Mandalorian, Cad Bane, and C-3PO Actors Coming To Shreveport
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.
This year, you can meet three Star Wars actors who have all played iconic characters on-screen in the franchise.
First, The Mandalorian...
Barry is best known as the body of Din Djarin in Star Wars' The Mandalorian. He has put on the Beskar in a dozen episodes of the show over two seasons, and is coming back to the show for season 3 (premiering March 1st). But Barry's Star Wars work doesn't end in The Mandalorian...he also appeared in The Book of Boba Fett as Garfalaquox.
The coolest thing for us, is that Barry is FROM LOUISIANA! He's from Lake Charles and is a graduate of LSU. While at LSU, Barry was a member of the Cheer team, and performed inside Tiger Stadium during football games.
After graduating LSU, he went on to travel the world with Cirque du Soleil, before heading to Los Angeles to break into the film industry. Which led to his role in The Mandalorian, and the Star Wars universe.
Then there's one of the most feared contemporary Star Wars villain, Cad Bane...
Dorian is best known in the Star Wars universe as Cad Bane in the Disney+ show The Book of Boba Fett. Cad Bane has become one of the biggest fan-favorite antagonists in the Star Wars universe during the most recent generation. Dorian is the first (and only) actor to physically play Cad Bane on screen.
In addition to his Star Wars work, Dorian has worked on Stranger Things as a Demogorgon, the Antlered Man in Antlers, and was even the motion capture for Venom in Tom Hardy's Venom movie.
Finally, the man of many droids, including everyone's favorite complainer...C-3PO
Chris has played (in the suit) C-3PO since 2006. He's been featured in commercials, Disney channel shows, Late Night with David Letterman, and the Disney+ show Obi-Wan Kenobi.
But Chris isn't limited to C-3PO in the Star Wars universe. In The Mandalorian, he played the Ferryman, Droid Bounty Hunter, and multiple other characters over 8 episodes. Then he went on to play more droids in 5 episodes of The Book of Boba Fett.
Beyond Star Wars, Chris appeared as Kaylon in The Orville.
You can catch all of these amazing guests at Geek'd Con 2023. Tickets are on sale now, and you can get yours here.