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Robert Roth

Robert is a working class queer nerd overthrowing the capitalist patriarchy one wry comment at a time. Besides volunteering as editor and publisher of Queerspace Magazine, he’s a writer, designer, illustrator, photographer, and filmmaker. He’s a lifelong gaymer, and is old enough to remember when RPGs only came with paper and dice.
Totally Unofficial Queer Geek Guide to Seattle Pride

Totally Unofficial Queer Geek Guide to Seattle Pride

Seattle Pride is coming up in a few weeks! There’s a ton of activities going on to celebrate, so we’ve put together a list of stuff suited to those who want to explore fantasy worlds, roll dice, and get to know people in a more cozy setting. Most events are free and all-ages unless otherwise specified. Event descriptions are taken directly from their event pages.

Queer Geek: Creating Community Since 2012

Queer Geek: Creating Community Since 2012

Queer Geek would love to do more events and be a resource for more people! We are all volunteers. We do as much as we can, but there’s plenty of room for growth. In fact, we have new venues excited to work with us, just waiting for us to come up with the right event idea and someone with the bandwidth to run something.

Say Hello to Hello, Gaymer!

Say Hello to Hello, Gaymer!

If you’re a member of the LGBTQ community and play games, whether tabletop, console or mobile, there’s a robust community and resources available to you. Local groups like Queer Geek! Seattle connect players via social media and through in-person events. Diversity-oriented conventions such as GaymerX and GeekGirlCon connect participants on a larger scale and help foster conversations on better inclusion

Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to PAX West 2017

Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to PAX West 2017

PAX West is coming up quickly! We publish this guide because digging through the list of panels to find LGBTQ-relevant content isn’t the easiest task. And amidst the parties thrown by huge gaming publishers, gaming news networks, and podcasts, there’s a few queer focused offsite events you need to know about. It’s time to fill you in.

Dore Alley – Folsom Without The Tourists

Dore Alley – Folsom Without The Tourists

Many experienced kinksters will tell you that Folsom Street Fair has become too big and well-known to enjoy, attracting gawking tourists and ultimately taming down the shock value of the public kink while Dore is more “serious” and “hardcore.” Although Dore is still relatively small compared to Folsom Street Fair or IML, there’s a ton to do and see, whether you just picked up your first harness or if you’re an old pro.

Queer Geek: Adventurers Wanted, Apply Within

Queer Geek: Adventurers Wanted, Apply Within

Queer Geek! Seattle is an organization for LGBTQ folks who are interested in things typically classified as geeky to network and socialize both online and offline. Topics includes things like science fiction, fantasy, horror, gaming, anime, movies, literature, and similar.

The Adventures of Pup Turbo

The Adventures of Pup Turbo

The kink phenomenon of pup play, role-playing the persona of a puppy, shows no signs of slowing down in its popularity. I recently got to chat with Pup Turbo, Northwest Puppy for 2016 and current reigning International Puppy. He’s passionate about his kinks and sharing them with the community.

Taking Game Designers To School: Queerness in Games

Taking Game Designers To School: Queerness in Games

What makes a game queer? How do we make our games more inclusive, and extend out into the community? These questions and many more are explored among fans and at conventions, but in recent years, the study of queerness in games has extended into more academic pursuits.

New Year, New Kink

New Year, New Kink

Does your New Year’s resolution involve exploring a new fetish? Are you new to the area and looking for kinky soirées? Seattle has a vibrant queer kink scene with many entry points for newbies. Whether your taste runs to leather, puppies, bondage, or other, there are lots of ways to get involved.

Beyond Scruffy McScruffy: Why We Need Diverse Games

Beyond Scruffy McScruffy: Why We Need Diverse Games

With our country in a state of disarray over politics, when the need for representation matters more than ever. While video games may not seem like an obvious target area for diversity, it’s a continually growing industry spanning multiple sectors which grossed $23.5 billion dollars last year, more than music or movies.