It's a big weekend for comic & science fiction fans in the Crescent City, and thousands of them are at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center to see celebrities and memorabilia. It's the Wizard World New Orleans Comic Con, part of North America's largest pop-culture touring expo.
Fans will mingle with Doctor Who's Matt Smith and Walking Dead's Norman Reedus and Michael Rooker, among many other famous actors old and new that are posing for photos and signing autographs.
The fans are part of the fun too, as a host of costumed comic book, fantasy and sci-fi fans descend on the Convention Center to celebrate what organizers say is the best in pop culture: movies, comics, toys, video gaming, television, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more.
Organizers say there's everything from Ghostbuster Proton Pack demos to Mario Kart Tournaments on hand, with plenty of interactive booths and activies for fans of all ages.
PHOTO GALLERY: T-Bob Hebert mingles with Comic Con fans
Just a small sample of the artists and personalities coming to the convention:
Stan Lee, former President and Chairman of Marvel Comics
Robert Englund, the actor who played the original Freddy Kreuger
Steven Yeun, the actor who plays Glenn Rhee in "The Walking Dead"
Wil Wheaton, the actor who played Wesley Crusher on "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Linda Hamilton, the actress who played Sarah Conner in the first two "Terminator" films
Pam Grier, the actress made famous by 1970's blaxploitation films and Taratino's "Jackie Brown"
CLICK HERE for a full lineup of guests and attractions.
Show hours are Friday, Feb 10 from 3pm to 8pm, Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday, from 11 am to 5pm.