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.