VENDORS, COSPLAYERS, AND GUESTS
LOUISIANA RETRO CON FALL 2023 VENDORS, FOOD, AND ATTRACTIONS
THRIFT PAPI RETRO GAMES
Thrift Papi offers an excellent selection of video games, retro toys, and much more! He will be accepting trade-ins at the event!
YELLOW ROSE RETRO
Yellow Rose Retro is a traveling video game vendor from the heart of Texas. They carry a variety of genres of multi-platform consoles and video games, as well as import TCG and other tabletop gaming supplies! THIS VENDOR ACCEPTS TRADE-INS!
DAVE'S GAMING GALAXY
Dave's Gaming Galaxy is a travelling video game pop-up store that attends multiple conventions, swap meets and trade fairs throughout the year in Louisiana and Mississippi. This vendor will be accepting TRADE-INS!
Dibbz is a local video game LAN café in the heart of Metairie, LA. They will be offering their resurfacing skills at our convention for those that would like their games fixed. The professional repair service will only be $5 per disk. PLEASE NOTE that they can ONLY repair disk-based games and NOT retro cartridges.
ERIC'S TOY EMPORIUM
Eric's Toy Emporium is our FIRST-EVER vendor from the Noble, Oklahoma area! ETE specializes in all things video games, Funko POP! figures, trading cards, retro toys, and much more!
PREMIERE VIDEO GAME XTREME
Owner Mr. Kevin P. runs a retro video game shop out of Pocahantas, AR. His business also has vended at several trade shows and conventions within his area. PV Game Xtreme will be offering a huge selection of video games, toys, comic books, trading cards, and much more!
GBS VIDEO GAMES & COLLECTIBLES
GBS (also known as GameBoySwag) Video Games & Collectibles is one of our longest-running vendors, with this being their third show with us. Owner Sean Servay is a major collector and fan of video games, and always has great products at excellent prices.
Lotus 314 is a husband and wife-ran small business that originally started out as an eBay online reselling store. They will have lots of video games, toys, comic books, trading cards, plushies, collectibles, and much more!
Firehouse Finds is ran by Grey N, a local of Raceland, LA. He is another returning vendor from our January convention. Based primarily out of Prairieville, Firehouse Finds is a video game and toy collector, with a portion of any sales going towards different fire-related charities. They will be selling video games from across the ages, toys, and even some art!
VALOR'S VIDEO GAMES
Valor's Video Games will have video games ranging from just a few dollars, to highly sought games over $100+. This vendor will be accepting trade-ins at the event!
DEEP FRIED COLLECTIBLES
Deep Fried Collectibles offers a great variety of video games, trading cards, and of course, COLLECTIBLES! DFC also does accept trade-ins, so be sure to bring in some goodies for him to look at!
DIGITAL ODDITIES AND CURIOSITIES
D.O.C. has an excellent selection of retro to modern video games at their disposal for sale. "All sales are out of my personal collection" says the owner, Amelie.
Otis M. brings an excellent selection of wares to the table. He’s got a wide array of retro to modern day video games, toys, and collectibles! This vendor will be accepting trade-ins at the convention, so go offer Mr. Otis your trades!
The owner, Darius Dalili, is a local video game salesman from the heart of Metairie, LA. He will have lots of quality titles, ranging from the retro ages to the modern games of today! Darius always serves up quality over quantity with a smile!
Owen Gilleland is an individual vendor who always strives to offer excellent service and products. Expect an exceptional lineup of video games and collectibles!
SAM I AM
Sam R. of Sam I Am is one of our veteran vendors, with this upcoming show being his third time at Louisiana Retro Con. He will have an excellent selection of toys, action figures, movie/media memorabilia, and so much more!
BRICK WALL TOYS
Brick Wall Toys offers one of the most excellent and quality selections of comic books from across the ages, while also offering retro/modernized toys, action figures, and many other kinds of collectibles!
BIG J'S COMICS
Big J's Comics is ran by Lafayette, LA local Mr. Jason D.
He is bringing droves of excellent comic books from across the ages, toys, collectibles, action figures, and so much more! Big J tends to even carry higher-end comics that are heavily sought after by collectors, so you never know what you may find from this amazing vendor!
Kajun Komics is a retro comic book and trading card collectors shop based out of Mandeville, LA. They will be bringing an amazing selection of various trading cards, comic books, and for the first time at our convention, there will be HOT WHEELS thanks to these people!
