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.

The Nola Nerd Couple Podcast Episode 14: Podcasting from the MegaCon Floor!

MegaCon was a great con experience under horrible conditions for one of us.  The con was great, but Mr. Nola Nerd Couple became really ill with an upper respiratory infection before he even got to the con.  This delayed our arriving at the con late Friday instead of early Friday.  He even felt so bad he didn’t attend until late Saturday and he felt horrible the whole time.  That didn’t stop Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple from having a great time (even though she succumbed to the sinus infection Monday morning).  Still, the little bit of time the Mr. got to spend at the con was a great success.  Warning: this is a minimally edited podcast so there is lots of crowd noise and even a speaker announcement that proves we were at Megacon. We talk about meeting some of our favorite comic creators and a few actors at the con. Special thanks to Geekella, Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple’s sister, for letting us record at her booth. Thanks for listening!

PS. We will have pictures from the con in a large picture post up as soon as we can.

ComicCon-ing: MegaCon Attempts and Succeeds at Taking All Our Money!

But first…The cast of the classic Sailor Moon will headline the anime programming at Megacon! That’s right Linda Ballantyne, Susan Roman, Katie Griffin and Jill Frappier will in Orlando for the con.

In other news, MegaCon knows how to take all our money.  Just last week we were talking about how we would love to meet the voice actors of some of our favorite Disney films.  I swear MegaCon has tapped our phones. The somehow heard us and announced that Paige O’Hara (Belle), Irene Bedard (Pocahontas), Linda Larkin (Jasmine), and Christopher Daniel Barnes (Prince Eric) will be appearing in Orlando for Memorial Day weekend.

I guess I know what I’m getting Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple for our anniversary since it’s on last day for the con. Shhh! Don’t tell her.

 

ComicCon-ing: Megacon Orlando Is Living Up to Its Name

To see our previous coverage of MegaCon, click here.

MegaCon, which takes place on Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando, keeps turning into a top-notch convention. Here are the latest additions.

  • Alice Cooper:  The rock star who brought a new level of theatricality to live performances will be at MegaCon.
  • Jason Aaron:  If you read this blog often, you will notice that we are huge Star Wars fans.  At our local comic shop, we pull all Star Wars Comics.  The writer for the main title, Mr. Aaron, will be there.  He also presently writes for Thor.
  • Nolan North, Troy Baker, and Jennifer Hale:  These veteran voice actors will be at MegaCon.  Nolan North and Troy Baker are part of my favorite game series of all time, Uncharted.

They have also added some more comic creators such as:

  • Mike Zeck
  • Cat Staggs
  • Eddy Barrows
  • Zim Zub
  • Sanford Greene
  • Katie Cook
  • Mike Perkins
  • Georges Jeanty
  • Nick Bradshaw
  • Ant Lucia
  • Aaron Lopresti
  • Tony Harris
  • Giselle Lagace
  • Matt ‘Batt” Banning
  • Mike McKone

We can’t wait to see you there. You will be able to recognize us because we will be the happy couple celebrating their 6th wedding anniversary!

ComicCon-ing: Knocked Out By MegaCon’s Latest Guest Announcement

Let’s face it, we follow comic con news closely.  There are very few announcements that totally surprise us. Even when Wizard World announced Tom Hiddleston at Philadelphia, we were shocked but not truly surprised.  He is part of the biggest comic book movie franchise, and plenty of his costars have done cons. We know he rarely does them, but we knew there would be a chance.

Then Megacon announced someone we never knew we wanted an autograph from but actually always did:

Mike Tyson!

Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple never saw him box, but I did.  And he was scary good.  However, we both attempted to box him, like most nerds of a certain age.  That’s right we both owned Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out.  This was one of our favorite games.  We looked through all of our old NES games and couldn’t find it.  We might look at some local shops, but if we can’t find it, we will get a picture from the game for him to sign.

We can’t wait!

 

The Nola Nerd Couple Podcast Episode 9: Star Wars, Comic Conventions, Zelda, and Hogs for the Cause

The Nola Nerd Couple is back with another episode covering quite a few topics.  First, we discuss the newest guests added to Celebration, and Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple tells the story of how excited the Mr. was to hear that Sarah Michelle Gellar was going to be there.  We then talk about rebels and how our jobs as teachers really make us like Ezra Bridger, a character that’s hard to like.  We go through the latest guest announcements to Comicpalooza and MegaCon.  Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple gives her first impressions of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.  Finally, we didn’t think we would be able to go to our favorite festival in New Orleans, Hogs for the Cause, but with a stroke of luck, we will be able to go with VIP tickets!

Show Notes:

Star Wars Celebration (and our coverage here)

Google search of “Ezra Bridger Annoying”

Comicpalooza (and our coverage here)

MegaCon (and our coverage here)

Hogs for the Cause