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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 starting on August 13. The 2021 episode of Geek’d Con features amazing guests! The guest list includes: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper, Chris Kattan (Saturday Night Live), Emily Swallow (The Armorer from the Mandalorian), Peter Facinelli (Carisle Cullen from Twilight), James “Murr” Murray (Impractical Jokers), Joey Fatone (Nsync), plus many more. See the full list here. Photo ops and autographs are available

Returning to Geek’d Con this year, Wizard’s Ball!  “Come regaled in your finest wizarding robes or dress up as your favorite magical character to gather, feast and mingle.” It will be at the Red River Brewpub on Thursday, August 12th and starts at 6:00 pm. Tickets to this separate event can be found here.

One of the highlights is always the cosplay contest. This year due to Covid-19, the contest is digital through their mobile app. 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. Also, 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.

Louisiana is currently in a mask mandate. You must have some sort of face covering on unless you have a medical condition, are actively eating or drinking or taking a quick photo.

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

Geeks aren’t the only thing roaming the Shreveport Convention Center watch out for Dinosaurs in September!