CAPE 2020 News Is Here!

 

Here it is, the details about the next Cosplay And Photography Expo — July 18, & 19, 2020!

New location!

The Holiday Inn Mansfield Foxoboro in Mansfield, Mass. It is just a couple miles from the Mansfield commuter rail stop, making getting to the convention much easier than in past years. For those driving, it is right off the intersection of Rt. 495 and I-95.

The meeting room and the meeting facility area is fantastically well laid out, and the hotel even has an amphitheater for large panels, just like our first hotel!

Prices

Tickets prices start at the same level as 2018! But, they will be going up in three stages over the 18 months until CAPE 2020, so get your tickets early, starting May 4, 2019! For the full breakdown of the price jumps, click on the Register link above.

 

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The Return Of CCCP, The Cape Cod Cosplay Photoshoot Week!

It’s the third year for the CCCP! No, not the old Soviet Union, the return of the Cape Cod Cosplay Photoshoot week!

In May two years ago, Nerd Caliber set up temporary HQ at the Southfleet Motor Inn at South Wellfleet on Cape Cod to organize a week of cosplayers and photographers getting together for all kinds of cosplay photography fun. It was so much fun that we did it again last year. And we’re coming back for more fun this year, from May 11 through May 19!

As you can see from the photos below, the locations are beautiful, and sometimes creepy. The biggest draws are the beaches, which are all but empty of other people at that time of year. But there is also the abandoned military housing complex, the old stone tower, the cedar swamp and of course Provincetown itself.

Other locations a bit further away include another high tower, and even a perfect location for hobbits!

What we do for attendees is provide as much help as we can to get shoots to happen. We will help you find locations, provide expertise for photography and possibly even transportation help for remote locations. What we aren’t doing is setting up actual shoots — that will be up to the photographers and cosplayers to coordinate together. Check out the Facebook event page for a way to connect and coordinate.

The Southfleet Motor Inn has given us a discount room rate of $98 per night for anyone planning for an overnight stay, or longer. Go to the Inn’s website and use the promo code PHOTOS for the discount rate.

Of course, while we are there we will be promoting our own two-day event, the Cosplay And Photography Expo!, coming back in 2020!

Chelsea Von Chastity Cosplay gets her viking warrior on in the scrub-covered cliffs above the Atlantic beaches.

Chelsea Von Chastity Cosplay gets her viking warrior on in the scrub-covered cliffs above the Atlantic beaches.

Our hostess at Southfleet is also a cosplayer, here as Gen. Holdo from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Our hostess at Southfleet is also a cosplayer, here as Gen. Holdo from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Alazar Cosplay as pool party Penguin in the indoor pool at the Southfleet.

Alazar Cosplay as pool party Penguin in the indoor pool at the Southfleet.

Olivia Kitt Cosplay as Gwenpool in the outdoor pool at the Southfleet.

Olivia Kitt Cosplay as Gwenpool in the outdoor pool at the Southfleet.

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Aemiliaaaaa as Misty at Indian Neck Beach

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Amazon Princess as Wonder Woman at Newcomb Hollow Beach

Chocobobutt as Amaterasu from Smite

Chocobobutt as Amaterasu from Smite at Indian Neck Beach

Aemiliaaaaa as Misty at the inn's outdoor pool.

Aemiliaaaaa as Misty at the inn’s outdoor pool.

Chocobobutt as swimsuit Asuka at the inn's indoor pool.

Chocobobutt as swimsuit Asuka at the inn’s indoor pool.

A house in the abandoned military housing.

A house in the abandoned military housing.

Interior of one of the abandoned houses.

Interior of one of the abandoned houses.

The Fog, in real life.

The Fog, in real life.

Shire-like location at the Stony Brook Grist Mill in Brewster.

Shire-like location at the Stony Brook Grist Mill in Brewster.

Shire-like location at the Stony Brook Grist Mill in Brewster.

Shire-like location at the Stony Brook Grist Mill in Brewster.

Lady D Cosplay as Bellatrix shot by Wonderllama Photography in the Rook tower.

Lady D Cosplay as Bellatrix shot by Wonderllama Photography in the Rook tower.

Lady D Cosplay as Bellatrix shot by Wonderllama Photography

Lady D Cosplay as Bellatrix shot by Wonderllama Photography

The Next CAPE Will Be In 2020

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That’s right we are skipping a year. We realized after this most recent Cosplay And Photography Expo that we need a longer run-up time to make our next CAPE an event that is revenue neutral or positive for us.

For that reason and to concentrate on other areas of Nerd Caliber in the coming year, the next CAPE will be in the summer of 2020.

We will be planning and holding some smaller events throughout 2019 and promoting CAPE 2020 at cons all throughout 2019 and 2020. Stay tuned for more information about these smaller, free events.

Thanks again for your support and we hope to see you all in 2020!

Photo credits: Cosplayer = fictitiousveronicamarie and photographer = Wonderllama Photography.

Panelist Announcement: Khepera Cosplay!

Khepera Cosplay

Khepera leapt onto the cosplay scene in 2014, and immediately started racking up cosplay contests awards, both for her amazing crafting skills and her ability to inhabit a character so completely. Right out of the gate she exhibited mastery of sewing, armor and prop making with foam and worbla, and makeup and wigs.

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