About Us


“Just your average Victorian Goth trying to survive the southern heat”

Brief Bio: I’m a nerdy, goth, trans, D&D and video game addict who’s had to curtail her comic book addiction due to space issues. I’m a huge fan of Critical Role. I’ve started to become a podcast devourer. And I fund these and my addiction to coffee by teaching at Tier 1 Research University.

Tabletop Games: Eldritch Horror, Munchkin, Cards Against Humanity, King of Tokyo

Role-Playing Games: Rolemaster, Middle Earth Role-playing, Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder, Fantasy AGE, Star Wars RPG, Vampire: the Masquerade, Mage: the Ascension.

Video Games: World of Warcraft (FOR THE HORDE!), Rift, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Zelda II: The Adventure of Link, Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Castlevania, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, Super Mario Bros. 2, Devil May Cry, Witcher, Dragon Age, Cuphead, Baldur’s Gate, Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, Metroid, Adventures of Lolo, Shadowgate, Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI, Bloodrayne, Wolfenstein

Comic Books: SandmanHellblazer, Death: the High Cost of Living, Justice League: Dark, Birds of Prey, Anything connected to Gotham City, Hellboy, Johnny the  Homicidal Maniac, Steve Lichman, Uncanny X-Men, Invincible Iron Man, Thor: For Asgard (and most other Thor series), Loki

Books: The HogfatherWitches Abroad, and Small Gods (and the other Discworld novels) by Terry Pratchett, American Gods by Neil Gaiman, Dirty Magic by Jaye Wells, The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn, Guilty Pleasures and Circus of the Damned by Laurell K. Hamilton, The Magicians by Lev Grossman, A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin, A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, Violin by Anne Rice, Needful Things by Stephen King.

Television Series: LuciferDoctor Who, Hell’s Kitchen, Master Chef, Master Chef Junior, Top Chef, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Adventure Time, The Simpsons, Whose Line is it Anyway, Fawlty Towers, Coupling (BBC Version, thankyouverymuch), Golden Girls, Castlevania (Netflix Anime!), XXXholic, Hellsing, Death Note (anime), Girl Meets World, Boy Meets World, Constantine, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Are You Afraid of the Dark.

Movies: The Dark Knight, Iron Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Seventh Seal, Through a Glass Darkly, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, (surprisingly) Captain America: the First Avenger, Wonder Woman, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, The Harry Potter series, Beetlejuice, The Craft, Interview with a Vampire, Men in Black, Thor, Star Wars IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, III, Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, The Breakfast Club

Food: German food, Greek/Lebanese food, Thai food, Chinese food, Japanese food, Mexican food, Tex-Mex, pizza, cheesecake, cookies, wine, cheeseburgers, beef tartare, cakes, pies, wedding cake (seriously, why else do you show up at a reception?), marzipan, cupcakes

Music: Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Sisters of Mercy, Lena, Bauhaus, Chvrches, Lordi, Judas Priest, Jethro Tull, Lindsey Sterling, Postmodern Jukebox, The Rolling Stones, Steve Vai, baroque and 19th century violin composers, Wagnerian opera, Avenue Q, Sweeney Todd, The Cure, VNV Nation

Other: Cats; Bunnies; Bats; medieval Northern Europe; dates with Leigh that involve pajamas, sofas, pizza, cats, and video games; conversations over coffee, long walks through the cemetery, bad puns!

Social MediaYou can follow Johanna on Social Media:  Instagram:  Robin_Schadel, Twitter: @Robin_Schadel

Twitch Streaming: I try to stream around 7:00 pm Central Standard Time. I usually stream indie games I find on Steam, but I may start streaming mainstream titles and/or classic video games. My Twitch channel is:  twitch.tv/robin_schadel 


8BF324CA-3F81-45B2-8440-9BE6A03C5BB0Brief Bio: Leigh Ward-Broussard was born in Texas, something that she is very proud of much to the dismay of her wife. She is also very proud to have studied theatre at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX although she didn’t finish due to a family trauma. She started and ran the SWLA Browncoats until 2015 when she moved to Baton Rouge to marry her current partner, Johanna, who is beautiful and amazing and probably rolling her eyes as she reads this. She has also worked with ACTS Theatre (Lake Charles) and Mechcorps Entertainment (Houston) in the past and considers both of these groups family. Currently, she is working in the kitchen at Tsunami and working towards the goal of becoming a pastry chef.

Tabletop Games:   Cards Against Humanity, Elder Sign, Risk: Legacy, Werewolf, Ninja Burger, Red Dragon Inn just to name a few.

Role-Playing Games: Mostly DnD 5e and Fantasy Age. Branching out into Pathfinder, Star Wars, Dread, and Vampire: the Masquerade. Also, Kaleidoscope, a chat-text based RPG she and friends developed in college.

Video Games: Dance Dance Revolution, Katamari Damacy, Soul Calibur, Kingdom Hearts, Loco Moco, Lumines, and many classics such as the Mario, Pokémon and Zelda franchises.

Comic Books: Strong Female Protagonist, Girl Genius, Nimona, Cyanide & Happiness, The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ and Amal, Persepolis, Vox Machina: Origins, Captain Marvel, Ms. Marvel, Avengers, early 90’s X-men and Street Fighter comics and a ton of random manga and Webtoons. And all of the Firefly comics except for one.

Books:  Anything by Neil Gaiman or Tanith Lee, The Abhorsen series by Garth Nix, 500 Kingsoms series by Mercedes Lackey, Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling, the All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness, various works by Tamora Pierce, George R.R. Martin, William Shakespeare, Cassandra Clare, and tons of early to mid 90’s Star Wars novels, especially the ones by Kevin J. Anderson.

Television Series:  Firefly, Buffy, Pushing Daisies, Dead Like Me, 2 Broke Girls, RWBY, Sailor Moon (original and Crystal), Gundam Wing, Uta No Prince-Sama, Saiyuki, Cowboy Bebop, Project Runway, Rupaul’s Drag Race, and anything about cooking or food.

Movies: Princess Bride, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Moulin Rouge, Shakespeare in Love, Pacific Rim, Marvel Cinematic Universe, Star Wars (sans prequels), Repo! the Genetic Opera, Suspiria, Vertigo, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, Across The Universe, The Producers, filmed live productions of the Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, and Rent.

Food: Bacon, onions, barbecue, kolaches, Macarons, Cheesecake, Cookies, Pies, sushi, foie gras, charcuterie, fancy cheese, salsa, tacos, hash browns, chicken wings, pierogis, dumplings…. I’m a total foodie so the list goes on and on and on.

Music:  BLUE OCTOBER, Tufstrings, Harvard of the South, Silverchair, Lindsey Stirling, Strata, the Bedlam Bards, Cu Dubh, Arctic Monkeys, Wendy Colonna, Led Zeppelin, Sia, Post Modern Jukebox, Alt-J, Glass Animals, Radiohead, the Love Leighs, Bob Schneider, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Garth Brooks, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Willie Nelson.

Other: Anything Phantom of the Opera except the movie version with Gerard Butler. Huge fan of many musicals and plays. Also, love doing charity work and have been honored to work with multiple charities in the past including the Queen of Pink foundation, The Autism Society of Acadiana, Project Independence, Colors for a Cause, St. Jude’s and Habitat for Humanity.

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