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AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 1

Posted  June 23, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

By all accounts, AnimeNEXT has grown quite a bit in its second year at the Atlantic City Convention Center. In 2016 the convention moved from its previous home in Somerset, NJ, to the land of the Boardwalk Empire. As he has for years, our Mid-Atlantic man on the scene Adam Etheridge went for us and brought back […]

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Comic Books

Boston Bee Cosplay as Bunny Spider-Gwen

Posted  June 22, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

While I didn’t get many chances to do featured photo shoot sets during ComiCONN, I knew I had to get at least one with the bright lights of the Foxwoods Resort Casino — its new home — in the background. Luckily, Boston Bee Cosplay had plans to wear a bunny suit version of Spider-Gwen mid-day […]

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Movies

Transformers: The Last Knight Needs to Be a Prophetic Title

Posted  June 21, 2017  by  Byron D. Zero

Michael Bay is back, and he brought his bag of tricks with him for the fifth installment of the (seemingly never ending) saga of the robots in disguise. Does Transformers: The Last Knight bring anything new to the table? Short answer is no, but here’s my analysis. The Last Knight takes place not too long […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 2

Posted  June 20, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We wrap up our hall shots coverage from ComiCONN, held for the first time at Foxwoods Resort Casino, with the second gallery from Sunday. To read all about how the first year back under the old name and in the new spot went check out my review. Cosplayers in this set include Anastasia Grace Cosplay, Just Saiyan Cosplay, Alie_Lynn, […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 1

Posted  June 19, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday at ComiCONN, held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, was just almost as busy as Saturday, and I almost have enough photos for three galleries, but I will post two sets with over 100 images each. Among the coplayers in this first gallery are Zombie Leader, Khepera Cosplay, Kati Coe, T Wylie’s Misfit Toys, Bombeii Cosplay and Photography, Kairos Malificus Cosplay, Cosplay […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Rabbit Story Bounds From Simple Concept to Complex Game

Posted  June 16, 2017  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re taking a journey into an unusual world of friendship, emotions and carrots — in Rabbit Story. Created by Viacheslav Bushuev, Rabbit Story is a point-and-click adventure told through a cast of talking animals. You play as Rabbit, a bunny who just missed his best friend Kitty’s birthday. You want […]

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AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 1

Posted  June 23, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

By all accounts, AnimeNEXT has grown quite a bit in its second year at the Atlantic City Convention Center. In 2016 the convention moved from its previous home in Somerset, NJ, to the land of the Boardwalk Empire. As he has for years, our Mid-Atlantic man on the scene Adam Etheridge went for us and brought back […]

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Boston Bee Cosplay as Bunny Spider-Gwen

Posted  June 22, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

While I didn’t get many chances to do featured photo shoot sets during ComiCONN, I knew I had to get at least one with the bright lights of the Foxwoods Resort Casino — its new home — in the background. Luckily, Boston Bee Cosplay had plans to wear a bunny suit version of Spider-Gwen mid-day […]

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Transformers: The Last Knight Needs to Be a Prophetic Title

Posted  June 21, 2017  by  Byron D. Zero

Michael Bay is back, and he brought his bag of tricks with him for the fifth installment of the (seemingly never ending) saga of the robots in disguise. Does Transformers: The Last Knight bring anything new to the table? Short answer is no, but here’s my analysis. The Last Knight takes place not too long […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 2

Posted  June 20, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We wrap up our hall shots coverage from ComiCONN, held for the first time at Foxwoods Resort Casino, with the second gallery from Sunday. To read all about how the first year back under the old name and in the new spot went check out my review. Cosplayers in this set include Anastasia Grace Cosplay, Just Saiyan Cosplay, Alie_Lynn, […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 1

Posted  June 19, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday at ComiCONN, held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, was just almost as busy as Saturday, and I almost have enough photos for three galleries, but I will post two sets with over 100 images each. Among the coplayers in this first gallery are Zombie Leader, Khepera Cosplay, Kati Coe, T Wylie’s Misfit Toys, Bombeii Cosplay and Photography, Kairos Malificus Cosplay, Cosplay […]

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Rabbit Story Bounds From Simple Concept to Complex Game

Posted  June 16, 2017  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re taking a journey into an unusual world of friendship, emotions and carrots — in Rabbit Story. Created by Viacheslav Bushuev, Rabbit Story is a point-and-click adventure told through a cast of talking animals. You play as Rabbit, a bunny who just missed his best friend Kitty’s birthday. You want […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 3

Posted  June 16, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Saturday at ComiCONN, held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, was busy enough for me to get three good-sized galleries of photos, and we are up to gallery three. This gallery has cosplayers Cares O-Lot Cosplay, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Quinnjob Cosplay, Zombie Leader, Glamazon_Painforest_Cosplay, AE Cosplay, Iron Hills Forge, and lots more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted  June 15, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second of the three galleries from Saturday of ComiCONN, held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, continues with shots taken inside the dealer room show floor. It also continues my struggle of using my new Flashpoint Zoom speedlite with a small box diffuser. The results don’t look much different than shooting straight on with the flash. In […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted  June 14, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The Connecticut convention ComiCONN has taken back it’s old name and moved into some new digs, the expansive Foxwoods Resort Casino. You can read all about how the first year back under the old name and in the new spot went in my review. But this article starts our photo coverage with the first of three sets […]

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ComiCONN: A Foxwoods First For Both of Us

Posted  June 13, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The storied Connecticut convention ComiCONN has returned to its original name and moved into the convention facilities at Foxwoods Resort Casino this past weekend. It was the first time at its new location, and the first time I had ever been into a casino. Before I get into what worked and what didn’t, allow me to […]

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 4

Posted  June 13, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our last gallery by Adam Etheridge from Wizard World Philadelphia is from Sunday. The shortest of the three days, Adam still managed to get a bunch of quality photos, not only of cosplayers but also Famke Janssen and Jesse Eisenberg. Among the cosplayers in this Sunday set are Planet Ruby, Dayners, PhillyCosplay, Ms. Manda Cosplay, Selina MooneCosplay, and many […]

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 3

Posted  June 12, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

In the second of two sets that Adam Etheridge shot on Saturday at Wizard World Philadelphia we not only have a slew of excellent cosplayers, but also celebrities Sean Gunn and Jon Heder. Cosplayers in the gallery include LadyJ_Cosplay, Phoenix Rising Cosplay, Ivy Doomkitty, Brit Bliss, Danni Darling Cosplay, Soni Aralynn, Dayners, Starlight Goddess Cosplay, Xxfruitcakexx, Cosplay Jesus, and many […]

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 2

Posted  June 11, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We now have the first of two sets that Adam Etheridge shot on Saturday at Wizard World Philadelphia. Among the cosplayers in this first set from Saturday are Ms. Manda Cosplay, Girl Who Waited, Jessica Grey, Harley Frances, and many others. Oh, and Gene Simmons and Chuck Norris. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will […]

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 1

Posted  June 9, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Once again Adam Etheridge, our main photographer in the Mid-Atlantic region, covered Wizard World Philadelphia for us, and got enough shots for four galleries from the entire weekend. While the new crowd policies by WW Philly meant very restricted access to the hallways and natural light, Adam managed to find good shooting spots on the show floor. Cosplayers in […]

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The Mummy: Universal’s Dark Universe Starts With No Big Bang

Posted  June 8, 2017  by  Byron D. Zero

One of the first entries of the summer blockbuster season of 2017, The Mummy offers us a tale lacking in inspiration in a multitude of facets. Directed by Alex Kurtzman (in only his second time filling the chair), this is Universal’s first attempt to cash in on the popularity of an extended cinematic universe (because […]

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