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Anime-Manga

Summer in Winter: Yang Beach Cosplay!

Posted December 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The meteorologists on TV tell me that Dec. 1 is the start of “meteorological Winter,” so even though it is unseasonably warm here in Massachusetts, why not beat the cold that will inevitably come with a return to the sizzling series from last year, Summer Heat, in the form of a Yang beach cosplay? In […]

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RICC 2016 Cosplay Gallery by Wonderllama Photography

Posted November 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

More cosplay photos from the recent Rhode Island Comic Con? Sure thing, folks — have the RICC 2016 cosplay gallery by Wonderllama Photography. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Myratheon Cosplay, West Street Studios, Jennifer Rose, Planet Ruby, Brandon the Shapeshifter, Khepera Cosplay, GeezAlize Cosplay, Vasilichia Designs, Zombie Leader, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, Mink the Satyr, The Covinator, Koi […]

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Third Sunday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 26, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Our third Sunday RICC 2016 gallery from the recent Rhode Island Comic Con is the last from me this year. But stay tuned for featured sets and videos coming up throughout the rest of the year. This gallery includes cosplayers Erin Rose Actor, GiveWave Studios, Elyssa B’s Cosplay, Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Captain Kaycee Cosplay, AkaneSaotome Cosplay, Prime Cosplay And Photography, Cosplayer of Earth-603, wond3r_w0man, Scarlet SpyderQueen, and […]

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Second Sunday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

On Black Friday if you are out braving the crowds of shoppers or relaxing at home, enjoy our second Sunday RICC 2016 gallery from the recent Rhode Island Comic Con held in Providence. The estimated 60,000 people attending got a chance to meet Stan Lee in his farewell tour of conventions this year, and DC’s live-action Wonder […]

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First Sunday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The last day at Rhode Island Comic Con held earlier this month, and we now have the first Sunday RICC 2016 gallery. While the official attendance figures have not been revealed, the Dunkin Donuts Center estimated just before the convention that attendance would increase to around 60,000. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Zombie Leader, Rebellion Barbie Cosplay, Scotty […]

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Fourth Saturday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 22, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The fourth Saturday RICC 2016 gallery of cosplayers from Rhode Island Comic Con is the last from the busiest day of the fastest growing convention in New England. This gallery has in it cosplayers Lilith Astaroth, Glassarrow Cosplay, Hassan Cosplay Photography, Chronic Mermaid Cosplay, Scarlet SpyderQueen, wond3r_w0man, IceLancecrit, BNH Photography, KIA Cosplay (twice, that;s him as both Deadshot and Leonardo), Bombeii Cosplay […]

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Third Saturday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 21, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We are now at the third Saturday RICC 2016 gallery of cosplayers from Rhode Island Comic Con, out of four. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are AkaneSaotome Cosplay, The Covinator, The Uncontrollable Iron Man Cosplay, Koi Fish Asylum, CT’s White Knight, J+C Cosplay, Krabby Creations, Mini Mal Cosplay, Ember Jay Cosplay, Kayola Crayon Cosplay, Panda of Wicked Geeky, Colen P […]

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Second Saturday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 20, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The second Saturday RICC 2016 gallery of cosplayers from at Rhode Island Comic Con is again more than 100 images from a day that saw me shoot just shy of 500 usable images. This despite being in a pretty isolated location on the small mezzanine level that had nothing but seating and a cafe. Cosplayers in this gallery […]

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First Saturday RICC 2016 Gallery by FPS

Posted November 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

In its second year filling every inch of the Rhode Island convention Center and the attached Dunkin Donuts Center, Rhode Island Comic Con solved a number of the issues that plagued it last year — and dealt with a few new ones. But that will wait for a separate article; for now we have the first Saturday RICC 2016 […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

LIMBO Studio Hits Again With INSIDE

Posted November 19, 2016 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we take a look at a game that knows what really counts — INSIDE! Created by Playdead, INSIDE is an eerie side-scrolling puzzle adventure with ZERO dialogue; the entirety of the story is told through action. As a huge fan of their first game LIMBO (which was a big hit […]

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Rat Queens Returns To Ass-Kicking This Spring!

