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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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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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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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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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Con Reports

Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday Two

Posted January 23, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday was our last day manning at table at Arisia 2017, as day jobs kept us from attending on Monday. But that didn’t stop me from getting another nearly 100 images of excellent and fun cosplays, to end our hall shot galleries. In case I haven’t mentioned it enough over the past five galleries, we had […]

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Con Reports

Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday One

Posted January 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We start off the first of two galleries from Sunday at at Arisia 2017 with a spot-on, adorable, and probably age-accurate cosplay of Eleven from the wonderful Netflix series Stranger Things. And things stay awesome throughout the more than 100 images in this set. Arisia is held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, also the hotel for PAX East, held […]

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Con Reports

Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Three

Posted January 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We are up to the third and final gallery from Saturday at Arisia 2017. Again I had World’s End Design and Lucky Grim Creative sitting at our table helping promote our event, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In fact, about one third of the photos in this gallery were taken by Lucky Grim, as talented a photographer as she is […]

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Con Reports

Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Two

Posted January 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery of three from Saturday at Arisia 2017 continues the creative and fun cosplay the convention is known for. Arisia is held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, also the hotel for PAX East, held at the attached Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Like PAX East in the past couple of years, Arisia arranged for a number of […]

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Con Reports

Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday One

Posted January 18, 2017 by Rodney Brown

On the second day at Arisia 2017 I was lucky enough to have a couple of panelists from our upcoming Cosplay And Photography Expo sit at our table and talk up the con. World’s End Design and Lucky Grim Creative both were big hits and effective at communicating what CAPE is all about. Not to be outdone by World End’s […]

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Con Reports

Arisia 2017 Friday Cosplay Gallery

Posted January 17, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We set up our table at Arisia 2017 Friday evening, to promote our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In order to again have the last table in the row of convention and organization promo tables, the good folks at Boston Whovians! agreed to swap spots. That allowed us the space to get this gallery […]

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Con & Events News

CAPE 2017 Is Now a 2-Day Event!

Posted January 4, 2017 by Rodney Brown

What’s better than one of anything? Two of course! Whether it is two Baymaxes or two days of panels and workshops at the 2017 Cosplay And Photography Expo, doubling up is twice the fun! After looking at how much we have saved up for CAPE 2017, we decided that it made sense to pin down […]

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Movies

Poll: What Movies Do You Want to See in 2017?

Posted January 1, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The nerd audience is clearly the biggest target demographic for the movie industry now, and has been for a few years. The roster of such movies scheduled for 2017 is lengthy and wonderful. Are you eager to see Will Arnett reprise his role as the Dark Knight in The LEGO Batman Movie? Is your cassette […]

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Con Reports

Fave 2016 Odd and Obscure Cosplay Shots by FPS

Posted December 31, 2016 by Rodney Brown

One of the best parts of any con for me is when I see a costume so cool, so weird or so obscure I have to take a picture of it, and let the cosplayer know just how awesome and creative I think they are. That leads us to my fave 2016 odd or obscure cosplay […]

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Fave 2016 Genderbent and Crossplay Shots by FPS

Posted December 30, 2016 by Rodney Brown

I will always take a photo of a surprising genderbent or crossplay cosplay, and I had plenty of chances in this past year to shoot both. It was tough to pick my fave 2016 genderbent or crossplay images, and I apologize for any that didn’t make this list — that was a lot of pictures to […]

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Cosplay & Style

Cosplay Tribute to Our Princess, Carrie Fisher

Posted December 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

There is no way to properly express the impact Carrie Fisher has had on the fandom community, the greater movie community and even society itself with her openness about addiction problems and her unflagging feminism. After suffering a heart attack Friday while on a plane, Fisher died today, and a great disturbance was felt in […]

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Comic Books

Summer in Winter: Phoenix Bikini Cosplay!

Posted December 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It’s damn cold here in New England, so what better way to warm things up than with a bikini photo set of Phoenix — a character who can cause suns to explode? Back in 2015 I met the multi-talented and gorgeous Jessica Mercy at a state park in Massachusetts to recreate the classic images of Jean […]

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Movies

Rogue One Will Steal The Plans To Your Rebel Heart

Posted December 13, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Let’s get this clear at the outset: Rogue One is the best written, best acted, and with apologies to Irvin Kershner and J.J. Abrams, best directed Star Wars movie ever made. In fact, it is so good that its occasional failures — while very rare — seem all the worse by comparison. So below you […]

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Anime-Manga

Summer in Winter: Haikyuu Beach Cosplay!

