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Gaming Reviews & Culture

DOOM Still A Great Single-Player Game – Multiplayer Tho…

Posted May 27, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

I was looking forward to the reboot of DOOM since it was announced at E3 last year. It was one game that impressed me from the start. And I gotta say it did not disappoint — the single player mode for the most part, however. Created by Bethesda Softworks for the PS4, Xbox One, and […]

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Alice Returns In Lightweight Hypercolor Sequel

Posted May 26, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

A new Tim Burton movie is a lot like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get. Will it be a rich, dark bonbon full of alienation, suburban ennui, and a delightful pumpkin king having an existential crisis? Or will it be shiny, sugary confection, pretty and enjoyable but less […]

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Comic Books

Marvel Gives Steve Rogers Fans A Hail Of A Shock

Posted May 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

I am fanatically opposed to spoilers. Like, at a deep-seated almost obsessive level. So it is with that said I want to make sure you readers understand that I still consider the news about what is contained in the premier issue of Captain America: Steve Rogers out today to be spoiler level. But it has […]

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Cosplay & Style

Nauticon Cosplay Game Picks Up In 2016

Posted May 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Slowly the word about the beauty of the location of Nauticon is reaching more cosplayers in New England. The 21-plus convention takes over for an entire weekend the very last resort on the very tip of Cape Cod, the Provincetown Inn. This year saw more cosplayers than any year I have been attending, and that made for more […]

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‘Angry Birds’ Movie Mostly Lays An Egg

Posted May 23, 2016 by Byron D. Zero

Well over a year ago, I saw an ad on Hulu for the Angry Birds movie, and after watching that ad, I had a morbid curiosity for its existence. Far from my normal otaku style obsession towards things, it intrigued me. It seemed like something that would have done very well in 1996, or as […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Aurion’ Brings African Studio’s Game To The World

Posted May 22, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we take a look at what I found to be the highlight of the Indie MegaBooth at PAX East 2016 — Aurion: Legacy of the Kori-Odan! Aurion is a fantasy action RPG, heavily inspired by JRPG elements like the “Tales of” series. It’s a 2.5D world (2D graphics with 3D […]

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Cosplay & Style

Presenting The Third ACBC Cosplay Gallery

Posted May 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The last ACBC cosplay gallery from Atlantic City Boardwalk Con by one of our Mid-Atlantic photography team members, Adam Etheridge, rounds out our photo coverage of the convention held in the home of the Miss Universe Pageant and Trump Casino. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Minnie d’ Moocha, Knightmage, Jessica Grey, Caram3llo Cosplay, Kati […]

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Cosplay & Style

ACBC Cosplay Galleries Continue

Posted May 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Last weekend Adam Etheridge was at the second annual Atlantic City Boardwalk Con taking pictures for us. He brought us three ACBC cosplay galleries worth of images, and this is the second of those This gallery features cosplayers ALJ Cosplay, Cin’ Von Quinzel, Kay Victoria Cosplay, Katastrophe Cosplay, ECHO Endless, Teeny Foxx, Siryn, Big Hero Vince, Saraphina Cosplay, Andrew Arkham Cosplay, […]

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Cosplay & Style

In Atlantic City, Cosplayers ‘Do’ AC Boardwalk Con

Posted May 18, 2016 by Rodney Brown

When the con season heats up in the Mid-Atlantic states, our man Adam Etheridge gets busy. Last weekend he was at the second annual Atlantic City Boardwalk Con, and brought us three galleries worth of images of Atlantic City cosplayers who attended the convention in the city of Nucky Johnson and Donald Trump. Cosplayers in this […]

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Con Reports

Small In Size, ACBC Still Impresses This Comics Cosplayer

Posted May 16, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

Atlantic City Boardwalk con was a convention I really wanted to go to when it debuted last year. I heard the con was great, and honestly, after attending ACBC this past weekend I have to agree — ACBC is pretty amazing. Ironically, despite mostly doing comic book character cosplays, I don’t do a lot of […]

