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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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Movies

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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Anime-Manga

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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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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Con Reports

Fall 2017 Super Megafest Cosplay Gallery, Sunday Part 1

Posted  November 5, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

I will have just two galleries from Sunday of the Fall 2017 Super Megafest, but they are loaded with creativity. Although I think some people were still in their drinking costumes from the parties the night before (I’m looking at you, Hugh Hefner). In this gallery are cosplayers Zebra_Cosplay, Mysty Riddler’s Piratanical Cosplays, Wolfryk Manwolf, Zombie Leader, T Wylie’s Misfit Toys, Impostor […]

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Fall 2017 Super Megafest Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 4

Posted  November 4, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We’re at the final Saturday gallery from the Fall edition of Super Megafest. The weekend saw some of the best weather in years and I was able to shoot in my favorite spot in the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center in Marlborough. Cosplayers in this gallery include Khepera Cosplay, AE Cosplay, Random Raul, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Olivia Kitt […]

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Fall 2017 Super Megafest Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 3

Posted  November 3, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

One of the best parts of this Fall Super Megafest, or any one for that matter, is watching the celebrities just casually walking the show floor, going to panel rooms or just getting their own coffee. While I was sitting by the food stand, I saw Corbin Bernson buying coffee, John Wesley Shipp and Amanda Pays […]

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Fall 2017 Super Megafest Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted  November 2, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second Saturday gallery from the recent Fall Super Megafest was mostly taken in the couple of hours after noon, and even though the tables were filling up I still had plenty of room to shoot photos. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are CosDick, Alie_Lynn, CiaoBirdie Cosplay, Katie Halfdead, Cosplayer of Earth-603, Moonie Warrior Cosplay, Deadlysymmetry, AE Cosplay, Closet Geekery,  ladycorvid.cosplay, Petry Cosplays, Mysty Riddler’s Piratanical […]

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Fall 2017 Super Megafest Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted  November 1, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The Fall 2017 edition of Super Megafest was held on two gorgeous days, possibly the best Fall weather we’ve seen in New England in years. That may explain why the inside of the trade center seemed less crowded than previous events, as so many of the cosplayers that attend the show were outside for so […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Betrayal At Baldur’s Gate Blends D&D and Horror

Posted  October 31, 2017  by  E. Ortiz

There have been some spectacular horror-themed board games published in the last twenty years. But when people ask me about my favorite horror game, I tell them Betrayal at House on the Hill, and if you love role playing games like me, definitely the new game Betrayal at Baldur’s Gate. Why you ask? Pull up a chair. […]

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Frightfully Good Halloween Featured Sets from The Portrait Dude!

Posted  October 31, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

It’s All Hallows Eve, and the veil between this world and the next is at it’s thinnest. So what better a time to bring you two cosplays of characters that pierce that veil with ease: Beetlejuice and Freddy Krueger! Once again, our man in the Rust Belt, Wes, The Portrait Dude, offer us a featured set, […]

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Flapper Korra by MakeupMermaid22 at AAC 2017!

Posted  October 31, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Although her series has been off the air for a couple of years, the avatar Korra is still a popular character for people to cosplay at conventions, and Another Anime Convention was no exception. This flapper-era version by makeupmermaid22, however, was certainly unique. Not only did Sarah mix the traditional look of Korra with a […]

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AAC 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday Part 2

Posted  October 30, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The final gallery from Another Anime Convention 2017 is the second of two from Sunday. But it isn’t the final post. I took enough shots of makeupmermaid22 in her flapper era Korra to make a featured set, which will go live later today. In this last gallery are cosplayers kookoi_cosplay, Jenevieve Devereaux Cosplay, jayhardt_cosplay, Annika Hermonat, costhetrick, bsellcosplay, Sevyvee Cosplay, Grainne Sea Cosplay, Momochi Cosplays, Phantasmagoric Cosplay, armariaseole, Turnfolio […]

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Comic Books

Thor: Ragnarok Smashes Formula With God-Tier Fun

Posted  October 29, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

As Mark Mothersbaugh was scoring a Marvel superhero movie based on epic Norse mythology, he must have shouted to an assistant, “I know the ideal song for this! Call Led Zeppelin!” Because holy hell, the blood-pumping Norse bombast of their “Immigrant Song” is absolutely perfect for the absurdly fun, blood-pumping, bombastic Thor: Ragnarok. Not only […]

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AAC 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday Part 1

Posted  October 29, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday at Another Anime Convention was like any other convention; shorter, slower and with fewer cosplayers. So I shot enough photos for two galleries, with a bit more than 100 images each. Among the cosplayers in this first of two galleries are Fallengone cosplay, rudyrivea, glitterkoi, sashihime, anatomyofacosplayer, gabyme.png, Irish shimmer bliss, Contradan Cosplay, kittycatcosplays, Tetra’s Domain, ashanyao, AkaneSaotome, EllyStar Cosplay, begochiddy, LenaKali Cosplay?, Madam Red’s Cosplay Page, Firefrost Cosplay, makeupmermaid22, em_mae_cos, Annika Hermonat, Sakura Diamond […]

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Jayme Lee as Eleven from Stranger Things by The Portrait Dude!

Posted  October 27, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second season of the Netflix hit show Stranger Things debuted today, and we will have a review of it coming up soon. But in the meantime, we were lucky enough to have Wes, The Portrait Dude, offer us a first look at this featured set he shot of Jayme Lee as Eleven from the first […]

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AAC 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 4

Posted  October 26, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

I kept my studio set up until a little while after the Dealers Room closed on Saturday at Another Anime Convention and I’m glad I did. I got to chat with and photograph some cosplayers I haven’t seen in quite a while. Also, there weren’t quite enough photos of makeupmermaid22 as Korra with the fire and […]

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AAC 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 3

Posted  October 26, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The only thing bad about having a studio setup at Another Anime Convention this year was not being able to get outside on Saturday and enjoy the perfect early fall weather. But getting to photograph all the amazing cosplayers below made up for it. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are iricia_, otaku_hero_cosplay, Lunsum, Rain Cosplay, airmide, Polish Wolf Cosplay, Jenevieve Devereaux Cosplay, Zebra_Cosplay, Clillith cosplay,  Uncle […]

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AAC 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted  October 25, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second gallery from Saturday at this year’s  Another Anime Convention is full of photos that tested the limits of my backdrop. Like last year, AAC was full of well though out groups of cosplayers all portraying different characters from a favorite piece of entertainment. Surprisingly, this year it wasn’t almost all Love Live — although don’t worry, […]

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