Programming Note from the Nola Nerd Couple

We have outgrown our present website.  In fact, we have gotten to the point that we can’t even post more pictures on our site without paying more money.  So, we shopped arround and will be hosting nolanerdcouple.com on a new host.

We are in the process of having our domain transferred from it’s present registar to our new host. Hopefully, this will occur in the next few days.  We will be posting, without picture, until this happens on this site, and on our new site. We will also let everyone know when we have moved over.

Thanks for following our adventures, and here is hoping that you stick around for our new ones!

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ComicCon-ing: Friday Recap and Saturday Preview of Wizard World New Orleans

Friday is always a great day at Wizard World New Orleans.  It is well attended but at the same time, it is the easiest day to browse.  And browse we did.  We already have our eye on some artwork!

We did get to meet Patricia Summersett, the voice of Zelda.  This was a huge deal for Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple. Her first game was The Legend of Zelda.  She has been obsessed ever since.  I can’t even count the number of Zelda items we own.  Ms. Summersett was charming and even signed her name in the characters language and left us a surprise message on the back of the photograph.

The Nola Nerd Baby just chilled and enjoyed the show from her stroller. She actually clapped when Ms. Summersett signed her photograph, which was random and funny.  She did get quite a few compliments on her Supergirl outfit.

Today, we plan on going to a few panels including Mads Mikkelsen’s one at 5 pm.  We may even meet him today or tomorrow to get a Rogue One poster signed. We also might meet Ms. Summersett again to sign an item we already own.  We also plan on complimenting all the great cosplay we will see.

We also recommend stopping by the 501st booth.  The 501st is made up Star Wars fans who take Star Wars costuming seriously, and even though they dress as dark side characters, they take charity work even more seriously.  Go take a picture with a Tie Fighter pilot and learn more about their great organization. One of our correspondents, Bill Plasse, will be at the 501st booth today.

A former student of ours is also a featured Wizard World cosplayer.  She has her own table and her cosplay work is outstanding.  Her cosplay name is INeedSuger.  If you are a cosplayer or interested in cosplay, go tell her hello!

See you at the con!

ComicCon-ing: The Panels We Will Try to Attend at Wizard World New Orleans

While celebrities are often the draw for comic conventions, regular goers know that cons offer way more.  Wizard World New Orleans programming allows attendees a chance to learn, discuss, and interact with their favorite fandoms in ways that give us a sense of community.

Here are some of the panels we hope we have a chance to attend:

Friday:

  • Enjoying The Con As A Family – tips and tricks on how to successfully navigate the convention when you bring the entire family
  • Make a Nerdy Living:  Well, we love doing the blog, podcast, and videos. Maybe, we can learn how to make this into something more!
  • Cosplay 101: Wizard World Cosplay guests will give you some pointers on how to make a next level cosplay…or just an entry one in my case

Saturday

  • How My Struggle To Become A Comic Book Writer Helped Me Beat Stage 3 Cancer:  Uplifting panels are always a great thing at a con.
  • Cosplay and Anxiety:  I’ve been very upfront about my anxiety and makes me happy to see others are open as well.  It removes the stigma, and it helps bring about an even greater and better sense of community.

Sunday:

  • Why We Love Wonder Woman – the moderators for this panel are some of the best I’ve seen at cons, so this should be an interesting discussion.

While these are just a few panels we want to attend, there are tons more. You can see all the programming information, including where and when, here.

If you are interested in going to Wizard World New Orleans, there is still time to purchase your tickets. You can go here and buy them. Also, don’t forget to use the code NerdCouple10 to get 10% off your purchase!

ComicCon-ing: Wizard World New Orleans Celebrity Guests Information.

The great thing about conventions is that it allows fans to learn more about their favorite shows. Notably, you can learn a lot from the casts and creators of the show. Wizard World New Orleans is hosting tons of celebrity panels this weekend.

Friday will feature panels with casts from the Power Rangers and The Walking Dead. Saturday, fans of Outlander, IZombie, and Vampire Diaries will get to listen to multiple members of the cast. Also on Saturday, Mads Mikkelson will be having a one on one. Sunday, fans of Outlander can ask creator Diana Gabaldon about their favorite characters. Also, Sean Gunn and the cast of Charmed will be having a panel.

Also, if you need to plan your days around guest signings and photo ops, then check out the guests’ schedules (which can change) here.

