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Things to do in New Orleans: FAN EXPO 2023

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Calling all fans of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, comedy, anime, gaming, comics, and more – the ultimate annual fan con in New Orleans is here! Kick-off 2023 with an exciting journey to FAN EXPO New Orleans, where you can meet the stars of your favorite movies and television shows, get behind the scenes perspective on the best video games and comics, hunt for valuable collectibles and souvenirs, and more.

FAN EXPO New Orleans provides absolute immersion in the pop culture industry, from its biggest characters to its most talented creators. If you love pop culture and you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to visit New Orleans, you can’t miss this event. 

What is FAN EXPO New Orleans?

FAN EXPO New Orleans is the premier fan con for pop culture and entertainment lovers in the New Orleans area. This convention, which began in 2011 as Wizard World New Orleans, offers a variety of memorable experiences for fans to interact with their favorite creators and characters, including meet-and-greets, autograph and photo opportunities, Q & A’s, and more. You won’t encounter the thrilling level of access and community that FAN EXPO offers anywhere else in the region.

This unique event is presented by FAN EXPO HQ, which as the largest comic con producer in the world presents fan conventions all over the US and Canada. The New Orleans fan con will be taking place at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from January 6th-8th. Hours will be 3-8 PM on the 6th, 10 AM-7 PM on the 7th, and 10 AM-5 PM on the 8th. General admission for adults starts at $37 per day. Admission rates are lower for children (6-12 years old) and Youth (13-17 years old), while children under five years get in for free. Discounted group packages, 3-day passes, and Military discounts are also available. 

Celebrities Attending the 2023 FAN EXPO

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2023’s headlining celebrity guests include Sam Raimi (director of the Spider-Man and Evil Dead franchises), Sean Astin (Samwise Gamgee in The Lord of the Rings trilogy), Matthew Lewis (Neville Longbottom in the Harry Potter film series), and Trailer Park Boys stars Mike Smith, John Paul Tremblay, and Rob Wells.

These are only a few names from the complete celebrity lineup, which also includes actors and actresses from shows like Stranger Things, Star Trek, Happy Days, Breaking Bad, and Timeless. Also present will be an exciting variety of voice actors, comic creators, cosplayers, and even tattoo artists. So mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to meet your favorite celebrities! 

Become a NOLA Fan

When it comes to New Orleans, the city has its fair share of movies and shows that took place in many of its areas — and while guests from all over the country come to enjoy the FAN EXPO event, you might even become a fan of the Crescent City along the way.

Learn more about the incredible city that is hosting your 2023 fan con with a city bus tour. These amazing New Orleans city tours are an invaluable way to learn about the Big Easy’s dynamic history and culture, all from the comfort and convenience of an air-conditioned bus, led by a skilled professional driver. To make sure you return home with some extra background on the city you visited in addition to all of your favorite pop culture personalities, book your city bus tour today with Cajun Encounters! 

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