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Con Reports

PAX East 2018 Sunday Gallery by Zephyrlynk Productions

Posted  April 25, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

On Sunday PAX East 2018 we had Jake from Zephyrlynk Productions join the team. While I was stationed in one spot all day, and Gregg of Wonderllama Photography was off doing Feature Sets, Jake was wandering the halls and show floor. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Pasha Cosplays, Dollilicious, kamarirosa, zeristhusa, and many more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will […]

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Avengers: Infinity War Packs a Gauntlet-Covered Punch

Posted  April 24, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

Our policy at Nerd Caliber to never post spoilers in reviews is strained to its limits with Avengers: Infinity War. Even discussing in broad strokes what small problems the movie suffers from would possibly give away enough clues for sharp fans to take away some information about the plot and story of the film. So […]

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PAX East 2018 Feature Set: Critical Role, by Wonderllama Photography

Posted  April 24, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

There was strong representation among cosplayers at PAX East 2018 for the growing media empire that is the web show and podcast Critical Role. Cosplaying as characters from the show in this set are Natalie Fuinha Cosplay as Keyleth, a half-elf druid; ArmariaSeole Cosplay as Vax’ildan, a half-elf rogue, paladin and druid; and Turnfolio Cosplay as Vex’ahlia, a half-elf ranger and rogue. Critical Role features voice […]

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PAX East 2018 Sunday Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter, Part 2

Posted  April 23, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

We have now reached the final gallery from me of cosplay photos taken at PAX East 2018. We will have more galleries from Zephyrlynk Productions as well as more Feature Sets from Wonderllama Photography. But what a way to end the con — getting a chance to shoot photos of Maul Cosplay. Literally minutes before I broke […]

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PAX East 2018 Feature Set: SoulCalibur with Bethany Maddock & Mikal Mosley, by Wonderllama Photo

Posted  April 22, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Bandai Namco was at PAX East 2018 with a demo of their upcoming game SoulCalibur VI. What better way to show off a highly anticipated new release than by having two incredible cosplayers, Bethany Maddock and Mikal Mosley, create all-new cosplays from the upcoming game?  Bethany made a stunning Sophitia, along with her iconic Omega sword and […]

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PAX East 2018 Sunday Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter, Part 1

Posted  April 21, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday at PAX East 2018 was more crowded on the show floor itself than any Sunday I’ve ever seen. But the overall crowds were smaller than Saturday or Friday as is the case with most cons. I still took enough photos of cosplayers for two galleries for the day. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Petry […]

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Cosplay & Style

MegaCon 2012: Winner of Best Props – Tsubasa Cosplay

Posted  March 7, 2012  by  Kenneth Davis

The team of Kelly Wu and Kurtis Beliveau won in the category of Best Props for their cosplay, based on the Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicles, at MegaCon 2012. Kenneth Davis of Ken AD Photography met with this team at the convention and took some amazing shots of their cosplay. What do you think of the amount of […]

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MegaCon 2012: The Photography of Ken AD

Posted  March 7, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Shortly, we’ll have an review of MegaCon 2012, Florida’s biggest comic book convention, by photographer Kenneth Davis. Till then, enjoy his amazing pictorial of the many great cosplays that took place there! [nggallery id=60]

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Star Wars actress ASHLEY ECKSTEIN cosplays as AHSOKA TANO

Posted  March 6, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Actress Ashley Eckstein, the voice of Ahsoka Tano on the popular Cartoon Network animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, had the ultimate cosplay experience recently when she dressed up in full make-up and costume as the Star Wars character she brings to life on the show. She documents her experience and the world of cosplay in […]

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Anime-Manga

Explore The Supernatural World Of The Hit Manga Series Bleach In BLEACH MASKED: OFFICIAL CHARACTER BOOK 2

Posted  March 6, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Informative Character And Story Guide Features Extensive Data, Full Color Poster, Color Art, Creator Interviews And Much More! VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, offers BLEACH fans a treasure trove of information about the smash hit manga (graphic novel) series with the release of Bleach […]

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Anna Fischer: Response to Cosplay of Color Article

