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Cosplay & Style

Sunday Otakon 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 26, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Here it is, our last ever gallery of cosplay photos from Otakon based in Baltimore. As with the previous sets, photos in this Sunday Otakon 2016 set were taken by our mid-Atlantic go-to guy, Adam Etheridge. Otakon is moving to Washington, DC., beginning next year. The fact that this will the last year at its current venue may have […]

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Cosplay & Style

Sunday BCC 2016 Cosplay Gallery Part 1

Posted August 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The first Sunday BCC 2016 cosplay gallery starts of our photo coverage of the last day of the convention. It was also the day of the Costume Contest, so there are some outstanding cosplays in these next four galleries.  These photos were taken in the Cos-Space, an area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along […]

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Cosplay & Style

Otakon 2016 Saturday Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now present our cosplay gallery from Otakon 2016 Saturday with photos by our mid-Atlantic go-to guy, Adam Etheridge. This was Otakon’s final convention in Baltimore before moving to Washington, DC., next year, and going forward. The fact that this will the last year at its current venue may have helped Otakon recover a bit from the downturn in attendance in experienced […]

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Cosplay & Style

Last Cosplay Gallery from Saturday BCC 2016

Posted August 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We’ve reached the last cosplay gallery from Saturday at Boston Comic Con 2016. These photos were taken in the Cos-Space, an area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station. As with the last couple of galleries, these photos taken by both FirstPerson Shooter (me) […]

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Cosplay & Style

BCC 2016 Gallery Five From Saturday

Posted August 23, 2016 by Rodney Brown

As in the fourth gallery, this BCC 2016 gallery five has photos taken by both FirstPerson Shooter (me) and our newest team member, Steven of Prime Cosplay And Photography. These photos were taken in the Cos-Space, an area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair […]

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Cosplay & Style

2nd Otakon 2016 Friday Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 23, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our 2nd Otakon 2016 Friday gallery continues our coverage of the celebration of its final convention in Baltimore before moving to Washington, DC. Once again, photos by our mid-Atlantic go-to guy, Adam Etheridge. The fact that this will the last year at its current venue may have helped Otakon recover a bit from the downturn in attendance in experienced in […]

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Cosplay & Style

BCC 2016 Gallery Four From Saturday

Posted August 22, 2016 by Rodney Brown

In this BCC 2016 gallery four from Saturday, we have photos taken by both FirstPerson Shooter (me) and our newest team member, Steven of Prime Cosplay And Photography. He used both his own camera gear and mine at our studio setup in Cos-Space, an area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration […]

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Cosplay & Style

BCC 2016 3rd Saturday Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

While the temperatures outside were much more tolerable on Saturday at Boston ComicCon than Friday, the show floor still got pretty warm and muggy by midday. Those cosplayers in this BCC 2016 3rd Saturday gallery stayed cool, however, as the Cos-Space was always a good five to 10 degrees cooler than elsewhere on the first floor. Included in this set […]

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Cosplay & Style

2nd BCC 2016 Gallery of Cosplay From Saturday

Posted August 20, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The 2nd BCC 2016 gallery from Saturday continues with those shots taken in the Cos-Space, a new area at the Seaport World Trade Center set aside specifically to cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Sith Lantern Cosplay, […]

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Cosplay & Style

Otakon 2016 Friday Cosplay Gallery Part 1

Posted August 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Don’t worry Otakon attendees, we didn’t forget you. While Boston Comic Con was happening here in the Hub, Otakon was celebrating its final convention in Baltimore before moving to Washington, DC. We start our coverage with the first Otakon 2016 Friday cosplay gallery by our mid-Atlantic go-to guy, Adam Etheridge. As Lauren Grant noted in her […]

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Cosplay & Style

1st Saturday Gallery From Boston Comic Con 2016

Posted August 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It’s World Photo Day, so what better day to start the the next day’s photos from Boston Comic Con with the 1st Saturday gallery of six. The photos were taken in a new area dedicated specifically for cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station, called […]

