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New York Comic Con 2017 – Saturday Gallery by Wonderllama Photo

Posted October 21, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Saturday at New York Comic Con is something to behold.  The cosplays are next-level, the crowds are enormous, and the energy is tangible.  While I spent most of the day shooting video, I was able to do a few quick photo shoots with Tiffany Rae Knight; Cosplay Dad; MicroMerc Digital; Gogo Incognito; Emarie Jay; Drew […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 Adam Etheridge Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted October 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second Saturday gallery by Adam Etheridge from New York Comic Con 2017 features a number of group shots from DC cosplayers, and also Game of Thrones, as well as an assortment of individual cosplayer shots taken outside and on the showroom floor. In this gallery you will find cosplayers  Lady Kayleen, Avacyn Ava, DC Cosplayers East, Cosplay Butterfly, Lua Stardust, […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 Adam Etheridge Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted October 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Now we move on to Adam Etheridge‘s Saturday galleries from New York Comic Con 2017. By Saturday, Adam had a good idea of how he could make shooting outdoors work even without access to the famous tunnel. Among the cosplayers in this first of two galleries are MicroKitty, Hikaru Cosplay, Jester Props, The Nightosphere, Cosplay Crew, Mae Mae Twin Cosplay, overpowered.otter, OverWatch Cosplay, […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Saturday Part 4

Posted October 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

My last gallery from Saturday at New York Comic Con 2017 contains another of my favorite cosplays of the convention — the Black Panther from 1 million BC from Marvel’s Legacy title. Cosplayers you’ll find in this gallery include kamarirosa, cstuds, M I S S I S S I P P I, fashionenigma, Queerly Femmetastic Cosplay, Willow Silverlock, thedarkblu, Sofia Sivan, jareddreed, acaswell23, Nikki Lee Cosplay, yaldamn, RAD Cosplay, Vorian Cosplay, MicroMerc Digital, Cutiepiesensei Cosplay, tishilolo15, helalipop, urbanenigma, Scorpking Costuming, Dominycanknyght […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Saturday Part 3

Posted October 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Gallery three of four from Saturday at New York Comic Con 2017 includes one of the most bizarre cosplays — if it can be called that — I saw at the con. Schick had someone dressed up as the humanoid mech-like razor they called Hydrobot from the company’s commercials. While it is common to see official cosplays […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted October 18, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery from Saturday at New York Comic Con 2017 covers the time of the panel we sponsored, Advanced Cosplay Q&A, and includes a couple of photos of three of our panelists: Lucky Grim Creative, Human Sushi Cosplay, and Mhysa Cosplay. In this gallery you will also find cosplayers Debbie Sath in the HoneyBee armor made by […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted October 18, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Like Friday, I took enough photos on Saturday for four galleries of more than 90 images each. The sun kept going in and out of the clouds, making for an extra challenge where I was shooting, but I still managed to get lots of photos of great cosplays. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Tiffany Rae […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 Friday Gallery by Wonderllama Photo

Posted October 17, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Whew…New York Comic Con 2017 came in like a wrecking ball. In the best possible way, that is. It was absolutely packed with great vendors, celebrity interviews, and amazing cosplayers. I spent an action-packed weekend shooting video and some photos with several of wonderful, talented people on our Nerd Caliber Media Team, including Ashley Rogers, […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 Adam Etheridge Gallery, Friday Part 2

Posted October 17, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second half of Adam Etheridge‘s galleries from New York Comic Con 2017 continues his collection of photos from all over the Jacob Javits Convention Center. For a bit more than half of the shots, however, you can see he found a place to shoot that worked for him. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Sakuraharunogirl, […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 Adam Etheridge Gallery, Friday Part 1

Posted October 16, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Friday at  New York Comic Con 2017 found Adam Etheridge wandering the convention center in search of a replacement shooting location for the inaccessible tunnel area, which had been taken over by food trucks. He found enough spots to get two galleries from the convention’s second day. In this first of two galleries you’ll find cosplayers Elise […]

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Happy Death Day Delivers Light Horror Fun

Posted October 16, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

I have fallen out of love with modern horror for some time now, as I find it following trends established by one flagship title and then having it being done to death with slight variations, similar to how comedic parody films of the early 2000s would mock whatever was popular at the time. Be it […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Friday Part 4

Posted October 15, 2017 by Rodney Brown

While this wraps up my photos from Friday at New York Comic Con 2017, we have more galleries from the day coming up from Adam Etheridge and Wonderllama Photography. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Ryuu Lavitz, Luv SydneyMarie, Siryn, Danny Lantern Cosplay, Lolita Zombie, busty_barbie, Olivia Kitt Cosplay, cosplaymommyy, KC Cosplays, _kirichan, that.ash.hole, and many more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Friday Part 3

