Yesterday was Free Comic Book Day all around the country and at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH, the cosplay turnout was amazing as always, and the costume contest did not disappoint. While I am processing the whole gallery from that day, let’s celebrate two of the contest winners, Steel Shield Cosplay as Best Overall and Zantedeschia Cosplay, as […]
Despite having a painful back injury, our new Associate Editor Gregg “Wonderllama” Snider put in a Hell of a performance on Friday and Saturday at PAX East 2016. He cosplayed as Lex Luthor, did on-camera interviews and shot the photos in this very cool gallery. And I cannot confirm or deny that he did this […]
This is the last gallery by FirstPerson Shooter from PAX East 2016 and the last of two from Sunday. There will be more content coming up — galleries by others, video interviews and video segments, indie and AAA game coverage. So stay tuned, as we have not mined all the PAX East goodness yet by a long […]
We start the last day of PAX East 2016 with the first of two galleries. It was the best weather outside of all three days although the coolest. That light helped out with the location where I was shooting. Filling out this gallery are cosplayers Mhysa Cosplay, Mink the Satyr Cosplay, J. Warford, Kayola Crayon Cosplay, Vasilichia Designs, Quinnjob Cosplay, Cool By Proxy Productions, Peaches […]
This is the third and last gallery from Saturday of PAX East 2016 and like all previous galleries it is loaded with outstanding cosplays. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Crash: The Photos, Mr.T-USATeam, Mieu, ManaKnight Cosplay and Crystal Tifa Cosplay, Cassadilla Cosplay and Stranger Candy Cosplay, EllyStar Cosplay, Boston’s Deadpool, Glitch Cos, IceLancecrit, Krabby Creations, DARI Cosplay, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, Sith Lantern Cosplay, Castro […]
Welcome to a special-edition Indie MegaSpotlight! Last weekend I had the privilege of partaking in PAX East 2016, the East Coast’s mecca of game development and promotion. I spent the better part of my time exploring the Indie MegaBooth, a large block in the heart of the Expo Hall dedicated to indie developers from around […]
OK, I should give up on this PAX East panel room naming convention as I have messed it up two times out of four. But once begun I must see it through. Bobcat is the fourth gallery and the second of three from Saturday. Cosplayers in this gallery include The Geeky Gamer Girl, Crash: The Photos, Myratheon Cosplay, Chibi […]
Our third gallery from PAX East is the first of three from Saturday. While the weather was cool and rainy, cutting down on the great window light I was getting from the spot I chose and making the pics a little less exciting, the outstanding costumes more than make up for it. In this gallery are Sith […]
OK, so I messed up my own naming convention with my first PAX East post — there is only one theater on the bottom floor of the BCEC, so last post should have been Cuttlefish and this one should be Arachnid. (If this makes no sense, check out the last gallery post.) In this gallery, […]
For gamers (and in my opinion, for everyone) PAX East is probably the best con in the New England area. Not only does it bring out some amazing cosplayers and some of the latest products from and for the games industry, it also shows how much these two components are connected. I’ve been to PAX […]
Okay, if the name “Arachnid” above confuses you, let me explain. PAX East names the panel rooms (“theaters”) for creatures and this year it has a naming convention. Bottom floor creatures are from the sea, middle from the land and top from the air. Also, from the Southwest corner of the Boston Convention and Exhibition […]
There was no shortage of Borderlands cosplayers at PAX East 2015, and even plenty of gender bent ones. We were lucky enough to photograph and interview Gogo Incognito about her awesome interpretation of Borderlands’ Handsome Jack. Sparrow’s Song did the interview and the photos are from FirstPerson Shooter.
