After a long absence, The Nola Nerd Couple Podcast is back! In this show, we explain why we were gone for so long, what we were up to in that time, and finally, we focus in on Wizard World New Orleans 2018! Spoiler alert: we had a great con. Show notes for this episode in the photo gallery below!
Besides meeting celebrities and browsing the booths from many different geek vendors, Wizard World New Orleans offers countless hours of programming. Topics range from Q&A with celebrities to DIY cosplay to fandom discussions to creating your own fiction.
Here is a sample of what Wizard World New Orleans has to offer:
Interactive Q&As with Stan Lee (Saturday, 1 p.m.), David Tennant (Saturday, 2 p.m.), Ian Somerhalder (Saturday, 3 p.m.), Henry Winkler (Sunday, noon), Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,” Saturday, 12:30 p.m.), Ruth Connell (“Supernatural,” Saturday, noon), Joe Flanigan (“Stargate: Atlantis,” Saturday, 1:30 p.m.)
Group sessions with the casts of “Gotham” (Saturday, 4 p.m.) and “Boy Meets World” (Saturday, 4 p.m.) and “Women Of Sci-Fi” Charisma Carpenter (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Holly Marie Combs (“Charmed) (Saturday, 2 p.m.)
Disney Trivia panel with Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite) and Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year, Saturday, 2 p.m.)
Creator-themed hours featuring industry superstars Stuart Sayger (“Micronauts”), Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion), Clinton Hobart (licensed Disney fine artist), Mark Kistler (“Secret City”, Tom Cook (“Saturday Morning Cartoons”), Greg Herren (“Garden District Gothic”), Victor Dandridge (“The Samaritan”) and more
Screening of the award-winning feature documentary COMIX: Beyond the Comic Book Pages, a film all about comic books, and the phenomenon surrounding them that features some of the greatest talents in the industry (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.).
Fan-based panels on subjects ranging from podcasting, indie comics, “Ghosts of New Orleans” with the Paranormal Society of New Orleans, “Doctor Who,” “Harry Potter,” “Star Wars” and more
Kids programming all three days, including story time, face painting, puppet shows, dance parties, magic, learn to draw, (and Kids 10 and under are free every day with paid adult)
World-famous Wizard World Comic Con Adult Costume Contest, Saturday at 7 p.m. and Kids Costume Contests on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
Cosplay with special guests Da Berry Best Cosplays, Alex Cosplays, OhMySophii, Princess Morgan, Captain K and Canvas Cosplay and more, throughout the weekend
Cosplay Workshops (Working with Worbla, How to Bring a Character to Life, Creators and Social Media, Intro to Molding/Casting, Makeup, Pokemon), require additional ticket
Most of these panels and workshops are included with the price of your ticket, but a few may cost extra. You can find the complete programming guide here.
The 2018 Wizard World New Orleans show hours are Friday, January 5, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, January 6, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, January 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.