Posted October 15, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The third gallery from Friday at New York Comic Con 2017 has a couple of my favorite photos from the entire convention, and I took them back to back. First is The Dark Knit — a fully crocheted Batman costume. Second is the Muslim Peggy Carter, showing that it is possible to both honor your faith […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Friday Part 2

Posted October 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Time to move on to the second gallery from Friday at New York Comic Con 2017. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Ednon Cosplay, Canvas Cosplay, Gogo Incognito, Saraphina Cosplay, Victoria Miller Cosplay, savymakeupart, Zombie Leader, vincentvix, and many more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Friday Part 1

Posted October 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Friday was my busiest day at New York Comic Con 2017, although just a little bit more so than Saturday. That may be because there were more cosplayers than on Thursday, but slightly smaller crowds than Saturday. That may have made it easier for me to snag cosplayers as they passed by. Cosplayers in this first of […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 Adam Etheridge Gallery, Thursday Part 2

Posted October 12, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our second gallery from Thursday from Adam Etheridge at  New York Comic Con 2017 shows that he found a place that he was happy with to grab photos of cosplayers, since the tunnel wasn’t available. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Miss Gidget, Harley Frances, that.ash.hole, PWNstar Cosplay & Photography, Teen Titans Tristate Cosplay, and many more. Photo gallery […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 Adam Etheridge Gallery, Thursday Part 1

Posted October 12, 2017 by Rodney Brown

While I was in my usual spot near the Starbucks on Level 1, snagging cosplayers as they walked by, our New Jersey main man Adam Etheridge was wandering around  New York Comic Con to get his photos. Like most photographers this year, Adam had to deal with the fact that the Level 1 tunnel that is a […]

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Consent, Intent, and Problematic Convention Culture

Posted October 11, 2017 by Ashley Rogers

I moderate and speak on panels a lot at professional writing, theater, TV, and fan events about many issues within the queer* community. I bring this up because on these panels outside of convention spaces a lot of folks who have never been to a con will say “Oh I hear that comic cons are […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Thursday Part 2

Posted October 11, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second of two galleries from our bizarre Thursday at New York Comic Con 2017 contains one of only two times I shot a photo of one of the dozens of Pickle Rick cosplayers. I this case, I had to give props to a Pickle Rickpool. In this gallery you’ll find cosplayers PenelopeaCosplay, Reagan Kathryn, Elizabeth Rage, PrefectJosh, jamielikestocosplay, Tiny Tigress […]

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New York Comic Con 2017 FPS Gallery, Thursday Part 1

Posted October 10, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The first gallery from New York Comic Con 2017 is from the first half of the craziest day of the con, Thursday. Our team experienced multiple instances of violation of the concept of required consent (not by us, to be perfectly clear) all of which involved security and resulted in the violators being warned of a ban […]

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Granite State Comicon 2017 After Party Cosplay Gallery

Posted October 10, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Saturday night at the 15th annual Granite State Comicon, the event threw an after party at the nearby club Jewel. The theme was the ’90s, and there were plenty of awesome 1990s era cosplays on display. I had a backdrop that the party planning master The Covinator bought and we were set up in a back room […]

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Fans Say Not Cool Over Bungled Szechuan Sauce Event

Posted October 9, 2017 by Luis Correa

At the beginning of Season Three of Rick and Morty, Rick goes on a dark rant about his obsession with a minor sauce known as Szechuan that McDonald’s produced as a promotional tool for the 1998 release of Mulan. The sauce itself was a plum flavored little thing that by all accounts had been mediocre in […]

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Granite State Comicon 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday Part 3

Posted October 9, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The third and last gallery from Sunday is the penultimate one from the 15th annual Granite State Comicon. We still have one more gallery of shots, from the ’90s themed after party. In this gallery you’ll find cosplayers Momochi Cosplays, Stolen Soul Photography, GeezAlize Cosplay, Chris Doherty Quest For Screen Accuracy, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Mysty Riddler’s Piratanical Cosplays, AE Cosplay, The Covinator, The Uncontrollable Iron […]

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Granite State Comicon 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday Part 2

Posted October 6, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second of three galleries from Sunday at the 15th annual Granite State Comicon has one of my favorite ever fandom collisions, highlighted in the feature photo: Carl versus Pennywise over who owns some balloons. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are AkaneSaotome, Mysty Riddler’s Piratanical Cosplays, Pasha Cosplays, Sith Lantern Cosplay, Mini Mal Cosplay, Cosplay Dad, Deadlysymmetry, Chelsea Von Chastity Cosplay, Closet Geekery, Bloodborne […]

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Granite State Comicon 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday Part 1

