Contributors

Marlena Abraham
Marlena Abraham (they/them/theirs) is an advanced game designer at Schell Games, where they work on client and internal projects in VR/AR, educational games, and location based entertainment. They are also the President of Bit Bridge LLC, a community organization for indie game creators in Pittsburgh, PA. In their free time, Marlena is working on an indie title, Tavernlight, with their partner, Patrick Jalbert.

Grace Benfell
Grace is a queer woman, critic, and aspiring fan fiction author. Revenge of the Sith, Fire Walk With Me, and Final Fantasy VII are on a constant loop in her brain. She writes on her blog Grace in the Machine and can be found on Twitter.

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.
Emily Durham
Emily Durham is a science writer by day and a Sidequest copyeditor by night. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her doodling science headline comics, sewing korok cosplays, or taking blurry pictures of her two perfect cats. She tweets sporadically at @EmilyRoseDurham.
Alenka Figa
Alenka Figa is a queer librarian obsessed with D&D podcasts that have solid queer rep. She frequently tweets about them @alenkafiga. Catch her reviews of zines and indie comics over at Women Write About Comics.
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 datesanthology.com.
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.
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
Kaitlyn Lyons
Kaitlyn Lyons is a flailing Chicago queer fueled mostly by iced coffee. She won’t shut up about comics or her Pathfinder games and is an unrepentant fangirl of all things Elf-y. She tweets about this and more at @ArrowShootyKate.
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.
Xander Orenstein
Xander is currently spending skillpoints wildly and irresponsibly due to their complete and total lack of self-control when it comes to picking up new hobbies. Someone should probably have stopped them before they picked up swords and literal witchcraft. You can find them @xanderthesane on twitter and in various scientific journals, various conventions (they are the very pretty one), and in long-dead cities buried under the surface of the moon.
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.
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.