Comicpalooza Demo 2024

The Barony of Stargate will be doing an SCA Recruitment Demo in Houston, TX at Comicpalooza!
This demo is happening May 24-26, 2024.

We are extremely excited to have secured a spot at Comicpalooza this year and our goal is to make an impact for all the groups in Southern Region and beyond!
Comicpalooza has a draw of thousands from the local area!
We will have daily fencing demos, multiple dancing demos, and many tables on which to display our art, tools, equipment, and projects.

Our goal is to have 10-12 people working the booth at all times – more hands make light work!

DateFriday 24th – Sunday 26th of May, 2024
LocationHouston, TX
Demo TimeSee Times Below
CoordinatorGilli Refsson (also available on Facebook)
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  • Friday (24 May 2024)
    • Booth is open from 2pm – 8pm
    • Fencing demo from 4pm – 5pm
  • Saturday (25 May 2024)
    • Booth is open from 10am – 7pm
    • Dancing Demo from 2pm – 3pm
    • Dancing Demo from 4:30pm – 5:30pm
    • Fencing Demo from 7:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Sunday (26 May 2024)
    • Booth is open from 10am – 530pm
    • Dancing Demo from 11am – 12pm
    • Fencing Demo from 12pm – 1pm
  • Make sure you have a pass to get into the event
    • Gilli has a small number of passes available for volunteers
    • Once those are given out, volunteers will need to purchase a pass for the event
  • Helping out with the demo
    • Wear garb
    • Please be willing to talk to people about SCA and what you like to do in SCA, entice patrons to come over to the booth
    • Share QR codes, cards, and contact info for Chatelaine
  • Participate in the rapier demos (authorized fighters only)
  • Participate in the dance demos
  • A&S bring your best to talk about and showcase to people walking by
    • Please consider bringing additional A&S projects that patrons will be able to try

Due to the nature of this event, there are very few passes that we were given for the demo volunteers. As of 8 May 2024, we have some passes for Friday and Sunday, and none for Saturday. If you are interested in helping with working the demo booth and any of the activities above, please let Gilli know so we can coordinate everything.

If you would like to come out Saturday, or if we do not have any more free passes left on the other days, you can purchase a ticket to the convention at

If you are unable to go, there are still ways that you can help. The staff at Comicpalooza have given us a 30×30 space to use to interact with the convention attendees. We are going to use this space to set up 15 tables full of the art, sciences, costuming, and gear that we all enjoy. If you have anything that you would be willing to load out that weekend for display, let us know so we can discuss what you would like to contribute. Feel free to message Gilli on Facebook (Gilli Refsson) or email him at the address above if you have questions.