Diversity and representation of minority groups are on the rise in pop-culture, though not as fast as we’d like it to be. Despite successful films such as “Black Panther” and “Get Out,” the majority of film and television are filled with more white actors than actors of color. Even roles intended for actors of color are often portrayed by white actors, much to the disappointment of the film’s potential fanbase. In spite of such low representation, however, people of minority groups are finding ways to stand up to the white-washing of Hollywood and express the change they want to see in the world; people like cosplayers Sailor Uru and Sailor Adamantium of Wakanda Moon.
Wizard World New Orleans marks both the end and the beginning of the New Orleans Comic Con circuit. Usually taking place the first weekend of Jan., this year Jan. 3-5, 2020, Wizard World New Orleans is one of, if not the biggest, comic convention taking place in New Orleans. Every year it fills the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center with shop tables, board games, fandom panels, and, one of the biggest draws, celebrities.
What gets a group of geeks to hang out at a bar late on a school night? Wizardfest! Pop-Up Party Tours and Southport Hall in Jefferson hosted a “Harry Potter” themed “pop up wizarding experience” for fans of the popular book and movie series.