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Anime-Manga

AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 1

Posted June 23, 2017 by Rodney Brown

By all accounts, AnimeNEXT has grown quite a bit in its second year at the Atlantic City Convention Center. In 2016 the convention moved from its previous home in Somerset, NJ, to the land of the Boardwalk Empire. As he has for years, our Mid-Atlantic man on the scene Adam Etheridge went for us and brought back […]

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Comic Books

Boston Bee Cosplay as Bunny Spider-Gwen

Posted June 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

While I didn’t get many chances to do featured photo shoot sets during ComiCONN, I knew I had to get at least one with the bright lights of the Foxwoods Resort Casino — its new home — in the background. Luckily, Boston Bee Cosplay had plans to wear a bunny suit version of Spider-Gwen mid-day […]

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Movies

Transformers: The Last Knight Needs to Be a Prophetic Title

Posted June 21, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

Michael Bay is back, and he brought his bag of tricks with him for the fifth installment of the (seemingly never ending) saga of the robots in disguise. Does Transformers: The Last Knight bring anything new to the table? Short answer is no, but here’s my analysis. The Last Knight takes place not too long […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 2

Posted June 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We wrap up our hall shots coverage from ComiCONN, held for the first time at Foxwoods Resort Casino, with the second gallery from Sunday. To read all about how the first year back under the old name and in the new spot went check out my review. Cosplayers in this set include Anastasia Grace Cosplay, Just Saiyan Cosplay, Alie_Lynn, […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 1

Posted June 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at ComiCONN, held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, was just almost as busy as Saturday, and I almost have enough photos for three galleries, but I will post two sets with over 100 images each. Among the coplayers in this first gallery are Zombie Leader, Khepera Cosplay, Kati Coe, T Wylie’s Misfit Toys, Bombeii Cosplay and Photography, Kairos Malificus Cosplay, Cosplay […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Rabbit Story Bounds From Simple Concept to Complex Game

Posted June 16, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re taking a journey into an unusual world of friendship, emotions and carrots — in Rabbit Story. Created by Viacheslav Bushuev, Rabbit Story is a point-and-click adventure told through a cast of talking animals. You play as Rabbit, a bunny who just missed his best friend Kitty’s birthday. You want […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 3

Posted June 16, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Saturday at ComiCONN, held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, was busy enough for me to get three good-sized galleries of photos, and we are up to gallery three. This gallery has cosplayers Cares O-Lot Cosplay, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Quinnjob Cosplay, Zombie Leader, Glamazon_Painforest_Cosplay, AE Cosplay, Iron Hills Forge, and lots more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted June 15, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second of the three galleries from Saturday of ComiCONN, held at Foxwoods Resort Casino, continues with shots taken inside the dealer room show floor. It also continues my struggle of using my new Flashpoint Zoom speedlite with a small box diffuser. The results don’t look much different than shooting straight on with the flash. In […]

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted June 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The Connecticut convention ComiCONN has taken back it’s old name and moved into some new digs, the expansive Foxwoods Resort Casino. You can read all about how the first year back under the old name and in the new spot went in my review. But this article starts our photo coverage with the first of three sets […]

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ComiCONN: A Foxwoods First For Both of Us

Posted June 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The storied Connecticut convention ComiCONN has returned to its original name and moved into the convention facilities at Foxwoods Resort Casino this past weekend. It was the first time at its new location, and the first time I had ever been into a casino. Before I get into what worked and what didn’t, allow me to […]

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 4

Posted June 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our last gallery by Adam Etheridge from Wizard World Philadelphia is from Sunday. The shortest of the three days, Adam still managed to get a bunch of quality photos, not only of cosplayers but also Famke Janssen and Jesse Eisenberg. Among the cosplayers in this Sunday set are Planet Ruby, Dayners, PhillyCosplay, Ms. Manda Cosplay, Selina MooneCosplay, and many […]

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 3

Posted June 12, 2017 by Rodney Brown

In the second of two sets that Adam Etheridge shot on Saturday at Wizard World Philadelphia we not only have a slew of excellent cosplayers, but also celebrities Sean Gunn and Jon Heder. Cosplayers in the gallery include LadyJ_Cosplay, Phoenix Rising Cosplay, Ivy Doomkitty, Brit Bliss, Danni Darling Cosplay, Soni Aralynn, Dayners, Starlight Goddess Cosplay, Xxfruitcakexx, Cosplay Jesus, and many […]

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 2

Posted June 11, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We now have the first of two sets that Adam Etheridge shot on Saturday at Wizard World Philadelphia. Among the cosplayers in this first set from Saturday are Ms. Manda Cosplay, Girl Who Waited, Jessica Grey, Harley Frances, and many others. Oh, and Gene Simmons and Chuck Norris. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will […]

