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Con Reports

ANIMAINE 2012: Convention Review & Photo Collection

Posted September 8, 2012 by Shauna Leva

Review by Shauna Leva, Photos by Kelley Griffin. This past weekend, a trip was taken up interstate 95 by Kelley and myself to the Merry Manor Inn in South Portland, Maine. After some difficulty finding the correct door, we had arrived at ANIMAINE 2012. A small convention, nestled in the hallways of the Best Western Merry […]

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Food

Cooking Tips: Rice Balls!

Posted September 5, 2012 by Joanne "Tsuki"

Just about a month ago, I was doing my very first food panel at Otakon. As luck would have it, I wasn’t able to do the rice balls I had in mind. Fruits Basket was where I first learned of rice balls and that’s also when I became interested in learning how to make them. […]

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Con Reports

San Japan 2012 – Angelwing’s Report And Picture Gallery

Posted August 20, 2012 by Angelwing

One of the cons I look forward to attending the most each year is San Japan. The 5th year of this convention took place August 10-12, 2012. The location moved from the Marriot Rivercenter to the Hyatt Regency Hotel. It connects to the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center which is the largest convention center in […]

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Cosplay & Style

Carolina Anime Day Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 19, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Adam Howell’s Visions Photography was on hand to capture the attendees of Carolina Anime Day. Carolina Anime Day is a one-day event for otakus to come see vendors they wouldn’t normally find at general establishments. Check out the great pictures of cosplayers  below! [nggallery id=110]

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Interviews

Yaya Han Interview: Chun-Li, Calendars & Otakon 2012

Posted August 6, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Lucretia Dearfour of The Copper Claw interviews Yaya Han about her passion for cosplay, her new calendar and why she chose to cosplay Chun-Li from the popular Street Fighter videos games. Filmed at Otakon 2012. If you want to see all our Otakon footage and more, subscribe to our Youtube Channel here!

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ConnectiCon 2012 Cosplay Gallery: The Red Zebra Photography Collection

Posted August 4, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out these amazing pictures by John Riley of Red Zebra Photography of cosplayers at ConnectiCon 2012! [nggallery id=109]

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Cosplay & Style

Otakon 2012 Cosplay Gallery: Sunday

Posted August 1, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out Adam Howell of Howell’s Visions Photography awesome collection of Sunday’s cosplay pictures at Otakon 2012! [nggallery id=108]

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Otakon 2012 Cosplay Gallery: Saturday

Posted July 31, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out Adam Howell of Howell’s Visions Photography awesome collection of Saturday’s cosplay pictures at Otakon 2012! [nggallery id=106]

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Otakon 2012 Cosplay Gallery: Friday

Posted July 31, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out Adam Howell of Howell’s Visions Photography awesome collection of Friday’s cosplay pictures at Otakon 2012! [nggallery id=105]

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Articles

Connecticon 2012 : Convention Report

Posted July 18, 2012 by E. Ortiz

ConnectiCon 2012, the biggest anime convention in Connecticut, has one again left us too quickly. I had a great time meeting old friends and new cosplayers. There were a lot of changes this year, the biggest being moving the Artist Alley to the first floor next to the food court. Overall, I would say that […]

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MetroCon 2012: The Convention Report

Posted July 13, 2012 by Kenneth Davis

After having a great time at last year’s MetroCon I wasn’t sure what to expect. MetroCon 2011 provided many events and was one of the best cons I had attended in awhile. As my third outing and the con’s 10th year it’s probably the convention I looked forward to most this year, so how did […]

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Anime-Manga

New 24-Hour Anime Channel: NEON ALLEY

Posted June 28, 2012 by Mr. Press Release

VIZ MEDIA UNVEILS NEON ALLEY: 24-Hour Anime Channel Launches On Game Consoles This Fall San Francisco, CA, June 27, 2012 – VIZ Media, the largest publisher, distributor and licensor of manga, graphic novels and anime in North America, unveiled plans for Neon Alley,210-260 vce a 24-hour anime channel featuring the world’s best titles set to debut on […]