At PAX East 2015 we got a chance to interview and do a photo shoot of Cool By Proxy, who were working at the Warner Bros. booth for the game Infinite Crisis. That is why they are in cosplays of Zatanna and Green Lantern in two of their more rare and unique game skins — Arcane Zatanna and […]
In his Reporter’s Notebook blog from PAX East 2015, Rodney Brown mentioned how he noticed that many relatively new cosplayers had impressive costumes, and having an experienced mentor was a common thread. This is somewhat the case in this cosplay of Oracle Zelda and Barbarian Link by experienced Lisa Lou Who and K-Wall’s Prop Shop, who was cosplaying at […]
The first combo of photo shoot and video interview from PAX East 2015 is of a Californian who came all the way over to Boston to check out the largest gamer-focused convention in the country. Kohalu Cosplay nails the sultry poses of Morgana in the shoot, and talks about why he chose the character and how […]
Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Earlier this month I had the pleasure of experiencing my third PAX East in Boston. So naturally, I had to spend some time checking out the Indie MegaBooth, a huge chunk of the expo hall dedicated solely to indie developers! Like my MAGFest review, here’s a compilation of as many indie titles […]
The last day of PAX East 2015 had fewer cosplayers attending the con in costume, as is the case with all cons. But those that did cosplay were excellent, as always. In this gallery are cosplayers like HaruVamp, Myratheon Cosplay (twice) and BelleChere, among others. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the […]
Saturday at PAX East 2015 was much busier than Friday, and the fact that there are 90 images in the gallery below shows that. But that number is still below previous years, and it backs up the observation I made that there were fewer cosplayers this year than in the past few. That said, the […]
If you read my Reporter’s Notebook about PAX East 2015, you will remember that I foolishly left my camera gear at home, and by the time I got back to the convention, I had lost about four hours of shooting time. So, this gallery from the first day, Friday, is one of the smallest ones […]
PAX East 2015 is in the record books, and below I have a series of short observations and impressions about the latest version of Boston’s largest annual convention, in the style of the traditional journalist’s tool the Reporter’s Notebook. Many things were good, some were bad (some very, very bad) but all were interesting. Read […]
The enormous gaming convention that is PAX East starts this Friday, March 6, and for the first time in its six-year history, snow will be a problem. We asked some people in the know what this will mean, and below are their answers. The Tl;dr version — travel in Boston will still suck, and be […]
WildStar was arguably the big hit at PAX East this past Spring, with people on social media begging for beta test invitations that were being handed out at the Boston-based convention. We were lucky enough to not only get an interview with Jessica Nigri and Monika Lee who were cosplaying characters from the game WildStar, but […]
The fun from PAX East 2014 continues in this new gallery of cosplayers shot by our own KBV Photography at the biggest gaming convention on the East Coast. So return with us to halls of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
During the recent PAX East 2014 convention in Boston, our Kiera Vallone took a trio of BioShock Infinite cosplayers off to a location shoot, with glorious results. Joining Kiera as Elizabeth was Lady Ava, the Booker was Dymatrex Zofur and Daisy was ChibiTifa. After the break, check out all the shots, both serious and marvelously goofy! […]
This year was my second time attending the Penny Arcade Expo, and I am glad to say, this year was even better than last year. PAX East is a 3-day convention, located in Boston, held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. PAX East is a great opportunity for gamers to get their hands on […]
Sunday at PAX East 2014 was not as crowded as Saturday, but if you try to guess by how much based on the lines at the food vendors, the answer was “not much.” And the number of cosplayers was, one could logically assume, somewhat less than on Saturday, but again it was tough the tell […]
At PAX East 2014, we interviewed Lisa Lou Who as she was cosplaying Officer Vi from the uber-popular game League of Legends! In our video, she talks about the game’s popularity and the difficulty of making giant robot hands. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken by the amazing FirstPerson Shooter!
At PAX East 2014 we interviewed Heroes of Cosplay, Crabcat Industries and The Nerdist’s Holly Conrad as she was cosplaying from the new Dragon Age: Inquisition video game! In our video, she talks about her crafting approach and her love of costuming. Below the interview, we have some more photos of her cosplay taken by the […]
PAX East 2014, held this past weekend at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, saw pretty big crowds all three days, but Saturday had the biggest crowd, and the most cosplayers. Partly that was because of Mass Effect cosplay meetups, League of Legends cosplay meetups, and a costume contest, the male winner of which was […]
While it is true that the game League of Legends seems to be responsible for nearly half of all cosplay costumes at PAX East 2014, held this past weekend at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, that’s not a bad thing. Riot Games has stepped up its design for its characters in the past few […]
Wrapping up the series of observations about the gaming convention PAX East, happening this weekend in Boston, with the third and last day. This type of coverage has a long history in journalism as something called a “reporter’s notebook,” but what it is today is basically a series of tweets I never actually sent. But […]
This is the second in a series of observations about the gaming convention PAX East, happening this weekend in Boston. This type of coverage has a long history in journalism as something called a “reporter’s notebook,” but what it is today is basically a series of tweets I never actually sent. But the objective is the […]
Over the next three day’s I will post a series of observations about the gaming convention PAX East, happening this weekend in Boston. While this has a long history in journalism as something called a “reporter’s notebook,” what it is today is basically a series of tweets I never actually sent. But the objective is […]
Like any two-year old, Rhode Island Comic Con is experiencing growing pains. But this past weekend it proved itself to be a beautiful baby comic convention, with a broad appeal to attendees outside the comic book world. Mind you, the con took place despite the best attempts by fate to disrupt it. On Friday, the […]
These amazing Sonic and Knuckles cosplay photos were taken by FirstPerson Shooter at PAX East 2013. Their anthropomorphic interpretation, based on the popular Sega characters, were made by cosplayers Spencer Doe and Nicole Marie Jean.
