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Con Reports

Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 1

Posted  February 20, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

The first of three galleries from Katsucon 2018 actually starts with three images I missed from the Thursday gallery. The only photos I took outside were of Yuffiebunny Thursday afternoon when it was sunny and in the mid-60s. After nine hours of driving, I mostly sat in the warm sun, recharging like Superman. Friday morning I managed […]

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Con Reports

Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Thursday

Posted  February 19, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

Our coverage of Katsucon 2018 gets underway with a solid gallery of shots taken Thursday afternoon and evening. After a nine-hour drive, I thought I would be too tired to do much work, but as soon as our team got into the atrium at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, I was re-energized. It had been […]

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Articles

Black Superhero History Series: Icon

Posted  February 16, 2018  by  Byron D. Zero

The next entry in my series is the brainchild of the late great Dwayne McDuffie, a man who created a powerful pantheon of black superheroes. Icon was created in 1993 under the Milestone Comics brand, which was distributed by DC Comics. Icon (along with all other Milestone properties) took place in a different continuity from […]

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Cosplay & Style

Cosplay Feature: D.Va And Mei Get a Valentine’s Surprise

Posted  February 14, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

After shooting individual sets of Chantel Marie – Cosplay with her bunny suit Mei and Deadlysymmetry in her schoolgirl D.Va cosplay, it only made sense to do a duo shoot. There are only about half as many photos in this set as in either of the previous two, because everyone was laughing so hard most of them didn’t come […]

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Comic Books

Black Panther Deserves a Superhero Movie Crown

Posted  February 14, 2018  by  Byron D. Zero

Marvel Studios’ maiden voyage into 2018 starts out with an incredibly strong outing in the form of Black Panther. It’s a film that has garnered a heavy amount of acclaim and controversy even before it’s premiere, but does it live up to the hype? Well, let me tell you a little story! Black Panther is […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Finding Paradise: Clicking at Your Heartstrings

Posted  February 14, 2018  by  Scott Beaulieu

Storytelling in video games can hit a broad range of emotions. Many of us can remember where we were and how we felt when we watched Sephiroth run through Aerith in the Forgotten City when we first played Final Fantasy VII. Strong storytelling add spice to a game with somewhat plain gameplay, leaving a strong […]

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Articles

Winter Hijinks with Harley Quinn

Posted  December 29, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

After recording our holiday greetings videos with HarleyHaQuinn and DeadlySymmetry, we all popped ’round to a local cemetery for some snowy photo fun. Don’t let the sun fool you — it was about 12 degrees and windy. After that, we blasted over to Coggshall Park for some shots in the lake-side gazebo. First up is […]

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Con Reports

FirstPerson Shooter’s Favorite Genderbent and Crossplay Photos of 2017, Part 2!

Posted  December 27, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We now present the second of two galleries of genderbent and crossplay photos from 2017. Once again, some definitions: For both categories, I am going on character appearance. So, if you are a hairy -chested, bearded person, and wear a straight-up skirt-and-bustier Wonder Woman costume, I am calling that crossplay. That isn’t to say the person wearing […]

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FirstPerson Shooter’s Favorite Genderbent and Crossplay Photos of 2017!

Posted  December 26, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Before we start with the first of two galleries of genderbending or crossplay cosplay photos, some definition and clarification is required. For both categories, I am going on character appearance. So, if you are a hairy -chested, bearded person, and wear a straight-up skirt-and-bustier Wonder Woman costume, I am calling that crossplay. That isn’t to […]

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FirstPerson Shooter’s Fave Odd & Obscure Cosplays of 2017, Part 2!

Posted  December 22, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second gallery of my favorite photos of Odd & Obscure cosplay includes particularly Innovative cosplay as well, but again, length restrictions keep that term out of the headline. Innovative, you ask? How about the featured image of Azura Cosplay as Ghost, Jon Snow’s dire wolf. Obscure? I give you Steve Martin’s gas station attendant from The Jerk and Maverick […]

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FirstPerson Shooter’s Fave Odd & Obscure Cosplays of 2017!

Posted  December 21, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

I shot enough photos of cosplay this year in the category I call Odd & Obscure for two galleries. This could be because I probably took more photos this year than most. But it could also be because conventions seem to be expanding the definition of what they call “nerdy” content to include more nostalgic, […]

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Movies

Jumanji Sequel is a Fun Game-like Lightweight Romp

Posted  December 20, 2017  by  Byron D. Zero

With 2017 drawing to a close, I have to admit that I haven’t seen a huge number of comedies this year. There is a big reason for this; I am a comedy snob. I have no stomach for gratuitous Happy Madison-style low brow humor, and with a number of comedic actors following the Will Ferrell […]

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Cosplay & Style

FirstPerson Shooter’s Favorite Mashup Cosplays of 2017!

Posted  December 19, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

I have fewer mashups cosplays to present this year than in previous years, mainly because I didn’t attend Dragon Con, the source of the largest number and some of the most creative mashups in the convention scene. But the ones I did shoot are quality, like the feature photo above. That is Wild Card Cosplay […]

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Comic Books

What Does the Disney Buy of Fox Assets Mean for Marvel’s First Family?

Posted  December 14, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Today Disney announced the long-rumored purchase of entertainment assets of 21st Century Fox for a value of $52.4 billion. That means that the rights to many of your favorite movies and shows come back to Marvel or move to Disney. But there is some confusion about certain properties, mainly the Fantastic Four. Let’s explore the deal […]

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Movies

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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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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Articles

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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RICC Feature Photo Set with Brandon the Shapeshifter

Posted  November 30, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Next up in our Rhode Island Comic Con 2017 Feature Photo Shoots is Brandon the Shapeshifter. He brought a brand-new, original design, called ‘The Master of Time & Space.” As usual, Brandon absolutely slays with this glamorous, mysterious cosplay. The rotunda at the Omni Providence hotel was the perfect place for this shoot, with the […]

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