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Cosplay & Style

The Art of Gijinka Cosplay

Posted June 26, 2012 by Kiera Vallone

A few weeks ago at AnimeNEXT in Somerset, New Jersey, I was asked by someone, “So I get that you are wearing Ho-Oh’s wings, but what is the rest of your costume?”  I had to explain to him that my entire costume was a “gijinka” version of Ho-Oh. What is gijinka, you ask?  Gijinka  (萌人え) […]

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Cosplay & Style

AnimeNEXT 2012 Cosplay Gallery

Posted June 25, 2012 by Kiera Vallone

Check out photojournalist Kiera Vallone’s pictorial of AnimeNEXT 2012, one of the east coast’s most popular anime conventions! [nggallery id=98]

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The Cosplay Pictorial of METROCON 2012

Posted June 23, 2012 by Kenneth Davis

Cosplay Photographer Kenneth Davis works his skill all over Metrocon, Florida’s largest anime convention, and has taken some incredible cosplay pictures. Check it out! [nggallery id=97]

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Anime Mid-Atlantic 12 (Sunday) Pictorial!

Posted June 18, 2012 by E. Ortiz

We wrap our coverage of Adam Howell’s amazing work at Anime Mid-Atlantic 12 (2012) by showing you his Sunday shots of cosplayers and convention attendees. You can see Friday’s pictures here and Saturday’s here! [nggallery id=95]

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The “Help! What Should I Cosplay!?” Thread & 10 Reasons Why We Can’t Answer That Question.

Posted June 18, 2012 by Shauna Leva

This is a question I see on the internet a lot: “What should I cosplay!?” But this is also a question that hardly ever gets an adequate response. Whether they are newbies looking for a popular costume that will jettison them into convention fame, or seasoned cosplayers who have simply run out of challenges, it seems like […]

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Anime Mid-Atlantic 12 (Saturday 2012) Pictorial!

Posted June 17, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out cosplay photographer Adam Howell’s awesome photo gallery of the attendees of Saturday’s Anime Mid-Atlantic 12! [nggallery id=94]

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Anime Mid-Atlantic 12 (Friday) Pictorial!

Posted June 17, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Cosplay photographer Adam Howell does his magic on Friday, June 15, at Anime Mid-Atlantic 12, a convention in Chesapeake, Virginia. [nggallery id=93]

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Cosplay & Style

Granite Comic Con 2012 – Cosplay Contest

Posted June 13, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Nerd Caliber went to the Granite State Comic Con 2012 and we had a blast meeting old friends and seeing some great costumes! Here are some videos we took of the costume contest, who won and some of the costumed attendees.

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FanimeCon 2012: The Photography of Bill Hinsee

Posted June 8, 2012 by BillHinsee

Check out Photographer Bill Hinsee’s amazing photographs of cosplayers that attended FanimeCon 2012, Northern California’s largest anime convention. [nggallery id=91]

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Cosplayer Nation Covers Puerto Rico Comic Con 2012

Posted June 7, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Puerto Rico Comic Con just had an amazing show on Memorial Day Weekend and Cosplayer Nation was there to record the best parts! Check it out! Subscribe to their Youtube page!

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Articles

Anime Is The Glue

Posted May 31, 2012 by Steven Savage

I just got back from Anime North, a huge, diverse convention in the greater Toronto Area. Pretty much I can say if you like anime, you can join what appears to be about 20,000 people once a year and have a blast. Also, be sure to go to Sushi-Ya, it’s right next door. What stood […]

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Animazement 2012 (Saturday Part Two): The Photography of Adam Howell

Posted May 28, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out part two of these amazing pictures taken Saturday at Animazement 2012. [nggallery id=88]

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Animazement 2012 (Saturday Part One): The Photography of Adam Howell

Posted May 28, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out part one of these amazing pictures taken Saturday at Animazement 2012. [nggallery id=87]

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Animazement 2012 (Friday Part One): The Photography of Adam Howell

Posted May 27, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out Adam Howell’s amazing collection of cosplay photographs on Friday (Part One) at Animazement 2012! [nggallery id=85]

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Anime-Manga

UDON presents Omar Dogan’s Girl Seven Original Art Collection!

