Here is the latest collection of pictures from our photographer Kiera Vallone. These photographs were taken during her time at the New York Comic Con (New York Anime Festival) 2011. ABOUT THE WRITER/PHOTOGRAPHER: Kiera has been an avid cosplayer for approximately eight years. She did her Senior Thesis on cosplaying and conventions in America, and […]
Here’s another installment of pictures I’ve taken on Sunday, October 16 at New York Comic Con (New York Anime Festival) 2011. More pictures, articles and footage is coming up! [nggallery id=17]
We interviewed popular geek comedian Uncle Yo as we explore his “secret origin” and find out about his experiences as the Master of Ceremonies for the Cosplay Masquerade at the New York Comic Con (New York Anime Festival) 2011. Interview was conducted by Shauna Leva and filmed by Josh Pegg.
We interviewed popular cosplayers Riddle and Marie Claude about their work in creating a cosplay calendar where the proceeds will go straight to those affected by the earthquake in Japan. This was filmed by Josh Pegg at the New York Comic Con 2011. They were interviewed by Shauna Leva. If your heart is moved to […]
Here’s the second installment of pictures I’ve taken (with the help of my friend, Vilma Rodriguez) at New York Comic Con (New York Anime Festival) 2011. More pictures, articles and footage is coming up! [nggallery id=16]
Didn’t I tell you we had more pictures and articles coming up about New York Comic Con (New York Anime Festival) 2011? And this is still just the tip of the iceberg! As we are editing and writing on the rest of the articles and footage, check out my sample of photos from my time […]
This a collection of photographs taken of cosplayers by the multi-talented Shauna Leva. These were taken throughout her time at New York Comic Con 2011 (New York Anime Festival 2011). If you see a photo of yourself, and would like Shauna to send it to you, send her an email! ***** All pictures were taken […]
Before the winter freeze sets in, cosplayers from all over New England flock to Nashua, New Hampshire to celebrate, for many, the end of the convention season until April’s Anime Boston. Though word on the grapevine is the con will be changing locations, Another Anime Convention boasts some of the best scenery in the con […]
We interview popular cosplayer Yaya Han about her Catwoman outfit and her involvement with Cosplay for a Cause. This took place at the New York Comic Con 2011. This interview was conducted by Shauna Leva and videotaped by Josh Pegg. Feature Picture by Vilma Rodriguez.
This is part 2 of Kenneth Davis’ collection of photos taken at the Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011. If you haven’t seen the first collection, which includes his review of the anime convention, you can find it here! ***** All photos were taken by Kenneth Davis. [nggallery id=7]
Anime Weekend Atlanta is one of the longest running anime conventions and perhaps the biggest one in the Southeast with an attendance climbing up to 14,000. It was also my first convention and have attended it every year since. AWAXII would mark my eighth trip and my second review of my first anime convention (you […]
This is the first of two great articles planned of our coverage of Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011. In this pictorial, Ayden Gotzmer captured the convention’s highlights, including the Masquerade. ***** Ayden Gotzmer is an experienced photographer of AydensGrace Photography; currently located in Maryland. Ms. Gotzmer is also an excellent interviewer and reporter. When it comes […]
Welcome all to our collection of videos filmed at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition! We have three videos. The first two videos deal mainly with performers, vendors, a maker and attendees. The last one are excerpts from Tempest’s production of Curio: The Brass Menagerie at The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition. Interviews were conducted […]
Anime Festival Orlando has been a con I’ve been putting off for some time. Having been to every major Florida con except AFO, I felt some sort of obligation to go at least once. Oddly enough, it was suppose to be my first convention several years ago until plans for it fell through. Now, having […]
LeetStreet Boys describe themselves as an “anime otaku band” but they are much more than that. They are avatars of otaku culture. Thrown into the spotlight by their breakthrough hit, “Yuri The Only One,” this band, consisting of elves and dragons, is a mix of fun adventures and entertaining music. In this article we interviewed […]
AnimeNext 2011 has come and gone and Kiera Vallone has taken another pictorial masterpiece of New Jersey’s biggest anime convention! And now going ten years strong, it still hasn’t reach its peak in attendance or fun. I hope you enjoy our pictures as much as we enjoyed being there. I can’t wait to see what […]
Here is the latest collection of pictures from our photographer Kiera Vallone and the theme is her encounters with the cosplayers of Connecticon 2011. Sure we have other pictures of Connecticon 2011, but Kiera Vallone’s perspective, skills and style is too unique for you to ignore. We had a great time at Connecticon 2011 and […]
While we are working on new material, check out our friend, Wizlor234‘s, anime music video based on the steampunk anime Last Exile. The song, If I could Fly, is by Above and Beyond ft. Oceanlab. Enjoy!
