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Like Night and Day: A Week 1 Review of ‘The Nightly Show’

Posted  January 28, 2015  by  Ashley Rogers

At the time of writing this there have been four episodes of The Nightly Show available for viewing on Hulu or through the Comedy Central website. Larry Wilmore knew the size of the shoes he had to fill and how many eyes would be upon him when taking over the time slot that had been held for […]

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Arisia 2015 Cosplay Gallery From Our Newest Photographer!

Posted  January 26, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

At Arisia we got a chance to work with contributors we haven’t seen in months (welcome back Grace!, and you rock Luis!), but we also started working with a new photographer based here in New England, John Green. He has been shooting cosplay at conventions for a couple of years now and he has a […]

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Elemental Evil: The Newest Storyline For Dungeons and Dragons!

Posted  January 23, 2015  by  E. Ortiz

Of the many Dungeons and Dragons modules I played so many years ago, The Temple of Elemental Evil was the most memorable. I’m not going to spoil it for those who have never heard of or played it before, but it’s a huge dungeon crawl. It’s a campaign I played for months but never grew […]

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The Real Impact of Cosplayers Charging For Shoots

Posted  January 22, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The latest mostly pointless controversy to hit the online cosplay community is about cosplayers charging to have their pictures taken. Not surprisingly, this is a polarizing issue, with people expounding how it is only fair since photographers sometimes charge for photoshoots, and others saying it is foolish for a hobbyist to charge people to enjoy […]

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Arisia 2015 Sunday Cosplay Gallery!

Posted  January 21, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

The third day of the four-day science fiction and fantasy convention Arisia featured fewer cosplayers than Saturday — at least wandering the lobby of the Westin Waterfront. In fact, there may have been more overall than Saturday, but many of them were involved in prepping for the Masquerade. Alas, I didn’t go to the Masquerade […]

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Arisia 2015 Saturday Cosplay Gallery!

Posted  January 20, 2015  by  Rodney Brown

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 […]

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Sex Sells: How Cosplay Could Die

Posted  March 28, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

On February 28th, Yaya Han wrote a post on her Facebook account that read: “Maybe if I made a FB page about my boobs some of you can separate the kind of comments you post here. I appreciate you all being here but sometimes I think some of you forget I am a human being […]

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Special Warning: Your Cosplay Facebook Account May Already Be Gone.

Posted  August 21, 2012  by  Shauna Leva

Suddenly and without warning, cosplayer facebook pages are disappearing! It seems as though anyone with the word ‘cosplay’ in their Facebook username has had their accounts deleted without explanation. Some theories hitting the news feed now are that facebook wants to concentrate cosplayer activities to fan pages only, but only time will tell. As of this […]

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The Pursuit of Cosplay Fame

Posted  March 18, 2013  by  Chaka Cumberbatch

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling down my Twitter timeline when I stumbled upon what appeared to be a landmine of tweets regarding the finalists chosen for the Less Than Three professional gaming and cosplay group. The tweets fell into two categories – of the congratulatory and celebratory variety, and of the…well…not so celebratory […]

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Why The Hate? A Look At Homestuck Fandom

Posted  November 13, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

At Another Anime Convention 2012, I took the opportunity to interview Homestuck cosplayers about why they love their fandom. The reason why I did this is because I’ve been hearing grumbling from some cosplayers of how they can’t stand Homestuck fans. One, for example, shared on Facebook how he found Homestuck cosplayers “revolting.” I think […]

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The Face of Cosplay: Racism & Cosplayers of Color

Posted  February 28, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

It must have been almost ten years ago when I was first introduced to the cosplay community by photographer extraordinaire Anna Fischer and since then I’ve been documenting cosplay culture through other websites and now with Nerd Caliber. In the beginning, once in a while, I would catch an odd remark made by a cosplayer […]

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Creepers To Avoid At Comic-Con (And Elsewhere)

Posted  July 11, 2013  by  E. Ortiz

San Diego Comic Con is the biggest convention in the US, and I always look forward to seeing what amazing cosplays and cosplayers will be showcased there, either in photos or in video form. And most of those videos I see online tend to fall into two categories; either the cosplays are showcased to show […]

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The Friend Zone Dilemma: Women Bashing and Reality Checks

Posted  May 15, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Friendzone Fiona is a well-known meme that started in 2011 that poked fun at a situation that most of the socially awkward have experienced at one time in their young lives: the dilemma of being in love with someone who only sees you as a friend, or worse, like a brother. Know Your Meme describes […]

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Cosplay Activism Fatigue

Posted  April 30, 2013  by  Chaka Cumberbatch

If you opened this post thinking you were in for yet another diatribe about issues in the cosplay community, then tie yourself down to whatever chair you’re sitting in – because this is the remix. If you’re even a semi-active cosplayer with a social media presence, you’d have to be living under a rock to […]

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Is Being A Gamer A Liability? The Maine Republican Party Wants You To Think So!

Posted  October 5, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

I really hope the Maine Republican Party doesn’t find out about my history of playing Monopoly. They might think I enjoy putting people out of business. Whether we are Democrats, Republicans or Independents, we all know that it is very important that we elect good politicians that take issues head-on in a serious manner. Colleen […]

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New York Comic Con 2012 – Friday Cosplay Gallery (Part One)

Posted  October 15, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Our first collection of cosplay pictures from the New York Comic-Con 2012 is up! These are Friday’s pictures taken by photographer Rodney Brown. Stay tuned for more videos and photos of what we saw at NYCC 2012!

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An Open Letter to Tony “Effing” Harris: Cosplay Misconceptions and Misogyny

Posted  November 14, 2012  by  Ashley Rogers

Mr. Harris, I will come right out and say it. I have an “effing” problem with what you have to say. You don’t know me and I only have a cursory knowledge of your work but much like you, I don’t give a crap and I’m gonna say it anyway. You might not be a misogynist  […]

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Talking Plus-Size Cosplay with Lady Ari

Posted  June 25, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

Features about health are very important to Nerd Caliber and we try every once in a while to publish an article that we hope to enlighten you to the benefits of exercise and eating right. However, whether you are underweight, overweight and any weight in between you are still wonderful. If you are plus-sized or […]

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Christopher Nolan’s Next Movie: Metal Gear Solid

Posted  June 12, 2012  by  David Palmacci

This is a heavy plea, the title was a trap to get your attention and it worked! Why though would I trick you? First, you should always expect deception and traps from me, but why Christopher Nolan and why Metal Gear Solid? Well maybe it’s the same reason why Joss Whedon had to direct the […]

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Anime Festival Orlando 2012 Cosplay Gallery

Posted  October 7, 2012  by  Kenneth Davis

Anime Festival Orlando 2012 had a lot of great cosplays and Ken AD Photography was there to capture some amazing pictures at one of Florida’s best conventions. Come back  to Nerd Caliber everyday this week as we celebrate Ken AD’s work at AFO with a feature showcasing a particular cosplay!

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Do You Judge A Gamer By Their Picture?

Posted  December 14, 2012  by  E. Ortiz

If you browse through Tumblr, Facebook and meme-themed websites like 9GAG, most likely you will have come across this image: This image has set off a huge reaction all across the web. There have been jokes such as this one below: What has been the most interesting is the different comments that appear on Facebook […]

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