Space City, Houston, Texas
A few years ago I decided to go on a solo adventure to the Galleria in Houston, TX for a first year convention that featured such guests as Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek: TOS, Bonnie Piesse of the Star Wars prequels, and Joseph Gatt of Game of Thrones, Thor, Star Trek Into Darkness, and multiple other projects. When I got there, I was a bit lost. Not because the convention had poor directions, but because I didn’t know anybody at the convention. I was that one guy from Louisiana that crossed over the Sabine River into H-town and didn’t know anyone in the whole joint…..until I ran into an artist friend of mine named Vo Nguyen. We talked for a long time, but soon enough I had to leave his table so that other folks could find out how cool he was and how great his artwork was as well.
Despite only knowing Vo, my social anxiety didn’t prevent me from meeting new people. I talked to numerous folks in different fan groups, other artists, and a lot of vendors. I also managed to get autographs and photos from Ms. Piesse, Mr. Gatt, and Jason David Frank, the Green Power Ranger.
When I left the convention, I was happy to have attended it. It was fun, a tad chaotic, but all in all, a solid first year event. I looked forward to the next convention. In fact, Space City is the only convention that I have ever booked for the next year as soon as tickets were available and before any guests were announced. I had decided that I was going to make Space City Comic Con an annual event, even if there were no guests that I wanted to see in attendance.
Well, I needn’t worry about not having any excellent guests to see. Over the last few years Space City has welcomed personal favorites like Sylvester McCoy, the Seventh Doctor from Doctor Who, Adrienne Wilkinson from Xena and many other projects, and Michele Specht from Star Trek Continues. Other excellent guests that have attended include Richard Hatch, J. G. Hertzler, Denise Crosby, Vic Mignogna, Jason Momoa, Melissa Ponzio, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darville, and the Shat himself, William Shatner.
This year plans to be just as exciting as every other year. Sons of Anarchy fans might be interested to know that a cast reunion will happen at this year’s convention.
Along with the SOA cast members, there will be a TON of other guests. Just a few of the names that you might recognize are the returning Gigi Edgley, William Shatner, and Michele Specht, as well as newcomers like Drea De Matteo, Doug Jones, Billie Piper, Colin Baker, Alex Kingston, and many, many more. There are literally too many of them to list here, so I highly suggest that you check out Space City Comic Con’s website here! Below is just a taste of the wonderful lineup that Space City has in store!
If that’s not enough for ya, be sure to hang out with the many faces of Star Trek that will be on hand including Marina Sirtis, Chris Doohan, Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Rene Auberjonois, and the aforementioned Mr. Shatner and the lovely Michele Specht!
I plan on attending this excellent event. As of right now I have not secured my ticket, but I hope to acquire it very soon. If you plan on attending, let me know in the comments!
As always, thanks for reading. Here’s a little slideshow of a few of the faces I’ve met over the years at Space City Comic Con. I plan on making more memories this year!