Posted November 18, 2016 by Rodney Brown

According to a release from Image Comics, the popular and profane comic series Rat Queens returns to regular issues beginning in March 2017. The release characterizes it as a “soft-reboot” which restarts the numbering at VOL. 2, #1. Returning to the town of Palisade is the core team of Betty, Violet, Dee and Hannah, and they are […]

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Warner Bros Buys Gamer-Focused Video Maker Machinima

Posted November 17, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Warner Bros. Entertainment announced in a press release today that it was buying Machinima Inc., the company best known as a YouTube channel focused on creating original scripted content using in-game video game animation. The amount paid for Machinima was not disclosed, but various online reports including Variety.com put the valuation of Machinima at about […]

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Con Reports

Second Sunday Fall SMF 2016 Gallery

Posted November 17, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We wrap up our photo coverage of the Fall version of the New England convention Super Megafest with the second Sunday Fall SMF 2016 gallery. Previously held in Framingham, the convention moved to the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, where it launched a Spring version two years ago. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are […]

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Fantastic Beasts Is A Fun Potterless Follow-on

Posted November 17, 2016 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Harry Potter fans, rejoice: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is finally here. The newest entry in the Wizarding World cinematic universe kicks off a new five-movie franchise set in J.K. Rowling’s magical world. It touches on several highly topical themes. For the first time in a Rowling movie, the main cast are adults, […]

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First Sunday Fall SMF 2016 Gallery

Posted November 15, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Getting back to the Fall edition of the New England convention Super Megafest, we now have the first Sunday Fall SMF 2016 gallery. Previously held in Framingham, the convention moved to the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, where it launched a Spring version two years ago. Cosplayers in this gallery include R.W. Martin, Zombie Leader, Captain […]

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Arrival Is A Departure From the Action Sci-Fi Norm

Posted November 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Smart science fiction movies are a rare thing, ironically. Most are action-romance flicks like Avatar, or live action comic books like Guardians of the Galaxy. When they are smart, that usually means small budgets, like Duncan Jones’ wonderful movie Moon. Which is one of the reasons why Arrival is such a good movie. Below is […]

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Anime-Manga

Last Sunday AAC 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted November 10, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The last Sunday AAC 2016 cosplay gallery marks the end of our photo coverage of Another Anime Convention. AAC asked us to set up a studio this year like we do for conventions like Granite State Comic Con, Boston Comic Con and others. This was so the convention could have a record of all entrants into […]

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First Sunday AAC 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted November 9, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It has been too long between galleries, but we now get back to coverage of Another Anime Convention with the first Sunday AAC 2016 cosplay gallery. AAC asked us to set up a studio this year like we do for conventions like Granite State Comic Con, Boston Comic Con and others. This was so the convention could […]

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Third Saturday Fall SMF 2016 Gallery

Posted November 8, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The third Saturday Fall SMF 2016 gallery is the final gallery from the busiest day at the New England convention Super Megafest, which was held in the new location in Marlborough. SMF used to be held in Framingham, but moved to the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, where it launched a Spring version two years […]

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Second Saturday Fall SMF 2016 Gallery

Posted November 7, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The second Saturday Fall SMF 2016 gallery continues our coverage of cosplayers at the New England convention Super Megafest, which was held in the new location in Marlborough. Previously in Framingham, the con moved to the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, where it launched a Spring version two years ago. Among the cosplayers in […]

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Con & Events News

Wizard World Co-Founder Fired, Sued For Alleged Theft Valued Above $1M

Posted November 6, 2016 by Rodney Brown

According to multiple reports, Stephen Shamus, co-founder with his brother Gareb Shamus, of Wizard World Inc., has been fired from the convention and promotions company. In addition, the former Chief Marketing Officer is being sued, with the suit alleging that Stephen Shamus “abused his position of trust to misappropriate substantial sums, believed to exceed $1 million, […]

