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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 16. The 2019 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 (& Tarzan from Magic Mike) Kevin Nash, Mark Ryan (the voice of Bumblebee from The Transformers), Oscar Nunez & Leslie Baker (Oscar & Stanley from The Office), Michael Rooker (Yondu in the Marvel Cinematic Universe & Jared Svenning from Mallrats), Levar Burton (Geordi from Star Trek), Richard Blake (The Night King from Game of Thrones), Lori Petty (Tank Girl) plus many more. See the full list here. Popular comic book artist Roland Paris (The Avengers, Captain Marvel, Spider-Man) will be in attendance. Photo ops and autographs are available

New to Geek’d Con this year, they teamed up with the Shreveport Aquarium to host a Wizard’s Ball where you can “Come regaled in your finest wizarding robes or dress up as your favorite magical character to gather, feast and mingle.” It is to be held at the Shreveport Aquarium on Thursday, August 15th and runs from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm. Tickets to this separate event can be found 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.