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It’s good to be a geek at Geek’d Con

From anime to vendors selling sci-fi merchandise, Geek'd Con is the place to be.

The Shreveport Convention Center will be filled with fans for the biggest comic-con in the Ark-La-Tex. Come out Friday, Saturday, & Sunday. The 2018 episode of Geek’d Con features amazing guests and something new that will make it good to be a geek! The guest list includes: WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, Chris Sarandon (the voice of Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas), Christopher Judge (Kratos in God of War & Teal’c from Stargate SG-1), Jonathan Lipnicki (Stuart Little), Helen Slate (the original Supergirl), Erik Estrada (Ponch fron CHiP’s), Shreveport’s own Tim J. Smith (Marvel’s Black Panther) plus many more. See the full list here. Popular comic book artists like Sam de la Rosa, Kelly Williams, John Lucas, and Mike Grell with be in attendance. Photo ops and autographs are available

Dozens of vendors will be on hand and when you’re tired of walking you can sit in on a panel. This year the panel room will feature 3 motion pictures brought to you by Landers. Friday night you can see “The Nightmare Before Christmas” at 7:00pm. Saturday’s movie at 5:00pm will be “Supergirl” with star Helen Slate having her panel right before the movie. Then watch “Stuart Little” Sunday at Noon right after Jonathan Lipnicki’s panel conversation. To see the whole panel list, click here.

One of the highlights is always the cosplay contest. The contest occurs on Sunday but everyone is welcome to wear a costume during the event. There are rules for cosplay. Find them all here. Remember this is a family event so keep it PG. Any weapon prop must be an obvious toy. Wear plenty of deodorant since it may get crowded. Hydration is key as well and eat once in a while. It’s also a good idea to have a sidekick to help navigate Geek’d Con and to help with picture takers.

If you don’t cosplay, there are some etiquette rules to follow. No harassment. Cosplay is not consent. Ask before taking pictures and touching someone in costume. Respect everyone’s personal space. Be mindful as well. Cosplayers have put in some long hours to create their wardrobe. It may not be perfect but it does mean a lot to them.

It’s good to be a geek! Follow Geek’d Con on their Facebook page or check out their website for more info.