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PAX East 2018 Feature Set: SoulCalibur with Bethany Maddock & Mikal Mosley, by Wonderllama Photo

Posted  April 22, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Bandai Namco was at PAX East 2018 with a demo of their upcoming game SoulCalibur VI. What better way to show off a highly anticipated new release than by having two incredible cosplayers, Bethany Maddock and Mikal Mosley, create all-new cosplays from the upcoming game?  Bethany made a stunning Sophitia, along with her iconic Omega sword and […]

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Con Reports

PAX East 2018 Sunday Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter, Part 1

Posted  April 21, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

Sunday at PAX East 2018 was more crowded on the show floor itself than any Sunday I’ve ever seen. But the overall crowds were smaller than Saturday or Friday as is the case with most cons. I still took enough photos of cosplayers for two galleries for the day. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Petry […]

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PAX East 2018 Saturday/Sunday Photos by Wonderllama Photography

Posted  April 20, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

On Saturday and Sunday at PAX East 2018, I spent much of my time taking photos for Featured Sets, since FirstPerson Shooter was able to attend and hold down the fort at our usual spot. But I did take enough random hall shots to complete a gallery for the two days. Included in this gallery are some […]

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Con Reports

PAX East 2018 Saturday Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter, Part 3

Posted  April 19, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

As the day wound down on Saturday at PAX East 2018 the costumes continued to be amazing, and the photos sometime got a little loopier — or maybe the photographers did. In this set you’ll see my teammate Wonderllama Photography directing a couple of pink furry creatures from Fortnite, and the amazing Shashin Cosplay Photography getting his Pokemon […]

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Con Reports

PAX East 2018 Saturday Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter, Part 2

Posted  April 18, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

The second gallery from Saturday at PAX East 2018 has all sorts of amazing cosplays, and a few from a group that will tug at your heart strings. The group that contains Grinning Hazard Cosplay and Vee Cosplay — both featured in this gallery — among others, are cosplaying as mashups of Pokemon and D&D characters. The […]

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Con Reports

PAX East 2018 Saturday Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter, Part 1

Posted  April 18, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

Requirements of my day job kept me from attending Thursday or Friday of PAX East 2018, which was a great frustration for me. I knew that our content would be well taken care of by Gregg of Wonderllama Photography in my stead, but I missed some great friends and awesome cosplay. While things seem to start […]

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Movies

Pacific Rim Uprising Makes Only Average Size Waves

Posted  March 23, 2018  by  Byron D. Zero

Oh boy, Pacific Rim Uprising was my first sequel of 2018, and it was definitely a thing. The first Pacific Rim movie was Guillermo del Toro’s love letter to giant mecha anime, and tokusatsu, with his own personal flare. It was by no means a perfect film, but it was fun to watch and I […]

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Queen City Kamikaze 2018 Gallery Part 2

Posted  March 22, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

This past weekend was the first time we had a table at Queen City Kamikaze, a one-day convention held at Manchester Memorial High School in Manchester, NH. We were there promoting our own event, the upcoming Cosplay And Photography Expo, July 28 & 29 just down the highway in Nashua, NH. Being placed right by the load-in doorway was chilly until […]

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Queen City Kamikaze 2018 Gallery Part 1

Posted  March 20, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

I discovered the one-day convention Queen City Kamikaze last year, although a search through our records shows Nerd Caliber had covered back in 2011. The event has been going on for years, held at Manchester Memorial High School in Manchester, NH. The bulk of the volunteer staff are high school students, but if you think that means it […]

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Katsucon Feature Gallery by Wonderllama Photo: Moonie Warrior & Grainne Sea

Posted  March 19, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our final feature gallery from Katsucon 2018 is a two-fer. The first shots are of Moonie Warrior Cosplay as the Tightrope Walker from Disney’s Haunted Mansion. As usual, she absolutely nails it, with a spot-on cosplay and the attitude to match.  Fans of the Haunted Mansion knew exactly who she was and were super excited. […]

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Katsucon Feature Gallery by Wonderllama Photo: Sailor Moon Formal

Posted  March 17, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our next feature gallery from Katsucon 2018 is an incredible group of talented Sailor Moon cosplayers. We had to assemble super early on Saturday morning — not an easy feat for 12 people at Katsu — to snag an open space in the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center big enough for everyone. We even managed to snag 3 […]