Posted October 4, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Turned out that Sunday at the 15th annual Granite State Comicon was almost as busy for me as Saturday. So this is the first of three galleries, also just larger than or right around 100 images. Cosplayer in this gallery include Jedi Family Costuming, Samantha Young Cosplay, Mini Mal Cosplay, Momochi Cosplays, sarahjcosplay, maydaycosplay, That Wonder Woman, Mercynary Man, Warbirdcosplay, AO2 Cosplay, Lizz Ellis Photography, Cold Slither, Madruga Cosplay, Cares O-Lot Cosplay, Christina […]

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Blade Runner 2049 : Sequel Almost Perfectly Replicates the Original Feel

Posted October 3, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Los Angeles, 2049. Deep in the neon canyons, it’s still raining, still gritty, and people are still dealing with a replicant problem. In the 30 years since the events in Blade Runner, LA has become a densely packed urban dystopia, enclosed behind massive walls to keep out the raging ocean, city-sized garbage dumps, and neighboring […]

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Puerto Rico Relief Effort Launched By Keanu Reeves and NYCC

Posted October 3, 2017 by E. Ortiz

A powerhouse group made up of ReedPOP, Keanu Reaves, other filmmakers and more have launched an initiative to help give Puerto Rico immediate relief from the damage they sustained from Hurricane Irma and Maria. Please take the opportunity to read this and see how you can be a hero to someone today. ReedPOP is calling upon New […]

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Granite State Comicon 2017 Costume Contest

Posted October 2, 2017 by Rodney Brown

As always, any contest organized by The Covinator is a smoothly run affair with excellent judges and outstanding contestants, and the 15th annual Granite State Comicon was no different. Fair warning though, this gallery is larger than usual since it doesn’t make sense to break it up. The judges were Jay of Prop Culture, Human Sushi Cosplay, Mhysa Cosplay and Syagria Cosplay, and […]

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Granite State Comicon 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 4

Posted October 1, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Somewhere in this last set of photos taken Saturday at Granite State Comicon are pics shot by Sidekicker Cosplay‘s dad Doug. He is a photographer himself and agreed to step in while I went to the Cosplay Shoot-Out that Wonderllama Photography ran, pretending I knew enough about photography to judge the entries. Big thanks to Doug for everything, […]

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Granite State Comicon 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 3

Posted September 30, 2017 by Rodney Brown

This third set from the 15th annual Granite State Comicon shows a great example of one of the odd common occurrences in the cosplay world. In here you will find the second Catwoman inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer; the second of three, in fact, with one more coming up tomorrow. None of the cosplayers knew the others were planning on […]

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Granite State Comicon 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted September 30, 2017 by Rodney Brown

One of the best things about being in the Armory building part of Raddisson Hotel and Center of NH complex is the more open space. And like last year’s Granite State Comicon, this year I was directly across from a wonderful coffee and tea vendor. In this second of four cosplay galleries from Saturday you’ll find Momochi […]

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Granite State Comicon 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted September 29, 2017 by Rodney Brown

This was the 15th annual Granite State Comicon, one of the most fun and best run conventions on the East Coast. If this Manchester, NH-based convention isn’t on your list of must-go cons, it should be. Like the past few years, I had a studio setup next to the cosplay contest pre-judging area, taking photos both for the […]

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Cosplayers & Photographers Shoot It Out at GraniteCon!

Posted September 28, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

For the 15th annual Granite State Comic Con, I wanted to do something a bit different. Something fun and collaborative to showcase the creativity of the photographers and cosplayers attending GSCC. And so…the Cosplayer & Photographer Shoot-Out was conceived. We randomly teamed seven photographers with cosplayers. The audience came up with some great suggestions for […]

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We Celebrate Hugh Hefner’s Contribution to Cosplay

Posted September 28, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner died Sep. 28, 2017 of natural causes at 91. While he is a polarizing figure and stayed controversial until the end, he can be lauded for a number of things: Promoting sex positivity, promoting diversity and raising the level of adult glamour photography to an art form. But he will […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by Adam Etheridge, Sunday

Posted September 27, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Like I did, Adam Etheridge also left about mid-afternoon on the last day of ColossalCon East, so he has a single gallery from Sunday as well. Since this is our last gallery from the new convention, I’ll close out with some observations. Like its older sibling in Sandusky, OH, ColossalCon East is as much about […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Sunday

Posted September 26, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at ColossalCon East was quieter than the previous two days, as is typical at any con. When combined with the fact that I left around 2:30 in the afternoon to be able to get back home at a reasonable hour, it makes sense that I only took enough shots for one gallery. Among the cosplayers in […]

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For The Win Project: Helping Kids Achieve Nerd Dreams

