Author: Brinstar

Community manager, videogame aficionado, technology enthusiast, blogger, social media traveler, pop culture critic, woman of colour, intersectional and anti-oppression advocate, feminist, third culture kid, tea drinker, and serial comma proponent.

Looking Past the Target Audience: The Never-Ending Panel and Blog

At my recent panel at Emerald City Comicon, called “Looking Past the Target Audience: Gender, Race, and Geek Identity Politics,” we as a group of panelists were fully aware that we would not be able to cover a topic this huge in scope and complexity in the short amount of time allotted. This is, briefly, what we discussed in the panel:…

2012 Gaming Highlights

I played some outstanding games this year, and I’d like to call out a few of them. Guild Wars 2 Guild Wars 2 is the eminently worthy successor to the original game, of which I’m a big fan. Set in a fantasy world 250 years after the original game, ancient dragons have awoken and heroes must band together, often forming uneasy alliances,…

#1ReasonWhy: Thoughts and Link Round-Up

An interesting conversation thread happened on Twitter last week. Someone who works at Kickstarter as the specialist for games projects asked why there are so few women working in the games industry. It’s a huge question, one that seemed like a borderline troll question, given this person’s apparent disingenuous and condescending attitude in his follow-up tweets. Despite that inauspicious start,…