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Tech & Games

PAX East 2016 Gallery By Wonderllama Photography

Posted May 5, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Despite having a painful back injury, our new Associate Editor Gregg “Wonderllama” Snider put in a Hell of a performance on Friday and Saturday at PAX East 2016. He cosplayed as Lex Luthor, did on-camera interviews and shot the photos in this very cool gallery. And I cannot confirm or deny that he did this […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Walking Dead’ Miniatures Game Looks Scary Good

Posted May 4, 2016 by Thomas Riccardi

I for one love to watch zombie movies, but they all have the same problem. Each of the movies has a beginning, middle and an end, which left you wondering what was happening to the rest of the people who survived the movie? What would they do now as they had survived the initial encounters […]

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Reviews

‘Captain America: Civil War’ – Can It Really Be Too Good?

Posted May 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Let’s get this out of the way — Captain America: Civil War may have raised the bar for superhero movies over the previous record holder, it’s predecessor Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Below I will explain why I think that, in my usual spoiler-free review, assuming you have seen the commercials and trailers, and know […]

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Tech & Games

PAX East 2016 Gallery, Sunday Main

Posted May 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This is the last gallery by FirstPerson Shooter from PAX East 2016 and the last of two from Sunday. There will be more content coming up — galleries by others, video interviews and video segments, indie and AAA game coverage. So stay tuned, as we have not mined all the PAX East goodness yet by a long […]

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Tech & Games

PAX East 2016 Gallery, Dragonfly

Posted May 2, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We start the last day of PAX East 2016 with the first of two galleries. It was the best weather outside of all three days although the coolest. That light helped out with the location where I was shooting. Filling out this gallery are cosplayers Mhysa Cosplay, Mink the Satyr Cosplay, J. Warford, Kayola Crayon Cosplay, Vasilichia Designs, Quinnjob Cosplay, Cool By Proxy Productions, Peaches […]

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Tech & Games

PAX East 2016 Gallery, Condor

Posted May 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This is the third and last gallery from Saturday of PAX East 2016 and like all previous galleries it is loaded with outstanding cosplays. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Crash: The Photos, Mr.T-USATeam, Mieu, ManaKnight Cosplay and Crystal Tifa Cosplay, Cassadilla Cosplay and Stranger Candy Cosplay, EllyStar Cosplay, Boston’s Deadpool, Glitch Cos, IceLancecrit, Krabby Creations, DARI Cosplay, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, Sith Lantern Cosplay, Castro […]

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Con Reports

Game Greatness In The PAX East 2016 Indie MegaSpotlight!

Posted April 30, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to a special-edition Indie MegaSpotlight! Last weekend I had the privilege of partaking in PAX East 2016, the East Coast’s mecca of game development and promotion. I spent the better part of my time exploring the Indie MegaBooth, a large block in the heart of the Expo Hall dedicated to indie developers from around […]

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Tech & Games

PAX East 2016 Gallery, Bobcat

Posted April 29, 2016 by Rodney Brown

OK, I should give up on this PAX East panel room naming convention as I have messed it up two times out of four. But once begun I must see it through. Bobcat is the fourth gallery and the second of three from Saturday. Cosplayers in this gallery include The Geeky Gamer Girl, Crash: The Photos, Myratheon Cosplay, Chibi […]

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Tech & Games

PAX East 2016 Gallery, Saturday Bumblebee

Posted April 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our third gallery from PAX East is the first of three from Saturday. While the weather was cool and rainy, cutting down on the great window light I was getting from the spot I chose and making the pics a little less exciting, the outstanding costumes more than make up for it. In this gallery are Sith […]

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Cosplay & Style

CPAC 2016 Photos By Cantera Image

Posted April 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We will take a break from the craziness that is PAX East to stop by one of the other nerd events going on that same weekend, the Castle Point Anime Convention, held at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, right across the Hudson from Manhattan. Manny of Cantera Image hit CPAC for us, gathering […]

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Tech & Games

PAX East 2016 Gallery, Friday Cuttlefish

Posted April 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

OK, so I messed up my own naming convention with my first PAX East post — there is only one theater on the bottom floor of the BCEC, so last post should have been Cuttlefish and this one should be Arachnid. (If this makes no sense, check out the last gallery post.) In this gallery, […]

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Tech & Games

PAX East 2016 Brings Riot Back, Expands

Posted April 27, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

For gamers (and in my opinion, for everyone) PAX East is probably the best con in the New England area. Not only does it bring out some amazing cosplayers and some of the latest products from and for the games industry, it also shows how much these two components are connected. I’ve been to PAX […]

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PAX East 2016 Gallery, Friday Arachnid

Posted April 26, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Okay, if the name “Arachnid” above confuses you, let me explain. PAX East names the panel rooms (“theaters”) for creatures and this year it has a naming convention. Bottom floor creatures are from the sea, middle from the land and top from the air. Also, from the Southwest corner of the Boston Convention and Exhibition […]

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Cosplay & Style

Spring SMF 2016 Gallery By Wonderllama Photography!