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Articles

Pokemon Gijinka Cosplay by HanniBanani Cosplay

Posted August 18, 2016 by E. Ortiz

At Boston Comic Con 2016, interviewer (and fantastic Deadshot cosplayer) KIA Cosplay and myself met up with a wonderful group of Pokemon/gijinka/Playboy bunny cosplayers led by HanniBanani Cosplay, who were gracious enough to spend sometime with us and talk about their costumes and their love for Pokemon. Check out below for some fantastic shots by FirstPerson […]

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Cosplay & Style

Third Friday Cosplay Gallery From BCC 2016

Posted August 18, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The third Friday cosplay gallery from BCC wraps up the shots from that day. The photos were taken in a dedicated area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station. This room, called the Cos-Space, was where we were set up with […]

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Tech & Games

Bewitching Witcher Cosplayers From Czech Republic

Posted August 17, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Alzbeta Trojanova shared on Reddit a series of photos called “Geraltina of Rivia fighting a Bruxa” of Witcher cosplayers, based on her enjoyment of the latest Witcher video game. Check it out! On Reddit, she wrote: “Just a quick info, if anyone is interested. The main inspiration for the photshoot was this awesome artwork. It’s my […]

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Cosplay & Style

Friday BCC 2016 Cosplay Gallery Part 2

Posted August 17, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This year, Boston Comic Con experimented with setting aside a dedicated area specifically focused on cosplay vendors and local cosplay guests, along with the registration area for the Costume Contest, and the cosplay repair station. This room, called the Cos-Space, was where we were set up with a backdrop from the convention and our studio lights. The […]

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BCC 2016 Friday Cosplay Gallery Part 1

Posted August 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Boston Comic Con has come and gone (in more ways than one) and we have the start of probably close to a dozen photo galleries, with this first one from BCC 2016 Friday. In this gallery are Dollilicious, Lady Cels, Brandon the Shapeshifter, Sidekicker Cosplay, Harley Bean Cosplay and ConThem Cosplay, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay and […]

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Con Reports

Otakon Leaves Baltimore On A High Note

Posted August 15, 2016 by Lauren Grant

For almost 20 years, Otakon has brought the “Otaku Generation” to Baltimore. This year was its final year at the Baltimore Convention Center and it definitely went out in style. In 2017 Otakon will be moving to Washington, D.C., and after speaking with an array of con goers from far and wide, as well as […]

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Articles

Fan Expo Parent Company Buys Boston Comic Con!

Posted August 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Informa Canada, parent company of the Canada-based growing nerd convention conglomerate Fan Expo has purchased Boston Comic Con, according to sources at the convention this weekend that did not want to be identified. Fan Expo runs Fan Expo Canada, Fan Expo Vancouver, Fan Expo Regina, Toronto Comic Con, and has expanded into the United States […]

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Articles

Who’s A Better Boyfriend For Harley; Joker or Deadpool?

Posted August 14, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Ever heard of Harleypool? Harleypool is a fandom that explores alternate scenarios of Deadpool and Harley Quinn together. Some of the stories are adventerous, some comedic, some romantic or a combination of the three. At MASSsive Comic Con, a comic book convention in Worcester, Mass., we asked cosplayers who they thought would make a better pair, […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Overcooked Will Leave You Overjoyed From Fun

Posted August 13, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! It’s been a while. You must be hungry for a review. It’s only appropriate that we take a look at the latest food-based craze — Overcooked! Created by Ghost Town Games, Overcooked is a new couch co-op cooking simulator. I use “simulator” loosely, for if any real kitchens worked like this […]

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Reviews

Kubo Will Tug At More Than Two of Your Heartstrings

Posted August 12, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Whenever I screen a new movie, I do my best to a write balanced, objective review. Sometimes, though, objectivity and analysis can’t compete with the sheer joy and delight on screen. Kubo and the Two Strings is one of those rare films that reminds me how wonderful, magical, and transporting a movie can be, of […]

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Articles

The Red Skull Campaigns At A Donald Trump Rally

Posted August 11, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Cosplayer Slade Wilson had an idea. Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump was speaking at a rally in Portland, Maine, in early August 2016. He knew there would be protesters and supporters and wondered what would happen if one of Marvel’s evilest villains made an appearance. “I have cosplayed as the Red Skull in the  past […]

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Movies

Take A Shot At A Free Screening of Mechanic: Resurrection!

