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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 3

Posted August 17, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The third gallery from Friday at Boston Comic Con 2017 is the last one from that convention’s first late day. Coming from the North Shore, for me there is almost no difference between getting to or leaving the con when it was at the Seaport World Trade Center and its new location at the Boston Convention […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 2

Posted August 16, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We continue with Friday galleries with the second of three from the 2017 edition of Boston Comic Con. The AC was stronger, the bathrooms more numerous and there was way more seating and relaxing space than when the convention was at the Seaport World Trade Center. There were also some stumbles, as would be expected from the first […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by FPS, Friday Part 1

Posted August 15, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The first gallery from Boston Comic Con by me starts a pile of galleries of images taken at the photo studio set up at Booth 467, the cosplay contest main station. As has been the case for many Boston Comic Cons, the contest was managed by The Covinator, now in charge of all such events in the Fan […]

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Boston Comic Con 2017 Gallery by Wonderllama Photography

Posted August 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our first gallery from Boston Comic Con is from a con that was itself a number of firsts. It was the first Boston Comic Con since it was purchased by Fan Expo, the event arm of the international firm Informa. It was the first Boston Comic Con held at the Boston Convention and Expo Center, the […]

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C.A.P.E. 2017 Gallery By Caroline Belge Photography

Posted August 10, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery from the 2017 edition of the Cosplay And Photography Expo is by our volunteer photographer Caroline Belge Photography. They captured images from the panels, the vendor room, the photo studio and locations inside and outside the event venue, the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua, NH. Among the cosplayers in the gallery are Hassan Cosplay […]

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C.A.P.E. 2017 Gallery By FirstPerson Shooter

Posted August 9, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our first gallery from the 2017 version of the Cosplay And Photography Expo, held this past weekend at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua, NH, is from me — such as it is.  As one of the two people running the show I had almost no time to shoot photos myself. On Sunday I […]

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Movies

The Dark Tower Collapses Under Weight of Confusion

Posted August 4, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

Book-to-movie fantasy adaptations are a time-honored tradition. In the past two decades with the success of franchises like The Lord of the Rings, and Harry Potter, it’s only natural that other studios would want some of that action. However it has created a very popular subgenre of stories geared at the 25-and-under crowd, which as […]

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Con & Events News

Cosplay And Photography Expo Is This Weekend!

Posted July 31, 2017 by Rodney Brown

With our second ever paid event coming up this weekend, it seems like a good time to remind everyone about how awesome CAPE 2015 was with a gallery from last time, and tell everyone how awesome this year will be! What, you don’t know what the Cosplay And Photography Expo is? It is two days of […]

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Hollow Knight Is Full Of Fun And Surprises

Posted July 29, 2017 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we delve into a world of critters, trinkets and redemption — in Hollow Knight! Little is known at first why you, a voiceless traveller, have arrived to the land of Hallownest. Much of the domain is underground, locked away by the previous members of royalty. Some inhabitants have been brave […]

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Atomic Blonde Drops Kilotons of Action and Style

Posted July 27, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

I consider myself to be something of a connoisseur when it comes to action films, having grown up in the Commando/Rambo era. And along comes a film that manages to titillate my palette for all the things that I love about the action genre, Atomic Blonde starring Charlize Theron and directed by David Leitch. Based […]

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Giveaways

Take a Shot At Two Tickets To See The Dark Tower in Boston

Posted July 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Stephen King’s massive epic tale of good versus evil spanning multiple realities gets the movie treatment with the upcoming film The Dark Tower. You can get a pair of passes to see it two days before it opens, in Boston! Click here to go to the form and get a shot (what pun?) at two […]

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Northeast, Err, SouthCoast Comic Con Cosplay Gallery

Posted July 23, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Last winter the convention variously known as Pop Culture Expo and Northeast Comic Con moved to the Hanover Mall on the South Shore and has been relabeled as SouthCoast Comic Con. OK, technically Boston SouthCoast Comic Con. OK, really, “Boston SouthCoast and Northeast Comic Con & Collectibles Extravaganza, A Pop Culture Expo.” Now located in […]

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Valerian Shows Besson Is Missing An Element Or Two

