While we have never been to San Diego Comic Con (SDCC), that doesn’t mean we weren’t constantly checking for updates from the SuperBowl of cons. There is always just too much good information for the upcoming year in nerdom to ignore. So after digesting as much as we could, we sat down to talk about it in our latest podcast!
We have attempted to do a podcast for quite a while, but life kept getting in the way. Having the Nola Nerd Baby brought plenty of complications such as pre-partum depression and preeclampsia. We go into detail about that experience, but how our sweet baby was worth it. We also discuss briefly Black Panther, Infinity War, and Ant-Man and the Wasp. The Nola Nerd Baby made her first con appearance at MegaCon Orlando. Having a baby changes how you approach a con and we give the details of how we did it. While in Orlando, we also experienced Star Wars Galatic Nights. Finally, we discuss how Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple captured her Holy Grail of Star Wars experiences with the upcoming Star Wars Celebration Chicago.
After a long absence, The Nola Nerd Couple Podcast is back! In this show, we explain why we were gone for so long, what we were up to in that time, and finally, we focus in on Wizard World New Orleans 2018! Spoiler alert: we had a great con. Show notes for this episode in the photo gallery below!
I’m finally back with a music podcast! This one gives short impressions of the latest from Kendrick Lamar, Father John Misty, The Afghan Whigs, and the Mountain Goats. I also talk about how my anticipation of the Singles soundtrack changed with the suicide of Chris Cornell. Finally, I attempt to sum up why music is important in my life and how it has saved from a few bouts of real anxiety and depression, how I’ve spent more time with people like Chris Cornell or Paul Westerberg than some family members, and how concerts should be safe places.
Kendrick Lamar Damn (explicit)
Father John Misty Pure Comedy
The Afghan Whigs In Spades
The Mountain Goats Goths
You can by tickets to The Mountain Goats show at the Republic NOLA here.
Singles Soundtrack (it’s partially on spotify, but the link doesn’t work, so here is the iTunes link.)
This weekend we had the amazing opportunity to be part of the Comicpalooza Podcast Program. Comicpalooza sets up a booth in the middle of its showroom floor and selects applicants to do a podcast from the floor. We did ours from noon to one on Saturday, after a very successful Friday at the con. We talk about meeting comic creators David Finch, Chad Hardin, Tony Harris, and James Robinson. Our friend, Jessica Raney, from the BFE Podcast (and you can listen to the BFE episode we were on here if you so choose to) stopped by to promote her new short story collection, Oddballs. We talked more about Comicpalooza and convinced her to buy the Harris and Robinson Star Wars one off, C3PO. We had a fantastic time doing the podcast and have to do another one to talk about the fun that we had after our broadcast! Big thanks to Comicpalooza for giving us this opportunity!
Star Wars Celebration Orlando has come and gone. We had some amazing experiences and frustrating ones as well. We talk about all the things we love and the things we didn’t like at Celebration. Luckily, the bad things didn’t ruin it for us (even though I’m not sure that was the case for everyone). We also do a lengthy preview of Comicpalooza, talk about a May the Fourth event at Dat Dog, and give our take on how to tackle Jazz Fest.
Of course, we took tons of photos at Celebration, plus we still have some blogs to write about Celebration. These pics will mostly be of the exhibition and autograph halls in addition to other sights that we saw in our four days at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Click pictures to make them larger adn to read captions. If any of the photos are of you, let us know and we can send you an unedited copy.
You Take the Skyway
Volleyball and Star Wars
The line to get in the first day….this is at the .5 mile mark. Rumor has it that at one point it was 6 miles.
Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple at SWCO
Too late for some wristbands!
The speedpass entrance to the store
Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple trying on a Her Universe Jacket.
Old friends united
Freddie Prinze, Jr
Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple with Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen’s autograph
No word if that is the same Ezra from Rebels
Star Wars Celebration…Fun for all ages
Star Wars Autograph Universe Meetup
Phil Noto and Mrs. Nola Nerd Couple (who was still in pin trading mode)