Space City Comic Con: An Autopsy

I am a seasoned con veteran, the number I have attended is easily in triple digits. I have basked in the glory of the best, and I've sweated in crowded hallways at the worst. Space City Comic Con was a very troubled production this year, it is not going to be remembered as a good convention unfortunately. The convention had multiple issues, and despite the flurried actions of several convention staff trying to put out the fires, many left angry and demanding refunds. In the end the head of the convention had been removed by a no confidence vote, a large portion of the ticket holders were demanding refunds and guests had stormed off for lack of payment. MORE
Standing Room Only Productions will stage the Houston premiere of “SILENCE! The Musical” at Obsidian Theater in June
The award-winning SILENCE! The Musical is a hilarious ‘unauthorized’ parody of the 1991 Academy Award winning film, “The Silence of the Lamb”. Rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, in order to catch the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock , Lecter’s clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill.

Despite lack of electrical energy, Ferrell Phelps provides energy of his own for Freedmans Project
Last night Houston's own Ferrell Phelps launched his documentary “The Freedmans Town Project” chronicling the struggles Houston's blacks have had maintaining Freedmans Town, their first neighborhood after the Civil War. It was a black tie effect filled with local celebrities, numerous philanthropists and civil leaders, including Mayor Turner himself. Models stood in the wings dressed as residents of Freedman's Town throughout the years. MORE

As Dusk Falls, an experimental metalcore band, was founded in 2013 by frontman Jack Siren and friends in Diboll,TX. Just south of Lufkin. The band started out practicing in a friend’s brother’s room, traveling(and often sleeping) in a tiny Nissan truck to get around. Fast forward a few years, some we financial hurdles, and 13 lineup changes and you find the band now. Calling Nacogdoches home, the band now consists of Judah Juarez (bear), Stewart Haas(raven) and Chadd Gibbs (owl), Patrick Stewart (elk), and the only surviving original member Jack Siren(wolf) on vocals. Read the full article>>
Why You Need To Know
Victor Renovato, Fashion Designer

To make fashion joyful but also preferable is a challenging thing. That’s the genius of this 20-something Houstonian designer for Vicren Collections, whose art captures vibrant hues. His capsule collection entitled cheerleader dream, reflects his eclectic and effortless style, resulting in a line that it is as cheerful and radiant as it is respectful and timeless. Read the full article>>
Visionary Noise YOU MAY PARTY! Review
Multi-genre events are not easy to put together. Even the bartender of Dan's was inspired to take the mic toward the end of the night to shout about how he was so impressed with how smooth all 15 totally different bands moved through that place throughout the day. After 20 years going to shows in Houston, I have a renewed perspective of Dan Electro's. So that in itself speaks volumes. This was all produced of course by the Visionary Noise Record Label, and news is that there will also be a July party of the same fashion with all new acts and vendors at Dan's Electro's. MORE
Houston's Lost History: Downtown Flood of 1935
People tend to forget we live in a swamp. Houston wasn't considered very habitable until the invention of air conditioning. We used to lead the nation in cases of yellow fever and cholera, and we had frequent cases of malaria well into the 50's.
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Houston's Lost History: Camp Logan Race Riots
The early fall of 1917 was one of the darkest times in Houston's history. World War One was raging in Europe and the United States was beginning to ship thousands of soldiers overseas. Our governor, James “Pa” Ferguson had just been removed from office for embezzlement. Read the full article>>
Houston's Lost History: 1867 Yellow Fever Epidemic Houston's position on the Gulf of Mexico and it's location surrounded by bayous meant Houston was once home to many diseases that are unknown here today. In 1867 our susceptibility to tropical disease killed a tenth of the population.
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