Currently, we are working on our review of Connecticon 2011 (including Kiera Vallone’s awesome collection of photographs), but until that grand moment arrives, have fun and check out our first picture collection of the amazing cosplayers! Pictures by Team Awesome. [nggallery id=9]
MetroCon has received quite a bit of criticism this year and would be best described as a convention with a lot to offer or for some a convention that leaves something to be desired. Here’s a little history: MetroCon has earned the title of the largest anime based convention in Florida. It was a title […]
Maine is known for many things. Trees, lobster, and highly acclaimed vacation destinations. Yet when the tourists come around, the local nerd culture knows what is soon to be following behind the strange license plates. PortConMaine, which celebrated its tenth anniversary this past weekend, signals the beginning of the sizzling con season for many. Though […]
When I planned on going to Florida Anime Experience, my expectations were rather mixed considering this was technically their first outing. However, their website does mention that this event is ran by a collaboration of Wasabi Anime, Florida Super Con, and former JACON staff. It was safe to assume there would be some experience backing […]
Editor’s Note: I’ve been going to conventions for a long time and anime conventions particularly since 2002. During my time talking to cosplayers, I noticed that one of the problems they face at conventions is etiquette from other attendees or cosplayers. I found Sami Foreman‘s article about cosplay etiquette and with her permission I reprinted […]
If you are one of the organizers or volunteers for Anime Boston 2011, stand up and receive your applause. This year’s Anime Boston 2011 was an experience filled with great cosplay and panels. Have you ever been to a panel hosted by The Vagabonds or Uncle Yo? You haven’t? FOR SHAME! I’m sure by now […]
Ultimate cosplay trio Human Sushi Cosplay made a great impression on attendees at Anime Boston 2011 with their Magic Knight Rayearth cosplay! In our interview with them (in the video below), find out why they chose this particular anime and how they made their outfits. Learn what it took to put it together as well […]
At Anime Boston 2011, we interviewed Meta Cosplay about their awesome presentation of popular anime movie Howl’s Moving Castle. Learn not only about why they chose to cosplay these characters but how they made the outfits!
During Geek Week at the ImprovBoston, we interviewed The Geek Comedy Tour‘s Jake Young and Nathan Anderson about Geek Week! If you missed out on Geek Week, shame on you! Geek Week is an event where the best nerdy comedians from all over celebrate geekdom… with jokes! The Geek Comedy Tour will open your mind […]
Superphotographer Kiera Vallone presents us with another great pictorial at ther time at ZENKAIKON. Zenkaikon 2011, an anime convention, took place in King of Prussia in Pennsylvania. This convention, voltroned from two previous conventions, was heavily attended by science fiction fans and otakus. Kiera was able to not only get pictures of the attendees but […]
I’ll come right out with it—I’m not a huge anime person, or “otaku.” I’d never watched a lick of anything that could even remotely be considered anime until about a year and a half ago. “The Boyfriend” is hugely into pretty much anything Japanese, and at his urging, I watched a couple of series (Fate/Stay […]
Welcome to Nerd Caliber’s video report of Anime Boston 2011. We talk to the attendees about their experiences at Anime Boston, including Otaku Journalist Lauren Orsini and Cosplay Supermodel YuffieBunny. Anime Boston took place on Easter weekend in Boston (duh!), Massachusetts at the Hynes Convention Center. Hynes’ connection to the mall and the Boston scenery […]
This is compilation footage of the male attendees of Anime Boston 2011. Like the Women Cosplayers of Anime Boston video, this was done because I had a lot of leftover footage from the Anime Boston 2011 review that Nerd Caliber had worked on. Enjoy some of the amazing and fun cosplay shown that weekend!
