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Beauty and the Beast Featured Set by The Portrait Dude

Posted  February 22, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

When Wes (The Portrait Dude) mentioned that this set was available to us, we decided we had to jump on it and interrupt our just-started Katsucon 2017 content stream. Wes got together at a castle in northern Ohio with the incredibly talented Knightmage and SuperKayce (I thinks it’s very obvious who is who) for this outstanding […]

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Con Reports

Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Showcase One, Prime Cosplay & Photography

Posted  February 21, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We begin our coverage of Katsucon 2017 with the first set from Prime Cosplay and Photography! Steven was pulling multiple duties, (as most of us do) shooting video and trying to grab hall shots at the same time. While Katsucon has always been one of the busiest places for cosplayers and cosplay photographers, in this set […]

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Con Reports

Ohayocon 2017 Cosplay Showcase by The Portrait Dude!

Posted  February 20, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Last month we were lucky enough to have Wes, The Portrait Dude, photograph cosplayers at Ohayocon 2017. Held at the greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohayocon is one of the first cons of the year to draw cosplayers from all over the Steel Belt and the Northeast. Cosplayers in this showcase include Akakioga, Kim is Possible […]

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Movies

Logan Is The X-Universe Movie We Need AND Deserve

Posted  February 18, 2017  by  Alec Bellante

It’s sad to see Hugh Jackman leave us as Wolverine (he has confirmed this is his last movie in the role) but he does so behind the best-written and best-produced of any of the X-Men or Wolverine movies to date — and featuring the best action. Below is my spoiler-free review of Logan, telling you […]

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Movies

The Great Wall Is Less Great, More ‘Meh’

Posted  February 17, 2017  by  Byron D. Zero

The early 21st Century in the film industry has had a very strong ongoing debate about the whitewashing of various aspects of Asian culture, from the cancelled potential train wreck that was Hollywood’s attempt at Akira, to The Last Samurai which was heavily reliant upon the infamous “White Savior” trope. With an outcry for diversity […]

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Cosplay & Style

Inside Cosplay With ‘Behind The Seams’ Series!

Posted  February 14, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Are you interested in the process of crafting costumes and props? Curious about how different cosplayers approach their hobby? Well, you can of course come to our Cosplay And Photography Expo this August in New Hampshire. But you should also check out Behind the Seams! Behind the Seams is the new YouTube series we are […]

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Cosplay & Style

Beauty and the Beast Featured Set by The Portrait Dude

Posted  February 22, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

When Wes (The Portrait Dude) mentioned that this set was available to us, we decided we had to jump on it and interrupt our just-started Katsucon 2017 content stream. Wes got together at a castle in northern Ohio with the incredibly talented Knightmage and SuperKayce (I thinks it’s very obvious who is who) for this outstanding […]

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Con Reports

Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Showcase One, Prime Cosplay & Photography

Posted  February 21, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We begin our coverage of Katsucon 2017 with the first set from Prime Cosplay and Photography! Steven was pulling multiple duties, (as most of us do) shooting video and trying to grab hall shots at the same time. While Katsucon has always been one of the busiest places for cosplayers and cosplay photographers, in this set […]

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Ohayocon 2017 Cosplay Showcase by The Portrait Dude!

Posted  February 20, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Last month we were lucky enough to have Wes, The Portrait Dude, photograph cosplayers at Ohayocon 2017. Held at the greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohayocon is one of the first cons of the year to draw cosplayers from all over the Steel Belt and the Northeast. Cosplayers in this showcase include Akakioga, Kim is Possible […]

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Movies

Logan Is The X-Universe Movie We Need AND Deserve

Posted  February 18, 2017  by  Alec Bellante

It’s sad to see Hugh Jackman leave us as Wolverine (he has confirmed this is his last movie in the role) but he does so behind the best-written and best-produced of any of the X-Men or Wolverine movies to date — and featuring the best action. Below is my spoiler-free review of Logan, telling you […]

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The Great Wall Is Less Great, More ‘Meh’

Posted  February 17, 2017  by  Byron D. Zero

The early 21st Century in the film industry has had a very strong ongoing debate about the whitewashing of various aspects of Asian culture, from the cancelled potential train wreck that was Hollywood’s attempt at Akira, to The Last Samurai which was heavily reliant upon the infamous “White Savior” trope. With an outcry for diversity […]

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Cosplay & Style

Inside Cosplay With ‘Behind The Seams’ Series!