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 1

Posted June 9, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Once again Adam Etheridge, our main photographer in the Mid-Atlantic region, covered Wizard World Philadelphia for us, and got enough shots for four galleries from the entire weekend. While the new crowd policies by WW Philly meant very restricted access to the hallways and natural light, Adam managed to find good shooting spots on the show floor. Cosplayers in […]

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The Mummy: Universal’s Dark Universe Starts With No Big Bang

Posted June 8, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

One of the first entries of the summer blockbuster season of 2017, The Mummy offers us a tale lacking in inspiration in a multitude of facets. Directed by Alex Kurtzman (in only his second time filling the chair), this is Universal’s first attempt to cash in on the popularity of an extended cinematic universe (because […]

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Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 3 by FirstPerson Shooter

Posted June 6, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second of two sets from Saturday at Wizard World Philadelphia is the last from me, as we had to get back to Massachusetts Saturday night. But not to worry, we will also have a bunch of sets from Adam Etheridge, our picture powerhouse in the Mid-Atlantic region. Among the cosplayers in this set are Thatch Cosplay, […]

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Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 2 by FirstPerson Shooter

Posted June 5, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The first of two sets from Saturday at Wizard World Philadelphia shows the truth of what we were told — this con is one of the most lopsided when it comes to attendance, with Saturday having vastly larger crowds than any other day. Even though we left at 4 pm for the long drive back to Massachusetts, I […]

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Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 1 by FirstPerson Shooter

Posted June 4, 2017 by Rodney Brown

In a very last-minute decision, Emmanuel and I decided to make a quick trip to the City of Brotherly Love to attend Wizard World Philadelphia. I hadn’t been to Philly in 40 years, and he hadn’t been to that convention in 17 years. So it seemed like a good time to head south and meet […]

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Wonder Woman Destroys DC’s Snyder Quality Curse

Posted June 1, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Is it safe to say that Wonder Woman has a lot riding on it? Let’s see: DC and Warner Brothers need a hit with fans and especially critics after the brutal reviews of Batman Vs Superman and Suicide Squad. It’s positioned as the bridge between BvS and the upcoming Justice League. For better or worse, […]

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Anime-Manga

Misty at the Beach with Aemiliaaaaaa

Posted May 31, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday morning was cool but beautiful during our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod at the Southfleet Motor Inn to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo. While we had Aemiliaaaaaaa out at Indian Neck Beach to shoot a video with KIA Cosplay, I took advantage of some planning and blocking time to get some shots. Stay tuned to our […]

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Cosplay Gallery 2 of 2017 MomoCon Cosplay – Bentpic5

Posted May 30, 2017 by Bentpic5

This is the second half of MomoCon cosplay galleries in our photo coverage of Atlanta’s 2017 MomoCon from Bentpic5, featuring 70+ photos of awesome cosplays you could have seen this year. To see the first gallery of cosplayers at the con held at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta over Memorial Day weekend, click here. Cosplayers in this gallery […]

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MomoCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery 1 by Bentpic5

Posted May 29, 2017 by Bentpic5

MomoCon 2017 was held this Memorial Day weekend at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta. This was MomoCon’s third year at the GWCC and it’s third year running as a four-day convention. If you went last year and compared the exhibit halls, you could see right away how much more games, guests, and […]

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Injustice 2 is a Wonderful Sequel

Posted May 28, 2017 by JIbrii Ransom

I’ve been waiting for Injustice 2 to come out. And I am happy to say it didn’t disappoint. I mean how could it? NetherRealm Studios has been on a roll in terms of the last several fighting game titles, such as Mortal Kombat 9, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Mortal Kombat X. With each title […]

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Swimsuit Asuka From Evangelion by Chocobobutt

Posted May 27, 2017 by Rodney Brown

While it was warm enough to shoot at the outside pool earlier in the day (see the set of Aemiliaaaaaa as Misty) Saturday evening it was best to shoot at the indoor pool at the Southfleet Motor Inn. I drove Chocobobutt back from the beach shoot to the inn that was the main base of our free […]

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Cosplay & Style

Amaterasu From Smite on the Beach by Chocobobutt

Posted May 25, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Saturday evening at the Southfleet Motor Inn I went to Indian Neck Beach with Chocobobutt to photograph her as the super cute character Amaterasu from the game Smite. This was during our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you […]

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Misty At The Pool by Aemiliaaaaa

Posted May 23, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The sun came out and things warmed up a bit on Saturday at the Southfleet Motor Inn during our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo. So I took the opportunity to get some photos of Aemiliaaaaaaa in her brand new Misty cosplay at the Southfleet’s outdoor pool. […]

