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Super MegaFest Saturday Cosplay Gallery – Part 2

Posted November 25, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Here we have the second half of the shots of cosplayers from this past weekend’s Super MegaFest, held at the Sheraton in Framingham, Mass. Among the awesome cosplayers in this group of shits are well-known ones such as Gina B Cosplay, BelleChere, HaruVamp, and Leeleethebunny Cosplay and Mhysa Cosplay as the DeeDee Twins. Once again, with more […]

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Super MegaFest Saturday Cosplay Gallery – Part 1

Posted November 24, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Super MegaFest is a comics and pop culture convention held in Framingham, Mass., at the Sheraton hotel. While it is not among the largest of conventions, it strains the capacity of the hotel and its convention facilities to the limit, as Super MegaFest often draws some of the biggest names in the business. That means […]

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Alana Leilani is Lady Rainicorn! Adventure Time Cosplay at the NYCC 2014

Posted November 21, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our boneheaded interviewer Unemployed Skeletor interviews Alana Leilani at New York Comic Con 2014 about her amazing Lady Rainicorn cosplay from the hit cartoon Adventure Time. In addition to talking about her costume, Alana and Skeletor discuss how to improve the Javits Center. After the video, check out the photos below taken by Cantera Image.  

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It’s Confirmed, S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Blue Corpse Is A [SPOILER]

Posted November 19, 2014 by Rodney Brown

In an interview in TV Guide published today Jeffrey Bell, executive producer on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., dropped the bomb in advance of the in-show reveal scheduled for two weeks from last night about the nature of the blue-skinned corpse Agent (now Director) Phil Coulson found in a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. research facility called the Guest […]

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Troy Baker! DC Animated and Video Game Voice Actor Interview at NYCC 2014

Posted November 18, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our Joker, the Clown Prince of Cosplay, interviews voice actor Troy Baker at New York Comic Con 2014 about being Batman in Lego Batman 3 and voicing the Joker in the animated movie Batman: Assault on Arkham, in the same year, 2014. Not limiting himself to the DC universe, Baker is also the voice of Hawkeye in […]

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Crazy MCU Theory No. 37: About Those Infinity Stones

Posted November 17, 2014 by Rodney Brown

I was looking at a cool Tumblr post earlier when this crazy idea about what the Marvel Cinematic Universe — and the Marvel Comics world as well — might be up to sprang into my mind nearly fully formed: What if there are no “natural” mutations, and that every power, whether a natural mutation, an […]

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Red Sonja’s Gail Simone At New York Comic Con 2014

Posted November 15, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our Joker cosplayer, the Clown Prince of Cosplay, interviews Red Sonja writer Gail Simone about the character and, of course, the Joker, at New York Comic Con 2014. Simone is also known as the long-time writer of Batgirl, and new returning writer of the soon to be relaunched Secret Six. She also started the entire movement […]

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TMNT! Interview with Donatello Voice Actor Rob Paulsen

Posted November 13, 2014 by E. Ortiz

At New York Comic Con in October, our skull-headed man on the mic, Unemployed Skeletor, interviewed voice actor Rob Paulsen about the legacy and current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on Nickelodeon. You may also know Rob for his work as Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, and Yakko Warner from Animaniacs.

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Indie Spotlight: Magicite Is Multiplayer RPG Magic

Posted November 12, 2014 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we take a look at a great contender for my favorite title of 2014 — Magicite! Released in June 2014 via Steam Greenlight, Magicite is a Roguelike RPG platformer with a retro/pixelated graphical style that sends you deep underground in hopes of stopping what is known as “The Scourge” from destroying […]

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Rhode Island Comic Con 2014 Sunday Cosplay Gallery!

