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Con & Events News

Ponycon 2015 Cosplay Gallery from KBV Photography!

Posted April 16, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Fans of all things related to My Little Pony gathered in the pastures and fields of … Brooklyn, NY this past February. Our own KBV Photography was there at Ponycon NYC to capture the images of pony and brony cosplayers. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows […]

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Con Eats: Muy Bueno Mexican in Marlborough

Posted April 15, 2015 by Jen Jen

(Ed. note: This is the first of an occasional ongoing series of reviews of restaurants nearby conventions, written by Jen-Jen Noodle Bowl.) What are usually our choices when grabbing food at conventions? Unimaginative pub appetizers, typical convention hall chicken tenders and fries or at most, the occasional sit-down restaurant resulting in leftovers we don’t want […]

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Handsome Jack – Borderlands Cosplay by Gogo Incognito

Posted April 14, 2015 by E. Ortiz

There was no shortage of Borderlands cosplayers at PAX East 2015, and even plenty of gender bent ones. We were lucky enough to photograph and interview Gogo Incognito about her awesome interpretation of Borderlands’ Handsome Jack. Sparrow’s Song did the interview and the photos are from FirstPerson Shooter.

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Anime-Manga

Anime Boston 2015 Gallery – Sunday Part 2!

Posted April 14, 2015 by Rodney Brown

We will have more content from Anime Boston coming up, but this is the last gallery from me, FirstPerson Shooter. All photos were taken at our table for promoting our upcoming first ever convention, Cosplay And Photography Expo, and many thanks to Anime Boston for giving us the opportunity, at the last minute. In this gallery you […]

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Anime Boston 2015 Gallery – Sunday Part 1!

Posted April 13, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Well, even on Sunday we took enough pictures of excellent cosplayers at this year’s Anime Boston to split the total into two galleries. In this group of photos you can find cosplayers like Ryuu Lavitz, Cosplay Dad, Lady Cels and Midge Scully, and many others. All photos were taken at our table for promoting our upcoming […]

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Anime Boston 2015 Gallery – Saturday, Part 2!

Posted April 11, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Time for the second chunk of photos from Saturday at Anime Boston. Get ready for another gigantic gallery of more that 130 images, from cosplayers such as HaruVamp, Leeleethebunny Cosplay, more from Danielle Beaulieu and Jasper Sardonicus with a whole crew of Tarics, Vanity Fox, and then joining Leeleethebunny in an Evangelion group are Ms. […]

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Netflix’s Daredevil Is The Best Comic Adaption To Date

Posted April 10, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Stop what you are doing right now and start watching the new Netflix series Daredevil. OK, if you are at work, operating heavy machinery or driving, ignore that. But do start watching this show as soon as you possibly can. It is hands down the best comic book adaption made to date — and I […]

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Anime Boston 2015 Gallery – Saturday, Part 1!

Posted April 9, 2015 by Rodney Brown

So many photos from Saturday at Anime Boston 2015 — I almost decided to make three galleries instead of two. But, breaking it into two comes in about 15 pics under my 150 limit for each gallery, so for this and the next one, really be patient while the galleries load. In today’s gallery, some […]

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Anime Boston 2015 Gallery – Friday, Part 2!

Posted April 8, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Man, did I take lots of pictures at the recent Anime Boston, held at the Hynes Convention Center. Well, to be fair, I shot a lot, as did my Nerd Caliber fellow contributor Crash: The Photos using my camera and setup, and Benn Robbins, one of our photography panelists at our upcoming first ever convention, Cosplay And Photography […]

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Anime Boston 2015 Gallery – Friday, Part 1!

Posted April 7, 2015 by Rodney Brown

At Anime Boston this year, we were lucky enough to have a table in the main hallway (called Con Row by the AB staff) along with other local conventions to promote our first con, Cosplay And Photography Expo. This allowed me to set up a backdrop and some lights, and other Nerd Caliber contributors along […]

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MAGfest Cosplay Gallery From KBV Photography!

Posted April 6, 2015 by Rodney Brown

While we work through the some 2000 images from Anime Boston, check out this great gallery of game-focused cosplayers from MAGfest earlier this year. Our own KBV Photography was there to capture all the costumed awesomeness. And for a super-comprehensive overview of the indie games on display there, check out Gallant-Z’s article that runs down […]

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CPAC 2015 Cosplay Gallery By Adam Etheridge!

