Disney’s Original Tinker Bell Is Coming To Shreveport This Year
Shreveport's comic con, Geek'd Con, is heading back to the Shreveport Convention Center. The dates this year are August 18th through 20th, 2023.
Since its start, Geek'd Con has been one of the premiere comic con style events in the state of Louisiana. The event has generated millions of dollars in economic impact to the Shreveport and Bossier City area. While also bringing in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame members, Star Wars icons, Pro Wrestling Hall of Fame members, and horror movie legends.
Tickets for this year are available here.
The 2023 Geek'd Con lineup features a ton of amazing talent. Including a Grammy Award winner, and Olympic Gold Medalist, an NFL Hall of Fame member, and multiple Disney icons. Not to mention guests from some of the biggest franchises in the world...like Scooby-Doo, Pokémon, and Harry Potter.
These celebrity guests come to Downtown Shreveport to meet fans, sign autographs, and take pictures.
The original "voice" of Tinker Bell from the 1953 Disney Classic Peter Pan, Margaret Kerry, will be coming to the event this year.
Now when you see "voice" and "Tinker Bell", you might wonder how someone voices a character without lines? Margaret Kerry provided the inspiration and motion capture for Tinker Bell for Disney animators.
For 6 months, Kerry performed pantomime and prop-performances on-stage for Disney animators. They copied her motions, and animated Tinker Bell in her exact image. They even constructed large scissors and a giant key-hole for Kerry to perform Tinker Bell's scenes in real life.
She also had a chance to provide her actual voice to the production as well, when she voiced the mermaid in the Neverland lagoon.
Kerry has been honored numerous times for her Disney work. Including the Ward Kimball Award from Walt Disney's Carolwood, The Disneyana Legends Award, as well as honors from the City of Los Angeles, and the First Lady of the United States.
Outside of Disney, Kerry was the lead in 137 episodes of the sitcom The Ruggles. She has also appeared in The Andy Griffith Show, The Lone Ranger (1950), Aladdin's Lantern, and The New 3 Stooges.
You can get your tickets to Geek'd Con right here. Check out the guest lineup for Geek'd Con 2023 right here: