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It's so exciting to have Shreveport's comic con, Geek'd Con, back on the schedule for 2021. We had to unfortunately miss the 2020 show due to the COVID pandemic restrictions around the state. But the show is back on for 2021, with a return set for August 13th-15th at the Shreveport Convention Center.

Before the pandemic, Geek'd Con had become one of the biggest pop culture events in the region. With guests like Michael Rooker, LeVar Burton, Elvira, Peter Mayhew, Chris Sarandon, and more.

LeVar Burton at Geek'd Con 2019 in Shreveport - TSM Live Events

But the return does bring challenges. Because so many early 2021 events pushed back to the late parts of the year, the amount of shows happening across the country has gone up...a lot. Which means vendor spots at shows are filling a little slower.

Geek'd Con gained approval from officials in regards to COVID regulations that will slightly change how the show goes in Shreveport. The show will continue to work with officials as we get closer to August to ensure all COVID policies that are in place at that time will be followed. As of right now, that means masks and social distancing are mandatory. Because of current COVID restrictions, the show announced a rebuild to the vendor layout, and changes to programming (based on restrictions, there are no plans for panels at this time).

When it comes to the layout, the biggest changes will involve vendors. Now vendor booths are going to be in "pod" formations in an effort to maximize social distancing. These "pods" will be built with four 10x10 (or 8x8 for Creator Booths) booths together, separated by 8-foot-tall pipe & drape on all inside dividers. This will also go along with expanded aisles, which will be expanded to a 12-15 foot space to allow maximum social distancing for guests while they shop.

The guest lineup is already coming together nicely as well. Including start from Star Wars' The Mandalorian, the Twilight film series, Impractical JokersHarry PotterAMC's Comic Book Men, and Jay from the "Jay and Silent Bob" movies, Jason Mewes.

Vendor booths for this year's event are currently on sale, and you can find more info at ShreveportGeeks.com.

You can stay up to date with everything Geek'd Con by downloading the Geek'd Con mobile app, which you can do here.

 

Geek'd Con Lineup 2021: August 13th-15th

After a year off, Geek'd Con is back and we have an amazing lineup! Here's who we've announced so far...and we have more guest announcements to make over the coming weeks!

 

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