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It's never to early to think about Mardi Gras in the Shreveport and Bossier City area. Plans for the 2023 Mardi Gras season are well underway with the krewes in our area. Including Shreveport-Bossier's legendary pet krewe, The Krewe of Barkus and Meoux.

Barkus and Meoux have unveiled their theme for the 2023 Mardi Gras season, and it's a direct tie-in with Shreveport's comic con, Geek'd Con!

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The official theme is "The Krewe of Barkus and Meoux Gets Geek'd", and will involve all things geek culture. Superheroes, science fiction, anime, video games, and anything else that falls into the geeky world. It's a perfect year for these two Shreveport-Bossier organizations to team up as well...creating some multiverse magic if you will.

This year's Geek'd Con will actually have a couple of pet-oriented stars coming to Shreveport this year. Like actor Mathew Lillard.

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Lillard has played Shaggy Rogers in the live-action Scooby-Doo universe, as well as providing the voice of the character in the animated series since 2010 (he voiced him from 2004-2007 as well).

Even though he's not a pet, Steve Agee was the physical actor behind King Shark in the 2021 Suicide Squad movie. He also appeared in the movie as John Economos, but King Shark fits with a pet parade better...

Sure, Pokemon aren't technically pets, but close enough for conversation! This year's Geek'd Con will feature the voice of Ash Ketchum from the original show and movies, Veronica Taylor. Also from the Pokemon universe, Jay Goede will be coming to Shreveport. He was the voice of Mewtwo in the original Pokemon movie. 

How about people who are called pet names? Like AEW wrestler The Bunny? She's not actually a bunny, but that's what we call her.

Not to mention a guy named dog is coming to Geek'd Con. Dog The Bounty Hunter will also be appearing at the show this August.

Geek'd Con will of course be taking place August 19th-21st at the Shreveport Convention Center. In addition to all of these celebrities we've listed above (and the ones we haven't mentioned) the "human royalty" of The Krewe of Barkus and Mewoux will also be appearing at Geek'd Con this year.

As far as the events for the krewe, here's a list of the events you can look forward to with Barkus and Meoux:

- Coronation will be August 7th, 2022 at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds Ag Building,
- Jazz Brunch will be Feb 5th, 2023 at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds Ag Building
- Pet parade will be Feb 19th, 2023 at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds

If you and your pet are interested in joining The Krewe of Barkus and Mewoux, you can get details on membership here.

It's going to be a really fun year for both Geek'd Con, and The Krewe of Barkus and Meoux!

Flashback Pics of Geek'd Con 2017

 

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