Posted November 11, 2014 by Rodney Brown

On the second day of Rhode Island Comic Con I didn’t have my studio setup, so I was lucky enough to spend most of the day with The Batsy Twins at their classic 1966 Batcycle display, grabbing cosplayers as they walked by. This gallery is bigger than either of the two from Saturday by a couple dozen […]

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Part 2 of Saturday’s RICC 2014 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted November 10, 2014 by Rodney Brown

As I said yesterday in Part 1, at Rhode Island Comic Con I was allowed to once again set up a portable studio to shoot photos of the cosplayers being judged for the Cosplay Contest, and any others I could grab and haul in to the room. As was the case the last time I did this, at Granite […]

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RICC 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday – Part 1!

Posted November 9, 2014 by Rodney Brown

At Rhode Island Comic Con I was allowed to once again set up a portable studio to shoot photos of the cosplayers being judged for the Cosplay Contest, and any others I could grab and haul in to the room. As was the case the last time I did this, at Granite State Comic Con in […]

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Sarah Skittles is Supergirl! ‘Girl of Steel’ Cosplay at NYCC 2014

Posted November 8, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our man on the mic with the see-through skin, Unemployed Skeletor, interviews cosplayer and model Sarah Skittles at New York Comic Con 2014, while she cosplays as Supergirl, in a version inspired by the design of Superman’s outfit in the movie Man of Steel. After the video, check out the photos by Cantera Cosplay.

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RICC 2014 Review – ‘Go Big or Go Home’ Isn’t a Management Strategy

Posted November 6, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Rhode Island Comic Con held its third annual event this past weekend, and, unless you weren’t paying attention at all, you have seen the reports of how dysfunctional the crowd management was. But not everything was horrible at RICC 2014, and the drastic overcrowding was actually a boon to some. With that in mind, below […]

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Rhode Island Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Contest – Video and Pics!

Posted November 5, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Whatever else might have gone wrong at Rhode Island Comic Con this year, the cosplay contest was an unqualified hit. Featuring a large number of astounding cosplayers, a huge audience, and the MC with the most mouth, Boston’s Deadpool, the cosplay contest went off without much of a hitch (not counting some truly outstanding cosplayers […]

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AAC 2014 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted November 4, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Another Anime Convention (generally called AAC) was held in mid-October in Manchester, NH, and while anime cosplay was not the only thing to be found, it dominated. For every fem Shepard or Harley Quinn there was a handful of Mikasas — or even more Corporal Levis. The number of shots combined over the two days doesn’t quite […]

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Interview with Brandon Auman – Head Writer for Nickelodeon’s TMNT!

Posted November 3, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Brandon Auman is the story editor and top writer for the latest incarnation of the ooze-transformed reptiles, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Our skin-challenged interviewer, Unemployed Skeletor, talked to Auman at New York Comic Con about the show, his animation writing history (which includes stints writing for Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and The […]

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Rhode Island Comic Con 2014: Third Time NOT A Charm

Posted November 1, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The first day of Rhode Island Comic Con this year was colder than it has been since last May and rainy, and none of that stopped record crowds from showing up — and in the case of many hundreds, not being able to get in. By early afternoon, reports had it that the dealer’s room […]

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Let The Carol Danvers Casting Rumors Commence!

Posted October 30, 2014 by Rodney Brown

With the news from Marvel Studios that Captain Marvel will be getting her own movie, set to open on July 6, 2018, speculation has reached a fever pitch over who should play her. The site Slash Film has a list of their top 10 candidates to be Carol Danvers. That made me decide to repurpose […]

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With Arms Wide Open – In Terror! A Review of ‘The Creed’

Posted October 28, 2014 by Ashley Rogers

I have one question for your Hollywood horror movies… Can they show you HORROR?! To a place you’re blinded with fear?! Can they show you Horror?! To a place you’ll wet your sheets?! It is with these questions that we present to you The Creed, a twenty minute short film about a woman who mysteriously […]

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Cara Nicole is Power Girl! AZPowergirl Interview at NYCC 2014

Posted October 27, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our Joker cosplayer, the Crown Prince of Cosplay, interviewed AZ Powergirl, aka Cara Nicole at New York Comic Con 2014. They talked about the struggles of being gorgeous, costume making and then he challenged her to an epic thumb war! Below the video, check out the photos by Cantera Image.  

