Big Easy Con Jr. brings new and beloved toy and pop culture brands together in one area for an interactive and fun-filled live event open to families, fans, and media! Families can expect to meet their favorite characters, experience tons of hand-on activations and visit an entire stage dedicated to kids programming the whole weekend!



Kids Stage

Come watch family-friendly programming all weekend long on the Big Easy Con Jr. Kids Stage! We’ll have everything from story time and live animals to fencing demonstrations and screenings from DreamWorks Animation!

National Wildlife Federation Animal Show with Naturalist David Mizejewski

David Mizejewski is a television host, media personality, author, blogger and a naturalist with the National Wildlife Federation. He will be appearing at Big Easy Con along with some incredible wildlife to delight both kids and adults alike! Bring the family and come see some truly magnificent creatures while learning tons of fascinating facts!

A Reading w/ Local Children’s Author Vernon Smith

Join local author/illustrator Vernon Smith as he reads from his book The Littlest Streetcar. It’s the story of a little worker car who wants to be like the bigger, prettier, more popular streetcars but after a series of events realizes he’s pretty awesome just the way he is!

Ranger Rick Meet & Greets

Since its conception in 1967, the children’s nature magazine Ranger Rick has been beloved by kids everywhere! Bring your young ones to meet Ranger Rick himself and take photos together at Big Easy Con.

Athletes Without Borders

In partnership with communities around the globe, Athletes Without Borders aims to create programs that reinforce the importance of young people making healthy choices for their futures. We are focusing on bridging the educational gap by introducing non-traditional sports (golf, fencing, soccer, martial arts) and infusing traditional sports with experiences to help boost confidence and serve as a foundation for increased academic success among K-12 students. Visit their booth at Big Easy Con for a glimpse into the future with STEM technology, drones, VR Displays, interactive exhibits and opportunities to explore sports like fencing and eSports!

Kids Costume Parade 

Big Easy Con is excited to announce the Kids Costume Parade! Happening on the Kids Stage, a Kids Costume Parade will be taking place both Saturday and Sunday at Big Easy Con. The first 30 kids (and their parents) to register on-site will get to strut their stuff for the crowd!