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‘Korra’ Creators Explain Why There Will Be No More Korra

Posted December 19, 2014 by E. Ortiz

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of interviewing Avatar: The Last Airbender’s and Legend of Korra’s Creators and Executive Producers Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko about the end of Korra and the future of the Airbender universe. Nerd Caliber: You guys have come such a long way. How do you feel about Korra […]

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Spider-Woman’s New Look Cements Industry Change

Posted December 18, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Readers of USAToday this morning were treated with the first reveal of the upcoming new look for Marvel Comics’ Spider-Woman. The reason why Jessica Drew will soon be wearing a new, more practical costume than her sprayed-on spandex I believe is blatant pandering for marketing purposes — but for all the right reasons. When I first […]

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Jaycee Cosplay Was a Hit as Power Girl!

Posted December 17, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Alex Valderana of Alex Valderana Photography has another set for us from New York Comic Con, this time of Jaycee Cosplay as Power Girl!  There was even a guest appearance by a Lady Blackhawk and a Huntress!

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One Nerd’s Guide To Speaking On Race In America

Posted December 16, 2014 by Brianne Glover

Gracious reader, forgive me in advance if this article seems opinionated. We all have opinions, and as a black woman —  living in soon-to-be 2015 America —  no, I don’t think we live in a “post racial society” nor should anyone else. Hopefully many of you are up to speed on the recent events involving […]

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Emma Lipschutz is Catwoman at NYCC 2014!

Posted December 14, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Emma Lipschutz is a model and actor who we were fortunate enough to get these amazing photos of at New York Comic Con 2014. Her Catwoman cosplay was shot by Alex Valderana of Alex Valderana Photography.

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Rhode Island Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Photos by Cantera Image

Posted December 12, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Manny of Cantera Image was one of the photographers that were allowed to set up a photo studio at Rhode Island Comic Con 2014 to shoot photos of the cosplayers being judged for the Cosplay Contest, and he took a slew of cosplay photos, which we present below. In addition to these images, check out the Saturday galleries Part […]

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GillyKins is Hot as Captain Cold!

Posted December 11, 2014 by E. Ortiz

We have another cosplay set out of New York Comic Con from Alex Valderana of Alex Valderana Photography, this time featuring Canada’s GillyKins as Captain Cold — start the jokes about cosplaying to your environment now.

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Wonder Woman Cosplays at New York Comic Con 2014

Posted December 10, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Check out this quick but awesome collection of Wonder Woman (and occasional guests) cosplay photos by Alex Valderana of Alex Valderana Photography. All of these shots were taken at New York Comic Con 2014.  

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Indie Spotlight: You’ll Get A Charge from ‘Transistor’

Posted December 9, 2014 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we take a look at one of the most stylish action RPGs of the year — Transistor! Supergiant Games, creators of critically acclaimed Bastion, spent well over a year advertising and promoting their second title Transistor, most notably with a main show floor booth during the past two PAX East events. […]

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Madame Hydra Cosplay by Kusumi Halcyon Kia

Posted December 8, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Hail Hydra! I mean, check out this gorgeous Madame Hydra cosplay by Kusumi Halcyon Kia. The photos were taken by Alex Valderana of Alex Valderana Photography at New York Comic Con 2014. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll faster than […]

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New York Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery by Alex Valderana

Posted December 7, 2014 by E. Ortiz

This year Alex Valderana of Alex Valderana Photography worked with us at New York Comic Con. We were lucky to get his talents as a videographer in addition to his excellent eye as a photographer. Below is a selection of his best photos of cosplay, parties and vendor booth items taken at NYCC 2014. Photo gallery tips: Once […]

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Telltale Hits Again With ‘Tales From the Borderlands’

Posted December 6, 2014 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

This year, Thanksgiving week brought us more than the usual holiday feasting, stampedes of shopaholics and pre-winter snowstorms in the Northeast — the first episode of Telltale Games‘ newest project Tales from the Borderlands went live! With praise and awards from all over for The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead, I had high expectations […]

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NYCC 2014 Cosplay Gallery By KBV – Thursday, Friday!

Posted December 5, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Our own Kiera Vallone of KBV Photography was at New York Comic Con, both as a photographer and a cosplayer. Here are her hand-picked shots from the first two days of the convention. Once the page loads, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll […]

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Ridd1e is Harley Quinn at NYCC 2014!

Posted December 3, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our jolly Joker cosplayer interviewed Atlanta’s tiny powerhouse Ridd1e cosplaying as Harley Quinn at New York Comic Con 2014. She talks about the wonderful variety of New York food, designing her bombshell Harley outfit, and might have confessed to a bank robbery with our Joker. After the video, check out the photos by FirstPerson Shooter.

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The Doctor is In at The LI WHO Convention!