DopeSmack is New Orleans' NEW superhero, here to save the day! The project was created by film director/writer Joe Mexican. It began as a film featuring actor John Schneider, and later was adapted into a comic book series!
SANCTUARY GAMES AND COMICS
Sanctuary Games and Comics is a sanctuary for all things geeky, nerdy and fun. "We sell board games, card games, miniature war games, Warhammer, Dungeons & Dragons, comics, graphic novels and manga!" says owner Daniel B.
THE GUILDHALL GAMES
This booth specializes in a wide variety of Funko Pops, collectibles, and much more! They will also be accepting TRADE-INS if you're looking to get rid of some of your collectible items! From big to small, The Guildhall Games has it all!
FOUR A FINDS
The power couple Angelica and Grant of Four-A-Finds offer a great selection of Pokemon cards, collectibles, LEGO minifigures, and LEGO sets!
NERD GASM TRADING CARDS
Nerd Gasm Trading Cards is run passionately by southern LA local Greg Hood. He has a major love and appreciation for sports cards, with a wealth of knowledge crossing generations of collectors pieces. Greg is also a SUPER FAN of Super Mario Bros. 3!
BAYOU GEEK COLLECTIBLES
Bayou Geek Collectibles is another amazing returning vendor from our WINTER 2023 event this past January! You can expect a wide variety of Funko POP! figures, as well as many other collectibles and treasures. From commons to rares, Dustin of BGC has a bunch of goodies ready for a new home!
LAZY NERDS DESIGNS
Owner Aaron E. has been Baton Rouge, LA’s primary source for nerd-inspired apparel for quite some time now. Between vending at conventions and running their own storefront, Lazy Nerds Designs strives to bring quality designer video game and anime clothing items to the masses!
Kosi's Closet is ran by Baton Rouge local, Mr. Nkosi L. He is an artist and convention vendor that specializes in self-made clothing/embroidery products! From anime shirts to gaming-inspired hats, KC has a little bit of everything to give you a fresh new style!
DROP N ROLL MINIATURES
DNR Miniatures will have a variety of nerdy and custom-made items, ranging from mini statues for DnD, Warhammer/40k, wargames, anime figurines, dice towers and holders!
PRO SE PRODUCTIONS
Author Ernest Russell will have many amazing books available for purchase that feature pulp-style fictional writing!
OCTOBER NIGHTS PRESS
October Nights Press is a horror/thriller novella writer. Ran by Bram Stoker Aware finalist Mark C. Scioneaux, he has an excellent repertoire of books to choose from!
SCREAMING FISH COMICS
Screaming Fish Comics will be selling comics and graphic novels from their originally created series, Black Shadow. They will also be selling AR animated trading cards, and original art featuring the characters from the books!
Macarons aren't just your standard round shape anymore! Violet Sprinkles brings those delicious, classic treats to life with even more fun shapes and flavors!
Heather of Nerdbrew will be serving up some delicious coffee for attendees, as well as her famous bags of coffee bark! In addition, she will also have nerd-inspired gifts and jewelry available for purchase!
Bathin' Nerdy makes nerd-inspired candles, keychains, soap, bubble bath, lotions, and perfume! They will have many different products inspired by some of your favorite video games and animes!
ART BY ARTEMIS SOLAS
Art by Artemis Solas offers beautiful Pokémon and anime related artworks. A lot of her pieces are also handmade using resin!
NONO'S COSPLAY AND ART
NoNo’s Cosplay and Art by Nora Childers is an experimental artist with a variety of styles, from original glow in the dark pieces to fan art. Nora is also a cosplayer. Commissions are welcomed!
Sticky Situation is a small company based in Southern Alabama that specializes in amazing tumblers and decals. Their cups range from anything video game-related, to pop-culture themed designs.
JWO DESIGN STUDIO
JWo Design Studio is a self- taugh artist that makes various retro-style video game and kawaii art pieces, stickers, keychains, and much more!
ADORKABLE BY DESIGN
Misty of Adorkable by Design excels at handmade plushies and crafts. Her wide selection of products are as adorable as they are admirable!
WE'RE ALL MAD CREATIONS
We're All Mad Creations specializes in graphic design shadowboxes, and laser-etched glass lightboxes. They are all unique, different and handmade! One may even say they're one of a kind. "Our lightboxes can be customized" says Jamie R, one of the owners.
Louweeziana Craftn is a yarn creation and 3D printing vendor from Denham Springs, LA. Representing pop culture and video game themes in everything that they create, each item is made with love, and by hand!
