The George R. Brown Convention Center, opened on September 26, 1987, is located on the east side ofDowntown Houston, Texas, United States. The center was named for the prominent Houstonian George R. Brown, an entrepreneur, civic leader, and philanthropist.
With the new improvements, the George R. Brown Convention Center is one of the 10 largest in the nation.After Hurricane Katrina, approximately 7,000 people went to the convention center, due to the Astrodome being at its full capacity. In 2009, a televised audition of the show America’s Got Talent was filmed at the convention center.Many graduations from local high schools and colleges are held at the convention. Houston’s largest pop-culture event Comicpalooza draws a massive crowd every year and continues to increase as the convention becomes more popular.