This is our second feature on about the cosplay duo that run Cerberus Productions. Sharece put together this awesome cosplay of Diablo III’s Tyrael, The Archangel of Justice. The lovely photos below of Tyrael were taken by FirstPerson Shooter. Unfortunately we were not able to get a video interview with Sharece about her Tyrael cosplay, […]
Shelby, one half of cosplay dynamic duo Cerberus Productions, met with us and not only did a fantastic interview with video reporter Jibrii Ransom but we also took great pictures of her cosplay at PAX East 2013. Below the video are the shots of her, by FirstPerson Shooter, of her interpretation of Cammy White, a […]
At PAX East 2013, we took the opportunity to interview Meagan Marie, who is not only an amazing cosplayer, but she is also the Community Manager for Crystal Dynamics. In this video interview, we ask her about what is it like working with so many Tomb Raider fans around the world as well as her […]
At PAX East 2013, we get a chance to do an interview with Julien Pirou, who is the Creative Designer & Writer for the new Might and Magic X Legacy game coming soon! If you are fan of the classic rpg, you will definitely want to check out our interview.
At PAX East 2013, we met up with Punished Props‘ Bill Doran, where not only did we get some awesome shots of his Renegade Shepard cosplay from Mass Effect, taken by FirstPerson Shooter, but we also did an interview with Bill about why he loves making amazing props!
This past weekend PAX East 2013 concluded, and what a show it was! I always wanted to attend PAX East, ever since I saw it covered by IGN, Machinima, and G4TV. Not only was I excited to be attending this convention for the first time, but I was happy to be attending as press. My […]
Cosplayer Marie Grey created this terrifyingly beautiful cosplay of a Spider Slicer. Spider Slicer are one of the popular lurkers you encounter in the dark world of Bioshock, a video game from Irrational Games. These photos were taken by FirstPerson Shooter at PAX East 2013.
Seattle cosplayer BritTheBadger created this awesome interpretation of Janna, The Storm’s Fury, from the popular League of Legends video game. In this article, we not only have a collection of great pictures of her cosplay taken by FirstPerson Shooter but also we also had a chance to do a video interview with her about the […]
Kristen Hughey and FirstPerson Shooter has made Jade, the ruthless fighter from the Mortal Kombat video games, come to life! Check out these amazing photos by Firstperson Shooter of Kristen Hughey’s Jade taken at PAX East 2013.
Kit Quinn, Steve Meissner and Tallest Silver were at the Marvel Heroes booth at PAX East 2013 and fortunately FirstPerson Shooter was around and together took these great photos of them in their Ms. Marvel, Hawkeye and Phoenix cosplays. Also, as I am writing this, they are 5,000 dollars away from reaching their goal to […]
I’ve always been a big fan of Propped Up Creations‘ work on video game cosplay, and was fortunate to be a part of a creative photoshoot of their Mass Effect characters running for President at the New York Comic Con last year. This year at PAX East they unveiled their Portal cosplays of GLaDOS, Chell […]
In our latest article with cosplayer Nicole Marie Jean, not only do we have a great set of photos of her Red Sonja cosplay taken by FirstPerson Shooter but we also have an video interview with her as well. The photos were shot in Megacon 2013 but the video, interviewed by Jibrii Ransom, was filmed […]
People have asked Nerd Caliber if we ever plan to do a cosplay music video, and usually I just tell them to check out the great work of Ackson Lee or Sneaky Zebra. However, I have always loved drama and poetry and thought why not do an experiment? We asked cosplayers if they would be […]
Get Lamp’s Jason Scott and Kotaku’s Leigh Alexander slated to appear Boston Festival of Indie Games, presented by MIT Game Lab and Boston Indies, announced today their two featured keynote speakers Jason Scott, filmmaker of GET LAMP, an introspective view into interactive fiction, and Leigh Alexander, Kotaku columnist and established games journalist. Scheduled for Saturday, […]
Check out our interview with the creators of Legend of the Cypher, a card game that mixes the best of both worlds of Hip Hop and Magic: The Gathering. Check out our interview to see why this game will blow your mind. You can help the creators of Legend of The Cypher with their Kickstarter […]