The event kicked off on Friday, November 30th with the man himself, Stan Lee, showing up and hosting a meet and greet with the fans. This paid event gave fans a once in a lifetime opportunity to come face to face with the legend himself, beg for an autograph and ask him the burning question you've always wanted to know about your favorite Marvel comics. Stan's credentials will never be matched again in the comic world after creating the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man, Iron Man and so many other great series, and his inspiration was obviously felt in the other main events of the day when artists took center stage to talk about their work in the comic and cosplaying fields. Fans were able to attain some really great tips from the pros and see some wonderful, original art on display at the same time.
Of course, there were so many great sites, sounds and other events at New Orleans Comic-Con making it impossible to name them all here. Other great celebrities such as Michael Madsen and Kevin Eastman were present at the convention, and other fans and concerned stars teamed up to raise money for charity. New Orleans Comic-Con 2012 was a wonderful adventure from start to finish, and all of the fans in attendance were able to come together and share their fandom together as a large family and have a blast while doing so. If you weren't able to make it to New Orleans Comic-Con 2012, you missed out on one heck of a party, but luckily, Wizard World will be bringing back the event soon. The company has already announced the return of New Orleans Comic-Con to the same location for the weekend of February 7-9, 2014. Make sure to get your tickets for the event early, and keep up to date on all news surrounding the event by checking out the official New Orleans Comic-Con website. See you again in 2014!