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Scenes from Inaugural Gator-Con

The University of Houston-Downtown's (UHD) first Gator-Con was well-attended by students, faculty and staff on Thursday, Oct. 25.

The daylong event celebrated comics and related genres such as fantasy, science fiction and horror. Panels and discussions were led by faculty, staff and students—additional events included a video game tournament, cosplay contest and movie screenings. Participating faculty members included Dr. Krista Gehring, associate professor of criminal justice; Dr. Michael Dressman, professor of English, Dr. Mari Nicholson-Preuss, director of UHD's Honors Program; Dr. Heather Honore Goltz, associate professor of social work; and  Dr. Jerry Johnson, assistant vice president for Research & Sponsored Programs. Other presenters included student Brad Gilmore, announcer for Houston's Reality of Wrestling. Student organization Fandom UHD coordinated activies such as the video game and cosplay contests and created decorations for the event.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) – the second-largest university in Houston – has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 61,000 alumni and offers 45 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service; Sciences & Technology; and University College).

For the fourth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranks UHD among universities across the nation for Best Online Criminal Justice Programs (No. 27 and No. 15 for Veterans) and Best Online Bachelor’s Programs.

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. U.S. News ranked the University among Top Performers on Social Mobility and awarded UHD a No. 1 ranking as the most diverse institution of higher education in the southern region of the U.S. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.