Posted September 26, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

I recently had the opportunity to help out The For The Win Project. This project is near and dear to the hearts of everyone here at Nerd Caliber. Their amazing team works with kids who are battling illness. They take professional photos of the girl or boy, and through the magic of Photoshop, they design and […]

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Star Trek: Discovery Returns to TV Timeline With Bold Moves

Posted September 25, 2017 by Rodney Brown

It boldly goes where no one has gone before at times, but that may be both good and bad for the new show Star Trek: Discovery. The bold moves include focusing on a main character that is not only not a ship captain, but a very complex, conflicted individual (Michael Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by Adam Etheridge, Saturday Part 2

Posted September 25, 2017 by Rodney Brown

In this, the second of two Saturday galleries from Adam Etheridge at ColossalCon East, it is all about the water park. From the different angles you can get a good sense of the size of just the wave pool area lone, to say nothing of the rest of the enormous facility. Assuming you can look past all the […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by Adam Etheridge, Saturday Part 1

Posted September 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

It’s time for the first of two Saturday galleries from Adam Etheridge at ColossalCon East. Saturday was the only day I spent any time in the water park, but Adam was there most of the weekend, getting these excellent photos of outstanding cosplayers. Unlike me, Adam was smart enough to bring swim trunks and water shoes. Adam shot […]

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HasCon 2017 Puts Family Fun On The Table

Posted September 23, 2017 by E. Ortiz

HasCon is a brand new convention that differs from most conventions in the New England area for two reasons. HasCon, which took place in the Providence Convention Center on September 8th, 9th and 10th in Providence, RI.,  is run by Hasbro and only promotes Hasbro products, from Transformers to Dungeons & Dragons to My Little […]

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Latest Kingsman Flick Continues to Kick Butt

Posted September 22, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

When Kingsman: The Secret Service hit theaters in 2014, it was a sharp, funny, action-packed breath of fresh air in a field full of dour, grim spy thrillers. It pulled off an impressive high-wire act: it was simultaneously a loving homage to old-school James Bond movies, a hyperkinetic action-thriller, and a brilliant send-up of, well, […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 3

Posted September 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

In this last of three galleries from Saturday at ColossalCon East is my one set of photos taken in the water park. The wonderful Jenevieve Devereaux Cosplay was more than willing to be my first ever water park cosplay subject and I learned a valuable lesson. When the loud buzzer/horn noise goes off, it isn’t an escalator […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 2

Posted September 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

As I mentioned before, the Kalahari resort is enormous. In addition to meaning you will be doing a lot of walking at ColossalCon East, it means there are plenty of indoor locations for photos aside from the giant water park. The game arcade, for example, is quite a bit larger than the one in Sandusky, Ohio […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Saturday Part 1

Posted September 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

I got to the Kalahari for ColossalCon East pretty early on Saturday in hopes of finding a parking space not out in the hinterlands, and lucked out with one a few rows from the front entrance to the convention center. Of course, that meant chilling out in the hotel lobby for a couple of hours before I […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by Adam Etheridge, Friday Part 2

Posted September 18, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Continuing with the second of two Friday galleries from Adam Etheridge at ColossalCon East, we find him ensconced in the enormous indoor water park for the first part. He then branches out into other areas of the resort, mainly the hotel lobby, where the rock wall and fountain photos were taken. Cosplayers in this gallery include MollyVay […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by Adam Etheridge, Friday Part 1

Posted September 16, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our Pennsylvania-based stalwart Adam Etheridge was also at ColossalCon East, and where I was spending most of the time at the Kalahari in the resort, Adam spent the bulk of his time in the water park. That means his galleries from the con will have many more bathing suit versions of cosplays than mine did. We start […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 2

Posted September 15, 2017 by Rodney Brown

My first full day at the first ever ColossalCon East was busy, even though I didn’t get there until 2:30 in the afternoon. The registration was where most of the convention activity was, in the convention center, and as I mentioned in the last post, the Kalahari in the Poconos is enormous. I wound up stationing myself […]

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ColossalCon East 2017 Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 1

Posted September 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

This year marked the first expansion of the well-known summer convention ColossalCon outside of its home in Ohio to a second location at Pocono Manor in Pennsylvania, a sister event called ColossalCon East. Both events are held at a Kalahari Resort family resort and water park. The new location is one of the newest of the […]

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Dragon Con: A Cacophony Of Fun And Disgust You’ll Want To Repeat

Posted September 13, 2017 by Luis Correa

My first introduction to Dragon Con had been an elevator saturated in vomit that had a distinct smell of sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie and sad dreams. Of course with the frequency of the elevators and the late night need for people to move about — I had been trapped inside that elevator for at least […]

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