the Cosplay Kick-Off Party on May 21st! Here are the details if you are interested.

Cosplay Kick-off Party and Contest sponsored by Meteor Lounge
Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Meteor Lounge, 2306 Genesee St, Houston, TX 77006
Doors open at 7:00pm, Contest starts at 10pm, 18+ welcome
Entry: $0, IDs checked at the door. There will be a sign-in table to register competitors, (individual and group competition)

We hope to see everyone in Houston. If you see us walking around, please stop and say hi! We always enjoy meeting our fans.

Star Wars Celebration Day 3 Gallery!

Due to a rental car fiasco involving a flat tire, terrible roadside assistance service, and lots of yelling and cursing, our Day 3 gallery is a bit slimmer than our previous days. We didn’t make it to the con until nearly 3 in the afternoon, and only managed to walk around for a few hours before we were too exhausted to continue. Dealing with insurance and rental companies can really take it out of you.

 

Click here to check out our Star Wars Celebration Day 3 Gallery

Click here for our Day 2 Gallery

Click here for our Day 1 Gallery

Our Day 2 Gallery for Star Wars Celebration is Here!

We had a blast at Day 2 of Star Wars Celebration! Check out our pictures from the show room floor! We saw tons of great cosplay, some amazing merchandise and art, and even got pictures from the Force Awakens Exhibit! You have got to check those pictures out!

 

Click here for the Star Wars Celebration Day 2 Gallery

Click here to see the Gallery from Day 1

All-Con 2015 Recap and Gallery!

All-Con. The local convention that happens every year in Addison, Texas, (that’s North Dallas for those of you outside of the area). The convention that heralds that it is for everyone from every fandom, and boy was that the truth. Founded in 2005, All-Con strives to bring the best content to their attendees – providing over 300 panels and events, including game shows, burlesque shows, film screenings and more.

This was our first year attending this particular convention, we tend to stick to the “big name” cons like Dallas Comic Con, New York Comic Con, Alamo City, ect… We literally had no idea to what to expect when we headed that way early Saturday morning. Located at the Crowne Plaza of Addison, we grabbed our gear and headed inside. Our first impression was that Steampunk had made a sudden and incredible comeback. There were tons of women in Victorian costume, with their hats anointed with goggles and gears. There were numerous tables and booths with various Steampunk weaponry and attire. Now, it’s not unusual to come across these booths at other conventions, you will surely find them spread about in the vendors room, but at All-Con, there were times it felt that the vendor room was only their booths. That being said, we did see the 501st there, and a Stargate setup for photos. There were cosplayers from various animes, movies, comics, and TV shows. We saw Walter Whites hanging out with the 10th and 11th Doctor. We saw Jack and Sally talking with some Stormtroopers, and we saw Baymax and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man pose for pictures with one another. Nearly every genre, and every fandom was represented somehow this weekend.

Along the back wall we found our friends from Now Hiring, an independent action romance movie shot in San Antonio, Texas. We sat down and talked with director Mark Cantu, and will have the audio from that here soon on our show. We also caught up with actor Camden Toy, who we also interviewed back at Alamo City Comic Con, and talked with him a bit about some upcoming projects he’s been working on. We walked the floor few hours, talked with some people, saw some people get glitter bombed, saw an incredible fully-functional 3D printed BMO, and most importantly – took some photos. Below is the link to our All-Con 2015: Saturday Gallery. Make sure to check it out

Click Here for Our All-Con 2015: Saturday Gallery!

Dallas Comic Con Fan Days 2015 Gallery

This past weekend we had the pleasure of attending Dallas Comic Con’s Fan Days! As usual, we snapped a lot of pictures to share with you all! Click the link below to view this years gallery!

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE GALLERY!

 

We also recorded a recap of the convention, you can click here to listen!