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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.
Bawdyhaus: All Bodies Belong on the Dance Floor

Bawdyhaus: All Bodies Belong on the Dance Floor

If you’re part of the Vancouver nightclub scene, you’ve likely heard the name DJ GingerBear Todd (aka Todd Brisbin). He’s been putting on parties for years, from charity shows to live drag shows to corporate events. Among others, he’s particularly proud of his...

Gay Comic Geek: Falling In Love With Comics And Cosplay

Gay Comic Geek: Falling In Love With Comics And Cosplay

The world of entertainment has changed vastly over the past several years. No longer does fame require an agent and television air time. If you have compelling video content and market yourself well, you can get plenty of viewers, whether as hobbyist, as a career, or...

What’s The Deal With ReedPOP And Emerald City Comicon?

What’s The Deal With ReedPOP And Emerald City Comicon?

Seattle’s premiere comic book convention, Emerald City Comicon was acquired by ReedPOP last January. Last year’s convention was relatively unaffected by it, as it was well into planning at the time of acquisition. While the original organizers are continuing to run...

Norwescon: 39 Years of Fandom and Counting

Norwescon: 39 Years of Fandom and Counting

This is part of a series of profiles of conventions, local to Seattle and across the country, with missions that are relevant to the LGBTQ community. While I’ve been an active convention goer as an adult for the last several years, I also attended a number of...

Hard to Swallow: When Comics Get Down And Dirty

Hard to Swallow: When Comics Get Down And Dirty

I have a confession to make. I’ve always preferred erotica to porn. While I appreciate the voyeuristic nature of adult films, erotica can lead you down paths that are less realistic. Paths into territory that’s hard to portray on a screen. Genres you wouldn’t expect....

Out Con: Queer Geeks & Palm Trees

Out Con: Queer Geeks & Palm Trees

This is part of a series of profiles of conventions, local to Seattle and across the country, with missions that are relevant to the LGBTQ community. When I think of Miami, Florida, I think of sunny beaches, palm trees, cocktails and ‘80s TV shows. My mind doesn’t...

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend: A First-Timer’s Guide/Experience

Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend: A First-Timer’s Guide/Experience

For those interested in kink events primarily targeted towards a queer male-identified audience, there are a number of great ones out there. Most people have heard of Folsom Street Fair and International Mr. Leather (IML). In Washington, DC in January, there’s another...

Pup Bolt’s Taking The Kinksters To School

Pup Bolt’s Taking The Kinksters To School

If you’re curious about getting tied up, being paddled, or any other ways to express your sexuality beyond what’s considered vanilla, even in this day and age there are limited resources available to learn. There are some great books out there, but that’s quite a time...

GaymerX: Blazing An Inclusive Trail For Queer Geekdom

GaymerX: Blazing An Inclusive Trail For Queer Geekdom

This is part of a series of profiles of conventions, local to Seattle and across the country, with missions that are relevant to the LGBTQ community. GaymerX is still the only LGBTQ convention intended uniquely for gamers, and it paved the way for many of the other...

Mr. International Rubber: Squeaky, Shiny People and Their Toys

Mr. International Rubber: Squeaky, Shiny People and Their Toys

A hearty band of souls gather together in Chicago each November, braving the often unrelenting cold, windy weather, to be among their brethren in the rubber community, a fetish based around wearing latex or neoprene clothing. People travel in from all over the country...

Flame Con: Burning Bright for Queer Comic Fans

Flame Con: Burning Bright for Queer Comic Fans

This is part of a series of profiles of conventions, local to Seattle and across the country, with missions that are relevant to the LGBTQ community. Most of the conventions we’ve covered thus far have focused on gaming, both tabletop and video varieties. But what...