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Con Reports

Review: Rhode Island Comic Con 2013

Posted November 5, 2013 by Rodney Brown

Like any two-year old, Rhode Island Comic Con is experiencing growing pains. But this past weekend it proved itself to be a beautiful baby comic convention, with a broad appeal to attendees outside the comic book world. Mind you, the con took place despite the best attempts by fate to disrupt it. On Friday, the […]

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Cosplay & Style

Elysiam Entertainment: The Art of Cosplay Photography (With Ani-Mia)

Posted September 16, 2013 by E. Ortiz

We interview photographer Kayhettin, owner of Elysiam Entertainment about the details of his photographic art of cosplayers. Filmed at Otakon 2013. This includes cosplayer Ani-Mia‘s opinion about Elysiam’s work and photo/modeling tips. You can find more information about Elysiam Entertainment here. Interview conducted by Spectra Cosplay.

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AshB Images: Interview with Cosplay Photographer Ashley Badie

Posted September 9, 2013 by E. Ortiz

We interview photographer Ashley Badie, owner of AshB Images about her love for cosplay photography and what she thinks about shooting at different conventions. Filmed at Otakon 2013. Also includes cosplayers SunsetDragon as Merida and Silva Halo as the Black Cat. You can find more information about AshB Images here! Interview conducted by Spectra Cosplay.

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The Art of Kikiama Cosplay: ELLIE of BORDERLANDS and more!

Posted August 23, 2013 by E. Ortiz

At Otakon 2013, we had an amazing opportunity to interview Kikiama Cosplay. She wore a costume of Ellie, a character based from the popular Borderlands video game series. I was very fascinated at how she constructed it, and together with interviewer Spectra Cosplay, we put together a video where we talk to her about her cosplay. […]

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Who Are BEAT DOWN BOOGIE? And Why Are Their OTAKON 2013 Cosplayer Videos So Awesome?

Posted August 16, 2013 by E. Ortiz

At Otakon 2013, we had the opportunity to interview Micah Moore of video makers Beat Down Boogie. BDB have been successful on Youtube, not only with their original web series such as Mario Warfare, but also their cosplay music videos of DragonCon, KatsuCon and most recently Otakon! And speaking of Otakon, besides our interview with […]

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Articles

BronyCon Moving To Baltimore: A Good or Bad Idea?

Posted November 11, 2012 by E. Ortiz

BronyCon, the My Little Pony convention phenomenon which rose from 100 to 4,000 attendees in the last two years, has made the next step in its evolution by moving from the Tri-State area (originally held in NYC and New Jersey) to Baltimore, Maryland in 2013. There has been mixed reactions to the news of the […]

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Food

Cooking Tips: Rice Balls!

Posted September 5, 2012 by Joanne "Tsuki"

Just about a month ago, I was doing my very first food panel at Otakon. As luck would have it, I wasn’t able to do the rice balls I had in mind. Fruits Basket was where I first learned of rice balls and that’s also when I became interested in learning how to make them. […]

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Cosplay & Style

Nerd Caliber’s Complete Otakon 2012 Interview Collection

Posted August 30, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Our entire collection of video interviews with the cosplayers of Otakon is completed. We at Nerd Caliber have placed everything in a Youtube playlist for you so that you can relive the exciting cosplays all in one place. You can view the link here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6B5FA29C37F83DDC&feature=mh_lolz And if you love what we’ve done, and want to see […]

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Gaming News

Otakon: The Video Game?

Posted August 24, 2012 by E. Ortiz

For those suffering from Otakon convention withdrawal, this may help you pass the time till next year. Otakon is teaming up with Studio Nasu to create Crisis Heart Brawler’s: Clash at Otakon! They need your help in making this game and are asking for donations at Kickstarter. Check out the information below and let me know what […]

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Cosplay & Style

Interview with Ger Tysk: Author of “Breaking All the Rules: Cosplay and the Art of Self-Expression”

Posted August 8, 2012 by Kiera Vallone

Kiera Vallone interviews cosplay photographer Ger Tysk about her book she is working on called Breaking All the Rules: Cosplay and the Art of Self-Expression. Find out here why this book will interest any cosplayer (and how you can support its release)! 1) What made you want to publish a cosplay photography book? What goal are […]

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Interviews

Yaya Han Interview: Chun-Li, Calendars & Otakon 2012

Posted August 6, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Lucretia Dearfour of The Copper Claw interviews Yaya Han about her passion for cosplay, her new calendar and why she chose to cosplay Chun-Li from the popular Street Fighter videos games. Filmed at Otakon 2012. If you want to see all our Otakon footage and more, subscribe to our Youtube Channel here!

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Con Reports

Otakon 2012: What Should Someone Consider When Dating A Cosplayer?

