Comicpalooza in Houston. This event bills itself as "the best and biggest annual multi-format pop culture convention in the southwest region of the United States."
While it covers all sorts of geeky subjects--comics, movies, sci-fi and fantasy, horror, steampunk, and new media--it's the gaming offerings that interest me. Convention guests from the gaming industry include Steve Jackson and a couple of later-edition Dungeons & Dragons game designers, Chris Perkins and Chris Sims.
Most of the games are 4E D&D or Pathfinder, which aren't my thing, but I did notice a couple of miniatures events on the schedule: Undead States of America (a zombie game) and Universal Space Game System (spaceship combat), both by Ubergoober Games.
There's also a videogame setup that sounds really interesting: the Artemis Bridge Spaceship Simulator, created by Thom Robertson, which features several linked computers simulating the main screen and bridge stations of a starship. I'd love to give this one a try. Maybe someone can set this up at the next Millennium Con or Chimaera Con.
Is anyone planning on attending this convention? If so, I'd love to see some photos.