Star Wars-ing: Reactions to this Week in Star Wars

5 ‘Star Wars’ Costumes For Pregnant Women That Are Perfect For A Galaxy Far, Far Away: These are DIY costume ideas based on Star Wars.  Nothing too intricate.  Great for Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple.

‘Star Wars: Battlefront II’ Released The First Minutes Of Its Campaign Story, And It Features A Post-Mortem Emperor:  The trailer looks amazing for soon to be released game. Now to just find time to be able to read the book leading into the game and time to play it. I wasn’t as impressed with the post-mortem emperor as the article stated.  It didn’t seem anything more than a recorded message.

 

That’s it for this week. Most of the “news” was of the spoiler/conjecture type. 

Family-ing: Heartbeat, Let Me Hear Your Heartbeat

We aren’t ashamed to say we needed a little help in creating our little girl and that’s why we chose Audubon Fertility. Once we found out the good news, they sure did spoil us (well, we did pay to be spoiled!).

Even though we achieved our goal, they keep seeing you for 10 more weeks. In this time, we did the NIPT test for downs, which showed no markers.  Also, this test told us we were having a girl!

But more importantly, every week we got an ultrasound and to hear the heartbeat.

If there is a more beautiful sound in this world than my child’s heartbeat, I have yet to hear it.

Nothing is more amazing than hearing a tiny, and I mean tiny, human heart that you helped create. I’m not ashamed to say I cried a little every single time.

 

 

 

Now that we have graduated to our OBGYN, who we love, we don’t’ get spoiled as much. We don’t’ have weekly visits and not every visit has an ultrasound.

 

But it’s ok because it just makes the moments we do get to hear the heartbeat so much more special.

 

Major Nola Nerd Couple Announcement

I’ve been hinting at new content for the blog and podcast for a while.  This new content is such a gamechanger that we are considering a name change.

Nola Nerd Trio sounds pretty great, doesn’t it?

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That’s right! Nola Nerd Couple is expanding! Nola Nerd Baby will be joining us in the spring!

To say we are super excited is an understatement.  We have been trying for quite a while.  In fact, we have been trying for so long that the possibility actually just became an abstract thought.  We just kind of accepted our fate that we wouldn’t have kids.

Then one day, one of Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple’s friends randomly shared on Facebook a post from Audobon Fertility.  It was in April and apparently National Infertility Awareness month.  They were running screenings for couples for $100.  We made the appointment.

We realized that accepting our fate was wrong.

We like to think that our love is so strong that just the little amount of help that was given to us was all we needed.  Ours and God’s love did the rest.

Now, the first sixteen weeks have not been fun for Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple.  She has had morning sickness 24/7. We haven’t been able to do much and had to miss the Louisiana Comic Con because of it.  In fact, we can’t do podcasts because if she talks too much it makes her nauseous. Still, she knows it will be worth it in the end!

Now, let me address our little one.

Dear Sofia Catherine, 

As I’m writing this, I’m having trouble seeing the screen because my eyes are full of tears of joy.  As I write this blog, I realize that every single blog we have ever written has been addressed to you. That’s right, we were talking to you before you ever existed.  This blog is the story of your mom and me and soon you.  It contains all the things you will love, like Star Wars and Disney, because we won’t give you much choice.  It probably includes all the things you will pretend to hate when you have to go through your rebellious phase (please don’t pick Star Wars).  In this blog, you will see that your mom and I have seen a good bit of the world and had many adventures.  Don’t worry, we will do everything to make sure you see those things as well.  Especially Italy because you need to see where your grandfather came from. In our podcasts, you will find out that we are just silly people that like silly things.  Just like you will.  We can’t wait to write about the experiences we haven’t been able to have because you haven’t been here.  But soon you will be. This blog will always be there even if we write in it less and less.  We will make sure we keep the domain name so that you can read this someday.

Because this is more than just the stories of us.  This is your story.

This is your story.

Love, 

Mom and Dad

ComicCon-ing: Wizard World Biloxi

Stan Lee is coming to Wizard World New Orleans! We got really excited because even though we have numerous things signed by him, we don’t have a photo op.  So we go to the Wizard World web page and look up some New Orleans stuff.  Then we click on their shows.

And there is one in Biloxi! What? And, how did we miss this!

I blame us being more frugal lately so that cuts down on our trips to a lot of cons.  But Biloxi, you bet we are going to be there.

Here are the guests confirmed so far:

  • Matt Ryan: Mr. Ryan is most famous for playing Constantine in the Arrowverse
  • Craig Parker:  Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple let out a shriek when she heard he was going to be there. When I realized who he is, I understood.  The role she loves him for is Haldir, who fights bravely at the battle of Helm’s Deep, in the Lord of the Rings.  He is also one of her favorite characters on the CW’s Reign.
  • Naoko Mori:  She has been a member of the BBC’s Torchwood cast as well as having a role in Everest.  She was also the first ever Japanese National to play a lead role in a West End play.
  • Gareth David Lloyd: Mr. Lloyd co-starred with Ms. Mori in Torchwood.
  • Holly Marie Combs: Ms. Combs is known for her work on Charmed and Picket Fences. 

When we know more about Wizard World Biloxi we will post here!

ComicCon-ing: Louisiana Comic Con Update

The Louisiana Comic Con in Lafayette will be here soon.  Lafayette is a great town and this con is shaping up to be an excellent one.

A few guests have been added since our last update on the con:

  • Michael Biehn: Chances are very favorable that Mr. Biehn is in at least one movie you love.  How could he not with credits such The Fan, The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Navy Seals, K2, The rock, and Tombstone. I have his autograph for The Terminator and the Abyss, and really want one for Aliens.
  • David Ankrum: Mr. Ankrum was the voice actor for Wedge Antilles in Star Wars: A New Hope. If I’m not mistaken he was the first person to sign our Rogue One poster.
  • John Morton: Mr. Morton is a must get for Star Wars fans. He played Dak Ralter, Luke’s gunner during the Battle of Hoth. He also plays Boba Fett in the scene in Empire where Fett tells Vader that “He’s no good to me dead.” A lot of people get Jeremy Bulloch to sign that picture even though it is actually Mr. Morton. As longtime readers know, we collect Star Wars autographs of almost everyone that is involved in the saga, whether it’s the movies, television, novels, or comics.  We haven’t met Mr. Morton yet, and we are looking forward to it!
  • Haiden Hazard: The award winning cosplayer will be in Lafayette.

If you get a chance, visit the con’s Facebook page. Much like the great Pensacon, the media staff for Louisiana Comic Con does a great job of promoting their show.  One thing they are doing there, that I haven’t seen before, is doing vendor spotlights. This is a great idea and gives you an idea of the type of merchandise that will be there.

We can’t wait for September 16-17.

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.

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.