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New York Comic Con 2017 – Saturday Gallery by Wonderllama Photo

Posted  October 21, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Saturday at New York Comic Con is something to behold.  The cosplays are next-level, the crowds are enormous, and the energy is tangible.  While I spent most of the day shooting video, I was able to do a few quick photo shoots with Tiffany Rae Knight; Cosplay Dad; MicroMerc Digital; Gogo Incognito; Emarie Jay; Drew […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 Adam Etheridge Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted  October 20, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second Saturday gallery by Adam Etheridge from New York Comic Con 2017 features a number of group shots from DC cosplayers, and also Game of Thrones, as well as an assortment of individual cosplayer shots taken outside and on the showroom floor. In this gallery you will find cosplayers  Lady Kayleen, Avacyn Ava, DC Cosplayers East, Cosplay Butterfly, Lua Stardust, […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 Adam Etheridge Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted  October 20, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Now we move on to Adam Etheridge‘s Saturday galleries from New York Comic Con 2017. By Saturday, Adam had a good idea of how he could make shooting outdoors work even without access to the famous tunnel. Among the cosplayers in this first of two galleries are MicroKitty, Hikaru Cosplay, Jester Props, The Nightosphere, Cosplay Crew, Mae Mae Twin Cosplay, overpowered.otter, OverWatch Cosplay, […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Saturday Part 4

Posted  October 19, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

My last gallery from Saturday at New York Comic Con 2017 contains another of my favorite cosplays of the convention — the Black Panther from 1 million BC from Marvel’s Legacy title. Cosplayers you’ll find in this gallery include kamarirosa, cstuds, M I S S I S S I P P I, fashionenigma, Queerly Femmetastic Cosplay, Willow Silverlock, thedarkblu, Sofia Sivan, jareddreed, acaswell23, Nikki Lee Cosplay, yaldamn, RAD Cosplay, Vorian Cosplay, MicroMerc Digital, Cutiepiesensei Cosplay, tishilolo15, helalipop, urbanenigma, Scorpking Costuming, Dominycanknyght […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Saturday Part 3

Posted  October 19, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Gallery three of four from Saturday at New York Comic Con 2017 includes one of the most bizarre cosplays — if it can be called that — I saw at the con. Schick had someone dressed up as the humanoid mech-like razor they called Hydrobot from the company’s commercials. While it is common to see official cosplays […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted  October 18, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second gallery from Saturday at New York Comic Con 2017 covers the time of the panel we sponsored, Advanced Cosplay Q&A, and includes a couple of photos of three of our panelists: Lucky Grim Creative, Human Sushi Cosplay, and Mhysa Cosplay. In this gallery you will also find cosplayers Debbie Sath in the HoneyBee armor made by […]

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Granite State Comicon 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted  September 30, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

One of the best things about being in the Armory building part of Raddisson Hotel and Center of NH complex is the more open space. And like last year’s Granite State Comicon, this year I was directly across from a wonderful coffee and tea vendor. In this second of four cosplay galleries from Saturday you’ll find Momochi […]

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Granite State Comicon 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted  September 29, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

This was the 15th annual Granite State Comicon, one of the most fun and best run conventions on the East Coast. If this Manchester, NH-based convention isn’t on your list of must-go cons, it should be. Like the past few years, I had a studio setup next to the cosplay contest pre-judging area, taking photos both for the […]

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Cosplayers & Photographers Shoot It Out at GraniteCon!

