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Last Jedi Far From Least Jedi

Posted  December 12, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

I have one serious issue after seeing Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Rian Johnson won’t be back to write and direct the next one. I am going to find it challenging to keep my review below spoiler-free, because so much is different in this movie from previous movies in the franchise that saying anything about it […]

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The Shape of Water Will Fill Your Hearts and Minds

Posted  December 9, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The tagline for Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water is “A Fairy Tale for Troubled Times.” It’s a clever phrase whose double meaning is quite apt. Set in the incredibly troubled Cold War era of 1962, its depiction of racism, sexual harassment and xenophobia is every bit as relevant in 2017. It’s at once […]

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Con Reports

Sunday RICC 2017 Cosplay Gallery by ZephyrLynk Productions!

Posted  December 8, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our very last piece of photographic content from Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 is the gallery from Sunday shot by Jake of Zephyrlynk Productions. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Koi Fish Asylum, SBG Cosplay, Super Savage, The CosBae Dolls, J. Warford and many more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and […]

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Anime-Manga

Update: Sex Offender Quits as Photo Ops Provider for BSCCC

Posted  December 6, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Update 3: The trademark infringement case wasn’t settled, it was decided by a judge and the judge’s ruling was not opposed. The information about that decision has been updated below. Update 2: The post from Silverman of Sci-Fi Photo Guys has been taken down from the Boston SouthCoast Comic Con Facebook page and has been […]

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RICC Feature Photo Set of Inferno Squad

Posted  December 3, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Last up in our  Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 Feature Photo Shoots sets is J. Warford and his friend and fellow member of The 501st Legion, Ivory, cosplaying as Inferno Squad members. The characters are drawn from Star Wars Battlefront II: Inferno Squad, a prequel novel to the video game Battlefront II. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads […]

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Anime Boston Parent Sues Boston Anime Fest Parent Over Trademark

Posted  December 1, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

On Tuesday, Nov. 28, the New England Anime Society Inc. filed a trademark infringement suit against Fantastic Gatherings Inc. and Image Meet and Greet Entertainment LLC over the use of the term “Boston Anime.” Boston Anime Fest is a new sub-event held concurrently with the Boston SouthCoast Comic Con & Collectible Extravaganza, formerly know as Pop Culture […]

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Cosplay & Style

Cosplayer Interviews at the New York Anime Festival

Posted  November 11, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

In this article, Cosplay Correspondent Shauna Leva interviewed two groups of cosplayers about the art of costume making at the very packed New York Anime Festival (New York Comic Con) 2011. Vocaloid Cosplayers   Black Butler Cosplayers

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TV/Movies & Music

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: Prophet of Science Fiction

Posted  November 9, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

The Science Channel has selected Mary Shelley as their first author to be examined in Ridley Scott’s Prophets of Science Fiction. And it is a wonderful choice, for without her masterpiece Frankenstein (or The Modern Prometheus), one of the first science fiction novels, I can’t see how many of the great modern stories of our […]

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SuperMegaFest is coming! Are You Ready!

Posted  November 9, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

I must admit that I’m pretty excited that Patrick Stewart is going to be at this year’s SuperMegaFest. Being a hardcore Star Trek: The Next Generation geek, I can’t wait to attend his panel and dig up some behind-the-scenes treasure about his time there. Nerd Caliber will be doing a review and pictorial of the […]

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The Masterminds Behind Hound Comics

Posted  November 9, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

Not impressed with Fear Itself at Marvel Comics or what’s happening at the new 52 at DC Comics? At the New York Comic Con 2011, we interviewed Will “Brimstone” Kucmierowski and Ed “Luscious” Castillo about their work at Hound Comics. If you want to try an alternative to what you’ve been reading, check out what […]

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Movie Review: Jackboots on Whitehall

Posted  November 8, 2011  by  Jen Jen

Imagine handing some wildly imaginative high-schoolers a bunch of lifelike and notable historical figurines and asking them to recreate European history during the reign of Hitler. Throw in random movie references and low-budget CGI and you would essentially have the experience of watching Jackboots on Whitehall. Set in England in 1940, Jackboots on Whitehall tells […]

