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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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The Photography of Adam Howell: Ichibancon 2012

Posted January 12, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Adam Howell is a photographer from North Carolina who loves the art of cosplay. While he takes photos of his friends around different anime conventions, Adam makes sure he takes the time to cosplay as well. Currently, we have his pictorial of Ichibancon 2012. Ichibancon is a four day anime convention held in Charlotte, North […]

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The Photography of Kenneth Davis: Fan:Dom 2011

Posted January 6, 2012 by Kenneth Davis

If you haven’t read Kenneth Davis’ awesome review of Florida’s Fan:Dom 2011, you really should check it out first. But now we present to you Kenneth Davis’ collection of what he saw at one of the best college-run anime conventions in Florida. If you are in the Florida area and you are interested in getting […]

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FAN:Dom Con Year 2 Review

Posted January 4, 2012 by Kenneth Davis

As I had stated once, it appears new cons are popping up all the time lately. College-based conventions are also no exception. FAN:Dom Con would mark the fourth college based convention I have attended. There was MomoCon which was pretty fun, but felt overly crowded. Kaji-Con had a good start, but was lacking attendance. Then […]

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Should Anime Conventions Evolve?

Posted December 18, 2011 by Even Makara

Anime conventions have always been gatherings celebrated by the nerd counterculture. Anime conventions originated some decades ago as meetings specifically geared toward that which can trace its origins to the island nation of Japan is facing a great expansion in these more recent times. As nerds expand and cross over into different fandoms, the anime […]

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Nerdflix: 3 Geeky Gems You Can Stream RIGHT NOW.

Posted December 13, 2011 by Jake Young

I use MS Paint, because I can’t afford KidPix.   On a recent episode of my podcast Nerd of Mouth we discussed the first-worldiest of problems; making the most of one’s Netflix subscription. Sure, it seems harmless, sitting there on its own Wii channel or iPad app. Yet most of the time I find myself staring […]

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Legend of Korra Opening Sequence Goes Live

Posted December 6, 2011 by ravenhaired

Did you love Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender as much as we did?  Are you itching for the next installment, The Legend of Korra?  Here’s something to further whet your appetite:  The Legend of Korra opening title sequence.  Check it out now, posted here on io9 (and has been taken down pretty much everywhere else). […]

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The 5 Creepers You’ll Meet At A Con

Posted December 2, 2011 by Jake Young

Pre-preface: This is meant to be a joke. It is wrong to judge people outright for a few minor annoying behaviors. Love! AND! Peace! Preface: In my experience, conventions are a wonderful place where the often marginalized are free to be themselves, to engage with the things that interest them the most, and make friends […]

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The Photography of Kiera Vallone: Gobble-con 2011

Posted December 2, 2011 by Kiera Vallone

Gobble-Con 2011 was a nice, low-key event. The staff and volunteers were very friendly, and there was a variety of panels to attend. Since its a small, hotel con – its a great choice for someone’s first convention. Gobble-Con has a lot of potential, and I’m looking forward to it coming back bigger and better […]

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KEN AD Photography: EXP Con IV (2011) Pictorial

Posted November 27, 2011 by Kenneth Davis

I present to you now the incredible photography of KEN AD aka Kenneth Davis of his time at EXP CON 2011. Don’t forget to read his review of the convention here! If you want to contact KEN AD Photography, you can find them here! [nggallery id=18]

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Review of EXP CON IV

Posted November 27, 2011 by Kenneth Davis

I’ve debated whether EXP or AWA would make my favorite con of the year. Not so much in terms of what a con has to offer, but personal enjoyment alone. Having grown tiresome of AWA, my expectations were pretty high. Sure EXP does not have as much to offer in comparison to AWA or Metro, […]

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A Look At SAILOR MOON THE MOVIE

Posted November 24, 2011 by E. Ortiz

In this article, we interview David Paritsky, Director, Producer and Idea Man behind Sailor Moon The Movie (Pretty Guardian). Being a fan of indie films and growing up watching Sailor Moon, I was very interested in interviewing David about his inspirations and motivations as well as how he put this all together. Included in this […]

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The Photography of Angelwing: Oni-Con 2011

Posted November 20, 2011 by E. Ortiz

One of Texas’ popular anime convention, Oni-Con 2011, came and went on the last weekend of October. Photographer Angelwing took some lovely photographs of the cosplayers that attended and some of those that took the stage at the convention. Here is a sample of her amazing work at Oni-Con! [nggallery id=38] ***** If you want […]

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The Photography of Kiera Vallone: New York Comic Con 2011

Posted October 28, 2011 by Kiera Vallone

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 […]

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New York Comic Con 2011 Cosplay Gallery (Sunday)

Posted October 26, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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]

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The Secret Origin of Geek Comedian UNCLE YO!