Posted April 3, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Castle Point Anime Convention is a one-day event held in Hoboken, NJ, overlooking New York City. It was held this past weekend and we had our man Adam Etheridge there to take pictures of the talented cosplayers. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, […]

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The April Fool’s Day Misty Mystery

Posted April 1, 2015 by Rodney Brown

At what seems like noon Pacific time today, dozens of cosplayers around the world posted to Facebook that they were planning on cosplaying the same character at a non-existent convention, in what seems to be one of the most elaborate April Fool’s Day pranks of the day. Dozens of cosplayers — mostly women, but some […]

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Great Advice On How Not To Creep

Posted March 31, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Recently Avalon Cosplay hosted a panel at CPAC on how to be safe while cosplaying at conventions, and a significant portion of the panel was targeted at fans, with advice on how to behave so as not to be a creeper. She posted the major points of that part on her Facebook page, and gave us […]

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Cool Infinite Crisis Cosplays by Cool By Proxy!

Posted March 27, 2015 by E. Ortiz

At PAX East 2015 we got a chance to interview and do a photo shoot of Cool By Proxy, who were working at the Warner Bros. booth for the game Infinite Crisis. That is why they are in cosplays of Zatanna and Green Lantern in two of their more rare and unique game skins — Arcane Zatanna and […]

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The Making of Clash Cup Turbo!

Posted March 25, 2015 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we have a top tier candidate for ridiculously fun party games – Clash Cup Turbo! In essence, Clash Cup Turbo combines the crazy fast-paced physics of air hockey with arena-style combat, where players take control of an avatar with a paddle. Each player has their own goal zone, initially lined […]

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Rumor: Canada’s Fan Expo Buying Orlando’s MegaCon

Posted March 24, 2015 by Rodney Brown

One of the signs in the business world that a business sector has reached maturity is the steady growth of new startups in the market. The geek and nerd convention sector has been at that stage for a couple years now, and even we are jumping in on the bandwagon with our Cosplay And Photography […]

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D&D Meets Hyrule: Barbarian Link and Oracle Zelda!

Posted March 24, 2015 by E. Ortiz

In his Reporter’s Notebook blog from PAX East 2015, Rodney Brown mentioned how he noticed that many relatively new cosplayers had impressive costumes, and having an experienced mentor was a common thread. This is somewhat the case in this cosplay of Oracle Zelda and Barbarian Link by experienced Lisa Lou Who and K-Wall’s Prop Shop, who was cosplaying at […]

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Street Fighter Balrog Cosplay Is Too Good To Be Real

Posted March 23, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Cosplayer Lamark “No Sleep” Ingram’s interpretation of one of Street Fighter‘s legendary combatants is amazing and epic. Check out these amazing photos of Lamark’s cosplay, taken by Willie Brown of Double Stomp Productions.

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Kohalu Gender Bends League’s Morgana Perfectly!

Posted March 20, 2015 by E. Ortiz

The first combo of photo shoot and video interview from PAX East 2015 is of a Californian who came all the way over to Boston to check out the largest gamer-focused convention in the country. Kohalu Cosplay nails the sultry poses of Morgana in the shoot, and talks about why he chose the character and how […]

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Comic Books

There Shouldn’t Be Any Batgirl Cover Controversy

Posted March 19, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Much as I have tried not to, it is time I weighed in on the foment surging around the now-cancelled variant cover to Batgirl #41 by Brazilian artist Rafael Albuquerque, because I think people are making arguments that just aren’t valid. And to be clear, this is just the opinion of Rodney Brown, not as […]

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Indie Games Explosion at PAX East 2015!

Posted March 17, 2015 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Earlier this month I had the pleasure of experiencing my third PAX East in Boston. So naturally, I had to spend some time checking out the Indie MegaBooth, a huge chunk of the expo hall dedicated solely to indie developers! Like my MAGFest review, here’s a compilation of as many indie titles […]

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PAX East 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday

Posted March 12, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The last day of PAX East 2015 had fewer cosplayers attending the con in costume, as is the case with all cons. But those that did cosplay were excellent, as always. In this gallery are cosplayers like HaruVamp, Myratheon Cosplay (twice) and BelleChere, among others. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the […]

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PAX East 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday

Posted March 11, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Saturday at PAX East 2015 was much busier than Friday, and the fact that there are 90 images in the gallery below shows that. But that number is still below previous years, and it backs up the observation I made that there were fewer cosplayers this year than in the past few. That said, the […]

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Creative Uncommon Cosplay: 3/1-3/7

Posted March 11, 2015 by Rodney Brown

This is the second in our new weekly feature in which we highlight a handful of the best cosplay taken and posted to Flickr within the previous week. All the images have been posted under the Creative Commons license, and all posters will be identified by their Flickr account at the least. When possible, both cosplayer […]

