Sci-Fi fans flock to Civic Center for Con du Lac - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Sci-Fi fans flock to Civic Center for Con du Lac

by Brandon Richards bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC-TV) – Southwest Louisiana's only sci-fi and pop culture convention, Convention du Lac, is taking place at the Lake Charles Civic Center this weekend.

In its second year, the convention is an opportunity for sci-fi fans to interact with others who share their passion. They can also speak with sci-fi experts during panel discussions and they can meet some of their favorite sci-fi celebrities.

This year, actress Luciana Carro, who is best known for her role in the hit science fiction show, "Battlestar Galactica," is the special celebrity guest of honor. Appearing alongside Carro, is sci-fi fan favorite Chase Masterson, who played Bajoran Leeta on "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." 

""I'm having so much fun," said Carro. "I love Louisiana and I've never been to Lake Charles, so it's a lot of fun."

"I'm really enjoying it. It's such a beautiful area of the country," said Masterson. "The people are so nice, so genuine. The food is so good. It's a real treat to come here."

In addition, science fiction authors held writing workshops and there are enough games to keep sci-fans busy for hours. A masquerade ball was also held on Saturday evening.

"This is a great event," said convention organizer Justin Toney. "It's fun for the entire family. There is something for everyone here."

The Convention du Lac runs through Sunday. For ticket information, click here.

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