Adham H. is the primary artist for the New Orleans Pokemon Go Community. The majority of the artwork he will have available will portray the Pokémon that are featured in monthly Community Day events, and also some New Orleans-themed inspirations as well.
ART BY CORY DAIGREPONT
Mr. Cory Daigrepont is an aspiring artist that hand-draws all of his works, and afterwards carefully transfers them to a digital platform for the coloring process. His artworks range from video games, to horror, to pop culture reference pieces!
A STITCHING WITCH
Breanna, the owner of ASW, makes handmade crochet and embroidered anime, video game, and kawaii plushies/apparel. "Everything is made in house and perfect for tons of fandoms" she says.
COR'S PLASTIC S'MORES
Cor's Plastic S'mores is your one stop shop for all things pixelated! Be it characters from anime, video games, or even pop culture references!
Stephannie, the owner, makes a wide variety of her products by hand! Some of these items include embroidered geeky gifts, towels, wall art, mini journals, key fobs and more!
Future mortician and mom of 3 sharing her creations with the world! The owner, Brittany, makes a variety of sublimation and resin art in the anime, video game and horror aesthetic. From tumblers, keychains, car coasters, mousepads and so much more!
Royal Dragon makes excellent Pokémon themed items by hand! They also specialize in resin and soap crafts.
360 PHOTOBOOTH BY: READY SNAP GEAUX
AsianCajun Trailer will have a great and diverse variety of food choices, varying from general tso's chicken, fried rice, shrimp tempura bowls, tacos, and much more! There's a little bit of something for everyone's taste buds!
HONEST ABE'S BARBECUE
Honest Abe's has been proudly serving the hungry folks of Houma, LA for many years now inside of their restaurant. Now, they're bringing their delicious menu options for the first time ever to our convention! Their menu includes some excellent dishes such as Pulled Pork, Wings, Pulled Pork Mac Fries, Mac & Cheese, and many other amazing options!
SOUTHERN KREOLE CRAVINGS & PASTRIES
Southern Kreole will have a fantastic assortment of good eats! Some of Chef LA's menu will include wings, seafood fries, seafood quesadillas, chicken sandwiches, and their mouthwatering Nacho Kreole Burgers.
TEXANA TACEAUXS & MORE
TexAna Taceauxs is a small business food truck from Prairieville, LA. Some of the excellent dishes they will be serving at our event will include: BIRRIA tacos, Fusion tacos, loaded fries, eggrolls, and more!
For the first time at our event, we will be having not only lemonade, but also "Jacked Lemonades", courtesy of Hurd's Stirs! What is a Jacked Lemonade you might ask? These are new and delightful twists on that classic citrusy treat that everyone has enjoyed for decades. From different berry mix-ins to exotic colors, we think you will enjoy the refreshing tastes and sips from Hurd's Stirs!
Coneheadz Snowballs is a locally-owned and family operated business focusing primarily on delicious snowballs. They will be serving up those wonderful cold confections, along with other snacks such as pickles and sunflower seeds!
LOUISIANA RETRO CON FALL 2023 COSPLAY GUESTS
THE NOLA BAT
The Nola Bat is a New Orleans born cosplayer, with a taste for heroic characters from across all of pop culture. “I both freehand and design my own templates for EVA foam cosplay builds” -Says the Bat. This is his first time ever being picked as a cosplay guest for a convention, and what a debut it is. He made a Master Chief costume in the span of SIX MONTHS just to have ready to present at the upcoming Louisiana Retro Con! We’re very excited for The Nola Bat, are you?
Will is an experienced armor crafter and prop maker from Louisiana. He is very excellent in his craft, and has many years of cosplay under his belt. He has even won some awards in cosplay contests! From Homelander to Redfield, Hoshiru is definitely a "Super-man"!
John W. Stout is a multiple grand prize award-winning cosplayer and prop builder from Northeast Louisiana. For many years, Mr. Stout has been having fun creating cosplays from video games, movies, and much more. Fun fact: John has never guested for a convention before, until NOW!
GKARTASTIC is a Texas cosplayer best known for his Spartan Halo cosplays. He is an excellent "foamsmith", having made multiple armor suits out of foam!
*DUE TO PERSONAL REASONS, THIS COSPLAY GUEST WILL BE UNFORTUNATELY UNABLE TO ATTEND.
SailorNomi.Cos is a well-known prop crafter and content creator within the Louisiana cosplaying communities. She aims to showcase the things that she loves through cosplay!
