May 24, 2013 – May 26, 2013
Lloyd hasn’t conquered much in his life, but he really needs to save his C average.
After a night of video games and procrastination, Lloyd and his best friends, Patrick and Oswald, have slacked their way into losing their student funding. The trio’s only hope lies with their arrogant and quite “dick-ish” Medieval Literature professor, Derek. To save their mediocre academic careers, the guys enter a dark pact with their teacher who needs fresh victims to claim another Grand Championship in the imaginary world of Demons & Dwarves.
Unbeknownst to them, this simple quest for a passing grade will take them into the hilarious and nerdy world of LARP’ing (Live Action Role Play). White wizards, bearded unicorns and coked-up centaurs are but a few of the colorful characters the boys will cross paths with on their way to battle Derek the Unholy.
Will Lloyd and his allies rally the forces of light against the Dark Horde? Will Lloyd win the girl of his dreams, a beautiful ex-cage fighting elf warrior? Will the guys oversleep and miss the whole tournament? It will be a battle of epic, epic-ness fought by Lloyd the Conqueror!
May 24, 2013 – May 26, 2013
Are you attending Comicpalooza? Do you like swag? Have you ever wanted to follow obscure clues for fun and profit? If so, then the d-Infinity/Skirmisher Publishing Scavenger Hunt is for you! All you have to do is experience Comicpalooza to the fullest and look for the items on our Scavenger Hunt Checklist while doing so. Once you’ve found as many items as you can, bring them to the Skirmisher booth and claim your prize(s). And feel free to take photos of less portable things as proof that you have found them. Creativity counts!
What’s In It for You:
• Find 10 things on the Scavenger Hunt checklist and get half off any one item at the Skirmisher Publishing/d-Infinity booth and a free PDF download of d-Infinity magazine.
• Find 15 things on the checklist and receive any one thing worth up to $10 from the prize box at the Skirmisher Publishing/d-Infinity booth.
• Find 20 things on the checklist and receive either two items worth up to $10 each from the prize box at the Skirmisher Publishing/d-Infinity booth or a single item worth up to $20.
• Find all 25 things on the checklist and receive any combination of items worth up to a total of $30 each from the prize box at the Skirmisher Publishing/d-Infinity booth.
And for every five things you find we will give you a clue that you can use to help find more items!
What are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the best convention in Texas.
May 24, 2013 – May 26, 2013
Take photos posed in the chairs of the legendary Enterprise Bridge from Star Trek: The Next Generation at Comicpalooza!
In 2012, Star Trek fan Huston Huddleston rescued the entire Paramount-built display set of the Enterprise Bridge from Star Trek: The Next Generation, a week before it was to be destroyed. With the help of Star Trek legends Herman Zimmerman, Michael Okuda, Ronald D. Moore, Andrew Probert, Rick Sternbach, Brent Spiner, John De Lancie and William Shatner, the bridge is being turned into the very first non-profit, interactive, educational Star Trek museum in the world! The first wedding on the bridge is booked for 2014 in Hollywood. To learn more about this groundbreaking project, visit NewStarship.com.
Greg Sommer is an enigma, wrapped inside a mystery, encased in a Jean-Jacket Vest. An enterprising man in his early 30s, Greg, and his alter-ego Skull Man, are at war: Box Wars that is.
Welcome to Greg’s world. A world of warriors, magic, and glory. A world of metal. Greg is building the Canadian-chapter of Box Wars, an international underground movement of Cardboard-based combat. Skull World follows two years in the life of Greg and sheds light on exactly what makes him, and his goals in life, so unique. A comedic and moving journey awaits; not for the faint of heart.
View the trailer on YouTube.
May 24, 2013 – May 25, 2013
Are you into nerdy hip hop? Want to give it a try? The Nerdcore Entertainment System is a high-energy, very interactive concert that features Scrub Club Records artists MadHatter, King Pheenix, Maros, Soup Or Villainz, StarF, DJ RoboRob and 2 Mello… and it ends with a dance party!
May 25, 2013
Full Metal Panic! – Come Make My Day is a short film based on the novel by Shoji Gatoh. Shannon Kummer stars as Teletha “Tessa” Testarossa, who finds herself in a hospital trying to convince a psychologist that her stories of commanding a submarine for a secretive mercenary organization aren’t crazy delusions. Screening is presented by the director and crew with an introduction to the FMP! series and a brand new, feature-length Full Metal Panic! project based on Continuing On My Own. Screening and panel followed by Q&A.
