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The Making of Clash Cup Turbo!

Posted  March 25, 2015  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we have a top tier candidate for ridiculously fun party games – Clash Cup Turbo! In essence, Clash Cup Turbo combines the crazy fast-paced physics of air hockey with arena-style combat, where players take control of an avatar with a paddle. Each player has their own goal zone, initially lined […]

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Rumor: Canada’s Fan Expo Buying Orlando’s MegaCon

Posted  March 24, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

One of the signs in the business world that a business sector has reached maturity is the steady growth of new startups in the market. The geek and nerd convention sector has been at that stage for a couple years now, and even we are jumping in on the bandwagon with our Cosplay And Photography […]

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Con Reports

D&D Meets Hyrule: Barbarian Link and Oracle Zelda!

Posted  March 24, 2015  by  E. Ortiz

In his Reporter’s Notebook blog from PAX East 2015, Rodney Brown mentioned how he noticed that many relatively new cosplayers had impressive costumes, and having an experienced mentor was a common thread. This is somewhat the case in this cosplay of Oracle Zelda and Barbarian Link by experienced Lisa Lou Who and K-Wall’s Prop Shop, who was cosplaying at […]

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Cosplay & Style

Street Fighter Balrog Cosplay Is Too Good To Be Real

Posted  March 23, 2015  by  E. Ortiz

Cosplayer Lamark “No Sleep” Ingram’s interpretation of one of Street Fighter‘s legendary combatants is amazing and epic. Check out these amazing photos of Lamark’s cosplay, taken by Willie Brown of Double Stomp Productions.

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Kohalu Gender Bends League’s Morgana Perfectly!

Posted  March 20, 2015  by  E. Ortiz

The first combo of photo shoot and video interview from PAX East 2015 is of a Californian who came all the way over to Boston to check out the largest gamer-focused convention in the country. Kohalu Cosplay nails the sultry poses of Morgana in the shoot, and talks about why he chose the character and how […]

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Comic Books

There Shouldn’t Be Any Batgirl Cover Controversy

Posted  March 19, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Much as I have tried not to, it is time I weighed in on the foment surging around the now-cancelled variant cover to Batgirl #41 by Brazilian artist Rafael Albuquerque, because I think people are making arguments that just aren’t valid. And to be clear, this is just the opinion of Rodney Brown, not as […]

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The Making of Clash Cup Turbo!

Posted  March 25, 2015  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we have a top tier candidate for ridiculously fun party games – Clash Cup Turbo! In essence, Clash Cup Turbo combines the crazy fast-paced physics of air hockey with arena-style combat, where players take control of an avatar with a paddle. Each player has their own goal zone, initially lined […]

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Rumor: Canada’s Fan Expo Buying Orlando’s MegaCon

Posted  March 24, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

One of the signs in the business world that a business sector has reached maturity is the steady growth of new startups in the market. The geek and nerd convention sector has been at that stage for a couple years now, and even we are jumping in on the bandwagon with our Cosplay And Photography […]

Full Story »

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D&D Meets Hyrule: Barbarian Link and Oracle Zelda!

Posted  March 24, 2015  by  E. Ortiz

In his Reporter’s Notebook blog from PAX East 2015, Rodney Brown mentioned how he noticed that many relatively new cosplayers had impressive costumes, and having an experienced mentor was a common thread. This is somewhat the case in this cosplay of Oracle Zelda and Barbarian Link by experienced Lisa Lou Who and K-Wall’s Prop Shop, who was cosplaying at […]

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Street Fighter Balrog Cosplay Is Too Good To Be Real

Posted  March 23, 2015  by  E. Ortiz

Cosplayer Lamark “No Sleep” Ingram’s interpretation of one of Street Fighter‘s legendary combatants is amazing and epic. Check out these amazing photos of Lamark’s cosplay, taken by Willie Brown of Double Stomp Productions.

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Kohalu Gender Bends League’s Morgana Perfectly!

Posted  March 20, 2015  by  E. Ortiz

The first combo of photo shoot and video interview from PAX East 2015 is of a Californian who came all the way over to Boston to check out the largest gamer-focused convention in the country. Kohalu Cosplay nails the sultry poses of Morgana in the shoot, and talks about why he chose the character and how […]

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There Shouldn’t Be Any Batgirl Cover Controversy

Posted  March 19, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Much as I have tried not to, it is time I weighed in on the foment surging around the now-cancelled variant cover to Batgirl #41 by Brazilian artist Rafael Albuquerque, because I think people are making arguments that just aren’t valid. And to be clear, this is just the opinion of Rodney Brown, not as […]

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Indie Games Explosion at PAX East 2015!

Posted  March 17, 2015  by  Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Earlier this month I had the pleasure of experiencing my third PAX East in Boston. So naturally, I had to spend some time checking out the Indie MegaBooth, a huge chunk of the expo hall dedicated solely to indie developers! Like my MAGFest review, here’s a compilation of as many indie titles […]

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Maya Murphy is Cersei Lannister! Beautiful Shots by Alex Valderana

Posted  March 13, 2015  by  E. Ortiz

New York Comic Con 2014 was the con that keeps on giving. These beautiful shots of Maya Murphy‘s Cercei Lannister cosplay were taken by Alex Valderana Photography at the largest nerd convention in the U.S. last October.

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PAX East 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday

Posted  March 12, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The last day of PAX East 2015 had fewer cosplayers attending the con in costume, as is the case with all cons. But those that did cosplay were excellent, as always. In this gallery are cosplayers like HaruVamp, Myratheon Cosplay (twice) and BelleChere, among others. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the […]

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PAX East 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday

Posted  March 11, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

Saturday at PAX East 2015 was much busier than Friday, and the fact that there are 90 images in the gallery below shows that. But that number is still below previous years, and it backs up the observation I made that there were fewer cosplayers this year than in the past few. That said, the […]

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Creative Uncommon Cosplay: 3/1-3/7

Posted  March 11, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

This is the second in our new weekly feature in which we highlight a handful of the best cosplay taken and posted to Flickr within the previous week. All the images have been posted under the Creative Commons license, and all posters will be identified by their Flickr account at the least. When possible, both cosplayer […]

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PAX East 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Friday

Posted  March 10, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

If you read my Reporter’s Notebook about PAX East 2015, you will remember that I foolishly left my camera gear at home, and by the time I got back to the convention, I had lost about four hours of shooting time. So, this gallery from the first day, Friday, is one of the smallest ones […]

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Top 5 Dangers Of Making Costumes At Home

Posted  March 10, 2015  by  E. Ortiz

Making a costume is harmless, right? Wrong. There are many dangers to making a costume in your home. Some of these dangers you wouldn’t necessarily think of when you first start off making a cosplay. After collecting all your pieces that you need to make a costume, you now have the job to ensure that […]

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PAX East 2015 Reporter’s Notebook

Posted  March 9, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

PAX East 2015 is in the record books, and below I have a series of short observations and impressions about the latest version of Boston’s largest annual convention, in the style of the traditional journalist’s tool the Reporter’s Notebook. Many things were good, some were bad (some very, very bad) but all were interesting. Read […]

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Fairy Tail Cosplay Fires Up Katsucon!

Posted  March 5, 2015  by  E. Ortiz

Not only does Alex of Alex Valderana Photography take great pictures, he also a great interviewer! And today at Nerd Caliber, Alex interviews cosplayers Succubus Cosplay and Lady Kaylee Cosplay who are dressed as the cat-like Millianna and the tough Erza Scarlet with her Sea Empress armor, both characters from the popular Fairy Tail manga and anime. Filmed and shot at Katsucon […]

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