My Top Five Events in Houston, TX
Houston, TX is a great place to live or visit. There’s so much to do within the City of Houston like Comi-Cons, Sporting Events, Parades, and other events to events outside the city like the Texas Renaissance Festival, and the events that happed down in Galveston, TX. In this Article I will be going over my top five things I’ve done in, and outside of Houston,TX
The number one thing I’ve done in Houston has to be working the Fandemic Comi-con for two consecutive years. It’s so much fun when you get to meet new people, and your favorite Celebrities that come to the show. I’ve had the pleasure of first of all working with all the people that run that Fandemic Comi-con. They are such wonderful people to work for. Next is the Celebrities I’ve met, and gotten great autographs from the likes of Jeffery Dean Morgan (which is still my all-time favorite autograph to this day) Michael Rosenbaum, Christopher Sabat, Jason David Frank, and many more. Also all the great Cosplays that you’ll see from Anime, Comics American Cartoons, and TV Shows. To anyone that has ever thought about working a comi-con but hasn’t pulled the trigger I highly recommend that you do it’ll be the greatest experience you’ll ever have.
The second event that is one of my favorite events I’ve attended has been Texas Showdown, and I even competed in one! Texas Showdown is the biggest fighting game tournament in Texas, and it’s right in Houston, TX. Competitors come from all over the city, state, the country, and the world! It’s always great when you get to be around some great friends! One of the really fun things I did was my first Texas Showdown hanging out with my friend Henry Martinez someone working the event had a table set up for gaming on the stage, and we played Jackie Chan’s Fist of Fire. Soon we gathered a crowd sitting behind us watching. Then some of those members of the crowd would come up on stage, and join us. This was so much fun! I competed in 2018 in the fighting game Dragonball Fighter Z, and finished in the top one hundred not bad for my first major video game tournament if I say so myself. Then the final night of the 2018 Texas Showdown it was the final set of the Street Fighter V tournament between Knuckledu, and MenaRD two of the biggest names in Street Fighter V. It was a back-and-forth match. Both players getting cheered on by the crowd hearing MenaRD! MenaRD! MenaRD! Then hearing Knuckledu! Knuckledu! Knuckledu! Each player gaining momentum during the whole match. It was an absolutely amazing match with MenaRD coming out on top, and him shushing the crowd after he won the Street Fighter V Tournament. As I said though the best part is being with the friends that you game with every day, and learn stuff from.
Pictures by Andres Alcoser
My third favorite thing to do is one of the biggest comic-cons here, and it happens right here in Houston every year. This year it takes place July 17th-18th 2021 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. If you are a comic book, movie, or TV nerd like I am! Then Comicpalooza is the invent for you. With all the great guests, vendors, and cosplayers walking around as either their favorite characters. It’s absolutely amazing experience. It’s fun going with family, friends, or significant other. I’ve met some great celebrities there like Chuck Huber the voice of Emperor Pilaf, Francois Chau Shredder from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: Secret of the Ooze, Rob Paulsen Voice of Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Grant Gustin from the Flash, and more. I always look forward to Comicpalooza especially this year. So many great guests, vendors, and cosplayers that I look forward to seeing this year.
My fourth favorite even I’ve done in Houston was the Houston Autorama if you love cars, trucks, and more this is definitely the event for you. There are so many different kinds of cars, trucks, and everything in between to demos, and vendor booths it’s tremendous fun. Seeing all the work that people have put into the vehicles that they bring it’s like walking through an art gallery. Every vehicle is beautiful in its own way. You’ll see everything from classic cars, to newer vehicles, and everything that is up and coming in the car world. They also have great guests that come to the show from the world of cars, wrestling, and more. Had the pleasure of meeting Aaron Kaufman the last time I was there, and he was such a genuine, and awesome guy to meet. Very down to earth, and talked with everyone that approached him. He even took part in one of the metal shop demos that they had going there.
My number five favorite thing to do in Houston isn’t an event but it’s a place to go. It’s owned, and ran by a few gentlemen that have been collect old arcade, and pinball machines for the over twenty years now. The place is called the Game Preserve, and they have location up off Sawmill Road near the Woodlands in Spring, Texas, and a second location just off forty-five south in Webster, TX. If you want that feeling of the arcades back this is the place to go. It costs fifteen bucks to get but all the games are free to play. They hold parties there, tournaments, themed nights and more. Been to the Spring Location four times, and the Webster one two times, and I really need to plan another trip to get my arcade fix in. There’s even a small comic book shop located inside the Spring, TX location. You can play all the games from your childhood Galaga, Q-Bert, Double Dragon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time, Street Fighter II, Mortal Kombat, and all kinds of pinball machines. This place it lots of fun, and a great place to hang out with great friends!