Big Easy Con Heads to New Orleans June 1-2

The first-ever Big Easy Con by Leftfield Media, will launch this summer, combining the excitement of the French Quarter with the passion and community of pop culture fandom. The two-day […]

The first-ever Big Easy Con by Leftfield Media, will launch this summer, combining the excitement of the French Quarter with the passion and community of pop culture fandom.

The two-day weekend event will celebrate the art of gaming, sci-fi, cosplay, fantasy, and everything in between at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. Fans will be able to explore hundreds of hours of programs including: celebrity and expert-driven panels discussions; exclusive reveals; cosplay fashion shows; gaming tournaments; iconic pop culture art exhibits; video game showdowns; and a diverse array of activities for fans of all ages.

Family-friendly pavilion Big Easy Con Jr.presented by the Toy Association brings new and beloved toy and pop culture brands together in one area for an interactive and fun-filled live event open to kids and parents alike. Attendees will have the opportunity to see esteemed comic publishers at the event, such as Dark Horse Comics and Oni Press, and Legendary. Exciting additions to Big Easy Con include Artist Alley, a curated section of the exhibit hall floor for Independent and mainstream comic creators, webcomic artists, professional writers/illustrators and 2D artists, and Makers Market, an exhibit showcasing artisans and crafters original hand making goods for guests to enjoy.

In its inaugural year, Big Easy Con is celebrating the one-of-a-kind culture and people that make New Orleans one of the best cities in the world. It promises to bring together fans of all ages across the Southeast for a convention unlike any other.

 WHENSaturday, June 1; exhibit hall hours 10am – 7pm, programming until 10pm           

Sunday, June 2; exhibit hall & programming hours 10am – 5pm

WHERE: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

900 Convention Center Blvd.

New Orleans, LA 70130

SPECIAL GUESTS:

Guests from all sides of fandom will gather in New Orleans to meet and take photos with fans, sign autographs and discuss their legendary careers and upcoming projects. Confirmed to date, Big Easy Con is proud to welcome:

Screen Stars:

Comic Guests:          

  • Adam Kubert (X-Men, Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Superman, Ghost Rider, Wolverine)
  • Charles Soule (Daredevil, She-Hulk, Death of Wolverine)
  • Chrissie Zullo (Vampirella, Josie and the Pussycats, Fables: The Wolf Among Us, Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love)
  • David Finch (Ultimate X-Men, The Death of Captain America, X-Men: Messiah CompleX, and X-Men: Second Coming)
  • Jeff Parker (Agents of Atlas, X-Men First Class, Hulk, Flash Gordon, Batman ’66, Aquaman, Future Quest, Thunderbolts, Justice League United)
  • Kyle Starks (Sexcastle, Rock Candy Mountain, Secret Wars, Too, Invader Zim, Rick and Morty)
  • Peter Tomasi (Batman and Robin, Robin Rises: Omega, Superman/Wonder Woman)

TICKETS: Single day and full weekend passes are available. Prices increase on April 28.

  • Saturday Admission: $40
  • Sunday Admission: $35
  • 2-Day Weekend Pass: $60
  • Premium Weekend Pass: $99
  • Kids Admission (ages 3-10): $10; valid for full weekend or any day individually
  • VIP passes & experiences range from Fast Pass ($149) to the limited quantity—Ron Perlman Premium Package ($299) and Robert Englund Premium package ($374). Autographs, photo ops, and Q&A session attendance are not exclusive to VIPs. A weekend or single day ticket gets you into 99% of everything at Big Easy Con.

WEBSITE: www.bigeasycon.com is updated regularly with new guests, exciting exhibitors, and special programming.

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About Big Easy Con

Big Easy Con is a two-day inclusive pop culture convention celebrating the one-of-a-kind culture and people that make New Orleans one of the best cities in the world. Combining the excitement of the French Quarter with the passion and community of fandom, Big Easy Con will feature stars from television and movies, the biggest names in the comic industry, cosplay superstars, unique exhibits and vendors, and family-friendly programming. Learn more at www.bigeasycon.com.

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