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First Saturday Fall SMF 2016 Gallery

Posted November 6, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It’s time for the first Saturday Fall SMF 2016 gallery. The first time the Fall edition of the New England convention Super Megafest was held in the new location in Marlborough was definitely a success. Previously in Framingham, the con moved to the Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel & Trade Center, where it launched a Spring […]

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Comic Books

Adam Etheridge Sunday Gallery, NYCC 2016

Posted November 4, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The last set from New York Comic Con is the Adam Etheridge Sunday gallery, made up of cosplayer photos taken on the show floor or outside in the delivery tunnel. Cosplayers in this gallery include Ghostless Cosplay, Harley Frances, Earthguard CoHsplay, Nosoro, Gogo Incognito, MISSISSIPPI, Rose and Fi Cosplay, and many others. There will be more content from NYCC in the […]

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NYCC 2016 Third Sunday Gallery, FirstPerson Shooter

Posted November 3, 2016 by Rodney Brown

With the NYCC 2016 third Sunday gallery we conclude our coverage of Sunday from New York Comic Con by FirstPerson Shooter. We will also have Sunday galleries from NYCC, which was held in early October at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, from Adam Etheridge and featured sets from Gregg Wonderllama Photography Snider. Among the cosplayers in this […]

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NYCC 2016 Second Sunday Gallery, FirstPerson Shooter

Posted November 2, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We continue our coverage from New York Comic Con with the NYCC 2016 second Sunday gallery. We will also have Sunday galleries from NYCC, which was held in early October at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, from Adam Etheridge and featured sets from Gregg Wonderllama Photography Snider. Cosplayers in this gallery include Alanaleilani, An Awkward Kaylee, The Real Johnny H, […]

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NYCC 2016 First Sunday Gallery, FirstPerson Shooter

Posted November 1, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The NYCC 2016 first Sunday gallery starts our last day of coverage from New York Comic Con, which was held in early October at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. We will also have Sunday galleries from Adam Etheridge and featured sets from Gregg Wonderllama Photography Snider. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Sakuraharunogirl, ALJ Cosplay, Tom Catt – Con Mom, Trinket […]

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Cosplay & Style

A Kotobukiya Bishoujo Happy Halloween!

Posted October 31, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Have a Kotobukiya bishoujo Happy Halloween! OK, I don’t think anyone will find the video and photos below scary instead of scarily sexy. Still, the costumes are based on the Kotobukiya bishoujo figurines of classic American horror characters. Cosplaying as a genderbent Edward Scissorhands is Lucky Grim Creative. The genderbent Jason Voorhees is Human Sushi Cosplay. In […]

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Adam Etheridge Second Saturday Gallery, NYCC 2016

Posted October 30, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Straight out of New York Comic Con, we have the Adam Etheridge second Saturday gallery, and his last Saturday set taken on the show floor or outside in the delivery tunnel. Cosplayers in this gallery include Elena Blueskies Cosplay, Extreme Costumes, Nadyasonika, Labinnak & Mangoloo Cosplays, Starlight Goddess Cosplay, Official Ireland Reid, Uncanny Megan, GeezAlize Cosplay, Vasilichia Designs, and […]

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Adam Etheridge First Saturday Gallery, NYCC 2016

Posted October 29, 2016 by Rodney Brown

It’s time to jump back into the content from New York Comic Con, with the Adam Etheridge first Saturday gallery. While I was inside taking photos of cosplayers near the Starbucks seating area, Adam was either on the show floor or outside in the delivery tunnel also grabbing photos of cosplayers. Cosplayers in this gallery include Jennifer Van Damsel, Meg […]

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Anime-Manga

Fourth Saturday AAC 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted October 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This is the fourth Saturday AAC 2016 cosplay gallery from Another Anime Convention, held a couple weekends ago in Manchester, NH., and the last from the day. AAC, as it is known, asked us to set up a studio this year like we do for conventions like Granite State Comic Con, Boston Comic Con and others. This was […]

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Is The CW Prepping A Live-Action Young Justice Show?

