On the second day at Arisia 2017 I was lucky enough to have a couple of panelists from our upcoming Cosplay And Photography Expo sit at our table and talk up the con. World’s End Design and Lucky Grim Creative both were big hits and effective at communicating what CAPE is all about. Not to be outdone by World End’s […]
We set up our table at Arisia 2017 Friday evening, to promote our upcoming convention the Cosplay And Photography Expo. In order to again have the last table in the row of convention and organization promo tables, the good folks at Boston Whovians! agreed to swap spots. That allowed us the space to get this gallery […]
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 […]
This past weekend the second convention of the year (YourminiCon in Connecticut took first) in New England was held at the Westin Waterfront hotel. Arisia is a con that specializes in science fiction, fantasy and steampunk literature, TV and movies, with a smattering of gaming and anime thrown in. While the convention has landed many well-known […]
After taking a year off in 2014, the Watch City Steampunk Festival returned to the Common in Waltham, Mass. Unlike previous years, in which it ran for two days, this year the festival was only held on Saturday, May 9. That meant that it was more crowded and full of people enjoying the alternative version of […]
Arisia is a well-established science fiction and fantasy convention held in Boston early each year at the Westin Waterfront hotel. Timed to coincide with the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday, the con runs for four days, and like its much bigger relative DragonCon, it holds events and panels 24 hours for those four days. The […]
The Clockwork Dagger is an intriguing and rewarding read. It’s the story of Octavia Leander as she embarks upon a mission to aid a war-plagued village, and the people and obstacles she meets along her journey by dirigible. Octavia is immediately engaging, her healing magics fascinating, and her determination is refreshing. An orphan after her […]
One of the highlights of the gaming and steampunk convention Templecon, held earlier this month in Warwick, R.I., is the steampunk fashion show. I was lucky enough to get a front row seat, and even luckier to get to steal some lighting power from the semi-official con photographer Matt Norris. On display were works from Cloak […]
Templecon is a relatively little known, relatively big four-day gaming conference that fills up the Crowne Plaza hotel in Warwick, R.I. The focus is on gaming, particularly board games, tabletop games with miniatures and even a room dedicated to some of the most obscure arcade game machines you will find on the East Coast. As […]
Arisia is an old-school science fiction and fantasy convention held in Boston every January, with panels on topics like gender roles in science fiction movies and proper etiquette in boffer games, among many others. The cosplay trends toward steampunk and fantasy, but there is also a good showing of superheroes and even some gaming cosplays. […]
This was my first time attending Super MegaFest the weekend before Thanksgiving. I had heard much about this show, ever since I got into the convention scene through mutual friends from the Massachusetts area. Sadly I missed both the 2011 and 2012 shows, so you can imagine how excited I was to attend the 2013 […]
Madeline Foxtrot interviews Lady Jade of the Airship Vindus and the on-going Steampunk web series “Steamworks and Shadows,” at this past Teslacon. Madeline asks the tough questions and Lady Jade delves deeper into the formation of Airship Vindus and the editing process of the series! To See the ongoing series “Steamworks and Shadows” visit its Youtube […]
Beat Down Boogie has put out some amazing cosplay music videos and it’s good to see them go to a steampunk convention and do their magic. Check out their video below!
Nerd Caliber’s John T. Riley (Red Zebra Photography) caught this ingenious Mary Russell cosplayer at Steampunk World’s Fair 2013. Mary Russell is a character in a series of novels by Laurie R. King, who becomes apprentice, partner, and more to the great detective, Sherlock Holmes.
John T. Riley of Red Zebra Photography did an amazing job capturing some of the attendees of the Steampunk World’s Fair. The convention did a great job with their events this year despite the gloomy weather and I am already looking forward to going again next year. Everyone I met was very friendly and had […]
Panda Ayotte is the person behind the steamsona of Belladonna Belleville, the Ringmistress of the Belleville Circus, La Donna di la Ombra (or “The Lady of the Darkest Part of the Shadow). She was also featured on an episode of TLC’s “Bling It On.” How did you get into Steampunk? It started while I was […]
The Airship O’Reilly is planning a convention in Urbana, Illinois, for July 12-14 to join together “many corners of geekery, nerd life, and fandoms.” Con Chair Enki McAigean describes this event as “a general geekery convention that, due to who [Airship O’Reilly] is, has a slightly steampunk leaning. We hope to be a melting pot […]
Check out these marvelous set of photos of Devious Cosplay‘s version of Steampunk Harley Quinn taken by Bill Hinsee Photography. These photos were shot at the Emerald City Comic Con 2013 in Seattle, Washington.
