The Louisiana Comic Con in Lafayette will take place this weekend. We are excited and so should you be!
One of the best things about any con is the panels. Here is the panel schedule:
As you can tell, the celebrity guests are going to be on the main stage. The Panel Room, however, offers something different for con goers. These panels cover a full range of topics from cosplaying, writing, and drawing.
We hope to see you at one of the panels!
As I was looking at the Louisiana Comic Con’s excellent Facebook page, I came across one of their vendor spotlight posts. This was for Big J’s comic shop. One of the first comments was “more comics at a comic con is something I fully support.” Well, here at Nola Nerd Couple we couldn’t agree more.
Louisiana Comic Con responded that they have six comic guests and at least four comics vendors, plus few vendors that will sell comics along with other items.
The comics guests are Mike Zeck, John Beatty, Rob Guillory, Kody Chamberlain, Greg Burnham, and Brian Steward. We have met most of the main celebrity guests, so for this one, I want to meet all of the comics guests. I’ve read the first volume of Chew and it has left me hungry for more. For labor day weekend, I plan on submerging myself into Mike Zeck and John Beatty’s work in Marvel comics. For Chamberlain, Burnham, and Steward, I can’t wait to read some of their work and plan on buying some directly from them. Tuskegee Heirs, Mr. Burnham’s comic, seems like it is right in my wheelhouse of interests.
You have to love a comic con that still supports comics!
If you have been reading NolaNerdCouple.com the last couple of weeks, you will have noticed that we are excited about the Louisiana Comic Con. The more nerdy events in our area, the better. And any reason that gets me to Lafayette is a good idea.
The con will be held September 16 and 17 at the Cajundome. Saturday’s hours are from 10 am to 6 pm, and on Sunday the con is open from 10 am to 5 pm. It’s $25 for a single day pass, but you get a great deal if you buy weekend passes for $40. If you have a military id, you can purchase at the box office in person weekend passes for $25. Children ages 2 to 10 will only be charged $5, but also must be bought in person.
There will be professional photo ops which will be done by Wolf Studios Photograph. We have had them before, and they do a great job.
The con still is adding great guests. For me, the most impressive guest addition is John Russo. Mr. Russo is the co-writer of the screenplay for the Night of the Living Dead. He will also be appearing at a showing of The Night of the Living Dead on the 16th at the Louisiana Immersive Technologies Enterprise theater and will do a question and answer session afterward. This event is an after hours event and costs $5. Also, if you go their guest web page, you will see some of the prices for autographs, selfies, and photo-ops under each guest.
The Official After Party will be held at The Studio Downtown with 106.4 Radio Lafayette.
Hope to see you there! Well, maybe not the after party, we are kind of old! But you may catch us at The Olde Tyme Grocery after eating the best shrimp po’boy on the planet.
Louisiana Comic Con just keeps getting better. They just announced Sean Astin will be attending! Mr. Astin is most famous for his roles in The Goonies and Rudy as well as playing the hero of the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Sean Astin. Not only is he a great guest to meet, if he does a panel, attend. He is funny and charming and has accumulated great stories in his four decades of acting.
Sometimes celebrities have to cancel cons, most often because they get another job. Actors are independent contractors with bills to pay. Shannon Purser has to cancel her appearance at the Louisiana Comic Con. Not for a job, but because she’s done her job very well. She is going to be at the Emmy’s celebrating her nomination for her role in Stranger Things. This is awesome.
Popular attractions, especially with the young ones, at cons are often vehicles from popular movies. The Jurrasic Park jeep will be at LCC and it will probably be very crowded. The vehicle is owned by Cosplayinc who will also be at the con. These people do amazing work. They often do panels as well. The deadline for panels just passed this Friday. As soon as the schedule is out
Speaking of panels, the deadline for panels just passed this Friday. As soon as the schedule is out we will definitely talk about it.
Barry Bostwick is going to Louisiana Comic Con! Brad Majors from Rocky Horror Picture Show and Mayor Randall Winston from Spin City! In fact, he created the role of Danny Zuko on Broadway. If you are a fan of his work, go meet him. His autograph price is very reasonable, and he always has great conversations with his guests (or at least he has with our friends and us!).
For comics, Greg Burnham will be there. He is co-creator of Tuskegee Heirs, a futuristic sci-fi comic that looks fondly on the past by honoring the historic Tuskegee Airmen.
They not only update what celebrities and comic creators will be there but they also actually promote the vendors. We do lots of research on cons, and this is one of the best efforts I’ve seen at promoting the entire con. One vendor, I’m looking forward to visiting is Hal Moore, an artist from Louisiana. His self-published comics sound like a book I would like, and his art looks fantastic. I also want to visit Top End Gaming’s booth even though we don’t really have much more room for our nerdy collections.
At least one of us will have our Nola Nerd Couple shirt on so if you see us come say hello!
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.
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.