Posted December 9, 2016 by Rodney Brown

What do you do if you are barely over five feet tall, a natural redhead, and have an abiding love for the volleyball anime Haikyuu? You make a swimsuit genderbent version of main character Hinata of course. That is, if you are cosplayer Jiro-sensei. I returned to the beautiful beach along the Nahant causeway for this […]

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Comic Books

Winter NECC 2016 Sunday Cosplay Gallery

Posted December 6, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Northeast Comic Con held its Winter event at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA, this past weekend, and we now present the Winter NECC 2016 Sunday cosplay gallery. Cosplayers in this gallery include Ivan of the Arkham Ghostbusters, Random Raul, GeezAlize Cosplay, Chris Doherty Quest For Screen Accuracy assisted by Kitteninstrings Cosplay, Zombie Leader, Moonie Warrior Cosplay, Chelsea Von Chastity Cosplay, guest Sean Gunn […]

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Winter NECC 2016 Saturday Cosplay Gallery

Posted December 5, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The biannual convention Northeast Comic Con returned for its Winter version to the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA, this past weekend. The convention is slowly getting bigger, with more vendors, but this most recent iteration seemed to have smaller crowds and fewer cosplayers than the Summer con. That said, I was still able to get enough photos […]

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Summer in Winter: Yang Beach Cosplay!

Posted December 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The meteorologists on TV tell me that Dec. 1 is the start of “meteorological Winter,” so even though it is unseasonably warm here in Massachusetts, why not beat the cold that will inevitably come with a return to the sizzling series from last year, Summer Heat, in the form of a Yang beach cosplay? In […]

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Comic Books

RICC 2016 Cosplay Gallery by Wonderllama Photography

Posted November 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

More cosplay photos from the recent Rhode Island Comic Con? Sure thing, folks — have the RICC 2016 cosplay gallery by Wonderllama Photography. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Myratheon Cosplay, West Street Studios, Jennifer Rose, Planet Ruby, Brandon the Shapeshifter, Khepera Cosplay, GeezAlize Cosplay, Vasilichia Designs, Zombie Leader, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, Mink the Satyr, The Covinator, Koi […]

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Comic Books

Third Sunday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 26, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our third Sunday RICC 2016 gallery from the recent Rhode Island Comic Con is the last from me this year. But stay tuned for featured sets and videos coming up throughout the rest of the year. This gallery includes cosplayers Erin Rose Actor, GiveWave Studios, Elyssa B’s Cosplay, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, AkaneSaotome Cosplay, Prime Cosplay And Photography, Cosplayer of Earth-603, wond3r_w0man, Scarlet SpyderQueen, and […]

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Comic Books

Second Sunday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

On Black Friday if you are out braving the crowds of shoppers or relaxing at home, enjoy our second Sunday RICC 2016 gallery from the recent Rhode Island Comic Con held in Providence. The estimated 60,000 people attending got a chance to meet Stan Lee in his farewell tour of conventions this year, and DC’s live-action Wonder […]

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First Sunday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The last day at Rhode Island Comic Con held earlier this month, and we now have the first Sunday RICC 2016 gallery. While the official attendance figures have not been revealed, the Dunkin Donuts Center estimated just before the convention that attendance would increase to around 60,000. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Zombie Leader, Rebellion Barbie Cosplay, Scotty […]

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Fourth Saturday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 22, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The fourth Saturday RICC 2016 gallery of cosplayers from Rhode Island Comic Con is the last from the busiest day of the fastest growing convention in New England. This gallery has in it cosplayers Lilith Astaroth, Glassarrow Cosplay, Hassan Cosplay Photography, Chronic Mermaid Cosplay, Scarlet SpyderQueen, wond3r_w0man, IceLancecrit, BNH Photography, KIA Cosplay (twice, that;s him as both Deadshot and Leonardo), Bombeii Cosplay […]

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Third Saturday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We are now at the third Saturday RICC 2016 gallery of cosplayers from Rhode Island Comic Con, out of four. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are AkaneSaotome Cosplay, The Covinator, The Uncontrollable Iron Man Cosplay, Koi Fish Asylum, CT’s White Knight, J+C Cosplay, Krabby Creations, Mini Mal Cosplay, Ember Jay Cosplay, Kayola Crayon Cosplay, Panda of Wicked Geeky, Colen P […]