Posted May 24, 2012 by E. Ortiz

SEVEN GIRLS FOR EVERY SEASON! UDON presents Omar Dogan’s Girl Seven Original Art Collection! In Stores Now! Artbook fans are in for a treat, as acclaimed UDON artist Omar Dogan brings his brand-new artbook Girl Seven to life! Featuring over a hundred new drawings by Dogan, Girl Seven is a collection of all new pinup illustrations created just for this project! Through rough […]

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Hoshicon Spring Picnic 2012: The Photography of Adam Howell

Posted April 29, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out Adam Howell’s photography of his adventures at Hoshicon Spring Picnic 2012! Hoshicon is an anime convention that takes place in the end of June in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. [nggallery id=79]

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Cosplay & Style

Anime Boston 2012: Princess Bubblegum and Marceline The Vampire Queen Cosplay

Posted April 11, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out Cosplay Reporter Shauna Leva at Anime Boston 2012 interviewing two cosplayers about their Adventure Time cosplay of  Princess Bubblegum and Marceline The Vampire Queen!  

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Triad Anime Convention (Sunday): The Photography of Adam Howell

Posted April 9, 2012 by E. Ortiz

This is the last of three pictorials by power photographer Adam Howell on his journeys of Triad Anime Convention 2012, a new anime convention in North Carolina. [nggallery id=69]

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Triad Anime Convention (Saturday): The Photography of Adam Howell

Posted April 9, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Triad Anime Convention was held on April 6th – 8th, 2012, its first year, at The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This is the second of three of Photographer Adam Howell collection of pictures taken that weekend!  [nggallery id=68]

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Triad Anime Convention (Friday): The Photography of Adam Howell

Posted April 9, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Triad Anime Convention was held on April 6th – 8th, 2012, its first year, at The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Photographer Adam Howell was on hand to chronicle their first day on Friday through his amazing photography! [nggallery id=67]

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Anime-Manga

The Right Stuf has the Right Stuff

Posted March 30, 2012 by SKrYde

Ok so, this review won’t be long but I wanted to go ahead and do it, so here we go! Have you ever heard of this little website called RightStuf.com? No? Yes? Maybe? Have you ever visited RightStuf.com? You’d know if you had just from the awesomeness that screams at you when you open the site. […]

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Con Safety 102: Navigating the Nerdy Social Scene

Posted March 30, 2012 by Samantha Cella

Conventions are awesome. You get to cosplay, buy stuff, and meet amazing new people. But sometimes, meeting those new people is hard. How do you make friends while waiting in line, or tell that cosplayer that she’s the best Madoka Magica you’ve seen all weekend? Be patient. Some people don’t like to talk a lot, […]

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MangaNEXT 2012: The Photography of Kiera Vallone

Posted March 28, 2012 by Kiera Vallone

MangaNEXT, AnimeNEXT’s sibling, took place on February 24th-26th, 2012 and Kiera Vallone was there! Check out some of her amazing cosplay snapshots below! [nggallery id=66]

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MomoCon 2012: The Photography of Bentpic5

Posted March 23, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out this humongous pictorial of Atlanta, Georgia’s anime convention MomoCon 2012! These pictures were taken on March 16th to the 18th, 2012, by Bentpic5! [nggallery id=65]

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Katsucon 2012: The Photography of Kiera Vallone

Posted March 22, 2012 by Kiera Vallone

Check out Kiera Vallone’s awesome pictorial of the events of Katsucon 2012, including pictures of the World Cosplay Summit Preliminaries (and winners)! [nggallery id=64]

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Music

Richie Branson and the GUNDAM Rap Album

Posted March 21, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Okay, I need to tell you three things. First, Richie Branson is a terrific rapper. How terrific? Any X-rays performed on Mr. Branson will reveal that he’s actually a cyborg sent back in time to save hip hop. If you love rap beats but not feeling the generic (hoes, money, rims, hoes) lyrics then meet […]