Comicpalooza is proud to announce the inclusion of Stephen King’s “Dollar Baby” Film Festival in the schedule of events for this year’s convention!
A “Dollar Baby” is a short, not-for-profit film that has been adapted from one of Stephen King’s short stories. A prime example of this genre, The Shawshank Redemption is a critically-acclaimed classic that began as a “Dollar Baby” adaptation of King’s “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” novella.
Improv comedians from ComedySportz will mix up the classic Star Wars: A New Hope using audience suggestions to reinvent the characters and situations, encouraging the audience to cheer, jeer, and participate throughout the show. What if C-3PO wasn’t a protocol droid? What if Luke uses bad poetry instead of The Force? It’s all up to the audience to decide in a hilariously raunchy, adults-only parody that will never be the same show twice.
As is tradition at conventions of all shape, size, and genre, Comicpalooza is proud to present their own annual costume contest!
CosplayMagic is the official sponsor of the contest and will offer several levels of prize support ($500 total value).
There is no pre-registration, but please fill-out our printable form ahead of time to make signing-up faster. Registration will take place at Comicpalooza on Friday and Saturday (before the contest). No late entries are allowed after sign-up closes on Saturday, so be sure to register early!
If we think you’re endangering yourself or others in any way, we reserve the right to pull the plug. And if you are unsure about something or have a question pertaining to cosplay you need to ask the cosplay director, Kimberly Balduf. No other staff decisions will be honored.
- You must have purchased a convention badge in order to participate. No borrowing or lending, badge information will be taken down.
- Do NOT cuss, written or spoken, in any language. This applies to pre-recorded audio. If we hear cursing we will stop your presentation.
- Costume(s) must be related to the themes/genres covered by the convention’s programming to be allowed on stage. No original characters.
- You must stay grounded to the stage, one foot must be touching it at all times. This means no acrobatics, jumping, running, etc.
- No nakedness! No stripping! No costume is no costume! There are children in the audience and we do not want adult innuendo.
- Everything you take on stage with you, must go off with you. We will allow you clean up time so you don’t have to rush and have an accident.
- Weapons must be inspected and approved by convention staff before they can be allowed on stage. This must be done before you sign up.
- Once you are on stage, you must stay on it. If you need to “exit” please fake it by going to the side, crouching, etc.
- The maximum amount of people allowed on the stage at one time will be handled on a case by case basis.
- A person can only be in one performance. They cannot participate in more than one stage appearance.
- No dangerous substances! These include, but are not limited to:
• Things that cause smoke.
• Chemicals or liquids of any kind.
• Objects of temperature: Fire, heat, cold, etc.
• Create messes: Confetti, foam, etc.
• Things that create distractions: Bright lights, strobe lights, flash powder/paper, etc.
Any and all LIVE weapons are NOT allowed — This includes individuals who possess a weapons permit (concealed or otherwise); Leave your pistols, knives, rocket launchers, etc. at home.
- All weapons, or anything remotely weapon-like, must be checked with Security when you enter the convention. Sharp or dull weapons will be peace bound and tied at the door as you enter for registration. We would like to note our convention prefers dull weapons.
- Any and all swords must be kept in their scabbard at all times after being peace bound by security.
- If Security decides that a weapon is too dangerous; you will be asked to return the item to your room/car. You must comply with security decisions.
- No swinging, play fighting (unarmed included) or throwing of weapons.
Before the Contest
- Please be sure to eat and drink before lining up for the show. Also use the restroom as you may be in line for a while.
- Make sure you leave all belongings with friends/family. Staff will not be responsible for any belongings.
- Do a final check to make sure you have everything you need with you, that your costume is intact, etc.
- Last minute rehearsal of your performance is encouraged. Last minute changes are not.
The second night in a nerdy concert series, Geek Music Showcase brings you some of the most exciting performances that you will ever relate to. Comics? Video games? Science Fiction? Fantasy? Come witness every genre in one large melting pot. Then watch Link break the pot and steal the rupees from inside.
Come see performances from ArcAttack, Descendents of Erdrick, Professor Elemental, and a Scrub Club Group Set.