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
ICYMI - A bunch of stuff has happened lately, or rather that NDA life has eased up a little. First off, Game Devs and Others: Tales from the Margins has a cover! Done by Alex Croft (who you should totally support on Patreon) The release date has changed on Amazon from June 8 to June … Continue reading Updates, news and stuff
Hugo Award nominations are now open through March 16, 2018, and I’m pleased to share I’m eligible for consideration in a few categories. I am eligible for consideration for Best Fan Writer. Articles that I wrote in 2017 include: Dream Daddy has a problem with Bisexual Representation – and it’s name is Joseph The Backlash … Continue reading My Hugo Award eligibility post for 2018!
Happy holidays all, I'm am very pleased to announce the fine folks contributing to Game Devs and Others: Tales from the Margins: Alex Zandra Van Chestein Elizabeth LaPensee Hadeel al-Massari Jaym Gates JC Lau Jonathan Jennings Josh Boykin Kadeem Andrew Dunn Kaitlin Tremblay Kat Jones KN Granger Lauren Ashlee Comp Matthue Roth Maurice Broaddus Michael … Continue reading Tales from the Margin Anthology – Contributor announcement!
In case you missed the announcement, I am editing an anthology for CRC Press, due out in 2018. Submissions open on June 12, 2017 and end on August 15, 2017. Contributors whose work is selected for publication will be paid. I am writing/editing a book for Focal Press about marginalized folks in games. It will … Continue reading Game Devs & Others: Tales from the Margins* – Call for Submissions is Open!
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!
[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
I thought about writing out my thoughts on all the killings and shootings of our people instead of a long thread of tweets. However, I’m not doing that for two reasons. One) it’s like the second I talk about one person’s murder by cops, another occurs in hours if not days and it’s exhausting emotionally, … Continue reading I’m fed up
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 @WisconSF3 schedule
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…