Annie Blitzen
Annie Blitzen is Sidequest’s Resident LARP Expert, an inveterate player of tabletop roleplaying games, and a fair hand in video and board gaming. Sidequest writer since 2017.
Melissa Brinks
Melissa Brinks is Sidequest’s editor in chief, co-creator of the Fake Geek Girls podcast, author of The Compendium of Magical Beasts, and an aspiring beekeeper. She once won an argument on the internet, and tweets at @MelissaBrinks.
Wendy Browne
Mother, geek, executive assistant sith, gamer, writer, lazy succubus, blogger, bibliophile. Not necessarily in that order.
Madison Butler
Madison Butler writes about advertising by day and about video games the rest of the time. She can usually be found crying about Final Fantasy and Nier: Automata on Twitter @madisonrbutler.
Grace Cook
A writer based in the Pacific Northwest, Grace Cook is a freelance writer who finally admitted to herself she wants to be a writer.
Liam Conlon
They were once a top JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Heritage for the Future player in the US, but then adulthood happened. Liam now lives just outside Washington, D.C., where they spend their time writing, drawing, designing games, exploring fashion, and keeping it dialectical.
Zora Gilbert
Zora Gilbert cares a whole lot about words, kids, and comics. Find them at @zhgilbert on twitter, and find the comics they edit at
Corissa Haury
I love to play random games on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PS4, GameCube, iOS and PC (in that order). Favorites include Tomb Raider (newer series), Horizon Zero Dawn, Overwatch, Breath of the Wild, Assassin’s Creed, SSB Melee, SSB Brawl, Mortal Kombat, Animal Crossing, and more!
Jameson Hampton
Jamey is a non-binary adventurer from Buffalo, NY who wishes they were immortal so they’d have time to visit every coffee shop in the world. They write code, like plants, record podcasts, categorize zines and read tarot cards. Find them on twitter at @jameybash – and ask them about Star Wars or Vampire: the Masquerade if you dare!
Zainabb Hull
Too queer for this plane of existence. Find me in The Fade or its real-life equivalent: Twitter.
Stephani Hren
Stephani is a former computer science nerd with a predilection for shoddy paranormal romance novels, cream-cheese-based frostings, and animals ten times her size. She’s inexplicably struck with a fatal case of fumble fingers every time she touches a controller—except when challenged to a match of her secret specialty: the 1995 hit SNES puzzle game Tetris Attack.
Naseem Jamnia
By day, Naseem Jamnia is a writer and editor who laments the freelance life. A former scientist, they’re the 2018 Bitch Media Fellow in Technology and have written for The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, GrokNation, and other sites. They’re Sidequest’s Managing Editor, a job they take with the utmost seriousness.
Tia Kall
Longtime writer, temporary office minion, and nerd of all trades, tiakall is a fan of lengthy subordinate clauses and the Oxford comma. She enjoys plants, cats, puns of varying quality, and making cannibal jokes before it was cool.
Draven Katayama
Writer at Sidequest and WWAC; past: Newsarama, Comicosity, executive editor of Kollaboration. I’ve watched over 200 hours of Life is Strange playthroughs. Talk to me about LiS, The Last of Us, and the games and fandoms you love! Twitter: @loudlysilent
Joesph Langdon
A genderless eldritch beast bound to mortal flesh. Interests include games, gardening, magical realism, and the complete restructuring of America’s political and economic systems. Once designed their own Full Metal Alchemist style transmutation circle for the weeb cred.
Brenda Noiseux
Community builder, artist, convention organizer, gamer, geek writer Women Write About Comics and Sidequest. Product Maven at Almost a Game. Owner, Bittenby Studios.
Elvie Mae Parian
Elvie is an animator by day and tries too hard to be everything else by nightfall. Feel free to join her in screaming about anime and animals as she puts off what she should be really doing at @lvmaeparian.
Megan Patterson
Megan Patterson is a Toronto-based writer and game critic. She is the former science and tech editor at, a geek culture site for women, and her work can also be found on The Mary Sue, The Hairpin, and Dork Shelf. You can also find her probably crying about her video game boyfriends and girlfriends on Twitter.
Nola Pfau
Nola is a bad influence.


Azha Reyes
Azha Reyes spends entirely too much time playing video games, and even more time rambling about them. She’s been known to cry about character development on occasion. She doesn’t ever shut up at @writethenoise on Twitter, if that’s your kind of thing.
Alexis Sergio
Alexis, writer, podcaster, wanna be game designer and more. This queer latnix trans lady mostly writes comics and you can find out all about her work over on her Patreon or catch me @transcomics.
Heather Wells
Book reviewer, game player, writer, and editor, Heather can be found on Twitter @terminality_, where she mostly posts about her cat.
Angie Wenham
Angie writes reviews and stories whenever she is not investigating the latest dating sim or visual novel. She is a full-time Dragon Age obsessive but also plays board games and tabletop RPGs when she can. Besides games, Angie enjoys manga, broody tattooed elves, and TV cannibals.