May 25-27, 2018
Comicpalooza is the best multi-format pop culture con in the southwest. There is literally something for everyone – from the smallest niche to the broadest of fandoms. Your ticket entitles you to diverse programming, shopping, and gaming over 1.2 million square feet of space. Enjoy celebrity panels, watch films, meet artists, writers, and publishers. Enjoy great entertainment and participate in all things cosplay. There’s a lot to do and only three days to do it!
Celebrity guests from our favorite movies, television series, comics, and literature will answer questions, share their stories, engage audiences in Q&A sessions, sign autographs, and take photographs with fans. This year, we welcome a star-studded lineup including Tom Holland who plays Spider-man in the current Marvel Cinematic Universe, Charlie Cox who plays Daredevil and Krysten Ritter who plays Jessica Jones in the Netflix Series about the characters, alongside other notable guests including LeVar Burton, John Cusack, Michael Chiklis, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner, Edward James Olmos, Walton Goggins, Ray Park, and Ross Marquand! To see the complete listing of guests click here. Focused on children aged 3-12 years old, the Kid’s Room includes a blend of inspiration, learning, and fun, and includes read-alongs, drawing lessons, and a kid’s cosplay show! You may even get to see a superhero or two when you stop by.
NASA will also be in attendance with a panel that includes Astronaut Kjell Lindgren, a dedicated room with ongoing presentations, and a special exhibit on the show floor. Comicpalooza’s Maker’s Space is a wonderland for the creative and the curious, the inventive and the technical. Cosplayers, artists, engineers, mathematicians, and scientists of all ages are able to envision, create, and build using old and new technology, from small electrical parts to towering 3D printers. It even includes a Kid’s Zone play area! In addition, there are panels, workshops, and discussions covering popular trends and obscure topics; a film festival, gaming tournaments, cosplay contests, a live art auction, and live entertainment along with many other activities. The exhibit hall is filled with specialty retailers for comics, popular artists, and exciting games.