ComicCon-ing: Mississippi Comic Con

The Mississippi Comic Con will be held June 24 and 25 at the MS Trade Mart in Jackson, Mississippi.  The con has a great lineup and is an easy drive from New Orleans.

The main people we want to see are Jeremy Bulloch, Mark Dodson, Jerome St.John Blake, and Barbara Goodson.  They all have had various roles in different Star Wars productions.  Mr. Bulloch is most famous for giving life to Boba Fett.  We need him to complete a Fett picture we have that has Daniel Logan and Temora Morrison’s signatures. Mr. Dodson voiced one of Ms. Nola Nerd Couple’s favorite characters, Salacious Crumb. Mr. Blake portrayed Mas Amedda (a character I want to learn more about in the new canon) and well as quite a few others in the prequels.  Ms. Goodson, most famous for Rita Repulsa from the Power Rangers, voiced Mother Talzin in the Clone Wars, again a favorite of Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple.

There will be other Power Rangers guests there including Walter Jones and David Yost.  Wrestling fans from the cold war era will enjoy meeting Nikolai Volkoff. There will also be actors from Stranger Things and anime as well as several comic creators.

So you put on your best cosplay, breeze into that city and have people stop and bow! Cause we are going to Jackson and you should go to!

Blogging: Vacation

Well, it’s summer time and we are on vacation. We will be taking a two week break from the website, but we will still be active on social media. We might even do a podcast. We will be back soon with adventures from St. Augustine and previews of the Mississippi Comic Con and the Game of Thrones con in Nashville. 

See you soon! 

ComicCon-ing: Cosplay from MegaCon

Cosplay at MegaCon was on point. The amount of time and effort that went into each person’s cosplay was evident.

Click on each photo to see the large version. If any of the pictures are of you, we would be glad to send you the picture unedited, just leave a comment or send us an email at nolanerdcouple@gmail.com.  I tried to leave a caption for each picture, but I’m not sure of what every cosplay is especially when it comes to anime or games. Corrections are encouraged in the comments or through email.  We would also love to have you share the story of how you made your cosplay and if you would like we could set you up as a guest blogger!

ComicCon-ing: Pictures from MegaCon

MegaCon was a great convention.  There was plenty of vendors and artists. In fact, there may have been too many to choose from especially with the artists.  The cosplay was excellent.  The comic creators’ line-up was amazing.

Here are some random pictures from the con.  Click to see full size. If you are in any of these images and would like a copy, please leave a comment with your email address or send an email to nolanerdcouple@gmail.com, and we would be glad to send you the unedited picture.

 

We will be back tomorrow with just cosplay pics.

The Nola Nerd Couple Podcast Episode 14: Podcasting from the MegaCon Floor!

MegaCon was a great con experience under horrible conditions for one of us.  The con was great, but Mr. Nola Nerd Couple became really ill with an upper respiratory infection before he even got to the con.  This delayed our arriving at the con late Friday instead of early Friday.  He even felt so bad he didn’t attend until late Saturday and he felt horrible the whole time.  That didn’t stop Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple from having a great time (even though she succumbed to the sinus infection Monday morning).  Still, the little bit of time the Mr. got to spend at the con was a great success.  Warning: this is a minimally edited podcast so there is lots of crowd noise and even a speaker announcement that proves we were at Megacon. We talk about meeting some of our favorite comic creators and a few actors at the con. Special thanks to Geekella, Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple’s sister, for letting us record at her booth. Thanks for listening!

PS. We will have pictures from the con in a large picture post up as soon as we can.

Mr. Nola Nerd Couple Music Podcast Episode 24: The Afghan Whigs, The Mountain Goats, Singles Soundtrack, and Chris Cornell

I’m finally back with a music podcast! This one gives short impressions of the latest from Kendrick Lamar, Father John Misty, The Afghan Whigs, and the Mountain Goats.  I also talk about how my anticipation of the Singles soundtrack changed with the suicide of Chris Cornell.  Finally, I attempt to sum up why music is important in my life and how it has saved from a few bouts of real anxiety and depression, how I’ve spent more time with people like Chris Cornell or Paul Westerberg than some family members, and how concerts should be safe places.

Show Notes:

Kendrick Lamar Damn (explicit)

Father John Misty  Pure Comedy

The Afghan Whigs In Spades

The Mountain Goats Goths

You can by tickets to The Mountain Goats show at the Republic NOLA here.

Singles Soundtrack (it’s partially on spotify, but the link doesn’t work, so here is the iTunes link.)

 

Blogging: Check Our Social Media Sites

NolaNerdCouple.com is just one avenue that we strive to bring you news of the nerd world. However, if you aren’t following us on social media, you are missing out on some good nerd stuff. We will be writing blogs infrequently for the next three weeks, but that doesn’t mean we are going to be on total vacation. Our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages will all be very active during those weeks. Twitter is especially important to follow if you are interested in following our MegaCon convention coverage. Also, we plan on spending a day at St. Augustine, Florida so our Instagram will feature some of our pictures from that excursion. On Facebook, we mainly share nerdy news from around the world.

It’s the end of school, and we are both tired and need a little break from…well, everything. We love doing this blog, but it takes a lot of work and a lot of dedication.  Some are simple, like this one that I started at 5:45 am and finished at 6:15 am.  However, the podcast and the picture-heavy blogs take a lot of work (and I minimally edit both). We are going out of town and have a few other responsibilities that will take up our early summer. We aren’t teaching but we have teacher duties for the first couple of weeks for June.

So, with the notable exception of MegaCon blogs, we will be back in mid to late June. But, thanks to social media, we will still be making our presence known. So give us a follow at Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to get the full story of our adventures!