The Portrait Dude – Cosplay Photography
From Wes’ own description, he is a “who specializes in showcasing the amazing talent that is the cosplay community. I want the pictures we create together to turn people’s heads and say ‘Holy crap, you shot that WHERE?’ ”
The Room Discount code for the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, Nashua, NH is active. Rates start at $129 for a standard room with a single king bed or two double beds.
The link below is for just Saturday night. You can get the same rate for more nights but need to call the hotel directly at 603-888-1551.
Click on CAPE at the Holiday Inn, Nashua and the discount code will automatically be applied when you pick the date.
RATE ENDS July 5! Book your rooms soon!
What’s better than one of anything? Two of course! Whether it is two Baymaxes or two days of panels and workshops, doubling up is twice the fun!
After looking at how much we have saved up for CAPE 2017, we decided that it made sense to pin down the second day now instead of later, since we will be able to afford it. That gives us a chance to put on nearly all of the excellent panels our panelists have dreamed up, instead having to do the painful triage of deciding which ones to present.
We decided to set the rate for Sunday to $15 in advance and the weekend for $35 (the same as a Saturday and Sunday individual ticket combined). That way everyone gets a break on Sunday costs and we don’t have to refund any tickets already sold. The new tickets have already been added to the choices at TicketTailor.
Of course the Holiday Inn in Nashua is glad we did, not just because it books their meeting rooms for another day but it gives attendees added incentive to stay overnight. Stay tuned soon for a link to the hotel registration page with our discount code already filled in. That will give you rates from $121.50 for a standard single king or two double bed room, to $173.50 for a suite with kitchenette.
Mark Hyrullian Cosplay
Mark burst onto the cosplay scene with an astoundingly realistic armored Link. and has kept up the armor work since then. Whether it is actual mail armor for Link, foam for Baird or leather for Edward Kenway, Mark has experience crafting it. In addition, he has deep experience (both in cosplay and out) in electronics lighting effects.
Those darn Canadians…
While plenty of things can be said about Fan Expo buying Boston Comic Con, one of the best things is that it gave them pockets deep enough to move to the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (the home of PAX East) in 2017. Unfortunately, that meant they had to move dates — to the same weekend we had planned for CAPE. /sad face/
But don’t fret! The CAPE hotel was very happy to allow us to move to the prior weekend, so CAPE is now planned for August 5, 2017. Yes still at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua, NH — with its indoor three-masted pirate ship and all.
If you have already bought tickets, don’t worry. We will not make you do it again, and will honor tickets with the Aug, 12 date. If you have already bought tickets and now can’t make it at all, just contact us and we will happily refund your purchase.
Yes, the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites in Nashua has a three-masted pirate ship inside the meeting center part of the facility. And yes, we will have our photo studios set up in there and encourage anyone and everyone to shoot in and on it. But you don’t have to be any one of the characters being cosplayed in the pictures below — or any pirate for that matter — to get or take pictures on the ship.
You don’t have to be an anime pirate like the Straw Hat Pirates…
Kittenstrings Jena is a commissioned costume crafter, a model, medical special effects professional and might love fishing more than FirstPerson Shooter does. She rarely competes in contests, preferring to cosplay for fun and make costumes for other people to compete in. Leather, vinyl, spandex or crinoline — Jena can craft with it all.
Mhysa Cosplay is so dedicated to accuracy in costuming, she built her own loom to weave a particular fabric for a Daenerys Targaryen cosplay — then memorized an entire speech in High Valyrian just to nail it down. A Master-level cosplay contest winner she now (like most of our judges) only judges contests and rarely competes. But she hasn’t slowed down creating, including designing an entire Disney princess/Avengers mashup team last year.
Panda and Peaches from Wicked Geeky
One of the very first cosplay groups in New England, and one of the longest lasting, is the gathering of amazing lady cosplayers known as Wicked Geeky. The sheer number of hours of costuming and cosplay makeup experience among these ladies is staggering (and they are still young). Panda and Peaches (and BelleChere!) will be representing the team in Nashua!
I hope you can keep August 12, 2017 open (and maybe Aug. 13, depending on interest) for the next happening of the Cosplay And Photography Expo!
Yes, that is a full-size pirate ship inside the venue next summer — the Holiday Inn in Nashua, NH. The room it is in will be the photo studio room, and there is more than enough space for three backdrops, a giant window wall for natural light shooting, and that amazing pirate ship.
While the hotel isn’t in the industrial grounds of the Southbridge Hotel of CAPE 2015, or the beautiful grounds of the planned venue for 2016, Stonehill College, it has a central tree-filled courtyard for nature settings. And that ship.
The hotel is on the Nashua city bus route, and there is a regular bus that runs from Boston to Nashua for easy public transportation. We also have a specially priced room block for people staying at the hotel, details of which will get posted soon.
Get ready for announcements about ticket prices (not much change), panelists and more!