King of the Nerds Xander @ Twin Galaxies

twingalaxiesbannerIf you didn’t know, our Ramen host The Eddie favorite show was on TBS, King of the Nerds.  While at Twin Galaxies, The Eddie had a chance to interview Xander Jeanneret from King of the Nerds.

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Twin Galaxies Grand Opening 2015

twingalaxiesThe Ramen crew took a midnight trip down the I-5 from the Bay Area to SoCal, more precisley, Banning, CA for the invite-only opening of the iconic arcade store Twin Galaxies.  The guys played some pinball, some Mortal Kombat and also got some cool nerdy interviews.  Here’s a recap of the event!

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BigWow Comicfest 2015: Cosplayer/Designer Marie-Claude Bourbonnais

Mortal Kombat - Frost - Marie-Claude BourbonnaisThis sexy French Canadian and professional Cosplayer became an online hit with her Mortal Kombat costume character – Frost.

Marie-Claude Bourbonnais has a background in fashion design with 16 years of experience. In her interview she tells us how she made it as a cosplayer, a model and a designer – and how she has to sometimes give her fans what they want – a little cleavage and sometimes nudity. “It’s a part of modeling and I wouldn’t be doing it if I wasn’t comfortable with it”, she tells me. She also tells me how latex became a costume fabric hit in the costume making world of cosplay… But what was it really used before that? The latex-fabric utilizing company that gave her the costume-making edge was Polymorphe.

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ANIME EXPO 2013: Sleeping Cosplay? Batman & Spiderman duo? Mortal Come back?

Retrenders - Sleepy Thor - Batman Spiderman - Mortal Kombat - Johnny MorenoWhat’s going on here? Well, it’s early in the evening and some cosplayers are snoozing while others are trying to keep up with photographers. We lead in with cosplay model, Vampy Bit Me, who happens to be from the San Francisco Bay Area.Retrenders - Johnny Moreno - Ramen and a Half - Vampy Bit Me - Anime Expo 2013
In this segment the Ramen Crew really caught some random images, a cosplay snoozing, and of course the other 99 percent getting their photo’s taken every which way and loving it. Interestingly enough, we caught a Batman and Spiderman dynamic duo cosplaying on the ground floor. Ryan Turney tells us how he used dye sublimated lycra to create his outfit and Danny Lopez shows off his Batman cowl mask which is made by professional prop maker, Shawn Reeves. Then we get a flash back taste of Mortal Kombat!

We pretty much interviewed the obvious of course… other than eat breakfast then cosplay, eat lunch then cosplay and then catch dinner and hit the cosplay night life, but for those who come from afar or from next door to the Anime Expo convention center and perhaps maybe stayed up a wee bit too late the night before excitingly undecided in what cosplay will do …Well, we got one person to explain that!

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