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The Best Words On Feminism in ‘Fury Road’ So Far

Posted May 29, 2015 by Rodney Brown

I have been struggling with what to write about all the articles and blogs that tout the feminist messages at the core of, and throughout, the movie Mad Max: Fury Road. Luckily, my struggle is over, because Colin Stacy, on the blog Movie Mezzanine, has written an excellent piece that focuses on one thing — how […]

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Summer Heat: Black Widow Beach Cosplay

Posted May 28, 2015 by Rodney Brown

This may look like Black Widow in a sexy bathing suit on the Adriatic Coast near somewhere like Dubrovnik. But it is actually Enchanted Cupcake Cosplay, taken on the Nahant Beach. Whether posing glamorously with a stylish wrap, or in action stances ready to kick butt, she is always gorgeous. In case you don’t know, […]

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E3 2015 Wishlist: Microsoft

Posted May 27, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

(Ed. Note: E3 is coming up June 16-18, and our resident big games expert Jibrii Ransom has three “Wishlist” preview articles, about Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony, that will run prior to the big game industry event.) Microsoft has had it rough this console generation, what with their questionable decisions with the Xbox One when it was […]

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Summer Heat: Harley Quinn Beach Cosplay!

Posted May 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The first in our irregular series of cosplay swimsuit shoots is of HarleyBean Cosplay, rocking her red and black Harley Quinn bikini. Splashing in the surf, fighting an alligator, or scanning for Mr. J from a lifeguard chair (don’t ask what happened to the lifeguard), Harley is the kind of sexy that only crazy can […]

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Atlantic City Boardwalk Con Sunday Cosplay Gallery!

Posted May 24, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The third day of the first ever Atlantic City Boardwalk Con was still busy, and our photographer on the scene Adam Etheridge managed to hang in for one final day to get pictures of the cosplayers who still had enough energy to get into costume. Appearing again in this gallery as they did in either or both the Friday […]

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Saturday Cosplay Gallery From Atlantic City Boardwalk Con!

Posted May 23, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The inaugural Atlantic City Boardwalk Con was held on the New Jersey shore last weekend, and our man in the tri-state region Adam Etheridge was there to capture pictures of the amazing cosplayers. In this gallery from Saturday you will find new shots of cosplayers that were also in the Friday gallery, such as Miracole Burns, Ivy Doomkitty, Abby […]

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Friday Atlantic City Boardwalk Con Gallery!

Posted May 22, 2015 by Rodney Brown

After coming off a busy weekend at Wizard World Philly, our man in the tri-state region Adam Etheridge raced over to the New Jersey Coast for another busy weekend to cover the inaugural Atlantic City Boardwalk Con. As an event organized by a team that included a couple of Marvel Comics’ top event people, it’s no […]

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Five Reasons To Pick Up Garth Ennis’ ‘Crossed’

Posted May 21, 2015 by Elizabeth Trinket

The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and there is nothing better than a little gore to brighten up an already bright day. Welcome to the world of Crossed, written by Garth Ennis and illustrated by Jacen Burrows. This world of blood, death, sex, and gore is exactly what you need for a sunny […]

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Unlike The Con, Nauticon Gallery Isn’t 21+ – Much

Posted May 19, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Before the tourist season starts in Provincetown, Mass., the very last resort on the very tip of Cape Cod, the Provincetown Inn, is completely taken over by Nauticon. The name is both a reference to the nautical nature of P-town (as it is known), which still has a working fishing fleet, and the fact that […]

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Sunday Wizard World 2015 Cosplay Gallery From Adam Etheridge!

Posted May 18, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia,was held last weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and our man Adam Etheridge got enough photos to have separate galleries for all three days. You can check out the gallery of photos from Friday here and the Saturday gallery is here. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back […]

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Saturday Wizard World 2015 Cosplay Gallery From Adam Etheridge!

Posted May 17, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia,was held last weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and our man Adam Etheridge got enough photos to have separate galleries for all three days. You can check out the gallery of photos from Friday here. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, […]

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Experience The Gravity of ‘VVVVVV’

Posted May 16, 2015 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we explore the depths of space in a simple yet punishing platformer – VVVVVV! You are Viridian, captain of The Ship! You are traveling through space when suddenly things go very wrong! You order everyone to evacuate and jump through a teleporter to safety – only you’re the only one […]

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Avengers: Age of Meh-tron

Posted May 15, 2015 by Byron D. Zero

Joss Whedon’s swan song with Earth’s Mightiest Heroes (at least in the film world — he holds on to his connection to the still struggling TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)  is here, so how did it fair? Well let’s find out. Fair warning, there will be MAJOR COMPLETE SPOILERS, so if you haven’t seen it […]

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Friday Wizard World Philly 2015 Cosplay Gallery From Adam Etheridge!

