Innovation Lab

Innovation Lab is a wonderland for creative and curious minds alike! Today’s innovators are creative beasts, working collaboratively in open work spaces, sharing ideas globally with other creators, thinkers, and inventors. Innovation Lab is the place to learn about the sciences and inspire the imagination. Our Exhibitors are committed to the advancement of STEM/STEAM education throughout the Greater Houston and surrounding areas.

Interact with cosplayers, artists, engineers, mathematicians and scientists, who are here to envision, create, and build using old and new cutting-edge technology. From small electrical parts, towering 3D printers and impressive Lego masterpieces, to virtual reality and high-tech gadgets, Innovation Lab is the perfect place to explore for the family as well as total tech gurus. It is also home to the Comicpalooza Official Cosplay Repair Station presented by DaVinci Maker Labs. Join us in unleashing your imagination!

2019 Innovators

DaVinci Maker Labs

DaVinci is the home of Comicpalooza’s Official Cosplay Repair Station which is free to all attendees. Whether you pop a button, rip a seam, or loose a clasp on your fancy storm trooper helmet, DaVinci Maker Labs has just the right tools for your cosplay repair needs. Like the name suggests, DaVinci Maker Labs is a blend of science, engineering, art and fabrication. With a broad audience appeal and a wide range of tools and technologies, virtually anyone can something of interest.

Stop by Creatorspace and stimulate your imagination with drones, 3D printing, hand forged iron work, raspberry pi and arduino projects, laser cut projects, jointly made art, molecular gastronomy, adult power wheels, and a bevy of other assorted projects. A place to explore the gadgets galore!


You’ve never experienced VR like this! ExitusVR is the only virtual reality escape room in Houston. And, the only one that allows up to 6 players to escape the COSMOS simultaneously, rescue a child in the game Mind Horror, defeat a crazy composer on Decompose, or escape your office from the deadly Belko Experiment before time runs out! Players will feel like they are flying in zero gravity, solve puzzles, shoot robots with lasers, and much more through single player or even multiplayer experiences!

Harris County Public Library
The Harris County Public Library will be hosting a variety of activities throughout the weekend ranging from 3D printing and laser cutting demos, to coding for kids and crafting.

Houston Brick Club
The Official Houston Brick Club is home to some of the most Elaborate LEGO Creations created. Speak with LEGO Master Builders and explore the expansive in-depth displays. We encourage you to unleash your creativity in the brick area play zones!

Houston Public Library
Visit the Houston Public Library to participate in STEM and craft-related activities, and explore a small mobile library that showcases some of the Houston Public Library special features.


Think you have what it takes to solve complex puzzles? Use that brain power as you take the difficult challenge at this hands-on, interactive booth with tons of puzzles that may perplex you!

Rare Item Studios

Comicpalooza 2019 was the first reveal of the upcoming Indie game, Dono's Tale, a charming 16 bit inspired run & gun platformer. They are back for the 2020 show with their newest updates. Learn about the development process of the game and find out where they are now. You may even be lucky enough to play a special demo build. Pick up some posters, pins, stickers and other fun goodies featuring the characters in the game you are sure to love!