ComicCon-ing: Louisiana Comic Con at Lafayette

It’s time to check in on the Louisiana Comic Con which will be held at the Cajundome on September 16 & 17. While we haven’t been to this con before, I think the Cajundome is a great venue for the show.  It has a large floor and should have quite a few rooms for panels.

Here are some of the guests:

  • Jason David Frank:  The Green Power Ranger is always a hit at every con he attends.
  • Shannon Purser: The Stranger Things star will be in attendance.  We didn’t meet her at the Mississippi Comic Con, but we watched her interact with guests and watch their faces light up when she did.
  • Jason Douglas:  I’m pretty sure he will be a favorite guest with his work on Attack on Titan and The Walking Dead. For us Star Wars collectors, he did the voice of Orson Krennic in Star Wars: Go Rogue.
  • Jordan Woods-Robinson: Mr. Woods-Robinson has appeared on The Walking Dead and Nashville.
  • Jake the Snake Roberts:  The wrestling great will be at Louisiana Comic Con.
  • Cherami Leigh:  Ms. Leigh has extensive credits in anime.
  • Tiffany Vollmer:  This New Orleans resident has many anime credits on her resume.
  • Mike Zeck: This comic creator has done extensive work for Marvel, DC, and Image comics. As a penciler, for Marvel, he worked on Captain America and the 1984 Secret Wars series in which he designed the new (at the time) black and white costume for Spider-Man. He also illustrated the great Spider-Man storyline “Kraven’s Last Hunt.” For DC, he has worked on covers for Batman and worked with Mark Waid on The Kingdom, a sequel to Kingdom Come.
  • John Beatty: This comic creator’s credits include Captain America, Secret Wars, and the Punisher.
  • Rob Guillory:  This Eisner Award nominee and Lafayette native has done pencil work on Howard the Duck, Thor, and The Walking Dead.  He is most famous for his work on Chew, a series about a Food and Drug Administration agent. This New York Times Bestsellers List book won an Eisner for Best New Series in 2010 and best ongoing series in 2011.
  • Kody Chamberlain:  This Thibodaux native, is a penciler, inker, and colorist. He has worked on BOOM! Studios Tag, and wrote and drew Sweets: A New Orleans Crime Story.
  • Brian Steward: Mr. Steward is an artist, writer, and photographer whose credits include pieces for Delirium, Fangoria, and Heavy Metal.

Blogging: Prolonged Abscence

Sorry for the lack of blogs lately.  Well, actually, no.  We are not sorry. We have been doing absolutely nothing this summer, and it’s been glorious. No week-long educational conferences, no exotic vacations.  Our only trips this summer was to see family.

At first, I thought it was weird that I wasn’t producing content when I had the most time to create it.  Then I realized that without a set schedule, it’s tough to find any reason to sit behind my computer.  Same with the podcasts.  We maybe home on a Monday or Tuesday evening or we may decide to go out into the real world. It makes it hard to schedule the time to do so when we have no schedule.

We aren’t done with this blog, but we definitely needed a break. Our fall workloads are about to get heavier in that I’ll be coaching freshmen football at our school which will cut considerably into my blogging time.  Instead of daily blogs, I’m shooting more for one or two a week.  Then again, once I have a routine established, I may find myself writing more blogs as a way to take a break during the day.

However, there are plenty of places to go to get your Nola Nerd Couple approved nerd and geek news.  Here are a few that we highly recommend:

  • The Longbox Guys: Best damn comics podcast period.
  • Nerdy Curiosities:  One of the best nerd sites on the web.  Follow them on social media as well.
  • NOLAnerdcast:  While these guys cover the whole gambit of nerdy news, I find they cover games and gaming better than anyone out there.

Sooner or later, we will be back.

The Nola Nerd Couple Podcast Episode 15: Mississippi Comic Con

After a month’s vacation from podcasting, we are back with a review of the MS Comic Con. We got to meet quite a few members of the Star Wars universe and get some autographs to help complete, and start, some collections. This was a well-organized con that seems to be growing.  We then preview the Louisiana Comic Con in Lafayette coming up in September. We also give our thoughts on Guardians 2 and Wonder Woman, because we are nothing if not timely.

 

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.