Once again for the second year in a row your boys Critical Thinking Podcast were in attendance at Comicpalooza, my sixth year in a row as press. We had so much fun interacting with our fans, making new fans, chatting it up with local celebrities, Hollywood actors, comic book writers, and other local vendors. We talk with everyone because that’s who we are and we are very approachable.
We handed out flyers in regards to our podcast giveaway and details about our sponsors. On that flyer we had a section set up so people could sign up for our contest giveaway. We were having daily drawings for the people too, where they could win either a CD from Mikalyn Hay, Wildfire Singers, Servants of Science, free passes to Tank’s Paintball, $50 gift card to Uncanny Comics, plus shirts from Monk Vision Entertainment, food snacks from Tokyo Munchies, and posters too. It was a great success for all of us especially for Uncanny as he literally sold out of a lot of his stuff.
We are members of the Podcast Partnership with Comicpalooza. We were schedule to do a show live from the con floor at noon on Friday. We were the first podcast up and believe me, I was determined to make it a super success. It was based on the interaction we had with the fans and stuff. One fan asked us why we didn’t get the room upstairs since we have a loyal and crazed fan base with tons of downloads per episodes. We said, three podcasts were given a room for a live show upstairs and Critical Thinking was not of them but we were okay with it. We were happy and proud to be amongst the people of the con.
It’s because of this easy access that guests were able to make to our pod. We had a Jessica Rabbit cosplayer who spoke to us about how she loves to cosplay. One gentleman stopped to talk with us and he was dressed up as the kingpin. A couple of NASA scientists joined us for a good amount of time to talk about space and what wonderful things NASA is working on at this time. It was very informative and educational. It wasn’t too long after that Houston based photographer Ish from BarriMedia joined us for the remaining moments of the show to talk about the avengers and Deadpool 2 movies.
That was just the start of the con for us. Our sponsors Uncanny Comics and Tank’s Paintball has gotten a booth and we were a part of it too. We would go and continue to chat with people from that area and assist Jospeh of Uncanny with his sales. Uncanny Comics has a great con as he sold out of tons of stuff. He had the best and cheapest prices at Comicpalooza hands down.
We got to hang with Coco the clown from Creepy Hollow, and mystery monsters from Midnight Lair Show from the booth down form us. Quite Contrary was across from us ran by my buddies. The official cosplayer of Critical Thinking Podcast Mrs Christina M showed up and took pics, spoke with us and picked on me. The best was yet to come.
We had the pleasure of meeting one of Houston’s local celebs Brandi Smith from KHOU11. She was actually looking for us thanks to a mutual friend. We interviewed her and learned a great deal about how she became a reporter and the amazing heroics she did during Hurricane Harvey. Brandi would return to see us again on Sunday and she brought along another Houston celeb Justin Stapleton KPRC2 meteorologist. You all know that Justin has a mad sock game. He was wearing some cool ones that day.
It wasn’t far from over yet as our sponsor Tank’s number 2 guy Rudy showed up to chat with us and we introduced him to Brandi and Justin and I mentioned Tanks should do a paintball challenge between Channels 11 & 2 personnel. Rudy was like we can do that for sure. It wasn’t until a second later Rudy would point out to us that freakin Theresa from 94.5 The Buzz was next us.
Well you guys know me, I said hi and the rest is history. We all started talking and laughing. These three Houston celebs deserve all the recognition they get because they are truly wonderful people. Guess what, Theresa, Brandi and Justin will Podcast with us sometime this year. Yay! You never know who you will meet at Comicpalooza.
Well we also got to meet one of my favorite actors Michael Chiklis. I got an autograph photo and finally got to have a great convo with him. I can’t tell you how nice and respectful he is in real life. Great guy. My son and I got lucky and spent about 30 minutes talking football with Jimmie Walker, yes JJ from Good Times. Another great person who is not rude to his fans and every day normal people. The man is smart and has some wonderful tales. I was glad to have met him and my son was like he is cool.
Oh yeah can’t forget my son’s traditional visit and hang out with the amazing Ming Chen. Ming plans on podcasting with us too in the near future. Ming is one our favorite people in the world too along with Michael Zapcic. Hey Comicpalooza get #mikeback2019
Comicpalooza has gotten some great stars to come out and I only heard amazing things about Tom Holland. My guys and I excited to be a part of comicpalooza. Look for our sponsors and us to take it to a whole new level next year. You think we went big this time, you haven’t seen nothing yet.
So from all of us at Critical Thinking Podcast, Uncanny Comics, Tank’s Paintball, Tokyo Munchies have a good one Houston Comicpalooza and we will see you next year!