ComicCon-ing: Dragon Con

Our friends at Outside the Long Box alway say how we go to cons more than anyone they know.  But you know what? They have been to Dragon Con, and we haven’t.

And unfortunately, we won’t be able to go again this year.  This is a shame because this con places an enormous amount of importance on creators and especially authors. It truly is a reading nerds con.

If we were going, here is just a few of the people we would want to meet:

  • Kevin Anderson: Star Wars author
  • John Barrowman: Would love to get a Malcolm Merlyn signed picture
  • Julie Benz:  I really want to start a Dexter poster, and I already have her signature for Buffy.
  • Alton Brown: The guy behind Good Eats!
  • Charisma Carpenter: One of the few Buffy people I haven’t met yet.
  • Amanda Conner: While we have some Harley books signed, we always have more.
  • Brett Dalton:  Would love to add him to our Agents of Shield collection
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick: Again, plenty of comics to have her signed
  • Matt Fraction:  His Hawkeye may be my favorite comic not named Watchmen
  • Karen Gillian: We just finished her run on Doctor Who…all the feels.
  • Willa Holland: We still need her on our Arrow and Arrowverse posters
  • Echo Kellum:  Again, another Arrowverse person we would love to meet.  Plus, I would seriously be tempted to get a Ben and Kate pic.  Seriously.
  • Mike Miller: DC’s Injustice is a great out of continuity comic.  Mr. Miller’s artwork is a big reason for that.
  • Jimmy Palmiotti: See Amanda Connor above
  • Christopher Paolini:  I’m pretty sure Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple would love having him sign her books.
  • Matt Smith:  See this blog
  • Timothy Zahn:  We did get the limited edition of Thrawn at Star Wars Celebration, but we didn’t get it signed.

I didn’t even mention these people who will also be there: Jason David Frank, Sean Gunn, Clare Kramer, Zachary Levi, James Mathis III, Peter Mayhew, Gates McFAdden, Dina Meyer, Danielle Panabaker, Rob Paulsen, Billie Piper, Katee Sackoff, John Wesley Shipp, Gail Simone, Rachel Skarsten, Kevin Sorbo, Jewel Staite, Karl Urban, and Ming-Na Wen.

And again, that still scratches the surface of Dragon Con. One day, one day.

ComicCon-Ing: We Are Expanding Our Coverage of Comic Cons

We have been focusing on Comic Cons that we are definitely going to. However, we decided to start writing about cons in general with a focus on ones that are a days drive from New Orleans.  In other words, the ones we would attend if money were not an issue!

Currently, we cover Wizard World New Orleans, Pensacon and Star Wars Celebration. Here are some cons that we will start covering:

FanExpo Dallas – Dallas, Texas – March 31-April fed17-headerThis con will be held at the Dallas Convention Center.  This is a well organized con that we have had lots of fun attending in the past. Guests this year include Adam West, Burt Ward, Stan Lee, Tim Curry, Paul Wesley, and Ian Somerhalder.

Comicpalooza – Houston, Texas – May 14-17

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This is a huge con held in the fourth largest city in the United States.  There are no guests listed as of right now, but we will check daily to see when people are being added.

MegaCon Orlando- Orlando, Florida – May 25-28megacon17-header-1We are definitely thinking about attending this convention as part of our anniversary trip.  Schedule to appear are Paul Wesley, Stan Lee, and Tim Curry.

Mississippi Comic Con – Jackson, Mississippi – June 24 & 25mscc17-fb-logo3This con, held at the MS Trade Mart, is a smaller con that is extremely afforadable especially for families.  Weekend passes are $30 and children 2-8 pay only $5.  Right now guests include Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett from the original trilogy) and Deep Roy (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory).

Fanboy Expo – Knoxville Tennessee – June 23-25

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FanBoy Expo is growing each year. This year guests include Peter Weller, a CHIPSs reunion, a GI JOE voice actor reunion, Am Jo Johnson, and Jason David Frank.

Florida Supercon – Fort Lauderdale, Florida – July 27-30site-header-florida-superconWhile we still have a lot of time before this con, there are a few guests who have committed to appearing at Supercon.  These include Michael Cudlitz, John Barrowman, Ric Flair, Jason David Frank, and Joel Hodgson.

Dragoncon – Atlanta, Georgia – Sept 1-4

xsbrw1nrDragoncon usually gets great celebrity guests, but also features fantastic writers from science-fiction and fantasy. This con is held annually during labor day weekend.

MegaCon Tampa Bay – Tampa Bay – September 29 – Oct 1MEGACONTB17-header.pngWhile this con is too far away to have any guests booked for 2017, feed back from last years con was that it was a huge success.  The 2016 con had a great lineup featuring David Tennant, Matthew Lewis, and Brett Dalton.

Dallas Fan Days – Dallas, Texas – Oct 20-22DFD17-Header.pngAgain this con is too far away, but this is usually a smaller con with fewer guests.  That doesn’t mean they don’t get great guests! This event is held at the Irving Convention Center.

We will be writing updates weekly on these cons.  Also, make sure you check our twitter to see more news about cons!