Editor’s Note: These photos were taken at Templecon 2013 by the amazing Red Zebra Photography. I asked Midge if she would be willing to share about the design of her “Steampunk Demon” creation. Hi! My name is Midge Scully and I’m an aspiring illustrator with a passion for all things creative. The costume I wore […]
Red Zebra Photography took some lovely pictures of Belladonna Belleville, steampunk and madwoman behind the website, The Unkindness at TempleCon 2013.
Check out the rest of our cosplay photos of steampunks, Disney princesses and Gotham villains at Arisia 2013. Taken by Red Zebra Photography. [nggallery id=160]
Editor’s Note: For those of you not acquainted with Bill Hinsee, he is a great photographer, whom with his permission we showcase his amazing shots of Thea Theodosia‘s steampunk cosplay. Below are excerpts taken from Bill’s website where he gives you some background to this work, Thea and Otherworlds! A few days ago I was […]
“Hey Hey Cabaret,” the latest release from Frenchy and the Punk, has been much anticipated by their fanbase. Whether it’s their music, personalities, or their crowd-funding campaign where they each appeared naked on camera to show they were laying it all out there to try and get this album funded, this has been an anticipated […]
I don’t mean to sound harsh, but I am like that friend that you take shopping cause you know they will give you the honest truth… that you look like a banana in yellow and those pants are still two sizes too small. That being said I say this with love… Honey just put it down. Just […]
Of the many years I’ve been attending conventions, photographer Nate Buchman is one of the kindest, humblest, hardworking and talented people I have ever met. Although I first met him cosplaying as The Joker at GraniteCon 2010, I was amazed how good his photography was from his work at last year’s Boston Comic Con. Recently […]
Lucretia Dearfour (of The Copper Claw) was at Dragon*Con representing Nerd Caliber! And she asking cosplayers how they avoid cosplay drama. How do you avoid cosplay drama? Let us know your thoughts at the comments below! If you would like to see more of our Dragon*Con videos, you can subscribe to our Youtube page here!
Now that I have destroyed about three-quarters of most steampunks’ wardrobes let’s replenish them – and on a budget too. At most conventions, if you can’t find me at the fashion show, you can find me in a panel giving a talk either about steampunk fashion or wardrobe on a budget. Our first stop will […]
G.W. Smith of Thee-Gartisan Works is writing a series on Nerd Caliber about Steampunk Fashion from the Models’ Point of View. This article glimpses into the life of KittenInStrings Jena who has participated in some fashion shows at the Watch City Festival in Waltham, Massachusetts. ***** KittenInStrings Jena has been a model for five years, starting with fetish maternity, […]
If you asked the average person what color steampunk is known for, they will most likely say brown. Most subcultures have a dominate color they are known for. For example, Goths have black, Lolitas have pink (even though they can get very colorful), and Cybergoths have acid green. Many Goths say steampunk is just goth in […]
When I was a kid, I enjoyed reading about the extraordinary circumstances that makes one into a superhero, whether they were born from another planet or bitten by radioactive insects. Nowadays, I’m fascinated with why people from a variety of backgrounds become involved in the art of cosplay. There are different perceptions in society as to […]
Babette Daniels is a photographer of remarkable skill. Recently, she was at the Mermaid Parade where she captured shots of a Steampunk Ship float that was made by project leader (and President of Hattitude) Dorothy Winterman and led down the parade by Emperor Norton’s Stationary Marching Band. We interviewed Ms. Daniels about her expertise in […]
Now that the heat has finally hit the whole U.S., one of the many topics under discussion is how to dress as a steampunk in the summer months. Here in New England, we have four seasons. This might not apply to people in the South. Here, we have no idea what to do. I am […]
Are you a monster that feasts on helpless victims? Do you think that eating humans is a good way to past the time? Are you a fan of Twilight? You may want to steer clear from the steampunk monster hunters, The Vagabonds! Filmed at the Steampunk Industrial Revolution 2012. Featured image by John Riley of Red Zebra […]
Check out the wonderful pictures of the attendees of the Steampunk Industrial Revolution by Red Zebra Photography! [nggallery id=100]
At the Steampunk World’s Fair 2012, we interviewed a tribal belly dance troupe named Sanchali about their art and why they favor this style of performance. Featured image by John Reilly of Red Zebra Photography.
