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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 3

Posted  August 17, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The third gallery from Friday at Boston Comic Con 2017 is the last one from that convention’s first late day. Coming from the North Shore, for me there is almost no difference between getting to or leaving the con when it was at the Seaport World Trade Center and its new location at the Boston Convention […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 2

Posted  August 16, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We continue with Friday galleries with the second of three from the 2017 edition of Boston Comic Con. The AC was stronger, the bathrooms more numerous and there was way more seating and relaxing space than when the convention was at the Seaport World Trade Center. There were also some stumbles, as would be expected from the first […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 1

Posted  August 15, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The first gallery from Boston Comic Con by me starts a pile of galleries of images taken at the photo studio set up at Booth 467, the cosplay contest main station. As has been the case for many Boston Comic Cons, the contest was managed by The Covinator, now in charge of all such events in the Fan […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by Wonderllama Photography

Posted  August 14, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our first gallery from Boston Comic Con is from a con that was itself a number of firsts. It was the first Boston Comic Con since it was purchased by Fan Expo, the event arm of the international firm Informa. It was the first Boston Comic Con held at the Boston Convention and Expo Center, the […]

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C.A.P.E. 2017 Gallery By Caroline Belge Photography

Posted  August 10, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second gallery from the 2017 edition of the Cosplay And Photography Expo is by our volunteer photographer Caroline Belge Photography. They captured images from the panels, the vendor room, the photo studio and locations inside and outside the event venue, the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua, NH. Among the cosplayers in the gallery are Hassan Cosplay […]

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C.A.P.E. 2017 Gallery By FirstPerson Shooter

Posted  August 9, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our first gallery from the 2017 version of the Cosplay And Photography Expo, held this past weekend at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua, NH, is from me — such as it is.  As one of the two people running the show I had almost no time to shoot photos myself. On Sunday I […]

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Con Reports

ConnectiCon Continues To Try To Ruin Its Own Fun

Posted  July 13, 2017  by  Luis Correa

Perception is a very important thing when writing opinions about something like a convention and often it’s best to attempt some sort of critical thinking when diving into an opinion article about a convention you’ve attended. I’d like to preface this with stating that I’ve been an avid ConnectiCon attendee almost since it’s inception. It’s […]

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Your Chance To See ‘Valerian’ In Boston For Free!

Posted  July 12, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Do you want tickets to go to an early screening of Valerian And The City of a Thousand Planets, director Luc Besson’s spiritual successor to The Fifth Element? Click on the link at the bottom to get a chance at a pair of free tickets to a showing in Boston at 7 p.m. on July 19! […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Weaves a Near-Perfect Web

Posted  July 11, 2017  by  Luis Correa

I went into the screening of Spider-Man: Homecoming with a lot of hope and some trepidation. I wasn’t an entirely huge fan of the previous movies for a lot of different reasons. The trailers, the casting, the constant reminders of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man being in the new movie left me wondering if […]

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Nerd Culture

Netflix Castlevania Series Is Mostly Bloody Good Fun

Posted  July 10, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Last week Netflix premiered Castlevania, a very good animated movie that it disguised as an animated series. Only four episodes long, it is essentially a two-hour animated film, chopped up into easily bingeable slices. And that is one of Castlevania‘s few real weaknesses. Based on the 1989 Konami game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the Netflix series is […]

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Koi Fish Asylum as Injustice Harley Quinn!

Posted  July 6, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second photo shoot of the Harley Quinn cosplayers we filmed for an episode in our irregular YouTube series Behind the Seams is the amazing Koi Fish Asylum. The show features Lucky Grim Creative interviewing cosplayers about various aspects of their craft and hobby, and this time around it was an interview with a pair of Harley Quinn cosplayers on the 25th anniversary of the […]

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Celebrate America’s Independence Day With Wonder Woman

Posted  July 4, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Since this is her year, what with the smashing success of the movie Wonder Woman, I decided that a retrospective of one of the best characters to wear the red, white and blue would be a great way to celebrate the 4th of July. The more than 100 images in this gallery are from just […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 4, Wonderllama Photo

Posted  July 3, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our final gallery from MASSive Comic Con is the second from Sunday, shot by our Associate Editor Gregg Snider, also known as Wonderllama Photography. Among the cosplayers in this set are Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Nessie Ness Cosplays, Steampunk Snowdrop, Blade Mistress Cosplay, Chronic Mermaid Cosplay, Carley Winn Cosplay, Colen P Cosplay, Little Creeper Cosplay, The Immortal Star-Lord, Penny Lane Cosplay, AE Cosplay, CT’s White Knight, The Uncontrollable Iron […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 3, Wonderllama Photo

Posted  July 2, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday at  MASSive Comic Con in Worcester, my replacement was Wonderllama Photography, our Associate Editor Gregg Snider. Gregg is also multi-talented and over-qualified — an IT admin, a real estate and event photographer, a professional musician, and a very creative cosplayer. Since he filled in the whole day we have two galleries from Gregg. In this first set […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 2, Robbins Studio

Posted  July 1, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Friday night before MASSive Comic Con in Worcester, Benn of Robbins Studios drove up from the South Shore to Marblehead to pick up all my portable studio gear, and he set it up Saturday morning. He had the first shift of the weekend as the way overqualified replacement for me, and went over and above to help out. Benn and […]

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Movies

Despicable Me 3 Delivers Too Familiar Fun

Posted  June 30, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Despicable Me 3 is one of those movies that is both really easy and really challenging to review. Easy, because it doesn’t require any deep, insightful analysis or tiptoeing around spoilers; challenging, because how much new is there to say about the third installment (fourth, if you include 2015’s Minions) in a franchise that relies […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 1, Vander the Generalist

Posted  June 29, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

For this third year of MASSive Comic Con in Worcester I couldn’t attend, so a roster of excellent photographers filled in, all three of them using exactly the same lighting and backdrop from my equipment. First up are the shots taken Saturday afternoon by Vander the Generalist. Vinny is a professional photographer who shoots the usual roster of […]

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Deadlysymmetry as Arkham City Harley Quinn!

Posted  June 27, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

A few weekends ago we filmed another episode in our irregular YouTube series Behind the Seams. The show features Lucky Grim Creative interviewing cosplayers about various aspects of their craft and hobby. This time around it was an interview with a pair of Harley Quinn cosplayers on the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of […]

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Anime-Manga

AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted  June 26, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We have more than 100 images of awesome cosplayers in the second of two galleries from Saturday at AnimeNEXT 2017. Adam Etheridge again went back to one of his favorite cons, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center since 2016. Among the cosplayers in this set are Dani Grace Cosplay, Galactic Edge Cosplay, Wicked Lady Cosplay, Misa Lynn CLP, […]

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AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted  June 25, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second day of AnimeNEXT 2017 brought Adam Etheridge back to the Atlantic City Convention Center, the home to the convention since 2016, when it moved from its long-time home in Somerset, NJ. Cosplayers in this first of two galleries from Saturday include Flowithit Cosplay, Dina Dear Cosplay, Patricia Dawn cosplay, Ezerath Designs, and many others. Photo […]

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AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 2

Posted  June 24, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our second gallery by Adam Etheridge from AnimeNEXT includes cosplayers Ichigei Cosplay, Miu Squared, 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 […]

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