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FCBD 2016 Cosplay Gallery From DMC, Part 3

Posted May 15, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Here is the final gallery from last Saturday’s Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH. In this gallery you’ll find Teragarm Cosplay, Cassadilla Cosplay, Stabitha and Peaches from Wicked Geeky, Mysty Riddler’s Piratanical Cosplays, Human Sushi Cosplay, Mhysa Cosplay, Koi Fish Asylum, Raymond Ramos Cosplay, Hybrid Spyder, Bethany Maddock, EllyStar Cosplay and many more. We […]

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Anime Fan Fest 2016 Cosplay Gallery, Part 2

Posted May 13, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The convention Anime Fan Fest was held at the Garden State Exhibit Center in New Jersey this past weekend, and we had our photographer Adam Etheridge there to capture images of the excellent cosplayers. This is the second of two galleries from that convention. Cosplayers in this gallery include Vegas PG Cosplay, Becka Noel, Ani-Mia, Bellatrix Aiden, Rose […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2016 At DMC, 2 of 3!

Posted May 12, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH, last Saturday was once again all but a small convention in the number of attendees, the number of artists, and of course the number of cosplayers. Below is the second of three galleries from that day. Here are cosplayers Jen-Jen Noodle Bowl, Boston’s Deadpool, Love […]

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Anime Fan Fest 2016 Gallery, Part 1

Posted May 11, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Not everyone was at a comic book store this past weekend for Free Comic Book Day — many in and around New Jersey were at Anime Fan Fest. The convention was held at the Garden State Exhibit Center this year, the venue where AnimeNEXT used to be located. According to our photographer on the scene, Adam Etheridge, Anime Fan […]

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Comic Books

Quiet Moments Can’t Fix Overreach of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’

Posted May 10, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

After watching X-Men: Apocalypse, the third entry in the new-look X-Men series, one word comes to mind. Hubris. It features heavily in the story and major themes. Figuratively and almost literally, Angel is Icarus, the winged Greek poster boy for hubris. Apocalypse, a god-like, nearly omnipotent being, is the personification of overreach. Going-it-alone vs. teamwork […]

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Cosplay & Style

Free Comic Book Day 2016 At DMC, Part 1!

Posted May 10, 2016 by Rodney Brown

While it was Free Comic Book Day on Saturday all across the nation, we were at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH again this year for a couple of reasons. First, DMC draws one of the biggest crowds in New England for FCBD, and without question the biggest crowd of cosplayers. Second, the team at […]

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Cosplay & Style

Featured Photo Set: Fallout 4 Cosplay Is Fantastic!

Posted May 8, 2016 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Comic Books

An Open Letter To Writers: Please Stop Being Lazy

Posted May 6, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Before I get into the lengthy letter itself, let me address the reader. Going forward there will be seriously large spoilers for the anime Ajin, the Fox TV series Gotham and the movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, in that order. I have to go into detail to explain how the writing was so […]

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Tech & Games

PAX East 2016 Gallery By Wonderllama Photography

Posted May 5, 2016 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Reviews

‘Captain America: Civil War’ – Can It Really Be Too Good?

Posted May 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Let’s get this out of the way — Captain America: Civil War may have raised the bar for superhero movies over the previous record holder, it’s predecessor Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Below I will explain why I think that, in my usual spoiler-free review, assuming you have seen the commercials and trailers, and know […]

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Tech & Games

PAX East 2016 Gallery, Sunday Main

Posted May 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Tech & Games

PAX East 2016 Gallery, Dragonfly

Posted May 2, 2016 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Tech & Games

PAX East 2016 Gallery, Condor

Posted May 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Game Greatness In The PAX East 2016 Indie MegaSpotlight!

