Photos by Jennifer Devereaux
New Orleans might have felt a little safer on the weekend of Jan 6th-8th as superheroes and television heroes alike converged on the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Cosplayers, gamers and fans of all things geek made their annual trek to the Wizard World Comic Con to meet their favorite TV and movie stars such as David Duchovny of the X-Files, Christopher Lloyd and Tom Wilson from the Back to the Future trilogy, and Michael Rooker, Michael Cudlitz, and Tom Payne from The Walking Dead just to name a few. A handful of these celebrities including Robert Englund (Freddy of the famed Nightmare on Elm Street saga), Jewel Staite (Kaylee Frye of Firefly) and James Marsters (Spike of Buffy the Vampire Slayer) participated in panel discussions that gave audience members a special insight into their favorite show or movie featuring the actor.
On a sadder note, the convention was without one of its more prestigious icons as the main headlining guest, Carrie Fisher, had passed away in late December. However, Star Wars enthusiasts are arguably one of the most dedicated and passionate fandoms so it was no surprise to witness the sizable memorial processional dedicated to the late Star Wars legend. “The Force” was definitely with us all that weekend.