Friday, October 1, 2010

Comicpalooza Update

Have you heard about the latest guests added to Comicpalooza!  The convention will be held May 27, 28, and 29, 2011 at the George R Brown convention Center in Houston, Texas and the lineup continues to get better.  Here are the latest additions!  Don't forget you can also find the most up to date Comicpalooza guest lists at the official site!

Linnea Quigley

Linnea is best known for her role as “Trash” in the film The Return of the Living Dead. She has also starred in dozens of other horror films including Nightmare Sisters, Creepozoids, Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama, Night of the Demons (the 1988 original and the 2010 remake), and A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master. Quigley is the author of two books about her career as a B-movie actress, The Linnea Quigley Bio and Chainsaw Book and I’m Screaming as Fast as I Can, as well as the horror pictorial book Skin.

Joe Jusko

In the field of fantasy illustration, Joe Jusko is at the top of the heap. Over the years, he’s worked for most every leading comic book publisher, producing hundreds of comics and cover images, as well as art for trading cards, calendars, T-shirts, toy packaging, paperback book covers and posters. After apprenticing with the legendary Howard Chaykin, Jusko began creating cover art for the fantasy magazine Heavy Metal before beginning a long run at Marvel Comics. While he’s illustrated most major comics super heroes, he’s probably best known for producing what are considered definitive interpretations of the characters of author Edgar Rice Burroughs as well as his personal favorite, Vampirella.

Bruce Cordell

Bruce enjoyed six years of biotech research while pursuing his biology degree, and for three years after achieving it. But realms of the fantastic were never far from him. Bruce’s freelance game design for various online multiuser text games ultimately landed him a design position at TSR. However instead of coding online multiuser D&D games, he found himself designing traditional roleplaying adventures and supplements, which is work he’s enjoyed ever since.

Also just a reminder: Corresponding with Comicpalooza's 2011 theme, "Year of the Zombie" the convention has partnered with Zombie Walk Houston. This year's zombie walk will take place October 23, 2010, and will benefit Tilman Troops, a Houston based charity that provides support and assistance to our troops overseas.

The first annual Zombie Walk Houston in 2008 was attended by 100+zombies and 237 meals were created through non-perishable donations for the Houston Food Bank. In 2009, the event tripled in size, as 300 people showed up. Comicpalooza and Zombie Walk Houston look to make the 2010 event the most successful one yet.

For more information on Zombie Walk Houston, visit:

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