Dusk and After Dark Activities

The festivities don’t end after the sun sets. In fact, the party is just getting started! Learn more about our night activities taking place all weekend long.

Plan on staying late? Consider staying at one of our partner hotels and be steps away from all the activities. Check them out here.

Friday Night Bash

After its successful debut, Friday Night Bash presented by NÜTRL is back. One step through the grand entrance and you’ll be engulfed in a party that will have you dancing all night long!

Friday Night Wrestling

May 26, 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m., General Assembly

Let’s get ready to RUMBLEE! Cheer for your favorite wrestlers and be present to wrap the covered Dragon belt around Comicpalooza's inaugural champ.

Retro World Series

May 26-28, various times throughout the weekend. Check the schedule here.

Retro World Series is taking it back. Sit in on tournaments or partake in open play games. There will be plenty of titles to choose from including Halo: Combat, Mario Kart 64, Def Jam, and Super Smash Bros.

Ultimate Werewolf Houston

May 26-28, Times vary throughout the weekend. Check the schedule here.

All weekend long Ultimate Werewolf will host the their ever-popular social deduction game. Game-play happens over a series of rounds with each round consisting of a “day” phase and a “night” phase. The rounds continue until either the werewolf team has overtaken the village (wolves win) or, all wolves have been eliminated from the game (village wins). New and experienced players welcome. Multiple games start every hour so feel free to drop in!

Live Art Auction

May 27, 7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., 3rd Floor

Live Art Auction is an evening event where Comicpalooza artists donate time and creativity to produce unique pieces of art, not only for an evening of entertainment but to raise money for a local charity. The number of artists that participate in the Live Art Charity Auction varies from year to year as do the creative backgrounds and disciplines, including painting and drawing.

Cosplay Contest

May 27, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., General Assembly

Cheer on participating cosplayers during the annual Comicpalooza Cosplay Contest! Come see incredible costumes of characters you love and maybe some that are unexpected as well. Thinking of participating in the cosplay contest? Click here!

The Kendolls Burlesque Show

May 27, 10:00 p.m. - Midnight

The Ken Dolls innovative and dynamic burlesque show will leave fans in awe with their expertly-crafted performance that combines singing, martial arts, fire, pole, and aerial arts. Stick around for a Q & A with some of the cast and crew of The Ken Dolls Burlesque Troupe.

BNDT Dance Performance -Welcome to the Dark Circus

May 26, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

May 27, 6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

BNDT Competitive Dance team performs their previous World of Dance Dallas set "WELCOME TO THE DARK CIRCUS". Check out an interactive experience with all the thrills and chills to keep you vibin'.

Happy Hour at the Hilton Lobby Bar

You can get the party started at the Hilton Americas Houston Lobby Bar for happy hour on Friday and Saturday from 4:00 PM while supplies last. Enjoy Comicpalooza themed drinks based on our guest lineups! See the menu here.

Sassterpiece Theater Presents BATS (1999)

Where do you hide when the dark is alive?" Sassterpiece Theatre presents a feature length MST3K-like comedy riff of BATS (1999), starring Lou Diamond Phillips. Join us as "fear takes flight" during this LIVE performance over a subtitled screening of this cult classic!

Inked Magic

Determine for yourself if it's magic, superpowers, or something else entirely as the Inked Magician shares stories about his life as a magician while bending metal like Magneto, reading minds like Xavier, and much more. Audience members will also explore their own latent "superpowers" during the show.

Dee.svg Live Performance

Join Dee.svg, a new indie singer based out of San Antonio, TX, during a unique Comicpalooza performance. She makes music of all types and genres but especially loves J-POP. She'll be performing original songs in English and Japanese. The songs performed will be indie pop, acoustic, rock, and alternative.

Podcast: The Nightshades of Nevermore

May 26, 7:00 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.

Come hang out as local Houston podcasters get together for a D&D campaign based on the hit Netflix show Wednesday. Four years before the arrival of Wednesday Addams to the illustrious halls of Nevermore, the former Nightshades have to help Principal Weems solve a "hair raising" mystery. With a Full Moon around the corner, what will happen during the Harvest Festival?