Strangecat Cosplay consists of two excellent and very well-experienced cosplayers, Carley and Vic. Together, they work hard at prop creation, as well as cosplay crafting. They have attended numerous conventions, both as attendees and also as previous cosplay guests.
Itachi4811 is a native-Louisiana cosplayer. She has been cosplaying for over 18+ years, and also loves to dance for fun. Her goal is to spread love and joy for cosplay in all of her community efforts!
THAT NERDY GIRL COSPLAYS
Layla is a 22 year old cosplayer originating from Meraux, Louisiana. She has been cosplaying since 2016, and is also a masterful prop crafter! She loves showing others how cosplaying and the gaming industry can have a positive impact on people's lives.
JAYCIE LOVES COSPLAY
Jaycielovescosplay is a New Orleans-based cosplayer with over 5+ years of cosplaying experience, and also 10+ years of self-taught knowledge in the ways of makeup. Jaycie will also be taking up the mantle as our cosplay coordinator for this convention! We are very grateful to have their talented attributes in this important position.
DRAGON FIRE COSPLAY
Dragonfirecosplay is a Louisiana cosplayer and costume maker. Dragonfire originally got into cosplaying in 2012, and started making cosplays in 2013. Since then, they have continued sharpening their skills; they have even recently started doing commissions!
SPECIAL GUESTS, FAN GROUPS, PROMOTORS AND SPONSORS FOR LOUISIANA RETRO CON FALL 2023
Jeremy is the owner and head developer of a NEW Louisiana-based indie video game studio known as Jrago Studios. His very first video game, Jrago The Demon Hunter, just recently launched on Steam on June 30th, 2023!
The Rushmore Show is a family-friendly YouTube ranking show, where it's all about "Your Top 4 and Nothing More"! Kirk and Andy take discussions about some of the greatest topics of all time to the next level.
Rene Boucher is a professional wrestler, born and raised in the heart of Louisiana. He is also the son of a WATERBOY. "My daddy knew all there was about high quality H20, and how to not stand down from a fight sha" says Rene. "I just wanna share love and good times with my PADNAS!"
Mr. Jamie runs the Fave Five From Fans Podcast in the local Louisiana area, where it's all about our favorite things! He will be doing LIVE interviews with attendees throughout the day!
16 BIT PICNIC
16 Bit Picnic is a cooking and gaming show on Youtube. They will be interviewing people throughout the day of the event, and there may be even a few other surprises.
ZHONGLI, HOST OF THE COSPLAY PODCAST
Zhongli is a beginner POC podcaster interviewing cosplayers about their experiences and stories in the cosplay community. They will be interviewing anyone willing to be on the show throughout the day, so feel free to stop by their booth for a meet and greet at our event!
THE MANDALORIAN MERCS VESHOK DIVISION
Veshok Clan represents Mississippi and Louisiana in the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club. The Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club is the world's premier custom Mandalorian costume organization.
NAACG LAFAYETTE CHAPTER
The North American Assassin's Creed Guild: Lafayette Chapter is a fan group based on the hit video game series, with its members looking to help change the world one step at a time.
Moonie Maids is a Louisiana-based performance group created by Maid Michiru/Neptune and co-led by Maid Usagi/Moon! "We focus on a variety of dance styles and music including K-Pop, J-Pop, Anime Music, Idol Music, Just Dance, and other varieties for everyone to enjoy!" says the maids.
CANDY MIX MAIDS
Candy Mix Maids is a candy-themed maid performance group that does shows across the state of Louisiana. With a major focus on community, the team strives to attend and host events that bring the Louisiana cosplay community closer together.
ST TAMMANY COLLECTORS CON
This was the convention that inspired us over a year ago. Their CEO taught us things that are not only helpful, but also unforgettable. They came to our first show as a booth to show their support, then came back as attendees at our second event. Now, for our third event, we would like to welcome back St. Tammany Collector's Convention at LOUISIANA RETRO CON FALL 2023!
AIE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE
AIE is a 2 year digital arts college that specializes in Game Art and Animation, Game Programming, Game Design and Production and 3D Animation for Filming. They will have a booth at the convention demonstrating and offering information on their college programs. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to become a video game developer!
Nerd Swap is a video game, pop culture and collectible swap meet, with a goal of bringing the community together through engaging events. Their swaps feature collaborations with local vendors, artists, charities, and businesses. "Everyone can be a winner at Nerd Swap", says one of the founders.