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Drizzt Do’Urden in NEVERWINTER: Interview with R.A. Salvatore

Posted  November 5, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

There is no doubt among lovers of sword and sorcery that R.A. Salvatore’s stories of the adventures of Drizzt Do’Urden is one of the greats of modern fantasy. With the possible exception of Dragonlance’s Raistlin Majere, there is no other character from the Dungeons and Dragons multiverse that has been more popular than this drow […]

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TREK NATION: Interview with Rod Roddenberry at the New York Comic Con

Posted  November 2, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

Nerd Caliber interviews Rod Roddenberry, son of Gene Roddenberry at the New York Comic Con 2011. We talk about TREK NATION, a documentary about his father’s legacy and his work in Star Trek.  It will make its premiere on the Science Channel on November 30, 2011. You can find out more about TREK NATION at […]

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Tech & Games

Give the Devil His Turn: Five Favorite Frightful Board Games

Posted  October 28, 2011  by  Matt Timmins

Just in time for Halloween, five favorite frightful board games. Betrayal at House on the Hill by Avalon Hill Games is a game of haunted house exploration for 3-6 players. A cooperative game of sorts, players take turns moving through the house by laying down room tiles, resulting not only in a mad floor plan […]

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Cosplay & Style

The Photography of Kiera Vallone: New York Comic Con 2011

Posted  October 28, 2011  by  Kiera Vallone

Here is the latest collection of pictures from our photographer Kiera Vallone. These photographs were taken during her time at the New York Comic Con (New York Anime Festival) 2011. ABOUT THE WRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER: Kiera has been an avid cosplayer for approximately eight years. She did her Senior Thesis on cosplaying and conventions in America, and […]

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Ashley Eckstein: Ahsoka Tano and HER UNIVERSE

Posted  October 26, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

We interview voice actress Ashley Eckstein about HER UNIVERSE, a fashion line made specifically for geeky girls and women. We also ask her a bit about what’s coming up for Ahsoka Tano in the next season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. This was filmed at the New York Comic Con (New York Anime Festival) […]

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Cosplay & Style

New York Comic Con 2011 Cosplay Gallery (Sunday)

Posted  October 26, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

Here’s another installment of pictures I’ve taken on Sunday, October 16 at New York Comic Con (New York Anime Festival) 2011. More pictures, articles and footage is coming up! [nggallery id=17]

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HIRO MASHIMA: Fairy Tail and Rave Master Creator

Posted  October 25, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

Writer and Artist of the popular manga Rave Master and Fairy Tail, HIRO MASHIMA, spoke to us at the New York Anime Festival (New York Comic Con) 2011 about his work as well as his favorite American shows. The interview was done by E. Ortiz of Nerd Caliber, Linda Yau of Anime Diet and Euralis […]

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The Secret Origin of Geek Comedian UNCLE YO!

Posted  October 25, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

We interviewed popular geek comedian Uncle Yo as we explore his “secret origin” and find out about his experiences as the Master of Ceremonies for the Cosplay Masquerade at the New York Comic Con (New York Anime Festival) 2011. Interview was conducted by Shauna Leva and filmed by Josh Pegg.

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Cosplay For A Cause: New York Comic Con 2011

Posted  October 25, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

We interviewed popular cosplayers Riddle and Marie Claude about their work in creating a cosplay calendar where the proceeds will go straight to those affected by the earthquake in Japan. This was filmed by Josh Pegg at the New York Comic Con 2011. They were interviewed by Shauna Leva. If your heart is moved to […]

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New York Comic Con 2011 Cosplay Gallery (Saturday)

Posted  October 21, 2011  by  E. Ortiz

Here’s the second installment of pictures I’ve taken (with the help of my friend, Vilma Rodriguez) at New York Comic Con (New York Anime Festival) 2011. More pictures, articles and footage is coming up! [nggallery id=16]

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