Mardi Gras season has arrived, and the krewes of Shreveport and Bossier City are gearing up for a big year. One of the the area's favorite parades comes from the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux, Shreveport's pet krewe. The krewe's calendar is traditionally highlighted by their pet parade and jazz brunch.

This year's theme for the Krewe of Barkus and Meoux celebrates one of Shreveport's premiere pop culture events, Geek'd Con. If you're not familiar with Geek'd Con, its Shreveport's comic con event. Geek'd Con is held every August at the Shreveport Convention Center, this year is year #8 and will be held August 18-20.

So this year, the Krewe of Barkus & Meoux will be going Geek'd, and embracing all things geeky. That means the pets in the parade (and their people) will be dressing in geeky costumes for their parade. Speaking of the parade, it will be Sunday, February 12th at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds. Here's a little bit of what to expect from the pet parade:

The other big event coming up with Barkus & Meoux is their Jazz Brunch. The date for the Jazz Brunch is Sunday, February 5th, and will also be at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds. You can get more info on the Jazz Brunch here.

Putting together two of the Shreveport area's favorite events is going to be fun for everyone involved. So grab your favorite pet, dress them up, and pull out your cosplay to enjoy this year's Krewe of Barkus & Meoux events!

History Of Geek'd Con Guests

Geek'd Con is Shreveport's biggest comic and pop culture event. Launching in 2015, the event quickly became one of the premiere comic con style events in the entire state of Louisiana.

A big part of that growth has been the celebrity guest lineups. Since the first show in 2015, the quality of guests attending Geek'd Con rivals any pop culture event of this size. From classic Star Wars stars to guests from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Geek'd Con has welcomed the biggest names from multiple generations. Here's a look at the history of guests at Geek'd Con.

Flashback Pics of Geek'd Con 2017

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