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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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Anime LA 2017 QotD: What to Know Before Dating a Cosplayer

Posted  February 13, 2017  by  Chantal Eyong

Anime Los Angeles is a smaller but active anime convention on the West Coast. It is based in the Ontario Convention Center and Radisson Ontario Airport. That’s Ontario, Calif., not the one north of the US border. This was Nerd Caliber‘s first time at Anime LA. According to the site AnimeCons, attendance at Anime LA for 2016 was […]

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Anime Los Angeles 2017 Cosplay Showcase Video

Posted  February 13, 2017  by  Chantal Eyong

This was the first year we were able to get a team to Anime Los Angeles, a smaller but active anime convention on the West Coast. Out of that I got two videos, this cosplay showcase and a second one with a Question of the Day, asked by Nerd Caliber team member Brianne Glover. Anime LA […]

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Cosplay & Style

Black History Month Cosplay Feature: Mr.TUSA-Team

Posted  February 11, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our second feature highlighting New England area cosplayers for Black History Month is the beloved Mr.TUSA-Team.  He is known in the cosplay world as simply “T.” I have been lucky enough to both be able to take pictures of T for six years now, and blessed enough to call him my friend right from the […]

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Articles

The Duality Of The Black Nerd

Posted  February 7, 2017  by  Brianne Glover

Black History Month is coming to a close. Because of this, I thought it only fitting for me to write an article for Nerd Caliber about black nerds. I consider myself a nerd because I enjoy what society has deemed nerdy, such as playing video games, watching animes, and reading novels. And yet for some […]

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Cosplay & Style

Black History Month Cosplay Feature: Brandon the Shapeshifter

Posted  February 6, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

It is Black History Month and there are a handful of wonderful ways various people and organizations are highlighting black cosplayers. One of the best is the hashtag campaign #28DaysofBlackCosplay. I suggest you follow it on whichever social media platform you like best. Chances are it’s trending on there. In addition to other coverage throughout […]

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Kami-Con 2017 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5

Posted  January 30, 2017  by  Bentpic5

This past Saturday, I was able to attend Kami-Con. For those who might not know, Kami-Con is a 3-day convention that celebrates Japanese culture, geek culture, anime and manga, cosplay, tabletop and video gaming, and much more. It was their 9th year running, with it being the 5th year held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex located in […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Crypt of the NecroDancer DLC Powers Up Already Great Game

Posted  January 29, 2017  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Almost two years ago, I raved about one of the coolest rhythm games on the market. Today, it’s time to AMPLIFY your interest with a new update — Crypt of the NecroDancer: AMPLIFIED! AMPLIFIED is the first full DLC added to this insanely fun dungeon crawling dance party. As the star of […]

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Get Free Passes To ‘The Space Between Us’!

Posted  January 26, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

If you like character-driven science fiction like Moon or Arrival, you’ll probably like the upcoming movie The Space Between Us. And you have a chance to get your free passes to showings in either Boston or the Hartford area! The movie stars sci-fi stalwarts Gary Oldman, Carla Gugino, and as the lead character, Ender himself, […]

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Belle of the Ball at Boston Public Gardens

Posted  January 24, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

As we get deep into a chilly, rainy winter, we thought you’d enjoy another reminder of sunny summer weather — with Beauty and the Beast‘s Belle in a beautiful summer garden. In August, I got together with Starlenia for a wonderful outdoor photoshoot. We met at Boston Public Gardens at the height of late summer colors. […]

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Con Reports

Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday Two

Posted  January 23, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday was our last day manning at table at Arisia 2017, as day jobs kept us from attending on Monday. But that didn’t stop me from getting another nearly 100 images of excellent and fun cosplays, to end our hall shot galleries. In case I haven’t mentioned it enough over the past five galleries, we had […]

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Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday One

Posted  January 22, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We start off the first of two galleries from Sunday at at Arisia 2017 with a spot-on, adorable, and probably age-accurate cosplay of Eleven from the wonderful Netflix series Stranger Things. And things stay awesome throughout the more than 100 images in this set. Arisia is held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, also the hotel for PAX East, held […]

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Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Three

Posted  January 20, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We are up to the third and final gallery from Saturday at Arisia 2017. Again I had World’s End Design and Lucky Grim Creative sitting at our table helping promote our event, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In fact, about one third of the photos in this gallery were taken by Lucky Grim, as talented a photographer as she is […]

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Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Two

Posted  January 19, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second gallery of three from Saturday at Arisia 2017 continues the creative and fun cosplay the convention is known for. Arisia is held at the Westin Boston Waterfront, also the hotel for PAX East, held at the attached Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Like PAX East in the past couple of years, Arisia arranged for a number of […]

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Arisia 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday One

Posted  January 18, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

On the second day at Arisia 2017 I was lucky enough to have a couple of panelists from our upcoming Cosplay And Photography Expo sit at our table and talk up the con. World’s End Design and Lucky Grim Creative both were big hits and effective at communicating what CAPE is all about. Not to be outdone by World End’s […]

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Arisia 2017 Friday Cosplay Gallery

Posted  January 17, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We set up our table at Arisia 2017 Friday evening, to promote our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In order to again have the last table in the row of convention and organization promo tables, the good folks at Boston Whovians! agreed to swap spots. That allowed us the space to get this gallery […]

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