Comicpalooza Expands Offerings to Include Anime Fans

Houston, TX – Oct. 6, 2010– Comicpalooza, the fastest-growing comic & sci-fi convention in Texas, is expanding its guest list and programming to serve fans of anime. FUNimation has been added to Comicpalooza's eclectic list of sponsors for its 2011 convention, which will be held May 27-29. FUNimation will contribute licensed anime from its extensive list of popular anime titles for screenings at the convention.

Comicpalooza has also signed its first anime guest, Samantha Inoue-Harte, who is also known as the zombie queen of Austin, Texas. Samantha is a producer, animator, director, actress, and makeup FX artist who has worked in the film industry since 1997. She has worked on Sin City, Office Space, Planet Terror, Beatdown, Machete, Idiocracy, National Lampoon's the Stoned Age, Teeth, and several others. Her voice can be heard in over 40 different animated titles including: Samurai X, New Fist of the North Star, Trinity Blood, Negima, Final Fantasy: Unlimited as the Chocobo, Gatchaman, Sakura Wars, Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie, Getter Robo, MazinKaiser, Tekken: The Motion Picture, Nadia - Secret of Blue Water, and many more for FUNimation Entertainment, A.D. Vision Films, New Generation Pictures, and Sony. Her animation clients include SpikeTV, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, and Disney. But for fun the FX makeup master enjoys orchestrating zombie attacks on unsuspecting victims, once during American Idol auditions.

Comicpalooza is adding programming including multiple costume contests, 24-hour gaming, panel discussions, and film and anime industry workshops. One of those workshops will be a zombie makeup panel with Samantha Inoue-Harte. For Comicpalooza, 2011 is the Year of the Zombie!

Comicpalooza (Trademark pending) is an annual multi-genre convention held in Houston, Texas, and features comics, sci-fi, anime, horror, steampunk, New Media, film, and celebrities. The next Comicpalooza will be held March 26-28, 2010 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Sponsors for Comicpalooza include the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Houston Museum of Natural Science, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, FUNimation, and the Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP).

Startling Events, LLC is the organizing events company for Comicpalooza. Startling Events, LLC is incorporated in Katy, Texas, a suburb of Houston, Texas.

Comicpalooza Expanding Offering to Anime Fans
Event name: Comicpalooza
Event date: May 27-29, 2011

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