Wizard World Comic Con Weekend

If you see scores of people downtown, decked out  in elaborate costumes, there’s a reason for it.

This weekend marks the fourth Comic Con being held in New Orleans.

WGNO News Reporter Darian Trotter gives us a look into the world or wizardry.

If pop culture, sci-fi, and comics are your thing you might want to get down to the Morial Convention Center this weekend for Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con.

“And it really doesn’t matter if you like comics or not because anyone can come and find something they’re interested in,” Rachel Geisc said.

And people here really get into it. It’s where you’ll see some pretty creative costumes.

The costumes and the people wearing them are sure to keep you amazed.

“I love the costumes every one puts in so much effort and it just takes a lot of love and a lot of dedication,” Sofia Gilmore said.

“It just let’s everyone show their creative side with their costumes, their outfits and whatever they create.” Geisc said.

In addition to scores of exhibits and special attractions, there are dozens of well-known comics, artists, and writers on hand to talk creativity.

Take this naughty harlequin donned in latex and an eye-catching headdress.

“I don’t want to look like every other harlequin, so I want to look a little more different like more dramatic,” Loretta Vampz said.

There’s a long list of television and movie celebrities scheduled for meet and greets.

Friday, we saw Robert Englund a.k.a Freddy Kruger from Nightmare on Elm Street.

Also, the tantalizing Cassandra Peterson was there. She’s best known as Elvira, “Mistress of the Dark.”

Both graciously signed autographs for long lines of fans.

Trotter asked, “What’s it like for you to receive this outpouring of support it’s fantastic, look at these people,” Peterson replied. “It’s so good. I’m always happy and pleased when people show up to see me, so.”

Because Comic Con is a family-fun event, there are attractions for all ages.

“Well the best part I like about this is when little kids look at you like you’re a superstar and you make their day I think that’s the coolest part of it, Vampz said. “I love that.”

Wizard World Comic Con continues Saturday from 10am to 7pm, and again Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

Tickets are available on site.