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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ColossalCon 2016 Equals Cosplay Fun In The Sun

Posted July 8, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

ColossalCon is the one con I look forward to more than any other con of the year. For me it is up there with DragonCon and New York Comic Con. I’ve been trying to go to this convention since I first heard about it in 2014 from the many cosplay music videos it spawned. And after […]

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MASSiveCon Sunday Cosplay Gallery, Part Deux

Posted July 7, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We’ve reached the last gallery from 2016’s MASSive Comic Con, the second year for this new convention. Again it was held at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. Also again I had a chance to set up a studio backdrop and lights, choosing this time to go with white and a color wash from a flash. In this second MASSiveCon […]

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Iron Man Change Is Important And Inspiring

Posted July 7, 2016 by Lauren Grant

Today my life changed. Or maybe the word “changed” is dramatic … or maybe it’s not. And I wouldn’t say just my life changed, I would say the little black girl sitting in front of the TV watching X-men — her life changed. Or the black teen reading the latest Marvel comic — their life […]

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Sunday MASSiveCon Cosplay Gallery, Part 1

Posted July 6, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at  MASSive Comic Con, held last month at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass., was not as busy as Saturday (from which I managed to get four galleries worth of photos) but I did get enough shots for two sets, and we now have the first. Cosplayers in this gallery include R.W. Martin, Panda, Stabitha and Peaches […]

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ColossalCon 2016 Gallery By Vander Photography

Posted July 5, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We’re starting to get content back from ColossalCon, held last month at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. First up is a gallery of awesome shots by our friend (and new contributor) Vander Photography. Expect more galleries from other photographers in the coming weeks, as well as a con review by our AAA games writer […]

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Gallery Four From MASSive Comic Con 2016

Posted July 4, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Happy Fourth of July! Speaking of the fourth, we have reached the fourth and final gallery from Saturday at MASSive Comic Con, held last weekend at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. Stay tuned for a pair of galleries from Sunday, coming up soon. Here you will find cosplayers Planet Ruby, Panda from Wicked Geeky (and a […]

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Third MASSive Comic Con Gallery From Saturday 2016

Posted July 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Saturday at MASSive Comic Con was a busy day in the cosplay station, which we shared with the Costume Contest signup and pre-judging staging area, and the Cosplay Repair Station (shout out to Snide Cosplay and the Prittie family for being great roommates). In this third MASSive Comic Con gallery we have cosplayers Quinnjob Cosplay, Scotty Doesn’t […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Deathstate Delivers Lovecraftian Bullet Hell Shooter Fun

Posted July 2, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Are you a fan of bullet hell and/or twinstick shooter games? What about H.P. Lovecraft lore? Then Deathstate is the game for you! Deathstate stood out as one of my favorite titles from the Indie MegaBooth at PAX East 2016. It is a roguelike monostick shooter based around the mysteries and […]

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Cosplay & Style

2016 MASSive Comic Con Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted July 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now present the second gallery from Saturday at MASSive Comic Con, held last weekend at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. Even though I initially thought the convention might have had a slightly smaller attendance number than last year, I still shot close to 400 images on the day. In this gallery you’ll find Brandon the Shapeshifter, Koi […]

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No Need To Binge On The Purge: Election Year

Posted July 1, 2016 by Luis Correa

My friend Rob and I were escorted into our reserved seats for The Purge: Election Year by semi-armed security officers and then everyone there was told that using any cell phones, tablets or recording devices would be cause for our removal from the cinema. Already this was an ominous start to a movie that revolved around […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2016 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday 1

Posted June 30, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The second year of MASSive Comic Con, held recently in Worcester, Mass., was another success and generated more photos of cosplayers by a good 25 percent over last year. That means that we will have four full galleries from Saturday and two from Sunday — each coming it at just under 100 images. In this first […]

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One Benefit From NYCC’s New Ticket System

Posted June 29, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Like many of you reading this, I was at my computer today at Noon Eastern, logging in to the New York Comic Con ticket purchasing queue, hoping to get that ticket counter to appear before me so I could buy a pair of 3-day tickets to help increase our coverage team for this year. Like last […]

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Is This Pubic Service Announcement Transphobic?

