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Indie Megabooth Game Highlights From PAX East 2017!

Posted  March 26, 2017  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! We at Nerd Caliber were once again among the masses of PAX East earlier this month. As in the past, I took a special interest in the Indie MegaBooth, where dozens of self-motivated game developers shared their works of passion with the world. Here you’ll find a list of everything I […]

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Movies

Power Rangers Go, Go To A Bad Place

Posted  March 25, 2017  by  Byron D. Zero

In the last decade and a half it seems like Hollywood had wasted no time making big budgets versions of precious childhood memories, to varying effect. So it was only a matter of time before Mighty Morphin Power Rangers received the cinematic reboot treatment. This is a project that I have been following closely for 2 […]

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PAX East ’17 In Pictures By Prime Photography

Posted  March 24, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

While I spent most of my time at PAX East 2017 doing my usual thing — parked in one spot grabbing photos of cosplayers — Steven of Prime Cosplay and Photography was all over the place. Many of the clips in our Cosplay Showcase Videos on YouTube are from Steven’s camera. But he also hit up […]

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Cosplay Gallery from I-CON 32 By KBV Photography

Posted  March 23, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

After a five-year hiatus, the storied Long Island science fiction and fantasy convention I-CON returned with I-CON 32. That number is an indication of how storied — the first I-CON has held at Stony Brook University in 1982. After Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, Stony Brook announced it had to shut down the facility the […]

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PAX East ’17 Sunday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted  March 22, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The last gallery of hall shots from FirstPerson Shooter taken at the chilly PAX East 2017 isn’t close to the last bit of content. We will have featured sets from me and from Wonderllama Photography. More hall shots from Prime Cosplay and Photography. And reviews and articles from Spectra, and Gallant-Z. Cosplayers in this gallery include Carley […]

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Cosplay & Style

Cosplay Melee Is A Heroic Change Of Pace

Posted  March 21, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

If you are a fan of cosplay as I am, you will be impressed at the skill and creativity demonstrated by the contestants on the first episode of Syfy’s new show Cosplay Melee. If you are fan of timed competition reality shows, like History Channel’s blade-making show Forged in Fire or The Food Network’s Chopped, […]

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Indie Megabooth Game Highlights From PAX East 2017!

Posted  March 26, 2017  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! We at Nerd Caliber were once again among the masses of PAX East earlier this month. As in the past, I took a special interest in the Indie MegaBooth, where dozens of self-motivated game developers shared their works of passion with the world. Here you’ll find a list of everything I […]

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Power Rangers Go, Go To A Bad Place

Posted  March 25, 2017  by  Byron D. Zero

In the last decade and a half it seems like Hollywood had wasted no time making big budgets versions of precious childhood memories, to varying effect. So it was only a matter of time before Mighty Morphin Power Rangers received the cinematic reboot treatment. This is a project that I have been following closely for 2 […]

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PAX East ’17 In Pictures By Prime Photography

Posted  March 24, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

While I spent most of my time at PAX East 2017 doing my usual thing — parked in one spot grabbing photos of cosplayers — Steven of Prime Cosplay and Photography was all over the place. Many of the clips in our Cosplay Showcase Videos on YouTube are from Steven’s camera. But he also hit up […]

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Cosplay Gallery from I-CON 32 By KBV Photography

Posted  March 23, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

After a five-year hiatus, the storied Long Island science fiction and fantasy convention I-CON returned with I-CON 32. That number is an indication of how storied — the first I-CON has held at Stony Brook University in 1982. After Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, Stony Brook announced it had to shut down the facility the […]

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PAX East ’17 Sunday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted  March 22, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The last gallery of hall shots from FirstPerson Shooter taken at the chilly PAX East 2017 isn’t close to the last bit of content. We will have featured sets from me and from Wonderllama Photography. More hall shots from Prime Cosplay and Photography. And reviews and articles from Spectra, and Gallant-Z. Cosplayers in this gallery include Carley […]

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Cosplay Melee Is A Heroic Change Of Pace

