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…

Support the work of POC, bi, trans, non-binary, other LGBTQIA folks signal boosting edition

Cross Posted from my Patreon, where it originally appeared on 9 May 2016. Another signal boost post, this time to focus on the works of POC, Bi, non-binary, trans and other marginalized creators. Re-using my caveat from my women's work post because it is what it is. I lost some of my own Patreon support … Continue reading Support the work of POC, bi, trans, non-binary, other LGBTQIA folks signal boosting edition

Next week is @WisconSF3!

Time for another convention! This time it's my annual trip to Madison, WI for WisCon. It's also the 40th anniversary this year. So I'm on a lot of panels, still a programming Co-Chair and adding on GoH liaison duties for Nalo Hopkinson. Full public schedule is online Friday, May 27th HeQuisitor, SheQuisitor, TheyQuisitor: The Queer … Continue reading Next week is @WisconSF3!

I’m going to be a guest at @BigBadCon!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1157274964/big-bad-con-2016/widget/video.html So, I was invited to be a guest at Big Bad Con and their Kickstarter is not just live but doing damned well! They've already blown their stretch goals out of the water, one of which was having me there 😀 There's still time to back the conventions Kickstarter and see what new stretch … Continue reading I’m going to be a guest at @BigBadCon!

ICYMI – How can we find Community as Gamers? – @UncannyMagazine

ICYMI, I've got an article in the May/June 2016 issue of Uncanny Magazine! You can read it in full at uncannymagazine.com! Gorgeous Cover art: “Bubbles and Blast Off” by Galen Dara Here's a snippet for you, please check out the rest on the site! Community is a word that doesn’t always come to mind when one … Continue reading ICYMI – How can we find Community as Gamers? – @UncannyMagazine

Re-edited episode of Games Critique as POC, Ep. #3

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Our fabulous guests! Katherine Cross, our dapper scholastic games critiquer extraordinaire whose work appears in Feministing and Gamasutra, next we have Tauriq Moosa, who loves the Witcher 3 while giving it a critical side eye, is wicked smart and writes for Polygon, Guardian, Daily Beast, Mary Sue, an and quite a few other places. Last but certainly not least, we have Austin Walker, who recently joined Giant Bomb, congrats on the newish gig! Apologies in advance for some audio issues. Technology turned on us mid-recording so there’s been some editorial finagling done to bring you this episode.

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Next up on the convention go-round, SFWA Nebula Conference

 For the first time ever, even with the Nebula's being in my back yard, I'll be paneling at the SFWA Nebula conference. Thanks to Mary Robinette-Kowal for inviting me to attend and be on panels this year. Schedule below, and I'll be wandering around all three days as well. I have panels on Thursday and … Continue reading Next up on the convention go-round, SFWA Nebula Conference