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Con-Man Hilton Jumps Feet First Into Complicated Cosplay

Posted August 4, 2015 by Lauren Grant

The world of cosplay is many things to many people. It’s a safe haven, an escape from reality going back to the place that you can call home. The journey of making one’s cosplay however, isn’t always a walk in the park. From commissioning to sewing to gluing to shaping to burning yourself how you […]

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Otakon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday!

Posted August 3, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Sunday was the last day of Otakon, held last weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center, and our photographer (and videographer) Adam Etheridge got these shots of the excellent cosplayers showing off their skills and love of their fandoms. When you are done with this gallery, check out the shots from Friday, as well as the first half of Saturday’s […]

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Otakon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday, Part 2!

Posted August 2, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Now we have the second of two galleries by Adam Etheridge from the anime-focused convention Otakon, held last weekend at the Baltimore Convention Center. Among the cosplayers in this gallery are M I S S I S S I P P I as Princess Peach and the featured photo, Shinrajunkie as a Witch Doctor. When you are done with this gallery, […]

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Otakon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday, Part 1!

Posted August 1, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The Baltimore Convention Center last weekend yet again hosted the anime-focused convention Otakon, and we sent Adam Etheridge there to cover all the excellent cosplay. Here is the first of two galleries of his photos from Saturday. When you are done with this gallery, check out the shots from Friday as well. Photo gallery tips: Once the page […]

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Otakon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Friday!

Posted July 31, 2015 by Rodney Brown

One of the nation’s largest anime-focused conventions, Otakon, was held at the Baltimore Convention Center last weekend, and we had Adam Etheridge there to grab photos of the amazing cosplayers that showed up. According to online observations (not any official numbers to be clear) attendance this year was down slightly from last year, possibly in […]

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Summer Heat: Pool Party Riven!

Posted July 30, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Since Riven’s giant sword becomes a huge carrot when she is in her Battle Bunny skin, it only makes sense that it becomes an enormous, partially eaten green popsicle in her Pool Party version. At the recent League of Legends Pool Party, well, pool party, Riven was cosplayed by the wonderful Princess Gigglesnort. Photo gallery […]

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‘Xenoblade Chronicles X’ Looks Both Familiar and New

Posted July 29, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Xenoblade Chronicles was possibly one of the best games to come out for the Wii and possibly one of the best Japanese role playing games to come out in the last console generation. Its unique setting, combat system, well-fleshed-out and developed characters, phenomenal musical score, and amazing story made it one of the Wii’s gems. […]

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Celebrate ‘Walk On Stilts’ Day With Giant Robots!

Posted July 27, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Today is National Walk on Stilts Day. Seriously, Google it. In recognition of the somewhat dubious day of recognition, I am highlighting one of the most accomplished stilt-walking costumers I know, Tom of Extreme Costumes. I first met Tom at Katsucon of all places, where in 2012 I was asked to do a photo shoot for the […]

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Ain’t No Party Like a Nerdy Party

Posted July 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

At last year’s DragonCon, I was talking to Micah of Beat Down Boogie, and he was telling me about what was on his mind for the future, now that its very popular Mario Warfare series was wrapping up. He mentioned the idea that he would like to leverage some of the many years worth of […]

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Cosplay & Style

Summer Heat: Pool Party Lux!

Posted July 25, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The League of Legends pool party shoot from June is the gift that keeps on giving, and today it is giving us Teragarm Cosplay as Pool Party Lux. I’m not sure what sort of magic she can summon out of the tiki torch staff, but I’m more than willing to wait and find out. Photo […]

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The Virtual Waifu: Fad or Future?

Posted July 24, 2015 by Adam Etheridge

Over the course of the past couple of years, I’ve had the opportunity to experience virtual reality gaming a handful of times, as I was able to demo a few games for both the Oculus Rift and Sony’s Project Morpheus at E3 2014 and 2015. To be blunt, I did not find most of the […]

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Anime Expo 2015 Cosplay Gallery!

Posted July 23, 2015 by Rodney Brown

While most of us were enjoying grilled food and summer weather over the July 4th holiday weekend, more than 90,000 anime fans flocked to the Los Angeles Convention Center for Anime Expo. The convention labels itself as the largest anime-focused event in North America, and with numbers like that it seems a valid claim. This […]

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Summer Heat: Pool Party Sivir!