Posted  March 21, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

If you are a fan of cosplay as I am, you will be impressed at the skill and creativity demonstrated by the contestants on the first episode of Syfy’s new show Cosplay Melee. If you are fan of timed competition reality shows, like History Channel’s blade-making show Forged in Fire or The Food Network’s Chopped, […]

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PAX East ’17 Sunday Gallery by FPS, Part 1

Posted  March 21, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday at PAX East 2017 was slightly less bitterly cold than Saturday, but it was still frigid, and that combined with the tradition of casual clothes on Sunday meant much fewer cosplay photos that day. Still, there are plenty of gems in this first of two Sunday galleries. Among the cosplayers pictured below are Sidekicker Cosplay, KeiKei’s Cosplay Delivery Service, Cosplay Dad, […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 4

Posted  March 20, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The last gallery from Saturday at PAX East 2017 rounds up the photo coverage of excellent cosplayers in shots taken by FirstPerson Shooter on one of the most brutally cold days of any Boston convention in memory. Cosplayers in this gallery include Petry Cosplays, Ember Jay Cosplay, EmmyCosplays, Jenevieve Devereaux Cosplay, Elegant Valkyrie, Bunny Moon Cosplay, Bethany Maddock, Dusty Cosplay, Jessica Mercy, Burning […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 3

Posted  March 19, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

As the projected snow storm for this weekend here in New England turned into a bust, we return back to Saturday at PAX East 2017 when Winter made its brutally cold return. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Lodaim Cosplay, Grinning Hazard Cosplay, Avacyn Ava, Lady Kayleen, NorseStorm Cosplay, FergyK, Thatgearsguy, Millettant Cosplay and Illustration, Sarah Spectre, Koi Fish Asylum, Glitch Cos, Chibi Kitsune […]

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Iron Fist Is The Weak Link in Marvel’s Chain, But Not A Break

Posted  March 18, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

First, let’s answer a couple of questions. Is Iron Fist as bad as many critics say? No, it isn’t. Are the critics correct about the problems? Yes, but those problems don’t affect the overall quality of the show nearly as much as many critics contend. Below is my spoiler-free review. I will talk in generalities […]

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Beauty and the Beast is Faithful and Formulaic

Posted  March 17, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

In every sense of the word, Disney’s 1991 animated classic, Beauty and the Beast, is magical. It features one of the earliest strong female Disney characters. The ballroom dance scene is gorgeous, setting the bar high for visual style and romantic appeal as well as being one of the first fully computer-animated sequences in a […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted  March 16, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

If you braved and survived the extreme cold of Saturday at PAX East 2017 — particularly in cosplay — you should probably be given some type of medal or plaque. Luckily for us, many people not only survived but showed off their wonderful costumes and props. Kudos to the folks at Twitch for covering the cost […]

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PAX East ’17 Saturday Gallery by FPS, Part 1

Posted  March 15, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Saturday at PAX East 2017 was even colder than snowy Friday — like wind chills in the 15 below range and winds so strong the elevated roadway heaved and bucked. Still, more cosplayers showed up on Saturday than on Friday, as is usual with most cons. Among the cosplayers in this first of four Saturday galleries […]

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PAX East ’17 Friday Gallery by FPS, Part 3

Posted  March 14, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The last gallery from Friday at frozen PAX East 2017 continues to show off the outstanding cosplay which was, logically, heavily focused on game characters. Cosplayers in this set are Mieu, Razgrizaces, Petits Bisous Cosplay, Chocobobutt, Starbornekid, Nekonami Cosplay, Jackie-chan Cosplay, Jynx Art & Cosplay, Khepera Cosplay, J. Warford, LenaKali Cosplay?, GiveWave Studios, FootiePajamas Cosplay, Carley Winn Cosplay, Avacyn Ava, and many more. Photo […]

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PAX East ’17 Friday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted  March 14, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our second gallery from PAX East 2017 is the second of three from the snowiest of the three days, Friday. The snow and cold didn’t stop attendees from showing up. And it certainly seemed that those who had planned to cosplay still did so, despite the poor weather. Cosplayers in this set include MicroKitty Cosplay, Steel […]

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