Posted April 30, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

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 […]

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Tech & Games

PAX East 2016 Gallery, Bobcat

Posted April 29, 2016 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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PAX East 2016 Gallery, Saturday Bumblebee

Posted April 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Cosplay & Style

CPAC 2016 Photos By Cantera Image

Posted April 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We will take a break from the craziness that is PAX East to stop by one of the other nerd events going on that same weekend, the Castle Point Anime Convention, held at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, right across the Hudson from Manhattan. Manny of Cantera Image hit CPAC for us, gathering […]

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PAX East 2016 Gallery, Friday Cuttlefish

Posted April 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

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, […]

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PAX East 2016 Brings Riot Back, Expands

Posted April 27, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

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 […]

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PAX East 2016 Gallery, Friday Arachnid

Posted April 26, 2016 by Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Cosplay & Style

Spring SMF 2016 Gallery By Wonderllama Photography!

Posted April 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our last photo gallery from Spring Super Megafest, held recently in Marlborough at the Best Western Royal Plaza, is from Gregg of Wonderllama Photography. We had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo, but Gregg was wandering the show floor getting hall shots. In addition he covered the Costume Contest and […]

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Comic Books

Three Tips On How DC Can Improve Its Planned Movies

Posted April 25, 2016 by Thomas Riccardi

In December of 2007 I went to the movies with my roommate to see I Am Legend. I still remember the opening scene and the movie poster of the Superman logo in the Batman symbol. I lost my mind. I was like “we are really going to be getting a Superman Vs. Batman movie?! Awesome!” […]

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Spring SMF 2016 Gallery, Sunday Part 2

Posted April 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Here is the last gallery from FirstPerson Shooter in our coverage of Spring Super Megafest. This year we had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. We are also now selling high resolution images of some of the photos taken of cosplayers that have agreed to let us […]

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Spring SMF 2016 Gallery, Sunday Part 1

Posted April 23, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The last day of coverage of Spring Super Megafest has come with the first of two Sunday galleries. This year we had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. We are also now selling high resolution images of some of the photos taken of cosplayers that have agreed […]

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Spring SMF 2016 Gallery By Alec Bellante!

Posted April 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

On Sunday of Anime Boston this year, a very excited Joker came running up to me and said, “Rodney! You’ve got to look at this incredible photo this guy shot of me just yesterday!” He showed me the picture and it was, as described, incredible. I asked said Joker (getting spanked in the Feature photo […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

‘Dead Or Alive Xtreme’ Bounces Back With Third Game

Posted April 20, 2016 by Adam Etheridge

Zack Island, the exotic island resort that Zack has built up twice in the past, has been destroyed yet again. Zack has rebuilt his paradise once more in Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, but this time appoints you, the player, to be the interim owner of the island, as he’s “busy working on another super […]

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Cosplay & Style

Spring SMF 2016 Gallery, Saturday Part 4

Posted April 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We round up the gallery coverage of Saturday at the spring edition of Super MegaFest, held recently in Marlborough at the Best Western Royal Plaza. This year we had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In this last Spring SMF Saturday gallery you will find cosplayers including Wonderllama Cosplay, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, […]

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Spring SMF 2016 Gallery, Saturday Part 3

Posted April 18, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This is the third of four galleries from the spring edition of Super MegaFest, held recently in Marlborough at the Best Western Royal Plaza. This year we had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. You can find in this gallery such cosplayers as Boston’s Deadpool, Chelsea Von Chastity Cosplay, Jack Napier, Raymond […]

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Spring Super Megafest Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted April 17, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now have the second of four galleries from the spring edition of Super MegaFest was held recently in Marlborough at the Best Western Royal Plaza. This year we had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In this galleries are cosplayers that include Khepera Cosplay, MicroKitty Cosplay, Glitch Cos, Planet Ruby, […]

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Zenkaikon 2016: Great Photos Taken At A Great Event