Posted  February 14, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Are you interested in the process of crafting costumes and props? Curious about how different cosplayers approach their hobby? Well, you can of course come to our Cosplay And Photography Expo this August in New Hampshire. But you should also check out Behind the Seams! Behind the Seams is the new YouTube series we are […]

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Anime LA 2017 QotD: What to Know Before Dating a Cosplayer

Posted  February 13, 2017  by  Chantal Eyong

Anime Los Angeles is a smaller but active anime convention on the West Coast. It is based in the Ontario Convention Center and Radisson Ontario Airport. That’s Ontario, Calif., not the one north of the US border. This was Nerd Caliber‘s first time at Anime LA. According to the site AnimeCons, attendance at Anime LA for 2016 was […]

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Anime Los Angeles 2017 Cosplay Showcase Video

Posted  February 13, 2017  by  Chantal Eyong

This was the first year we were able to get a team to Anime Los Angeles, a smaller but active anime convention on the West Coast. Out of that I got two videos, this cosplay showcase and a second one with a Question of the Day, asked by Nerd Caliber team member Brianne Glover. Anime LA […]

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Black History Month Cosplay Feature: Mr.TUSA-Team

Posted  February 11, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our second feature highlighting New England area cosplayers for Black History Month is the beloved Mr.TUSA-Team.  He is known in the cosplay world as simply “T.” I have been lucky enough to both be able to take pictures of T for six years now, and blessed enough to call him my friend right from the […]

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Articles

The Duality Of The Black Nerd

Posted  February 7, 2017  by  Brianne Glover

Black History Month is coming to a close. Because of this, I thought it only fitting for me to write an article for Nerd Caliber about black nerds. I consider myself a nerd because I enjoy what society has deemed nerdy, such as playing video games, watching animes, and reading novels. And yet for some […]

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Cosplay & Style

Black History Month Cosplay Feature: Brandon the Shapeshifter

Posted  February 6, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

It is Black History Month and there are a handful of wonderful ways various people and organizations are highlighting black cosplayers. One of the best is the hashtag campaign #28DaysofBlackCosplay. I suggest you follow it on whichever social media platform you like best. Chances are it’s trending on there. In addition to other coverage throughout […]

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Kami-Con 2017 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5

Posted  January 30, 2017  by  Bentpic5

This past Saturday, I was able to attend Kami-Con. For those who might not know, Kami-Con is a 3-day convention that celebrates Japanese culture, geek culture, anime and manga, cosplay, tabletop and video gaming, and much more. It was their 9th year running, with it being the 5th year held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex located in […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Crypt of the NecroDancer DLC Powers Up Already Great Game

Posted  January 29, 2017  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Almost two years ago, I raved about one of the coolest rhythm games on the market. Today, it’s time to AMPLIFY your interest with a new update — Crypt of the NecroDancer: AMPLIFIED! AMPLIFIED is the first full DLC added to this insanely fun dungeon crawling dance party. As the star of […]

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Giveaways

Get Free Passes To ‘The Space Between Us’!

Posted  January 26, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

If you like character-driven science fiction like Moon or Arrival, you’ll probably like the upcoming movie The Space Between Us. And you have a chance to get your free passes to showings in either Boston or the Hartford area! The movie stars sci-fi stalwarts Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino, and as the lead character, Ender himself, […]

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Articles

Belle of the Ball at Boston Public Gardens

Posted  January 24, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

As we get deep into a chilly, rainy winter, we thought you’d enjoy another reminder of sunny summer weather — with Beauty and the Beast‘s Belle in a beautiful summer garden. In August, I got together with Starlenia for a wonderful outdoor photoshoot. We met at Boston Public Gardens at the height of late summer colors. […]

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