For the next two weeks, most of our blogs will be about Wizard World New Orleans. The Convention is held at the Morial Convention Center on January 6,7, and 8th. This week we will be previewing the event, and next week reviewing the event.
Wizard World New Orleans will have plenty of activities for everyone. Shopping, celebrity autographs and photo-ops, panels are all there for the con-goer. Yet, they find a way to keep adding more entertainment.
The entertainment schedule features contortionists, ball walkers, hoopers, belly dancing, acrobatics, jugglers, and stilt walkers. the Masters of Illusion will perform, and the Perfect Angelz dance troupe will entertain the crowd. In other words, you really should never be bored!
An event that has gotten bigger over the years at cons is speed dating. There will be Sci-Fi Speed Dating in room 242 throughout the weekend.
Every con worth its salt has a cosplay contest, and the Wizard World contest never disappoints. Registration for this closes at 3pm Saturday. Trust me, you will marvel at the creativity put on display at 7pm at the Main Stage. This contest is geared at 13+ year olds. So what about the adorable kids who are dressed up? They have their own contest at 3:00 on the cosplay stage. This is a friendly competition that will sure to make the crowd go aaaawwwwweeee.
As a special event that requires it’s own ticket ($10), Wizard World New Orleans will screen the Rocky Horror Picture Show! And to sweeten the deal, Barry Bostwick will host. This will be a crowded event so buy your ticket ahead of time.
If you still have energy late Saturday, the Official Wizard World After Party will be held at the Republic. The event will be hosted by Kato Kaelin and will have performances by DJ Killrkat, Angela Marie, Purrfect Angelz Dance Trouple, and more. Show your Wizard World wristband for admission. Having been to quite a few shows, I can assure you that the Republic is a great venue with a fantastic staff. It can get hot at crowded shows, so make sure you stay hydrated (and tip your bartenders).
For an exact location of these events, makes sure you pick up a program guide when you check in.
For a full listing of the contests and entertainment at Wizard World New Orleans, click here.