Posted July 21, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is full of amazing space opera science fiction concepts, all beautifully realized in gorgeous imagery and dazzling color —  wrapped around a weak script, lame dialogue and two leads that have less chemistry than the 12-and-up science set I got as a kid. I really wanted this […]

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Gaming News

God of War Drops Into Land of the Midnight Sun

Posted July 19, 2017 by JIbrii Ransom

We just can’t seem to keep this demi-god down for the count can we? Returning to the PS4 sometime this year is our favorite god-killing anti-hero. Kratos will be back in the newest addition to the God of War series, called … God of War. However there is a bit of difference. It’s a little […]

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Anime-Manga

ConnectiCon 2017 Cosplay Gallery by Crash: The Photos!

Posted July 16, 2017 by Luis Correa

Whatever else may be said about ConnectiCon, the Hartford convention now in its 15th year always draws excellent cosplayers and outstanding costumes. If you are interested in the “whatever else” check out my write-up of my experiences this year. But if you are here for great images of great cosplay, scroll down. Also, trigger warning, there’s […]

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Con Reports

ConnectiCon Continues To Try To Ruin Its Own Fun

Posted July 13, 2017 by Luis Correa

Perception is a very important thing when writing opinions about something like a convention and often it’s best to attempt some sort of critical thinking when diving into an opinion article about a convention you’ve attended. I’d like to preface this with stating that I’ve been an avid ConnectiCon attendee almost since it’s inception. It’s […]

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Your Chance To See ‘Valerian’ In Boston For Free!

Posted July 12, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Do you want tickets to go to an early screening of Valerian And The City of a Thousand Planets, director Luc Besson’s spiritual successor to The Fifth Element? Click on the link at the bottom to get a chance at a pair of free tickets to a showing in Boston at 7 p.m. on July 19! […]

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Spider-Man: Homecoming Weaves a Near-Perfect Web

Posted July 11, 2017 by Luis Correa

I went into the screening of Spider-Man: Homecoming with a lot of hope and some trepidation. I wasn’t an entirely huge fan of the previous movies for a lot of different reasons. The trailers, the casting, the constant reminders of Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man being in the new movie left me wondering if […]

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Nerd Culture

Netflix Castlevania Series Is Mostly Bloody Good Fun

Posted July 10, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Last week Netflix premiered Castlevania, a very good animated movie that it disguised as an animated series. Only four episodes long, it is essentially a two-hour animated film, chopped up into easily bingeable slices. And that is one of Castlevania‘s few real weaknesses. Based on the 1989 Konami game Castlevania III: Dracula’s Curse, the Netflix series is […]

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Koi Fish Asylum as Injustice Harley Quinn!

Posted July 6, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second photo shoot of the Harley Quinn cosplayers we filmed for an episode in our irregular YouTube series Behind the Seams is the amazing Koi Fish Asylum. The show features Lucky Grim Creative interviewing cosplayers about various aspects of their craft and hobby, and this time around it was an interview with a pair of Harley Quinn cosplayers on the 25th anniversary of the […]

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Celebrate America’s Independence Day With Wonder Woman

Posted July 4, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Since this is her year, what with the smashing success of the movie Wonder Woman, I decided that a retrospective of one of the best characters to wear the red, white and blue would be a great way to celebrate the 4th of July. The more than 100 images in this gallery are from just […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 4, Wonderllama Photo

Posted July 3, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our final gallery from MASSive Comic Con is the second from Sunday, shot by our Associate Editor Gregg Snider, also known as Wonderllama Photography. Among the cosplayers in this set are Everyone’s Hero Cosplay, Nessie Ness Cosplays, Steampunk Snowdrop, Blade Mistress Cosplay, Chronic Mermaid Cosplay, Carley Winn Cosplay, Colen P Cosplay, Little Creeper Cosplay, The Immortal Star-Lord, Penny Lane Cosplay, AE Cosplay, CT’s White Knight, The Uncontrollable Iron […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 3, Wonderllama Photo