Posted October 25, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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.

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Cosplay For A Cause: New York Comic Con 2011

Posted October 25, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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New York Comic Con 2011 Cosplay Gallery (Saturday)

Posted October 21, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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]

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New York Comic Con 2011 Cosplay Gallery (Thursday & Friday)

Posted October 21, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Shauna Leva’s New York Comic Con 2011 Pictorial

Posted October 21, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Con Review: Another Anime Convention 2011

Posted October 21, 2011 by Even Makara

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 […]

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Interview with Yaya Han: New York Comic Con 2011

Posted October 20, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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.

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The Photography of Kenneth Davis: Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011: Part 2

Posted October 18, 2011 by Kenneth Davis

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]

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The Photography of Kenneth Davis: Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011: Part 1

Posted October 18, 2011 by Kenneth Davis

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 […]

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AydensGrace Photography Presents: Anime Weekend Atlanta 2011

Posted October 16, 2011 by Ayden Gotzmer

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 […]

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The Great New England Steampunk Exhibition Footage!

Posted October 10, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Anime Festival Orlando 2011: Review and Pictorial

Posted September 14, 2011 by Kenneth Davis

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 […]

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LeetStreet Boys: Avatars of Otaku Music

Posted September 13, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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The Photography of Kiera Vallone: AnimeNext 2011

Posted September 12, 2011 by Kiera Vallone

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 […]

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The Photography of Kiera Vallone: Connecticon 2011

Posted September 2, 2011 by Kiera Vallone

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 […]

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AMV Spotlight: Last Exile – If I Could Fly

Posted August 8, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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!

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Connecticon 2011 Pictorial (Part One)

Posted July 27, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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]

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MetroCon IX Pictorial & Review

Posted July 17, 2011 by Kenneth Davis

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 […]

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Otakus Invade Maine: PortConMaine 2011

Posted July 13, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Florida Anime Experience 2011 Pictorial and Review

Posted June 23, 2011 by Kenneth Davis

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 […]

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Cosplayer’s Guide To Etiquette

Posted June 5, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Anime Boston 2011 Pictorial

Posted June 2, 2011 by Kiera Vallone

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 […]

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Cosplay Spotlight: Magic Knight Rayearth by Human Sushi Cosplay

Posted May 13, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Cosplay Spotlight: Howl’s Moving Castle by Meta Cosplay

Posted May 6, 2011 by Sammy Pipeline

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!  

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Celebrating Geek Week with The Geek Comedy Tour

Posted May 5, 2011 by Paul Stewart

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 […]

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Zenkaikon 2011 Pictorial

Posted May 3, 2011 by Kiera Vallone

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 […]

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A n00bish view of Anime Boston 2011

Posted April 28, 2011 by ravenhaired

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 […]

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Anime Boston 2011: Video Report

Posted April 27, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Male Cosplayers of Anime Boston 2011

Posted April 27, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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!

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Women Cosplayers of Anime Boston 2011

Posted April 27, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Can’t wait for Anime Boston 2011? (Watch some AMVs!!!)

Posted April 21, 2011 by E. Ortiz

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 […]

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Pax East 2011 Pictorial

Posted March 18, 2011 by Sammy Pipeline

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 […]

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The Geniuses Behind 91.8 The FAN Interview

Posted February 27, 2011 by E. Ortiz

Check out Nerd Caliber’s interview with the heads behind the hottest anime-themed radio station on the internet. Find out what it is like to own so much awesomeness!

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Queen City Kamikaze: The Pictorial

Posted February 23, 2011 by ShutterBugB

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

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