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First Squad: The Moment Of Truth – Anime Review

Posted March 21, 2012 by Brianne Glover

Let’s get down to business with First Squad. I like this anime. Take caution however, when I say ‘like’ I mean I enjoyed watching it and if there is a sequel I might even give that a go. If I were to LOVE it, I would be gushing all over your screen right now and […]

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Redline: Anime Movie Review

Posted March 18, 2012 by Brianne Glover

Oh anime, how I love you. Sometimes you don’t even have to make sense; and I dig that. So Redline huh? How about that movie? Redline is fast paced and rapid–just like almost all of the characters in this racing anime. The main character, JP, has a monster of a yellow car and a specific, yet […]

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Explore The Supernatural World Of The Hit Manga Series Bleach In BLEACH MASKED: OFFICIAL CHARACTER BOOK 2

Posted March 6, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Informative Character And Story Guide Features Extensive Data, Full Color Poster, Color Art, Creator Interviews And Much More! VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, offers BLEACH fans a treasure trove of information about the smash hit manga (graphic novel) series with the release of Bleach […]

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Demon King Daimao – Anime Review

Posted February 28, 2012 by SKrYde

So I was browsing through Netflix and found a SENTAI FILMWORKS anime by the title of Demon King Daimao (Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaō). I had heard of it, but never seen it. Seeing as it was on Netflix for online viewing I started watching it. Like I do all my animes I gave it my Four-Feeling […]

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Katsucon 2012 (Saturday Part Two): The Photography of Adam Howell

Posted February 21, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Welcome to the second part of Saturday’s collection of cosplay photographs taken at Katsucon 2012. These pictures were taken by the amazing Adam Howell. [nggallery id=57]

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Katsucon 2012 (Saturday Part One): The Photography of Adam Howell

Posted February 20, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Welcome to the first part of Saturday’s collection of cosplay photographs taken at Katsucon 2012. These pictures were taken by the amazing Adam Howell. [nggallery id=56]

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Katsucon 2012 (Friday): The Photography of Adam Howell

Posted February 19, 2012 by E. Ortiz

We promised you more pictures and we did not lie! This is Adam Howell’s cosplay pictorial of his Friday ventures at Katsucon 2012.  And keep checking back with us as there are more pictures coming your way! [nggallery id=55]

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Ohayocon 2012: The Photography of Elizabeth Conforti

Posted February 14, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out Lizz Conforti‘s awesome work during her time at Ohio’s highly attended anime convention Ohayocon 2012! [nggallery id=53]

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Heaven’s Lost Property: Anime Review

Posted February 10, 2012 by SKrYde

After being told by numerous people that Heaven’s Lost Property was good, I decided to give it a try. Many of my friends that worked on the show started calling it “Heaven’s Lost Panties” and with good reason. I was skeptical at first. Fan servicey anime generally are not my favorites. However, I have a […]

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The Secret World of Arrietty Coming to Readers in a New Series of Books

Posted January 27, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Releases Based On The New The Film By Hayao Miyazaki’s Famed Animation Studio Include Film Comics, Art And Picture Books VIZ Media, the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, brings the miniaturized adventure of famed Studio Ghibli’s newest animated creation – THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY – to readers everywhere […]

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Cosplay & Style

The Cosplay Photography of Nelson Castro

Posted January 22, 2012 by E. Ortiz

I had the privilege to interview photographer Nelson Castro who has produced a series of phenomenal pictures of cosplayers that reside in the west coast region. Nelson Castro is a passionate artist who is more interested in the wonders of photography than making money. In our interview, we look into Nelson Castro’s background and explore […]

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The Photography of Blake Entrekin: Ichibancon 2012

Posted January 12, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Blake Entrekin has been doing photography as a hobby for almost 8 years now. He went to his first convention about the same time but never put cosplay and photography together until 2009. At the same time, he created a name for himself, Entrekin Photography, and slowly growing every year. He is amazed at how many people […]

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