Location: The Palmer Events Center, Austin, TX
This was the first year for Austin's Capital City Comic Con and there were plenty of guests to meet and greet. The Palmer Events Center was just the right size to house all the wonderful artists and vendors. Celebrity guests Manu Bennett, Steve Cardenas, Alison MacInnis, Alex Heartman, Steven Skyler and Francois Chau were there to take photos and give autographs. Cosplay guests included Krystle Starr, Mariedoll, Mika Nicole, Spencer Doe, AZ Powergirl, Lord Vishus, Lyndsey Elaine, Christina Faye and even the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with their turtle van!
On the downside with so much talent filling the center, there didn't seem to be many fans in attendance. There was also no separate room for panels, Q&A or contests. This was all handled on the main floor. Otherwise, the venue was beautiful and there was a park outside that made for great photography. The nearby hotels were convenient to travel back and forth easily and being near 6th street also made each night full of exciting entertainment. Overall it was a fun weekend and look forward to a bigger and better Capital City Comic Con next year!