Big Easy Con Unleashes Super Stars and Super Powers on the City.

08:00 October 21, 2019
By: Christian Willbern

Geek out at the Big Easy Con! The three-day event features the biggest names in the comic industry, TV and movie stars, cosplay icons, and activities for the whole family. From November 1st-3rd, celebrate all things pop culture in the Crescent City.

Big Easy Con was created by LeftField Media, an event company that is also behind Awesome Con, Anime NYC, and Play Fair.

Celebrity guests are coming from all over, including Superstar and New Orleans native Anthony Mackie! He is well known for his role as 'The Falcon' in the Marvel cinematic universe, as well as his roles in Oscar-winning films The Hurt Locker and Million Dollar Baby. Autograph Price tickets cost $80, and photo op ticket prices are $100.

The biggest names in the Comic industry are also coming to town, including Adam Kubert and Amy Chu. Kubert is best known for his work at Marvel. He has drawn the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Th Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, and Wolverine. Chu created and runs the comic book company, Alpha Girl Comics. She is best known for her six-issue DC miniseries, Poison Ivy: Cycle of Life and Death.

Big Easy Con features so many activities! Enjoy panel discussions from your favorite artists and stars, as well as screenings for upcoming movies/shows. You can also take a stroll down Artist Alley, a curated section of independent and mainstream comic creators, professional writers/illustrators, and much more.

For the little ones, head over to the Kid's Stage for Big Easy Con Jr! The stage features workshops like Ghostbuster training and making your own ectoplasm (slime)! Kids can also train to be Spidey! Join the Spidey-team for a crash course on what it means to be apart of the Spidey-verse.

Whether you're a cardboard-box knight or showcasing months of hard work in a princess gown, enter in the costume contest! The costume contest will take place on Saturday, November 2nd, on the mainstage. The competition is split into three categories: Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced. Contestants must be Eleven years-old or older, and you must sign up before October 15th. Exciting awards will be given out in each category, as well as a Best in Show award!

Want to stage a Stark Family Reunion? You can at Big Easy Con's Cosplay Photoshoots! Head to their website and fill out a form so they can put it in their program calendar for all cosplayers to attend!

Big Easy Con takes place in Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Three-day passes are $60 (advanced pricing), and single-day passes range from $30-$40. Kids Pass (advanced pricing) is $7.50. Autograph and Photo Op tickets range in price and can be found on their website. Ample parking is available in the Convention Center for a daily fee.

Get nerdy with your fellow Spocks and Supermans at Big Easy Con! Tickets are on sale now.

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