Space City Con returns to Houston for its second year and MechCorps will be on hand for your giant robot needs.

Post date: Oct 15, 2009 6:11:22 AM

Space City Con will be returning August 2-4, 2013, for its second year to the Houston Marriott Westchase and Hilton Houston Westchase, aiming to be even bigger and better than before and MechCorps will be prepared to welcome attendees with its Battletech cockpit simulator pods.

Billed as Houston's geek festival for all ages, of comics, sci-fi, fantasy, gaming, literature, and art, with an emphasis on Texas talent, Space City Con will be featuring guests from all over science fiction fandom including the 7th incarnation of Doctor Who, Sylvester McCoy, Jewel Staite, of Firefly fame, as well as a whole cadre of Starfleet officers, Jedi and Power Rangers just to name a few. Of course, when you are done meeting the stars of science fiction, MechCorps will be there to give your own science fiction adventure with their Tesla II Battletech cockpit simulator pods. Space City Con does not stop and neither does MechCorps, we will be available the entire convention weekend to provide visitors with the chance to become a Mechwarrior and rule the futuristic battlefields! Be sure to come by the MechCorps Pods at Space City Con at 9pm on Friday to see the Great Celebrity Showdown in the pods! Trey Stokes, Jim Butcher, Stephen Stanton, and many other celebrities will be participating head-to-head in the pods to benefit the con charity Kids Need to Read. Come support your favorite celebrity and benefit the kids! Battletech is a non-stop, adrenaline-fueled battle that places each competitor at the controls of their own 75-ton, walking tank. You will have your choice from a wide variety of battlemechs, ranging from the quick and precise to the locked and loaded. Take the fight to the battle arenas of Solaris 7 where the crowd will cheer your every victory. All it takes is a quick training video and then you are off to battle your opponents in the farthest reaches of space. Do you have what it takes to be the best pilot in Houston?

Get a head start via the Training Video and Manual on the MechCorps website:

MechCorps Entertainment, LLC is the largest independent operator of Virtual World Entertainment's Tesla II BattleTech: Firestorm Cockpit Simulator Pods with its main base of operation in Houston, Texas. MechCorps' Mobile Armor Division is the touring branch of MechCorps traveling to various conventions and other remote deployments across the United States. MechCorps Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company. Visit for more information.

Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Virtual World Entertainment is a leading supplier of high-end, centerpiece attractions to the location-based entertainment industry. Virtual World has produced and distributed cockpits since 1989. Virtual World Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company. Visit today at

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