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November 13, 2017

First Saturday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

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Written by: Rodney Brown
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As one of the fastest growing conventions to launch in the past few years, Rhode Island Comic Con continues to draw huge celebrity names, sell-out crowds … and organizational problems.

On the one hand, charity groups like Zombie Leader and the 501st New England Garrison reported record donations this year. On the other, the Rhode Island Convention Center and local authorities implemented a crowd management traffic flow system that forced paying attendees back out into the sub-freezing cold to walk back to the single entry point allowed. And not just if anyone left the convention, but if they left the Dunkin Donuts Arena, to go to the convention center where the main Dealer’s Room was and where all the panels were, or the Omni Hotel where most of the gaming activity was located.

That traffic flow plan, and placing the queue lines for photo opps outside in heated tents, had the desired effect of making the three connected buildings noticeably less crowded than in the previous two years. And that made for a more enjoyable con experience for most people I talked to. But plenty of people also complained about having to go outside to go from North to South in a convention in which all three building were connected by skywalks. That was compounded by the fact that conflicting and inaccurate information about entry and exit points was given out by both con staff and convention center staff and security alike.

Despite the continued issues RICC needs to correct, this year I shot just as many photos of cosplayers as last year. Among the cosplayers in this first of five galleries from Saturday are West Street StudiosMultitudes CosplayNot Quite Done Yet CosplayFTM Cosplay and PropsCares O-Lot CosplayMaverick Dad CosplaybootsandnoodlesarmariaseoleTurnfolio CosplayBrandon the Shapeshifter21lillian21Raymond Ramos CosplayRoxas Paigeuptownbill007evildirtydavenothingisimpawsible, and many more.

Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll faster than the preset. And to see the entire gallery as thumbnails, click on the gray four-box square next to the navigation arrows.

High-res images for sale!
If you are pictured in any of our galleries and want the high resolution download for yourself, we can make it available via a private, password-protected link, for $8 per image. Just send an email to editor AT

We are also now selling high resolution images of some of the photos taken of cosplayers that have agreed to let us do so. To see the 50 or so images we have available to download for a mere $8 each, go to our Anime Boston 2016 sales gallery and our brand new Spring Super Megafest 2016 sales gallery.


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One Comment

  1. Tj Phoenix

    Thank you Rodney!!!

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