Posted December 1, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Photographer Alex Valderana took these awesome cosplayer photos from his time at the second annual L.I.  Who convention held recently in Ronkonkoma (a good Doctor Who planet name, that) on Long Island in New York.  The convention included many guests from the Who universe, including doctors 6 (Colin Baker) and 8 (Ed McGann). Once the page […]

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Indie Spotlight: Nihilumbra Lights Up The World

Posted November 29, 2014 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we take a look at a very unique gem from June 2012 — Nihilumbra! Nihilumbra is a casual puzzle platformer that tells the story of Born, a child of the Void. He manages to separate himself from the Void and embarks on an adventure through the real world. Though everything […]

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Super MegaFest Sunday Cosplay Gallery!

Posted November 28, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Happy belated Thanksgiving, everyone! Below you can check out the cosplay gallery from Sunday at last weekend’s Super MegaFest convention held in Framingham, Mass. There are no turkeys to be found! Being a Sunday, the gallery is quite a bit smaller than either of the two parts from Saturday, but the instructions still apply. Once the […]

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Kitsune Kid is Black Canary at NYCC 2014!

Posted November 26, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Kitsune Kid, formerly KO Cosplay, is Black Canary! Check out our interview at New York Comic Con with reporter Unemployed Skeletor about the costume, how she got started in cosplay as well as her thoughts of the fake geek girl controversy. After the video, check out the photos by FirstPerson Shooter.

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Super MegaFest Saturday Cosplay Gallery – Part 2

Posted November 25, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Here we have the second half of the shots of cosplayers from this past weekend’s Super MegaFest, held at the Sheraton in Framingham, Mass. Among the awesome cosplayers in this group of shots are well-known ones such as Gina B Cosplay, BelleChere, HaruVamp, and Leeleethebunny Cosplay and Mhysa Cosplay as the DeeDee Twins. Once again, with more […]

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Super MegaFest Saturday Cosplay Gallery – Part 1

Posted November 24, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Super MegaFest is a comics and pop culture convention held in Framingham, Mass., at the Sheraton hotel. While it is not among the largest of conventions, it strains the capacity of the hotel and its convention facilities to the limit, as Super MegaFest often draws some of the biggest names in the business. That means […]

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Alana Leilani is Lady Rainicorn! Adventure Time Cosplay at the NYCC 2014

Posted November 21, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our boneheaded interviewer Unemployed Skeletor interviews Alana Leilani at New York Comic Con 2014 about her amazing Lady Rainicorn cosplay from the hit cartoon Adventure Time. In addition to talking about her costume, Alana and Skeletor discuss how to improve the Javits Center. After the video, check out the photos below taken by Cantera Image.  

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It’s Confirmed, S.H.I.E.L.D.’s Blue Corpse Is A [SPOILER]

Posted November 19, 2014 by Rodney Brown

In an interview in TV Guide published today Jeffrey Bell, executive producer on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., dropped the bomb in advance of the in-show reveal scheduled for two weeks from last night about the nature of the blue-skinned corpse Agent (now Director) Phil Coulson found in a secret S.H.I.E.L.D. research facility called the Guest […]

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Troy Baker! DC Animated and Video Game Voice Actor Interview at NYCC 2014

Posted November 18, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our Joker, the Clown Prince of Cosplay, interviews voice actor Troy Baker at New York Comic Con 2014 about being Batman in Lego Batman 3 and voicing the Joker in the animated movie Batman: Assault on Arkham, in the same year, 2014. Not limiting himself to the DC universe, Baker is also the voice of Hawkeye in […]

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Crazy MCU Theory No. 37: About Those Infinity Stones

Posted November 17, 2014 by Rodney Brown

I was looking at a cool Tumblr post earlier when this crazy idea about what the Marvel Cinematic Universe — and the Marvel Comics world as well — might be up to sprang into my mind nearly fully formed: What if there are no “natural” mutations, and that every power, whether a natural mutation, an […]

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Red Sonja’s Gail Simone At New York Comic Con 2014

Posted November 15, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our Joker cosplayer, the Clown Prince of Cosplay, interviews Red Sonja writer Gail Simone about the character and, of course, the Joker, at New York Comic Con 2014. Simone is also known as the long-time writer of Batgirl, and new returning writer of the soon to be relaunched Secret Six. She also started the entire movement […]

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TMNT! Interview with Donatello Voice Actor Rob Paulsen

Posted November 13, 2014 by E. Ortiz

At New York Comic Con in October, our skull-headed man on the mic, Unemployed Skeletor, interviewed voice actor Rob Paulsen about the legacy and current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series on Nickelodeon. You may also know Rob for his work as Pinky from Pinky and the Brain, and Yakko Warner from Animaniacs.