Posted August 10, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Hey, do you remember that 2011 movie The Mechanic with Jason Statham and Ben Foster? You know, the one that was kind of a remake of the Charles Bronson classic The Mechanic from 1972? Well, it has a sequel coming out soon, Mechanic: Resurrection, and we have a chance for you to get passes to […]

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Cosplay & Style

Hijabi Hooligan Cosplay On Cosplaying Cap

Posted August 9, 2016 by E. Ortiz

Many of us growing up have looked up to the Marvel Comics’ character Captain America as a hero we all wanted to be, and that applies especially to me. To that end, meet Dania, whose actions would make Steve Rogers proud. Dania goes by Hijabi Hooligan Cosplay and right now she is using the fame she […]

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Cosplay & Style

In Honor Of (Missed) Mead Day

Posted August 8, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This past Saturday, Aug. 6, was National Mead Day (seriously, we checked) and while we missed the day, it doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate a couple of days late. To do so, we have a selection of some awesome cosplays of undoubted mead drinkers, those gods of the Vikings themselves, the Asgardians. All photos are from […]

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Cosplay & Style

Disney Fairies Set by Cantera Image

Posted August 7, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We have another featured cosplay set shot by our man in Connecticut, Cantera Image, while at ConnectiCon just last month. In this gallery is a slew of excellent cosplayers from the Disney Fairies movie Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure, including AkaneSaotome Cosplay as Tinker Bell herself, along with MizukiUsagi Cosplays, Fantastical Creations, Crystalline Creations Cosplay and Man of Bluesteel – Will […]

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Comic Books

The Incredibly Biased Suicide Squad Review

Posted August 5, 2016 by Luis Correa

Plenty of gratuitous (directly or indirectly) butt shots of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) peppered the screen as introspective, multi-faceted characters bantered and bonded amongst a not-so-empty cityscape. OK, now that I paid lip service to that controversy, I can officially begin to share my opinion about a technicolor dream of a movie named Suicide Squad […]

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New Con Smell: PopCult Anime Con

Posted August 4, 2016 by Rodney Brown

In two weekends we get another new convention on the New England scene, PopCult Anime Con. It is the subject of our second in the new irregular series New Con Smell, in which we profile a first-year convention and interview the founder, in this case Hemlock Inyx, the con chair. PopCult Anime Con will be held […]

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Zombie Cosplay Gallery By Wonderllama Photography

Posted August 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our second gallery from Walker Stalker Boston convention this year is by our Assistant Editor Gregg “Wonderllama Photography” Snider. Gregg did more wandering than I did and captured some attendees and staffers in “The Walking Dead Experience” area. He also managed to time it just right to get photos of MicroKitty Cosplay as Elvira with the Mistress of […]

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Comic Books

Suicide Squad Will Leave You Wanting To Live

Posted August 2, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Well, at least for 15-plus months until Justice League comes out. In just a few Easter Eggs and quick appearances out of 2 hours and 10 minutes of movie, David Ayer has created a better lead-in to Nov. 2017’s Justice League than 3 hours of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. And that says almost […]

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Cosplay & Style

Walker Stalker 2016 Boston Cosplay Gallery

Posted August 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This past weekend fans of all things zombie shuffled into the Westin Waterfront for Walker Stalker Boston, the local appearance of a convention focused mainly — but not exclusively — on the AMC hit The Walking Dead. This year, though, the number of people cosplaying or in costume was significantly down from last year, by […]