Posted July 22, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The third set from the fun League of Legends pool party shoot last month is of Boston Bee Cosplay as Pool Party Sivir, getting serious about saving lives. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll faster […]

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Wild Speculation After ‘Ant Man’ Reveals

Posted July 21, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The latest superhero movie set in what is called the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) is Ant Man, and while it is not as big a hit as the blockbuster Avengers, Captain America or Iron Man movies, it is an undeniable hit, and nearly as well reviewed as Captain America: Winter Soldier. But this isn’t a […]

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A ConnectiCon First Timer In A Pricey Court

Posted July 21, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

(Ed. Note: As I hinted yesterday, we have one more ConnectiCon gallery to go. At the bottom of this review are shots taken by Jibrii himself, so check ’em out!) Whenever a friend talked about their experience at ConnectiCon to me it was never in a good light. Since I first heard about it in 2013 I have […]

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ConnectiCon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Sunday!

Posted July 20, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The final set from your editor from ConnectiCon is all of the shots from Sunday. While the number of Steven Universe cosplayers was down from previous days, the other big new cosplay trend, Mad Max: Fury Road, was in full force as you can see. Representing the latest Mad Max movie were HaruVamp (twice) and Eliza from […]

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‘Vector Thrust’ Makes Aerial Combat a Bit Easier

Posted July 20, 2015 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! Today we take to the skies in some good old dogfighting – with Vector Thrust! My personal background in aerial combat mostly consists of classics like StarFox and bullet hell games like Ikaruga, but I generally moved away from anything simulator-esque or realistic. Visually, Vector Thrust feels like a happy medium […]

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ConnectiCon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 3!

Posted July 19, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Wrapping up the Saturday galleries from 2015 ConnectiCon is the third set of photos. In this group are cosplayers Chelsea Von Chastity, Peaches from Wicked Geeky, Vanity Fox, Pixie Belle Cosplay and HaruVamp, among many others. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in […]

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ConnectiCon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 2!

Posted July 18, 2015 by Rodney Brown

We’re in the middle of the Saturday galleries from the 2015 edition of ConnectiCon. This gallery is loaded with cosplayers, such as Dancing Fool Cosplay, Amalgam Cosplay and Blue Sky’s Cosplay; Dollicious; Neocoolstar Cosplay; Princess Gigglesnort and Teragarm Cosplay; the Hero Army (with a bunch of Disney characters jumping in); Katastrophe Cosplay; ATK PWR; Chubby Buns Cosplay […]

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ConnectiCon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Saturday Part 1!

Posted July 17, 2015 by Rodney Brown

In early to mid July in the Connecticut River valley in central Connecticut — home of Hartford and  ConnectiCon — things can get pretty swampy. This past weekend was no exception, so while you may see plenty of shots elsewhere from the stairs outside the Connecticut Convention Center, your comfort-loving editor in chief stayed in the […]

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ConnectiCon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 2!

Posted July 16, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The second Friday gallery from ConnectiCon this year includes, among others, cosplayers such as Peaches from Wicked Geeky, Pixie Belle Cosplay (again), Jewbacca Cosplay (also again – seriously, how do you people change so fast?), Chibi Kitsune Cosplay, RachniQueen Cosplay and the amazing SACScosplay in their steampunk Kingdom Hearts costumes. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the […]

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ConnectiCon 2015 Cosplay Gallery, Friday Part 1!

Posted July 15, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The largest nerd convention in the Nutmeg State is ConnectiCon, held each year at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford. In the past few years the convention has been transitioning from being mainly an anime-focused event to a more general pop culture one like Super MegaFest in Massachusetts or Rhode Island Comic Con in Providence. […]

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Summer Heat: Pool Party Syndra!

Posted July 14, 2015 by Rodney Brown

We continue with our League of Legends Pool Party sets, this time with Syndra, cosplayed by ATK PWR. Alas, the set is probably the smallest of the bunch, and I can only assume it was because I was too dazzled by ATK PWR to think of multiple poses. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the […]

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Mashup Cosplays on ‘Embrace Your Geekiness Day’!

Posted July 13, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Today is Embrace Your Geekiness Day (seriously, Google it). Since most of my fellow geeks geek out over multiple fandoms, I thought it would be appropriate to do a small gallery of some of my favorite mashups — the combining of two worlds of fandom or pop culture into one awesome pun or inside joke. […]

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Wanda Maximoff Weirds Out Florida SuperCon!

Posted July 12, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The second set of photos Alex of Alex Valderana Photography sent us from Florida SuperCon is of Amy Nicole Cosplay as Wanda Maximoff from the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll faster […]

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Summer Heat: Pool Party Jinx!

