“Game Closet” Feature

Since launching PanopLit, I’ve been working to make it come together in the way most useful to those it seeks to represent. I got to talk a little about this journey (along with museum education, queer imagery, and terminology) on the River House Games podcast “Game Closet.” I’m so grateful to have been featured, and look forward to many more conversations with many more folk.

Josephine

Lately

My novel, A Coven in Essex County, completed its print run as a serialized book. It’s available to read on Visitant, with links to the chapters in an organized list on my blog here: A Coven In Essex County

Meanwhile, I’ve launched an org! I’m collecting data and oral history from tabletop gamers who identify as women, non binary, gender non conforming, and bigendered, plus anyone else who answers the survey and poll questions! Visit PanopLit to contribute your own story, add to that sweet data, or just read about Gay Futures!

I am also on the second draft of my second novel and will be releasing Coven in a new format (print and ebook!) with extended content and a footnoted version of the story it’s a sequel to- H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

Thank you for following, and stay tuned!

JMYL

Nexus Game Fair and Beyond

I published an article on FemHype about my experience at Nexus Game Fair this weekend. Unfortunately, due to a lack of response about a tentacle rape game featured at the convention, I do not think I will be returning.

It was still a time to meet great people and learn some new games, and for that I am grateful.

I am working on a long-form article on trauma in games right now, and pulled some excellent suggestions on Twitter. Working through my contacts to get game designers’ input before compiling all of the information!

Here are two self portraits I took at Lincoln Park Zoo yesterday:

J.M.

“Adult” Content in Gaming and Fiction

I promised myself when I started seriously pursuing a writing career that this blog would not turn into me ranting about games and gamer culture, again. But I suppose you can take the woman away from the gaming table, but you can’t… blah blah blah.Continue reading ““Adult” Content in Gaming and Fiction”