New Main Entrance for C.A.P.E.!

Hey everybody! This year we are concentrating our operations more into the conference center part of the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. That means we would like you to use a different entrance than last year.

On the opposite side of the facility from the hotel lobby is a large entrance specifically for events. That is where registration and prop check will be. We still have full run of the hotel public space, and you can enter via the lobby, you’ll just have to walk a long way to get to registration, through a cadre of Staff that will ask for your wristband.

Check out this handy and super cheesy map I made, showing you where the new entrance is, and where you can find parking.

CAPE 2018 entrance is on the other side from the lobby!

CAPE 2018 entrance is on the other side from the lobby!

Panelist Announcement: Spectra!

Spectra

Spectra is not only a foam armor expert who has run panels on the topic at New York Comic Con, but is Nerd Caliber‘s own AAA games writer. His cosplays draw most from comic books and movies, and his Frozone is so spot on that you almost think that Pixar based the character design on Spectra in the first place.

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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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Panelist Announcement: Cowbutt Crunchies

Cowbutt Crunchies

Cowbutt Crunchies, a duo of Bostonian cosplayers with a weird name and way too much love for dressing up, return for a second year to CAPE.  With ten years of cosplay experience under their belts, they’re big fans of sharing that knowledge with others in the form of tutorials, advice, and more recently wigworking tips as Gothichamlet participates in Arda’s Iron Wig contest.

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PANELIST ANNOUNCEMENT: LUCKY GRIM CREATIVE!

Lucky Grim Creative

I met Rachael when I first rediscovered cons, at Anime Boston 2008, and realized I was missing out on one of the most creative aspects of the nerdiness I love, cosplay. I berated the poor woman with questions about her Amaterasu outfit for at least a half hour, and she graciously answered every one. An amazing talent and a natural teacher.

Announcing CCCP, The Cape Cod Cosplay Photoshoot Week!

Please come join us at the CCCP! No, not the old Soviet Union, the return of the Cape Cod Cosplay Photoshoot week!

For a week last May, Nerd Caliber set up a temporary shop 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. We’re coming back for more fun, from May 12 through May 20!

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.

After last year’s event I also discovered a few other locations a bit further away, as much as a 45-minute drive away. 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 July two-day event, the Cosplay And Photography Expo!

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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

C.A.P.E. 2018 Tickets Are Now On Sale!

PC = Caroline Belge Photography

PC = Caroline Belge Photography, Cosplayer = That Wonder Woman, Panelist (holding reflector) = Dave Yang

We’ve already opened up ticket sales for the 2018 edition of the Cosplay And Photography Expo, and it was easy because we didn’t change a thing! (OK, we did change some of the images, but prices and ticket types are the same.)

Saturday tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 at the door.

Sunday tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Weekend tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door.

Photographers planning to charge will again pay $50 for the weekend in advance and $60 at the door.

Stay tuned to the website and Facebook page for updates on Panelists and, much closer to the even date, the list of panels and events.