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Anime-Manga

AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 1

Posted  June 23, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

By all accounts, AnimeNEXT has grown quite a bit in its second year at the Atlantic City Convention Center. In 2016 the convention moved from its previous home in Somerset, NJ, to the land of the Boardwalk Empire. As he has for years, our Mid-Atlantic man on the scene Adam Etheridge went for us and brought back […]

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Comic Books

Boston Bee Cosplay as Bunny Spider-Gwen

Posted  June 22, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

While I didn’t get many chances to do featured photo shoot sets during ComiCONN, I knew I had to get at least one with the bright lights of the Foxwoods Resort Casino — its new home — in the background. Luckily, Boston Bee Cosplay had plans to wear a bunny suit version of Spider-Gwen mid-day […]

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Movies

Transformers: The Last Knight Needs to Be a Prophetic Title

Posted  June 21, 2017  by  Byron D. Zero

Michael Bay is back, and he brought his bag of tricks with him for the fifth installment of the (seemingly never ending) saga of the robots in disguise. Does Transformers: The Last Knight bring anything new to the table? Short answer is no, but here’s my analysis. The Last Knight takes place not too long […]

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Comic Books

ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 2

Posted  June 20, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We wrap up our hall shots coverage from ComiCONN, held for the first time at Foxwoods Resort Casino, with the second gallery from Sunday. To read all about how the first year back under the old name and in the new spot went check out my review. Cosplayers in this set include Anastasia Grace Cosplay, Just Saiyan Cosplay, Alie_Lynn, […]

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Comic Books

ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 1

Posted  June 19, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday at ComiCONN, held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, was just almost as busy as Saturday, and I almost have enough photos for three galleries, but I will post two sets with over 100 images each. Among the coplayers in this first gallery are Zombie Leader, Khepera Cosplay, Kati Coe, T Wylie’s Misfit Toys, Bombeii Cosplay and Photography, Kairos Malificus Cosplay, Cosplay […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Rabbit Story Bounds From Simple Concept to Complex Game

Posted  June 16, 2017  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re taking a journey into an unusual world of friendship, emotions and carrots — in Rabbit Story. Created by Viacheslav Bushuev, Rabbit Story is a point-and-click adventure told through a cast of talking animals. You play as Rabbit, a bunny who just missed his best friend Kitty’s birthday. You want […]

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Comic Books

Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 3 by FirstPerson Shooter

Posted  June 6, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second of two sets from Saturday at Wizard World Philadelphia is the last from me, as we had to get back to Massachusetts Saturday night. But not to worry, we will also have a bunch of sets from Adam Etheridge, our picture powerhouse in the Mid-Atlantic region. Among the cosplayers in this set are Thatch Cosplay, […]

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Comic Books

Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 2 by FirstPerson Shooter

Posted  June 5, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The first of two sets from Saturday at Wizard World Philadelphia shows the truth of what we were told — this con is one of the most lopsided when it comes to attendance, with Saturday having vastly larger crowds than any other day. Even though we left at 4 pm for the long drive back to Massachusetts, I […]

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Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 1 by FirstPerson Shooter

Posted  June 4, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

In a very last-minute decision, Emmanuel and I decided to make a quick trip to the City of Brotherly Love to attend Wizard World Philadelphia. I hadn’t been to Philly in 40 years, and he hadn’t been to that convention in 17 years. So it seemed like a good time to head south and meet […]

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Comic Books

Wonder Woman Destroys DC’s Snyder Quality Curse

Posted  June 1, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Is it safe to say that Wonder Woman has a lot riding on it? Let’s see: DC and Warner Brothers need a hit with fans and especially critics after the brutal reviews of Batman Vs Superman and Suicide Squad. It’s positioned as the bridge between BvS and the upcoming Justice League. For better or worse, […]

