Houston's annual celebration of all things geek, Comicpalooza returns this weekend, June 17-19, at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
If you follow any of the geek press, I'm sure you heard about the fiasco that was Space City Con last month in H-Town. Bounced checks resulted in the advertised Sons of Anarchy
panels and photo ops being cancelled.
Well, in an effort to make it up to his fans, Charlie Hunnam is returning to Houston this weekend at Comicpalooza to make good.
"We know that Charlie’s recent trip to Texas to meet with fans did not go as either he or his fans had hoped,” said John Simons, founder of Comicpalooza, “but it’s simply amazing that he would come right back to create a memorable experience for his fans almost immediately. He is very dedicated to his fans, and we are honored to have him at Comicpalooza."
Hunnam is best known as Jax Teller, but his career began in his native England, after which he moved to Los Angeles and landed a part in the short-lived Judd Apatow comedy series, Undeclared
, before transitioning to films such as Cold Mountain, Children of Men
and the massive sci-fi hit Pacific Rim
. Hunnam will be starring in the upcoming action-adventure movie, The Lost City of Z
Hunnam is scheduled to appear on both Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19 at the event. Hunnam is honoring the Sons of Anarchy VIP ticket holders from Space City Comic Con offering them free autographs, Wolf Studios will honor unredeemed VIP photo op vouchers from Space City Comic Con. In addition, Comicpalooza will issue one free adult 3-day pass to each of those SoA VIP ticket holders. Space City Comic Con and Comicpalooza are separate entities and are not connected to each other in any way.
The Comicpalooza 2016 guest lineup also features the 30th anniversary Aliens
cast reunion of Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Paul Reiser, Carrie Henn, Michael Biehn, Jenette Goldstein, William Hope, Ricco Ross, Mark Rolston, Daniel Kash, and Cynthia Scott. Comicpalooza will host other stellar talent, including Underworld
star Kate Beckinsale, Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead, Boondock Saints
), Carl Weathers (Predator, Rocky
franchise), Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead
), world-renowned wrestler Ric Flair®, Lennie James (The Walking Dead
), Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk
), Eliza Dushku (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel
), Walter Koenig (Star Trek
), David Prowse (Darth Vader, Star Wars
), New York Times best-selling authors Mercedes Lackey, Leslie Klinger, and Sherrilyn Kenyon as well as comic book greats Adam Kubert, John Ostrander and Mike Zeck.
Attendees are encouraged to download the Comicpalooza mobile app for free from the App Store and Google Play. For the most up to date information on guests, admission prices and schedules, visit www.comicpalooza.com.