Posted June 29, 2016 by Ashley Rogers

If you’ve been on the internet lately you’ve probably seen this fan created image featuring Deadpool. Some critics of the image have called it transphobic. I had to think about this one — why would this be transphobic? Some said maybe because they talked specifically to men? I guess that kind of makes sense, the perception that […]

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Sunday Northeast Comic Con 2016 Gallery

Posted June 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The Wilmington, MA-based Northeast Comic Con held its latest event two weekends ago, and I got enough photos from the two days to get a full gallery for each. Here we have the photos from Sunday, including shots of Jedlie the Magician, father of the cosplay event stage host Chris Doherty (apropos of it being Father’s Day). You can […]

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Saturday Northeast Comic Con 2016 Gallery

Posted June 26, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Last weekend was Northeast Comic Con, a small but growing pop culture convention held at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA. While the cosplay crowd doesn’t add up to those numbers seen at events like Boston Comic Con, it draws a good number, and some outstanding examples In this first gallery from the weekend are […]

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Saturday Set From AnimeNEXT 2016, Adam’s Part 2

Posted June 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The second Saturday set from AnimeNEXT 2016 by Adam Etheridge is the last from the New Jersey convention that this year jumped form its long-time home of Somerset to the Atlantic City Convention Center in Atlantic City. In this gallery you’ll find cosplayers LinRei Cosplay, Moono Pls, Steamed Eggs, Ninachuu Cosplay, Misa Lynn CLP, Ichigei Cosplay, ManaKnight […]

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Adam’s AnimeNEXT Saturday Set, Part 1

Posted June 23, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Third gallery from 2016 AnimeNEXT by Adam Etheridge is the first of a pair from Saturday of cosplayers photographed at the new home of the convention, Atlantic City. AnimeNEXT moved to the Atlantic City Convention Center this year, after years in Somerset, NJ. Shown in the first of Adam’s AnimeNEXT Saturday galleries are cosplayers RachniQueen, Sister Senshi, Bunnie Doll, […]

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AnimeNEXT Friday Shots Part 2, Adam Etheridge

Posted June 22, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We present the second gallery from 2016 AnimeNEXT Friday by Adam Etheridge. The images of cosplayers were taken at the new home of the convention, Atlantic City, after years in Somerset, NJ. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Angel Fox, SweetDoom, Rose and Fi Cosplay, ManaKnight Cosplay, Sakuraharunogirl and others. And check out Adam’s […]

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Friday AnimeNEXT 2016 Gallery, Adam Etheridge!

Posted June 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our man in the Mid-Atlantic area, Adam Etheridge, is back from E3 and that means we get to start his galleries from AnimeNEXT, held a couple weekends ago in Atlantic City. The is the first year for AnimeNEXT in its new home of the Atlantic City Convention Center, after moving from the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset. In […]

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How Ruthless Is The New Sansa?

Posted June 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

In the most recent episode of Game of Thrones on HBO there were so many major plot and character advancements that the mind reels contemplating them all. Many, many posts have been made about the implications of these changes, but one seems to be missing in most readings — the real implications the new Sansa Bolton […]

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Steampunk World’s Fair 2016 Keeps Genre Energized

Posted June 20, 2016 by Babs Who Takes Pictures

Currently in the Northeast, there is no convention that is similar to the Steampunk World’s Fair. That is not a boast. SPWF is one of the only annual steampunk-oriented conventions between New Jersey and Maine, other than Templecon (to the best of my knowledge). However, while steampunk conventions are dwindling, SPWF is as strong as […]

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Sunday AnimeNEXT Cosplay Pics By Caroline Belge!

