Guest on GameEnthus

I was invited on GameEnthus to talk about Operation Cubicle, Nerdgasm Noire Network and gaming!

Check out episode, GameEnthus 243: Planes, Trains & JP or Lucas Bucks.

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The Chromatic Life

I got a chance to hang out with the awesome hosts of The Chromatic Life podcast.

We talked about Splatoon, Batman Arkham Knight sucking on PC, Steven Universe, and how POCs are tired of talking to white people about racism.

Check out Episode 2 – Bronies Ain’t My Homies.

White Mob Viciously Attacks, Nearly Kills Black Siblings and the Media Is Silent

Please spread this story. This is ridiculous that not more media outlets are discussing this

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Racism & the Media: White Mob Viciously Attacks, Nearly Kills Black Siblings and the Media Is Silent

From Bay Area Intifada

Written by Jabar

A plea for support by way of a Facebook post started making its rounds early Wednesday morning. Kristina Fox of Chicago posted a horrifying account with graphic photographs of a vicious beating that nearly killed her and her brother Marcus Fox. The following is the full post from Kristina Fox:

From Kristina Fox:

“On the morning of Saturday, May 30, 2015, my little brother, Marcus Fox, my daughter’s father, Darrius Walton, and myself were sitting in [Chicago/Canaryville’s] Taylor Lauridsen Park conversing with 3 Caucasian people we had just met (Courtney, Kevin, and Jodie). Everyone was having a nice time. Approximately 7-9 more Caucasian people arrived in the park.

My little brother being the social butterfly he is introduced himself and began…

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#Wiscon39 Round-up

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I was attending Wiscon and participating in panels.

If you (or know anyone who) posted write-ups for the following panels or Wiscon generally, please let me know so I can link!

  • Podcast for Beginners
  • Just Say No to #DollarStoreThor: A Sleepy Hollow Panel
  • Is Anyone Listening? Black Women’s Experiences in Podcasting
  • Are Casual Gamers Considered “Real Gamers”?
  • Nerdgasm Noire Network Live At Wiscon

EDIT: Found write-ups on Wiscon!  Please enjoy some of the different perspectives!

Wiscon 39 Round-up

Audio Round-up

#Wiscon Here I COME!!!!

This year I am attending Wiscon and will be a panelist on the following panels.

Saturday – May 23rd

Podcast for Beginners (8:30–9:45 am)
So you want to start a podcast. You have a computer, a mic, and Skype. What else do you need? What does good editing software cost? Where’s the best place to host? How do you get your podcast listed in all the right places? A panel of seasoned podcasters is ready to answer your questions, give great advice, and probably pop their Ps.

Just Say No to #DollarStoreThor: A Sleepy Hollow Panel (2:30–3:45 pm)
The first half of Sleepy Hollow season 2 had much of the fandom asking: WTF happened?! The first season was amazing and gave us all hope. The second season dismantled nearly everything that made it attractive to its viewers. Fans wondered why it was so hard for networks to consistently depict characters of color with complexity and respect. But then the second half of the season happened, and everything changed. And that finale was a blatant apology to every fan who abandoned the show. Is this the power of the audience made manifest? Should we give Sleepy Hollow another chance?

Sunday – May 24th

Is Anyone Listening? Black Women’s Experiences in Podcasting (8:30–9:45 am)
Podcasting has been around for more than a decade and has given access to different voices without access to commercial radio or television. Yet around 70 of the top 100 podcasts in Stitcher & iTunes are hosted exclusively by men, with only around 10 exclusively women-led. This number is drastically smaller for exclusively Black women hosts of podcasts. This panel invites Black women to share their experiences as a podcast host, challenges keeping an audience engaged, being relegated to “niche,” and combating sexism and racism in another medium largely dominated by white, cis-gendered men.

Are Casual Gamers Considered “Real Gamers”? (2:30–3:45 pm)
One point of contention in the gaming community is the divide between who is considered a “hardcore gamer” and a “casual gamer”. The schism partly lands on ideas of classism, sexism and racism. Can we honestly make this distinction without participating in exclusion? Is “hardcore gamer” identity based on game genre or passion? Why are casual gamers considered pariahs by some in the gaming community? This panel will explore those themes in gaming culture and ways to move the culture forward toward inclusion.

Nerdgasm Noire Network Live At Wiscon (4:00–5:15 pm)
Ladies of the podcast Nerdgasm Noire Network take over Wiscon to discuss various topics such as best sci-fi movies & books, fantasy versus sci-fi genres, terrible witches in Sleepy Hollow, increased representation of POC in network television, and more! Come hang out with us! Bring your nerd rants, corny jokes and guilty pleasures!

ICYMI: Guest on GSB: After Dark Show on Street Harassment

GSB-LogoI was a guest on Geek Soul Brother: After Dark podcast hosted by Geek Soul Brother.

The topic that week was on Street Harassment which is a touchy subject for me. I have been dealing with street harassment personally since the age of 12 and it never gets easier. All I can do is try to manage my feelings as best I can.

Please check out the episode: GSB After Dark: STREET HARASSMENT