Nerd Caliber
Nerd Lifestyle Magazine

 
 

JokerYayawidescreen
Comic Books

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 […]

Full Story »

BD_NYCC_Adult_Swim
Interviews

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  

Full Story »

IMG_6312
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

NadyaWidescreen
Cosplay & Style

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.  

Full Story »

IMG_6179
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

IMG_6023
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

StellaChuu001
Con Reports

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 […]

Full Story »

IMG_3190
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

IMG_2977
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

IMG_2822
Articles

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.

Full Story »

Haruvamp and Dollicious cosplay
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

nycc-2014-friday
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

the-flash
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

IMG_5695
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

DSC_0802
Articles

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.

Full Story »

Monster-Manual-Cover-Art
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

korra-book4
Anime-Manga

‘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 […]

Full Story »

DSC_0311
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

IMG_2517
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

tarr-batgirl
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

IMG_0215
Anime-Manga

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, […]

Full Story »

IMG_1916
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

hidden-truth
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

IMG_135-spot
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

Courtesy WPTV
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

IMG_1211
Articles

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 […]

Full Story »

CD-Cover-Flat-banner
Articles

Book Review: The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato

Posted September 17, 2014 by nerdly

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 […]

Full Story »

harleybean001
Articles

Harley Attacks GraniteCon & More Cosplay Pics From Nate Buchman

Posted September 16, 2014 by Rodney Brown

We followed wonderful Harley Quinn cosplayer Harley Bean around Granite State Comic Con on Saturday, and captured her shenanigans on video! Check it out, and then enjoy the awesome pictures taken by Nate Buchman on Sunday. (OK, full disclosure, I missed posting his Sunday shots in the previous post of Nate’s great cosplay pics, which you can see […]

Full Story »

_MG_0044
Con & Events News

Granite State Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Nate Buchman!

Posted September 15, 2014 by Rodney Brown

This year we were incredibly lucky to have Nate Buchman do hall cosplay shots for us at Granite State Comic Con, while FirstPerson Shooter was set up in a room with a portable studio. Nate moves back and forth between the worlds of cosplay, fashion and theater photography, and his shots show it. Held as […]

Full Story »

DSC_0447
Articles

BronyCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery – KBV Photography!

Posted September 13, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The convention for all things My Little Pony, BronyCon, was held in August in Baltimore. Our own KBV Photography was there to capture all the magical friendship photos.

Full Story »

IMG_8835
Articles

Boston Comic Con 2014 Costume Contest Video!

Posted September 12, 2014 by Rodney Brown

I admit I have been lax about getting my photos from the 2014 Boston Comic Con Costume Contest posted (mainly due to lighting and color problems) but those same problems (and sound issues on top of it) didn’t stop Emmanuel from creating a 10+ minute video of the amazing cosplayers that entered. Check out the […]

Full Story »

jokerinvdesgencon
Comedy

Joker Versus The Cosplayers of Gen Con 2014

Posted September 10, 2014 by E. Ortiz

It’s our man with the makeup, the Joker, also known as the The Clown Prince of Cosplay, and he’s running amok with the cosplayers of Gen Con 2014. Will he succeed in bringing the yuks, or just the yucks?

Full Story »

IMG_0337
Articles

Sunday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 9, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at DragonCon, I shot as many pics as I did Saturday, maybe even more, but a lot of them will be in a couple of later galleries devoted to specific subject matter shoots. So the general hall shots didn’t add up to enough to split into two galleries, but there are still more than […]

Full Story »

skeletorbcc
Cosplay & Style

Skeletor Tickles All The Funny Bones at BOSTON COMIC CON 2014

Posted September 8, 2014 by E. Ortiz

In this video, our boneheaded man on the scene, Unemployed Skeletor, takes on all the cosplayers of the Boston Comic Con 2014.

Full Story »

IMG_0066
Articles

Saturday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 2 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 7, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The Saturday craziness continues from DragonCon 2014, with the second cosplay gallery from me, FirstPerson Shooter. I am not sure you can see the detail in the cog armor made and worn by the disabled veteran in the picture with Mark Hyrullian Cosplay as Thor, but it is amazing, and he even designed his own […]

Full Story »

IMG_0038
Articles

Saturday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 1 – FirstPersonShooter

Posted September 6, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Saturday was the craziest day at DragonCon 2014 and I have nearly 200 images from that day alone. So here is Part 1 of that gigantic pile of pics, with Part 2 coming tomorrow. Check out the amazing Thor by Mark Hyrullian Cosplay and Lady Sif by Kayla Ann Cosplay. And fans of both the Ghostbusters and […]

Full Story »

IMG_9886
Articles

Friday DragonCon Cosplay Gallery, Part 2 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 5, 2014 by Rodney Brown

I didn’t do as good a job of dividing Friday’s pics up as evenly as I thought, so here is a nice short gallery of the rest of Friday at DragonCon 2014. Once you have a look through these shots, check out Bentpic5‘s galleries from Thursday and Friday, as well as Saturday and Sunday, and also […]

Full Story »

marriageproposal
Con & Events News

Cosplay Marriage Proposal at GEN CON 2014

Posted September 5, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Tired of all the DragonCon posts? Here is something from a few weeks ago that is a refreshing and fun break that will make you smile. Congratulations to Nick and Carolyn who are here in the video cosplaying Catwoman and Riddler. At Gen Con 2014, I was invited by The Clown Prince of Cosplay and Nick to […]

