10 Things You Don't Want to Miss at Comicpalooza 2014

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We scoped out Comicpalooza for you today and although there's a ton of things to see and do, we're pointing out a few things that we think are worth seeking out.

10. Basketball-Playing Robots

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If these were auctioned for college scholarships for these kids, you'd bid, wouldn't you?

High school robotics students were charged with the task of creating mechs that can catch a ball, toss it to their "teammates" and put it in a basket while keeping it away from their opponents. In other words, these robots are essentially playing basketball.

9. People Who Wear Their Nerd On Their Sleeve

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Keep on rockin', Darvos Girl!

Some of the best parts of a convention are the unexpected delights, like this lady who turned her wheelchair into Davros, creator of the Daleks. (That's a Doctor Who reference, by the way, just in case you're not into that, but maybe you should check it out? It's only been around 50 years...)

8. The Doubleclicks

In what will probably be their only Texas appearance this year, The Doubleclicks have journeyed to Comicpalooza and will be giving a concert on Saturday at 2:30 pm. Admission is free with your Comicpalooza ticket. Check out some of the songs from this geeky sister duo. http://www.youtube.com/user/thedoubleclicks

7. Four Doctors and a Captain

As reported earlier in Jef With One F's post, when it comes to Doctors, Comicpalooza has an embarrassment of riches. Specifically, Doctors Five (Peter Davison), Six (Colin Baker), Seven (Sylvester McCoy) and Eight (Paul McGann) are all here. As if that wasn't enough, John Barrowman (aka Captain Jack Harkness of Doctor Who and Torchwood fame) is here, too. Whovians in Houston had better not miss this. You'll be the envy of Doctor Who fans everywhere. While there are Who-themed panels all weekend, the grand finale is "Meet the Four Doctors" on Sunday at 3 pm in the General Assembly area.

6. Monday
Cons hardly ever run on a Monday, but thanks to Comicpalooza being over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, that typically blue day suddenly looks fun again.

5. Cosplayers

There are a small percentage of people who spend hours, weeks and months making wondrous costumes by hand and then they come show off their work at pop culture conventions. You never know what you might on the exhibit floor.

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George R. Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX

Category: General

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