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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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Con Reports

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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Con Reports

MAGfest 2017 Indie Games Awesomeness Roundup

Posted  January 15, 2017  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Hello and a belated Happy New Year to all! This year I was thrilled to return to tradition by spending the post-New Year’s weekend at none other than MAGfest! (It used to always be this weekend, but moved later for a while.) Four days of arcades, tabletop, concerts and great friends — what more could a […]

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Con Reports

MAGfest 2017 Was Max Fun, Maybe Too Much For Some

Posted  January 12, 2017  by  JIbrii Ransom

With the horrid year that is known as 2016 now closed, we start 2017 off with a bang! MAGfest 2017 was the latest version of an annual festival celebrating both music and videogames, held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. It is consistently one of my favorite con experiences to date. My first time going to MAGfest […]

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Articles

Featured Set: Cloud City Characters Cosplay by Wonderllama Photo

Posted  January 11, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

With the sad passing of Carrie Fisher this month, we’ve been posting galleries of Princess Leia cosplayers. This gallery features everyone’s favorite princess on Cloud City, along with Luke, Lando, Han, Chewie and R2-D2. The Cloud City scenes from Empire Strikes Back have several amazing, unique costumes. The Amazing Joy hand-made her incredibly detailed Bespin Leia cosplay. […]

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Con Reports

Featured Sets: Rey From Star Wars by Wonderllama Photo

Posted  January 7, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

A belated Happy New Year, Nerd Caliber fans! Of all the amazing movies coming out in 2017, it’s a safe bet that one of the most anticipated is Star Wars: Episode VIII. What better way to get ready than a feature photo set of the hero of Episode VII, Rey. These shots from Rhode Island Comic Con […]

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Featured Sets: Spidey & Mary Jane by Wonderllama Photo

Posted  January 5, 2017  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Happy New Year, Nerd Caliber fans!  We’ve got a few more feature photo sets from Rhode Island Comic Con 2016. And they’re perfect lead-ins for some of the amazing movies coming out in 2017. First up, a photo set with two of my favorite cosplayers: Chris Doherty Quest for Screen Accuracy as Spider-Man and GeezAlize Cosplay as […]

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Con & Events News

CAPE 2017 Is Now a 2-Day Event!

Posted  January 4, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

What’s better than one of anything? Two of course! Whether it is two Baymaxes or two days of panels and workshops at the 2017 Cosplay And Photography Expo, doubling up is twice the fun! After looking at how much we have saved up for CAPE 2017, we decided that it made sense to pin down […]

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Movies

Poll: What Movies Do You Want to See in 2017?

Posted  January 1, 2017  by  Rodney Brown

The nerd audience is clearly the biggest target demographic for the movie industry now, and has been for a few years. The roster of such movies scheduled for 2017 is lengthy and wonderful. Are you eager to see Will Arnett reprise his role as the Dark Knight in The LEGO Batman Movie? Is your cassette […]

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Con Reports

Fave 2016 Odd and Obscure Cosplay Shots by FPS

Posted  December 31, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

One of the best parts of any con for me is when I see a costume so cool, so weird or so obscure I have to take a picture of it, and let the cosplayer know just how awesome and creative I think they are. That leads us to my fave 2016 odd or obscure cosplay […]

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Fave 2016 Genderbent and Crossplay Shots by FPS

Posted  December 30, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

I will always take a photo of a surprising genderbent or crossplay cosplay, and I had plenty of chances in this past year to shoot both. It was tough to pick my fave 2016 genderbent or crossplay images, and I apologize for any that didn’t make this list — that was a lot of pictures to […]

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Comic Books

Bombshell Black Canary Feature Set of Kayola Crayon

Posted  December 28, 2016  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our second feature set from the Omni Hotel rotunda during Rhode Island ComicCon 2016 features the lovely and talented Kayola Crayon Cosplay as D.C.’s Bombshell Black Canary. This was an ideal location to shoot the glamorous, slightly risqué, pinup bombshell. High-res images for sale! If you are pictured in any of our galleries and want the high resolution download for yourself, […]

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Cosplay & Style

Cosplay Tribute to Our Princess, Carrie Fisher

Posted  December 27, 2016  by  Rodney Brown

There is no way to properly express the impact Carrie Fisher has had on the fandom community, the greater movie community and even society itself with her openness about addiction problems and her unflagging feminism. After suffering a heart attack Friday while on a plane, Fisher died today, and a great disturbance was felt in […]

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Articles

1950s Emma Frost Feature Set of Ashley Chantilly

Posted  December 26, 2016  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Crowded spaces and terrible lighting can make photoshoots at conventions tricky. Fortunately, at Rhode Island Comic Con 2016, the rotunda at the adjacent Omni Hotel turned out to be a great spot to take several feature shoots. The warm colors and funky interior design lent itself to glamour-inspired shoots with some gorgeous cosplayers. First up: Ashley Chantilly‘s incredible […]

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Cosplay & Style

Jyn Erso Continues the Fight on Eadu

Posted  December 22, 2016  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our first gallery featuring Rebellion Barbie‘s Jyn Erso took us to prison. In our second gallery, we travel to the black sand beaches of the remote planet Eadu from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Overcast, 23 degrees and an on-shore breeze means a brief shoot. Fortunately, we nailed the beach shots we wanted quickly. (Editor’s Note: The fight on the […]

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Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel at Dragon Con, Part 3

Posted  December 20, 2016  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The first and second Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel galleries introduced haute couture heroines from across the Marvel universe, including She-Hulk, Lady Loki, Lady Thor, Spider-Gwen, Wolverine, and Emma Frost. Up next in our final gallery from DragonCon 2016: Karen Patriquin Guest as Kitty Pryde; Jay Justice as Misty Knight; Materia Girl as Psylocke; and Seelix as Phoenix.  The small group shots include She-Hulk (Galacticat Cosplay), […]

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Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel at DragonCon, Part 2

Posted  December 19, 2016  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

The first Marvel-ous Ladies of Marvel gallery introduced haute couture heroines She-Hulk, Lady Loki and Lady Thor. Up next in our second gallery from DragonCon 2016: Desiree Cosplay as Emma Frost; RX Queen Costuming as X-23; and Lorelei Winter Cosplay as Spider-Gwen. The group was organized by Galacticat Cosplay, who appears in the first gallery as She-Hulk. Stay tuned for the third and final gallery […]

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