Star Wars-ing: Find the Force this Weekend

Even though The Last Jedi doesn’t come out until December, that doesn’t mean we all can’t experience the force this weekend. On September 1, Force Friday II will take place. This is when the first merchandise for the movies will be released, providing clues to the movie.

LucasFilm will also be releasing Find the Force, an augmented reality app, to be used while shopping for new merchandise. This app will be a treasure hunt that will allow you activate old and new characters from The Last Jedi.

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.

 

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: MegaCon Orlando Takes Place This Weekend!

MegaCon Orlando is bringing plenty of star power this weekend to the Orange County Convention Center. You can see our previous writeups about MegaCon here.

MegaCon recently announced that Tom Cavanagh would be joining the celebrity guests.  Is it wrong that I want him to sign an 8×10 of each version of Harrison Wells he has played on The Flash? Famke Janssen, Jane Grey from the X-Men series will be in Orlando.  She also played one of my favorite James Bond villains in Goldeneye.

MegaCon will also have plenty of exclusives on sale. One that I have my eye on is a special Love is Love edition with a variant cover by Cat Staggs. Also on my wish list, is the Star Wars Classics Newspaper Comics Vol. 1 Exclusive with a variant cover by Russ Manning. Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple wants the Batman Adventures #12 with a variant cover by Jonboy Meyers.

The schedule for MegaCon has released their programming schedule, which can be seen here and the app is available in the in the App Store and Google Play.

Hope to see you there!