Posted May 15, 2015 by Rodney Brown

One of the linchpin conventions in the Wizard World Empire is held in the City of Brotherly Love, and this year our man in the area, Adam Etheridge, was there to get photos of the great cosplayers. The convention, officially called Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia, was held last weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. […]

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‘Supergirl’ Teaser Makes Me Super Worried

Posted May 13, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The extended, 6.5 minute-long teaser for the upcoming CBS series Supergirl is available on YouTube now, and as I was watching it, all I could think of was that it must be a Saturday Night Live parody. You know, like the one SNL did that made fun of the fact that Marvel/Disney clearly has no idea […]

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New Hampshire Ren Faire 2015 Gallery!

Posted May 13, 2015 by Rodney Brown

It’s mid-May and that means the medieval revelry can be heard in the New Hampshire woods around Kingston, all because of the New Hampshire Renaissance Faire.  This is our second year covering this small, fun faire, and it grew noticeably since last year. There were roughly 25 percent more vendors, a new list (arena) for mounted […]

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Steampunk Returns to Waltham – Watch City Festival Gallery

Posted May 12, 2015 by Rodney Brown

After taking a year off in 2014, the Watch City Steampunk Festival returned to the Common in Waltham, Mass. Unlike previous years, in which it ran for two days, this year the festival was only held on Saturday, May 9. That meant that it was more crowded and full of people enjoying the alternative version of […]

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Kirby Krackle’s Latest Might Just Be The Crossover Nerd Rock Needs

Posted May 11, 2015 by Gregg "Wonderllama" Snider

(Ed. Note: This is the first in an irregular series of nerd music reviews by the amazingly talented cosplayer and musician Gregg Snider, AKA Wonderllama Cosplay.) Combining power-pop and big hooks with nerdilicious lyrics about comics, video games and movies, Kirby Krackle (singer-songwriter Kyle Stevens) all but created the nerd-rock niche with their eponymous 2009 […]

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Top Picks for Free Comic Book Day 2015

Posted May 10, 2015 by Byron D. Zero

Another Free Comic Book Day has come and there were quite a few juicy tidbits for upcoming events from various comic book companies, from Marvel to Archie Comics. For the uninitiated, Free Comic Book Day is where various companies give out teaser issues of established comic storylines or preview comics of upcoming events to bring […]

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‘Binding Of Isaac’ Has Serious Mommy Issues, Serious Fun

Posted May 9, 2015 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re diving into a messy title that’s equal parts gross and ideologically provocative — The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth! WARNING: This game is (very loosely) based on an artistic interpretation of religion and involves no shortage of eyebrow-raising oddities. The content of this game, and thus what is discussed in […]

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Anime Boston 2015 Cosplay Gallery by Cantera Images!

Posted May 8, 2015 by Rodney Brown

We are not yet finished with the excellent time that was Anime Boston this year. Below you can find the gallery of photos from our contributor Cantera Image. Manny set up right next to the table we had to promote our August 15 convention, Cosplay And Photography Expo, and got some amazing images. I even […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Part 3!

Posted May 7, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Finally we have the third and last gallery of cosplay pics from Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH. When I say that I shot about as many pics as a two- or three-day convention at this one-day event, in this case that added up to 308 photos. The great folks at […]

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Why I’m Finally Writing Off ‘The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore’

Posted May 6, 2015 by Ashley Rogers

This is a very painful op-ed to write. Actually, surprisingly, incredibly painful. I wanted this show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, to succeed. When many others walked away simply because “He’s not Colbert,” I was there. Supporting, signal boosting, and wanting this show to be the beacon of hope marginalized groups needed in comedy. […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Part 2!

Posted May 6, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Free Comic Book Day at Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH, this year saw one of the largest gatherings of cosplayers of any FCBD event in the country — more so than many smaller conventions. Because of that, in the 8 hours of shooting pics, I took more than I do for many two- or even […]

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Awesomeness Alert! Final Fantasy Tactics’s Black Wizard

Posted May 5, 2015 by E. Ortiz

The latest in awesomeness from around the world is this Final Fantasy Tactics’s Black Wizard cosplay by Kaori Cosplay! Kaori Cosplay is from Minsk Belarus and yes, the cosplayer is using actual fire for this cosplay. See the instagram video for proof! Please don’t try this at home. Photos by D.Eugen‪     A video […]

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Free Comic Book Day 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Part 1!

Posted May 5, 2015 by Rodney Brown

There are conventions all over the East Coast that would love to get the attendance that Double Midnight Comics in Manchester, NH, gets for it’s one day celebration of Free Comic Book Day. This year, Double Midnight employee Pat Covey, and his convention support business C2 ECO, attempted to gather the largest group photo shoot […]

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Armello Brings Tabletop Battles To Your Desktop

Posted May 2, 2015 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we fight for the throne in a magical digital board game — Armello! The King (who happens to be a lion) suffers from the Rot, a deadly plague that slowly eats at your body while twisting your mind into darkness. The fate of the throne is unknown… so you take […]

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Lots That Looks Good In Upcoming ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’

Posted April 30, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

You are vengeance, you are the night, you are Batman! Yes, once again the team at Rocksteady Studios is ready to take us back into the streets of Gotham City, with Batman: Arkham Knight, the fourth and final game of the series. The Batman Arkham series is without a shadow of a doubt one of […]

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C2E2 2015 Cosplay Photo Gallery

Posted April 29, 2015 by E. Ortiz

Being based in Chicago, C2E2 is not a con we often can get to. Luckily this year we had Michael Elliott able to cover it for us, and he brought us the outstanding pics in this C2E2 015 cosplay photo gallery! Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the […]

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Zenkaikon 2015 Cosplay Gallery By KBV Photography!

