Next weekend kicks off a super busy month for me!

I'm doing sooo much stuff in April, but it's cool and I'm excited even if I'm a little tired just thinking about it. That means streams will be sporadic and not on the usual Tues/Thurs/Saturday schedule. Here's what I'm up to starting next Friday: April 1 & 2: Queerness and Games Conference  Los Angeles, CA … Continue reading Next weekend kicks off a super busy month for me!

My updated @C2E2 schedule!

The 2017 C2E2 schedule is finally live! So here's an updated and accurate schedule of panels I'll be on with links. You Have Died From Exposure: The Importance Of Compensating Geeky Marginalized Creators Jennifer Cross [M], Michi Trota, Suzanne Walker, Charlie Hawkins April 21, 6:45 - 7:45 pm S405a “Do It for the Exposure!” “Aren’t … Continue reading My updated @C2E2 schedule!

On the value of black women’s work

So yesterday I couldn't sleep and twitterpated all over about the Safetypin box and the reactions to it. Notably that some dude bro who didn't know anything about the creators (Leslie Mac and Marissa Johnson) I collated those over on Medium for anyone who wants to peep  that first. On paying black women for the work … Continue reading On the value of black women’s work

Semi-infrequent reminders of how to support my work

Hey y'all! Here is a handy post on how you can support my work. A lot of people say they love what I do, and want me to keep doing it, but hey bills don't pay themselves, Comcast won't wait for their money and the cat needs kibble, I need food, y'all know how it … Continue reading Semi-infrequent reminders of how to support my work

Final @PAX West schedule!

Here's my final panel schedule for PAX West, which is next week! EEP! If you don't see me running around from panel to panel, then I'll be at the I Need Diverse Games table in the Diversity Lounge. As always, have a handy, 100% free guide to interacting with me in meat space at conventions. https://cypheroftyr.com/cypherinteractionguide/  … Continue reading Final @PAX West schedule!

Upcoming Convention Shenanigans…

I'm finally slowing down, a bit on the convention circuit. In a couple of days I'll be on my way to CONvergence with GeekMelange & JesseLex for a few days of fandom, friends and tomfoolery. If you like seeing me on panels, or hey just want to see what these are about, here's a link to … Continue reading Upcoming Convention Shenanigans…

June Update – xposted from Patreon

Hey y'all,  hope everyone is well out there. First off thanks for the support especially those who stayed around through the ups and downs of end of May/beginning of June. Support was close to $1200 a month, then dipped dramatically after signal boosting some other folks, which I can't control but it's really saddening to … Continue reading June Update – xposted from Patreon

So you want to describe a POC character…

Ok, so I get asked for advice and my thoughts on a lot of things relating to diversity and representation. Lately I've been getting asked about the proper/authentic/least offensive way to describe or write POC characters. There's been a tumblr post going around about not using food as descriptors for non-white characters. Some people don't … Continue reading So you want to describe a POC character…

My @Penguicon schedule, revision to interacting w/me guide

Have one handy guide to interacting with me at conventions, totally 110% free of charge. Overall I am pretty friendly but I do not like strangers touching me, especially my hair. If you try to pet my hair or touch my locs without express permission or invitation it will not end well for you. So … Continue reading My @Penguicon schedule, revision to interacting w/me guide

Celebrating the work of women, Part 1

Women do a whole lot of work that goes unrecognized in geek, tech, gaming, comics, SFF and other areas. So I want to shine a light on some of these women who don't get a lot of visibility. This part of celebrating women's work is the Patreon edition. Caveat , because well people. I took in … Continue reading Celebrating the work of women, Part 1

Updated guide to interacting with me at conventions

Have one handy guide to interacting with me at conventions, totally 110% free of charge. Overall I am pretty friendly but I do not like strangers touching me, especially my hair. If you try to pet my hair or touch my locs without express permission or invitation it will not end well for you. So … Continue reading Updated guide to interacting with me at conventions

WGYB Project is still alive, and we’re still taking your stories

We Got Your Back Project is still alive and still seeking submissions! I had a chance to talk the project up at Gay Is the New Black? Event hosted by JF tonight. Hopefully this will generate some interest and new submissions. Can I ask a favor? Can anyone who comes across this post please signal … Continue reading WGYB Project is still alive, and we’re still taking your stories

Black is… black ain’t…

Black is beautiful, just so we are motherfucking CLEAR. Black ain't "less desirable than other races", "inherently less attractive than other races" So... we are in the throes of yet ANOTHER online storm about black folks. Black women's looks, black women's bodies, black fathers and the old ass trope of omfg black folks are on … Continue reading Black is… black ain’t…

ThinkGalacticon 3 Needs you, yes you!

*waves from the ThinkGalacticon 3 ConCom* Hi all, here is my hey, you should come to the nifty local con post, better yet, you should be on panels and volunteer post! So ThinkGalacticon 3 is happening July 8-10 at Roosevelt University. We have the fabulous Hugo and Nebula nominated Nora K. Jemisin as our SFF … Continue reading ThinkGalacticon 3 Needs you, yes you!

