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Defender Picks



November 28th

Pelicans v. Jazz

Vivint Smart Home Arena

Utah takes on New Orleans


Mac Miller

The Joy, 8p.m.

Also ft. Tory Lanez, Michael Christmas and Njomza


Classic Weekend Jam

Lakefront Arena, 8p.m.

Ft. Yo Gotti and Rick Ross


Bayou Classic

Superdome, 4p.m.

Southern University v. Grambling State University


Football & Courtyard Bar

Gasa Gasa, 7p.m.

Football and alcohol— need we say more?


Bad Girls of Burlesque

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Drinks, music and burlesque


November 29th

Saints v. Texans

NRG Stadium, 12p.m.

Nola takes on Houston


Holiday Inn

Prytania, 10a.m.

1942 flick starring Fred Astaire


Joe Krown Trio

Maple Leaf, 10p.m.

Also ft. Walter “Wolfman Washington and Russell Batiste


Gospel Brunch

House of Blues, 10a.m.

Definitely try the chicken and waffles


Hot 8 Brass Band

Howlin’ Wolf, 10p.m.

Classic NOLA jams


November 30th

Big K.R.I.T.

House of Blues, 8p.m.

Part of the Kritically Acclaimed Tour



Higher Heights Reggae Band

Blue Nile, 9p.m.

Get your reggae jams on


Glen David Andrews

b.b.a., 10p.m.

Nola jams


Aurora Nealand & Royal Roses

Maison, 7p.m.

Traditional jazz meets modernity

Comic Con Vet Offers Survival Tips

by Megan Pearl

This February, in a city where a man needs little excuse to dress up like he’s from another universe, one convention gives him the ability to take costuming to another level. The 2014 Wizard World and New Orleans Comic Con kicks off at the Convention Center on Friday February 7, and lasts through Sunday, February 9. 


Comic Con veteran Sylvia Seal wrote a list of survival tips for this year on her blog Glisten While You Run. Those tips include buying your tickets early, arriving early and bringing cash.


“There is going to be an expo,” Seal Said. “So you could get that first edition comic book or a graphic novel you want. But you should have a budget because it’s exciting and you’ll want everything.”


Seal also recommends bringing cash because although there is an ATM in the convention center, the fee to withdraw is more than a usual fee.


Seal said she has been to about five Comic Cons, and she participates in the cosplay.


“I’m still working on my outfit but I do enjoy cosplay,” Seal said. “I’m a fan girl. I love science fiction.”


Seal said she loves Star Wars, and has dressed up as Princess Leia in the past.


“I’m still working on my costume for this year,” Seal said.


However, it’s more than just the typical costume one may think of for Halloween. Those invested in Comic Con cosplay know the history of their character and the universe in which that character exists.


Seal said she is most excited to see Matt Smith, who just finished his stint as Doctor Who, Stan Lee, who created some of the best known comic worlds, The Walking Dead characters, and Linda Hamilton from the Terminator.


Hopefully we’ll get some unique things to come home with. Autographs and photographs are a fee too. I would suggest buying photographs first.


Seal, a mother herself, advises parents to bring their children and let them dress up. It may be scary for them to see an alien, but for the most part it’s just good fun.


“It’s a family friendly event,” Seal said. “It’s our pop culture event and I hope to see everyone there.”

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