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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.
Superhero Fetish: A Scene Growing Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

Superhero Fetish: A Scene Growing Faster Than a Speeding Bullet

Chances are, if you’ve encountered the fetish scene, your thoughts immediately turn to handcuffs, rope bondage and leather harnesses. But fetish is constantly evolving. Other gear has grown in popularity, such as spandex, neoprene and rubber. Role-play scenarios have...

GeekGirlCon: Supporting Women in Geeky Pursuits

GeekGirlCon: Supporting Women in Geeky Pursuits

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. One of the most prominent conventions in the country promoting diversity, and specifically women in geekdom and geek...

OrcaCon: We All Believe That Everyone Games

OrcaCon: We All Believe That Everyone Games

This the first of a series of profiles of conventions, local to Seattle and across the country, with missions that are relevant to the LGBTQ community. There’s a brand new gaming convention right here in the Pacific Northwest: OrcaCon, taking place January 8th-10th at...

A Queer Geek’s Guide To Seattle: 2015 Edition

A Queer Geek’s Guide To Seattle: 2015 Edition

Seattle is widely known as one of the geekiest places in North America (at the very least). Whether it’s due to the rain, the glut of software and game companies in the area, or some other factor, you’d be hard pressed to find a city with more game stores, arcades,...

Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to PAX Prime 2015

Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to PAX Prime 2015

If it’s August, and you’re a gamer, that can only mean one thing: PAX Prime. What started out as a humble Bellevue gamer con has grown into a massive gaming juggernaut, comprised of no less than four worldwide gaming conventions. Still, PAX Prime is the granddaddy of...

Galacticon: The Little Convention That Couldn’t

Galacticon: The Little Convention That Couldn’t

Galacticon 4 appeared on the Seattle events calendar only a few months ago. It's billed as the world's largest Battlestar Galactica Con, and presented an incredibly promising line-up, including a large number of cast members from both the original as well as the...

The Geeks At Night, Are Big And Bright, Deep In The Heart of Texas

The Geeks At Night, Are Big And Bright, Deep In The Heart of Texas

There’s been a recent trend, lately, towards more organized activities for queer folks who are also fans of geek media, whether that means video games, role-playing games, board games, science fiction/fantasy books, TV, films, anime, or other. Queer geeks have a...

High Heels and Leather: Pup Tugger Breaks the Mold

High Heels and Leather: Pup Tugger Breaks the Mold

The leather community has always had its shares of competitions and titles. In and near Seattle, we have the Washington State Mr. and Ms. Leather competition, Seattle Leather Daddy and Daddy’s Boy, Northwest Puppy, and others. One of the most famous in the country,...

Totally Unofficial International Mr. Leather Party List

Totally Unofficial International Mr. Leather Party List

International Mr. Leather is a huge gathering of kinky, primarily queer folks in Chicago, hosted this year at the Congress Plaza Hotel. While centered around a contest and crowning of a new title holder, it’s now equal parts play party and social gathering. There are...

Tyler Rush: Pup, Geek, and Porn Star

Tyler Rush: Pup, Geek, and Porn Star

If you’ve spent any time out and about in Seattle’s bar scene, or on one of a number of shared blogs and Tumblr sites, you’ve likely seen a striking, fit fellow wearing very little clothing. Too vague? I’m talking about Tyler Rush, also known as Pup Amp, a busy fellow with ties to a few different communities: geek, kink, and porn.

Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to Comicon

Totally Unofficial Queer Guide to Comicon

by Eric Starker So you’ve chosen your best, flattering spandex outfit (or maybe just an ironic nerdy T-shirt.) You’ve established what character you’re cosplaying as and from what timeline. All systems are go for your attendance at Emerald City Comicon. But wait –...

Suction:  Black Friday at the Eagle

Suction:  Black Friday at the Eagle

The fetish community in Seattle is a robust one. There’s always some fellows in harnesses hanging about at the Cuff or the Eagle, and you’ve probably seen some pup hoods and maybe a buttplug tail or two. Furries have a strong presence here. But men in shiny rubber are...