Posted April 28, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The anime-focused convention Zenkaikon is held in Lancaster, Penn., in the heart of the state’s farmland. Our KBV Photography was there at the beginning of April, and brought us this gallery of the great cosplayers in attendance. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case […]

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DC News Proves The Internet Is All About Hate

Posted April 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

In the past week, two pieces of DC Comics-related news hit the Internet. One has generated hate at a level far beyond its content, and the other all but sank without a ripple, despite being a welcome sign of a major change to the oft-criticized old boys club at DC. First, the hate: David Ayer, the […]

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Bloodsports.tv: No Kumite, Lots Of Nukes

Posted April 26, 2015 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Quick announcement: For the foreseeable future we will be aiming to post up an Indie Spotlight every week! More games for everyone! Today we get a little sadistic with a stylish game that’s mixing old and new (and does it very well) – Bloodsports.tv! Imagine a post-apocalyptic Sweden wherein the leaders […]

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Spring Super MegaFest 2015 Cosplay Gallery – Sunday!

Posted April 25, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Late in the day Saturday at Spring Super MegaFest I realized I had been taking pictures all wrong. So on Sunday I got there early enough to set up at a spot where I could photograph cosplayers against the loading dock door that was painted a nice semi-matte black. Among the cosplayers in this gallery […]

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Ichibancon 2015 Cosplay Gallery By Double Stomp Productions

Posted April 24, 2015 by E. Ortiz

While IchibanCon gets its name from the fact that, as a New Year’s Eve and Day convention, it is likely the first of the year, that doesn’t mean we are the first to post a gallery from it though. Here is a gallery of the photos taken by Willie of Double Stomp Productions from Ichibancon […]

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Watch ‘Batman Vs. Robin’, Maybe Just Not On Father’s Day

Posted April 23, 2015 by Luis Correa

The title of this movie should have been “Bruce Vs Damien” or “Batman and Robin: Daddy Issues” as the main focus revolved around a father and son who kept trying to find a way around each other’s walls and insecurities. Director Jay Oliva brings over his directing experience from other DC animated movies like Batman: […]

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Spring Super MegaFest 2015 Cosplay Gallery – Saturday Part 2!

Posted April 23, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The first Spring version of Super MegaFest was held in Marlborough last weekend, and a slew of great cosplayers showed up. While many people were lining up to see people like Radagast himself, the 6th Doctor, Sylvester McCoy, or wrestler and former host of robot battle show Arena, Chris Jericho, others enjoyed the larger dealer space and therefore […]

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Spring Super MegaFest 2015 Cosplay Gallery – Saturday Part 1!

Posted April 22, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Long known as one of the last cons of the New England season for its November convention in Framingham, the con known as the area’s “mini DragonCon” has expanded to a second event in the Spring. The new iteration of Super MegaFest was held in Marlborough, not Framingham as the Fall event is, and the Best Western […]

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Mortal Kombat X: Fatality For Boredom

Posted April 21, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

One of the bloodiest, goriest fighting games makes its return on next generation consoles; it’s time to once again settle the score in Mortal Kombat X. The game was developed by NetherRealm Studios, and is the 10th entry in the Mortal Kombat series. And I have to say, this is the best Mortal Kombat game […]

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Spider-Gwen: An Alternate Better Than The Original?

Posted April 20, 2015 by Tori Queeno

The multiverse is not my cup of tea. I’ve just never been able to get behind it. True, it’s almost unavoidable in the world of comics, and I can understand it’s appeal, but it gives me a headache. Keeping track of everything going on in Earth-616 and Earth-Prime is hard enough, let alone factoring in […]

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Pokemon Featured Photo Shoot from Zenkaikon!

Posted April 20, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Lancaster is the heart of the Amish region in Pennsylvania, and the home of the anime-focused convention Zenkaikon. Our own KBV Photography was there earlier this month, to help the convention celebrate its 10th year, and took these photos of Corset Scars Cosplay as Umbreon and Iron Squid Cosplay as Professor Sycamore. Photo gallery tips: Once the […]

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Awesome Arcade-style Fun In This Pair Of Games

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

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we’re getting some back-to-back arcade action with not one but TWO sweet titles — Trace Vector and Particle Mace! Trace Vector Trace Vector brings retro speedy fun to the comfort of your home. You take on the role of Aurora, a pilot thousands of light years away from home, just looking […]

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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 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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