Some decisions are too big to leave to chance, but what do you do when you are with your friends and you cannot come to an agreement? Easy. Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock! In years past, a simple round of Rock Paper Scissors would do. You are an evolved geek and that nerdery yearns to be recognized.
The method for the 21st century is Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock, invented by Sam Kass and Karen Bryla. The game was brought to the masses in 2008 in an episode of the Big Bang Theory, where Jim Parsons explains the rules.
- Excerpt from a recent Comicpalooza press release
You can watch Jim Parsons explain the game here:
Every game deserves a championship. This year, Comicpalooza is the place! During the annual comic and pop culture convention held in Houston, Texas, there will be a series of qualifying rounds on Friday and Saturday where you can try your hand at the ultimate tie-breaking game. Qualifiers will progress on to the championship round on Sunday.
Even if Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock isn’t your thing, Comicpalooza has a myriad of guests and activities to keep anyone happy and entertained. Some of the scheduled comic guests include Bob Layton (Iron Man), Fred Van Lente (Cowboys and Aliens), Phil Hester (Wonder Woman, Firebreather), Ben Templesmith (30 Days of Night, Fell) and Chris Roberson (Superman).
If scifi television and movies are more your speed, Comicpalooza has you covered with popular stars like Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Gallactica), Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Sam Trammell (True Blood), Sean Maher (Firefly, Serenity), Peter Mayhew (Star Wars) and Meaghan Rath (Being Human).
These guests are only a small sample of the great programming available to induldge comic and scifi fans. There will be gaming opportunities, costume contests, Steampunk, Nerdcore music, wrestling and more. Comicpalooza will be held May 27-29th, 2011 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.