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Arisia 2018 Cosplay Gallery, Friday

Posted  January 16, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

The long-running and spectacularly nerdy Boston convention Arisia was held at the Westin Waterfront this past weekend. Despite the weather’s crazy mood swings, the con was its usual self, full of science fiction, fantasy and steampunk fans. Well, maybe not as full as in the previous few years, something noticed by many attendees and staff […]

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Gotham by Gaslight Pushes the Best Victoriana Buttons

Posted  January 14, 2018  by  Lauren Grant

You’ve seen Batman in a million different ways over the years and now we have Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, an all new steampunk rendition of timeless characters set in the 19th century. I went in completely blind, not having read the graphic novel. Outside the fact of it being a steampunk film, which immediately excited me, […]

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My Top 5 Movies of 2017

Posted  January 8, 2018  by  Byron D. Zero

2017 was definitely… a year, to sum it up in the most inoffensive way possible. But for all its somber moments, there was no shortage of pop culture to distract us as the world casually deteriorates beneath us. So I offer to you some of the pieces of cinema that reminded me just how important […]

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What Games in 2018 Do You Consider Must-Play?

Posted  January 5, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

The crop of new games scheduled for release in this year looks impressive. So we want to know which games coming up have you the most excited. Of course, there is no guarantee that all the games in the list below will get released this year. Nobody knows how to miss a stated deadline like a game […]

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What Movies in 2018 Do You Consider Must-See?

Posted  January 1, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

It’s a new year and that means a new crop of nerd (and nerd-adjacent) movies to look forward to. We want to know which movies coming up have you the most excited. Is it Black Panther, with the amazing cast and killer fights? Aquaman, with Jason Momoa’s amazing … well, everything? Maybe it is the […]

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Grimm’s Cosplay Tales with L’il Red Riding Hood

Posted  December 30, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The award for Toughing It Out In a Summer Cosplay for a Winter Photoshoot goes to DeadlySymmetry. We arranged to meet with her and HarleyHaQuinn in central Massachusetts for holiday greetings video shoots and winter photo shoots. DeadlySymmetry’s lightweight Red Riding Hood isn’t well suited to single-digit temps and brisk winds, but with a few trips to the car […]

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Arisia 2018 Cosplay Gallery, Friday

Posted  January 16, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

The long-running and spectacularly nerdy Boston convention Arisia was held at the Westin Waterfront this past weekend. Despite the weather’s crazy mood swings, the con was its usual self, full of science fiction, fantasy and steampunk fans. Well, maybe not as full as in the previous few years, something noticed by many attendees and staff […]

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Gotham by Gaslight Pushes the Best Victoriana Buttons

Posted  January 14, 2018  by  Lauren Grant

You’ve seen Batman in a million different ways over the years and now we have Batman: Gotham By Gaslight, an all new steampunk rendition of timeless characters set in the 19th century. I went in completely blind, not having read the graphic novel. Outside the fact of it being a steampunk film, which immediately excited me, […]

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My Top 5 Movies of 2017

Posted  January 8, 2018  by  Byron D. Zero

2017 was definitely… a year, to sum it up in the most inoffensive way possible. But for all its somber moments, there was no shortage of pop culture to distract us as the world casually deteriorates beneath us. So I offer to you some of the pieces of cinema that reminded me just how important […]

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What Games in 2018 Do You Consider Must-Play?

Posted  January 5, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

The crop of new games scheduled for release in this year looks impressive. So we want to know which games coming up have you the most excited. Of course, there is no guarantee that all the games in the list below will get released this year. Nobody knows how to miss a stated deadline like a game […]

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What Movies in 2018 Do You Consider Must-See?