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Second Saturday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 20, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The second Saturday RICC 2016 gallery of cosplayers from at Rhode Island Comic Con is again more than 100 images from a day that saw me shoot just shy of 500 usable images. This despite being in a pretty isolated location on the small mezzanine level that had nothing but seating and a cafe. Cosplayers in this gallery […]

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First Saturday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

In its second year filling every inch of the Rhode Island convention Center and the attached Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island Comic Con solved a number of the issues that plagued it last year — and dealt with a few new ones. But that will wait for a separate article; for now we have the first Saturday RICC 2016 […]

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Con Reports

Second Sunday Fall SMF 2016 Gallery

Posted November 17, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We wrap up our photo coverage of the Fall version of the New England convention Super Megafest with the second Sunday Fall SMF 2016 gallery. Previously held in Framingham, the convention moved to the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, where it launched a Spring version two years ago. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are […]

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First Sunday Fall SMF 2016 Gallery

Posted November 15, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Getting back to the Fall edition of the New England convention Super Megafest, we now have the first Sunday Fall SMF 2016 gallery. Previously held in Framingham, the convention moved to the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, where it launched a Spring version two years ago. Cosplayers in this gallery include R.W. Martin, Zombie Leader, Captain […]

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Movies

Arrival Is A Departure From the Action Sci-Fi Norm

Posted November 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Smart science fiction movies are a rare thing, ironically. Most are action-romance flicks like Avatar, or live action comic books like Guardians of the Galaxy. When they are smart, that usually means small budgets, like Duncan Jones’ wonderful movie Moon. Which is one of the reasons why Arrival is such a good movie. Below is […]

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Anime-Manga

Last Sunday AAC 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted November 10, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The last Sunday AAC 2016 cosplay gallery marks the end of our photo coverage of Another Anime Convention. AAC asked us to set up a studio this year like we do for conventions like Granite State Comic Con, Boston Comic Con and others. This was so the convention could have a record of all entrants into […]

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First Sunday AAC 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted November 9, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It has been too long between galleries, but we now get back to coverage of Another Anime Convention with the first Sunday AAC 2016 cosplay gallery. AAC asked us to set up a studio this year like we do for conventions like Granite State Comic Con, Boston Comic Con and others. This was so the convention could […]

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Third Saturday Fall SMF 2016 Gallery

Posted November 8, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The third Saturday Fall SMF 2016 gallery is the final gallery from the busiest day at the New England convention Super Megafest, which was held in the new location in Marlborough. SMF used to be held in Framingham, but moved to the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, where it launched a Spring version two years […]

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Second Saturday Fall SMF 2016 Gallery

Posted November 7, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The second Saturday Fall SMF 2016 gallery continues our coverage of cosplayers at the New England convention Super Megafest, which was held in the new location in Marlborough. Previously in Framingham, the con moved to the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, where it launched a Spring version two years ago. Among the cosplayers in […]

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Wizard World Co-Founder Fired, Sued For Alleged Theft Valued Above $1M

Posted November 6, 2016 by Rodney Brown

According to multiple reports, Stephen Shamus, co-founder with his brother Gareb Shamus, of Wizard World Inc., has been fired from the convention and promotions company. In addition, the former Chief Marketing Officer is being sued, with the suit alleging that Stephen Shamus “abused his position of trust to misappropriate substantial sums, believed to exceed $1 million, […]

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First Saturday Fall SMF 2016 Gallery

Posted November 6, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It’s time for the first Saturday Fall SMF 2016 gallery. The first time the Fall edition of the New England convention Super Megafest was held in the new location in Marlborough was definitely a success. Previously in Framingham, the con moved to the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, where it launched a Spring […]

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Comic Books

Adam Etheridge Sunday Gallery, NYCC 2016

Posted November 4, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The last set from New York Comic Con is the Adam Etheridge Sunday gallery, made up of cosplayer photos taken on the show floor or outside in the delivery tunnel. Cosplayers in this gallery include Ghostless Cosplay, Harley Frances, Earthguard CoHsplay, Nosoro, Gogo Incognito, MISSISSIPPI, Rose and Fi Cosplay, and many others. There will be more content from NYCC in the […]