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New York Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery By Cantera Image!

Posted October 26, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Check out Cantera Image‘s cosplay gallery from his time at the New York Comic Con 2014. There are more than 100 images in the gallery, so give it time to load, and enjoy! After you have looked over these pictures, check out Adam Etheridge‘s Friday gallery, Saturday gallery and Sunday gallery, and then the Friday gallery, Saturday, Part 1 and Part 2 and Sunday galleries from […]

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South Park’s ‘The Cissy,’ From a Trans Comedian’s Perspective

Posted October 24, 2014 by Ashley Rogers

America is finally paying attention to transgender rights. How do we know this? One might say that it’s because people like actress Laverne Cox have been featured in such high profile publications as the cover of Time Magazine, or because a number of cities, counties, and states have successfully implemented laws to ensure trans individuals […]

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Gillykins is Catwoman at New York Comic Con 2014

Posted October 23, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our Joker cosplayer, the Crown Prince of Cosplay, continues his harassment … er,  interviews of cosplayers at New York Comic Con 2014. The latest is Gillykins, who talks about her killer Catwoman cosplay, NYCC versus San Diego Comic Con, and her favorite Batman: The Animated Series characters. Once you’ve watched the video, check out the photos of Gillykins taken […]

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Joker Yuks it up with Yaya Han at NYCC 2014

Posted October 22, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Yaya Han has a new comic book and our Joker, the Crown Prince of Cosplay,  was there at New York Comic Con to talk to her about the first issue as well as her newest Assassin’s Creed cosplay! Check out her comic book at the Lion Forge Comics website. After the video, check out the photos […]

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BLACK DYNAMITE! Interview with Michael Jai White and more at NYCC 2014

Posted October 21, 2014 by E. Ortiz

The second season of Black Dynamite premiered October 18! At New York Comic Con, He-Man nemesis Unemployed Skeletor interviewed the cast of the hit Adult Swim series Black Dynamite, including Black Dynamite himself Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley. Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley Executive Producer Carl Jones  

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Sunday NYCC 2014 Cosplay Gallery from Adam Etheridge!

Posted October 20, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Sunday  at New York Comic Con our man Adam Etheridge captured plenty of images of the amazing cosplayers who still dressed up on the last day of the con. Among the known cosplayers in this gallery are Nadyasonika, Stella Chuu, Vera Baby, Lindsay Elyse and Vampy Bit Me. After you have looked over these pictures, check out Adam’s Friday gallery and Saturday gallery, and then the Friday gallery, Saturday, Part 1 and Part 2 and Sunday galleries […]

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Nadyasonika’s Chun Li Kickin’ it With Joker at NYCC 2014

Posted October 19, 2014 by E. Ortiz

The Clown Prince of Cosplay, our very own Joker cosplayer, challenges Mexican cosplay star Nadyasonika to a contest at New York Comic Con 2014. Who will win? And what violent sport does Nadyasonika reveal was in her past? After the video, check out the photos of Nadyasonika by Adam Etheridge.  

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Saturday NYCC 2014 Cosplay Gallery from Adam Etheridge!

Posted October 17, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Saturday, between us having him do other projects and his own shoots, Adam Etheridge took fewer shots at New York Comic Con than he did on Friday. But still he brought us a gallery of 40+ pictures, featuring cosplayers such as Yaya Han, Nadyasonika, Stella Chuu, Envy Us Deviant, Vera Baby, Soni Aralynn, Micro Kitty Cosplay, and Cara Nicole. After you […]

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Friday NYCC 2014 Cosplay Gallery from Adam Etheridge!

Posted October 16, 2014 by Rodney Brown

We start our second set of galleries from the recent New York Comic Con (officially now the country’s largest, having surpassed the attendance of San Diego Comic Con by about 20,000) with the photos taken on Friday by  Adam Etheridge. Among the nearly 100 cosplayers in Adam’s first NYCC gallery are Zombie Bit Me, Vera Baby, Stella […]

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Joker Jaws With Stella Chuu at New York Comic Con 2014!