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Anime-Manga

Misty at the Beach with Aemiliaaaaaa

Posted  May 31, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday morning was cool but beautiful during our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod at the Southfleet Motor Inn to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo. While we had Aemiliaaaaaaa out at Indian Neck Beach to shoot a video with KIA Cosplay, I took advantage of some planning and blocking time to get some shots. Stay tuned to our […]

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Cosplay Gallery 2 of 2017 MomoCon Cosplay – Bentpic5

Posted  May 30, 2017  by  Bentpic5

This is the second half of MomoCon cosplay galleries in our photo coverage of Atlanta’s 2017 MomoCon from Bentpic5, featuring 70+ photos of awesome cosplays you could have seen this year. To see the first gallery of cosplayers at the con held at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta over Memorial Day weekend, click here. Cosplayers in this gallery […]

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MomoCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery 1 by Bentpic5

Posted  May 29, 2017  by  Bentpic5

MomoCon 2017 was held this Memorial Day weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. This was MomoCon’s third year at the GWCC and it’s third year running as a four-day convention. If you went last year and compared the exhibit halls, you could see right away how much more games, guests, and […]

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Injustice 2 is a Wonderful Sequel

Posted  May 28, 2017  by  JIbrii Ransom

I’ve been waiting for Injustice 2 to come out. And I am happy to say it didn’t disappoint. I mean how could it? NetherRealm Studios has been on a roll in terms of the last several fighting game titles, such as Mortal Kombat 9, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Mortal Kombat X. With each title […]

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Swimsuit Asuka From Evangelion by Chocobobutt

Posted  May 27, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

While it was warm enough to shoot at the outside pool earlier in the day (see the set of Aemiliaaaaaa as Misty) Saturday evening it was best to shoot at the indoor pool at the Southfleet Motor Inn. I drove Chocobobutt back from the beach shoot to the inn that was the main base of our free […]

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Cosplay & Style

Amaterasu From Smite on the Beach by Chocobobutt

Posted  May 25, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Saturday evening at the Southfleet Motor Inn I went to Indian Neck Beach with Chocobobutt to photograph her as the super cute character Amaterasu from the game Smite. This was during our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you […]

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Misty At The Pool by Aemiliaaaaa

Posted  May 23, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The sun came out and things warmed up a bit on Saturday at the Southfleet Motor Inn during our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo. So I took the opportunity to get some photos of Aemiliaaaaaaa in her brand new Misty cosplay at the Southfleet’s outdoor pool. […]

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Comic Books

Wonder Woman on Themyscira by Amazon Princess

Posted  May 22, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

During our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo, I got the chance to photograph the beautiful and statuesque Amazon Princess on a beach bluff during the morning Golden Hour. While it had been in the mid-80s the day before at the Southfleet Motor Inn where we were […]

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Cosplay & Style

Performers & More at Watch City Steampunk Festival 2017

Posted  May 17, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our second gallery from the 6th annual Watch City Steampunk Festival features a variety of performers, entertainers, musicians, and more. In addition to the huge assortment of funky Victorian dry goods that were on sale, there were demonstrations and performances by blacksmiths, acrobats, penny-farthing riders, and an assortment of musical acts. As in the last […]

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Costumes at Watch City Steampunk Festival 2017

Posted  May 16, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Welcome to the 6th annual Watch City Steampunk Festival!  The rain kept away long enough, and the chilly, raw weather couldn’t keep the crowd away of this wonderful local event. A huge assortment of funky Victorian dry goods were on sale; blacksmiths, acrobats, penny-farthing riders, and an assortment of musical acts entertained fans. Like most […]

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Zenkaikon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by KBV Photography, Part 2

Posted  May 14, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our convention veteran KBV Photography returned to Lancaster, Penn., to cover Zenkaikon this year, and brought us enough shots for two galleries of the excellent cosplayers showing off their work. As Kiera noted in her write-up of the convention last year, Zenkaikon has grown into a three-day event, with representation from fandoms as diverse as Harry Potter and American superhero […]

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