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Indie Megabooth Game Highlights From PAX East 2017!

Posted  March 26, 2017  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! We at Nerd Caliber were once again among the masses of PAX East earlier this month. As in the past, I took a special interest in the Indie MegaBooth, where dozens of self-motivated game developers shared their works of passion with the world. Here you’ll find a list of everything I […]

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Movies

Power Rangers Go, Go To A Bad Place

Posted  March 25, 2017  by  Byron D. Zero

In the last decade and a half it seems like Hollywood had wasted no time making big budgets versions of precious childhood memories, to varying effect. So it was only a matter of time before Mighty Morphin Power Rangers received the cinematic reboot treatment. This is a project that I have been following closely for 2 […]

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Con Reports

PAX East ’17 In Pictures By Prime Photography

Posted  March 24, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

While I spent most of my time at PAX East 2017 doing my usual thing — parked in one spot grabbing photos of cosplayers — Steven of Prime Cosplay and Photography was all over the place. Many of the clips in our Cosplay Showcase Videos on YouTube are from Steven’s camera. But he also hit up […]

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Con Reports

Cosplay Gallery from I-CON 32 By KBV Photography

Posted  March 23, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

After a five-year hiatus, the storied Long Island science fiction and fantasy convention I-CON returned with I-CON 32. That number is an indication of how storied — the first I-CON has held at Stony Brook University in 1982. After Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeast, Stony Brook announced it had to shut down the facility the […]

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PAX East ’17 Sunday Gallery by FPS, Part 2

Posted  March 22, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The last gallery of hall shots from FirstPerson Shooter taken at the chilly PAX East 2017 isn’t close to the last bit of content. We will have featured sets from me and from Wonderllama Photography. More hall shots from Prime Cosplay and Photography. And reviews and articles from Spectra, and Gallant-Z. Cosplayers in this gallery include Carley […]

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Cosplay & Style

Cosplay Melee Is A Heroic Change Of Pace

Posted  March 21, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

If you are a fan of cosplay as I am, you will be impressed at the skill and creativity demonstrated by the contestants on the first episode of Syfy’s new show Cosplay Melee. If you are fan of timed competition reality shows, like History Channel’s blade-making show Forged in Fire or The Food Network’s Chopped, […]

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Con Reports

PAX East ’17 Friday Gallery by FPS, Part 1

Posted  March 13, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Despite the fact that it was so cold cosplayer’s hair was freezing in the security lines outside and the wind was so strong Summer Street was bucking up and down, PAX East 2017 was fantastic. We got a ton of photos and video of outstanding cosplayers. Our panel on Sunday, Advanced Cosplay Q&A, sponsored by our […]

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Con Reports

Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by The Portrait Dude, Part 2

Posted  March 13, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Before we get to the gaming craziness that was PAX East 2017, we continue with the second set from Katsucon taken by Wes, The Portrait Dude. We’ve featured his photos from Ohayocon and ColossalCon in the past, and were very excited to hear he was going to Katsucon this year. This set is made up of enhanced […]

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Articles

Kong: Skull Island Is Just Monkeying Around

Posted  March 9, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

I saw the two big-budget franchise properties hitting theaters this week: Logan and Kong: Skull Island. Both feature rage-fueled, hairy characters protecting their adopted families from a world that hates them. One is daring, original, and brilliantly acted; the other has a giant CGI gorilla. The latest remake of the 85-year-old Kong saga brings the […]

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Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by The Portrait Dude, Part 1

Posted  March 8, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

New to our team at Katsucon this year was Wes, The Portrait Dude. We’ve featured his photos from Ohayocon and ColossalCon in the past, and were very excited to hear he was going to Katsucon this year. This set is made up of enhanced hall shots that Wes calls “Turbo Shoots” — basically pick-up shoots of interested […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