Posted October 15, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our Joker cosplayer interviews Stella Chuu about her awesome cosplay of Nisha the Lawbringer from Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel at New York Comic Con 2014. Stella talks about her love of the Borderlands games, how she made the costume in a very short amount of time, and how much she enjoys NYCC, in no small part […]

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NYCC 2014 Cosplay Gallery By FirstPerson Shooter – Sunday

Posted October 14, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at New York Comic Con 2014 was nearly as busy as Saturday and seemingly more crowded than Friday. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Micro Kitty Cosplay as Clara Oswald, Stella Chuu and Olivia Chiu as the Jawbreakers from the new Batgirl series, Miss Gidget as evil Ryu, and Liana Richardson Cosplay as armored Ariel. Also in […]

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NYCC 2014 Cosplay Gallery By FirstPerson Shooter – Saturday, Part 2

Posted October 13, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The second Saturday gallery from New York Comic Con 2014 has both some well known cosplayers and some of my personal favorites of the weekend. Among the cosplayers are KO Cosplay and Byndo Gehk as half-sisters Scarlet Witch and Polaris, Bindi Smalls as the ever-popular Cammy White, and Bethany Maddock as the new Batgirl, designed by Cameron Stewart and Bethany’s […]

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NYCC 2014 Cosplay Gallery By FirstPerson Shooter – Saturday, Part 1

Posted October 12, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Saturday at New York Comic Con was every bit as busy and crowded as expected, and that means that, even with interviews and panels in between, I still managed to shoot more than 180 images. So I have to break the shots into two galleries from Saturday, and here are the first 90+ pictures for you to enjoy.

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NYCC 2014 Cosplay Gallery By FirstPerson Shooter – Friday

Posted October 11, 2014 by Rodney Brown

While DragonCon in Atlanta is probably the East Coast’s premier cosplay convention, New York Comic Con has to be pretty close in terms of numbers when you consider how much larger the overall attendance is (officially DragonCon was 62,000 this year and NYCC was approximately 140,000 last year). We are lucky to have five talented photographers […]

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New York Comic Con 2014 Reporter’s Notebook – Friday

Posted October 10, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The East Coast’s biggest comic book and nerd media convention, New York Comic Con, is going on this weekend, and below are some of my observations from my first day. If you weren’t able to make it to the con this year, I hope this will help you get a sense of what it was […]

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Do ‘Gotham’ And ‘Flash’ Continue DC’s TV Domination?

Posted October 8, 2014 by Rodney Brown

This new fall TV season has seen the premiere of two shows based on DC comics franchises. How good are they? Let’s take a look. First on the air was Gotham, which is arguably the most ambitious of the two. OK, sure, The Flash, which just had its premiere this week, has the ambitious goal […]

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Retro Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Adam Etheridge

Posted October 6, 2014 by Rodney Brown

We sent photographer Adam Etheridge to Retro Con 2014, held in Oaks, Penn., the last weekend in September. He sent us back this cosplay gallery with nearly 100 images of some incredible cosplays. Notable cosplayers include Echo Endless, Real life Peter Griffin, Eric “The Smoke” Moran, and Nerd Caliber’s own Kevin Conn as Unemployed Skeletor. Also pictured are […]

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Part 2, AWA Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5

Posted October 3, 2014 by Rodney Brown

I know that I promised that the second part of the cosplay shots from AWA would be posted on Wednesday, but other content came in that was time sensitive. So, without further delay, here are the rest of the Anime Weekend Atlanta photos from Bentpic5. You can see the first gallery from AWA 2014 here.