Posted April 17, 2016 by Kiera Vallone

Zenkaikon celebrated its tenth year during the first weekend of April, and it has certainly grown as a convention. I have attended Zenkaikon since 2009, back when it was only a two-day event and held during the fall. Back then there was an attendance cap each day, the convention hotel was small, and you had […]

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‘McDROID’ Brings Fun Innovation To Tower Defense Genre

Posted April 16, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! With PAX East less than a week away, we’re taking a look at a cool title that I remember getting promo time on the huge LED screen at the convention entrance last year — McDROID! Created by elefantopia, McDROID is a four-legged robot pal that’s heading to its home planet aboard […]

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Spring Super Megafest Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted April 15, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The spring edition of Super MegaFest was held recently in Marlborough at the Best Western Royal Plaza. This year we had a photo booth at which we were promoting our upcoming convention, the Cosplay And Photography Expo. This gallery is the first of four from Saturday, and I’m not sure I can fit all the cosplayer names in, but among those […]

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Novels

‘Jungle Book’ Does Justice To Disney Animated Classic

Posted April 15, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Disney pulls off several neat tricks in the most recent adaptation of The Jungle Book. It combines several parts of Rudyard Kipling’s original stories into a cohesive story. It pays homage to the feel of the classic 1967 animated movie, while updating it for a 2016 audience. It’s fun, emotional, and absolutely gorgeous. Violence is […]

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Bonnie The Bunny Explains Our New Patreon Presence!

Posted April 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Sometimes things don’t work out the way you expect them — and sometimes they work out better. Case in point: When our fearless founder E. Ortiz was making a video explaining our new status as a member of the Patreon contribution community, it seems Bonnie the Bunny hacked the signal. Luckily for us, Bonnie explained […]

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Anime Boston 2016 Gallery By Myratheon Cosplay

Posted April 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The last cosplay gallery of hall shots taken at Anime Boston 2016 comes from our new team member Myratheon Cosplay, in her newest role as cosplay photographer (in addition to cosplayer and commission costumer). While I was working our table at which we were promoting our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. Maya was out shooting cosplayers including Moonie Warrior Cosplay, Araikin […]

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Spring Super Megafest Gallery, Friday

Posted April 13, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The second year of the spring edition of Super MegaFest was held last weekend in Marlborough atthe Best Western Royal Plaza. Long known as one of the last cons of the New England season for its November convention in Framingham, the con known as the area’s “mini DragonCon” has further cemented its change into a fairly standard comic book and […]

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Anime Boston 2016 Gallery By Crash: The Photos

Posted April 12, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now have the cosplay gallery of hall shots at taken various locations around Anime Boston by our team member  Crash: The Photos. Among those locations is our table at which we were promoting our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. Here you can find cosplayers including Sparrow’s Song Entertainment. Chocobutt, Brandon the Shapeshifter, and Dancing Fool Cosplay, among others. […]

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Aerith Cosplay By Susie, Shot By Cantera Image

Posted April 11, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Continuing with our featured set that Manny of Cantera Image shot while at C2E2, we now have the wonderful cosplayer Susie as Aerith of Final Fantasy VII fame. A check of her cosplay page will show Susie does love her game cosplay, with many characters from the Zelda series as well as FF. But that’s not all, and she […]

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Anime Boston 2016 Cosplay Gallery Sunday, Part 2

Posted April 10, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We come to the last of two galleries from Sunday at Anime Boston 2016 of amazing cosplayers taken at our con row table at which we were promoting our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. This is the last gallery shot (mostly) by FirstPerson Shooter. We will, however, have galleries from other photographers who were taking hall shots at various […]

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Zenkaikon 2016 Gallery By Adam Etheridge, Part 2

Posted April 9, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now have the second of two galleries of cosplay photos taken by Adam Etheridge at Zenkaikon, held this past weekend in Lancaster, Penn. This was the 10th anniversary for Zenkaikon, which was born between the merger of two college cons, according to its website. Those were “Zentrancon, an anime and science fiction convention held on […]

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