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Movies

New Tomb Raider Fails To Steal Away The Film Franchise

Posted  March 16, 2018  by  Byron D. Zero

Video games adaptations do not have a good track record in Hollywood. There is the occasional fluke like Mortal Kombat which is remembered fondly by many a ’90s manchild, but the rest range from “just okay” to “meh” to “so bad it’s good” to “avert your gaze lest ye desire eternal damnation!” The 2018 movie […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

The Vermintide That Binds: A Challenging, Fun Warhammer Game

Posted  March 15, 2018  by  Luis Correa

“Try not to die .. it’s so burdensome to have to do your job and mine,” Kerillian the Waystalker yelled out to me as she notched another arrow and fired into a gibbering pack of Skaven ratmen. “Focus on the task at hand and be silent,” riposted Victor Saltzpyre, the Witch Hunter Captain who I […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Sea of Thieves Beta: Limited But Exciting Plundering Fun

Posted  March 12, 2018  by  Luis Correa

“Cut the sails and turn it toward the wind and we can out run them!” A galleon loomed on the horizon as it bore down on our little two-man sloop. With some clever thinking we managed to navigate between two small atolls with some shallow, underwater sand bars. “We might not make it,” I yelled […]

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Comic Books

Jessica Jones Season 2 Trades Pure Evil for Moral Complexity

Posted  March 11, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

It is going to be tough to write a spoiler-free review of the second season of the Netflix Marvel show Jessica Jones, because the big reveal needs to be kept secret, but is absolutely vital to what makes this season different from the first. I am committed, however, to never spoiling a show or movie […]

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Katsucon Feature Gallery by Wonderllama Photo: Rin by Holly Wolf

Posted  March 9, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our next feature gallery from Katsucon 2018 is with Holly Wolf as Rin Tohsaka from Fate/stay night. Holly, an avid cosplayer and a professional model, absolutely rocked as Rin. We were able to find some open space for a quick shoot, and we got some great shots on the gazebo level of the Gaylord National Resort & […]

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ComiX-Files at Midtown Comics: The Charitable Truth Is Out There

Posted  March 8, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Who keeps bumping off superheroes at the comic book store? The truth is out there, and only intrepid FBI agent, Ms. Dana Frizzle, can solve the case. A bunch of intrepid heroes, a chlorophyll-filled villain, a Jedi ghost, and a photographer decided to trek into Manhattan in the middle of a Nor’easter for a photo […]

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KatsuCon 2018 Sunday Cosplay Gallery by Wonderllama Photo

Posted  March 7, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Thanks to the miracles of modern air travel, I was able to spend most of Sunday making photos at Katsucon 2018 after the rest of the Nerd Caliber team hit the road.  The weather cooperated, with a gorgeous sunny sky, puffy clouds, and terrific cosplayers. Cosplayers in this gallery include Aemiliaaaaaaa, Rose & Prince, and many more. Photo […]

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KatsuCon 2018 Saturday Cosplay Gallery by Wonderllama Photo

Posted  March 6, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Saturday at Katsucon 2018. Wow. The sheer number of cosplayers and photographers was almost overwhelming, and clear space to make photos was at a premium. With a little creativity and patience, I was able to get great shots of some extremely talented cosplayers in their best work. Cosplayers in this gallery include The Gnome Queen, Serena Cosplay, ShanClaw, Mink the […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Mercenary Kings Reloaded Is All Flash And No Bang

Posted  March 5, 2018  by  Scott Beaulieu

Sometimes, a video game can come across like an old girlfriend; extremely pretty but wears on you quickly. The same can be said for Tribute Game’s release of Mercenary Kings Reloaded. Released in 2014, the original Mercenary Kings was far from a polished project. Tribute Games decided to go back to the drawing board and […]

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Con & Events News

Katsucon Feature Gallery by Wonderllama Photo: Lady Sif by Vasilichia Designs

Posted  March 2, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Next up in our Katsucon feature photo sets is another fantastic New England cosplayer, Vasilichia Designs. She debuted her all-new Lady Sif at Katsucon 2018. We also caught a high-kicking photo of her USO Girl on Friday. Sunday the weather was perfect for outdoor shoots, and the Gaylord has plenty of locations both indoors and out to […]

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