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D&D’s New Monster Manual Is Pricey, But Still A Good Deal

Posted October 2, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Every good Dungeon Master looks for new ways to brutally murder challenge their players, and nothing makes players roll a one on courage like when they face a great monster in battle. Dungeons & Dragons is now starting its Fifth Edition (also known as D&D Next), and with the new Player’s Handbook and Starter Set, we’ve had […]

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‘Korra’ May Have Been Too Mature For Nickelodeon

Posted October 1, 2014 by Lauren Grant

With the fourth season of Nickelodeon’s The Legend of Korra airing this week, many fans are still wondering why the very popular show is only being shown on the Internet yet again. About midway through the third season, Nickelodeon pulled Korra’s time slot, stating that due to low ratings it would now be showing only online. While […]

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AWA 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5 – Part 1

Posted September 30, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Last weekend was the four-day event Anime Weekend Atlanta, more commonly know as AWA. Our man in Georgia, Bentpic5, attended and sent us enough photos of amazing cosplayers that we have to split them up into two galleries. Part 2 will run tomorrow, but in the meantime enjoy these 75+ images of the talented cosplayers […]

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Game of Thrones Hits The Ren Faire!

Posted September 28, 2014 by Rodney Brown

In Southeastern Massachusetts there is one of the longest-running free-standing renaissance faires in the Northeast, King Richard’s Faire. Running from beginning of September through Columbus Day weekend each year, this year it held the second annual Game of Thrones Cosplay Contest and Trivia Contest on Saturday, Sept. 27. The two challenges are sponsored by and […]

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Babs Tarr Talks With Us About Batgirl!

Posted September 25, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Last month I had the chance to sit down with new Batgirl artist Babs Tarr, and talk about her first foray into the world of comic books. In case you missed it, Batgirl has a whole new creative team, including writers Cameron Stewart and Brenden Fletcher, and artists Stewart and Tarr. The new direction for the […]

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Queen’s Blade Attacks DragonCon!

Posted September 24, 2014 by Rodney Brown

At this year’s DragonCon, a handful of amazingly talented cosplayers got together as various characters from the quite racy action anime Queen’s Blade. The costumes were daring, but also spot on accurate and well crafted. I was lucky enough to glom on to the shoot (thanks Benn Robbins!) The lineup was: Abby Dark-Star as Claudette, […]

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GraniteCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 23, 2014 by Rodney Brown

There were fewer cosplayers on Sunday at  Granite State Comic Con than on Saturday, but it was the day of the Children’s Costume Contest, so here we have some great youngsters in awesome costumes. And weird moment of the day — Chewbacca and Princess Leia were not cosplaying together, then just both happened to walk into the […]

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Cosplay Isn’t Killing Comic Cons, But What Is Changing Them Is…

Posted September 22, 2014 by Nerd Caliber Staff

Recently Bleeding Cool published an article by Denise Dorman, wife of famed illustrator Dave Dorman, called “Is Cosplay Killing Comic Con?” You can read the article in its original location, but spoilers, it’s just an opinion piece with no facts to back it up, just personal observations. The issue is not whether cosplayers are destroying conventions […]

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GraniteCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 2 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 22, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Sorry for the long delay since posting the first half of Saturday’s cosplay gallery from the recent Granite State Comic Con held in Manchester, NH. But I had to make a sudden relocation to a hotel after repairs to my bathroom plumbing (not done by me, to be clear) resulted in broken pipes and a need for […]

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Cosplay Isn’t The Issue Regarding Utah Man Shot for Fake Samurai Sword

Posted September 19, 2014 by Ashley Rogers

Darrien Hunt, a Saratoga Springs, Utah, man, left his house and was shot in the back multiple times, it was recently revealed, by police. Police were initially called because a man was walking around with a “samurai-type sword.” Officers, after entirely too long (three days), made a statement saying that Hunt brandished the sword and […]

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GraniteCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 1 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 18, 2014 by Rodney Brown

At Granite State Comic Con, while we had the amazing Nate Buchman roaming the halls taking cosplay photos, I was lucky enough to be given space in the Costume Contest pre-judging room to set up a mini portable studio. While I love doing hall shots myself, having complete control over the lighting is a big boon […]

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