I've been getting a bit of press in the last month or so, so here it all is in one handy list. Articles and Interviews: Go Magazine GO Proudly Presents: 100 Women We Love, Class of 2020 Eurogamer Pride Week: LGBT+ Streamers and the Importance of Communities TechCrunch Confronting Racial Bias in Video Games ComicBook Rivals of Waterdeep … Continue reading Some recent press for me
Here you go, here's where you can find me at PAX Dev & PAX West 8/28-9/3 I'm on one panel at PAX Dev Interrogating Your Aspirations - Tuesday 8/28 3:45 pm Fifth Avenue Room Are your inspirations saying more about your work than you mean? Are tired tropes dropping decades of baggage in your game? … Continue reading My #PAXDev & #PAXWest 2018 Schedule
Just one stream this week, as I'll be away at a convention again. The awesome Vahn J gifted me with The Talos Principle on steam, so I'll be streaming it on Tuesday June 28th approx 7pm CDT. This will be a totally blind playthrough, never seen a stream of it or much game play. After that, … Continue reading Stream update for week of June 27, 2016
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
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
By the time this posts I'll be in San Jose, CA for GX3 aka GaymerX – December 11 – 13, 2015 Here's my GX3 schedule! I'll be speaking briefly about my role as Diversity Liaison & on why it's important to GX to be diverse during the opening ceremonies, Friday, December 11th, 10:00 am GX … Continue reading It’s @GaymerX go time!
A lovely list where I am thankful for #DragonAgeInquisition & other Paste writers gave game thanks <3 http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2015/11/13-games-were-thankful-for.html The internet fuels negativity. There’s so much cynicism and pessimism about games online that it can be hard to remember why we play them in the first place. This Thanksgiving we asked some of the contributors to … Continue reading ICYMI – 13 Games Paste Games writers & Editors are thankful for
So I am legit doing all the things this month! Tomorrow I leave for @GeekGirlCon, then I get back for ValorCon Chicago Oct 16 - 18, then I flit way for #IndieCade15 on Thursday Oct 22nd. @__@ but hey, if you are in Chicago, or near it and come to ValorCon; here's my panel schedule. … Continue reading My @ValorConChicago Schedule!
The awesome Emily Care Boss and I were interviewed by Sarah Richardson over at Women Write About Comics.com about the #DiversifyTabletop initiative. Here's the interview in full! Recently, I noticed a new hashtag pop up on my Twitter feed: #DiversifyTabletop. I took notice because I’ve seen a couple of attempts to make lists of tabletop … Continue reading Diversify Tabletop: Finding Diverse Designers Among the d20s
A brief recap before I go fall down from all the tired of today. AlterConf Sessions was awesome. Though I am terrified of public speaking, I did the thing and it was good. If I seemed a bit out of it by the end of the day, I apologize. I'm an introvert and that much … Continue reading Yay! Made it through my nerves at @AlterConf. Everyone was amazing!
https://simplecast.fm/e/14289?style=dark We have Gita Jackson in the house! We talk about games journalism, being seen for your work, along with podcasting and much more! Thanks for the support! Now we have tees, and other items in the #INeedDiverseGames spreadshirt shop. We’re splitting the profits 50/50 with Chachibobinks who designed our supercute new logo. We're also … Continue reading Fresh Out of Tokens #5 – The Great Gita Escapade with @xoxogossipgita!
I got a chance to hang out with awesome local game folks Gita Jackson and Patrick Klepek on Match 3 Podcast where we discussed the women of E3, nostalgia's vice grip on our culture, and avoiding the hype machine. Listen on the site // Download the MP3 The News This Week Emily Caldwin in Dishonored 2 … Continue reading I’m on this week’s Match 3 Podcast – Episode #4 Retromancy
A bunch of shit I need to do, should do and want to do in no particular order. Under a "read more" to spare you my own overscheduling and oh-shit I have to do a lot this month MUST DO: Finish Life is Strange, Episode 2 See if LiS Episode 3 is out, if so … Continue reading Accountability post – Mostly a note to myself but feel free to nag me
In case you missed it live, you can now listen to Bianca and I on The Nerdgasm Noire Network! Episode #195 - Pants of the Patriarchy! Listen on nerdgasmnoire.net or download the MP3 below #FeministDeck art of us by the lovely and talented KivaBay [Download MP3] Topics: On Nerdtastic News, Wonder Woman movie loses director, … Continue reading Nerdgasm Noire #195 – #PantsOfThePatriarchy with @biancajand & me!
So when I was on The Dialogue Wheel podcast, we had a lengthy convo that wound up being a part 2 episode! So here's the second half of that great convo. Part 1 is here in case you missed it. Date Night with the Dialogue Wheel #26: Diversity in Dragon Age Inquisition Welcome to Date … Continue reading #Datenight with The Dialogue Wheel – Part 2 where we continue the convo about Diversity in DAI!
"ALL THESE SEXIST GAMER DUDES ARE SOME SHOOK ONES."
Ok, so I've read this article, really sat down and parsed it out, shared it on my Tumblr after a FB friend posted a link to it and I can't get behind it. This person doesn't seem to be a member of the cosplaying community, is painting every woman who does cosplay with the same brush … Continue reading On “Oh You Sexy Geek Girls & Self Objectification”
I wanted Second Skin* with friends tonight and I wrote up a Netflix review, under the cut. What are your thoughts? My thoughts on Second Skin So I watched this with a couple of friends who are gamers, and we came to the conclusion that this film only advanced negative stereotypes about gamers. There was … Continue reading Second Skin – review of a gaming documentary
Well, it's begun. There's an AntiSpore blog started by a woman (because Gods forbid you should assume she's male) who is claiming that Will Wright is evil, and trying to usurp her G*D's right as Creator of ALL THINGS. I left a comment that's still in Moderation. I guess after the 1000+ comments that were … Continue reading The AntiSpore… Say WHAT?
I'm not sure who remembers X-Com UFO defense *... but this game UFO Aftermath made me think of what X-Com ** could have been if it had remained a viable title past Win98. I loved X-Com and wish I could find a copy of it for the Playstation. I have it for PC still, but … Continue reading I miss shooting Floaters and Lobster Men