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Yaya Han is Super Sonico at Otakon 2014

Posted August 21, 2014 by E. Ortiz

How do you forget the long line problems that plagued Otakon 2014? Chat with Yaya Han! Interviewer Lauren Grant talked to cosplay superstar Yaya Han about Super Sonico, cosplay as fun, mastering Google Fu other fun topics. And check out the photos by Adam Etheridge and AshB Images!    

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Oh, Baby, ‘Ms. Marvel’ No. 7 Pushes One Of My Buttons

Posted August 20, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Last issue, series launch artist Adrian Alphona was replaced by Jake Wyatt, who did an estimable job on Ms. Marvel #6. This issue he committed what is a cardinal art sin in my mind — resorting to turning a character into a chibi version to express an extreme reaction. First, let me say I understand […]

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Boston Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery — Sunday!

Posted August 20, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Sunday at Boston Comic Con might have had as many cosplayers on site as Saturday did, but most of them seemed to be headed right to the Cosplay Contest pre-judging, so the number of random floor shots is smaller. But still there was an impressive display of cosplayers and costumes wandering the show floor. Among the […]

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Teen Titans Assemble At Boston Comic Con 2014

Posted August 19, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Cyborg and Beast Boy drag Raven all over Boston Comic Con 2014. Can even Raven save them from their mischief? Or will the eternally grumpy Raven leave them to their fates?   Filmed at the Boston Comic Con 2014 Beast Boy is Brian W. Raven is Tatiana A. Cyborg is Kurt B.  

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Otakon 2014 Cosplay Gallery: Friday!

Posted August 18, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Despite an initial problem that frustrated many attendees looking to do an early pickup of their badges, Otakon 2014 was by all accounts a success, and as usual featured many outstanding cosplayers and costumes. We had Adam Etheridge on the scene at the Baltimore Convention Center, and he supplied us with these excellent images.

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Catwoman Takes Over 2nd Season of ‘Nightwing: Escalation’

Posted August 15, 2014 by Rodney Brown

One of our contributing photographers, Alex Valderana, is also the man behind the webseries Nightwing: Escalation, and it has just launched its second season, this year with a new, more feline, lead. In addition to being writer, producer and director, Alex plays Agent Brooks. Check out what he has to say about it below. “Hey Nightwingers […]

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Boston Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery – Saturday

Posted August 14, 2014 by Rodney Brown

For a second year in a row, Boston Comic Con was held at the Seaport World Trade Center in South Boston. While I have no official numbers yet, it seemed clear that the con set a record, not only for total attendance (after all, it was three days long for the first time) but likely also for single day […]

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Spotlight Gallery: Jaycee Cosplay as Ampharos

Posted August 13, 2014 by Rodney Brown

If you are going to do a gijinka (humanized or anthropomorphic for those not up on Japanese cosplay terms) version of Ampharos from Pokemon, doing it in the style of the movie Burlesque is a great choice. That is what Jess from Jaycee Cosplay did at ConnectiCon in July, and our photo editor, Kiera from […]

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Otakon 2014: What You Should Never Say To A Cosplayer

Posted August 12, 2014 by E. Ortiz

At Otakon 2014, we interviewed many cosplayers about this question: “What is something you should never say to a cosplayer?” The answers are as varied and interesting as the cosplayers themselves, but one general trend seems to emerge throughout — don’t say something judgmental. Check out the answers in the video below, from the funny (the […]

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Boston Comic Con 2014 Reporter’s Notebook

Posted August 11, 2014 by Rodney Brown

OK, I have said before that the Reporter’s Notebook style article should happen during an event, but, hey, I was tired. That said, below are my impressions of this year’s Boston Comic Con, it’s second at the Seaport World Trade Center in South Boston. Line management and volunteer workforce size has improved, but both still need […]

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Otakon Line Snafu Enrages Attendees (Update 2)

Posted August 8, 2014 by Rodney Brown

One the bright side, at least no one has been offered time in the ball pit. Last night hundreds of people, possibly more than one thousand, waited in line for three hours or more to pick up their pre-registration badges at Otakon, and the vast majority of them left empty-handed. While that would be enough […]

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Five Animes You Should Binge Watch This Summer

Posted August 7, 2014 by Ashley Rogers

At this point in the summer we are in the thick of Summer Anime Season. As a general note pilots can be rough. While they give an idea of what the series will become the show can radically change once the show gets its bearings. With that in mind and since most anime are currently […]