Posted June 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We round out our photo galleries by our newest team member, Caroline Belge Photography, with Sunday from AnimeNEXT, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center last weekend in Atlantic City, NJ. This is Caroline’s first convention covered for us here at Nerd Caliber and please check out her very first gallery, from Friday, and the one from Saturday as well. In […]

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NonStop Knight Scratches That RPG Itch On Mobile

Posted June 18, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today, we’re changing things up a little and checking out a cool mobile game that’s taking up my free time lately — NonStop Knight! It’s pretty tough for a mobile game to catch my attention, and even rarer for it to keep it. This one managed to do so in minutes. […]

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Finding Dory Dives Right Back Into Nemo’s World

Posted June 16, 2016 by Microkitty

Before you skim through this review of Finding Dory to see the rating and if you should watch it, please visit The Humane Society to read about why you should not buy a fish like Dory. After Finding Nemo was released, the desire for clownfish skyrocketed and many pet stores and sellers foresee the same desire for […]

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Saturday AnimeNEXT Gallery From Caroline Belge!

Posted June 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery by Caroline Belge Photography from AnimeNEXT is of the cosplays on display on Saturday at the Atlantic City Convention Center last weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Caroline is new to us here at Nerd Caliber and please check out her very first gallery, from Friday. In this Saturday AnimeNEXT gallery are cosplayers Ninachuu Cosplay, Princess Chris Cosplay, Moono […]

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Legend of Tarzan Ticket Giveaway!

Posted June 16, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Hey, do you want to see what happened to Tarzan after he left the jungle for a comfy life as Lord Greystoke? Do you want to see Margot Robie go from the insane Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad to the genteel but strong Jane? Do you want to see Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz […]

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2016 AnimeNEXT Gallery One From New Photographer!

Posted June 15, 2016 by Rodney Brown

While our usual Mid-Atlantic photo powerhouse Adam Etheridge is out at E3 it will be a few days before we get his shots from last weekend’s AnimeNEXT in New Jersey. Don’t fret, though, as we have a trio of sets from a brand new (to us, that is) photographer Caroline Belge Photography! First up is […]

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Wizard World Philadelphia 2016 Sunday Gallery

Posted June 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Sunday was the last day of  Wizard World Philadelphia, and our man Adam Etheridge kept up the good work, providing us this final gallery for the 2016 edition of the most well-attended convention in the Wizard World lineup of shows. To see the first set from Wizard World Philadelphia 2016, please visit Adam’s shots from Friday. […]

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Saturday Wizard World Philly 2016 Set 2

Posted June 13, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery from Saturday Wizard World Philadelphia of cosplay photos taken by Adam Etheridge is the third set overall from the con that is one of the most well-attended of the events in the company’s annual line-up across the country. To see the first set from Wizard World Philly 2016, please visit Adam’s shots from Friday. The second […]

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E3 2016 Preview: Sony’s Game to Lose

Posted June 12, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

It’s just about that time again. The gaming industry and the gaming community are getting excited as the Electronic Entertainment Expo is just around the corner, and that means an E3 2016 preview. This week we already are starting to hear of some new gaming announcements, as the expo will open next week. Last year we […]

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Philly Wizard World 2016 Saturday Set 1

Posted June 11, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Saturday at the Philly Wizard World iteration, Adam Etheridge took enough photos to make two galleries, and our second set from the City of Brotherly Love is the first of the pair. To see the first set from what is annually one of the largest cons in the Wizard World roster, please visit Adam’s shots from Friday. […]

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Wizard World Philly 2016 Friday Gallery

Posted June 10, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our first set of photos from the crazy busy convention super weekend is a gallery of photos from Friday by Adam Etheridge from Wizard World Philly (OK, Philadelphia, to be accurate). The City of Brotherly Love hosts one of the largest cons in the Wizard World stable, and we usually get lots of photos of excellent […]

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He, She, They, or Godzilla

Posted June 9, 2016 by Ashley Rogers

It’s Pride Month (HAPPY PRIDE!), let’s talk about Godzilla. I was listening to a podcast which focused on failed movies, this episode focusing on Godzilla by Roland Emmerich, and I almost stopped listening. It wasn’t because they were lampooning a fantastic piece of cinema that the world had cast aside as crap, they made really […]

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Warcraft Movie: That’s No ‘Moon’

Posted June 8, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Hollywood is riddled with failed attempts to turn a video game franchise into a successful movie. If any game can buck the sad trend of film gems like Super Mario Bros., the Warcraft franchise with its incredibly rich lore is that game. Below is my lengthy review of how well (or not) the Warcraft movie […]

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