So yeah, I need to get a computer at home. That much is obvious. Because you see if I had a computer at home I would be able to post these gorgeous, fantastic, amazing photos the day I got back from the astounding, amazing, spectacular New Orleans Comic Con and not today on friggin’ Thursday. I wonder if the site will buy me a new laptop. Tom, can I get a ruling on that?
So you’re saying there’s a chance.
Anyway, I took time out of my busy schedule of being handsome and successful with women to attend Wizard World New Orleans, a fun and happy affair where enjoyment was had by all. I mean, probably not by all, I’m sure by the law of averages some people didn’t have fun. Wait, why am I qualifying this? Shouldn’t I just show you photos and shut up? Who even is still reading this? WHO AM I TALKING TO? WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM ME?
Okay here is where we play the couples costume game, it’s called “Best Boyfriend/Husband or Best Wife/Girlfriend Ever!”
And the winner of Best Girlfriend ever? This lovely lady right here…
Man that zombie lady gave me a hell of a hickey! Someone call me a doctor.
Time for plugs!
Louisiana Ghostbusters is a local organization that gives loyal fans of the best movie ever a chance to cosplay and be awesome for a good cause. They’re happy to show up to charity functions and American Cancer Society marathons in full costume and a smile on their faces. They’re fun people and they’re a credit to the fan community. Their website is here and their Facebook page is here.
KREWE DU WHO!
A local fan group of cosplayers and Whovians, Krewe Du Who is well known in Nawlins and the Red Stick (that’s New Orleans and Baton Rouge for the Yankees) and they are a tremendous bunch of folks. Here is there tremendous bunch of websites, you can also find them on Meet-Up.
The nicest and coolest people in fandom are also the most successful. 501st is a legendary cosplay group that also raises money for charity. Their proudest achievement was that their organization was actually entered into the Star Wars Canon, thanks to personal intervention by George Lucas himself. This means that in order to use the name “501st” in Episode III, George had to ask the 501st for permission. Which has got to be the greatest phone call ever. Deets and Social Networking in the links.
Zero Point 3D
Here’s a cool thing I found: Zero Point 3D is a company that travels from Con to Con and gives customers a chance to create a 3D snap shot using digital scanners and 3D printing technology. They can create everything from teeny tiny D&D mini figs to big ass Home Shopping porcelain clown that your Grandma collects sized. So if you ever wanted to create your very own personalized D&D mini where you’re crawling through the Caverns of Zork, here’s their website for more details.
Despite the rise of online stores, locally owned comic book stores are still a core part of nerd culture and a valuable part of our pop culture heritage. Whenever I can I try to support our local comic stores because they are an endangered species that won’t be around much longer.
Crescent City Comics is a major part of Louisiana’s comic book culture. They’ve been a New Orleans institution for more than 20 years and they’ve survived floods and hurricanes to tirelessly give comic book fans in the Big Easy a place to meet and talk and (hopefully) buy. I was so happy to see Wizard World had enough room for them and honestly life down here in this damned swamp filled with giant bugs, giant birds, killer reptiles, and tiny lobsters would be unbearable without them. They are the best and you should always stop by to see them when you’re buying comics in the Land that Care Forgot.
So that’s all for this year. I am planning on bringing my handsome face to other cons at some point so stay tuned here at Three if by Space, True Believers, for all the hot photographic action