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Eternal Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted August 6, 2014 by Rodney Brown

In late June, the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City on Long Island played host to Eternal Con, a two-day convention for comic book enthusiasts and pop culture fans alike. Among the guests were comic book movie veteran Ray Park, Colossus from the X-Men movies Daniel Cudmore and wrestler Mick Foley. Our own photo editor Kiera […]

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Preview Is Most Impressive

Posted August 5, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The new Disney XD TV series Star Wars Rebels won’t premier until October, but producers of the new animated series Lucasfilm Animation and Disney Television Animation have released a 7:40 clip of the opening episode. And it is exciting, familiar and does an excellent job of getting you involved in the characters and their situation right […]

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‘Guardians’: Fun, Just A Few Flaws

Posted August 1, 2014 by Rodney Brown

If Farscape and Star Wars had a baby, and it grew up to be a stand-up comedian, it would be Guardians of the Galaxy. That is high praise, by the way not a dig. Guardians takes the best crazy alien design and super advanced tech ideas of Farscape and blends them with the awesome action […]

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Dick Smith, Make-Up Master, Dies at 92

Posted July 31, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Cosplayers, science fiction and horror fans, and just fans of movies in general, a legend has passed on today. Dick Smith, who many of you may not know, died today, according to Variety.com and his protege and longtime friend Rick Baker. If you have been inspired by movie make up to get into cosplay or […]

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‘DBZ: Battle of Gods’ More Like Stories of Morons

Posted July 30, 2014 by Lauren Grant

After growing up in a household with a big Dragon Ball Z fan (my older brother) and being the butt of his many random Kamehameha attacks I felt compelled to watch the new Dragon Ball Z film, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods. And because the Dragon Ball series played a roll, or shall I […]

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Assassin’s Creed Unity: All For One And One For All

Posted July 29, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Nothing is true, everything is permitted. It’s that time of the year again where we can take to the rooftops, use our Eagle Vision, traverse the rooftops, and air assassinate Templars. Assassin’s Creed Unity is on its way to consoles this Fall, with a lot of changes coming our way from previous games. The new […]

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Best For Last? Post-SDCC 2014 Videos From “The Hobbit” & “Sin City”

Posted July 28, 2014 by Rodney Brown

While there were some outstanding video teasers and trailers shown during the recent Comic Con International: San Diego, it seems like the most exciting ones have been held until the day after the con closed. First up is the shorter of the two, the new trailer for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. […]

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More Videos from SDCC 2014

Posted July 27, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Yesterday we posted a block of videos first displayed at Comic Con International: San Diego, and today we have a few more. The most exciting for me is the look at season 3 of Arrow, but that is because I know how good this show is already. Moving the action shown in the flashbacks off […]

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Best Videos of SDCC 2014 – So Far

Posted July 26, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The 2014 iteration of Comic Con International: San Diego (more commonly known by its older name of San Diego Comic Con) is now two days old, and already we have seen plenty of videos, trailers and teasers for upcoming TV shows. Below we’ve aggregated some of the best. Let’s start with the video that greeted […]

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Looks Like Luna-tic Fun

Posted July 22, 2014 by JIbrii Ransom

Time to play with guns, guns, and more guns. Because one of the craziest co-op games is making its return to consoles this year, in the form of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. For those of you who never played a Borderlands title before, it is a four-player co-op, first person shooter with RPG elements. Though Borderlands […]

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Meaningless Marvel Movie Speculation

Posted July 21, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Just because it is meaningless doesn’t mean I won’t indulge myself in speculating anyway. The website IGN today posted an article in which it interviews head of Marvel Studios, Kevin Feige, about the future plans for upcoming Marvel movies. The interview tries to clarify some of the vagueness in the release Marvel put out three […]

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New Anime Aldnoah Zero Is Anything But

Posted July 19, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Quite a few anime styles catch my interest, from horror, to comedy to ecchi (of course) to even romance if it is written well. But my main interests are fantasy and – top of the list — science fiction. So when I find a really smart, well-written science fiction anime, I just have to share the news. […]

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Piling On The Marvel Shake-Up News and Rumors

Posted July 17, 2014 by Rodney Brown

A couple of days ago, Marvel revealed on the daytime talk show The View that the power and name of Thor will for the first time be wielded by a woman. Thor gets stripped of his powers and responsibilities and they are given to someone else worthy, in this case a blonde warrior that has […]

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ConnectiCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday!

