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Geek’d Con coming this weekend

Celebrity guests scheduled to appear at Geek’d Con include: Chris Sarandon, the voice of Jack Skellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas, Prince Humperdinck from The Princess Bride, as well as starring roles in horror classics Fright Night and Child’s Play; Mick Foley, WWE Hall of Fame Member, former WWE Champion during the “attitude era”; Bam Margera, from MTV’s Jackass, Viva La Bam, and Bam’s Unholy Union; Helen Slater, the original screen version of Supergirl from the 1984 movie Supergirl; John Wesley Shipp, TV’s original Flash, as well as Jay Garrick in the current CW TV show The Flash; Matthew Wood, actor known for Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith; Daniel Logan, Boba Fett from Star Wars Episode II and Star Wars Clone Wars; Erik Estrada from the TV Classic CHiPS; Mike Grell, legendary comic book artist known for his work on characters like Green Lantern, Batman, Superman, The Flash, Green Arrow, and more; Shreveport’s own Tim J. Smith, who appeared earlier this year in Marvel’s box office smash Black Panther; John Lucas, artist known for Deadpool; and many more.

In addition to celebrity guests, Geek’d Con will include vendors of all shapes and sizes selling collectible items including comic books, clothing, video games, original works of art, handmade items and more. The event will also welcome a variety of professional cosplay groups and will include a full-scale cosplay competition.

Geek’d Con hours of operation will be: 6-9 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17; 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 19. The Shreveport Convention Center is located at 400 Caddo Street in downtown Shreveport, Louisiana and free parking will be available all weekend long. For more information on Geek’d Con, visit www.GeekdCon.com.

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Joel Rodgers

Joel Rodgers joined RSHV News 1 in January 2018 as a reporter/journalist. Prior to joining our team, Joel spent the previous 5 years as a morning show reporter, entertainment reporter, and sports reporter for a local television station. At 6’5”, he's the tallest reporter in the history of Shreveport, but it’s more than just his height that makes this Shreveport native stand out. His editing skills combined with his love for storytelling makes for a creative and talented addition to the RSHV News 1 team. After attending and graduating from Evangel Christian Academy, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern State University. Joel is very active in the Shreveport community having won several competitions in recent years. In 2017, he danced his way to victory in the annual Susan G. Komen event, “Dancing for the Cure." He’s also won the “Mudbug Madness” Crawfish eating contest in back-to-back years and was named the top celebrity chef at the “Louisiana Food Prize” cooking competition. If you have a story idea, news tip, or just want to say "hey" - you can do so by emailing Joel Rodgers at jrodgers@realshreveport.com

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