Consortium of Genius: Live From the PinChurch 9/28/18

The Mystic Krewe is excited to present another of our amazing Live From the PinChurch shows, this time…

It’s a NERD ROCK TAKEOVER!

The Consortium of Genius are an industrial-strength powerhouse featuring four cerebral miscreants and a wise-cracking robot who jolt their audience into staggering submission. The resulting evil brainchild is part musical showcase, part sketch comedy, and all hi-tech magic!

C.O.G. debuted at a science fiction con (N.O.S.F.F.F.’96) and have gone on to perform at many large and small fannish events through the years: Dragon*Con (1998 and 2006), CoastCon (2001 and 2011), BabelCon (2008 2009), New Orleans Worst Film Festival (1998), Exoticon (2000), The House of Shock (2001-today), Fear Fest (2007), Ancient City Con (2010), Wizard World Comic Con (2011, 2012), Nerdapalooza (2011), Marscon (2012), Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbacchus (2011, 2012, 2015), World Steam Expo (2012), Contraflow (2012, 2013), Pensacon (2014), and NOLA Time Fest (2013, 2015, 2016), a convention co-launched by the Consortium of Genius itself!

The group regularly tops the nerd-rock charts, with eight songs to date aired by ‘Dr. Demento’ on his national radio show and a #1 single for 20 straight weeks on the Mad Music Archive with ‘They Said I Was Mad’.

The Consortium of Genius have released four CD’s to date: “Free Brains and Dead Bodies” (2000), “In C.O.G. We Trust” (2004) ‘Music For Supervillains’ (2010), featuring a tie-in comic book as well as such guest stars as bassist Sean Yseult of White Zombie and Matt Bruson of Kingom of Sorrow/Crowbar, and Strange Transmissions From Uranus” (2015), an entire album of favorite covers performed by the group. C.O.G.’s first DVD, “History of Future Civilization” (2003), is a compilation of the group’s video output from 1997-2003, including concert footage, music videos, commercials, and their award winning short film ‘C.O.G. vs. the Phantom.’ The C.O.G. are currently working on their next DVD, as well as production of their self-titled TV show, while they pursue a network contract to produce the show professionally. Meanwhile, the C.O.G. are also the subject of a self-titled online webcomic, readable at www.cogcomics.thecomicseries.com

“The music is raucous and irreverent, and fun to listen to as the video and light show dazzles your eyez. Sexy lab assistants in short white lab coats. Science. Technology. World domination. Everything you could ever expect from the term ‘rock show.’ Best show ever performed in the universe.” – The Charming Prince blog

LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE – SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE FOR ORDER FORM!

Purchase/Pre-register tickets here!


Tickets are just $20 per person, and available in VERY LIMITED QUANTITIES, which includes access to the private arcade/studio, the PinChurch. Normally this special place only available to Mystic Krewe members. These special events are opportunities to see the space, play the games, and enjoy a world class concert in an intimate and unique venue! There are no walk-ups. Only pre-registered tickets are available, and only here:


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How do the pre-order ticket work? There are no walk-ups. This is a show in a private studio, with a very limited number of public tickets. The show will be professionally recorded for later showing, along with a one-time live stream. Pre-order tickets here and you will be e-mailed directions to the show (in Metairie, just a few minutes from New Orleans proper) – the doors open at 7pm and the show will start around 8:30pm. There are all sorts of fun things going on at the live party. If you can make it, you don’t want to miss this opportunity – use the form above!

Want to Join Us?
The Mystic Krewe is looking for creative, passionate, ethical, progressive people to join our ranks and help us create a fun and friendly organzation. We like to socialize and play games, but also learn, teach and share, and collaborate on business ventures and other projects. If this sounds interesting to you, consider petitioning to become a member. Check the topics on the upper nav bar under "About Us": "FAQ", and "Membership" for more information, then Contact Us to set up a meeting and tour!

Sell or donate your Pinball or Arcade game to us!

If you have an old pinball machine -- in any condition, consider donating or selling the game to us. We will restore it to its former glory and share it with others. For more info Contact Us!
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MK is looking to open a public arcade! YOU can help!
Our collection of games, our museum and our expertise in restoring, maintaining and operating the South's largest collection of vintage coin-op machine is available to partner with others in the area! We are specifically looking for a public venue where we can set up a very special, unique array of vintage pinball and other devices. We can offer a very attractive and lucrative arrangement with someone in the area who has experience and resources! Club owners, investors, entrepreneurs, restauranteurs.... contact us to set up a meeting and let us show you how to have one of the most unique businesses in the country. Location won't matter. People will come from hundreds of miles around to visit this place. If you have resources and are intrigued, Contact Us
Active Projects
Below is a sampling of the active projects taking place within the Mystic Krewe. These are not all that's going on. If you would like to participate, contact us.

  • Video Editing & Production Study Group - ongoing weekly meetings to learn beginner, basic and advanced videography, using HD cameras and Adobe Creative Suite CS6 (Premier Pro, After Affects, Photoshop, etc.)
  • Pinball Repair - Ongoing sessions showcasing basic and advanced pinball and video game repairs. Members come by at their leisure and we tackle various projects.
  • Music Group - MK members comprise a number of popular bands in the area as well as aspiring musicians. We regularly assemble to learn, teach, share and jam in the studio.
  • Basic Electronics/Micro Controllers by example - We're working with the Beaglebone microcomputer, the next generation over the Raspberry Pi, and learning basic electronics and embedded systems by developing a few simple and useful devices. Our flagship product will be a super-intelligent custom A/C thermostat/humidistat.
  • Computer-controlled DMX systems - Using computers to control lights and FX controllers.
  • Stained Glass Workshop - preparing for a class on how to make stained glass art.
  • ProTools and audio recording systems - The ongoing setup and configuration of our multi-track digital studio and podcasting system.
  • Construction and woodworking - We are designing and building custom desks and other fixtures, as well as working on unique artistic pieces and furniture to resell.
  • Mobile Applications Development - Android and IOS development groups are forming to begin learning and designing mobile apps, forming business ventures around these projects.
  • .... and more!
Want to help?
In our quest to celebrate learning, creativity, responsibility, personal advancement, sharing and helping each other and our community. Please consider giving what you can. Any token donation goes a long way in helping cover our expenses and increase our impact on the community. It means so much!

While financial donations are the most critical at this point, if you have other material items or resources to offer our group, please contact us! Thank you so much!!