Posted October 28, 2016 by Rodney Brown

I hate spoilers, but there is no way to keep from dropping a huge hint about what happened in recent Berlanti Productions shows on The CW network and still use the right headline. So, fair warning, there will be plenty of spoilers below and rampant wild speculation based on the appearance of characters in recent […]

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No Magic Needed To Explain Success of Doctor Strange

Posted October 27, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The latest movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is the first that focuses on the mystical side of the story. And the thing that makes Doctor Strange a very good movie is also its one biggest problem. Below you can read my review, as always with no more spoilers than you would get from having […]

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Third Saturday AAC 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted October 26, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We are now up to the third Saturday AAC 2016 cosplay gallery from Another Anime Convention, held a couple weekends ago in Manchester, NH. AAC, as it is known, asked us to set up a studio this year like we do for conventions like Granite State Comic Con, Boston Comic Con and others. This was so the […]

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Second Saturday AAC 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted October 25, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We continue with coverage from Another Anime Convention, held a couple weekends ago in Manchester, NH., with the second Saturday AAC 2016 cosplay gallery of four. AAC, as it is known, asked us to set up a studio this year like we do for conventions like Granite State Comic Con, Boston Comic Con and others. This […]

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First Saturday AAC 2016 Cosplay Gallery

Posted October 24, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Before we get to the rest of the Saturday galleries from New York Comic Con, we will have the galleries from Another Anime Convention, held a couple weekends ago in Manchester, NH. We start with the first Saturday AAC 2016 cosplay gallery of four — OK, technically some from Friday to start off with, before we […]

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Nerd Culture

Don’t Get Weird Now, People Of Earth Is Wonderful

Posted October 21, 2016 by Ashley Rogers

The new TBS show People of Earth does a fantastic job of balancing sci-fi weirdness, conspiracy theories, and taking a hard stance early on about whether aliens exist while still staying grounded in reality. As weird as that might sound. The show also deals with the subject of support incredibly well, with characters who are […]

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GraniteCon Gallery 8 – Sunday 2016 Photos by Wonderllama

Posted October 20, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Finally we have GraniteCon gallery 8 — the last gallery from Sunday at Granite State Comic Con. While I was moderating a Cosplay Photography panel with Benn of Robbins Studios Photography and Fine Art and cosplayer Danielle Beaulieu, Gregg Wonderllama Photography Snider filled in for me. The photos he took in the studio setup we had in the Armory […]

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Cool Tech

Nintendo Pulls a Switch With New Name For The NX

Posted October 20, 2016 by JIbrii Ransom

After less than stellar sales of the WiiU, Nintendo announced a new console was on the horizon a few years ago. The Nintendo NX as it was dubbed was rumored to be the next-gen console for Nintendo. With the success of both Sony’s PS4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One, Nintendo really had to pull something out […]

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NYCC 2016 Second Saturday Gallery, FirstPerson Shooter

Posted October 19, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The NYCC 2016 second Saturday gallery is mostly of shots taken late afternoon and into the evening. Most of my afternoon was taken up by interviews with the cast members of the Syfy show The Expanse, and the upcoming DC animated movie Justice League Dark. Those will be posted on YouTube eventually. New York Comic Con was held […]

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NYCC 2016 First Saturday Gallery, FirstPerson Shooter

Posted October 18, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Now we present the NYCC 2016 first Saturday gallery with photos of cosplayers from New York Comic Con, held two weekends ago at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. There will be three galleries by me from Saturday in total, along with galleries from Adam Etheridge and featured sets from Gregg Wonderllama Photography Snider. Among the cosplayers in this […]

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Con Reports

RetroCon 2016 Cosplay Gallery by Adam Etheridge

Posted October 17, 2016 by Rodney Brown

Before we get to the large number of Saturday galleries from New York Comic Con, we have the RetroCon 2016 cosplay gallery by Adam Etheridge. RetroCon, held just outside of Philadelphia, is — not surprisingly — a convention focused on all nerdy things from the past, mostly the 1970s and 1980s. In this gallery are cosplayers Starlight […]