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PAX East 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Friday

Posted March 10, 2015 by Rodney Brown

If you read my Reporter’s Notebook about PAX East 2015, you will remember that I foolishly left my camera gear at home, and by the time I got back to the convention, I had lost about four hours of shooting time. So, this gallery from the first day, Friday, is one of the smallest ones […]

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Top 5 Dangers Of Making Costumes At Home

Posted March 10, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Making a costume is harmless, right? Wrong. There are many dangers to making a costume in your home. Some of these dangers you wouldn’t necessarily think of when you first start off making a cosplay. After collecting all your pieces that you need to make a costume, you now have the job to ensure that […]

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PAX East 2015 Reporter’s Notebook

Posted March 9, 2015 by Rodney Brown

PAX East 2015 is in the record books, and below I have a series of short observations and impressions about the latest version of Boston’s largest annual convention, in the style of the traditional journalist’s tool the Reporter’s Notebook. Many things were good, some were bad (some very, very bad) but all were interesting. Read […]

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Fairy Tail Cosplay Fires Up Katsucon!

Posted March 5, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Not only does Alex of Alex Valderana Photography take great pictures, he also a great interviewer! And today at Nerd Caliber, Alex interviews cosplayers Succubus Cosplay and Lady Kaylee Cosplay who are dressed as the cat-like Millianna and the tough Erza Scarlet with her Sea Empress armor, both characters from the popular Fairy Tail manga and anime. Filmed and shot at Katsucon […]

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Schilling Shows Us How To Handle Cyberbullies

Posted March 4, 2015 by Rodney Brown

It is likely that very few of the people reading this pay attention to what Curt Schilling says. He is a very outspoken conservative Republican, the founder of a famously failed game development studio and a member of the 2004 World Series champion Red Sox. But in this case, you should be paying attention, because […]

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Creative Uncommon Cosplay: 2/22-2/28

Posted March 3, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Welcome to a new weekly feature in which we highlight a handful of the best cosplay taken and posted to Flickr within the previous week. All the images have been posted under the Creative Commons license, and all posters will be identified by their Flickr account at the least. When possible, both cosplayer and photographer […]

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Handling Hoth Conditions At PAX East 2015

Posted March 2, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The enormous gaming convention that is PAX East starts this Friday, March 6, and for the first time in its six-year history, snow will be a problem. We asked some people in the know what this will mean, and below are their answers. The Tl;dr version — travel in Boston will still suck, and be […]

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The Lessons From Darrien Hunt, Victim of ‘Cosplaying While Black’

Posted February 27, 2015 by Lauren Grant

Ever since I can remember I’ve felt safe in the world of nerds. I became a nerd September of 1990, aka: the day I popped out the womb. I grew up in the stereotypical, all-American family with a Star Trek loving, retired military, computer engineer for a father and a home-making, social butterfly seamstress for […]

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A Tiny Sample Of Terrific Black Cosplayers

Posted February 25, 2015 by Lauren Grant

‘Tis the season of remembering and celebrating black excellence! Here at Nerd Caliber we have one of the most diverse staffs, from the different kinds of nerdy things we like and do, to our ethnic backgrounds. So in honor of Black History Month I’ve found some amazing Nerds of Color who are making moves in […]

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Fifty Shades of a Hilariously Shady Interview

Posted February 24, 2015 by Ashley Rogers

As a general rule I try not to initiate a conversation about media I absolutely disdain (particularly the media I haven’t consumed) because, yeah, I may dislike it but someone else does like it. There’s plenty of popular media that I have defended and loved and been berated for anything from its problematic nature and […]

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Will Your Interest Die Like Every Character In ‘Vidar’?

Posted February 23, 2015 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re checking out a game that makes a full 180 on the norm — Vidar! Vidar is an RPG puzzler where everyone dies. Yep, you read that right. You are an unnamed stranger that finds his way into a town on the brink of destruction. You take it upon yourself […]

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Should You Spy Out A Screening of ‘Kingsman’?

Posted February 22, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The team that brought us the movie version of Kick-Ass is back with Kingsman: The Secret Service. Did they once again kick ass? Matthew Vaughn is back as the director of a movie based on a comic series written by Mark Millar, as was the case in the hit movie Kick-Ass. In this case the […]

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Katsucon 2015 Cosplay Gallery from Micro Kitty Cosplay, Part 2

Posted February 19, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Here is the second half of the shots taken by Micro Kitty Cosplay from Katsucon 2015, held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland just outside of Washington DC. Among the cosplayers in this second batch of 100 images are LuckyGrim Cosplay, Jaycee Cosplay, Bethany Maddock and Kamui Cosplay. Nearly unrecognizable is Boston’s Deadpool, […]

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Awesome Cammy Cosplay by Animated Reality

Posted February 18, 2015 by E. Ortiz

At Katsucon 2015, Dollicious took a break from cosplaying her own amazing creations to be an interviewer for us. Here she interviews Leigh of Animated Reality Entertainment about her impressive Cammy coplay from Street Fighter. After watching the video, check out the amazing images from photographer Cantera Image.