Posted April 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our last photo gallery from Spring Super Megafest, held recently in Marlborough at the Best Western Royal Plaza, is from Gregg of Wonderllama Photography. We had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo, but Gregg was wandering the show floor getting hall shots. In addition he covered the Costume Contest and […]

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Comic Books

Three Tips On How DC Can Improve Its Planned Movies

Posted April 25, 2016 by Thomas Riccardi

In December of 2007 I went to the movies with my roommate to see I Am Legend. I still remember the opening scene and the movie poster of the Superman logo in the Batman symbol. I lost my mind. I was like “we are really going to be getting a Superman Vs. Batman movie?! Awesome!” […]

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Cosplay & Style

Spring SMF 2016 Gallery, Sunday Part 2

Posted April 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Here is the last gallery from FirstPerson Shooter in our coverage of Spring Super Megafest. This year we had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. We are also now selling high resolution images of some of the photos taken of cosplayers that have agreed to let us […]

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Cosplay & Style

Spring SMF 2016 Gallery, Sunday Part 1

Posted April 23, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The last day of coverage of Spring Super Megafest has come with the first of two Sunday galleries. This year we had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. We are also now selling high resolution images of some of the photos taken of cosplayers that have agreed […]

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Cosplay & Style

Spring SMF 2016 Gallery By Alec Bellante!

Posted April 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

On Sunday of Anime Boston this year, a very excited Joker came running up to me and said, “Rodney! You’ve got to look at this incredible photo this guy shot of me just yesterday!” He showed me the picture and it was, as described, incredible. I asked said Joker (getting spanked in the Feature photo […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Dead Or Alive Xtreme’ Bounces Back With Third Game

Posted April 20, 2016 by Adam Etheridge

Zack Island, the exotic island resort that Zack has built up twice in the past, has been destroyed yet again. Zack has rebuilt his paradise once more in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, but this time appoints you, the player, to be the interim owner of the island, as he’s “busy working on another super […]

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Cosplay & Style

Spring SMF 2016 Gallery, Saturday Part 4

Posted April 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We round up the gallery coverage of Saturday at the spring edition of Super MegaFest, held recently in Marlborough at the Best Western Royal Plaza. This year we had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In this last Spring SMF Saturday gallery you will find cosplayers including Wonderllama Cosplay, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, […]

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Cosplay & Style

Spring SMF 2016 Gallery, Saturday Part 3

Posted April 18, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This is the third of four galleries from the spring edition of Super MegaFest, held recently in Marlborough at the Best Western Royal Plaza. This year we had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. You can find in this gallery such cosplayers as Boston’s Deadpool, Chelsea Von Chastity Cosplay, Jack Napier, Raymond […]

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Cosplay & Style

Spring Super Megafest Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted April 17, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now have the second of four galleries from the spring edition of Super MegaFest was held recently in Marlborough at the Best Western Royal Plaza. This year we had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In this galleries are cosplayers that include Khepera Cosplay, MicroKitty Cosplay, Glitch Cos, Planet Ruby, […]

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Cosplay & Style

Zenkaikon 2016: Great Photos Taken At A Great Event

Posted April 17, 2016 by Kiera Vallone

Zenkaikon celebrated its tenth year during the first weekend of April, and it has certainly grown as a convention. I have attended Zenkaikon since 2009, back when it was only a two-day event and held during the fall. Back then there was an attendance cap each day, the convention hotel was small, and you had […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘McDROID’ Brings Fun Innovation To Tower Defense Genre

Posted April 16, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! With PAX East less than a week away, we’re taking a look at a cool title that I remember getting promo time on the huge LED screen at the convention entrance last year — McDROID! Created by elefantopia, McDROID is a four-legged robot pal that’s heading to its home planet aboard […]

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Cosplay & Style

Spring Super Megafest Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted April 15, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The spring edition of Super MegaFest was held recently in Marlborough at the Best Western Royal Plaza. This year we had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. This gallery is the first of four from Saturday, and I’m not sure I can fit all the cosplayer names in, but among those […]

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Novels

‘Jungle Book’ Does Justice To Disney Animated Classic

Posted April 15, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Disney pulls off several neat tricks in the most recent adaptation of The Jungle Book. It combines several parts of Rudyard Kipling’s original stories into a cohesive story. It pays homage to the feel of the classic 1967 animated movie, while updating it for a 2016 audience. It’s fun, emotional, and absolutely gorgeous. Violence is […]

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Cosplay & Style

Bonnie The Bunny Explains Our New Patreon Presence!