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Cosplay & Style

Flashback Friday: Harley Invades GraniteCon

Posted July 29, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Today we start the first of an irregular series that takes advantage of the six years (OK, two weeks from six years) of content on Nerd Caliber. Occasionally on a Memory Lane Monday, a Time Travel Tuesday, a Wayback Wednesday, a Throwback Thursday or like today a Flashback Friday we will take a look back […]

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Comic Books

Changes Hurt, Don’t Kill Batman: The Killing Joke

Posted July 28, 2016 by Alex Valderana

(Ed. note: This review has spoilers, necessary to describe how the movie differs from the decades-old graphic novel.) Batman: The Killing Joke is directed by Bruce Timm and Sam Liu and based on the famous 1980’s graphic novel of the same name which was written by Alan Moore and illustrated by the great Brian Boland. Bruce […]

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Cosplay & Style

Sarah Skittles Featured Sets by Cantera Image

Posted July 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We continue with the featured sets that our Nutmeg State stalwart Cantera Image shot while at ConnectiCon this year. This time we have Sarah Skittles in two cosplays — Black Canary and Rapunzel from Tangled. In addition to being a huge comic book nerd, Sarah is also an alt model and a photographer herself. Once you have enjoyed the images […]

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Reviews

Ghostbusters and Me: I Ain’t Afraid of No Reboot

Posted July 24, 2016 by Kristen Hunn

(Ed. note: While our review of Ghostbusters was free of spoilers as always, this opinion piece is not. Be warned.) In my days as a film student, there was a particularly frustrating conversation that I used to have — or have directed at me — over and over. It went something like this: Me: “Actually, […]

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Cosplay & Style

Supergirl Featured Set by Cantera Image

Posted July 23, 2016 by Rodney Brown

In case you are worried that we are done with featured photo sets from ConnectiCon this year, rest assured we have plenty more. First up in a series of sets from one of our long-time team members, Cantera Image, is Captain Kaycee Cosplay in her Supergirl costume inspired by the look of the movies Man of Steel […]

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Comic Books

Netflix Kills It At SDCC With Luke Cage, Iron Fist Trailers

Posted July 22, 2016 by Rodney Brown

There doesn’t need to be a lot of explanation here, folks. Netflix dropped some serious trailer bombs at San Diego Comic-Con last night, with our first real looks at both Luke Cage and Iron Fist, and a teaser of The Defenders. That last show will combine the four Netflix characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe — […]

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Reviews

Star Trek Beyond Is Fun, Full Of Problems

Posted July 22, 2016 by Carley Winn

My parents were Trekkies. Not “We’re going to a con dressed up as Vulcans” Trekkies but taping every episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation as they were airing kind of Trekkies. I was born in the early 1980s and a lot of what was on the TV for Star Trek went over my head […]

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Cosplay & Style

Spider-Man & Spider-Gwen Feature by Crash: The Photos!

Posted July 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Coming out of ConnectiCon we have another featured photo set, this time by our Associate Producer and all-around utility player Crash: The Photos. As you will see, Crash had a lot of fun in a bunch of locations around the Connecticut Convention Center with Spider-Man (Ednon Cosplay) and Spider-Gwen (Just Saiyan Cosplay) — with a guest appearance […]

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Comic Books

Your Chance At A Free Screening of Suicide Squad!

Posted July 20, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It might have been one of the most worried about nerd movies of the year, but with exciting trailers and well-timed character and behind-the-scene image releases, Suicide Squad seems to have won over many doubters. If you are as excited about the movie as we are, we have a chance for you to get free […]

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Cosplay & Style

Silhouette Cosplay Feature by Caroline Belge Photography

Posted July 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

While she was shooting hall shots for us at ConnectiCon a couple of weekends ago in Hartford, Conn., Caroline Belge Photography also did a couple of feature photo shoots of the amazing Silhouette Cosplay. In this gallery, Silhouette Cosplay portrays, from two different shoots, a crossplayed, very Hiddleston-esque Loki and a beautiful Natasha Romanov, both from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. […]

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Cosplay & Style

Sunday ConnectiCon 2016 Photos by Caroline Belge!

