Well, actually, con season is actually year round, but for us, it is usually busiest during the first four months.
First, there is Wizard World New Orleans. It is also one of the first cons of the year in the US taking place during the first full weekend in January. While we do more in-depth previews of the con in upcoming blogs, generally speaking, it is always a great con. For me, Wizard World New Orleans usually has some fantastic panels, including some on New Orleans itself. Also, it’s right in the center of everything. It’s at the foot of the CBD and a short walk to the French Quarter. Unlike a lot of other cons, you aren’t stuck eating con food since you have world class restaurants just a few blocks away.
The next con we usually attend is Pensacon. Pensacola is a quick drive from NOLA if you want to make to make just a one day trip. However, we totally recommend going all three days. Pensacola hosts Pensacon with events occurring all over the downtown area. Plus, their guest lists always has something for almost every fandom there is. This con is a couple of weeks before Miss Nola Nerd Baby is due, so who knows…she might make her world premiere in Florida!
Usually, the next con for us is Star Wars Celebration, but there will not be one this year. This is great for us because Miss Nola Nerd Baby will be here and we will be too busy spoiling her to have attended this year. But we do have some cosplay ideas for 2019 that involve her!
She might make her first appearance at Comicpalooza. We had such a great time last year at the con that we would love to go again. We were part of their podcast series and did one live on the floor and had a great time doing it.
But it’s too soon to plan that trip. If she’s like me, she will be a fussy baby. If she’s like her mom, she will be perfect. 🙂
Basically, the point of this blog is that going to cons is part of who we are. We want that to be part of who is as well. We want her to get hooked on comics and nerdy stuff. We will spend less money on these cons because of her, but we still will go. We have to be the people we are to be the parents we want to be. A lot of the things I love and a lot of the things Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple loves are things that our parents enjoyed.
So see you at a con!