Steampunk World’s Fair 2012

Hello g33ks, m33ks and anyone else who finds themselves temporally displaced. Welcome to my breakdown of what has become one of my top three cons of the year. The Steampunk World’s Fair is a gathering of cosplayers, amateur inventors, alt-history enthusiasts, obscure martial artists and regular people drawn in by …

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My Boyfriend: The Dragon Master … or Whatever

“I know who Spock is.” “Prove it.” “He’s from Star Trek and he’s half human.” “And half…?” “Vegan.” That’s a real exchange between my nerdy, long-haired, bespectacled boyfriend, Michael, and myself, a stunning blonde (I get to be described as “stunning” in my own article). It is just one of …

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PAX East Review: Knowledge Is Power Edition

At conventions like PAX, I generally find myself in panels more often than in the exhibit hall. That’s partly because I feel like, as people, we should be life-long learners. The instinct to improve ourselves is especially valuable to gamers, as the slow-witted and unaware can often end up getting …

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Why You’ve Failed at Becoming a Freelance Games Writer

Writing about video games is easy. Breaking into the competitive world of gaming journalism is not. Luckily, it’s entirely possible to get a foot in the door if you know what you’re doing. That means hard work, dedication, and avoiding the common mistakes that writers make when pitching their ideas …

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PAX East 2012 Picture Gallery & Convention Thoughts – g33kWatch Podcast

There’s a lot going on at a convention like the Penny Arcade Expo. With seemingly endless amounts of new games to try out, panels to sit in on, celebrities to interview, and bands to listen to, there’s no shortage of things to do—and, in our case, no shortage of stories …

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