This is a video compilation of women cosplayers taken at Anime Boston 2011. After I finished the Anime Boston review video I saw that I had a lot of footage leftover. Why leave it in the archives of my hard drive when I can compiled all of it into this video. Enjoy some of the […]
One day is too much for you to wait till Anime Boston starts? While you are packing for this exciting journey, check out these videos that are either in the finals to win best AMV at Anime Boston or came close to entering the final rounds. Every entry here I felt did a great job […]
Pax East a place where Dreams are made AND CRUSHED all in one roller coaster of a weekend!!! These are the photos taken by one intrepid photographer as he tries to live through the onslaught of win that was PAX EAST 2011. He almost didn’t make it but luckily he survived to bring you these […]
Queen City Kamikaze was an awesome one-day anime event at Manchester, New Hampshire that took place on February 19. A written review will be up shortly but until then check out these amazing pictures by Shutterbug aka Louise Bowker. Pictures by Louise Bowker
Missed out at one of the biggest comic book conventions on the east coast? We interviewed some attendees at the New York Comic Con to see what they thought of the event. Included is footage piece together to give viewers a glimpse at what happened (and how crowded) the NYCC event was those three days.
Didn’t go to 2010’s New York Anime Festival and wished you would have attended the Masquerade? Weep no further! Here we have compiled the all the skits performed at this year’s New York Anime Festival 2010. Also included is Uncle Yo’s opening speech which has footage of the cosplay walk-ons included! Uncle Yo’s Opening Speech […]
Currently, we are working on trying to finish all the New York Con footage before we start working on a video review and pictorial for Another Anime Convention as well concert footage of the L33tStr33t Boys and our beginner’s guide into the world of Steampunk by the The Wandering Legion of the Thomas Tew. However, […]
While we are working on a more official pictorial, reviews, interviews and more of what happened at the New York Comic Con 2010, check out our quick candids of women cosplayers, costume-wearers, vendors and actresses. We should have our official content up at www.nerdcaliber.com up shortly!
While we are working on a more official pictorial, reviews, interviews and more of what happened at the New York Comic Con 2010, check out our quick candids of male cosplayers, male costume-wearers, male vendors and actors. We should have our official content up at www.nerdcaliber.com up shortly!
Pictures and Review by Ayden Gotzmer Otakon, run by Otakorp, Inc. is easily the largest convention on the East Coast and has been hosted at the Baltimore Convention Center since 1999 but began in 1994. Since then, the convention has grown from 350 attendants to over 29,000. This year, unofficial attendance was announced at 29, […]
ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Amanda Walker of Shutterwish Photography has been a cosplayer for six years and has been into photography since she picked up a point and shoot years ago. You can usually find her plotting masquerade skits with her friends, photographing fellow cosplayers, and even dressing up in costumes herself (whenever she finally decides on which […]
Check out our huge Otakon Pictorial by photographer Elizabeth Conforti! If you like this check out our other three Otakon reviews and pictorials! ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Elizabeth Conforti is a photographer from Pennsylvania who specializes in portraiture, fashion and cosplay photography. Click on the link to see her set of photos she took during Otakon […]
Yesterday, I posted pictures taken of male cosplayers at Connecticon 2010. Today, I’m here to show you the women cosplayers. There are varieties shown; from anime to steampunk influences. Tomorrow, I will post pictures of groups of cosplayers together and other fascinating things at Connecticon. Let us know what you think of these costumes. Enjoy!
Congratulations to Chaobunny12, winner of the Connecticon 2010 FMV contest. This is her second win in the row for Best in Show. She uses the song I’ll Make A Man Out Of You from the Disney movie Mulan and uses clips from Avatar: The Last Airbender. You can see the winning video below. To see […]
Footage and review of Connecticon 2010 will be up sooner than later, but until then, check out some of the pictures we took of male cosplayers that attended the event. Tomorrow I will post the women cosplayers of Connecticon. Let us know what you think of the costumes. Enjoy!
During our trip to Granitecon 2010, we met two members of the Human Sushi Cosplay Team, Abby and J’aimie. They were the judges for the Cosplay Contest at the con. Check out this interview as we look at some of the awesome cosplay shown that day, including a wicked Iron Man outfit. The Granite State […]