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Katsucon 2015 Cosplay Gallery from Micro Kitty Cosplay, Part 1

Posted February 17, 2015 by Rodney Brown

We had an outstanding team at Katsucon this year, including Micro Kitty Cosplay who moved from on camera interviewer as she had been at previous cons for us to behind the lens photographer. She brought back exactly 200 images from the convention held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Maryland just outside of […]

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Jason Says ‘Happy Friday the 13th!’

Posted February 13, 2015 by Rodney Brown

For those of you not hiding under a bed afraid of triskaidekaphobia — or of machete-wielding psychos from summer camp — below I have a trio of cosplays of Jason Voorhees, the not-quite-dead son of the psycho cook at Camp Crystal Lake. From the spot on version taken at Super MegaFest in 2011, to the bloody […]

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Crypt of the NecroDancer: Indie Diablo Meets Rhythm

Posted February 10, 2015 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! The insanity of this year’s Super Bowl left me wanting to dance the night away, so it’s only fitting we take a look at my latest rhythm craze — Crypt of the NecroDancer! Brought to you by Brace Yourself Games, Crypt of the NecroDancer has been highlighted, awarded and recognized by […]

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New ‘Starfire’ Book and Look Keeps The Redesign Train Rolling

Posted February 6, 2015 by Rodney Brown

“Batgirling.” According to Bleeding Cool, citing an unnamed internal DC source, that is what the company is calling the redesigning of female characters to be less … well, sexist. The latest to get this treatment, according to news today from DC, is Starfire. The alien girl who went from sexy but innocent member of the […]

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‘Black Vortex’ Will Suck In Lots Of Cosplayers

Posted February 4, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Marvel Comics has kicked off its latest multi-title crossover comic book event, under the overall rubric of “Black Vortex.” The first issue hit the stands today, Guardians of the Galaxy & X-Men: The Black Vortex Alpha #1 (yes, it is a God-awful name, seemingly inspired by the ridiculously long names of some modern anime series). […]

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(Some Of) The Indie Games of MAGFest 2015!

Posted February 1, 2015 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! I spent this past weekend enjoying the thirteenth annual MAGFest in National Harbor, MD. Besides catching up with college friends, invading the arcade machines and grabbing some sweet nerd loot in the dealers’ room, I made a dedicated round through the MAGFest Indie Videogame Showcase, and today I’m here with a handy […]

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Cosplay Gallery From the First PAX South!

Posted January 31, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) started more than a decade ago in Seattle, and expanded to Boston with PAX East five years ago. Just last weekend, the latest expansion was held in San Antonio, Texas, dubbed PAX South. We were lucky enough to have Micro Kitty Cosplay attend and be a photographer for us, and she brought back this […]

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Like Night and Day: A Week 1 Review of ‘The Nightly Show’

Posted January 28, 2015 by Ashley Rogers

At the time of writing this there have been four episodes of The Nightly Show available for viewing on Hulu or through the Comedy Central website. Larry Wilmore knew the size of the shoes he had to fill and how many eyes would be upon him when taking over the time slot that had been held for […]

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Arisia 2015 Cosplay Gallery From Our Newest Photographer!

Posted January 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

At Arisia we got a chance to work with contributors we haven’t seen in months (welcome back Grace!, and you rock Luis!), but we also started working with a new photographer based here in New England, John Green. He has been shooting cosplay at conventions for a couple of years now and he has a […]

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Elemental Evil: The Newest Storyline For Dungeons and Dragons!

Posted January 23, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Of the many Dungeons and Dragons modules I played so many years ago, The Temple of Elemental Evil was the most memorable. I’m not going to spoil it for those who have never heard of or played it before, but it’s a huge dungeon crawl. It’s a campaign I played for months but never grew […]

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The Real Impact of Cosplayers Charging For Shoots

Posted January 22, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The latest mostly pointless controversy to hit the online cosplay community is about cosplayers charging to have their pictures taken. Not surprisingly, this is a polarizing issue, with people expounding how it is only fair since photographers sometimes charge for photoshoots, and others saying it is foolish for a hobbyist to charge people to enjoy […]

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