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Adam Etheridge Second Friday Gallery, NYCC 2016

Posted October 15, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now present the Adam Etheridge second Friday gallery from New York Comic Con. While I was inside taking photos of cosplayers near the Starbucks seating area, Adam was either on the show floor or outside in the delivery tunnel also grabbing photos of cosplayers. In this gallery are Kristen Hughey, Danny Lantern Cosplay, Axillia Cosplay, Uncanny Megan, YuffieBunny, ShazuHime, Carol Ivy […]

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Adam Etheridge First Friday Gallery, NYCC 2016

Posted October 14, 2016 by Rodney Brown

While I was inside taking photos of cosplayers near the Starbucks seating area, we also had people either in the show floor or outside in the delivery tunnel also grabbing photos of cosplayers. Here we have the Adam Etheridge first Friday gallery from New York Comic Con. Among the cosplayers in this gallery is one of the biggest hits of […]

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NYCC 2016 Second Friday Gallery, FirstPerson Shooter

Posted October 13, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We now have the NYCC 2016 second Friday gallery with photos of cosplayers from this past weekend’s New York Comic Con. In this gallery are cosplayers M. Mischief Cosplay, Aralyn Scarlett (the incredible Hecarim), Sydney Marie Cosplay, Cap America ECA, Ash Mayzler, Thatgearsguy, Avarent Cosplay, LinRei Cosplay, MISSISSIPPI, Carol Ivy Rose, and many more. There will be at least six more […]

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NYCC 2016 First Friday Gallery, FirstPerson Shooter

Posted October 12, 2016 by Rodney Brown

The new Fan Verification system for tickets to New York Comic Con may have had the intended effect of reducing scalping, but it also had a side effect. The attendance numbers seemed to be skewed wildly as compared to last year, with Friday being the most crowded day, followed by Sunday. Saturday — normally the […]

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Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016: AWA Cosplay Gallery 2

Posted October 11, 2016 by Bentpic5

There were a ton of people and a ton of cosplays from noon Thursday until 6 p.m. Sunday at Anime Weekend Atlanta, which returned to the Galleria Convention Center late last month. I wasn’t able to catch them all for photos but I sure caught a bunch, some in this AWA Cosplay Gallery 2 and […]

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Anime Weekend Atlanta 2016 Cosplay Gallery 1

Posted October 10, 2016 by Bentpic5

The end of Summer and start of Fall is crunch time for most Atlanta cosplayers, with two large cons falling within a month of each other. Late last month was Anime Weekend Atlanta, which returned to the Galleria Convention Center. This was a big year for the con, with a reported 28,781 unique attendees over the […]

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GraniteCon Gallery 7 – Sunday 2016 Cosplay Photos

Posted October 6, 2016 by Rodney Brown

This GraniteCon Gallery 7 is the next to last from Sunday at Granite State Comic Con. But the last gallery will have to wait for a few days. While I was moderating a Cosplay Photography panel with Benn of Robbins Studios Photography and Fine Art and cosplayer Danielle Beaulieu, Gregg Wonderllama Photography Snider filled in for me. But […]

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GraniteCon Gallery 6 – Sunday 2016 Cosplay Photos

Posted October 5, 2016 by Rodney Brown

We continue our Sunday photo coverage of Granite State Comic Con with GraniteCon Gallery 6 and the photos that were taken in the studio setup we had in the Armory building attached to the Radisson hotel in Manchester, NH. The first Sunday gallery is here, while the first of four galleries from Saturday can be found here, the second set can […]

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Wasteland Weekend 2016 Is A Wonderland Of Fun

Posted October 4, 2016 by Luis Correa

I can honestly say that it’s been exceptionally difficult to compile all of my thoughts and experiences concerning Wasteland Weekend 2016 into one coherent article. Seeing so many articles talking about the event, I seldom saw one that touched on its large social aspect. It seemed that the easy direction would be to write about the […]

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