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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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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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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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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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AAC 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted  October 25, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Saturday at this year’s  Another Anime Convention things got rolling early, as cosplayers were already waiting to verify their pre-judging time for the Masquerade, when I got to my studio area around 9 a.m. A full day means four galleries with around 100 images each, and some of the most amazing cosplays of the con. Among the cosplayers […]

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AAC 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 2

Posted  October 24, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Despite horrible traffic, parking challenges and a forgotten piece of vital photo gear, I still managed to get my studio set up early enough at Another Anime Convention to get two good-sized galleries. This second gallery of the two has in it cosplayers including EllyStar Cosplay, jamblute, White Fang Cosplay, Servant Cat Cosplay, Phantasmagoric Cosplay, Sweetest Little Darling Cosplay, Just In Cosplay, Clillith cosplay, tamago_chann, LenaKali Cosplay?, Moonie […]

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AAC 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 1

Posted  October 24, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

As we did last year, this year at Another Anime Convention we set up a backdrop and studio lights to shoot cosplayers for us and for the Masquerade organizers so they would have a record of the contestants. After some difficulty (including forgetting my SD card for my camera and not having a backup — thanks […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 Adam Etheridge Gallery, Sunday

Posted  October 23, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Our last gallery from New York Comic Con 2017 is of the photos taken by Adam Etheridge on Sunday. While the weather was every bit as muggy and hot as Atlanta during Dragon Con, and the crowds were as insane as always, the convention is always worth the headaches because of the sheer number of outstanding cosplays on display. […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Sunday

Posted  October 23, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

We only have a couple of galleries from Sunday at New York Comic Con 2017. That is partly because we all had travel time to deal with and left earlier in the day than previous days, and partly because it is typically a day that has fewer people in cosplay overall. But part of it was that […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 Costume Contest by Wonderllama Photo

Posted  October 22, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The New York Comic Con Eastern Championships of Cosplay — aka the NYCC costume contest — is an unbelievable pageant of coplayers’ creativity, passion, and hard work.  This year had some jaw-dropping contestants, from well-known New England cosplayers Mink the Satyr and Khepera Cosplay, to cosplayers such as Iron Hills Forge, liquidelvis and danlex9867,  to Best in Show winner Alchemical […]

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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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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted  October 18, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

Like Friday, I took enough photos on Saturday for four galleries of more than 90 images each. The sun kept going in and out of the clouds, making for an extra challenge where I was shooting, but I still managed to get lots of photos of great cosplays. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Tiffany Rae […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 Friday Gallery by Wonderllama Photo

Posted  October 17, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Whew…New York Comic Con 2017 came in like a wrecking ball. In the best possible way, that is. It was absolutely packed with great vendors, celebrity interviews, and amazing cosplayers. I spent an action-packed weekend shooting video and some photos with several of wonderful, talented people on our Nerd Caliber Media Team, including Ashley Rogers, […]

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

Posted  October 17, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The second half of Adam Etheridge‘s galleries from New York Comic Con 2017 continues his collection of photos from all over the Jacob Javits Convention Center. For a bit more than half of the shots, however, you can see he found a place to shoot that worked for him. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Sakuraharunogirl, […]

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