Posted August 1, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Together with reporter Lucretia Dearfour of the Copper Claw, we interviewed attendees all over Otakon 2012 about what should someone consider when they are dating a cosplayer. Check our video for funny and insightful answers! If you like to see more cosplay videos or want to be up-to-date on our next Otakon 2012 interview, subscribe […]

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Cosplay & Style

Otakon 2012 Cosplay Gallery: Sunday

Posted August 1, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out Adam Howell of Howell’s Visions Photography awesome collection of Sunday’s cosplay pictures at Otakon 2012!

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Cosplay Advice

How To Be Your Very Best At A Masquerade with Level Up Cosplay

Posted July 31, 2012 by E. Ortiz

I interviewed cosplay veterans Level Up Cosplay about what it takes to be successful performing at a masquerade competition. I have watched many masquerade competitions that contained some lively and entertaining skits and some that have left me scratching my head in bewilderment. I have always been curious as to what goes into the planning […]

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Cosplay & Style

Otakon 2012 Cosplay Gallery: Saturday

Posted July 31, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out Adam Howell of Howell’s Visions Photography awesome collection of Saturday’s cosplay pictures at Otakon 2012!

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Otakon 2012 Cosplay Gallery: Friday

Posted July 31, 2012 by E. Ortiz

Check out Adam Howell of Howell’s Visions Photography awesome collection of Friday’s cosplay pictures at Otakon 2012!

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Cosplay Advice

Defying Gravity: Anime Physics in Cosplay

Posted July 31, 2012 by E. Ortiz

In this article we interview GunKat Cosplay who ran an Otakon panel called “Defying Gravity: Anime Physics in Cosplay.” I discussed with GunKat days before her panel about the art of elaborate costume-making and prop-making and what cosplayers should be aware of before making them. ******** Share a little bit about yourself and how cosplay first […]

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Cosplay & Style

The Art of Gijinka Cosplay

Posted June 26, 2012 by Kiera Vallone

A few weeks ago at AnimeNEXT in Somerset, New Jersey, I was asked by someone, “So I get that you are wearing Ho-Oh’s wings, but what is the rest of your costume?”  I had to explain to him that my entire costume was a “gijinka” version of Ho-Oh. What is gijinka, you ask?  Gijinka  (萌人え) […]

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Articles

Super Megafest 2011: Small Convention. Big Opportunities. A Con-parison

Posted December 4, 2011 by Jen Jen

With all due respect to larger conventions, the smaller sized (both in venue and occupancy) Super Megafest had a charm all its own which doubled as a great weekend for newcomers and seasoned con-goers alike. Held at the Sheraton Hotel in Framingham, MA Saturday and Sunday Nov. 19 & 18, SMF was a refreshing switch […]

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Cosplay & Style

The Amazing Cosplay Photography of STEPHEN TANG

Posted August 19, 2011 by E. Ortiz

What differentiates a picture from a work of art? Nerd Caliber interviews Stephen Tang, an amazing photographer, from the worlds of New Jersey and New York. We asked Mr. Tang, with his many years of photography experience, to talk to us about the art of the camera and what separates amateur picture-taking from professional photography. […]

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2011 Con Circuit

Posted January 20, 2011 by ravenhaired

Here’s a heads-up on some great events happening this year. The second year of PAX East is March 11th to 13th at the Boston Convention Center, and pre-registration is open!  Last year’s PAX was a huge success; if you didn’t get to check it out, don’t let this year’s event pass you by! Online pre-reg for […]

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Ayden Gotzmer’s Pictorial and Review of Otakon 2010

Posted August 23, 2010 by E. Ortiz

Pictures and Review by Ayden Gotzmer Otakon, run by Otakorp, Inc. is easily the largest convention on the East Coast and has been hosted at the Baltimore Convention Center since 1999 but began in 1994. Since then, the convention has grown from 350 attendants to over 29,000. This year, unofficial attendance was announced at 29, […]

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Cosplay & Style

Otakon 2010 Pictorial by Amanda Walker – Shutterwish

Posted August 22, 2010 by E. Ortiz

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Amanda Walker of Shutterwish Photography has been a cosplayer for six years and has been into photography since she picked up a point and shoot years ago. You can usually find her plotting masquerade skits with her friends, photographing fellow cosplayers, and even dressing up in costumes herself (whenever she finally decides on which […]

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Otakon 2010 Pictorial by Elizabeth Conforti

Posted August 22, 2010 by E. Ortiz

Check out our huge Otakon Pictorial by photographer Elizabeth Conforti! If you like this check out our other three Otakon reviews and pictorials! ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER: Elizabeth Conforti is a photographer from Pennsylvania who specializes in portraiture, fashion and cosplay photography. Click on the link to see her set of photos she took during Otakon […]

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