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Wonder Woman on Themyscira by Amazon Princess

Posted May 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

During our free photo shoot week-long event on Cape Cod to promote the Cosplay And Photography Expo, I got the chance to photograph the beautiful and statuesque Amazon Princess on a beach bluff during the morning Golden Hour. While it had been in the mid-80s the day before at the Southfleet Motor Inn where we were […]

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Performers & More at Watch City Steampunk Festival 2017

Posted May 17, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Our second gallery from the 6th annual Watch City Steampunk Festival features a variety of performers, entertainers, musicians, and more. In addition to the huge assortment of funky Victorian dry goods that were on sale, there were demonstrations and performances by blacksmiths, acrobats, penny-farthing riders, and an assortment of musical acts. As in the last […]

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Costumes at Watch City Steampunk Festival 2017

Posted May 16, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Welcome to the 6th annual Watch City Steampunk Festival!  The rain kept away long enough, and the chilly, raw weather couldn’t keep the crowd away of this wonderful local event. A huge assortment of funky Victorian dry goods were on sale; blacksmiths, acrobats, penny-farthing riders, and an assortment of musical acts entertained fans. Like most […]

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Zenkaikon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by KBV Photography, Part 2

Posted May 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our convention veteran KBV Photography returned to Lancaster, Penn., to cover Zenkaikon this year, and brought us enough shots for two galleries of the excellent cosplayers showing off their work. As Kiera noted in her write-up of the convention last year, Zenkaikon has grown into a three-day event, with representation from fandoms as diverse as Harry Potter and American superhero […]

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Zenkaikon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by KBV Photography, Part 1

Posted May 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Returning to Lancaster, Penn., to cover Zenkaikon this year was convention veteran KBV Photography who brought us enough shots for two galleries of the excellent cosplayers showing off their work. As Kiera noted in her write-up of the convention last year, Zenkaikon has grown into a three-day event, with representation from fandoms as diverse as Harry Potter and American superhero […]

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Alien: Covenant Crosses Into Familiar Territory

Posted May 12, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Ridley Scott must have faced a dilemma when planning Alien: Covenant — how to give fans what they want without being derivative or compromising his vision for the series. The Alien franchise is so well-established that it’s almost obligatory to include certain types of scenes, visuals, characters. Mess with the formula too much and fans will object […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2017 at Double Midnight, Part 3

Posted May 11, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The sun finally came out in time for our last gallery from Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH. We also started seeing more activity around our giveaway for a night’s stay at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua, NH, the home of this year’s Cosplay And Photography Expo. The winner will […]

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King Arthur: Legend of the Snatch

Posted May 10, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Do you revere Lord of the Rings?  How about Game of Thrones, Vikings, or anything by Zack Snyder? Do you think Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels or Snatch should be the template for virtually any new movie? If so, check your ID; you might be Guy Ritchie.   Ritchie’s latest film, King Arthur: Legend […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2017 at Double Midnight, Part 2

Posted May 9, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH, saw some pretty heavy rain at times, but also big crowds of comic book fans and cosplayers. During the event we held a giveaway for a night’s stay at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua, NH, the home of this year’s Cosplay And Photography Expo. […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2017 at Double Midnight, Part 1

Posted May 8, 2017 by Rodney Brown

This past Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH, was not quite as well attended as previous years due to rainy weather. That said, the store set another record for people lining up to get the first-in-line prizes — the first person settled in Thursday evening. Even with the rain, we managed to […]

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East Coast Comic Con 2017 Sunday Gallery

Posted May 5, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our second gallery from our first time we covered East Coast Comic Con is from the last day of the two-day convention, held at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Seacaucus, NJ. Again Adam Etheridge nabbed more than 100 shots of the excellent cosplayers. Among those cosplayers are Andrew Arkham Cosplay, Sofia Sivan, Elena Blueskies Cosplay, Earthguard CoHsplay, Selina MooneCosplay, The North Jersey Nerd, […]

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East Coast Comic Con 2017 Saturday Gallery

Posted May 4, 2017 by Rodney Brown

For the first time we have coverage from East Coast Comic Con, held at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Seacaucus, NJ. Our Mid-Atlantic go-to photographer Adam Etheridge attended and grabbed more than 100 shots from each of the two days of the convention. In this gallery from Saturday are cosplayers including Patricia Dawn cosplay, Sofia […]

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Guardians Sequel: Rare Improvement To A Great Movie

Posted May 3, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

In the MCU’s first foray of 2017, we are given a sequel to one of the cinematic powerhouse’s biggest sleeper hits, Guardians of the Galaxy. Following in the tradition of (at least most) Marvel Cinematic Universe sequels, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 builds off significantly from its predecessors, with a stronger story, lots of […]

