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PAX East 2018 Sunday Gallery by Zephyrlynk Productions

Posted  April 25, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

On Sunday PAX East 2018 we had Jake from Zephyrlynk Productions join the team. While I was stationed in one spot all day, and Gregg of Wonderllama Photography was off doing Feature Sets, Jake was wandering the halls and show floor. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Pasha Cosplays, Dollilicious, kamarirosa, zeristhusa, and many more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will […]

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Avengers: Infinity War Packs a Gauntlet-Covered Punch

Posted  April 24, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

Our policy at Nerd Caliber to never post spoilers in reviews is strained to its limits with Avengers: Infinity War. Even discussing in broad strokes what small problems the movie suffers from would possibly give away enough clues for sharp fans to take away some information about the plot and story of the film. So […]

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PAX East 2018 Feature Set: Critical Role, by Wonderllama Photography

Posted  April 24, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

There was strong representation among cosplayers at PAX East 2018 for the growing media empire that is the web show and podcast Critical Role. Cosplaying as characters from the show in this set are Natalie Fuinha Cosplay as Keyleth, a half-elf druid; ArmariaSeole Cosplay as Vax’ildan, a half-elf rogue, paladin and druid; and Turnfolio Cosplay as Vex’ahlia, a half-elf ranger and rogue. Critical Role features voice […]

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PAX East 2018 Sunday Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter, Part 2

Posted  April 23, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

We have now reached the final gallery from me of cosplay photos taken at PAX East 2018. We will have more galleries from Zephyrlynk Productions as well as more Feature Sets from Wonderllama Photography. But what a way to end the con — getting a chance to shoot photos of Maul Cosplay. Literally minutes before I broke […]

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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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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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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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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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Katsucon Feature Gallery by Wonderllama Photo: Moonie Warrior Cosplay as Rapunzel

Posted  March 1, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Katsucon is a fantastic opportunity to make photos with some amazing cosplayers and their A-game cosplays. My first feature gallery is with New England cosplayer Moonie Warrior Cosplay.  Moonie Warrior is known for her incredible detailed cosplays, especially her many Disney princess gowns. We shot several galleries together at Katsucon, in various locations, taking advantage of […]

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Nerd Culture

Why Vero Is Problematic And Why It Isn’t

Posted  March 1, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

Like many of you readers out there, I jumped on to the Vero – True Social bandwagon recently. I saw a number of cosplay community friends I admire talking about it, and checked it out. My main reason to even give it a look was the description of an ad-free platform with a smarter user […]

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Red Sparrow Recalls Classic Spy Flicks, But More Sex & Violence

Posted  February 28, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

A young prima ballerina with the Bolshoi is forced into service to a shadowy Russian agency. She’s sent to a brutal training facility, taught to use her sexuality and intelligence to exploit weakness in others. She meets an American during the Cold War and her motivations become murky. Her name is Dominika Egorova, better known […]

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KatsuCon 2018 Friday Cosplay Gallery by Wonderllama Photo

Posted  February 27, 2018  by  Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Somehow, even after 5+ years in the cosplay and photography world, I’ve never been to the big dance of anime conventions, Katsucon. I’ve heard about the incredible venue, the unbelievable cosplays, and the sheer madness but timing never worked out. When I had the chance to be part of the Nerd Caliber team heading down, I […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 4

Posted  February 26, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

We’ve reached the fourth gallery from Saturday at Katsucon 2018, and the last gallery of the convention by me. That nine-hour drive back from the Gaylord to Massachusetts meant no Sunday time at Katsucon for me or most of the team. More galleries and featured photo sets by Wonderllama Photography will be coming up starting tomorrow, and will include […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 3

Posted  February 25, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

Once the not-much snow started Saturday at Katsucon 2018, things got dark fast. Thanks to Crash: The Photos I set up an LED light wand on a tree and used my light stand and umbrella for a main light. Again, the black light stand blended into the black wrought-iron fence well enough that I got no hassle from security. […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 2

Posted  February 24, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

There will be four galleries by me from Saturday at Katsucon 2018, despite the quiet period mid-afternoon for the huge Fire Emblem shoot. The projected snow that would have crippled traffic in the DC area turned into almost a non-event. While many daring photographers and cosplayers went outside and captured some beautiful images in the light […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 1

Posted  February 23, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

On Saturday of Katsucon 2018, Wonderllama Photography and I got to the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center early enough to snag the spot I wanted — the right corner in the fountain seating area. Plants, trees, brick walls and good lighting. And a table and chairs. We even managed to survive almost getting thrown out […]

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Katsucon 2018: Mo People, Mo Problems

Posted  February 22, 2018  by  Luis Correa

Another year, another Katsucon ended and here I am at my desktop typing out a review of this year’s convention. Surprisingly this year I opted to go back to my cosplay roots and see the con from a non-press perspective. When you spend a lot of time working the press circles you tend to come […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 3

Posted  February 22, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

In this last gallery from Friday at Katsucon 2018 it is clear I was trying out a couple of different locations for lighting once the sun set. While I eventually settled on lashing my flash to the top of the wrought-iron fence and shooting against the back lighting of a tree, there’s clearly some adjusting going […]

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Katsucon 2018 Cosplay Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 2

Posted  February 21, 2018  by  Rodney Brown

The second of three Friday galleries from Katsucon 2018 demonstrates the shifting lighting inside the multi-story glass aquarium that the Gaylord calls the atrium. As the day progressed, the clouds built up and eventually the rain started. That didn’t stop cosplayers or photographers from going outside to get some dramatic images. I was not one of those. […]

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