What to Expect at Louisiana Comic Con in Bossier City
Lots of buzz lately about Louisiana Comic Con, coming to Bossier City Saturday, February 21, 2015.
The day-long event at the Bossier Civic Center will bring together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists and fan groups. And believe it or not, the cost is incredibly low: $10 a person, which you can get in advance now on the Louisiana Comic Con website. And kids 10 and under get in free! One of the most awesome things is, if you buy advance tickets, you get to skip ahead in the line.
I got the chance to talk with AVC Conventions owner Greg Hanks, who's bring the convention to town. He told me this will be a fun event for the entire family.
"We hope that we get a lot of families that come together," Hanks said. "Parents that might not understand what their kids are into, like Anime and 'I don't even know what cosplay is' and stuff like that, they can see it first-hand and go, 'Hey, that's pretty cool.'"
Celebrity guests confirmed so far are Theodus Crane from AMC's "The Walking Dead," Scott Schwartz from "A Christmas Story" and "The Toy," pro wrestling legend Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, and Anime star Trina Nishimura (Attack on Tital, Desert Punk).
Illustrators who will be there are Sam de la Rosa (Spider-Man, Iron Man, Captain America), Brian Steward (Fangoria), Kody Chamberlain (30 Days of Night, Punks: The Comic, Sweets), Rob Guillory (Image Comics' CHEW) and more.
Hanks said one of the biggest draws to the convention will be Bela, a screen-used 1967 Chevy Impala from the popular television series "Supernatural."
"We've gotten, I think, more response from the fact that it's gonna be there than anything," he said. "It's the only car in the United States that was on the show. The rest of them are in Canada."
Other guests will include well-known cosplay performers and costumed Star Wars fan groups. There's even a costume contest if you feel like dressing up. Hanks said the guest list is being updated all the time. You can get the most up-to-date info on Louisiana Comic Con's Facebook page. Hours for the convention are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.