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Indie Spotlight: Magicite Is Multiplayer RPG Magic

Posted November 12, 2014 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we take a look at a great contender for my favorite title of 2014 — Magicite! Released in June 2014 via Steam Greenlight, Magicite is a Roguelike RPG platformer with a retro/pixelated graphical style that sends you deep underground in hopes of stopping what is known as “The Scourge” from destroying […]

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Rhode Island Comic Con 2014 Sunday Cosplay Gallery!

Posted November 11, 2014 by Rodney Brown

On the second day of Rhode Island Comic Con I didn’t have my studio setup, so I was lucky enough to spend most of the day with The Batsy Twins at their classic 1966 Batcycle display, grabbing cosplayers as they walked by. This gallery is bigger than either of the two from Saturday by a couple dozen […]

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Part 2 of Saturday’s RICC 2014 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted November 10, 2014 by Rodney Brown

As I said yesterday in Part 1, at Rhode Island Comic Con I was allowed to once again set up a portable studio to shoot photos of the cosplayers being judged for the Cosplay Contest, and any others I could grab and haul in to the room. As was the case the last time I did this, at Granite […]

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RICC 2014 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday – Part 1!

Posted November 9, 2014 by Rodney Brown

At Rhode Island Comic Con I was allowed to once again set up a portable studio to shoot photos of the cosplayers being judged for the Cosplay Contest, and any others I could grab and haul in to the room. As was the case the last time I did this, at Granite State Comic Con in […]

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Sarah Skittles is Supergirl! ‘Girl of Steel’ Cosplay at NYCC 2014

Posted November 8, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our man on the mic with the see-through skin, Unemployed Skeletor, interviews cosplayer and model Sarah Skittles at New York Comic Con 2014, while she cosplays as Supergirl, in a version inspired by the design of Superman’s outfit in the movie Man of Steel. After the video, check out the photos by Cantera Cosplay.

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Iron Man Hulkbuster Cosplay Exists Already, And It’s Amazing!

Posted November 7, 2014 by E. Ortiz

If you are like me, after seeing the Avengers 2: Age of Ultron trailers, you can’t wait for this film to come out, and one of the many reasons is the battle between the Hulk and Iron Man in the Hulkbuster armor (teased at the end of Iron Man 3 when all of the suits […]

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RICC 2014 Review – ‘Go Big or Go Home’ Isn’t a Management Strategy

Posted November 6, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Rhode Island Comic Con held its third annual event this past weekend, and, unless you weren’t paying attention at all, you have seen the reports of how dysfunctional the crowd management was. But not everything was horrible at RICC 2014, and the drastic overcrowding was actually a boon to some. With that in mind, below […]

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Rhode Island Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Contest – Video and Pics!

Posted November 5, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Whatever else might have gone wrong at Rhode Island Comic Con this year, the cosplay contest was an unqualified hit. Featuring a large number of astounding cosplayers, a huge audience, and the MC with the most mouth, Boston’s Deadpool, the cosplay contest went off without much of a hitch (not counting some truly outstanding cosplayers […]

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AAC 2014 Cosplay Gallery by FirstPerson Shooter!

Posted November 4, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Another Anime Convention (generally called AAC) was held in mid-October in Manchester, NH, and while anime cosplay was not the only thing to be found, it dominated. For every fem Shepard or Harley Quinn there was a handful of Mikasas — or even more Corporal Levis. The number of shots combined over the two days doesn’t quite […]

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Interview with Brandon Auman – Head Writer for Nickelodeon’s TMNT!

Posted November 3, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Brandon Auman is the story editor and top writer for the latest incarnation of the ooze-transformed reptiles, Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Our skin-challenged interviewer, Unemployed Skeletor, talked to Auman at New York Comic Con about the show, his animation writing history (which includes stints writing for Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and The […]

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Rhode Island Comic Con 2014: Third Time NOT A Charm

Posted November 1, 2014 by Rodney Brown

The first day of Rhode Island Comic Con this year was colder than it has been since last May and rainy, and none of that stopped record crowds from showing up — and in the case of many hundreds, not being able to get in. By early afternoon, reports had it that the dealer’s room […]

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Let The Carol Danvers Casting Rumors Commence!

Posted October 30, 2014 by Rodney Brown

With the news from Marvel Studios that Captain Marvel will be getting her own movie, set to open on July 6, 2018, speculation has reached a fever pitch over who should play her. The site Slash Film has a list of their top 10 candidates to be Carol Danvers. That made me decide to repurpose […]

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Happy Halloween From Vampirella!