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NYCC 2016 Third Sunday Gallery, FirstPerson Shooter

Posted November 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

With the NYCC 2016 third Sunday gallery we conclude our coverage of Sunday from New York Comic Con by FirstPerson Shooter. We will also have Sunday galleries from NYCC, which was held in early October at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, from Adam Etheridge and featured sets from Gregg Wonderllama Photography Snider. Among the cosplayers in this […]

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NYCC 2016 Second Sunday Gallery, FirstPerson Shooter

Posted November 2, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We continue our coverage from New York Comic Con with the NYCC 2016 second Sunday gallery. We will also have Sunday galleries from NYCC, which was held in early October at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, from Adam Etheridge and featured sets from Gregg Wonderllama Photography Snider. Cosplayers in this gallery include Alanaleilani, An Awkward Kaylee, The Real Johnny H, […]

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NYCC 2016 First Sunday Gallery, FirstPerson Shooter

Posted November 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The NYCC 2016 first Sunday gallery starts our last day of coverage from New York Comic Con, which was held in early October at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. We will also have Sunday galleries from Adam Etheridge and featured sets from Gregg Wonderllama Photography Snider. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Sakuraharunogirl, ALJ Cosplay, Tom Catt – Con Mom, Trinket […]

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Cosplay & Style

A Kotobukiya Bishoujo Happy Halloween!

Posted October 31, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Have a Kotobukiya bishoujo Happy Halloween! OK, I don’t think anyone will find the video and photos below scary instead of scarily sexy. Still, the costumes are based on the Kotobukiya bishoujo figurines of classic American horror characters. Cosplaying as a genderbent Edward Scissorhands is Lucky Grim Creative. The genderbent Jason Voorhees is Human Sushi Cosplay. In […]

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Adam Etheridge Second Saturday Gallery, NYCC 2016

Posted October 30, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Straight out of New York Comic Con, we have the Adam Etheridge second Saturday gallery, and his last Saturday set taken on the show floor or outside in the delivery tunnel. Cosplayers in this gallery include Elena Blueskies Cosplay, Extreme Costumes, Nadyasonika, Labinnak & Mangoloo Cosplays, Starlight Goddess Cosplay, Official Ireland Reid, Uncanny Megan, GeezAlize Cosplay, Vasilichia Designs, and […]

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Adam Etheridge First Saturday Gallery, NYCC 2016

Posted October 29, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It’s time to jump back into the content from New York Comic Con, with the Adam Etheridge first Saturday gallery. While I was inside taking photos of cosplayers near the Starbucks seating area, Adam was either on the show floor or outside in the delivery tunnel also grabbing photos of cosplayers. Cosplayers in this gallery include Jennifer Van Damsel, Meg […]

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Anime-Manga

Fourth Saturday AAC 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted October 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This is the fourth Saturday AAC 2016 cosplay gallery from Another Anime Convention, held a couple weekends ago in Manchester, NH., and the last from the day. AAC, as it is known, asked us to set up a studio this year like we do for conventions like Granite State Comic Con, Boston Comic Con and others. This was […]

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No Magic Needed To Explain Success of Doctor Strange

Posted October 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the first that focuses on the mystical side of the story. And the thing that makes Doctor Strange a very good movie is also its one biggest problem. Below you can read my review, as always with no more spoilers than you would get from having […]

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Third Saturday AAC 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted October 26, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We are now up to the third Saturday AAC 2016 cosplay gallery from Another Anime Convention, held a couple weekends ago in Manchester, NH. AAC, as it is known, asked us to set up a studio this year like we do for conventions like Granite State Comic Con, Boston Comic Con and others. This was so the […]

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Second Saturday AAC 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted October 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We continue with coverage from Another Anime Convention, held a couple weekends ago in Manchester, NH., with the second Saturday AAC 2016 cosplay gallery of four. AAC, as it is known, asked us to set up a studio this year like we do for conventions like Granite State Comic Con, Boston Comic Con and others. This […]

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First Saturday AAC 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted October 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Before we get to the rest of the Saturday galleries from New York Comic Con, we will have the galleries from Another Anime Convention, held a couple weekends ago in Manchester, NH. We start with the first Saturday AAC 2016 cosplay gallery of four — OK, technically some from Friday to start off with, before we […]

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