Geek'd Con is Shreveport's biggest comic and pop culture event, and it will return this August for the show's 5th anniversary. The event will once again be at the Shreveport Convention Center in Downtown Shreveport. This year's show will be on August 16th-18th.

This afternoon, Geek'd Con announced that the legendary LeVar Burton would be coming to Downtown Shreveport for this year's Geek'd Con.

LeVar has changed lives for decades with his long time show Reading Rainbow. Since 1983, LeVar has been helping countless children across the globe learn the magic of reading with Reading Rainbow. His work with Reading Rainbow has led to countless awards, including Emmy Awards, Image Awards, a Peabody Award, and more.

In addition to Reading Rainbow, LeVar is also recognized around the globe as Geordi LaForge from the Star Trek universe.

LeVar has played LaForge in hundreds of television episodes and multiple feature films in the Star Trek franchise.

On top of that, LeVar voiced characters in treasured cartoons. Like Kwame in Captain Planet, and appearances in Batman the Animated series, Gargoyles, Pinky and the Brain, Super Hero Squad, and Transformers Rescue Bots.

Early in his career, LeVar received an Emmy nomination for his role as Kunta Kinte in Roots.

Come meet LeVar at Geek'd Con!

Early Bird Tickets are on sale now:

Vendor Spaces and Sponsorships are available here: ShreveportGeeks.com