Posted April 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Sometimes things don’t work out the way you expect them — and sometimes they work out better. Case in point: When our fearless founder E. Ortiz was making a video explaining our new status as a member of the Patreon contribution community, it seems Bonnie the Bunny hacked the signal. Luckily for us, Bonnie explained […]

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Anime Boston 2016 Gallery By Myratheon Cosplay

Posted April 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The last cosplay gallery of hall shots taken at Anime Boston 2016 comes from our new team member Myratheon Cosplay, in her newest role as cosplay photographer (in addition to cosplayer and commission costumer). While I was working our table at which we were promoting our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. Maya was out shooting cosplayers including Moonie Warrior Cosplay, Araikin […]

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Cosplay & Style

Spring Super Megafest Gallery, Friday

Posted April 13, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The second year of the spring edition of Super MegaFest was held last weekend in Marlborough atthe Best Western Royal Plaza. Long known as one of the last cons of the New England season for its November convention in Framingham, the con known as the area’s “mini DragonCon” has further cemented its change into a fairly standard comic book and […]

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Cosplay & Style

Anime Boston 2016 Gallery By Crash: The Photos

Posted April 12, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now have the cosplay gallery of hall shots at taken various locations around Anime Boston by our team member  Crash: The Photos. Among those locations is our table at which we were promoting our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. Here you can find cosplayers including Sparrow’s Song Entertainment. Chocobutt, Brandon the Shapeshifter, and Dancing Fool Cosplay, among others. […]

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Cosplay & Style

Aerith Cosplay By Susie, Shot By Cantera Image

Posted April 11, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Continuing with our featured set that Manny of Cantera Image shot while at C2E2, we now have the wonderful cosplayer Susie as Aerith of Final Fantasy VII fame. A check of her cosplay page will show Susie does love her game cosplay, with many characters from the Zelda series as well as FF. But that’s not all, and she […]

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Cosplay & Style

Anime Boston 2016 Cosplay Gallery Sunday, Part 2

Posted April 10, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We come to the last of two galleries from Sunday at Anime Boston 2016 of amazing cosplayers taken at our con row table at which we were promoting our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. This is the last gallery shot (mostly) by FirstPerson Shooter. We will, however, have galleries from other photographers who were taking hall shots at various […]

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Cosplay & Style

Zenkaikon 2016 Gallery By Adam Etheridge, Part 2

Posted April 9, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now have the second of two galleries of cosplay photos taken by Adam Etheridge at Zenkaikon, held this past weekend in Lancaster, Penn. This was the 10th anniversary for Zenkaikon, which was born between the merger of two college cons, according to its website. Those were “Zentrancon, an anime and science fiction convention held on […]

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Cosplay & Style

Anime Boston 2016 Cosplay Gallery Sunday, Part 1

Posted April 8, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Here’s the first of a pair of galleries from Sunday at Anime Boston 2016 of amazing cosplayers taken at our con row table at which we were promoting our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. We will have galleries from other photographers who were taking hall shots at various locations around the convention, including Myratheon Cosplay and Crash: The Photos. Among […]

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Elena Blueskies’ C2E2 Lineup By Cantera Image

Posted April 7, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our man at C2E2, Manny of Cantera Image, was lucky enough to get not one, not two, but three featured shoots of the amazing Elena Blueskies Cosplay while he was at the Chicago-based convention. Elena Blueskies was cosplaying as the gorgeous Emma Frost on Friday, the tough Hawkgirl on Saturday and the kawaii Sailor Venus on […]

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Cosplay & Style

Zenkaikon 2016 Gallery By Adam Etheridge, Part 1

Posted April 7, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Before we get into galleries from the last day at Anime Boston, have a pleasant palate cleanser, photos taken by Adam Etheridge at Zenkaikon, held this past weekend in Lancaster, Penn. This was the 10th anniversary for Zenkaikon, which was born between the merger of two college cons, according to its website. Those were “Zentrancon, […]

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Anime Boston 2016 Cosplay Gallery Saturday, Part 4

Posted April 6, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We’ve reached the end of our Saturday photo galleries taken at Anime Boston 2016. There will be a pair of galleries from Sunday of amazing cosplayers taken at our con row table at which we were promoting our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. And we will have galleries from other photographers who were taking hall shots at various locations around […]

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Comic Books

DMC Presents: ‘The Fix’ Will Have You In Fits

Posted April 5, 2016 by Chris Proulx

This is a good week to visit your friendly neighborhood comic shop, because there are just so many good titles out this week! Coming home with my stack of comics it was tough choosing which ones to read first and which one to review for the column. Do I choose the amazing Black Panther #1 […]