Posted July 16, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Couldn’t get enough cosplay goodness from the Saturday gallery of photos from this year’s ConnectiCon? Then you are in luck, because here we have the Sunday photos. While the number is less than half that of Saturday’s gallery, the quality is still top notch.

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Unboxing The New 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set

Posted July 15, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Today, July 15, was the debut of the new 5th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Starter Set from the Wizards of the Coast. While the new rules set that accompanies the entire starter kit can be had for free, by downloading it as a PDF, the starter set includes a complete set of dice, a beginner’s […]

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Hipster Post: We Knew ‘Real Life Peter Griffin’ When

Posted July 15, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The Internet is blowing up over the phenomenally accurate cosplayer Real Life Peter Griffin, who was doing standup to fill time during the judges’ deliberations at the most recent Great Allentown Comic Con. But we were lucky enough to have our own Unemployed Skeletor interview him at New York Comic Con last fall. Watch as […]

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ConnectiCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday!

Posted July 14, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The old guard convention in Hartford, Conn., is ConnectiCon, an anime-heavy general nerd interest convention held at the Connecticut Convention Center, right on the edge of the Connecticut River. While ConnectiCon is experiencing the pains of being a convention more than a decade old, it still manages to draw some of the most talented cosplayers in […]

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Hyrule Warriors Could Rule the Wii U

Posted July 11, 2014 by JIbrii Ransom

One game that has always been a guilty pleasure of mine is one of the Dynasty Warrior games. Though they may not be the best of games, playing alongside one of my friends made for a fun time. So you could color me super surprised when I found out there was a Dynasty Warrior-style Legend […]

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Guardians of The Galaxy: The First 17 Minutes

Posted July 8, 2014 by Kevin Conn

I have a plan. It’s not a full plan to talk about the sneak peek at Guardians of the Galaxy, but it’s a plan. Like, a 12 percent plan. Anyhee, I was lucky enough to attend a 17-minute preview of Guardians Monday night and I am SO GLAD I saw it! Non-spoiler impression: The one scene they […]

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New ‘Sailor Moon’ Series Not New Enough

Posted July 7, 2014 by Rodney Brown

It was one of the most anticipated reboots of any rebooted popular media in the last few years. Sailor Moon Crystal was announced last year, and the hype meter pinned, driven by the squeeing of millions of fans of the original Sailor Moon series. The new series debuted this past weekend, and more than one […]

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E3 2014 Review: Nintendo Nailed It

Posted July 6, 2014 by JIbrii Ransom

Sadly Nintendo has been losing out on both the console wars, and on sales. With the launch of the Wii U going all the way back to 2012, and two new consoles from both Sony and Microsoft, Nintendo’s newest console does not stand out like it did briefly when it was first released. The company showed […]

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Happy 238th Birthday, America!

Posted July 4, 2014 by Rodney Brown

OK, I know it is the anniversary of the start of the American Revolution, not the actual birth of the country, but who lets facts get in the way of celebrating? Not us ‘Mericans! Below is a gallery of some of my favorite shots of cosplayers celebrating the red, white and blue. Not all are […]

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ChibiNeko Shoots Straights as Yoko Littner!

Posted July 4, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Row! Row! Interview the power! We interviewed ChibiNeko Cosplay at AnimeNEXT 2014 about her awesome Yoko Littner costume from the anime Gurren Lagann. The photographer was Cantera Cosplay.    

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E3 2014 Review: Sony Bores With PS4 Stats

Posted July 2, 2014 by JIbrii Ransom

Coming off the amazing success of the PlayStation 4, Sony had only one thing to do at E3 2014 to keep its lead over it’s competitors — show off games. At that moment Sony only needed to show off some new grade A games that will grab the attention of its legion of fans, and […]

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HeroesCon 2014 Gallery, Part One

Posted July 1, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Double Stomp Productions was at HeroesCon and sent us these wonderful photos of some of the great cosplayers that were there this year. Below is part one of the con coverage from Double Stomp’s Willie Brown. Keep checking back on Nerd Caliber to see Part Two, and don’t forget to visit Double Stomp Productions’ Facebook […]

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Nin10dork Drops the Bass at AnimeNEXT!

Posted June 30, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest video interview from AnimeNEXT 2014 is with Nin10dork, cosplaying as Bass from the popular Mega Man video game series! Photos by Cantera Cosplay!  

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Jaime Poison Casts a Spell as Scarlet Witch!