Full Story »

DSC_0651
Articles

DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5 – Sunday

Posted September 4, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Sunday saw no slowdown in the waves of people swarming over the host hotels at DragonCon. Many of the large group cosplay shoots happened on Sunday, and Bentpic5 was lucky enough to get some shots at the bathing suit cosplay group photo shoot held at the pool at the Sheraton as well as all over […]

Full Story »

Marriott Atrium level from above, photo by Bentpic5.
Articles

DragonCon Is Too Damn Big

Posted September 3, 2014 by Rodney Brown

That headline isn’t an inflammatory statement – OK, not just an inflammatory statement. It is the considered opinion of many DragonCon 2014 attendees I talked to, with longer attendance track records than I have, at a whopping two years. Facebook, Twitter and other social media was loaded on Monday and Tuesday with people talking about […]

Full Story »

DSC_0148
Articles

DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5 – Saturday

Posted September 2, 2014 by Rodney Brown

By Saturday evening at DragonCon, the atrium level of the central hotel, the Marriott, was quite literally wall to wall people partying. While that made it more difficult to get pictures of the increasingly creative and often bizarre cosplays, it also meant there were a lot more of them. To get a real sense of what […]

Full Story »

IMG_9823
Articles

Friday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Part 1 – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted September 1, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The sheer amount of crazy good cosplayers walking around the four hotels of DragonCon on Friday makes it necessary to divide the gallery of shots I took into two parts, just to keep down the load time for you all. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are Gina B Cosplay, Miggy Jagger, Lindsey the Pirate and […]

Full Story »

IMG_9623
Articles

Thursday DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery – FirstPerson Shooter

Posted August 31, 2014 by Rodney Brown

OK, it is weird talking about myself in the third person, but what can you do? Here is the gallery of cosplay pictures FirstPerson Shooter (me) took Thursday evening at DragonCon 2014. In case it looks like an abundance of bunnies and underwear, Thursday night at the Pulse Loft bar in the Marriott was a lingerie/pajama […]

Full Story »

DSC_0004
Articles

DragonCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Bentpic5 — Friday

Posted August 30, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Friday at DragonCon 2014 was even more crowded than anticipated, easily outdoing the number of people squeezed into the atrium level of the Marriott than managed to squeeze in last year. That didn’t stop Bentpic5 from shooting there, or all over the four con hotels, on Friday. Check out his great photos of amazing cosplayers […]

Full Story »

DSC_0072
Articles

DragonCon 2014 Gallery By Bentpic5 – Thursday

Posted August 29, 2014 by Rodney Brown

While DragonCon didn’t officially start until 12:01 a.m. Friday, on Thursday the three main host hotels were already packed with attendees, many of them already in costumes and cosplay. This year we are lucky enough to have Bentpic5 on the scene, giving us daily deliveries of his outstanding pictures. Below is his gallery from Thursday. As the weekend […]

Full Story »

otakon-2014-banner
Anime-Manga

Epic Kill La Kill Cosplay by Sarah Fong and C&C Cosplay Factory

Posted August 27, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Want to see some epic Kill La Kill cosplay? Of course you do! We interviewed C&C Cosplay Factory and Sarah Fong about their awesome Satsuki and Ryuko cosplay at Otakon 2014. And check out some great photos below! Interviewer: Lauren Grant Cameraman: Adam Etheridge  

Full Story »

secret-wars1
Articles

How Many Heroes Might Be In Cap 3? Think ‘Secret Wars’

Posted August 25, 2014 by Rodney Brown

According to an article on the site CinemaBlend, the two writers and directors of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Joe and Anthony Russo, told their interviewer that they are hoping to load up Captain America 3 with piles of Marvel Heroes — way more than even the upcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, if the comic series […]

Full Story »

Ganondorf-banner
Cosplay & Style

Ely Renae is Ganondof at Otakon 2014!

Posted August 25, 2014 by E. Ortiz

At Otakon 2014, we took a few moments to talk to cosplayer Ely Renae about her awesome genderbent Ganondorf cosplay from the popular Legend of Zelda series. If you want to see more of her cosplays, you can find them on her Facebook page here! Interview conducted by Lauren Grant. Photos and video by Adam Etheridge.  

Full Story »

Sword-Art-Online
Anime-Manga

SAO Newbie’s Impressions Put Characterization Up Front

Posted August 24, 2014 by Lauren Grant

Who doesn’t remember the days of World of Warcraft — OK, actually they’re still here, but who really plays that anymore? — Or Habbo Hotel? I certainly remember getting on AIM instant messenger and telling my friends to meet me in the main hall of said games and exploring for hours on end. And when […]

Full Story »

IMG_5652
Con & Events News

Otakon 2014 Cosplay Gallery — Saturday!

Posted August 22, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Saturday at Otakon this year our photographer Adam Etheridge nabbed a whole passel of pictures of great cosplays, including a number of outstanding groups. He even managed to sneak in a shot of the ice cold water guy! Among the many cosplayers Adam got photos of is Maki Roll, in her amazing Ryuko in Senketsu armor […]

Full Story »