Posted October 29, 2014 by Rodney Brown

It is just a few days before All Hallow’s Eve, and in keeping with the spooky spirit, your editor in chief thought “What would make a good scary photo shoot? Vampirella would! Scary sexy!” (Yes, that is sadly a fairly accurate representation of my typical thought process.) Luckily, the talented cosplayer Panda Luna Valentine, from […]

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With Arms Wide Open – In Terror! A Review of ‘The Creed’

Posted October 28, 2014 by Ashley Rogers

I have one question for your Hollywood horror movies… Can they show you HORROR?! To a place you’re blinded with fear?! Can they show you Horror?! To a place you’ll wet your sheets?! It is with these questions that we present to you The Creed, a twenty minute short film about a woman who mysteriously […]

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Cara Nicole is Power Girl! AZPowergirl Interview at NYCC 2014

Posted October 27, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our Joker cosplayer, the Crown Prince of Cosplay, interviewed AZ Powergirl, aka Cara Nicole at New York Comic Con 2014. They talked about the struggles of being gorgeous, costume making and then he challenged her to an epic thumb war! Below the video, check out the photos by Cantera Image.  

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New York Comic Con 2014 Cosplay Gallery By Cantera Image!

Posted October 26, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Check out Cantera Image‘s cosplay gallery from his time at the New York Comic Con 2014. There are more than 100 images in the gallery, so give it time to load, and enjoy! After you have looked over these pictures, check out Adam Etheridge‘s Friday gallery, Saturday gallery and Sunday gallery, and then the Friday gallery, Saturday, Part 1 and Part 2 and Sunday galleries from […]

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South Park’s ‘The Cissy,’ From a Trans Comedian’s Perspective

Posted October 24, 2014 by Ashley Rogers

America is finally paying attention to transgender rights. How do we know this? One might say that it’s because people like actress Laverne Cox have been featured in such high profile publications as the cover of Time Magazine, or because a number of cities, counties, and states have successfully implemented laws to ensure trans individuals […]

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Gillykins is Catwoman at New York Comic Con 2014

Posted October 23, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Our Joker cosplayer, the Crown Prince of Cosplay, continues his harassment … er,  interviews of cosplayers at New York Comic Con 2014. The latest is Gillykins, who talks about her killer Catwoman cosplay, NYCC versus San Diego Comic Con, and her favorite Batman: The Animated Series characters. Once you’ve watched the video, check out the photos of Gillykins taken […]

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Joker Yuks it up with Yaya Han at NYCC 2014

Posted October 22, 2014 by E. Ortiz

Yaya Han has a new comic book and our Joker, the Crown Prince of Cosplay,  was there at New York Comic Con to talk to her about the first issue as well as her newest Assassin’s Creed cosplay! Check out her comic book at the Lion Forge Comics website. After the video, check out the photos […]

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BLACK DYNAMITE! Interview with Michael Jai White and more at NYCC 2014

Posted October 21, 2014 by E. Ortiz

The second season of Black Dynamite premiered October 18! At New York Comic Con, He-Man nemesis Unemployed Skeletor interviewed the cast of the hit Adult Swim series Black Dynamite, including Black Dynamite himself Michael Jai White, Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley. Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley Executive Producer Carl Jones  

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Sunday NYCC 2014 Cosplay Gallery from Adam Etheridge!

Posted October 20, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Sunday  at New York Comic Con our man Adam Etheridge captured plenty of images of the amazing cosplayers who still dressed up on the last day of the con. Among the known cosplayers in this gallery are Nadyasonika, Stella Chuu, Vera Baby, Lindsay Elyse and Vampy Bit Me. After you have looked over these pictures, check out Adam’s Friday gallery and Saturday gallery, and then the Friday gallery, Saturday, Part 1 and Part 2 and Sunday galleries […]

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Nadyasonika’s Chun Li Kickin’ it With Joker at NYCC 2014

Posted October 19, 2014 by E. Ortiz

The Clown Prince of Cosplay, our very own Joker cosplayer, challenges Mexican cosplay star Nadyasonika to a contest at New York Comic Con 2014. Who will win? And what violent sport does Nadyasonika reveal was in her past? After the video, check out the photos of Nadyasonika by Adam Etheridge.  

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Saturday NYCC 2014 Cosplay Gallery from Adam Etheridge!

Posted October 17, 2014 by Rodney Brown

Saturday, between us having him do other projects and his own shoots, Adam Etheridge took fewer shots at New York Comic Con than he did on Friday. But still he brought us a gallery of 40+ pictures, featuring cosplayers such as Yaya Han, Nadyasonika, Stella Chuu, Envy Us Deviant, Vera Baby, Soni Aralynn, Micro Kitty Cosplay, and Cara Nicole. After you […]

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Friday NYCC 2014 Cosplay Gallery from Adam Etheridge!

Posted October 16, 2014 by Rodney Brown

We start our second set of galleries from the recent New York Comic Con (officially now the country’s largest, having surpassed the attendance of San Diego Comic Con by about 20,000) with the photos taken on Friday by  Adam Etheridge. Among the nearly 100 cosplayers in Adam’s first NYCC gallery are Zombie Bit Me, Vera Baby, Stella […]

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