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Literature

New ‘Doctor Who’ Comic Captures Baker’s Four With Flair

Posted April 5, 2016 by Elizabeth Trinket

DOCTOR WHO: THE FOURTH DOCTOR #1 Writers: Gordon Rennie & Emma Beeby Artist: Brian Williamson Publisher: Titan Comics FC – 32pp – $3.99 Let us start with a very simply concept: a Whovian. According to Urban Dictionary, a Whovian is a fan of the sci-fi show Doctor Who who has “knowledge which stems from their […]

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Cosplay & Style

Anime Boston 2016 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 3

Posted April 5, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We are up to the third gallery of four from  Anime Boston 2016, taken at our con row table at which we were promoting our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. Cosplayers you can find in the gallery include Lilith Astaroth, Chocobutt, Andy Hex Cosplay, Peachyichii Cosplay, MicroKitty Cosplay, Lucky Grim Creative, Brandon the Shapeshifter, Madam […]

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Anime Boston 2016 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted April 4, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This is the second of our Saturday photo galleries taken at Anime Boston 2016, taken at our con row table at which we were promoting our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. Among the cosplayers in this set include Ember Jay Cosplay, Seven Suns Cosplay, Claire Bear Cosplay, Glitch Cos, Man of Bluesteel, MizukiUsagi Cosplays, MicroKitty Cosplay, Moniqa Lefevre, […]

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Anime-Manga

Five Spring 2016 Anime Shows Worth Watching

Posted April 4, 2016 by Thomas Riccardi

When people think of springtime, thoughts usually turn to baseball, warmer weather and the Easter holiday. In Japan, however, it is the beginning of the new anime season as there are a lot of titles that are being released in this month of April. But out of all the series being released what are the […]

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Cosplay & Style

Anime Boston 2016 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted April 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We start our Saturday photo galleries taken at Anime Boston 2016 with the first of four. There will be many more shots from both Saturday and Sunday of amazing cosplayers taken at our con row table at which we were promoting our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In this gallery you can find cosplayers like Anastasia […]

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Tech & Games

Lisa Lou Who’s The Banshee Queen By Cantera Image

Posted April 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

At C2E2 a few weeks ago our photographer on the scene Manny of Cantera Image not only took a bunch of hall shots every day, he managed to squeeze in a few featured photo sets. The first of these is the amazing Lisa Lou Who as Sylvanas Windrunner from Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm in her […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Titan Souls’ Is A Terrific Challenge

Posted April 2, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! With PAX East coming around in just three weeks, let’s start the hype by taking a look at one of the titles from the Indie Megabooth in 2015 — Titan Souls! Created by Acid Nerve, Titan Souls puts you in charge of a solitary hero stuck between worlds. The ruins that […]

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Cosplay & Style

Talyn-X Is Tops As ‘Deadpool’ Character Angel Dust

Posted April 2, 2016 by Rodney Brown

While we had our own team covering C2E2 a few weekends ago, we certainly weren’t the only video teams or photographers there, and we certainly didn’t get a chance to take a photo of every cosplayer. One of those photographers was the immensely talented BriLan Imagery and one of those cosplayers was the equally talented […]

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Cosplay & Style

Website About Cosplay Scandals Nothing to Fool With

Posted April 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

(Confirmed! It was Missyeru behind this, and she says her friend built the site for her – Ed.) It seems she has done it again. Suddenly early afternoon Eastern time, cosplayers around the country started posting on Facebook about how nude or revealing photos of them were somehow appearing on a website called CosplayScandals. Visitors to the […]

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Anime Boston 2016 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 3

Posted April 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This is the third of three galleries from the first of three days at Anime Boston 2016. So you can expect way more shots of amazing cosplayers taken at our con row table at which we were promoting our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. Cosplayers in this gallery include Lilith Astaroth, AkaneSaotome Cosplay, Sidekicker Cosplay, Human […]

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‘Midnight Special’ Is A Special Sci-Fi Movie

Posted April 1, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Going into the screening of the new Jeff Nichols sci-fi drama, Midnight Special, I knew it starred several big names from some massive sci-fi franchises: Adam Driver, Kylo Ren of Star Wars: The Force Awakens; Michael Shannon, General Zod of Man of Steel and Batman v Superman; and Kirsten Dunst, Mary Jane Watson of Spider-Man. […]

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Cosplay & Style

Anime Boston 2016 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 2

Posted March 31, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our second of buttloads of galleries from Anime Boston 2016 continues with shots of amazing cosplayers taken at our con row table at which we were promoting our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In this gallery you can find such cosplayers as Mini Mal Cosplay, Danielle Beaulieu, Dollilicious, Neocoolstar Cosplay, Cosplay Dad, FergyK, Moniqa Lefevre, […]

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