One of my favorite moments at the Steampunk Industrial Revolution. This is our edited version of Kathryn Redfield’s Steampunk Fashion Show, hosted by Dr. Grymm (and surprise appearance by Lucretia Dearfour) .
Steampunk World’s Fair 2012 was a grand festival of creative individuals, steampunk events, diverse panels and musical acts from all over. Together with Red Zebra Photography, we had an amazing time taking pictures of the great cosplay, costumes and props we saw there. Below is our pictorial of the Steampunk World’s Fair 2012! [nggallery id=90]
Nerd Caliber had a fantastic time at the Watch City Festival in Waltham Massachusetts. The weather was extremely perfect for visitors and attendees to walk around and see the many events and performers. Our friends at Red Zebra Photography did a great job with capturing some amazing shots of the steampunk community. Check out their […]
Nerd Caliber sent Lucretia Dearfour to Anime Boston 2012 to report on the convention. We got that and more! This video is a quick mash of outtakes, funny moments and cosplayer interviews conducted by Lucretia. You can see more of her one to one cosplayer interviews here!
Mr. Mike and Mr. Dave talk to the man behind Just One Scarf who did these great “propaganda” posters of superheroes and social network sites as well as his steampunk partner in crime. This was filmed at the Boston Comic Con 2012.
Most people know me to be a comedian. A loveable fool who many have come to rely upon and (maybe) some have come to respect. I don’t know but I know you allow me into your company because you know that I am in every sense of the word a fun person. And this is […]
Not even sharks come out on top when it comes to the Zombie Apocalypse. However, one organism on this planet has eaten a zombie and lived not only to tell the tale, but also sat down to share his advice on battling zombies. The General, as he is known, is far older than even he […]
The dynamic Bentpic5 Photography went to AnachroCon, one of Steampunk’s most well-known convention in Atlanta, Georgia, on February 24th to 26th and took some wonderful pictures of their time there. Check out their awesome pictorial below! [nggallery id=63]
A Fairy Doctor Who Sees Magical Creatures Helps An Aristocrat Search For A Legendary Sword And Hunt A Mysterious Killer. VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of anime and manga in North America, launches a fantastic tale of fairies and fantasy set in against the backdrop of Victorian England with the […]
One of Steampunk’s most well-known convention Anachrocon, in Atlanta, Georgia, has come and gone through the weekend of February 24th to the 26th, but you can venture there over and over again through the photography of AydensGrace. Check out her pictorial below! [nggallery id=58]
Every year the Cromwell Historical Society in Connecticut throws their Ball of the Rebellion. Gentlemen and ladies come from all over to dance, dine and socialize all in the fashion of the 1860s. For the past three years I’ve been in attendance and it is one of the highlights of my year. The Cromwell Historical […]
As we are currently working on our review of Templecon 2012, sit back, relax and enjoy a cup of Earl Grey and check out the awesome photography of Red Zebra! You can find out more about Red Zebra here! [nggallery id=52]
Since the inception of the “steampunk con,” I have found myself stepping up in life and doing something new and exciting everyday. As a member of the performing troupe Wandering Legion of the Thomas Tew, I have been up and down the east coast spreading the “brass sickness” otherwise known as steampunk. Our group has […]
The year is 2012: WELCOME TO THE APOCALYPSE! Even if the Mayans aren’t right, according to many Steampunks the end of the Utopian Steampunk Universe is definitely being ushered in. The Four Horsemen we know and love (War, Famine, Death and depending who you ask either Plague or Conquest) have been replaced. The four harbingers […]