Christmas in Slidell

It's the most wonderful time of the year~ Looking for some Holiday Cheer? Check out below for some fun local events quite near! This year Slidell kicked out Christmas with the Bayou Jam Christmas Spectacular on December 1st. In attendance was Vince Vance and the Valiants, best known for their hit "All I Want for…
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100 Years of King Tut

November marks the 100th anniversary of the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamen. Possibly the most famous king of ancient Egypt, Tutankhamun (commonly known as King Tut to modern people). He was one of the last pharaohs of the 18th dynasty, possibly the son of Akhenaten. Tutankhamen was nine years old when he ascended to…
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National Chess Day

October 9th is National Chess Day! In 1976, President Gerald Ford declared October 9th to be National Chess Day, in observance of the internationally renowned board game. Though the earliest origin of Chess can be found in 7th century India, Chess as we know it evolved around the 15th century in Spain. By this point…
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Star Trek Day

Happy Star Trek Day! September 8th is the day Star Trek premiered back in 1966. Star Trek was a ground-breaking television show in many ways! Gene Roddenberry conceived Star Trek in 1964, inspired by Gulliver's Travels, Wagon Train, and Horatio Hornblower. The series follows the adventures of the USS Enterprise of the United Federation of Planets, an…
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National Lighthouse Day

  August 7 is National Lighthouse Day! Let's celebrate by honoring some local lighthouses, past and present. The oldest known lighthouse in Louisiana was the Frank Island Lighthouse. Marking the entrance to the Mississippi River, the earliest planning started in 1803. Numerous delays, including Louisiana changing hands a few times and the War of 1812…
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Comic Conventions

Do you know the history of the 'comics convention?' Nowadays, conventions are held around the year and cover a variety of fandoms, comics of course, but also other media franchises, such as from film and television. In several cases, conventions that started out as just comics only grew to include all kinds of media, often…
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