Posted July 2, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at  MASSive Comic Con in Worcester, my replacement was Wonderllama Photography, our Associate Editor Gregg Snider. Gregg is also multi-talented and over-qualified — an IT admin, a real estate and event photographer, a professional musician, and a very creative cosplayer. Since he filled in the whole day we have two galleries from Gregg. In this first set […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 2, Robbins Studio

Posted July 1, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Friday night before MASSive Comic Con in Worcester, Benn of Robbins Studios drove up from the South Shore to Marblehead to pick up all my portable studio gear, and he set it up Saturday morning. He had the first shift of the weekend as the way overqualified replacement for me, and went over and above to help out. Benn and […]

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Movies

Despicable Me 3 Delivers Too Familiar Fun

Posted June 30, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

Despicable Me 3 is one of those movies that is both really easy and really challenging to review. Easy, because it doesn’t require any deep, insightful analysis or tiptoeing around spoilers; challenging, because how much new is there to say about the third installment (fourth, if you include 2015’s Minions) in a franchise that relies […]

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MASSive Comic Con 2017 Part 1, Vander the Generalist

Posted June 29, 2017 by Rodney Brown

For this third year of MASSive Comic Con in Worcester I couldn’t attend, so a roster of excellent photographers filled in, all three of them using exactly the same lighting and backdrop from my equipment. First up are the shots taken Saturday afternoon by Vander the Generalist. Vinny is a professional photographer who shoots the usual roster of […]

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Deadlysymmetry as Arkham City Harley Quinn!

Posted June 27, 2017 by Rodney Brown

A few weekends ago we filmed another episode in our irregular YouTube series Behind the Seams. The show features Lucky Grim Creative interviewing cosplayers about various aspects of their craft and hobby. This time around it was an interview with a pair of Harley Quinn cosplayers on the 25th anniversary of the first appearance of […]

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Anime-Manga

AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted June 26, 2017 by Rodney Brown

We have more than 100 images of awesome cosplayers in the second of two galleries from Saturday at AnimeNEXT 2017. Adam Etheridge again went back to one of his favorite cons, held at the Atlantic City Convention Center since 2016. Among the cosplayers in this set are Dani Grace Cosplay, Galactic Edge Cosplay, Wicked Lady Cosplay, Misa Lynn CLP, […]

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AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted June 25, 2017 by Rodney Brown

The second day of AnimeNEXT 2017 brought Adam Etheridge back to the Atlantic City Convention Center, the home to the convention since 2016, when it moved from its long-time home in Somerset, NJ. Cosplayers in this first of two galleries from Saturday include Flowithit Cosplay, Dina Dear Cosplay, Patricia Dawn cosplay, Ezerath Designs, and many others. Photo […]

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AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 2

Posted June 24, 2017 by Rodney Brown

Our second gallery by Adam Etheridge from AnimeNEXT includes cosplayers Ichigei Cosplay, Miu Squared, and many more. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll faster than the preset. And to see the entire gallery as thumbnails, click on the […]

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AnimeNEXT 2017 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 1

Posted June 23, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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Comic Books

Boston Bee Cosplay as Bunny Spider-Gwen

Posted June 22, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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Transformers: The Last Knight Needs to Be a Prophetic Title

Posted June 21, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

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

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 2

Posted June 20, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Sunday Part 1

Posted June 19, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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Gaming Reviews & Culture

Rabbit Story Bounds From Simple Concept to Complex Game

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

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

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 3

Posted June 16, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 2

Posted June 15, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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ComiCONN 2017 Gallery, Saturday Part 1

Posted June 14, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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ComiCONN: A Foxwoods First For Both of Us

Posted June 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 4

Posted June 13, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 3

Posted June 12, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 2

Posted June 11, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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Adam Etheridge Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 1

Posted June 9, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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

Posted June 8, 2017 by Byron D. Zero

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

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Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 3 by FirstPerson Shooter

Posted June 6, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 2 by FirstPerson Shooter

Posted June 5, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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Wizard World Philly 2017 Gallery 1 by FirstPerson Shooter

Posted June 4, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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Wonder Woman Destroys DC’s Snyder Quality Curse

Posted June 1, 2017 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

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

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Misty at the Beach with Aemiliaaaaaa

Posted May 31, 2017 by Rodney Brown

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

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