If you are interested in going to Wizard World New Orleans, there is still time to purchase your tickets. You can go here and buy them. Also, don’t forget to use the code NerdCouple10 to get 10% off your purchase!

ComicCon-ing: Wizard World New Orleans Programming

Here is a preview of the programming that will occur at Wizard World New Orleans this weekend:

  • Interactive group Q&As with the casts of “Outlander” (Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Lotte Verbeek and author Diana Gabaldon; Saturday, noon); “The Walking Dead” (Michael Cudlitz, Tom Payne, Jenna Elfman, Austin Amelio, Mo Collins, Kirk Acevedo and Cailey Fleming; Friday, 7:30 p.m.); “iZombie” (Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Aly Michalka and Rahul Kohli; Saturday, 2 p.m.); “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” (Jason Faunt and Erin Cahill; Friday, 6:30 p.m.); “Charmed” (Holly Marie Combs, Brian Krause and Drew Fuller; Sunday, 1 p.m.); “The Vampire Diaries” (Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Daniel Gillies, Zach Roerig and David Alpay ; Saturday, 5 p.m.); and “Luke Cage” (Mike Colter and Simone Missick; Saturday, 3 p.m.)
  • Sessions with Mikkelsen (Saturday, 5 p.m.), Gunn (Sunday, 2 p.m.); Ryan (Saturday, noon); Daniel Cudmore (The Twilight Saga; Saturday, 4 p.m.); Jason David Frank (“Mighty Morphin Power Rangers”; Saturday, 2 p.m.); and Gabaldon (Sunday, 11 a.m.)
  • Disney Trivia panel with Walt Before Mickey star Thomas Ian Nicholas (Rookie of the Year), moderated by Handbook for Mortals author Lani Sarem (Saturday, 3 p.m.)
  • Voice actor session featuring Patricia Summersett (“Legend of Zelda: The Breath of the Wild”) and Scott Innes (“Scooby Doo”) (Saturday, 4:30 p.m)
  • Creator sessions with industry superstars Dr. Travis Langley, Josh Lyman, Arthur Suydam, Joe Wos, Mostafa Moussa, Tim Lattie, Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson, Jonny Harvey, “The Pumpkin Geek” Alex Wer, Shawn Coss and more
  • Fan- and industry-based panels on subjects ranging from family convention attendance, YouTube, paranormal, magical girls, entrepreneurship, Star Trek, Disney, Black Panther, Terror Tales of Louisiana, fandom and community service, Cursed Hollywood and more
  • Drawing Disney with licensed Disney Fine Artist Clinton Hobart, including an original painting, to be raffled off to Creative Stage session attendees at the end of the show (Friday, 7:15 p.m.; Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m.); the more sessions a fan attends, the more chances to win it
  • Kids programming all three days, including story time, face painting, puppet shows, dance parties, magic, learn to draw, (and Kids 10 and under are free every day with paid adult)
  • World-famous Wizard World Adult Costume Contest, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Kids Costume Contests on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
  • Super Sonic Speed Dating (Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday 12/2/4/6 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m., 1/3 p.m.)
  • Cosplay with special guests Knightmage, Thousand Faces, Remy Domino, Ineedsugar, Missy Mayhem, Christina Dark, Cosplayme, Aretmis Wild and more, throughout the weekend
  • Drink & Draw hosted by Shawn Coss, for pros and amateurs alike… weirdness, drinks, drawing, and prizes (at Dat Dog, 601 Frenchmen St.; Friday, 9-11 p.m., FREE admission and $1 drinks with Wizard World wristband)
  • Cards Against Humanity With David Alpay, an after-hours celebration with “The Vampire Diaries” star featuring fun with everyone’s favorite card game, prizes, pizza, and more (Friday 9 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m.), require an additional ticket
  • Cosplay and Industry Workshops (Chainmaille, Intro to Sculpting, How to Bring a Character to Life, Acting the Biz, Wiz-Art, Resin Casting), require an additional ticket
Unless noted, programming events take place in the designated General Programming Rooms or show floor stages at the convention center. VIP tickets or additional costs may apply to ensure access to select activities, as noted.
A full list of Wizard World New Orleans programming is available at http://wizardworld.com/programming-entertainment/neworleans (subjects, guests, times and rooms subject to change).
We will be highlighting a few panels that we would love to attend in a later post.  If you are interested in going to Wizard World New Orleans, there is still time to purchase your tickets. You can go here and buy them.  Also, don’t forget to use the code NerdCouple10 to get 10% off your purchase!