Posted July 11, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The second Summer Heat gallery from the recent Bay State version of the League of Legends Pool Party shoot is Jinx, cosplayed by the delightful Chibi Kitsune Cosplay. Poor Jinx seems to be having some trouble with her overly playful dolphin. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation […]

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Killer Instinct Season 2 Is a Killer Update

Posted July 10, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

One of my favorite games of last year was Killer Instinct. An amazing long overdue update to the Killer Instinct games of the 1990s, Killer Instinct provided a unique fighting game experience that, despite a lot of updated game mechanics, stayed faithful to the Killer Instinct style. Since the game’s launch, new characters have been […]

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Chun Li Kickin’ It at Florida SuperCon!

Posted July 9, 2015 by Rodney Brown

At the recent Florida SuperCon, Alex of Alex Valderana Photography did a bunch of shoots and we are lucky enough to have a few of them. First up is Jackie “Spider-Girl” Cosplay,  as Chun Li from the Street Fighter games. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back […]

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Summer Heat: Pharoah Nidalee and Lee Sin

Posted July 8, 2015 by Rodney Brown

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to be one of a handful of photographers invited to a Cosplay Pool Party, featuring League of Legends cosplayers wearing costumes based on the Pool Party skin for various game characters.  At that party I shot enough awesome cosplayers to create eight individual galleries! Up first is a two-fer: […]

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Despite Some Flaws, ‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Is The Game We Deserve

Posted July 7, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

Time to once again don that famous cowl and cape to become Vengeance, to become the Night, to become Batman! In Rocksteady Studios’ final game in the Arkham series we once again become the Caped Crusader in his final game, Batman: Arkham Knight. With this being the last game in the Arkham series of games, […]

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Sunday MASSive Comic Con Gallery!

Posted July 7, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The last gallery from the first ever MASSive Comic Con, held recently in Worcester, Mass., is the biggest from the two-day convention, but only by a couple dozen images. All added up, I have posted 433 images from that convention, a sign that is was very well attended, at least by cosplayers. In this gallery […]

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Summer Heat: League of Legends Pool Party at AnimeNEXT!

Posted July 6, 2015 by Rodney Brown

It’s almost like Riot Games knew we were planning this Summer Heat series. Why else would it have introduced a Pool Party skin for nearly every League of Legends character? OK, probably not that reason, but still it is something we can take advantage of. Our man Adam Etheridge did just that during AnimeNEXT recently, […]

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Saturday MASSive Comic Con Gallery, Part 3!

Posted July 6, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Finally, here is the last set from the first day of the first ever MASSive Comic Con, held a couple weekends ago at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. While I am not a wrestling fan, you would be remiss in not paying attention to the accurate and somewhat disturbing cosplay of CM Punk by the […]

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Browncoats – and Everyone – Will Be Right at Home in ‘Rebel Galaxy’

Posted July 5, 2015 by Chris "Gallant-Z" Ruiz

Welcome to Indie Spotlight! I hope you all had a Happy INDIEpendence Day to all who observed it! As we reflect on our freedoms here on Earth with fireworks and barbecue, I thought it fit for us to dive into a game where we find independence in the vastness of space – Rebel Galaxy! It’s […]

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Saturday MASSive Comic Con Gallery, Part 2!

Posted July 4, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The second gallery of three from the first day of the brand new convention MASSive Comic Con is loaded with amazing cosplayers, including nearly a dozen from the Connecticut-based group The Hero Army, which was at the convention helping out with a fundraising table for Autism Speaks. Also in this gallery is Wonderllama Cosplay as the Netflix […]

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Summer Heat: Jubilee Swimsuit Cosplay!

Posted July 3, 2015 by Rodney Brown

On this weekend of fireworks all around the United States, it is only fitting we bring you a gallery of Marvel’s own mutant fireworks factory, Jubilee! Jubilation Lee, in a summer outfit and definitely not in her later vampire form, is cosplayed by Pixie Belle Cosplay, and the set was shot by Crash: The Photos. […]

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Saturday MASSive Comic Con Gallery, Part 1!

Posted July 3, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Even though it was an inaugural event, MASSive Comic Con held in Worcester, MA, this past weekend was a big hit, based on the number of cosplayer photos I took. For Saturday alone of the two-day event, I have enough photos to create three 100-images galleries, so here is the first one. In this gallery are a […]

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NorthEast Comic Con 2015 Gallery!

Posted July 2, 2015 by Rodney Brown

I was only able to get to Northeast Comic Con on Sunday when it was held at the Shriner’s Auditorium in Wilmington, MA, a few weekends ago. But, despite having a rough inaugural convention last year, there was still enough cosplayers in attendance to get nearly 100 photos on Sunday alone. Having Adam West as a […]

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Anime Mid-Atlantic Cosplay Gallery by Howell’s Visions, Sunday!

