Fan Expo New Orleans ended a magical weekend with the city readying itself for Mardi Gras. The former Wizard World convention (which was purchased by Fan Expo in 2022) stands as a testament to the thriving world of pop culture, uniting fans from various parts of the United States in a celebration of geek culture.
What sets Fan Expo New Orleans apart from other cons is its diverse array of offerings and unique Southern hospitality. The people were very polite and friendly. The local cuisine was outstanding. On some days of the convention, a jazz quartet entertained conventiongoers in front of the exhibit hall.
Like other major conventions, Fan Expo New Orleans 2024 offered fans the opportunity to meet and interact with celebrities from various realms of the pop culture entertainment field such as the Lord of the Rings stars Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Billy Boyd, and Dominic Monaghan, The Terminator franchise cast members Linda Hamilton, Michael Biehn, Lance Henriksen, Robert Patrick, and Edward Furlong, along with Daredevil series stars Charlie Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio and Jon Bernthal (also from The Punisher).
There were also many stars from anime, gaming, voice actors, and amazing comic creators who dazzled fans with their art and abilities.
However, the cosplayers were not to be outdone. They showcased their creativity and dedication to their favorite characters. The convention hosts a series of cosplay events culminating in the Fan Expo New Orleans Cosplay Craftsmanship Cup. The result is a colorful and vibrant atmosphere where attendees can immerse themselves in the world of their favorite franchises.
Fan Expo New Orleans also offered a range of interactive activities. Attendees engaged in tabletop gaming sessions and video game tournaments and explored virtual reality experiences. These hands-on activities enhanced the overall sense of immersion and created lasting memories for fans.