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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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AnimeNEXT Friday Cosplay Gallery from Adam Etheridge!

Posted June 17, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Among our team covering AnimeNEXT this year was New Jersey-based photographer Adam Etheridge. For this gallery, he delivered nearly 175 images from just the first day of the three-day convention held at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ, earlier this month. Adam captured images of a great variety of cosplayers, including Negative Stacey as Mad Moxxi and […]

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Miggy Jagger Talks ‘Heroes of Cosplay’, Armor Making

Posted June 17, 2014 by E. Ortiz

We interview Heroes of Cosplay’s Miggy Jagger about the show (where he goes by his real name Miguel) as well as his awesome and obscure Star Wars cosplay at Hartford Comic Con 2014, held in Hartford, Conn., at the end of May. Interview conducted by Spectra Cosplay. Photos by Cantera Cosplay and FirstPerson Shooter.    

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Walker Stalker Boston Cosplay Gallery

Posted June 16, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Big crowds shuffled and stumbled into the Westin Waterfront Hotel in South Boston this past weekend for the Boston appearance of Walker Stalker Con, a zombie-themed convention focused very heavily on the TV series The Walking Dead. While there were guests from other zombie or horror titles at the show, including Judith O’Dea and Russ […]

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The AnimeNEXT 2014 Cosplay Music (Kinda) Video

Posted June 12, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Below you can find our collection of music video and skits that took place at AnimeNEXT 2014. Special Thanks to Spectra Marvelous, Cantera Cosplay and Alex Valderana Photography. We hope you enjoy this different take on the cosplay music video. Camerawork: E. Ortiz and Alex Valderana Editor: E. Ortiz

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Negative Stacey is Mad Moxxi at AnimeNext 2014!

Posted June 11, 2014 by E. Ortiz

We interviewed Negative Stacey about her awesome Mad Moxxi cosplay at AnimeNEXT 2014, held this past weekend at the Garden State Exhibit Center in New Jersey. After the video, check out the photos by Cantera Cosplay.  

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TerrorCon Cosplay Gallery, Day 2!

Posted June 11, 2014 by Rodney Brown

While the crowds coming to TerrorCon on Sunday might have been even bigger than Saturday, there were fewer cosplayers or costumers. With no costume contest that day, most of the crowd seemed to be interested in meeting wrestler Kane, and while some showed up wearing his trademark red mask, it wasn’t quite cosplay. But that […]

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Poll: What Got You Most Jazzed From E3 2014?

Posted June 10, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The Electronic Entertainment Expo is going on this week, and E3 is the perfect event for our first Nerd Caliber poll! We want to know what you saw in the E3 coverage that you are most looking forward to playing. If we don’t have it listed, please choose “Other” and list it in the comments. […]

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Leeleethebunny Spreads Her Angelus Wings!

Posted June 9, 2014 by E. Ortiz

We interviewed Leeleethebunny Cosplay about her awesome Angelus cosplay at the inaugural Hartford Comic Con 2014. Angelus is a character from the larger Spawn universe, created by Todd McFarlane. Our resident Whovian, Mike Carroll, was the lucky one to get to do the interview. Below check out our video interview with her and then some photos of her Angelus cosplay taken […]

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TerrorCon 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Day 1

Posted June 9, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The people behind the incredibly successful Rhode Island Comic Con held their first summer convention at the Rhode Island Convention Center last weekend, TerrorCon. While the attendance didn’t meet the crazy levels set by the first two Rhode Island Comic Cons, the fans in attendance got to meet such horror entertainment stalwarts as Michael Jai […]

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Hartford Comic Con Cosplay Gallery & Contest, Day 2!

Posted June 5, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Hartford Comic Con was a brand new two-day convention held in Hartford, Conn., last weekend. The city that insurance and Mark Twain made famous hosted the premier of the new convention, and on Sunday it held the Cosplay Contest, judged by cosplay guests BelleChere and Miggy Jagger, as well as well-known New England cosplayers Jonny […]

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And Hel Came To Hartford Comic Con!

Posted June 5, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our latest video interview from Hartford Comic Con 2014 is with BelleChere, cosplaying as Hel, the Asgardian queen of the underworld and a nemesis to Marvel’s The Mighty Thor. BelleChere, as one of the most well-known cosplayers in the world, needs no introduction as she is renowned for her incredibly challenging and detailed costumes. But she was part of […]

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Hartford Comic Con Cosplay Gallery, Day 1!

Posted June 3, 2014 by Rodney Brown

There is a new comic book convention in New England, and it made a grand entrance onto the convention scene this past weekend. Hartford Comic Con, held in Hartford, Conn., naturally, was a two-day convention that drew in comic book guests like Jimmy Cheung and Ron Marz; pop culture guests like Liam McIntyre from Spartacus […]

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Sinestro #1 is the Lantern You’ve Been Waiting For

Posted June 3, 2014 by Gene Selassie

Sinestro #1 Written by Cullen Bunn Art by Dale Eaglesham Colors by Jason Wright Published by DC Comics It is no secret that the Green Lantern books were a bit of a mangled mess in the early part of the New 52. The most recent creative shuffle has seen some new life breathed into those […]

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Nadyasonika is Catwoman – Hartford Comic Con 2014

Posted June 2, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our first video interview from Hartford Comic Con 2014 is with Nadyasonika, cosplaying as Catwoman, famous villainess from the Batman universe. Nadya is an internationally known cosplayer, hailing from Mexico. She is a model outside of cosplay, and is also a talented crafter, making detailed costumes and props for her costumes, from the worlds of anime, video games and comics. […]

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MomoCon 2014 Photography Gallery by Bentpic5!

Posted May 26, 2014 by Bentpic5

MomoCon 2014 was held this past weekend at the Hilton and the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. This con has gone from a small free con hosted by a college club into a top con to be at in the Southeast. This year it reached a new high of 14,600 attendees, which is a 20 percent increase from […]

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Pop Culture Expo Gallery, Day 1!

Posted May 26, 2014 by Rodney Brown

A new convention tried to establish itself over this past weekend in Massachusetts. While most estimates were that the overall attendance at Pop Culture Expo in Wilmington, Mass., was quite significantly below what the promoters were hoping for, the number and quality of cosplayers was pleasantly surprising. I was lucky enough to be asked to be […]

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A Study in Ren Faire Scarlet!

Posted May 23, 2014 by Rodney Brown

While I was at the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire last weekend, I was thrilled to run into my friend and model Scarlet Renarde, who was working for not one, but two vendors!  The good folks at both Aetas Designs and Lost Art Chains were kind enough to allow me to haul Scarlet around the faire […]

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‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’: Does it Deliver?

Posted May 22, 2014 by Shawn Proctor

If you’re wondering just how Disney is going to jam EVERY STAR WARS CHARACTER EVER into episode seven, then you should get out of your seat (after reading this) and check out the massive ensemble blockbuster-to-be X-Men: Days of Future Past. Director Brian Singer jams nearly all of the mutants from the past films, including […]

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New Hampshire Ren Faire 2014 Photo Gallery!

Posted May 22, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Over the middle two weekends in May, the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire brought fans of all things medieval to the woods of Kingston, N.H. Well, to be accurate, all kinds of historical periods were covered, from the High Middle ages of the War of the Roses period, exemplified by the armored combat demonstration group from Maine, […]

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