A brief thinky post on the Wiscon situation and disinviting EMoon as GOH

This will be brief and entirely ineloquent because I am sick and cannot brain well. In short, disinviting E Moon as GOH is NOT FUCKING SILENCING HER! Reposting her own words for the world to see is NOT BULLYING HER! All these people whinging about how evil the mean brown people are, how they wheedled … Continue reading A brief thinky post on the Wiscon situation and disinviting EMoon as GOH

More on Moonfail… and how Wiscon has disappointed me

So there's plenty more going around the web on the lack of response from Wiscon's concom, especially after the governing body SF3 has suggested that E Moon's (link goes to the post that kicked this off) GOH invitation be rescinded. There are others who have spoken far more eloquently than I ever could, those that … Continue reading More on Moonfail… and how Wiscon has disappointed me

Introducing… The We Got Your Back Project

So... Joy E. came up with a nifty idea. A project where LGBTQIA youth, straight allies, adults and others could share their stories to encourage and strengthen youth who may be getting bullied, harassed and otherwise mistreated for being who they are. This project will make sure that lgbtqia of color, bisexual and transgendered folks … Continue reading Introducing… The We Got Your Back Project

Wiscon 2011 and how the emoon situation is making me rethink attending

So, it's not news about the whole emoon Islamaphobia post that is now shut down by the author. It isn't news that many fantastic people have written their piece about her idiocy Link Roundup @ karnythia's LJ and some great posts on this by Asim are here, here, here and response to the Wiscon concom … Continue reading Wiscon 2011 and how the emoon situation is making me rethink attending

So, I’m not entitled to ANY child free spaces? I call bullshit

So on Feministe, a blogger starts off her post with the line "you do not have a right to child free spaces." That made me nearly click away, but I went on to read the full article in which the OP waxes lovingly on how awesome her kid is, and just how she's "smarter, cuter … Continue reading So, I’m not entitled to ANY child free spaces? I call bullshit

My hair is not a walking invitation to the Zoo.

I saw this linked from chesyaburke on Livejournal and had to re-post it. And just in case you haven’t gotten the memo, it’s NOT okay to touch my hair. I have people coming up to me all the time to tell me how much they like my hair. Seriously. At one point a woman walked … Continue reading My hair is not a walking invitation to the Zoo.

I’d like to return this helping of misogyny I got with my superbowl ads please.

So I watched the Superbowl as usual. I grew up in a household of my mother and grandmother both of whom love/d football. To this day I'd better not call my mother while a game is on or I will get hung up on. Why might that be relevant? Because we are all women, and … Continue reading I’d like to return this helping of misogyny I got with my superbowl ads please.

My smiles are not for you, random man on the street

I've had the issue of women being treated as property, as if (some) men think we are here for their pleasure only, as if we are to be honored by your hey baby, how you doin's as we go about our daily lives, but instead when we ignore you, tell you to fuck off or … Continue reading My smiles are not for you, random man on the street

My Big Fat Opinion (reposted with author permission)

I cannot take credit for this master work of words. Tis the wordsmithing of my dear friend HMC or in other words RebelPants. Read and Learn people. So the other day, I'm on the bus, carrying my groceries in bulging reuseable bags, when a bleary-eyed woman reeking of cheap booze and sporting a look that … Continue reading My Big Fat Opinion (reposted with author permission)

New Bacardi ads show what real ugly looks like, and it’s not the women in the ads

*Note:Links auto play obnoxious music* Can someone translate this page or get an email address to send a note to them? They are the dipshits behind the Bacardi Get an Ugly Girlfriend ad campaign. I found this via ShapelyProse... I got no words for this... I'm hoping it's a poor attempt at satire, or something … Continue reading New Bacardi ads show what real ugly looks like, and it’s not the women in the ads

New show, I want to save your life is utter tripe and creepy

Did I mention how much I love Kate Harding? Well I do, because I got this link to Feministing's article on just how creepy that new show I want to save your life is. I keep seeing the ads for this show everywhere, and frankly it disgusts and creeps me out. This guy is following … Continue reading New show, I want to save your life is utter tripe and creepy

Ask not what your country can do for you… via Kung Fu Monkey

Via spot on LJ, Kung Fu Monkey hits the bullseye on the so-called ousting of Hillary Clinton, the misogyny of the race and the twisting of the meanings of race and misogyny in the context of this presidential race. The post can be found here Full text after the jump: Yay, another post where I'll … Continue reading Ask not what your country can do for you… via Kung Fu Monkey

My issue with the anti-feminist rhetoric of Schlafly

Especially the rhetoric of lunatics like Phyllis Schlafly. She still puts forward the idea that women should stay home and in the kitchen in this day and age. I just don't see how anyone can see past the fact that: The way the economy is, families could not sustain their quality of life or in … Continue reading My issue with the anti-feminist rhetoric of Schlafly

In lieu of a japan travel report you get this….

So... Eric and I are watching tv and a commercial comes on about rolling over your 401K. The couple in the commercial are middle aged. The wife begins to berate her husband, stating he couldnt roll anything over with a rolling pin and that if (the 401K administrators) could have, they'd have signed his name … Continue reading In lieu of a japan travel report you get this….

What the hell is that supposed to mean?

I got my usual EB Games email newsletter today... someone explain to me what the hell the highlighted text is supposed to mean? [All emphasis is mine] Nariko, a fiery redhead with a cursed ancient sword, takes on thousands to save her clan. Although we wonder where she managed to find L'Oréal's Ruby Rush hair … Continue reading What the hell is that supposed to mean?

Did I miss a memo?

Put under a cut so I can stop getting such jack ass comments on this old post. Something that really bothered me today... as I was walking to meet a friend for lunch, 3 young black men were walking in front of me. Each of them damn near broke their necks to ogle any woman … Continue reading Did I miss a memo?