Posted July 17, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We round out our hall shot galleries from ConnectiCon 2016 with the images Caroline Belge Photography took on Sunday. ConnectiCon is the Nutmeg State’s oldest nerd convention, and is held each year in early July at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are SixSeams Cosplay, Chris Doherty Quest for Screen Accuracy, Dead Freckles Cosplay, Crystalline Creations, […]

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Cosplay & Style

ConnectiCon 2016 Saturday Gallery by Caroline Belge!

Posted July 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The second day at this year’s ConnectiCon 2016, Saturday, was also full of excellent cosplayers, captured wonderfully again by Caroline Belge Photography. In this gallery is Mink the Satyr Cosplay, Hassan Cosplay Photography, Moonie Warrior Cosplay, Purple Demon Cosplay, Chris Doherty Quest for Screen Accuracy, Eldritch Arts, Silhouette Cosplay, Sennedjem Cosplay, Cosplay Dad, Chelsea Von Chastity Cosplay, Lillith Astaroth, Super Savage, […]

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Reviews

New Ghostbusters Needs Less Of The Original

Posted July 14, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Has any movie in the past 10-15 years hit theaters as loaded with expectation as Ghostbusters? Is it possible to watch Ghostbusters with an unbiased eye? Or to watch it without making comparisons to the original movies? No; mostly; not a chance. More important, is it as awful as the internet predicted based on the […]

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Cosplay & Style

Friday ConnectiCon 2016 Shots by Caroline Belge!

Posted July 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This year, Connecticut’s oldest nerd convention, ConnectiCon, made some changes intended to better control access to the event which led to frustration among some attendees and long lines, but it didn’t seem to affect the number and quality of the cosplay on display. This year we had one our newest team members, Caroline Belge Photography, […]

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New Con Smell: Lock City Comic Con Lands in Stamford, CT

Posted July 13, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Coming right up in less than two weeks is Lock City Comic Con, the first convention in our new irregular series New Con Smell, in which we profile a first-year convention and interview the founder. Lock City Comic Con will be held July 23 and 24, at the Italian Center in Stamford, Conn. The guest […]

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Q&A With Tony Dortch, Creator of ‘The Pure’

Posted July 12, 2016 by Lauren Grant

In the midst of more and more characters of color coming to the forefront in comic books, and more racial tensions arising in the world, artists of color are also stepping out and making their voices heard. I was able to get to the inside scoop with D.C. local comic book artist Tony Dortch of […]

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Movies

Get Tickets To a Ghostbusters Screening!

Posted July 11, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Are you ready to prove you are not afraid of no ghost — or internet drama? Are you within commuting distance to Boston? Do you want to see a movie before you decide if it is good or not — and see it for free? We have the opportunity to provide you with a chance […]

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Cosplay & Style

ColossalCon Cosplay Gallery By The Portrait Dude

Posted July 10, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Getting back to ColossalCon, held last month at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio, we now have a ColossalCon cosplay gallery of beautiful shots taken by The Portrait Dude. Once again, Wes produces outstanding images, with great depth of detail in the shadows and great lighting, bringing out the best in the amazing costumes. Here you will […]

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Thunderbolt Fantasy Is Pure Anime Puppet Pleasure

Posted July 9, 2016 by Rodney Brown

I have a confession to make — I’m old. In fact I’m old enough to remember watching the now classic puppet sci-fi adventure series Thunderbirds when it first aired here in the U.S. in 1968. That show, created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson in the U.K. in 1964, influenced everything from Ultraman in Japan to […]

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