Saturday, May 6th is Free Comic Book Day.
Each year on FCBD, comics shops offer a selection of specialized free comic books from all the major comics publishers.
Join us at BSI Comics! We will have sales, prize giveaways and of course FREE COMICS!
This year our special guests include actor Jason Carter of the legendary scifi show Babylon 5! We also have artists Preston Asevedo and Jesse Elliot, podcaster/ author Blake Petit and the Week in Geek Radio Show.
Click on the link to sign up for the facebook event page.
Best known to sci-fi fans for his role as Ranger Marcus Cole on “Babylon 5”, Jason Carter has dozens of credits in acting roles from both stage and screen.
Preston is the creator of Rockabilly Roadtrip, a comic book about a cross-country love story of a man, his car and his homemade bride. In addition to creating his own comics, Preston is also an incredible painter.
Born in South Korea and growing up in New Orleans, Jesse Elliott has always had a passion for drawing and creating art. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans, he now spends much of his time working as a freelance artist.
Jesse’s long-time love of geek culture–comic books (graphic novels to you book store patrons), video games, anime and manga, etc., is immediately apparent in his art, in both style and subject matter.
Blake M. Petit is a writer, columnist, reviewer, podcaster, actor, director, and teacher from Ama, Louisiana. He is the author of several novels, short stories and nonfiction examinations of geek culture available both in print and in eBook form. He’s the co-host, with whoever the hell is available that week, of the All New Showcase pop culture podcast and ruminates about movies at the Reel to Reel film study blog. Blake is a member of the board of directors of the Thibodaux Playhouse theatre company in Thibodaux Louisiana, where his original stage play The 3-D Radio Show was produced in 2004. In a former life as a newspaper editor, his weekly Think About It column won the Louisiana Press Association Award for best column in 2001. In his free time, he teaches high school English, which at the moment pays better than the rest of his more impressive-sounding endeavors put together.
Host of the Week in Geek, Author, Pseudo-Celebrity, Gamer (Paper & Pencil), Live-Action Role-Player, Xbox Enthusiast, History Lover, and Father. A lifelong resident of New Orleans that has been involved in Southern Fandom since his first convention at the tender age of 15. Over the past 10 years his highly controversial alter-ego JOE BOB has MC'd over 50 Charitable Events at Conventions all along the Gulf Coast. He has also led panel discussions at several Conventions on Topics ranging from writing Steampunk stories to “How to Throw the Perfect Room Party”. David was also the Owner of the Bar “Spider's Web” in New Orleans. During that time he gave refuge to LARPers in need of gaming space and threw theme parties of epic proportions. The Week in Geek is his brainchild. It is an attempt to provide Geeks, Nerds, Fan Groups, and Geeky Charitable Organizations, a platform in which they may promote events and recruit members. Other Radio Stations refused to take calls or ideas from people they deemed Nerds. Our Radio Show and Station are the only ones in the New Orleans Area that give our fellow Geeks a Voice. You can find his short story “Arms R.A.C.E.” in the book “New Orleans by Gaslight” available on Amazon.com
Co-Host of the Week in Geek, Cosplayer, gamer, Dragonslayer, and geek extraordinaire! He has been part of the Gulf Coast Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Gaming community for over 20 years having been or is an active member of many organizations such as the 501st Legion, Krewe du Who, Society for Creative Anachronisms, and the Wargames and Fantasy Cosplay Troop. Brian has been an avid gamer for the past 30 years be it role-playing, board, card, or miniature war games he has played his fair share. On the cosplay front Brian makes many of the costumes that he wears and has even done a bit of makeup for Lucasfilm. He also enjoys passing along his costuming knowledge through teaching others to make costumes for themselves, Brian is always happy to share what he knows. On film, Brian has had some opportunities like the Dragonslayer commercial you can see at www.ikilldragons.com, playing the dad in the 48 film fest production Apocalyptic Problems, as a spokesperson for the 501st on WGNO's News with a Twist, and in Krewe du Who Time fest promo commercials. Brian is currently in production doing audio book narration. Brian knows that there is always something new in geekdom to see or do and is eager for his next great adventure!