Posted  September 28, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

For the 15th annual Granite State Comic Con, I wanted to do something a bit different. Something fun and collaborative to showcase the creativity of the photographers and cosplayers attending GSCC. And so…the Cosplayer & Photographer Shoot-Out was conceived. We randomly teamed seven photographers with cosplayers. The audience came up with some great suggestions for […]

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Cosplay & Style

We Celebrate Hugh Hefner’s Contribution to Cosplay

Posted  September 28, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died Sep. 28, 2017 of natural causes at 91. While he is a polarizing figure and stayed controversial until the end, he can be lauded for a number of things: Promoting sex positivity, promoting diversity and raising the level of adult glamour photography to an art form. But he will […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by Adam Etheridge, Sunday

Posted  September 27, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Like I did, Adam Etheridge also left about mid-afternoon on the last day of ColossalCon East, so he has a single gallery from Sunday as well. Since this is our last gallery from the new convention, I’ll close out with some observations. Like its older sibling in Sandusky, OH, ColossalCon East is as much about […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Sunday

Posted  September 26, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday at ColossalCon East was quieter than the previous two days, as is typical at any con. When combined with the fact that I left around 2:30 in the afternoon to be able to get back home at a reasonable hour, it makes sense that I only took enough shots for one gallery. Among the cosplayers in […]

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For The Win Project: Helping Kids Achieve Nerd Dreams

Posted  September 26, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

I recently had the opportunity to help out The For The Win Project. This project is near and dear to the hearts of everyone here at Nerd Caliber. Their amazing team works with kids who are battling illness. They take professional photos of the girl or boy, and through the magic of Photoshop, they design and […]

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Star Trek: Discovery Returns to TV Timeline With Bold Moves

Posted  September 25, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

It boldly goes where no one has gone before at times, but that may be both good and bad for the new show Star Trek: Discovery. The bold moves include focusing on a main character that is not only not a ship captain, but a very complex, conflicted individual (Michael Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by Adam Etheridge, Saturday Part 2

Posted  September 25, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

In this, the second of two Saturday galleries from Adam Etheridge at ColossalCon East, it is all about the water park. From the different angles you can get a good sense of the size of just the wave pool area lone, to say nothing of the rest of the enormous facility. Assuming you can look past all the […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by Adam Etheridge, Saturday Part 1

Posted  September 24, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

It’s time for the first of two Saturday galleries from Adam Etheridge at ColossalCon East. Saturday was the only day I spent any time in the water park, but Adam was there most of the weekend, getting these excellent photos of outstanding cosplayers. Unlike me, Adam was smart enough to bring swim trunks and water shoes. Adam shot […]

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Con Reports

HasCon 2017 Puts Family Fun On The Table

Posted  September 23, 2017  by  E. Ortiz

HasCon is a brand new convention that differs from most conventions in the New England area for two reasons. HasCon, which took place in the Providence Convention Center on September 8th, 9th and 10th in Providence, RI.,  is run by Hasbro and only promotes Hasbro products, from Transformers to Dungeons & Dragons to My Little […]

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Latest Kingsman Flick Continues to Kick Butt

Posted  September 22, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

When Kingsman: The Secret Service hit theaters in 2014, it was a sharp, funny, action-packed breath of fresh air in a field full of dour, grim spy thrillers. It pulled off an impressive high-wire act: it was simultaneously a loving homage to old-school James Bond movies, a hyperkinetic action-thriller, and a brilliant send-up of, well, […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 3

Posted  September 21, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

In this last of three galleries from Saturday at ColossalCon East is my one set of photos taken in the water park. The wonderful Jenevieve Devereaux Cosplay was more than willing to be my first ever water park cosplay subject and I learned a valuable lesson. When the loud buzzer/horn noise goes off, it isn’t an escalator […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 2

Posted  September 20, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

As I mentioned before, the Kalahari resort is enormous. In addition to meaning you will be doing a lot of walking at ColossalCon East, it means there are plenty of indoor locations for photos aside from the giant water park. The game arcade, for example, is quite a bit larger than the one in Sandusky, Ohio […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 1

Posted  September 19, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

I got to the Kalahari for ColossalCon East pretty early on Saturday in hopes of finding a parking space not out in the hinterlands, and lucked out with one a few rows from the front entrance to the convention center. Of course, that meant chilling out in the hotel lobby for a couple of hours before I […]

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