Posted  January 1, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

It’s a new year and that means a new crop of nerd (and nerd-adjacent) movies to look forward to. We want to know which movies coming up have you the most excited. Is it Black Panther, with the amazing cast and killer fights? Aquaman, with Jason Momoa’s amazing … well, everything? Maybe it is the […]

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Grimm’s Cosplay Tales with L’il Red Riding Hood

Posted  December 30, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The award for Toughing It Out In a Summer Cosplay for a Winter Photoshoot goes to DeadlySymmetry. We arranged to meet with her and HarleyHaQuinn in central Massachusetts for holiday greetings video shoots and winter photo shoots. DeadlySymmetry’s lightweight Red Riding Hood isn’t well suited to single-digit temps and brisk winds, but with a few trips to the car […]

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Winter Hijinks with Harley Quinn

Posted  December 29, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

After recording our holiday greetings videos with HarleyHaQuinn and DeadlySymmetry, we all popped ’round to a local cemetery for some snowy photo fun. Don’t let the sun fool you — it was about 12 degrees and windy. After that, we blasted over to Coggshall Park for some shots in the lake-side gazebo. First up is […]

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FirstPerson Shooter’s Favorite Genderbent and Crossplay Photos of 2017, Part 2!

Posted  December 27, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We now present the second of two galleries of genderbent and crossplay photos from 2017. Once again, some definitions: For both categories, I am going on character appearance. So, if you are a hairy -chested, bearded person, and wear a straight-up skirt-and-bustier Wonder Woman costume, I am calling that crossplay. That isn’t to say the person wearing […]

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FirstPerson Shooter’s Favorite Genderbent and Crossplay Photos of 2017!

Posted  December 26, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Before we start with the first of two galleries of genderbending or crossplay cosplay photos, some definition and clarification is required. For both categories, I am going on character appearance. So, if you are a hairy -chested, bearded person, and wear a straight-up skirt-and-bustier Wonder Woman costume, I am calling that crossplay. That isn’t to […]

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FirstPerson Shooter’s Fave Odd & Obscure Cosplays of 2017, Part 2!

Posted  December 22, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second gallery of my favorite photos of Odd & Obscure cosplay includes particularly Innovative cosplay as well, but again, length restrictions keep that term out of the headline. Innovative, you ask? How about the featured image of Azura Cosplay as Ghost, Jon Snow’s dire wolf. Obscure? I give you Steve Martin’s gas station attendant from The Jerk and Maverick […]

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FirstPerson Shooter’s Fave Odd & Obscure Cosplays of 2017!

Posted  December 21, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

I shot enough photos of cosplay this year in the category I call Odd & Obscure for two galleries. This could be because I probably took more photos this year than most. But it could also be because conventions seem to be expanding the definition of what they call “nerdy” content to include more nostalgic, […]

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Jumanji Sequel is a Fun Game-like Lightweight Romp

Posted  December 20, 2017  by  Byron D. Zero

With 2017 drawing to a close, I have to admit that I haven’t seen a huge number of comedies this year. There is a big reason for this; I am a comedy snob. I have no stomach for gratuitous Happy Madison-style low brow humor, and with a number of comedic actors following the Will Ferrell […]

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FirstPerson Shooter’s Favorite Mashup Cosplays of 2017!

Posted  December 19, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

I have fewer mashups cosplays to present this year than in previous years, mainly because I didn’t attend Dragon Con, the source of the largest number and some of the most creative mashups in the convention scene. But the ones I did shoot are quality, like the feature photo above. That is Wild Card Cosplay […]

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What Does the Disney Buy of Fox Assets Mean for Marvel’s First Family?

Posted  December 14, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Today Disney announced the long-rumored purchase of entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox for a value of $52.4 billion. That means that the rights to many of your favorite movies and shows come back to Marvel or move to Disney. But there is some confusion about certain properties, mainly the Fantastic Four. Let’s explore the deal […]

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Last Jedi Far From Least Jedi

Posted  December 12, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

I have one serious issue after seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Rian Johnson won’t be back to write and direct the next one. I am going to find it challenging to keep my review below spoiler-free, because so much is different in this movie from previous movies in the franchise that saying anything about it […]

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