A Fond Farewell to the Wii U

Posted  March 7, 2017  by  JIbrii Ransom

Now that the Nintendo Switch has made its way to store shelves I feel a proper send off for the Wii U is in order. Sadly the system didn’t live up to the hype and many didn’t even know it was a brand new system upon its announcement. I remember working at Gamestop at the […]

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Con Reports

TerrorCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday

Posted  March 2, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

With a focus on horror or supernatural movies, TV and books, TerrorCon returned to Providence, RI, last weekend after taking a two-year break since its inaugural event. TerrorCon is put on by Altered Reality Entertainment, which also runs Rhode Island Comic Con, ComiConn in Connecticut and Colorado Springs Comic Con in Colorado. Among the cosplayers and costume wearers on Sunday […]

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Con Reports

Black Cosplay Showcase Video from Katsucon 2017

Posted  March 1, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Is it OK to extend #28daysofblackcosplay into a 29th day? Unfortunately for us, post-Katsucon con crud and colds delayed this video into March. But under the theory it is never too late to celebrate awesomeness, we present this video showing off some of the outstanding black cosplayers we filmed at Katsucon. Among the cosplayers in […]

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TerrorCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday

Posted  February 28, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

After taking a two-year break since its inaugural event, TerrorCon returned to Providence, RI, last weekend. Put on by the same company that runs the much larger Rhode Island Comic Con — and in the same convention center — TerrorCon focuses on horror or supernatural movies, TV and books. That focus means that the vast […]

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Katsucon Featured Set: Sinon by AssassinAni

Posted  February 27, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

While cranking out video for us at Katsucon 2017, Steven of Prime Cosplay & Photography also shot photos. In addition to the gallery that is already live, he shot this Featured Set of the excellent cosplayer AssassinAni as Sinon from the Gun Gale arc of Sword Art Online. The set both profiles AssassinAni’s Sinon and shows off some of the […]

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Cosplay & Style

Beauty and the Beast Featured Set by The Portrait Dude

Posted  February 22, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

When Wes (The Portrait Dude) mentioned that this set was available to us, we decided we had to jump on it and interrupt our just-started Katsucon 2017 content stream. Wes got together at a castle in northern Ohio with the incredibly talented Knightmage and SuperKayce (I thinks it’s very obvious who is who) for this outstanding […]

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Con Reports

Katsucon 2017 Cosplay Showcase One, Prime Cosplay & Photography

Posted  February 21, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We begin our coverage of Katsucon 2017 with the first set from Prime Cosplay and Photography! Steven was pulling multiple duties, (as most of us do) shooting video and trying to grab hall shots at the same time. While Katsucon has always been one of the busiest places for cosplayers and cosplay photographers, in this set […]

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Con Reports

Ohayocon 2017 Cosplay Showcase by The Portrait Dude!

Posted  February 20, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Last month we were lucky enough to have Wes, The Portrait Dude, photograph cosplayers at Ohayocon 2017. Held at the greater Columbus Convention Center, Ohayocon is one of the first cons of the year to draw cosplayers from all over the Steel Belt and the Northeast. Cosplayers in this showcase include Akakioga, Kim is Possible […]

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Movies

Logan Is The X-Universe Movie We Need AND Deserve

Posted  February 18, 2017  by  Alec Bellante

It’s sad to see Hugh Jackman leave us as Wolverine (he has confirmed this is his last movie in the role) but he does so behind the best-written and best-produced of any of the X-Men or Wolverine movies to date — and featuring the best action. Below is my spoiler-free review of Logan, telling you […]

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Movies

The Great Wall Is Less Great, More ‘Meh’

Posted  February 17, 2017  by  Byron D. Zero

The early 21st Century in the film industry has had a very strong ongoing debate about the whitewashing of various aspects of Asian culture, from the cancelled potential train wreck that was Hollywood’s attempt at Akira, to The Last Samurai which was heavily reliant upon the infamous “White Savior” trope. With an outcry for diversity […]

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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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