ComicCon-ing: First Peek at Wizard World New Orleans

We are three months away from Wizard World New Orleans, the biggest comic con in Louisiana. Mrs. Nola Nerd will be seven months pregnant when the con rolls around, so we are researching cosplays for the weekend.

The early guest list looks fantastic. The main attraction is Stan Lee who will be appearing only on the Saturday of the con.  We have met him before, but we are thinking of doing a photo op because this might be the closest Nola Nerd Baby gets to meet Mr. Lee.  Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple is excited to meet Jason Moma again. He is funny and charming, and we need him on some Game of Thrones posters. Sean Maher and Summer Glau, who played siblings on Firefly, will be in New Orleans.  Looking forward to having Ms. Glau sign my Firefly poster. From Walking Dead, Austin Amelio and Lennie James sill be there on Saturday and Sunday. Ray Park, who we need on some Star Wars posters and pictures will be earning our money also that weekend. Holly Marie Combs, Jon Heder, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Nicholas Brendon and John Schneider will also be at the con. I’m most excited to meet Charisma Carpenter to add to my Buffy collections.

For comics, they already have an impressive list, and we will talk more about the whole list in the future. Two that I want to talk about now are Howard Chaykin and Mike Grell.  The legendary Howard Chaykin will be at Wizard World New Orleans.  We met him once before to have him sign a Star Wars variant cover. However, that was when we were just starting to get into comics. Learning more about his work, both as a writer and an artist, I can’t wait to meet him again and buy some of his work.  Owning a sketch of his will be a major piece for our collections. Another creator we are looking forward to is Mike Grell. Mr. Grell has had a long career that included runs on Iron Man and Green Arrow.

Wizard World New Orleans will take place January 5, 6, and 7 2018 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Center.

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