My MAGFest 2019 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 editing an anthology!

I can finally share the news I've been sitting on for a while!  I'm super excited to announce that I've been asked to edit a collection of essays from marginalized game developers and folks adjacent to the industry by CRC Press. The book will be available in 2018, exact date to be determined.  Submission information … Continue reading I’m editing an anthology!

On the expectation of free labor to diversify your spaces

[Copy/Pasted from an early AM twitter vent this morning 12/21/16] I'm in a mood, and I'm irritated. I want to talk about value of work, specifically diversity work & people's expectation of free labor. So I'm lucky, and in a good position where sometimes people come out the gate with what are your rates & fees? This … Continue reading On the expectation of free labor to diversify your spaces

Marking a year of…changes.

Today is the 1 year anniversary of getting canned from my day job. At 1 pm this day last year, I was in tears, unsure about everything. I'd not been back one day from GX3, before I got that call to come into a conference room. Where I was given a bullshit reason & let go. … Continue reading Marking a year of…changes.

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

PAX West Panels, oh my

PAX West Panel approvals are in and these are the ones that I'll be on! Friday September 2nd, 12:30 pm Sasquatch Theatre Ask the Game Masters Tell incredible stories. Host amazing games. Strike fear in the hearts of players. Veteran game professionals Tanya DePass (I Need Diverse Games), Amanda Hamon-Kunz (Pathfinder RPG), Ryan Macklin (Dresden Files, … Continue reading PAX West Panels, oh my

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

More streaming to come…

So with all this time on my hands, I'm going to do more streaming.  I've made some updates to my Twitch page and will work on some mod bots (Night!Bot/Moo!Bot) as well as try to get some things set up so donations can be acknowledged in stream. I'll probably even put myself on cam more … Continue reading More streaming to come…

A photo post re: Japan trip in 2007

For those that don't read my LJ or don't have access to it... I was in Kyoto, Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan from 25 November through 12 December to accompany one of our short term travel courses. It was a good, bad and humbling experience in many ways. Kyoto's leaves were turning and this brought many … Continue reading A photo post re: Japan trip in 2007

NY Times article on Study Abroad

The Foreign Legions By LAURA PAPPANO Published: November 4, 2007 FOR a student at the University of Ghana in Legon, a palm-graced suburb of Accra, a dinner might involve fufu — mashed casava and plantains in a soup of peanut butter and tomatoes — from a local “chop bar.” Electricity is not a given. Nor … Continue reading NY Times article on Study Abroad

En route to Ecuador – More travel tales & photos

To kick off the post... a pic from sunset the next day at sea. I love the sunset pics I got while we were at sea. The rest is under a cut, as this post is again pretty photo heavy. Enjoy! 3 days at Sea on the way to Ecuador: We departed Panama, sailed under … Continue reading En route to Ecuador – More travel tales & photos