JANUARY 6 - 8, 2023

New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

FAN EXPO New Orleans

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MAIN EVENTS

THE FAN EXPO NEW ORLEANS COSPLAY CRAFTSMANSHIP CUP

Cosplayers, get ready to show off your craftsmanship skills and compete for cosplay glory in the 2022 FAN EXPO New Orleans Cosplay Craftsmanship Cup!

CELEBRITY PHOTO OPS

Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime to have your photo taken by a professional photographer with your favorite celebrity. This is the only way to get a beautiful 8x10 glossy photo of you with one of our Guests that will make every single one of your friends jealous.

AUTOGRAPH SESSIONS

A perfect opportunity to get that special something signed by your favorite celebrity.NOTE: Guests may charge additional fees for an Autograph.

THE ULTIMATE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Shop hundreds of retailers from all over to make your experience unforgettable. Whether it’s a rare comic book, original artwork, graphic novels, memorabilia, Blu-ray's, videos, games, toys or t-shirts – you'll find it all here.

MEET LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK CREATORS

Comic Legends, Pro Comic Book artists, and writers will be with us all weekend. Be sure to drop by the Comic Creator area next to Artist Alley to meet them and geek out over their amazing work.

FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!

Welcome to FAN EXPO New Orleans! Our event prides itself on having a lot of activities and attractions that are family oriented. So come on down with the whole family to meet your favorite Superheroes, Princesses, voice actors, or maybe even enter the costume contest as a family! Plus, there are coupons and Family Passes available!

MEET YOUR FAVOURITE VOICE ACTORS

The actors behind the voices of your favourite animated characters will be on hand to sign autographs, pose for photos, and meet with their fans. Super-friendly and enthusiastic for selfies, these incredible voice talents are excited to meet YOU and other fans all weekend.

ARTIST ALLEY

Indie meets pro in this special area where you will find all your favorite pencillers, inkers and writers. This is a “must experience area” for anyone interested in meeting the rising stars and the people who work the front lines of the industry. Here you’ll find it all – comics, graphic novels, limited edition prints and best of all, original art and sketches.

MEET LEGENDARY COMIC BOOK CREATORS

Comic Legends, Pro Comic Book artists, and writers will be with us all weekend. Be sure to drop by the Comic Creator area next to Artist Alley to meet them and geek out over their amazing work.

COSTUMES! COSTUMES! COSTUMES!

Fans dressing up in costumes, or cosplay as it called, is a huge part of the show! Literally thousands of amazing costumes are available for your viewing pleasure throughout the weekend. Don’t be shy, ask for a photo with your favorite characters or come dressed up yourself.

COMMUNITY

Whether you're a Whovian or Jedi, a cosplayer or crafter, you are welcome here! And you might just find that certain someone special who shares your passion for all things fandom!

A COMPLETE STAR WARS EXPERIENCE

Something for every level of interest, young or old, you will be sure to enjoy our multi-faceted Star Wars Experience! Hear from the celebrities, get an autograph, see and touch the many props and displays, shoot a Stormtrooper! Photo ops abound with Star Wars themed backdrops, Droids and literally thousands of retail items and rare collectables.

COSPLAY MEET UPS

Meet like-minded fans and get a picture to remember at a themed cosplay meet up. Watch for a schedule of specific fandom meet-ups closer to show time.

PANELS / Q&AS

Got a burning question about a show or character you've always wanted answered? The celebs are here to answer all your questions and to talk about their latest projects.

WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS

Take your craft to the next level at our amazing seminars and workshops held by the pros of the industry. With professionals leading the way, you’ll learn how to level up your skills in the real world.

GET YOUR COMIC BOOKS AUTOGRAPHED

Dig through your collection or visit some of the vendors for elusive back issues and graphic novels by our many creator guests.

Note: some guests may have autograph fees and/or signing limits. Please check with creators individually.

SKETCH DUELS AND MORE!

Check out your favorite comic artists as they go “pen to pen”, and be entered to win the original art they produce once they’re done! An amazing experience to witness, these friendly rival competitions show who has got the edge in comic book illustration!