Posted July 2, 2015 by Rodney Brown

As is always the case at a convention, Sunday at Anime Mid-Atlantic saw fewer cosplayers than previous days filling up the Chesapeake Conference Center in the city of Chesapeake, VA. Once again, Howell’s Visions Photography went there to take pictures for us, following on from his gallery from Friday and Saturday. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the […]

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BelleChere’s Squirrel Girl Cosplay is Nuts!

Posted July 1, 2015 by Rodney Brown

At the recent inaugural MASSive Comic Con held in Worcester, MA, international cosplay superstar BelleChere was a guest and cosplay contest judge. On Saturday of the two-day convention she debuted her awesome version of Squirrel Girl — Marvel’s most powerful rodent-based superhero. Check out her interview below by Lois Lane (actually the multi-talented cosplayer FergyK) […]

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Anime Mid-Atlantic Cosplay Gallery by Howell’s Visions, Saturday!

Posted July 1, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Anime Mid-Atlantic is a convention held at the Chesapeake Conference Center in the city of Chesapeake, VA. Howell’s Visions Photography went there to take pictures for us, and following on from his gallery from Friday is this one from the second day of the anime-focused (but clearly not exclusive) convention. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will […]

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Borderlands Cosplay Party Rocked NYC

Posted June 30, 2015 by Rodney Brown

As the nerd culture becomes a greater part of overall culture, nerd events in general, and cosplay events in particular that are not a convention are becoming more common. Case in point, the recent 8-Bit Bash: The Pre-Sequel — a Borderlands-focused cosplay night at the club Stout NYC. We sent Johnny Daggers to the party put […]

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E3 2015: Games Of The Show

Posted June 30, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

E3 has come and gone, and it left a huge impression on the gaming world. With so many new games announced, and shown for the first time it was hard to not be impressed by a lot of these games. Usually I can pick out one game title that I felt stood above the rest, […]

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Anime Mid-Atlantic Cosplay Gallery by Howell’s Visions, Friday!

Posted June 29, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Keeping the anime fans happy in the Commonwealth of Virginia is Anime Mid-Atlantic, a convention held at the Chesapeake Conference Center in the city of Chesapeake (oddly enough, which is not on Chesapeake Bay). This year we were lucky enough to get Howell’s Visions Photography to take pictures for us, and first up is this gallery from […]

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EternalCon Cosplay Gallery from KBV Photography!

Posted June 28, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The summer con season is well upon us. Two weekends ago we had photographers at a handful of conventions including Long Island’s EternalCon. Held each year at the Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, Eternal Con is a comic con that has grown into a general nerd and pop culture convention. We sent KBV Photography […]

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AnimeNEXT Cosplay Gallery From Adam Etheridge, Saturday

Posted June 26, 2015 by Rodney Brown

The NJ-based anime convention AnimeNEXT continues to produce content for us. Now we have the third and final set of shots taken by Adam Etheridge at the recent convention held at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. In the set you can find Mark Hyrullian Cosplay in his amazing Thor armor, and Kayla Ann Cosplay as a perfect Janine […]

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AnimeNEXT 2015: End Of An Era For A Great Starter Con

Posted June 25, 2015 by JIbrii Ransom

AnimeNEXT is the largest independently organized anime convention in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area. The convention features Japanese creators of anime and manga, voice actors from anime series, Japanese musical acts, artists, vendors and exhibits, panels, workshops, and gaming. AnimeNEXT has been around since 2002 and is organized by Universal Animation held at the […]

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AnimeNEXT Cosplay Gallery From Adam Etheridge, Friday, Part 2!

Posted June 24, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Our second gallery from AnimeNEXT is the second half of the shots taken Friday by Adam Etheridge at the recent convention held at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. Photo gallery tips: Once the page loads the images, you will see the Forward and Back navigation arrows above the image, in case you want to scroll faster than the […]

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Con Eats: Close To Heavenly ‘Shangri-La’ In Worcester

Posted June 24, 2015 by Jen Jen

The impressively high-ceilinged restaurant and lounge Shangri-La in Worcester, MA is still a fairly new establishment with telltale signs of a previous sports bar ownership. Its large front window provides ample light during the day. At night it is a fishbowl setting for a cold drink and some greasy Sichuan food. Even though my cohort, […]

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AnimeNEXT Cosplay Gallery From Adam Etheridge, Friday, Part 1!

Posted June 23, 2015 by Rodney Brown

Once again this year we had our man in the Garden State, Adam Etheridge, hit up AnimeNEXT, held a couple weekends ago at the Garden State Exhibit Center in Somerset, NJ. The summer staple of the East Coast anime cosplay community again produced a pile of excellent cosplays for Adam to shoot, and this is the […]

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