2016 is here and it’s time for our first big convention – Wizard World New Orleans. We’ve been talking about this one on our podcast for months already and the weekend is finally here. Steve and Sully, along with our friend Veronica (Roni) from Nerdy Curiosities, will load up and head out across Texas and into Louisiana for a nerdy adventure.
Our goal at the convention is to bring the action to you! We’ll comb the show floor, attend the panels & try to meet some of the celebrities in attendance and share updates to our social channels as the weekend progresses. We hope you’ll follow along and interact with us along the way.
Wizard World New Orleans 2016 – DETAILS
When: January 8-9-10 (Fri-Sat-Sun)
Where: New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Who: The lineup for this convention is pretty amazing and includes the following celebrities: (subject to change)
- Chris Evans (Captain America, Fantastic Four, Snowpiercer)
- Jeremy Renner (Avengers, Bourne Legacy, Mission Impossible)
- Anthony Mackie (Avengers, The Hurt Locker, The Night Before)
- Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter, Captain America)
- Frank Grillo (Captain America: Winter Soldier & Civil War, Warrior)
- Joe & Anthony Russo (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War)
- Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead, Blade 2, Boondock Saints)
- Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead)
- Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead)
- Joe Bernthal (The Walking Dead, Daredevil, The Wolf of Wall Street)
- Scott Wilson (The Walking Dead, Monster, CSI, The X-Files)
- Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who)
- Karen Gillan (Doctor Who, Guardians of the Galaxy)
- Ben McKenzie (Gotham, The O.C., Southland)
- Erin Richards (Gotham)
- Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Ash vs Evil Dead)
- William Shatner (Star Trek, T.J. Hooker)
- …. and many, many more
More Information: For more info on the convention, tickets, hotel & travel info, hours and more
- Official Website
- Facebook Page
Wizard World New Orleans 2016 – FOLLOW ALONG
Assuming we can get a connection to the interwebs (we WILL find a way), we’ll be sharing as much info as possible from the convention and here are the places you can follow along (in order of how often we’ll be sharing)
- Twitter (@theNerdFu) – expect a lot of action here, especially during the panels.
frequency: 10-20 tweets a day
- Instagram (@theNerdFu) – we love sharing photos & we can guarantee some original images.
frequency: 5-10 posts a day
- Facebook (NerdFu) – expect a few posts each day. #NoSpamming – Be sure to Like, Comment & share.
frequency: 3-5 posts a day
- tumblr (theNerdFu) – we know you kids like the tumblr, so we post there too – why not?
frequency: 3-5 posts a day
- TheNerdFu.com – And (of course) we’ll be pulling together some posts when we have a few seconds free! Most posts will come a day or two after the panels. It takes us a little while to catch up.
Follow along on all our social media channels, bookmark the blog and, above all else, interact! That’s right. Like, comment, share, ask us questions, comment on your favorite photos, etc. #NerdsUnite
Let us know if you have any questions, comments or requests (other than “will you pick up this exclusive for me?” – ain’t nobody got time for that!)
We will definitely be stalking ALL your social media this weekend for updates. Have a great time!