Posted  March 6, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Anna Fischer is a very talented and well-known photographer, not only in the cosplay community but also in the fashion world. Out of the many responses I received, both good and bad for the article The Face of Cosplay: Racism & Cosplayers of Color,  I felt Anna’s response needed to shared (with her permission). In the […]

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Tech & Games

Failure: The RPG

Posted  March 5, 2012  by  Matt Timmins

We were wrapping up an epic campaign set in a low-magic fantasy world — knights, evil priests, etc. The PCs had reached the climatic battle with the nefarious sorcerer. Sir Knight had his legendary sword at the ready; a rune-covered bladed handed down through the generations, the sword was a magic-bane conferring 10 dice of […]

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VIZ Productions & Warner Brothers Developing BLEACH Live Action Movie

Posted  March 4, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in the North America, announced that Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the live-action feature film rights to the hit manga and anime property BLEACH. The announcement comes after another successful year for BLEACH in print, digital publishing, cable television, streaming video, consumer products and […]

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Save vs. Nostalgia: Dungeons & Dragons & Us

Posted  March 4, 2012  by  Matt Timmins

Being an old D&D hack who whetted his blade in 2nd edition (I’m the same age as the game, actually), I am naturally nostalgic about Dungeons and Dragons. Helplessly nostalgic, as it happens. Recently, I was rating RPGs for fun (F.A.T.A.L. * — Paranoia ****) when my wife asked me where I would rank D&D. […]

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KiraKiracon 2012: The Photography of Adam Howell

Posted  March 4, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Check out Adam Howell’s awesome cosplay pictorial of KiraKiraCon 2012. KiraKracin is an anime convention held at the UNCC in Charlotte, North Carolina. [nggallery id=59]

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Sight Beyond Sight: Race Issues In The Nerd Community

Posted  March 2, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

This week Nerd Caliber has been focusing on persons of color and nerd culture. This is the last of three articles that deals with this controversial topic. Here we interview cosplay photographer Adam Howell, Natsuki Shinaito (co-editor of CosplayNYC), Jason A. Canty (CEO & President at Angry Viking Press LLC) and Brena Robinson who dresses lolita-style. I hope […]

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“Truth from Chaos:” Stumbling through Totalcon XXVI

Posted  March 2, 2012  by  Matt Timmins

Last weekend I threw myself into the chaos that is TotalCon, “New England’s Largest Game Convention.” Held in a beautiful hotel hidden away in Mansfield, MA, this was the convention’s 26th showing and it showed no signs of slowing. Their motto, “Truth from chaos,” seems appropriate as I wandered through the mass of gamers headed […]

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A Sense of Security: Cosplay Props and Con Creepers

Posted  March 1, 2012  by  Jen Jen

KatsuCon 18, 2012 held at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel in Maryland came with a steady and long-awaited countdown as my remedy to “Con Withdrawal Syndrome.” With my last convention being Arisia back in January, the “winter blues” were kicking in, so the anticipation for KatsuCon was overwhelming with the unveiling of my Eidos Interactive Lara Croft […]

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Anime-Manga

Demon King Daimao – Anime Review

Posted  February 28, 2012  by  SKrYde

So I was browsing through Netflix and found a SENTAI FILMWORKS anime by the title of Demon King Daimao (Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō). I had heard of it, but never seen it. Seeing as it was on Netflix for online viewing I started watching it. Like I do all my animes I gave it my Four-Feeling […]

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Cosplay Advice

Cosplay Advice: To Make or To Buy?

Posted  February 28, 2012  by  Shauna Leva

This is a question that I hear from new cosplayers a lot–“Is it okay if I buy my costume?” Well, of course its okay, but then why doesn’t everyone just buy their costume? Let’s go over the pros and cons here. There are three types of costumes: homemade, bought, and assembled. Lots of costumes are […]

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The Face of Cosplay: Racism & Cosplayers of Color

Posted  February 28, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

It must have been almost ten years ago when I was first introduced to the cosplay community by photographer extraordinaire Anna Fischer and since then I’ve been documenting cosplay culture through other websites and now with Nerd Caliber. In the beginning, once in a while, I would catch an odd remark made by a cosplayer […]

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