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C2E2 2017 Sunday Gallery by Shiki Stitches

Posted May 3, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday was the last day at C2E2 in Chicago , so the number of cosplayers was down from the previous days, but the quality was still top notch. This last of three galleries from the convention by Shiki Stitches include cosplayers Zombreexwx, Grimbee Cosplay, James T. Wulfgar – The Midwest MacGyver, and many others. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the […]

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C2E2 2017 Saturday Gallery by Shiki Stitches

Posted May 2, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Day 2 at C2E2 in Chicago saw many more excellent cosplayers showing off their talent. In this second of three galleries from the convention by Shiki Stitches are cosplayers Flynn Props, Foamsmeef, and 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 to scroll faster […]

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C2E2 2017 Friday Gallery by Shiki Stitches

Posted May 1, 2017 by Rodney Brown

This year we had Shiki Stitches get photos of the excellent cosplay on parade at C2E2 in Chicago. Shiki is a talented cosplayer, in addition to doing both video and photography work for us. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are CosTacular Studios, Pocket full of Ash, Bakamono, Stark Enterprises Props and Costuming, Gina B. Cosplay, Kelly Kirstein, […]

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Con Reports

Spring Super Megafest 2017 Costume Contest!

Posted April 28, 2017 by Rodney Brown

On Saturday afternoon at Spring Super Megafest 2017, our man Prime Cosplay and Photography parked himself in a, well, prime spot and got photos of the costume contest. Hosting was the multi-talented Ruby of Planet Ruby (Seriously. In addition to being the Gorilla Grodd in one of my galleries, he is an outstanding guitar player and singer.). Judges […]

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Spring Super Megafest 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 2!

Posted April 26, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We’re at the last gallery from FirstPerson Shooter from Spring Super Megafest 2017. Among the cosplayers in the second of two Sunday galleries are Moonie Warrior Cosplay, Olivia Kitt Cosplay, Mink the Satyr, Cares O-Lot Cosplay, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, R.W. Martin, Elegant Valkyrie, Thatch Cosplay, Deathbycosplay, Aemiliaaaaaa, Sakura Diamond Photography, Hybrid Spyder, Lunsum, Battle Stardoe, FergyK, and many more. Photo gallery tips: Once […]

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Spring Super Megafest 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 1!

Posted April 25, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Things slowed down drastically on Sunday at Spring Super Megafest 2017. This was without a doubt in large part caused by what seems to have been a very fun and long-lasting series of Saturday after parties. But I still managed to shoot two galleries worth of photos, and didn’t have to move from my favorite backdrop. In this […]

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BishounenCon Brought Love of Boys’ Love to Northeast

Posted April 24, 2017 by Christina Sciorilli

There have been many new cons sprouting up this year all over the East Coast but there was none that I was more excited for than BishounenCon. Coming from the same hosts of YaoiCon which is a three day con in California, BishounenCon is a brother convention that was held on March 3-5 in Warwick, […]

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Spring Super Megafest 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 4!

Posted April 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We wrap up the photo galleries from Saturday of Spring Super Megafest 2017 with this last of four. A couple great examples of the kind of pop culture draw the SMF has are the cosplays by West Street Studios of “The Narrator” from Fight Club, and Everyone’s Hero Cosplay as Ozone from Breakin. DragonCon might be the only […]

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Will Marvel’s ‘Legacy’ Event Bring Its Groove Back?

Posted April 23, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Marvel announced more information about it’s Fall event called “Legacy.” The gist is that it seems to be correcting the off-course moves of the past few years, including returning to the numbering of issues from before it restarted at No. 1 for those titles that got that change starting in the “All-New” campaign. The news […]

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Spring Super Megafest 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 3!

Posted April 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The third gallery from Saturday of Spring Super Megafest 2017 continues to show off the excellent cosplay on display, as fans of all kinds of fandoms drew them to Marlborough. This gallery has in it cosplayers Steampunk Snowdrop, AssassinAni, Moonie Warrior Cosplay, Serena Cosplay, Olivia Kitt Cosplay, That Wonder Woman, Erin Rose Actor, EmmyCosplays, Jenevieve Devereaux Cosplay, KC Cosplays, Ember Jay Cosplay, Petry Cosplays, Cares O-Lot […]

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Spring Super Megafest 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 2!

Posted April 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery from Spring Super Megafest a few weekends ago took place on a beautiful day, which I saw little of, being so busy shooting inside. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Lithium Kitty, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Cares O-Lot Cosplay, Brandon the Shapeshifter, Benn of Robbins Studios, Wonderllama Photography, Martinez.E Photography, Miss Kits Cosplay, The Covinator, Briezerker Cosplay, AkaneSaotome Cosplay, Jennifer […]

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