Tomorrow I leave on a jet plane again for a week! This time I'm off to Los Angeles for a few days of D&D shenaniganry with (most) of my Rivals of Waterdeep family. Brandon won't be joining us but the amazing Erika Ishii is going to guest on our show in his place. Here's what … Continue reading I’m heading to LA for #DnDLive2019 The Descent!
So, Faces of Thedas is out and one of my favorite characters isn't in the book. Yes, you read that correctly; Fenris is not statted out for use in a campaign either as a NPC or PC. So, I took the format used in the book for characters getting a full spread, and applied to … Continue reading Want to put Fenris in your DA RPG? I got a write up for you
I will FINALLY be speaking at South By Southwest (SXSW) next weekend on March 10th, 11am AFAIK, it is not being streamed or recorded. I'm only there the 9th -11th, so if you're in or near Austin, lemme know! Speaking “Your Truth” vs. “The Truth” Speakers: Ryan Bond (Encyclopedia Brittanica), Shannon Downey (Badass Cross Stich), Mary Poffenroth … Continue reading Who am I seeing at @SXSW next weekend?
Here's my current PAX East schedule. Until the official schedule is posted, all things are subject to change. I Need Diverse Games will also be in the Diversity Lounge again! None of You are Free of Sin: Gamer Crimes Friday March 29th, 5:00pm Albatross Theatre Camping at the spawn point. Drinking BAWLS energy drink. Hanzo … Continue reading Final #PAXEast Schedule
Oh hey OrcaCon is this weekend! Here's my panel schedule y'all. Saturday, January 12th 10:00 am Better Realism for Better Worlds: We Did the Research for You I don't want to hear about how arm-chair "realistic" it is to default to miss-recorded Western medieval standards of race, gender, sexuality. This panel dissects the 101 History … Continue reading My @OrcaCon Schedule
I'm going back to MAGFest y'all. Here's my panel schedule as part of MAGES. Mental Health Representation in Games Thursday Jan 3rd. 4:00 pm MAGES 2 Mental health representation takes many forms in games, and can be helpful or harmful. Games like Hellblade explicitly address psychosis through the use of sound and mechanics, and are … Continue reading My MAGFest 2019 Schedule
I’m pleased to share I’m eligible for consideration for the Hugo Awards in a few categories for works created in 2018. I edited Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins a collection of essays in which POC, LGBTQIA, and other gamers with marginalized identities, shared their personal stories about what it’s like being part … Continue reading My 2018 @TheHugoAwards eligibility post