Geek'd Con is Shreveport's biggest comic and pop culture event, and it will return this August for the show's 5th anniversary. The event will once again be at the Shreveport Convention Center in Downtown Shreveport. This year's show will be on August 16th-18th.

The 5th Anniversary of Shreveport's comic con is here. This week thousands of geeks will descend upon Downtown Shreveport for a weekend full of celebrities, panels, pictures, and geek shopping.

Now if you want to learn more about Geek'd Con, you can find details about tickets and the celebrity guest lineup at GeekdCon.com, but we've got some info about the show that you might not have heard yet. Check these out:

Military Discount - $5 Off Tickets At The Box Office

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This year's Geek'd Con will have a different Military Discount than the event has had in the past. Usually Geek'd Con has a Free Military Friday Night, but after hearing from military members taking advantage of the offer, there's going to be a change. Now the Military Discount will work all weekend, because you can get $5 off ANY Geek'd Con ticket, at the Box Office, with your VALID ACTIVE DUTY OR VETERAN ID. That means Saturday Passes, Friday Passes, or full Weekend Passes are eligible for the discount. But you have to buy at the Box Office so we can validate the IDs.

Entrance Through The Rotunda

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This one will be BRAND NEW for Geek'd Con. Because of the dangerous heat expected next week, the Shreveport Convention Center will be using a different entrance for the early hours of Geek'd Con on Saturday and Sunday. For the hours before Geek'd Con starts on August 17th and 18th, the main entrance point for ticket holders will be the Rotunda (pictured above) where lines will be allowed to form inside, out of the elements. There is still limited space inside the Convention Center lobby, so there is the potential that the lines could reach these doors. PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THE WEATHER. After the line sizes reduce, the regular Geek'd Con entrance will be used.

Free Parking In The Convention Center Parking Garage

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Thanks to Pop-A-Lock, parking in the Convention Center parking garage will be FREE for the whole weekend.

This Year's Geek'd Con Has A Pre-Party

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There's usually a post-party for Geek'd Con, which is true for this year too, but this year will have a first...a pre-party. The Shreveport Aquarium will be hosting a Wizard's Ball to celebrate all kinds of Wizards and magic. From boy-wizards to Magic the Gathering...whatever kind of magic you're into, this 21+ party is for you. Live music from AJ Haynes of the Seratones, free adult beverage with your ticket, trivia, and more!