Louisiana Comic Con (The Lafayette Version) 2.0!

Lafayette, LA

Lafayette, LA gets ready for another dose of awesome nerdiness with the second Louisiana Comic Con which takes place in less than two weeks!  On the weekend of October 8th and 9th, the heart of Louisiana will be home to the likes of Boba Fett, Winston Zeddemore, Father Gabriel, and tons of other wonderful celebrity guests, authors, cosplayers, and vendors.

I attended last year’s event and it was a huge success.  I got to catch up with my favorite green friends, Orion’s Envy, and also got to meet Lew Temple of The Walking Dead and Mayor Goldie Wilson himself, Donald Fullilove, from Back To The Future.  This year looks to be just as exciting, with a guest list that includes Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett from Star Wars), Ernie Hudson (Winston from Ghostbusters and star of many other films and television shows), Seth Gilliam (Father Gabriel from The Walking Dead), Deep Roy (from the new Star Trek films, the new Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and many more films), and many more!

I actually met Mr. Bulloch a few years ago at another convention.  If you have the chance to meet him, take it!  There are very few actors who are as approachable and friendly as Mr. Bulloch.  I highly recommend meeting him (and Doctor Who fans, he was on the classic series as well).

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I also recommend visiting  with Chuck Huber, who is well known in the anime world for his voice acting abilities, but whom I love for his work as Bones in Star Trek Continues.  I am also very fond of cosplayer Cami Roebuck, who isn’t just a great cosplayer.  She’s an excellent crafter as well (my daughter has a Superman pillow that Cami created).

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If you happen to be in the Lafayette area in two weeks, be sure to check out the Louisiana Comic Con.  It’s a family-friendly event that will feature panels, artists, authors, and all sorts of vendors.  I really enjoyed last year and hope that this year is just as great!

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For more information on the event, click here and see what the event has to offer.

Oh, and on a completely different note, Bonnie Gordon is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

I hope to make it out to the event either late Saturday morning/afternoon or on Sunday.  I hope I get to see you there!  As always, thanks for reading.  I plan on giving a full update (pictures included) about the event once it has passed!

Star Trek’s 50th Anniversary

Space, The Final Frontier….

It has been fifty years since Gene Roddenberry first showed the world his idea of a bright and wonderful future.  While I wasn’t around for those early voyages, I was able to join up with the crew of the Enterprise when I went to the movies with my cousins to see Star Trek II:  The Wrath of Khan.  After that, I watched Star Trek:  The Next Generation off and on (when weather would permit), but my primary connection to Trek was through the films.

Within the last decade or so, I’ve really sunk my teeth into the adventures of not only the Enterprise, but of Voyager, Deep Space Nine, and Enterprise.  Voyager has become my second favorite Trek series (behind TOS), and Janeway is my favorite Captain.

I’ve written an extensive look into my relationship with Star Trek a good bit back, and you’re free to check it out.  For now, I just want to acknowledge the fact that Star Trek has had a huge impact on the world and share a few photos of my favorite characters.  Also included in this collage is a photo of the crew from the excellent fan production Star Trek Continues.  They are the only fan production that I’ve ever donated to, and I’ll support and promote them until the day I die!

I hope you enjoyed these photos and, as always, thanks for reading.  I’ve neglected my blog in recent weeks due to work, but I promise to write more in the next few weeks.  In fact, there’s a convention coming up in less than a month in Lafayette, LA, and I plan to be there.  I hope to see a few of you there!