Posted June 29, 2014 by E. Ortiz

More cosplay goodness from the city that actuarial tables built! Our latest video interview from Hartford Comic Con 2014 is with Jaime Poison, cosplaying as The Scarlet Witch! Photos by Cantera Cosplay and FirstPerson Shooter!  

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Jessica Nigri, Monika Lee and Devs Talk Wildstar!

Posted June 28, 2014 by E. Ortiz

WildStar was arguably the big hit at PAX East this past Spring, with people on social media begging for beta test invitations that were being handed out at the Boston-based convention. We were lucky enough to not only get an interview with Jessica Nigri and Monika Lee who were cosplaying characters from the game WildStar, but […]

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Mermaids Discovered at ColossalCon!

Posted June 27, 2014 by Rodney Brown

ColossalCon is a convention held at a summer waterpark resort in Ohio in early June – a con also featuring a zoo and a baby animal petting park. At the most recent ColossalCon, our photographer KBV Photography and Cosplay was there to capture images of these One Piece mermaid cosplayers. There are two Caimie cosplayer, Barracuda Cosplay and […]

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Why Is Attack On Titan So Popular?

Posted June 26, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Shingeki no Kyojin. SnK. Even the awful English translation “Attack on Titan” (seriously, I avoided this anime for the first couple of weeks thinking it was a super-cheesy science fiction story). Whatever you call it, there can be no question that it is incredibly popular. At AnimeNEXT 2014, we ask Attack On Titan cosplayers about […]

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Echo Endless Is She-Hulk From Hartford Comic Con!

Posted June 25, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Somebody call a lawyer! Preferably a green one. Our latest video interview from Hartford Comic Con 2014 is with Echo Endless, cosplaying as She-Hulk! Photos by Cantera Cosplay and FirstPerson Shooter!    

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AnimeNEXT Saturday Cosplay Gallery from Adam Etheridge!

Posted June 24, 2014 by Rodney Brown

AnimeNEXT was held earlier this month, and photographer Adam Etheridge captured images of some of the outstanding cosplayers in this gallery from Saturday. In addition to cosplayers like Kayla Ann Cosplay, Negative Stacey, Inochii/Nerdy Lolita  and our very own Spectra Marvelous, Adam shot quite a few groups, showing off not only their cosplays but their organizational skills. […]

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Special Cosplay at ‘Special Edition New York City’

Posted June 23, 2014 by Rodney Brown

While most opinions are that New York City Comic Con’s “Special Edition New York City,” held two weekends ago in Manhattan, was a little underwhelming from both a content standpoint and in the number of cosplayers that attended, there was still enough for Adam Etheridge to produce a solid gallery of more than 100 images. Among […]

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Wizard World Returns to Streets of Philadelphia

Posted June 20, 2014 by Shawn Proctor

Yo, Philadelphia! The Doctor is in! The countdown is over and Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con is finally here. With convention season in full swing, the final touches are probably already on your best cosplay, whether that be something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. (In case you’re going with X-Men: Days of Future […]

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E3 2014 Review: Microsoft Interests, Doesn’t Excite

Posted June 19, 2014 by JIbrii Ransom

After a pretty lackluster showing at E3 2013, then launching a new console last holiday season that was being under sold versus its competitors over at Sony, Microsoft had a lot of work to do to make the Xbox One stand out more. So at this year’s E3, Microsoft had to showcase some new games […]

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Tinkerbell Cosplay by Trinket Cosplay

Posted June 19, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Continuing with our interviews from AnimeNEXT 2014, we have Trinket Cosplay in her awesome Tinkerbell cosplay from the hit TV show Once Upon A Time. You can check out our other interviews, photo galleries and more fun from AnimeNEXT 2014 by clicking here. Photos by Cantera Cosplay.  

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Dear Cons: Stop Using Complaints As Excuses for Discrimination

Posted June 18, 2014 by Rodney Brown

New York City Comic Con’s “Special Edition New York City” event was held last weekend and by most reports, it was a good time. Except for a writer for the site Bleeding Cool, who describes in well-crafted detail her humiliation at the hands of the staff of SENYC. Her crime? Allegedly, being too revealing, but the […]

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Scarlet Stepford Blooms as Poison Ivy at AnimeNEXT

Posted June 18, 2014 by E. Ortiz

We interview Scarlet Stepford about her awesome Poison Ivy cosplay at AnimeNEXT 2014. Photos by Cantera Cosplay and Alex Valderana Photography. Interview by Alex Valderana.  

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